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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I have all these safety eyes that I'm doing nothing with. I don't make enough amigurumi with faces/eyes. Since I bought the tiny 5mm [i think...i tossed out the packaging] eyes for my own experimentation, I thought to use them with the thin crochet thread since it would also be more to scale. The eyes were so big and bug eyed in comparison to the size of the head to me, so I added some stitching details to make it more...odd? I can't think of the right word.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Petticoat Parade part four

Highschool Creme! Wearing some kind of either gathered maxi-length dress or a short fringed dress. I haven't decided. Either way, she's definitely the talk of the halls, and not exactly in a good way. I've personally never experienced anything like this growing up, but I do hear talk about other students staring and stuff from friends who attended different schools. In this case, Creme went to one of those schools.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tea Staining and Japanese Patterns

In pursuit of expanding my crochet ability, I've started trying to learn how to read Japanese patterns. Instead of written out patterns like [ 1sc, 1st inc, dc 5 times in same st...ect], they're more visual and rely on knowing symbols. I don't have them all memorized yet, but I think I know the basic ones down enough to make simple things, like this triple tiered flower.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Petticoat Parade part three

The two pages from inbetween the two from last post! These two were also very similar because the subject was about Creme in her dream dress [Angelic Pretty's Twinkle Mermaid] and having a moment where she felt magical.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Petticoat Parade part two

Part two of Petticoat Parade, including another two pages, but this time not quite in order. Two pages have a similar look to them, with a character giving an example of something, hence the opposing placement of them with their respective subject behind them. There are two pages between them.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Petticoat Parade part one

Character design and style. Creme on the left, Poppy on the right. 

I wrote a script in my Creative Writing class titled Petticoat Parade. It's very short [2 pages], about two lolitas, one a seasoned veteran [Creme - inspired the lovely Christine] and the other new [Poppy]. Poppy returns after her first day out in full lolita fashion. She gets made fun of and says she's given up. Creme steps in and tells her about how wonderful it is to feel pretty after getting past the initial negative reactions. She talks about her dream dress, wearing vintage in school, and how it doesn't matter what people think.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blooming Tea

I got this tea for Christmas and so far have only had one. The other day I decided to try another! It was lovely to watch, but I don't think I care too much for the flavor. It's very savory, so I tried to tone it down with milk and sugar. I'm going to assume the rest will taste similar, but at least they're all different blooms. Video at the end of the post.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Asian Cultural Festival

We had an awesome banner!

I attended Asian Cultural Festival on Saturday, representing lolita fashion in general and San Diego Lolitas, my local group. I didn't really have much details on what was going on, I just knew we had a booth and table space...so I kind of went into it a little blindly. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that we had a legit booth and banner! I haven't been regularly attending meet ups, so I didn't know we were an organization, haha. It's pretty damn cool though.

The water dragon mascot is so cute!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pink Macaron

I made a macaron the other day, and I think it looks quite cute. The rhinestones however are really crappy because I pried them off an old craft, thus tearing off the silver backing. I had to use hot glue to stick to the remaining silver to get it off so I could put a new coat on the back. Of course, my paint supply is limited because I have no idea where they are...so I just used pink puff paint. Got the job done.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Lace" Bow Pattern

I've decided to add pages. They've actually been up for about a week now, but the content is a little sparse. I know people like free patterns, because I certainly do, so here's another! Please do not claim the pattern as yours or post it somewhere else [unless you make major changes/rewrite parts, but at least mention that you got it from me first]. Also, please credit me if you use it. You're welcome to do whatever you want with the finished product [sell it, give it away, whatever]. If you take pictures and share it with me I'll feature it in a post [including your website if you'd like me to.]