Coffee time onesie

Finished up another onesie a little bit ago and just now took some pics.  My love of a good cup of coffee is all over this one. I went in for the Black Friday fleece sale and got the fabric at 70% off so this was nice and affordable. Materials came to something just over $20 for both fabrics and zipper. An excellent deal to have my garments actually cover my long arms and legs properly.
This time I tried out a permanently attached flat hood with trim. The leopard print one I made has a detachable one. I wanted to see if I would like a hood that will keep my neck and head warm. I totally do!

 

 

This should be my last one as now I have a collection of 3 which is enough to rotate out for the winter. I like to wear a shirt and shorts under them so they can be worn a couple times between washings.

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Sailor Moon Gashapon Locket Set 2

A 2nd set of lockets were announced by Bandai! This time they it isn’t strictly Sailor Moon/Chibi’s henshin brooches. Also included are the Star Locket and Sailor V’s crescent compact. That’s a real treat for fans who couldn’t get their hands on those items back in the day and can’t now cause of the price. I’ve luckily got both so there is a size and color comparison at the end.

Lets open them up.

 

 

コズミック・ハート・コンパクト Cosmic Heart Compact
In this set is an alternate color. This one is deep red instead of dark pink. I prefer the red so I’ll probably sell the pink one at some point. No use having both really. Also the little cabochons look better on this one.

 

 

エターナル・ムーン・アーティクル Eternal Moon Article
This one is special. It’s the only one with a painted inside due to the outside being transparent. The color is a rather nicely done rainbow metallic.

 

 

プリズム・ハート・コンパクトPrism Heart Compact
ChibiMoon’s first brooch. It’s got a pretty well done pink crystal and gold band that I like.

 

 

コンパクト Compact
Sailor V’s weapon of choice. Here in North America they released it as a toy and didn’t give any explanation of how it was tied to Sailor Moon. The full sized one has a ring inside you can take out. The remake here has the jewel but you can’t remove it.

 

 

オルゴール Orgel
Known as the Star Locket here this was quite the coveted item back in the day. This smaller toy lacks the wind up song apparatus and the full sticker decoration inside. Interestingly enough the back has the mold for the wind up just like the full size toy. Well detailed shell and the crescent inside can spin.

 

 

Now for a couple comparison shots. On the left are the original 90s toys.

 

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Finally a clean closet

This past spring I came upon the teachings of Marie Kondo which basically says you should only own things that bring you joy. Thinking of my long contentious relationship with clothing I decided that it was time to only own things that bring me joy. I had so many old things that just didn’t fit, had tiny stains or holes I couldn’t repair, and were just things I held onto for no discernible reason.

First thing I did was empty my entire closet into the living room. I took out stuff I flat out hated first. Didn’t matter if someone gave it to me or not. Next was stained items, beyond repair items, stuff that would never fit or didn’t look good on me, ect. I came upon some things I could modify like turning dresses from my teens into skirts.

It took a while and I gave myself that time to cement what I was trying to do. It would be no use to rush and regret. I felt like taking my time with saying bye made sure I was certain these things could go. In the end I fully packed 2 large trashbags and took them down to Goodwill.

Next I separated Spring/Summer from Fall/Winter clothing. I used to do this as a kid and I stopped cause I lived in FL and that pretty much had so little winter wear it made no sense to separate it. But here in GA it actually gets cold so I have a lot more bulky things that it makes sense to divvy them up again. So all the winter wear went into 4 space bags and let me tell you it made everything so much neater. It left room for purses and hats.

All in all it was so worth it. Best of all it let me see what I really wear and what I lacked. Getting dressed is far less of a chore.  Now I have room for pieces I like, items that make me feel joy.

 

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