Miss Tess


Back from Crafty Bastards

Wahoo!! I’m back, finally, from Crafty Bastards! I’m still recovering. After I left DC I went to Boston to prep for the Firefly Festival where I was hosting DIY Costumefest 2008, holla. This involved cutting about 450 yards of tulle into 3″ stripsfor the people to make tutu’s!! Tutu’s pics forthcoming. For now, let’s talk about CB’s!!

It was a great show, lots of fun and tons of awesome people! I finally got to meet my long time internet friends Spooky Daddy and Spooky Mama!

I totally didn’t get a picture with them, I’m such a dork! Whenever Spooky Daddy would come over to interview me with Uncle Loomis or just say HI it got totally nutso and crowded. Which is juuust fine with me. I demand a rain check though!!

Another fun internet meet up happened, this time with pics! I guess I’ve been pretty quiet on my flickr about my new business, my long time flickr friend Lollyknit totally didn’t know i was going to be there! Lookit her all classy and put together. Lookit me all….crazy like.

Lollyknit and me!

You know what’s even weirder than weird?? Her sister lives in the same town as me. Crazy. She’s moving soon but hopefully Miss Lolly will be down there before then and we will ROCK the Trent River coffee Shop like there is no tomorrow.

I wish I’d gotten a few pics of my new friend Ariel, I stayed at her house via couchsurfing.com and had a great time talking to her about politics, gender politics, and human flesh grown in petri dishes. She also fed me amazing vegan cupcakes and vegan mac and cheese. One of the best 6 hour stays I’ve ever had!!

I also didn’t get pics of my friends Bonnie, Kate and Skye who I stayed with in Baltimore. They came down to New Bern and hung out with me in February, and we’ve become friends. I had a great time talking about art, the meaning of live, and music. Next time I’m up that way I’m SO hanging out with them, a great time was had by all especially if you gauge things by the hangover I had.

That’s all I can think about as far as notable events goes, other than my circus tent breaking and me needing to scramble at the last second to get a display set up. And not to mention my extremely anti-climatic run in with the judicial system of our country. I had to appear in court for a 78 in a 55mph speeding ticket the Friday I left for DC, and the court was 2 hours away. I was expecting the BOOK to be thrown at me. Jail. License revoked. Tearful pleadings to the judge about how I was shown no leniency because of my pink hair. Instead…I sat in pews for an hour. Then the District Attorney gave me a piece of red paper and said that I have to go to Defensive Driving School. I’ll probably get charged like 500 bucks for the “Consultation”, but I have a court date far in the future so hopefully I’ll be able to save some dough for that.

Anyway, enough of that chat…let’s bring on the pics!!

Ma Booth. I had a white tent with black polka dots. My whole tent was going to look like a circus. Instead…it was this, which worked considering the left secondness of it all!

Ma Booth, let me show it to you

Ma Sign. Sam painted it, saved my life!! Lesson learned: sometimes it’s okay to hire help for tasks that you a. aren’t good at and b. don’t have time to do:

Ma Sign, let me show it to you

My self portrait of the day, reflections from inside a mutant aliens eye:

365 Eye See You

What I wore, isn’t that rainbow visor FIERCE!!!!!

Wardrobe Remix day 166

Now for some STUFF!!! These little guys were very popular and loved. They are mutant alien pouches. They have a loop sewn onto the back so you can wear them on your belt. I don’t know about you, but when I’m out and about I tend to lose things and I HATE carrying a purse if I’m dancing. So, voila, my solution to the problem! Plus they are adorable, each has it’s own personality.

Alien Mutant Belt Patches all in a row

Here’s a pouch or two close up, aren’t they adorable??! My friend Sara has the purple one 🙂 I really should ask her what she named it. I call the 2nd guy “Fredrico” but whoever owns it can call it whatever they want!

Alien Belt Pouch!

Alien Belt Pouch!

Eyeball brooches. People didn’t realize what they were until they saw the sign. Weird!

Eyeball Brooches

Mutant Alien Bags. Some have had unfortunate accidents or grotesque mutations. A few are just very, very near sighted. I just love the idea of aliens with glasses.

Mutant Alien Bags

Here’s another purse close up, mutant alien jellyfish! I love him. Even though his tentacles totally look like udders.

Alien Jellyfish Purse

Here’s one of my embellished alien tops. I have a few that sold that I don’t have pics of!! This one is still available. I might keep it for myself!! The mannequin is also modeling a completed tutu kit. I love this color and I’m out!! I gifted the tutu to my friend Laura at Firefly so I guess i need to order more!!

Alien Squid Top

Okay this is Miss Tess signing out!! I’ll hopefully have the shop up and running in the next week. I only have about 1/2 of my stuff left but I’ll do what I can! Tutu Kits! Aliens! Dresses! And More!!

xoxoxo Miss Tess

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