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Birthday Shenanigans

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

August 17, 2011

My birthday was yesterday~ And I celebrated by having the most Hello Kittiest birthday ever.

Oh, it is so on. Let’s Kitty up this place.

First, I wanted to use up those icing decorations, so I made a small amount of cupcakes.

But the main course was definitely this cake.

Sprinkle overload!! I created this by cutting my own stencil of Hello Kitty’s face out of wax paper, then placing the stencil over the icing and proceeding to sprinkle all the heck over the place. A sprinklesplosion, if you will.

I lost some definition of the outline, especially in and around the bow, but that was sort of my own fault for making a too-intricate stencil. c: What matters is the super-sugary sprinkly taste. And that was definitely achieved.

And when I finished the cake – this part was totally a surprise to me – my mom appeared with presents in tow. ;____; I totally wasn’t expecting anything. My gifts? Fluffy pink Hello Kitty slippers, a Hello Kitty bag, some other small goodies, all complete with a Hello Kitty birthday card. It plays a song when you open it, which I totally recognized as a track from Hello Kitty Hello World.

I might have a problem??

My problem is that I don’t have enough Hello Kitty things.

Clearly I need another birthday to remedy this.

Princess Training: Foundations

Friday, August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011

There were some delays, but my princess dress is scheduled to arrive within the next week! It actually totally coincidentally just happened to coincide with my birthday! 😀

I had to hurry up and finish these projects I had lying around!

No self-respecting Lolita coordinate is finished (or started, for that matter) without the very important…

…bloomers! XD

These I was very good about not procrastinating on. I actually finished them in only a couple of days, not long after placing my dress purchase.

I LOVE how they turned out. White fabric with pink polka dots = omg perfection. Add pink chiffon ruffles and little pink bows and you’ve just taken several steps beyond perfection. The bows are actually detachable – they have brooch pins on the back – and the main reason I stuck them on there was so I could tell which side was the front! XD

I followed the pattern with virtually no changes from Simplicity 3618. Here, I’ll include a link so you can check it out for yourself. 😀

Cute costumes. XD; The bloomers are short, but I like them that way since it makes them more versatile. I’ve already worn them under some skirts I own, and they are SO comfortable. Plus, I’ve never liked just wearing skirts with nothing underneath, especially concerning the length most skirts are available in nowadays. My self consciousness virtually evaporates when I wear these, since I no longer have to worry about modesty and can just enjoy wearing a cute skirt. c:

Okay! Moving right along to the project-I-totally-procrastinated-on-for-two-months-and-only-finally-finished-yesterday!

A petticoat! Absolutely necessary for that perfect princess poof. I didn’t use a pattern for this at all, only using information I’ve garnered from dozens and dozens of petticoat tutorials I’ve read online. I definitely made some mistakes, but I know exactly what to do next time to make an even better petticoat.

This provides some substantial poof, but the next one I’ll make will have twice as much material and ruffles. 8D Just because that’s what Lolita is all about!

All right, that’s about enough of my gushing over my sewing projects. n_n I am just really proud of them, since I’ve never sewn garments before these, and I love how they turned out! AND NEXT WEEK MY DRESS AND SHOES AND SOCKS ARE GETTING HERE YOU GUYS OMG 8D 8D 8D

Update: Okay so it wasn’t exactly the next week lol but here’s Princess Training: The First Steps. c:

Effective Time Management :D

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

August 2, 2011

Hey, all!

Man, I have still not gotten myself into the habit of blogging here frequently. I’m working on it!

I spent this past weekend working on SO MUCH STUFF. <3 The commissions and Fiverr gigs have been going great. Keep it up, people! I LOVE doing this stuff for you, and I also don’t mind the contributions going toward putting food on my table.

EXCELLENT PROGRESS ON THE BOUTIQUE FRONT, YOU GUYS. I know it seems like zero progress is happening related to the Boutique, but it’s because all of the pages I’m working on are set to Private since I’m still working out kinks and stuff. Things are coming together really smoothly though and I would LOVE to have the shopping cart up and running on this site before the Summer is up!

This post probably doesn’t mean much of anything to anybody reading this, but I just like to post every once in a while just to keep this place alive. WHEN ALL SETTLES DOWN I cannot wait to start using this blog to post shopping excursions and reviews and talk about clothes and makeup and 8D

Yeah, I really need to work on filling out these posts, since a few of the categories on the Home page still just lead to 404 pages. I AM FAILING MY DUTY AS A BLOGGER. ;^; I’m trying to do better!

Maybe I’ll talk about, like, shoes or something before the week is up.


about shoes?

Crazy Month

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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July 23, 2011

Maybe you noticed, but I kind of didn’t post for about a month. XD; So, here’s my explanatory comic.

Things were crazy for a week or so there, but I think I’m happy now. n_n Any-price commissions and Fiverr gigs are helping. A lot.

And I bought a Pinkie Pie! 8D This is the first Friendship is Magic toy I’ve finally allowed myself to indulge, besides the rather cheap McDonald’s toys. I went to the store with the intention of buying Fashion Style Rarity, but found that she’d been replaced with Fashion Style Pinkie Pie, who isn’t my favorite pony but by golly I am ridiculously happy with her.

Princess Training: Initiated

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

May 31, 2011

EXCITEMENT.  Just a couple of days ago, I made my first Lolita purchase.  I’ve been admiring the fashion for definitely more than a year now, probably closer to two years.

There are a lot of reasons why I didn’t dive into it right after learning of its existence, and the expense is a big one.  But I’ve been really smart with my money these past two years and, by golly, I deserve a little treat for myself!  I’ve had a lot of time to put research into this fashion and the subculture surrounding it, and I am more than ready to embrace the princessly lifestyle for myself!

I know Dear Celine isn’t among the most coveted brands out there, but when I browse through their selection of available items, I am blindingly infatuated with nearly every one of them. 

All of their original designs are SO FRILLY!!

The pink dress on the left, titled Spring Sweet Candy Check, is what I purchased.  It is just the right amount of elegant and cute.

This is my princess dress.

It is being manufactured right now to fit my exact measurements. <3

I also purchased socks and an adorable pair of shoes! I can’t wait until I receive them so I can show them off to you! X3

That may not be for about a month, though, due to the amount of time required to manufacture a custom-sized garment.  Plus, I ordered using  a slower shipping method, to save just a little bit of money. <3

I’ll be making my own bloomers and petticoat!  The bloomers are actually almost done – I will probably finish them today!  Maybe some burst of productivity will happen and I’ll get the petticoat down, too!

Oh!  I almost forgot.  I made this gif out sheer excitement the other day. XD

Hahaha, that’s not even a very good representation of the dress. XD  And yes, I am totally aware that I am completely ridiculous.  I just can’t help myself~  I’m so looking forward to having my princess dress!



Update: Princess Training: Foundations
and finally; Princess Training: The First Steps~