I drew this picture of myself as The Big Boo from the Super Mario Bros. franchise as a possibility for a Halloween costume. In the end, I decided to be Super Mario himself, instead. Perhaps I’ll sew this costume at some point in the future 👻
Friday, 27 November 2020
Thursday, 26 November 2020
My fitness journey has led me to become a personal trainer. My love for fitness was reignited when I competed in my first obstacle course race (ORC) called a Spartan Sprint. Since then, I’ve completed in several more Spartan Races, a Tough Mudder and various running races - mostly 5km and 10km. But recently I also completed my first-ever half-marathon.
I’ve been training hard outdoors and at the gym with my own personal trainer in order to prepare for the 2021 race season. This is a picture of me holding a really heavy kettlebell.
Monday, 18 May 2020
Saturday, 16 May 2020
The first thing I did was replace the buttons. I had a few of the buttons I wanted to use, but not enough, so I had to re-order them online. The buttons cost $1.00 each.
Next, I removed and redesigned the sleeves. I cut off about nine inches of the original sleeve and replaced it with a black, stretchy, embroidered fabric I had in my stash.
I removed the shoulder pads (this isn't the 1980's!) and added some trim to the shoulders.
Lastly, I adjusted the fit and re-assembled the jacket.
Adding the original price of the jacket from the thrift store and the buttons, this jacket refashion cost me $12.99.