It’s fate, I tell ya

I now have the cheapy version of grommet setter thingys and a bunch of grommets. They are however useless because before I had the punch set in hand …

I got caught up chatting with the Tattooed clerk at the shop … again. LM went with me and was antsy. I said to him that I was almost finished and we would go get lunch in just a minute. This set Tattoo girl off on a tangent about …

The tiny Vietnamese restaurant across the street and their fabulous Pho. She informed me that if I was not in the mood for beef I could also get duck …and well … we know how I feel about duck. As if that were not enough I was also told that the proprietress has a thing for cake. “She will bring you the perfect piece of cake that you didn’t even know you wanted.”

Oh yeah … I smell a field trip …


Today I am grateful for: extraordinary levels of patience
Today’s funny moment: The German-born clerk calling her husband a nazi
Training: 5 hours
Water: 4 liters
Corset: 23.75am, 23.5pm

TMI Tuesday: Will You Marry Me?

1. Do you believe in marriage?
Yes. It is not for the faint of heart and it takes an enormous amount of work. Too many people think that planning the wedding is the hardest part … they are so very wrong.

2. Have you ever proposed marriage or been proposed to marry? What happened?
I said no.
I said no.
I said yes and married him.

3. What would be your dream way of proposing marriage?
Since I’m a female who holds with gender tradition as far as marriage proposals, I’m going to swap this around and say “What is your dream proposal?” I have always been a huge fan of over the top wedding proposals. I adore surprises. I especially love it when they are a big production with enormous amounts of forethought and planning like this and this.

4. What would be your nightmarish way of proposing marriage?
Again, with the perspective flip … having an engagement ring tossed into my lap while watching TV on the couch. “Here, I thought you might want this.”

5. Mainstream society has engagement rings; in your opinion, what token should be given to signify engagement?
I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the engagement ring. I am not traditional with the stones, however. I’ve never understood the allure of diamonds. I think there are far prettier stones out there. If I have to wear a ring for the rest of my life then it should be something I want, not something dictated by society. (Yes, I do see the contradiction in those statements.)

6. What do you think would have happened to cause someone to have “Will you marry me?” on the back of their caravan?
I’m sure it was someone’s idea of a creative proposal. After the big day they decided to leave it there.

Bonus: Tell us about someone you would have proposed to but never had the chance/opportunity.
I would have proposed to him without hesitation. He did not want children. I left him instead.

See who else is playing here.

Danger! Danger, WIll Robinson!

I had a delightful evening … I spent roughly three hours putting together a mock-up of a hood. I can’t believe how much easier a hood is than either the bra or the bondage booties.

By the time I was finished I was positively giddy. The Leather Crafter site has three different patterns for fitted female hoods. If making the hood in leather is as easy is making it in the canvas I use for mock-ups, I plan on making all of them.

I must have been quite the sight popping in and out of the bathroom for the fittings. It was pretty amusing when I realized that I was standing in front of a mirror fitting a hood that I could not see out of. I’ll admit I was a bit panicky when making adjustments to the face to be sure it’s very tight, given that there are no holes of any kind on the hood yet. I don’t know how I’m going to manage doing the final fitting in leather with no light or air. Bah! What’s life without challenges, right?

I can see this leather craft thing becoming all kinds of addicting.

Today I am grateful for: leather … delicious, buttery soft, leather
Today’s funny moment:
Training: 5 hours 10 minutes
Water: 4 liters
Corset: 23.75am, 23.5pm


I was going to write but I get to talk to You instead. (Weee.)


Today I am grateful for: awareness
Today’s funny moment: “Do you feel ok? Cause you’re looking kind of pale”
Training: 45 minutes
Water: 4 liters
Corset: 23.5am, 23pm


I had a quiet day today. I procrastinated in bed far longer than I was able to justify because I didn’t want to get up and deal with the teenager.

The boys went out to turn the jungle into something resembling a lawn. I put in my iPod, my “Do Not Bother Me” billboard, and went about my day.

I’m essentially finished with the leather bra. I have to figure out the back closure and adjust the shoulder straps for fit then it will be done. I’ll have to sleep on a closure solution.

Everything else I have in my head requires tools of some sort for eyelets, buckles, snaps, punctures etc. I’m thinking since I won’t be able to finish any of the projects I have in mind, I may as well get started on the hood mock-up. I’ll most likely tackle that on Monday. I can’t exactly do the necessary fittings with DH at home… well I *could* but I’d rather not have him blow a gasket and possibly decide I don’t need to travel this Summer.

Today I am grateful for: my iPod
Today’s funny moment: “Don’t you want wash board abs and rock hard pecs?” …. “No! I want a flabby gut and saggy man-breasts!”
Training: 5 hours
Water: 4 liters
Corset: 23.75am, 23pm