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Hello all! I am a single mom who works full time. I knit, crochet, and sew and find that I am passionate about all three crafts. In my spare time, I love to make beautiful corsets and would one day like to make bespoke corsets.


Debating on my next skirt design, what features do you think I should add? 

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3 deviants said High in front, low in back
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2 deviants said Lace
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1 deviant said Pleats
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1 deviant said Bustle
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1 deviant said Ruffles, lots and lots of ruffles
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1 deviant said Layers
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1 deviant said knee length
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No deviants said Floor length

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Mourning

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:37 AM


October 21, 2014, my aunt has passed away due to cancer.  She was the one that inspired me to learn how to sew and to be a good, caring, person.  She has left a hole in my heart as well as in the heart of her daughters and husband.  Nobody will ever be able to replace her, for she was a loyal, kind, caring, sweet person that had only good things to say about life, and lived her life to the fullest.  Even moving to Arkansas to be with fellow artists and to live in a lovely area that inspired her.

The pain will fade, but the happy memories I have of her will continue to live on.  This morning, I received word that I will be receiving all of her crafting supplies.  This includes fabric and a variety of machines.  I am hoping to do her proud, and to use them to further my goal of starting my sewing business.  She will live on in my heart, and the hearts of her family.  I will celebrate her life with my sewing, and each piece that I finish will be a tribute to this amazing woman.



So, I have decided that if I manage to reach 150 likes on my FB page, www.facebook.com/nerdsandcorse… by October 31st, I am going to give away a custom piece worth up to $50 USD.  This will be my first ever giveaway that I'm doing on my page and would love it if I would be able to go through with it.  So please, if you are interested in winning a free custom made piece, go and like my page!

On that same note of liking my page, I have made the decision that I'm only going to be posting my WIP shots on there from now on.  I will only be posting completed shots of any of the pieces I make on my deviantart page from now on.  So if you want to see WIP shots, please, again, go like my FB page.  

I am in the process of trying to get my sewing business up and running, so each like that I receive on FB, each favorite that I receive here on dA is a step in the right direction.  It helps bring me closer to my goal as well as helps show new people what I'm capable of doing.  This is what I want to do with my life, and ALL of you can be a part of that, so please, all I ask is that you like my page, watch me on here, like/favorite my pictures, and share with your friends.

Thank you

-Nerds-and-Corsets

Preview of a skirt to come by Nerds-and-Corsets
Preview of a skirt to come
I'm getting ready to design my next skirt, and here is a lovely preview of the materials that I'll be using.  I have elastic, bias tape, five types of lace, an old sheet from Goodwill, and some upholstery fabric.  I bet you all can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Anxiety is real

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:28 AM


I normally wouldn't post something like this on here, but I feel the need to get something off of my chest.  Anxiety is real.  You can't see it, but that doesn't make it any less real than say a heart attack or a broken limb.  Living with anxiety is tough.  It can make day to day tasks near impossible to complete, can drain you emotionally and physically.

I have severe anxiety.  I used to be on medication for it, but have been medication free for three years now.  That doesn't mean the attacks are gone, and it doesn't mean I am better.  It just means that I would rather handle it on my own instead of relying on medications to alter the chemicals in my brain.

Right now, I am going through a bad period.  My anxiety flares up with little to no warning.  I make plans to work on a project, and anxiety looks at me and laughs.  "You want to work on your mom's Christmas present, or maybe on that new skirt design?  You aren't capable of doing that, nobody will like it.  You should just curl up in bed and cry."  That little voice is my constant battle.  I battle to remind myself that people do, in fact, love what I make.  That I am capable of doing these things.

There are times I feel like I'm being followed, watched, judged with each movement that I make.  It makes me sick to my stomach when I can't look a person in the eyes because I just know that they are watching me, judging me, waiting for me to make a mistake.  I hate going out in public when I can feel the looks.  Maybe it's because of what I'm wearing, maybe it's the judging happening, or maybe I'm just imagining it.  I don't know.  I'm too afraid to look up and say anything.  I'd rather look down at the ground, do what I need to, and return to the safety of my apartment.

I can count on my fingers how many times I have left the apartment for something fun this month that wasn't work or errand related.  I'd rather stay here on my laptop, talking to people online where I don't worry about them judging me as much.  Even right now, just the thought of going into work makes me anxious.  It makes me want to call in sick so I don't have to leave, don't have to deal with other people.  Yet I fight against it, I go into work and suffer silently until I'm able to run out those doors and head back to my safe spot.

The next time somebody tells you they have anxiety, don't make fun of them.  Let them know you are there for them and listen when they tell you what they need while they are having an attack.

Streampunk Skirt Version One Detail by Nerds-and-Corsets
Streampunk Skirt Version One Detail
Finally got around to doing some detail shots of my skirt design.  I used three different types of chain and two different types of rivets.  There are 24 handset two part grommets
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Placemat by Nerds-and-Corsets Green skirt with petticoat by Nerds-and-Corsets Blue Elise Shawl Close up by Nerds-and-Corsets



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Benni-M Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite :)
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KittySib Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the fave!:D
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DL2003 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Many thanks for the fave
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav!  :D
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Zulma-san Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Thank you very much for the favorite on my little fairies costumes. ^_^
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Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
You're most certainly welcome!
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sleepingFrog Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fav :)
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Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
You're welcome. :3
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Darthsandr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faves!
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Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
You are most certainly welcome!
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