Brenda Shannon

Brenda Shannon

@yarnalchemist

Martial Artist, model, nerd, knitter, crazy cat lady, otaku, LSG, social worker, geek

Brenda Shannon

@yarnalchemist


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So, Victorian hair style 1 ! How did I do? It's a @gothiclolitawigs @rockstarwigs Bella wig in black rose. The pearl accessories are from Claire's. It will be worn for a DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group Steampunk shoot at the Depot at Dr. Doolittle's. They have restored old train cars into dining halls and a pub for their restaurant. wig hair hairstyles wigs gothiclolitawigs iamdolluxe Bella pearls braids Victorian Steampunk Steampunkfashion

4 Days ago

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God bless wig conditioner! Working on some wigs and updo styles for our Steampunk Photoshoot coming up on Sunday. wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs bellacollection blackrose hairstyles Steampunk hair

4 Days ago
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HEY, SHEEPOVER GANG- I MISS YOUR FACES! 6 weeks until we meet again! I can't wait!! Sheepover marylandsheepandwool mdsw2017 TD Sheepover3RevengeoftgeStitch

5 Days ago

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The best part of seeing Beauty and the Beast at the Ritz Theater in Clearfield, my hometown, on Friday was finding the plaque my husband and I sponsored. I got to sit in the seat with our names on it. They had run a fund raiser at this tiny, family owned theater to fund the conversion to digital from film. We had spent so much time there when we were dating (and since then!) That we bought the chair/plaque. I love how my community rallied behind this small business to keep it thriving. selfie movies theater smallbiz smalltown Ritztheater Clearfield Pennsylvania beautyandthebeast Disney

7 Days ago

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When you're of protestant Scot heritage but you married an Irish Catholic, you compromise your St Patrick's Day look. selfie stpatricksday stpaddysday makeupoftheday theorangeandthegreen lularoeleggings

8 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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I got my hair cut today by @bodaciousdi and it's perfect! She's such a wizard because she somehow cut my hair and made it look longer and fuller! selfie makeup makeupoftheday beauty hair redhair haircut style

16 Days ago

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I hate winter. I hate being cold. But Damn, if the snow isn't pretty tonight! It's the heavy, wet kind that clings to the trees and power lines we're supposed to get up to five inches of snow overnight but honestly, I think we're in for more than that. home snow winter nature.Pennsylvania trees

16 Days ago

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18 Days ago

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Clearly, I'm twelve years old. This is way too amusing. pokemongo Pokemon teammystic Wtf silly cantmakethisshitup sudowoodo dancingtree gen2pokemon jazzhands

18 Days ago

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Make look for today. Urban Decay eyes and Too Faced lip. I was trying for a sunset kind of look. How did I do? makeup makeupoftheday beautybitches urbandecay eyeshadow purplelipstick selfie motd toofaced

19 Days ago

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Picked up a used Angelic Pretty dress for very cheap last week. The seller sent a rilakkuma blind box that was unopened (and very cute!). And she also sent a card that read, "HAPPY NEW DRESS DAY!" It's that little details and pleasantries that make me so happy to be a part of the Lolita community. Also, this may be the "sweetest" Lolita dress I've bought. Lolita sweetlolita countrylolita gingham pink angelicpretty lolitacommunity kawaii sweet cute dress

20 Days ago

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My boys are hanging out together tonight. Bagheera and R2 have a complicated relationship- Bagheera adores R2 and R2 generally just wants left alone. LOL. But sometimes, Bagheera wins and gets to cuddle his bestie. kitty cats catsofinstagram mainecoon fluffy floof blackcat kittycats kittycuddles happy love

20 Days ago

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I got my new @teeturtle shirts in the mail today and I think they go fairly well with my new @fabulegs leggings that also arrived today. I especially love how the Mighty Thor matches with the fluffy bunny leggings! Although sloths seem to fit Guardians of the Galaxy pretty well, too! happy silly leggings clothing nerdgirl geekgirls geekchic comfyclothes basic hashbrown teeturtle marvel bunnies whiterabbit sloth

21 Days ago

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So that one time I had a lunch date with Sasquatch. I wore my SPACE PANTS! and we got chocolate ice cream. Actually, Kim, Julia, Diana, and I went to tour the Train Depot at Dr Doolittle's for a future Steampunk Photoshoot. happy silly Wtf bigfoot sasquatch spacepants llr dork nerdgirl fun

24 Days ago

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I'm dead from the cute! R2 keeps leaving his tongue out! Tthhhbbb! kitty cat kittycat catsofinstagram mainecoon fluffy floof R2 silly LOL

26 Days ago

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Mei Mei's tiny toe beans. blackcat cat kitty catsofinstagram kittycat cute kawaii

27 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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I laid my fleece Hello Kitty blanket across our beanbag chair in the living room today. Mei Lin already loved to lay in out, now I don't think she'll ever leave! And yes, she is wearing a matching pink collar! kitty cat kittycat blackcat catsofinstagram hellokity cute pink kawaii

28 Days ago

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I think Lady Charlie likes my Easter decorating... Or is just putting up with it since it's on her chair. kitty cat catsofinstagram kittycat mainecoon fluffy floof bunny rabbit plushie amuse alpacasso loppy whiterabbit cute kawaii

28 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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So, ignoring the very yellow bathroom light, I always joke about how pasty white my skin is. How pale I am. That I combust in sunlight. You can see on the center of my chest that I have literally gotten a mild sunburn from spending the afternoon outside in Pennsylvania in FEBRUARY!! Given, it was 75°F/23.9°C today when it's typically -10°F/-23°C this time of year. I did go buy a new bottle of sunscreen today. SPF 100. This is a new low for me. What next? Burning in the moonlight? Maybe I really am a vampire? selfie sun sunburn paleskin Pennsylvania climatechange globalwarming sunshine sunny freakweather heatwave achievementunlocked glowinthedarkskin vampire LOL Wtf

29 Days ago

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Saw this sign tacked to a tree across the street from Clearfield Sheetz last night. I guess the president isn't the only one who subscribes to "alternative facts". Clearfield drugculture wtf ohmy alternativefacts drumph

30 Days ago

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I got to hang out with the most awesome kids today. Team Badger & the upper tier of Team Garthwaite. We went on a nice long walk in this beautiful spring-like weather. We even got to play at the school's playground. We also got to catch and hatch a few Pokemon along the way. kids friends family childhood juniataelementary school fun happy

30 Days ago

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Bagheera Joe is melting.... cat kittycat kitty blackcat catsofinstagram rescuecats housepanther junglebook

40 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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My husband got me roses for Valentine's day! They are so pretty! I love you Justin! (R2 photobomb) selfie love holidays valentines roses

40 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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Here's my nephew, Alex, with the hat that I knit him this year for Christmas! He picked out the yarn himself! The hat was super simple but I poured a lot of love into each stitch. I also hate making pompoms but I made an exception for him. I'm still struggling catching up to the fact that he's 13 years old and sent me a text thanking his 'Aunt Ninja' last night. I'm so proud of what a loving, quirky, talented, and intelligent young man he is becoming. family nephew knitting pompom teenager thisisthirteen love knitworthy happy

44 Days ago

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The girls are actually both on the bed at the same time! Usually Mei Lin can't stand to share it with Lady Charlie. cats cat kitty fluffy floof blackcat mainecoon

56 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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I'm liking my makeup today. The Urban Decay After Dark palette is just awesome. Such a variety of colors and they go so well together. I basically used all of the top row of shadows except the brown one. LOL. I lined with UD Mars pencil and finished with UD Perversion mascara. Lip is Colour Pop in "Kween". selfie makeupoftheday makeup motd urbandecay colourpop beauty

58 Days ago

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Lace and underbrush don't mix well. At least I only got seeds stuck in my dress and didn't actually snag it! A big thank you to @zadrabug for helping me get free and shooting this picture. Lolita gothiclolita metamorphose metamorphosetempsdefille nature gothloli thighhighs petticoat bonnet modeling model photography wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs marshmallowgirl oops selfie silly LOL blonde

59 Days ago

Brenda Shannon

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I did some pictures with @zadrabug yesterday up in St Marys, P.a. Elk County is really known for chainsaw carving so I was really excited to get my picture with these beautiful carvings. I am thoroughly in love with this Meta dress. It's so pretty! Lolita gothiclolita metamorphose metamorphosetempsdefille modeling model photography Pennsylvania elkcounty nature stmarys streetfashion gothloli gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs cosplay blonde marshmallowgirl floof lace bonnet dolly dolllife kawaii

61 Days ago

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When you convince your cosplay friend to try Lolita fashion with you... I'm always in awe of @zadrabug 's cosplay and fabrication skills. Follow her, she's amazing! Seriously! She is also the absolute sweetest friend and I am so happy that she relocated to my area of rural Pennsylvania so that we could become friends. Spending all day yesterday with her was good for my soul. Our passion for conventions and being part of fandoms we love brought us together and we have so many plans for the upcoming year so be on the lookout for more pictures of us. Lolita gothiclolita sweetlolita selfie classicLolita angelicpretty milkywayjsk pink lace purple bonnet metamorphose metamorphosetempsdefille models cosplay modeling females ladies women cute kawaii gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs blonde blackhair wig dolly dolllife friends

62 Days ago

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Getting my Lolita on today with @zadrabug I'm wearing my new to me Meta dress and an old Gothic Lolita Wig. selfie Lolita gothiclolita metamorphose gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs bonnet blonde dolllife streetfashion wig goth gothloli lace floof frills

63 Days ago

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Everyone knows I'm three crazy cat lady but I met my dream dog at a pet store today. This little girl is a very young English bulldog. If I could have her, she'd be Beatrice Bloomington the 8th (Bea B. 8). She was absolutely the most lovey, friendly puppy I've ever met. She was so snuggly with me despite three staff saying she was quite rambunctious. She happily greeted the other puppies in the store of all sizes and wasted to be pet by everyone including little kids. I wouldn't being a dog into my cats' home as it is now with R2 being blind, Mei being elderly, and Bagheera still recovering from being feral. That and we travel way too much to leave a doggy at home or boarded that frequently. But oh my, my heart really wanted to take little BB-8 home. pets pet dog doggy englishbulldog puppy love cute kawaii selfie happy dreamdog

70 Days ago

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Makeup of the day- Urban Decay Moondust palette, Kat Von D liquid lipstick in "Bachelorette". Wig is Gothic Lolita Wigs in boy cut short, teal. makeupoftheday makeup beauty selfie urbandecay katvond wig gothiclolitawigs tealhair shorthair glitter moondustpalette sparkle liquidlipstick redlips

74 Days ago

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I got a circle light to clip on my makeup mirror and it also works on my phone. It's so bright, the mostly blind kitty is fascinated by it. Oh, R2, you silly cat. selfie silly cat kitty fluffy floof mainecoon nerdy nerdgirl makeup LOL blindcat

74 Days ago