Freitag, 30. September 2011

Just Another Outfit Post

outfit rundown:
hairbow: handmade
lonsleeve: H&M
chiffon shirt: handmade
skirt: Bodyline
belt: Chicorée
overknees: offbrand
shoes: Dosenbach

handmade, romwe

Dienstag, 27. September 2011

Pink Autumn

Hi my dears,

are you, like me, inpatently waiting for autumn? Or do you wish to have a bit more summer?

Today, I have only an outfit post for you:

outfit rundown:
lonsleeve: H&M
belt: chicorée
skirt: Bodyline
shoes: Dosenbach

handmade, romwe

Sonntag, 25. September 2011

My Week In Pictures

since unversity started, we needed new books - luckily only two so far...

got a letter from my godmother with an exetremely cute lion sticker (^.^)

a book that describes the basics of embroidery - it was about time

yum yum: cucumber salad

grapes are my favourite fruit in autumn

applied bubblegum pink nail varnish today - makes a good mood at once!

Freitag, 23. September 2011

It's growing...


last week, I've been working on my quilt, and that's what it looks like so far:

This is going to be the middle part of it. I'm really curious how it'll be when it's finished (^.^)
Have a nice day!

Mittwoch, 21. September 2011

2 Outfits & New Impressions

Hi my dears,

so I survived the first 3 days of university xD. Monday was basically just introduction to every subject, but yesterday and today, we started with lecture. I'm really happy with economics (so far), it's all very interesting.
For the first day, I chose a back&lavender Casual Lolita outfit:

outfit rundown:
shoes: Converse
gaiters: handmade
skirt: Dear Celine
shirt: Chicoree
bolero: handmade
jewellery: Claire's

Today, I met Elodie, a fellow Lolita I met at the last meet-up and who lives in Basel, too. I'm so glad to know another Lolita who lives so close! She showed me the city a bit, so first we went to the cathedral, which would be a perfect location for a photoshoot (^.^)
Then we went at Lush's and talked to the shop assistant, who was extremely kind and liked my petticoat a lot. I was sorry not to buy anything, but it's just so expensive! Although I like it a lot there, where I lived before wasn't a Lush shop nearby.
Speaking of expensive things, I fell in love with a pair of boots (sorry, I can't find a piture right now). They were so beautiful - until I looked at the price tag. I mean, more than 300 francs for a pair of shoes?  I need either a good job or a good sponsor (>.<)
That's what I wore:

outfit rundown:
headbow: Innocent World
bolero: handmade
jsk: handmade
tights: ?
shoes: Vögele shoes 

Manor, Claire's, hanmade

Sonntag, 18. September 2011

My Week In Pictures

Hi cuties,

I wanted to improve my photgrafic skills a bit, and what would be a better way than just practice?
Kristina from Kayture does every week a so-called goodies post, where she posts pictures from her week with a short explanation. I thought that this is a very nice idea to bring a bit more of my personal live into this blog, so I shamelessly copycat her ^^
Let me know whether you approve it!

Found these little bags filled with lavender on a market, so my clothes will always smell nice

 I love tea and drink a lot all day long, so I had to find a new big tea mug for my new home

 Sweet lemon shower gel & body lotion from The Body Shop. So yummy!

 For an energetic start into the day: oat flakes, fruits and soy milk

 Needed something new to read, so I did Mr. Wilde the honour ^^

Finally an outfit from last week, I felt like wearing somethin simple with a maritime touch
Outfit rundown:
Jacket: handmade
Top & Skirt: Zebra
Shoes: Vögele Shoes
Jewellery: handmade

Donnerstag, 15. September 2011

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might...

I'm kinda bored/underemployed today...which leads to the fact that I spend too much time browsing through the internet and extending my wishlist.
So, here we go - I guess everyone has the right to dream every now and then, right?

An*tai*na Rose corsage RH's

IW Arabesque rose jsk

AatP Carousel applique jsk

IW Classical buckle jsk

Btssb Lac des cygnes skirt

Last Country Sally garden jsk

MM Ekaterina op

IW Royal crown  embroidery op

IW Noblewoman cameo blouse

IW Rose stripe skirt

IW blouse in bordeaux - isn't the colour to die for?

AatP St.Mephisto cathedrale jsk

MM Valeria jsk

AatP Vampire requiem jsk

AatP Vampire reqiem skirt
Momoko's Btssb tartan jsk - or something like that...

Some spare money, anyone?

Mittwoch, 14. September 2011

Patchwork-Quilt: First Steps

Hello everybody,

in the last few days, I worked a bit on my quilt and then I thought, it would be nice to make a little tutorial. Some of you may already know the system, others probably not, and I have something to write about. ^^

First thing is the basting of the facric to the hexagonal jigs. I made my jigs of stronger paper, but there seem to be other possibilities, like plastic or freezer paper. So then I cut the fabric hexagons, which have to be larger than the jigs, in my case I added 1 cm everywhere:

Then I folded the edges around the jig and sewed it with basting thread, once around every edge:

That was the first step. I made quite a lot of them before I started sewing them together, but you can also start sewing with a small pile, each to his own.

Second step: the sewing. For this, you need two or more basted hexagons. Since I make little pink flowers, I had the middle in pink or red and six "petals" in rose.

To sew them, you take the first two hexagoons and put them together so the right sides are inside:

With needle and thread (I used white one), you keep sewing one edge, but be careful only to sew the fabric and not the paper inside.


When you're on the end of the edge, you take the next hexagon, until the one in the middle is completely surrounded by other ones:

Now, you can take the jig in the middle out, since it will keep the shape without it:

Whenever a hexagon is sewn to another one on every edge, you can take the jig out and reuse it, if it's still usable.
By now, I have made some pink flowers and started to sourround them with a little green: