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1  Surfs up! This time on a dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by queen lila on: October 09, 2013 01:44:40 AM
Little number I made recently using a pattern from a Japanese sewing magazine! Considering it was the first time I sewed anything with a bit of tailoring in it I think I did pretty ok!


as usual more photos on ze blog!
http://www.queenlila.com/2013/09/surfs-up-this-time-on-a-dress/
thanks for looking!
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2  Glitter nails TUTORIAL!! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by queen lila on: May 10, 2013 08:12:01 AM

I ♥ glitter nails. Mainly because they last FOREVER and wellyou know its glitter,whats not to love?!?
AND on the plus side a glitter mani is super easy to do and pretty foolproof, you just cant mess it upthe only downside is waiting for it to dry but thats a problem with every manicure in my book.
So, lets get started!
You will need:
- base coat
- fine glitter
- top coat
- nail polish remover and q-tips for cleanup


STEP 1
Apply basecoat. You want to slather it on, well not too much but pretty thick, more than you would normally apply anyway.

STEP 2
Quickly shake glitter on nail. Obviously the wetter the top coat the stickier it will be. MAKE SURE you do this over a piece of paper so you can save all the glitter that doesnt fall on the nail.

STEP 3
Apply top coat. Do this twice and unless you want your top coat to be full of glitter, wipe the brush on the paper or some cotton soaked in nail polish remover before dipping it in the bottle.
STEP 4
Clean up any areas that need it. After your nails are dry wash your hands to get rid of any excess glitter stuck on the cuticles.
THATS IT! youre done!
Now sit back and enjoy your sparkly glittery nails  Grin

thanks for looking!
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3  Pom Pom wreath with tutorial! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by queen lila on: May 09, 2013 08:05:48 AM
Hello fellow craftsters! Here's a pom pom wreath I made a while back. It's super cute and easy to make!








more info and video tutorial on my blog
http://www.queenlila.com/2013/03/tutorial-pom-pom-wreath/

what do you think? let me know if you make one!
Thanks for looking!
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4  TUTORIAL: Studded high tops in Shoes: Completed Projects by queen lila on: January 08, 2013 01:21:49 AM

I bought these studs aaaaages ago and theyve been staring at me BEGGING to be used!
So the other day I had an epiphany! Studded high tops!
So heres a quick tutorial on how YOU TOO can make them yourself
You will need:

1.A pair of high tops
2.Spray paint (optional)
3.Studs (I had two different sizes)
4.Thick round elastic
5.Scissors
6.A pair of pliers AND
you might want to keep a thimble around(trust me youll see why)
Step 1

This step is optional!
Spray the white parts of the shoes (sole and toe) with the spray paint.
I used black paint but you could do whatever color you want or skip this step and while the shoes unpainted.
Step 2

Start arranging your studs on the side of the shoe,
pushing in and using the pliers to close the ends on the inside
Step 3

Keep going until:
a) you like the pattern
b)you want to shoot yourself
(studding is NOT an easy thing to do, let me tell you)
c)your fingers are so sore you cant go on
(this is why you need the thimble!)
Step 4

Start lacing your shoes.
Start at the toe and do a double knot at the ends
so that you have no tying up to do when you wear your shoes.
YAY slip-ons!

Now go ROCK your new shoes!!!


thanks for stopping by!  Grin
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5  TUTORIAL: Homemade Body Lotion in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by queen lila on: January 08, 2013 01:15:52 AM
Well it was only a matter of time until I got into making my own cosmetics Smiley
So I started with body lotion with this recipe from ReadyMade and the resuls were kind of weird.


It turned out more like a body butter than lotion, probably because the beeswax was too much.Tried it out again this time with half the beeswax and the results were pretty good!
The lotion/cream melts into the skin and is perfect for the winter when skin (especially mine) needs a lot of extra moisture.

And with only natural and few ingredients it's good for you AND easy to make!

this yields a big batch, about 3 300gr  jars so it's perfect if you're making for yourself and your friends and family!

Here's my recipe for Homemade Body Lotion

2 cups sage and lavender tea

3/4 cup olive oil

3/4 cup almond oil

2 1/2 Tbsp beeswax pellets

optional: essential oil for fragrance

Make your tea and set aside to steep



While your tea is steeping mix the oils and beeswax in a pyrex cup or a double boiler if you have it, I just used a small coffee pot. Boil a little water in a pan just enough so that your pot is halfway immersed into it. When the water boils place your pot in the pan and wait for the beeswax to melt.



When the wax melts take your pot out of the water and set aside to cool a bit. Now take your tea and strain it into a blender. (You could skip the blender and use a bowl and whisk but it would take you a while. )



Start your blender and slowly start pouring in the oil through the top opening of the lid, you'll see the magic start happening and your cream forming!



Add any essential oils if you like (I used jasmine and grapefruit) and pour into clean jars. Cover with paper towels until the cream cools down then you're ready to stick some labels on and gift or use your homemade cream!

This will keep for 3 months or 6 months in the fridge.



Did you make this? I'd love to hear your feedback!



Queen Lila
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6  Holiday Wreath in Winter Holidays by queen lila on: January 08, 2013 01:12:16 AM


I'm a little late in posting this but hey, maybe bookmark it for next year? Smiley
If you don't have the time or the money to go all out with your decorations this year,but you still want to have some sort of festive cheer around your space then this holiday wreath is perfect for you. It's quick, easy and cheap to make!
check out the youtube video for the howto:http://www.youtube.com/embed/JgyBwBcTTcc
You will need:
- a cardboard box/a piece of cardboard  big enough for you to cut your wreath form out of OR a wreath form
- tinsel garland or whatever garland you want
- box cutter/scissors
- ribbon
- string
- a thumbtack
- glue gun + glue sticks
- various ornaments/embellishments

Step 1

Start by making a knot on your piece of string and attach the thumbtack through the knot to make a compass. Trace a cirlce on the cardboard as big as you want your wreath to be. Do the same for the inner circle of the wreath or you could use a plate or other round object to trace around.

Step 2

Cut out the two circles you just traced from the cardboard. You're left with donut shape, this is your wreath form.

Step 3

Lay out the garland on the form and decide on how you'd like to glue it. Once you've decide it's time to start gluing!

Step 4

Glue the garland around your form with your glue gun

Step 5

Arrange your embellishments however you please!

Step 6

Cut a piece of ribbon and glue on the back of the wreath so you can hang it up

Step 7

That's it! You're done! Enjoy your new holiday wreath! Smiley

 

thanks for watching and reading and

Happy Holidays!!

 
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7  Button Necklace & a button ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by queen lila on: July 14, 2010 03:31:33 AM
more button stash-busting!



thanks for looking!
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8  Summer Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by queen lila on: July 14, 2010 03:29:10 AM
with vintage beads from the lovely Zivile on etsy


thanks for looking!
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9  Re: men's button-down turned summer dress...now with tutorial!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by queen lila on: April 27, 2010 03:30:29 AM
we made this!!! thanks for the great tutorial!!!
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10  metal thingie necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by queen lila on: March 23, 2010 02:49:31 PM

once upon a time me and a good friend where walking down town and found this bag full of these metal thingiesso there you go in case youre wondering what the heck this necklace is made of.
black chain+elastic+metal thingies  Grin
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