When I’m Not Writing…

…I’m a professional clothes wrangler. I love my Victorian-inspired clothes. I adore them. Thing is, they can be tricky to store. I’ve got several trunks in my room, all sorts of plastic containers, little hatboxes – it never seems to be enough. Never mind the fact that I can be a bit of a slob, tossing things down and forgetting about them for ages. Now that I’m wearing ever more Victorian dresses, I need to come up with efficient ways to care for and store more of them. So I decided to whip up a quick organizer for at least some of my hair accessories, to start with.   (Help! We’re being smushed!)   I decided I wanted to get the fascinators out of the trunk and put the headbands in there. I had an old picture frame...

When I’m Not Writing…

…I’m gluing things to other things. I’m obsessed with decoden. It’s just so over the top and gleefully ridiculous. I’m happily above the age of majority, but adorable decoden pieces somehow cause me to revert to my inner eighties child (“OMG IT’S SOMEHOW BOTH GLOWY NEON AND SUGARY PASTEL”). They also appeal to me as a wannabe Victorian (“DECORATE ALL THE THINGS!“). Seeing as this is my debut year, back in January I put all of my craft supplies in a huge trunk out in the garage. I knew that I’d have little time to sit around and make things. Still, I got the itch a few weeks ago, so I decided to give decoden another go. I’d already made one piece using a kit a few years ago. Behold – the...