Masks

It feels a bit like the world is crumbling down around us. All responsible humans are locked in their homes as much as possible. Gone are the random trips to walk around the mall and visit the LEGO. The lack of facemasks available for the general public has created a surge of people making masks. …

Dragon Con 2018

DragonCon 2018!  This year Abels Innovations made our first cosplay commission! I learned so much during this project!  Last year at Dragon Con I spent quite a while talking with a friend about costuming, sewing, and the Captain Marvel flight suit I was wearing. By the end of the conversation I was offering to commission …

Daycare Bag

Part of sending Babels to daycare during the week is packing his bottles and food for the day. A standard practice is preparing the formula or breastmilk beforehand. Originally, I put them in a lunch box, but they often fell over during the car ride. Almost every day I was cleaning out spilled formula, or …

A New Home

We have moved! Abels Innovations has relocated to South Florida. This means I had to tear down my sewing area in Tallahassee and make a new one.  In Tally, James’s home office shared space with my crafting area. But literally until the day we actually moved, I had no idea what my new sewing area …

Creation in Chaos

Did you know that infant sleep cycles are only about 45 minutes long? So when #Babels does actually nap in his crib (rarely) I only get a small window of opportunity to sew. Sewing has become my stress relief mechanism. On the rare occasion the baby is asleep and I don’t have other more important …

Baby Blocks

During my few months of intense nesting during pregnancy, I decided to make some soft baby blocks for Babels. I’d made some of these before for a friend’s baby.  This was a scrap fabric project, I have a ton of scraps and random fat quarters of fabric, so I had most of the materials I …

Brendan Cosplay – Planning

With Babels going as Salamence and my Lucas costume being a bit well-worn, I’ve decided its time for a new Pokémon trainer costume. Since Salamence originated in Ruby and Sapphire, I’m going to go as Brendan, the male trainer from the games.In the past, I’ve created a bunch of cosplays with lots of help from …