Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2011

Christmas Presents

Hey everyone!

I hope you survived the x-mas holiday well, with your beloved ones and hopefully nice presents!

I usually do the same thing for everyone - something handmade, but in different variations. This year, I got inspired by Natron, who had this idea last year for Christmas: she decorated a fleece blanket for the sofa with a patchwork border. And that's what I did, too xD.

I was very relieved everyone liked it (*.*)

One present I made was a bit more lavish, that's why I could only make one (^.^) I did some embroidery and turned it into a cushion. Back and frame of the embroidery is a simple patchwork. Do you recognize the fabrics I used?

For my dear penpal Sue, I made a black-purple toilet bag - something you can always use, I supposed. I'm glad that, she too, liked it <3

The purple fabric is actually the same I used for my a-shape dress

As for the lining, I couldn't resist to give the whole thing a little bit of cuteness - anyhow, the colours fit so nicely, don't they?

And for those who are curious, the sparkling surprise of my giveaway:

A necklace with pearls and a sparkling snowflake charm.

Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

Needlework Review 2011

(Hey, this is not only my last post of 2011, but also my 270. post! (^.^) )

Because it's something I like about other sew and crafts blog, I decided to make a retrospection about what I've sewn in 2011:
Totally, I made 4 shirts, 2 blouses, 13 skirts (thereof 2 underskirts), 6 dresses (one for my mum), 4 boleros, 2 corsets, 2 jackets, 2 capes, one coat, one pair of bloomers, 5 bags and countless accessoires (such as gaiters, hairbows etc).
Over all, I think there's quite a wide range of variety, I tried a lot of things, although no pair of trousers. My Lolita wardrobe grew a lot (only look at the number of skirts!).
Highlights were definitely the Steampunk Lolita outfit, my graduation ceremony dress and my favourite black jumperskirt.
I think I really improved my sewing skills during this year, my work became a lot more fitting and particulary more neatly, also thanks to some extremely helpful gadgets, like the ruffle foot or the overlock sewing machine.

How was your 2011?
I wish you a sparkling, glamorous party and a good start into the new year - let's rock it!

Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2011

And The Winner Is...

*drum roll*

Well, this time, it was really hard to choose one of you. I'd really love to give everyone of those who participated something, but well, there can be only one winner...
(Damn, next time I'l draw the winner by lot again, I don't like making such desicions on my own... but it's obviously my own fault xD )

So now, the moment everyone has beed waiting for:

*drum roll*

The lucky winner of the sparlkling surprise is...

*drum roll*

That's what she wrote on my question about what she likes best on Christmas:
"So, what do I like best? Hm, my favourite thing is the look on the faces when people open my presents for them. It always gives me a good feeling when I see that my presents are appreciated and that I found just the right things for someone. And wrapping presents! I love that ^^"

So, for the others, please don't be sad, ok?


As this will be my last post before Christmas, I wish you all happy holidays and a beautiful Christmas!!

Montag, 19. Dezember 2011


Yes, it finally snowed, tons and tons, during the whole weekend - not in Basel, no, but at my mum's place - so I eventually feel like it's really winter (^.^)

I enjoed myself going skiing, it was wonderful!

Here some more pictures of my last two weeks:

Mentos Berry Mix - never saw those before, but they're awesome!

Went to the Body Shop to use a  gift coupon before it would run out and got a silver glitter eyeliner and Moringa body lotion.

Sometimes, we have lectures in this very old auditorium with its very old wooden benches where everyone scribbles something down. It's aways funny to read the messages and look at the tiny drawings, and this week, I found a Harry Potter sketch! Isn't it cute?

Found my cute heart-shaped tea ball a friend once gave me as a gift. Now I can drink loose tea again!

I haven't completely neglected my knitting work, I just never showed the small progresses... in fact, I'm almost done with the second sleeve, yay!

And to end up, some more snow-pictures (*.*)

So, this was my week, How was yours?

If you haven't signed up for it yet, don't forget my Christmas Giveaway! Deadline is tomorrow, so you have only one more day if you want to participate!

Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2011

What's On The Blackboard (^.^)

Hey cuties,

So I'm done with the last week of lectures, after christmas break we'll have our very first exams. So instead of paniking, let's take it with humour:

Well, I think best is not to take everything too serious, especially when it comes to studies and stuff..

Don't forget my Christmas Giveaway!

Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

Sois Rêveuse

shirt: handmade
skirt: handmade
rest: offbrand

Don't forget my Christmas Giveaway! You have one week left to participate, so don't miss it and go for the sparkling surprise! (^.^)

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Crystal Flowers


today, I have some corset inspiriation for you, featuring my favourite corset designer Bibian Blue, who presented her new collection for spring / summer 2012 called Crystal Flowers

And, because they're so pretty, some more photos of her current collection Spellbound

I hope you liked it!

Btw, don't forget my awesome Christmas Giveaway!!

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

Hi my lovely readers,

Chrismas, my favourite time of the year, is approaching, and I'm really looking forward to it.
Since Christmas is traditionally the time of making and recieveing presents, how could I leave out my wonderful readers, who stay true to my little blog whatever happens and encourage me to go on with it.
So to say thank you, get prepared for the awesome

Take part and win a sparkling surprise!

That's how it works:
-Be a follower of my blog
-Leave a comment and tell me what you like best about Christmas:
Is it the presents? The scent of oranges and cinnamon? Or maybe the fact that you can tell everyone how much you hate it? Be honest, be funny, be creative!
-For an extra sympathy point, make sure to do some promotion for my blog (*har har*) and write about this giveaway on your blog, twitter, facebook... feel free to use the banner above!
-Don't forget to link your entry and also give me a possibility to contact you (you know... just in case you'll win...)

Deasline is Tuesday, 20.12.2011 23.59 pm, so the sparkling surprise will hopefully arrive on time to open it on Christmas eve!

I hope many of you participate!