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1  Re: Lolita Clothing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kitsywitsy on: August 18, 2011 08:57:22 PM
Hi hi,

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)


(check them out! They're so cute!)

-ahem- But anyway...


The little nubbies on the fabric make it even cuter! XD

And last but not least, the large item required in the swap; she made me a jumperskirt!

And the coloring is right in these photos. It's kind of a light lime-green rather than a mint. It's really sweet and country, and I can't wait to coordinate it!

Detail of the hem and lace

Detail of the front bodice

Thank you Muffins_goes_rawr/Genesis! This is all so super cool! I feel really spoiled. :3
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2  Question about nail art- Need Inspiration!! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by kitsywitsy on: June 14, 2010 01:57:25 PM
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.

Anyone have any ideas at all what I could do?
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3  The fluffiest cupcake you ever did see... in Needlework: Completed Projects by kitsywitsy on: September 30, 2009 11:41:36 PM
This was my first attempt at punch embroidery (or as I've decided to call it, 'paunch embroidery', because the results are always fat XD)

I was trying to think of what would be a simple first project that I wouldn't hate, and noticed my laptop's desktop was chock full'a sugary sweetness that deserved fluffification.

However, now i've got no clue what to do with it. Methinks a patch, but for what?
Tote bag? Pair o' jeans?
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4  Cherry-blossom Lolita skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kitsywitsy on: September 30, 2009 10:12:27 PM
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.

I should just have my own damn picnic. :/
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5  Re: Flying Spaghetti Monster- Pastafarian-Swap in The Swap Gallery by kitsywitsy on: July 19, 2009 09:53:27 PM
I received these lovelies from the equally beautiful miss Steph.Reads.

So cute! I love aprons more than you would believe, and not only is this one piratey, but it has RUFFLES!!

Here's a detail shot of the fabrics.ruffles. Can you believe that pirate fabric? I want some.

There's also this little guy. He's a pendant attached to a ribbon choker. I've been wearing it ever since I pulled it out of the box.

I love these potholders! I'm really impressed with the embroidery. All of the stuff on the front was hand-stitched.

Some detail shots of the backs. I love this pirate fabric as well.

I really wanted an FSM t-shirt. I feel special. n__n

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6  Alice in Wonderland and Cheshire Cat in Costumes: Completed Projects by kitsywitsy on: April 16, 2009 01:12:19 AM
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.

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7  Re: button shirt to toddler dress recon *NEW MINTY FRESH TUTORIAL* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by kitsywitsy on: August 28, 2008 03:06:44 AM
I finally did it! I did a big girl version of this dress. Great tutorial, by the way, and even better dress idea! Thanks so much for my new dress!

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8  Men's Button Down Shirt into Toddler Dress - Big Girl Edition! XD in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by kitsywitsy on: August 28, 2008 02:54:18 AM
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. Sad
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

So, starting with https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170402.msg1742893#msg1742893the original tutorial, here ya go.

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!

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9  Artist friends rock! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kitsywitsy on: July 06, 2008 07:14:28 PM
My friend Alice drew me this adorable cat-thing for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I thought, "This would look really cool on a T-shirt!"

And then the DIY t-shirt reconstruction tornado hit, and I took it a step further.

This is the original picture:

It's saying "Nya" in hiragana.

I scanned, inverted it, and printed it again on iron-on paper (not as easy as it sounded, BTW. I don't really recommend laser printers for iron-ons)

And, the finished wrap! Voila!

The wrap pattern came from the book Generation T

And when all was said and done, I had the leftover sleeves to turn into gauntlets!

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