I received right before I left for camping, and I'm so happy with what I got!
Super cute decorated mailer!
Everything was wrapped in pink tissue! So cute!
Eeeeee! My first properly decoed item! She said she liked to do decoden, so I requested she deco something small for me. It's so cute and sparkly!
Some really sweet Hello Kitty 'motion stickers. Now you see kitty...
Now you see her friends! Kinda headache inducing if you stare at them forever like I did...
Awsum! A 'Pink' Lush bath bomb! I've been wanting to try their GIANT bath bombs for a while now!
However, I kinda cascaded my room in pink dust trying to open it... n_n;
She also sent me some beauty samplers and these wicked awesome fake nails! They even have acrylic sculptures of little hearts AND rhinestones! Awesome and a half! Totally the type of design I love to make!
And a sample of all the Harajuku Lovers fragrances! Gwen Stefani is batshit crazy as far as i am concerned, but I do love this line! Everything they make is so cute! And they all smell awesome. I'm kinda tempted to buy the full size set now (if only for the cute doll containers)
I'm sorry if this isn't the right place, but craftster doesn't really HAVE a right place for nail art, and I'm having trouble finding a nail art forum to ask.
Craftster, don't fail me now!
So I picked up 50 nail fimo canes from an ebay seller, and they're awesome. Only about five bucks, too.
However, I have an issue with one. I decided to practice slicing on the only cane I got in duplicate. Nothing to lose, right?
However, after slicing up a gazillion of the little things, I want to practice adding them to nails, and I can not think of a THING to do with them. It's a cane of little leopard print bikinis on a white circular background.
I tried cutting out the bras and panties from the background, but it's hard to get all the white off with so much detail.
The only thing I can think of is perhaps a beach scene with bikini-clad torsos lounging around, but even that, I can't see how to make it work with the weird white circle.
So I finished this a little while ago, but forgot to post. I'm relatively new to Lolita, and don't have any brand name clothes, but this is the second Loli article I've made for myself, the first being my alice-in-wonderland dress.
It started out with me wanting to have an outfit for a Lolita meetup (which ironically I didn't end up going to because I was convinced to go to the other side of the state by my friends), and some cute fabric from Wal-mart, some cheap elastic, and the lace trim from an old sheet later, I had this.
I used a small scrap to make a matching bow for my neck, and I wore the whole outfit sans petticoat to my first day of Fall Quarter. However, I still have yet to get to go to a Lolita meetup.
Yay! I was so happy with the way this costume turned out. You can't see the cute blue embroidered vines along the bottom ruffle, or a full body shot of either of us, but we plan to do our own photoshoot later, in which case I'll upload more pics.
And I think we looked cuter in person. :p Ah well.
This was my lolita rendition of Alice in Wonderland with my dandy Cheshire cat, for this year's Sakura-con. Sakura-con is Seattle's yearly anime and japanese culture convention, and it's basically a giant costume party. Good times.
Okay, so I saw cheytown's tutorial on how to make a toddler dress out of an extra large men's dress shirt, and thought "ZOMFG WANT". But it was for a toddler. I'm not a toddler. :< So I said "screw it" and made one anyway, with some minor adjustments, which I'll explain (though lacking in pics, cuz I wasn't that smart). n_n
Okay, so this is what the shirt looked like before... sorta. You see, I bought three shirts, since I really liked the way the finished dress looked in the tutorial, and men's shirts are pretty multi-purpose anyway. Plus they were only ten bucks each. Go macy's!
So, this blue one is identical to the green one I used.
Now, in all truth, this isn't exactly a one-size-fits-all project, since the finished dress didn't take much cutting down at all, so I don't think I could've pulled it off if I was much bigger. My apologies to my more voluptuous sisters out there.
After following the little girly tutorial, I realized that at some point, my boobage exceeding that of a three-year-old's might be an issue, thus I measured my fullest bust, and the chest right below it (your bra size part, mine's 32), added a few inches for seam allowence/ease to both measurements, and cut down the pieces seperately, seperating the yoke from the rest of the back of the shirt, and considering it a seperate piece. Then, to make it more form-fitting (and thus less falling-off-ey), I made two curves dart-type things over where my nipples are, which also helps cover up the problem of not being able to wear a bra under this thing. What you want to do with that is to make sure that the narrowest part of the dart, the part at the bottom of the piece, matches up with the length of the lower piece you just cut it off of. Otherwise, when you try to reattach them, it will turn out funky, or you'll have to gather the top piece to make it shorter. And that's pretty much it. I also topstitched my initials, CJ, on the front, just because it looked kind of plain. And here's the finished product!