Monday, October 24, 2011

Velvet Bows

A quick outfit shot ♪

Sorry if my outfits are too similar (u_u)

I will try to get better soon. 

It is still to hot to layer much (90 degrees F and it's almost November!)

My bow ♥

Instax Photos

Please forgive me for not updating much u_u;;
I promise to post much more soon!
Here is just a quick update of some of the pictures I have taken using my Fujifilm Instax 7s Mini camera

My wall and my puppy

My friends and around the house

These are from the trip I took to see my honey this weekend ♥
Stay tuned for more posts in the near future! ♪

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quick Sales ♫

Hi everyone! This is a quick shameless self- promotion of my sales. I'm selling a Mori-style apron, Odd Fellows collars and a Wonder Rocket cardigan plus other goodies here.

For sale at link above!

Monthly Challenge Theme: Pompoms

This month's theme is obviously inspired by Wonder Rocket's wonderful beret ♫

Pompons are not only cute on berets, try using them on hair elastics, fringe around collars and jackets, cellphone/bag charms or even cute earrings~ Fawn & Doll has made a cute and easy tutorial to make your own Wonder Rocket inspired beret. (The berets themselves can be found quite cheaply on Ebay).

From Moss Garden

From Fawn & Doll

I don't remember exactly who all of these photos belong to, so please comment so I can add proper credit!

Also, you can make a tiny cute rabbit ♥

Have fun and don't forget to comment with your results!

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Lifestyle Ideas

  • As the weather becomes cooler, consider volunteering your time to those who will be the most effected (such as the homeless or the animal shelter)
  • Make a festive door wreath out of autumn leaves and acorns
  • Start thinking of your Hallowe'en costume! (I'll post an inspiration list soon)
  • Two words: Pumpkin. Everything. (i.e. pie, tea, spice, ice cream, basically anything and everything)
  • Decorate your room with small decorative pumpkins and gourds of different colors and textures
  • Since autumn is basically the season of food, why not theme an outfit around your favorite? Think not only of motifs, but colors and textures as well~
  • Get lost in an old fashion corn maze
  • Scarves, scarves scarves!
  • Munch on traditional Hallowe'en/autumn candies like candy apples, caramels and rice crispies
  • Try making your own jam from scratch. The simplest way is to much up fruit, add sugar and wait till it comes to a boil. I'm not very skilled yet, so look up sealing and important things like that ^_^ (We just started a jam club at my school, that's why I'm so enthusiastic)

Shopping, Dying and Sewing

Hello ♪ Sorry for the late update, college applications insist on consuming my life and any speck of free time I once previously enjoyed (u___u). 
Anyways, I excited to share my first real Mori shopping haul! I did not own any brand-name Mori clothing before and though that this was a great (and cheap) opportunity to buy~
A cute, thick (and slightly itchy) Wonder Rocket cardigan

This adorable sailor top

This lovely SM2 long apron

An ity-bity German apron

Finally a Crisp apron dress
Cute tag ♥
Complete with pockets

 I actually have a funny (well, rather tragic, actually) story about this dress. Before I was going to wear it, I tossed it in the washer (seems logical, no?). Little did I know that my Mom had used bleach in the previous cycle :c There were terrible orange spots right on the front of the dress and splotches on the back as well. Embroidery couldn't even cover these suckers up. I finally decided that with the help of my art teacher, we would try to dye it back to somewhere close to it's original color. After two days after school of bleaching, stirring, dying, more stirring and washing, it turned into a lovely cocoa color. The nice cream underskirt did turn eggplant-brown colored though.  I had also cut off the lace hem on the underskirt and the brand tag before I dyed the dress to try to preserve it's white color. I re-sewed on the lace trip pretty haphazardly, but I don't really have a working machine and I was impatient to wear it the next day (>.<). You can't see the stains on the front unless you look for them anymore, so I guess it was a success. Unfortunately, after I washed it for a second time, both parts re-sewn on, the dye ran a bit. Here's what the lace looks like now (the photo of the tag above is after the second washing).


I don't think it looks terribly bad (its a very light purple/brown shade), but I was worried if it looked strange because lace never comes in this color. Any thoughts?

I also bought some magazines from the same seller, which I haven't been able to read/gawk at the photos yet. Why college, why? (;A;)
I wish I had the alpaca tote that came with one of these...
I also traded with another seller for this cute Paris Kids pin. Can anyone read it? (^_^;)

German?? I have no idea...
And last but not least, here is my coordinate for the Crisp apron dress (before the colors ran again).
I felt like a cute French bakery shop girl (I need a beret!!)

Detail shot ♫

I wore my brown granny boots later ^_^;
Blouse: Lespim Lowry's Farm
OP: Crisp
Necklace: Angelic Pretty
Barrettes and pin: Handmade by me

♥ Thanks for reading ♥

Oh! Also, I have a big question to ask: how should I coordinate my SM apron? Any pics or tips? Thanks c: