Saturday, October 30, 2010

La Vida Frills: My Personal Dream Contest

A while ago, miss Dalin of La Vida Frills started a contest, called ‘My Personal Dream’. I simply couldn’t resist to enter, but as always I’ve been procrastinating like [insert not very ladylike word]! Luckily, the contest ends tomorrow, so I’m not too late yet! ^^

I am not able to use either Photoshop nor Polyvore (I’m such an idot with those things, that’s why you’ll never see pictures of me photoshopped), so I simply used old school Paint! I started working and made four coords (I could’ve made much more, it was so much fun) and in the end, like usual, I couldn’t choose which one I liked best! Eventually, I had to pick one. May I present to you: Minty Milky Strawberry Berry!

Minty Milky Strawberry Berry
JSK, socks, bows, jewelry, wristcuffs and umbrella are from Angelic Pretty
Blouse, bag and Musical Note necklace are from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes are from QutieLand

Why does this coord represent me?
I simply adore the Milky Berry JSK in mint. I love the combination of mint and red and decided to use those colours in the accessories. I chose to keep the strawberries in, because they’re one of my favorite fruits. I wanted an umbrella and a bag and was lucky enough to find two adorable combinations of red and white.I adore white blouses with short sleeves, especially a couple from Baby, so I added that too.
This was the last coord I made. I got a bit lazy, so I used full pictures instead of cutting them.

Anyway, since I like my other coords too, I decided to put them up too. Just so you can see them. ^^

Pretty Pink Circus Princess
Pretty Pink Circus Princess

Queen of the Milky Tea Party
Queen of the Milky Tea Party

Princess of the Roses
Princess of the Roses

I think I should do this more often! Maybe a new series? 'Coord of the month' sounds pretty cool!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Amigurumi: Crocheted Stuffed Stuff

Taken from About Foood

Yesterday (and today) my friend and I had a sleepover at my place. Instead of pillowfights, snacking and talking until we fell asleep, we... knitted.

Ok, we didn't really knit, we did amigurumi. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals. The word is a combination of 'ami', which means crocheted or knitted and 'nuigurumi', which means stuffed doll (all according to Wikipedia, your best friend). It's a very popular form of art and it is ridiculously addicting. Am I not the kind of person that easily gets everything immediately, but even I understood pretty fast how it works. And it's really fun to do!

Because this crafty Japanese thing is on the rise, you can find patterns everywhere on the internet, from animals indeed, but also cupcakes, dolls and even chesspieces!
I am working on a pink chick right now and it's a very promising little project! ^^
My friend made me a cupcake last time and is working on a huge rabbit now! I can't wait to see it finished!

Cupcake Crochet
The cupcake my friend made me

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Achieving A Goal

I can honestly say that I am very happy today, because I’ve officially lost more than 10 kilos (22 pounds) through dieting.

I will admit it: I started dieting because of Lolita. I was troubled by my weight for quite a while, but Lolita gave me the extra (very hard) push to start working on my appearance. Slowly I lost weight, doing it my -bit strange, but healthy- way (hence the apple on the picture ^^). And today, I finally reached the first number I have been waiting for, yay! If it goes well like this, I might look better in my Starry Night Theatre Jumperskirt on my birthday! I hope it so much (fingers crossed)!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Building Up My Wardrobe With Fantasic Socks

First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of entries. School and tests are blocking my inspiration and free time quite a bit. I know it’s my own fault for taking so much classes, but still: a girl needs to complain sometimes.

Well, between all the studying and practising for oral exams, I received a new package from Sendai, Japan! ^^

Fantasic Tower Dolly Socks

The girl who sold it on egl_comm_sales picked them up especially for me (yay)! They are so cool! I mean: Eiffeltowers + bows + sparkles + pink? Perfect! <3 I’m afraid that’s it for now. I have some articles in my head I want to write, but that will be after testweek (aka Thursday). Have a nice week, everyone! ^^
Fantasic Series

Friday, October 08, 2010

A Few Of My Favourite Things: Classical Keys

The Classical Key

Everyone has those little things they really like. The song ‘My favourite things’ from the Sound of Music describes this in such a perfect way! ^^ I really like that song. Every time I hear it, I think I should make a version of my own, with the things I like.

There are so many little things I like, yet I’m not the kind of person who sees something good in everything. I am often very stressed, due to schoolassignments and tests and on those moments, nothing seems good to me and I forget the positive stuff. That’s why I start a little mini-series: A Few Of My Favourite Things, to talk about cute stuff I really like once in a while. This time: keys.

I’ve always had a thing for big, classical keys.
Keys are mysterious. What lock will they fit into? What secret lies behind the closed door? Will it be dangerous, or magical?
In one of my favourite books, the Secret Garden, a key is a very important object to the story. I highly recommend this book: it’s so beautiful!

I always wanted to hang a key around my neck with a necklace, but using the key of our storage wouldn’t really be a good idea (our bikes and stuff are in there). But yesterday, I was early for my musiclessons and I went into the accessoriesshop Six. And there, I found this beautiful, big key with a red, glittering stone on it! I instantly fell in love! The little flowers with the elegant design and the ribbon that’s wrapped around the chain are so pretty, I just had to buy it!

I would love to make a Lolitacoord with this necklace, but I think it’s more classical than sweet. But who cares? It’s so gorgeous!

So, are there any “peculiar” things you like? I would love to know about other people’s Favourite Things. ^^

Monday, October 04, 2010

United States Of Angelic Pretty

United States Of Angelic Pretty

Angelic Pretty opening in San Francisco, USA!!
In November 2010, Angelic Pretty is opening its first store in the U.S.
The location would be in the heart of San Francisco, Union Square Shopping District!
Opening Novelty Fair and exciting events are being planned for the Grand Opening.
Detailed information would be announced soon...
Please come visit for a great shopping experience!!

O… My… God…
I don’t even live in Amerika, but I am SO EXCITED over this!
But why don’t I live in Amerika? T_T