My Scrapbooking ventures

I have done a lot of different things since I posted last, I just haven’t had the time to post much. I have had work, and I have played a lot of Final Fantasy XIV (still doing : D) but now that summer is coming, and vacation is just around the corner, I thought I should just try to post a few more things here.

First I will try to show some pictures of my adventures in Scrapbooking! I know I posted some about it earlier, but I’ll try to tell and show a little more of it now.

Some of the basic sets I bought later, because even if the book I bought with the first set was good, it was really small, one of these had a medium book, that seemed better for me to use at journaling.

Some of the basic sets I bought later, because even if the book I bought with the first set was good, it was really small, one of these had a medium book, that seemed better for me to use at journaling.

I always just thought scrapbooking looked really boring, and I mostly saw it as making pretty family albums or just more hardcore cards. But I found

I bought a set at Panduro first, with how to books, and all you needed to start, I also got a lot of things beside that, so I think I got broke the first time I started XD

I bought a set at Panduro first, with how to books, and all you needed to start, I also got a lot of things beside that, so I think I got broke the first time I started XD

out I could actually do more with it than that, when my little brother’s girlfriend started wanting to make a scrapbook journal. I raided Panduro when I got back home that summer, and got all the journaling stuff I thought looked cool. After that I realized I sadly am not one for journaling. But, on the other side, I like making stories. And what better to give a fairy tale feel with, than fantasy filled scrapbook art?

I already posted some pictures from my original story book idea that I were working on as a gift for my niece. I weren’t able to finish it for christmas because of lots of work, but I will still work on it as time goes, and hopefully it will be finished while she can still enjoy it. Someone also told me it could be a good idea for a children’s book, so who knows?

Other than that I started working on an original short fairy tale story based on my own stories. I even bought a really pretty album with a fairy tale theme, together with the background papers that came along with it. It has everything from dragons, fairy tale quotes, to really fantasy inspired designs, and I know I will get to use most of them in time. I also bought a lot of different design papers at different shops in town, and I feel quite pleased with a lot of the things I have gotten. Stamps with ABCs on them, and different stamp colors. A lot of smaller design papers to use in different ways, and also lots of pretty things to put on to make the designs even more unique.

To be able to do something smaller as well, that I can just really focus on, and then get it done without feeling like I have hundred more things to do with it, as an eventual book would do, I also started a small project. A sort of series with one picture done at a time. It will be a series of unique ideas, all linked together with it being about the characters from my books. So basically each of them gets one verse, and one page to their unique personality and story. So far I have only made one, but I really liked how it ended up.

 

 

 

 

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Once upon a early start on gift season

I am usually the sort of person that uses a lot of time during Christmas to get people gifts. I enjoy getting gifts myself, but because I am over 18, I don’t get much from not close family anymore, and most of my friends lives too far away. So my satisfaction, is to give gifts to the people I care about and hope they enjoy it. I think I each year actually tell them to not open any gifts from me before I am standing before them so I can see if they like it. (I am so sorry family XD)

Last year I found out something new and fun to do, and that was to make the gifts. I have a lot of fabric, so I made table runners and decorative stuff to have for christmas. I at least hope people liked it ^-^.

This year I have started on some other projects, which I will not tell of here, since most of the people getting them know me on facebook and will then sort of know what they will get for Christmas. But there is one special gift I am making this year, that will be a challenge at least, and I am quite sure she does not have a facebook yet.

My little brother’s girlfriend started doing scrapbooking during the summer, and when I got back to Bergen, I might have raided Panduro, and then Nille…. and then hobbykjellern… and then more Panduros, and then all the Nilles…. So now, I have a really big collection of various paper and stuff to make scrapbooks. I then found a really nice album, and ordered a pretty one with lots of fairy tale papers from America.

So, since I love fairy tales, I decided to try and make a original fairy tale book, with scrapbooking and soft pastell colors on black, for my youngest niece, and about my youngest niece.

So far I have just done a little, but I hope I can get it done for Christmas ^.^

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Why I write

Ever since I learned to write I can remember writing. As a kid I would cut up my drawing papers and make my own little note book where I wrote the long awaited sequal to Roald Dahl’s Witches, or I would get drawing books  from school and make lines, for then to continue the stories of Jill Valentine after the T-virus was defeated the first time.

I remember starting my own stories and letting my close friends read them ever since I entered high school. To hear them want to read more made me happy, it was like I was sharing a deep secret that only they could ever understand. I wrote adventures that I read to my little brother when I put him to bed and we felt like we were both on adventures, my brother even cried at times, as his favorite characters faced dangers it seemed they would not recover from. Those are still our stories, and we have never let anyone else read or listen to them, and I know we never will.

But as the times went by, I started to develop my writing a little, and I started writing more in english, something that had left me, if I can say so myself, quite good with understanding english. I started to dare write more dramatic, and I kept writing even harder. I felt like if I just continued, something great would come, something amazing.

Then, around 10 years ago, I started writing a really dark story, and I kept writing it when I could, adding more and more layers until I almost fell in love with my own characters. They were my babies, I had created them and I cared for them, let them grow up, and let them progress as I felt they should. But there was something not right yet, there was like something was missing, something amazing.

That amazing thing started around that same time, all those years ago, I just didn’t know it yet. I hadn’t formed it into the right thing yet. It hadn’t become amazing yet.

With my brother and my cousin I went out to try and create adventures when we found ourselves bored one summer, and we made our own characters to play. I found the name from a manga I read at the time, gave one name to my brother’s character, and the other to my own. A naive creation, a seemingly failure driven wizard, haunted with only knowledge and no luck.

iconNoin Celestine.

From an innocent and carefree start, a new universe started to expand. My old stories got new form, as I added the blue haired menace of a wizard into all the stories. As a side character or as a unseemly hero. He grew with me, I went to University with him, and he changed as I changed, for good and for bad.

I think I could let someone read my stories through the ages, and they would see how my mentality changes through my stories, through my characters and through how happiness tends to change to darkness. In the start I wrote a happy start for Noin, where he lived a good life and ended up with the Lord of Destiny, who he became apprentice for and learned magic. But as I redid the story around 10 years later, it turned dark and even his time as an apprentice had its dark sides. No longer alone with his Master, but also with a group called the Reapers, all different people with different values in life, and each their dark side.

But through all that darkness, each of them showed that they could face the light. I think I grew and learned that people are not always kind and gentle, I was no longer naive about life, but I wished so hard for kindness that I would stick to all the darkness until at least a shred of light could be salvaged. Until a smile was saved, I would not let it go.

Through hundreds of different stories, with hundreds of different characters and thousands of words, I searched for light, and it was always found. People would find each other, and people would laugh and be happy, and I would find myself smiling and being happy with them. When they cried I would now and again cry with them! But still, even if everyone else were happy, I would always somehow break Noin in the end. If he was happy he would tear everything apart, if he was happy he would break the world down and be left with nothing. In the end, he ended up as nothing but a watcher, that could only watch his loved ones be happy and be sure to keep them happy. He gave everything for his loved ones, and was left with nothing himself. We will never get anything back.

As a person that has always tried my best to do everything right, I help people, and often don’t ask for anything back. I listen to people and try to support them if I can, and through the years I have noticed that most of the time, I get nothing back, and a lot of times I seem to stand back alone, without anything to show for my time, or any sign of gratitude at all. It is like people grab a part of my being each time, and in the end only my essence stands back, and it gets more and more tiering each time. Like I am slowly fading away, and want to scream for someone to notice. I am here. This is me. Listen to me back, please.

But I thankfully have someone who listens, and lends me their strenght, and my way of thanking them is by borrowing their virtues. My cousin’s amazing personality for the villains that just wants to be evil because they can. My first roomate’s playful yet serious demeanour that fit perfect with how Noin’s Master eventually ended up after I lived with her for three years. And my second roomate’s gentle and kind personality she put into her own characters that she let me use for my Reapers.

Through the years I have understood, that Noin is me, and I am Noin. The stories and the character change with my life, and I cannot let him be really happy, because I myself still has yet to reach that. I can write the part of it well, but it will just be an illusion until someone comes along and spreads a neverending happiness in my soul. Until then I will live strong on the kindness of others and the universe of my own creation.

I write because I am nothing without it. I am a silent person normally, and my stories is my voice. It is how I try to let others see my vision and views. My entire life I have been plain, and easy to overlook. I am average at everything, and never really outstanding. I draw, but don’t really feel like I am amazing at it. I sew, but don’t feel like it is any good. I write, but the sad fact is that I have never been outstanding in it. Never once have a teacher taken out my hand ins and read it to the class, never have I even gotten a good grade on a story.

I write to let my voice out, but until I feel strong enough to scream out, no one will ever know these amazing stories as I do, no one will ever know who I am, no one will listen and when my time is over, all I want is for someone else to know who Noin is, and who his precious people are, because, then I at least know I will never be forgotten.

Because, what I have learned from my writing, is that even if a lot of people you meet on the way can suddenly stop talking to you, and even if people go away and leave you alone. Never regret the moments! Live with the memories, and never forget the fun times! All the pain is worth it then, as long as it leaves good memories, if it just leaves sad memories, it was not worth it.

Be happy, be creative! Let no one bring you down, and you can create an universe!

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W.I.P: Noin jacket almost done!

Well, i have been talking about making my own Noin costume for a long time, and now I have finally gotten started and am soon done! I got to do a lot on it in the summer vacation back home with my family, and it was really fun!

This is what I started with, I did my best to get all of it right, and when it was all put together the only problem I had is that I have a fair bosom XD But I didn’t really care, since Noin is a boy, and I have bought a lot of bandages to pull my chest in XD.

I also didn’t like the arms and collar on this, and I also decided to put on a lot more stuff to make it more special XD

Ah, the beginning, when it all seemed so difficult and the end seemed so far away!

Then I got the entire base gone trough summer vacation! Or most of it. Still didn’t have the collar or the arms finished, but I were really proud about the frills=)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, this has been a post with a lot of pictures XD Ended up watching other things and didn’t get to write so much XD

Will put a brooch on the jabot, and then arrange the arms right! After that it is over to the top hat!!!

Mail goodies!!

First off, I did not go to Japan, I got into Hokkaido, but I didn’t go because of different reasons. I have mixed feelings about it, I am happy that I didn’t have to go trough all the things I needed to do for the travel and move, but on the other side I am sad that I won’t be going, even thou I know that there would be little chance of me acctually being able to get trough a year with classes only in Japanese. Now I am taking the one year course in history to get my free study points and I am trying to find a job so I can get more money for when I am done here! But other than that:

Yay! I got my first package today! I have ordered a few things when I got money again! (But since I want a Cintiq 12, I were also smart and have put a lot of money into a savings account, and I hope that I will have enough to buy one for myself for christmas and also have money to spare for the time after school is over!)

I ordered two really cheap cross stitch kits from a chinese seller on ebay, and I think I might get them next week or something. (Which means I have one week to at least finish the one I am working on now XD) I will show you pictures of them when they come=)

I also have ordered a school book, that I really need XD I et my first hand in task tomorrow XD

Other than that I have become a member of Sylvanian families fanclub in Norway, and am waiting for the member gift ^-^. (I’m a kid at heart! That is my excuse!)

But today I got my first packet! It was the Sound Horizon Marchen DVD!!! I were too late to get the limited edition, but that is ok ^-^. And since it was cheaper than buying from Outland, I also ordered the newest magazine of “ゴス・ロリ”(Gothic lolita), since I had so much fun with the Noin jacket I were making, I decided to just start collecting them. It has a lot of inspiration, and also, for that many patterns for unique clothes, under 18 dollars are really cheap.

I have made a lot of manly costumes, but I wonder if I should try and make a dress one day? The good thing with Noin is that he is quite flexible XD

The Marchen DVD comes with two disks, one with one type of sound and the other with another type of sound (I am so smart!) Most of it is written in german so I don’t know a thing of what stands there XD.

It comes with japanese subtitles, but it only appears when they speak german.

If you have downloaded the consert, you can go to the international sound horizon fan page, white crow, and you can get the subtitles in english! It was really helpful!

Other than that I am hurt again, I have walked too much in bad shoes and my foot went owie… But I am using creme on it and walk as much as I can to get to school, then it goes owie on the way back home (*Random adorable crying eyes begging for attention and love*). I might have to get to the doctor next week if it don’t get better.

I am almost done with my Noin costume, and I will make a blog post with the details of my awsome sewing work soon, and I will also make a post with what I think about the Marchen consert, and also the new things I found out thanks to it! I think I understand the deal with Elizabeth and why she had to call her brother for father.

I will come back to that soon=) I’ll just leave you with a little tease:

 

 

 

 

Started up a new blog XD

This will be really fun! It is basicly a blog for the characters from my destiny reapers story, and it will be updated each time that I plot something new for them XD I got some help from some of the characters themselves to write and comment, so Noin won’t have to do all of it alone XD

Noin will draw a lot of things to not leave the blog too boring, and he is really hoping for some comments ^.^

 

WIP – Noin Celestine 1

Well, I am working hard! (not true :P)

First I cut out all the parts I needed. I were so afraid that I had cut something wrong, since the fabric isn’t the same texture on each side.

(The pattern is for four different kinds, I will go with the A and B since that is the women size :P)

(Everything is cut out and ready to go!)

I cut out everything last night, and started to sew today (When it was saturday :P) and my fingers are so red and hurting! Gah I need some protection! the fabric is so hard to get the needle trough!

But I worked hard and now the form is done XD

I decided to make it look a little better than I usually do, and I have arranged the borders a little better, it don’t really look nice inside anyway, but it don’t stand out at least. And the outside looks a little better ^.^:

After that I started to sew on the front, and my fingers still hurted, so I took it slow XD, but here is the end result of the day:

(And please don’t mind the bathroom or various stuff hanging around XP)