Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2013 review and wishes for 2014

It has been a bit of a mixed bag of a year. Lots of changes and some challenges both in work and in play (click on the images to go to the related post).

I submitted my PhD theses and passed my viva!

I had an article published in a real printed magazine:

I got a new job and my husband and I relocated to Tunbridge Wells:

I had a go at stand up comedy:

I learned to make my own clothes:

Although I've done less in terms of cosplay this year I have managed to make my first costumes completely from scratch which is something I am immensely proud of.


I've also managed to expand my vintage clothing collection with some really beautiful dresses:


I also found out that I needed glasses!

And I lost my blonde streaks and had a large portion of the length of my hair chopped off:

New years resolution
Moving away from home I have managed to gain a bit of weight, lets just say this is likely due to a less active job, and a lack of self control. I'm pretty disappointed in myself if I'm honest and I realised that if I want to cosplay successfully then I need to take better care of my figure (aside from all the health reasons). Because of this I want to try and get things back in check and shed a few pounds. I'm hoping by putting it on here that it will help me stick to it. Hopefully you will be able to support me in this.

I also have big plans for my cosplay this year. Here are a few costumes I hope to make in the new year:

That's it for now, I hope you're having a good new year and that the rest of 2014 brings you lots of happy times!


  1. I love the idea of cosplay and like you I would like to slim down a bit in hopes of sewing more without having to constantly take it in or let it out. Happy 2014!!!

    1. I'm so sick of body mass playing such a big part in my life. I started sewing to get things to fit properly, but now some things I've made don't fit at all. Time to make a change I think.

  2. What a wonderful set of accomplishments for last year. Congratulations on your PhD. This is a major milestone in itself!

    1. Thank you Joanna, its comments like that that let me know that it's been worthwhile :)

  3. Love your new dresses and seeing the costumes you come up with. Inspired me to get my needles and thread out again. Having the time to sort through the contents of my house has reminded me how much fabric i have lying around. :-)


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