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Hiatus Over and Great News

Hello everyone! Thank you for sticking around while I got married and moved into an apartment. I aplogize for the late post today, but it is my birthday so... I can be lazy right? I noticed as I was gone that the blog still got some healthy traffic. Now that the hiatus is over there are some big things to look out for this month.
Chris and I were out at 4 AM for this shot.
Picture by Duke Johnson
Astro-photography is awesome!
First, next week the cosplayer feature will be up and we will be delving into a fun process I think everyone will enjoy. I am taking each interview and trying something new; focusing more on the process, skill sets, and professional use of skills learned through cosplay.

Second, some of my surprises upon returning have been a little slow in the making but sometime this month I plan on having (drum roll) a Tutorial Website and Collective going live. What is this? Well, I am working on tutorials based on my adventures in cosplaying that I would love to share with everyone. Collective? I hope to search for and find the best tutorial websites made by costumers and cosplayers alike. They will be on a page altogether with a brief summary of their work and amazing talents. What about The Stitch and Seam? The blog will still keep going and be linked from the tutorial website. There is no way I am giving this up, haha!

Thank you dear readers for sticking around and I promise you will see some very amazing talents and cosplayers. Keep your eyes open next week for the July Feature and more news as The Stitch and Seam grows.

By the way, Elrowiel of Green Jello cosplay is wonderful and made my wedding dress. The design is by me and she made it real. Thank you!

Dress Design: Myself, Mercedes Roberts
Dress made by: Elrowiel
Hair and Make-up: Lonnie and Keaton Braby
Photographer: Mary Roberts
Photo editing by: Michelle Roberts
Photo taken at The Castle in Layton, Utah

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