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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bunny Ice Cream

Bear bonbons, bunny dango, other cute animal styled desserts are thing, right? Especially in the clay sculpting crowd and acrylic charm makers. Bear cupcakes are easy enough, dango is a bit more iffy when it comes to the try colored skewered type. And a drawing of bunnies stacked on top of each other to make a sundae might not translate as nicely. Bunny head styled ice cream is a bit more manageable.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday / Anniversary Giveaway

I need to make a special giveaway header or something...

I started this blog 2 years ago today. Last year I didn't do anything special about it because I forgot when I started! I wanted to have another giveaway, but couldn't think of a good time to have one. With the blog-iversary today and my birthday coming up, it seemed like a good time!

I haven't picked all the items I want in the prize yet [the "theme" is things i personally like], and so far I've got three: lime green bow, kitschy floral 2-way pin, and a deer pin. I'll add more to it as the giveaway goes on, just know you're guaranteed these three items if you win.

*Adding this strawberry/bow to the prize!

How to Enter
Leave a comment with your name/nickname, email, and your favorite animated movie.

Anyone can enter! I ship internationally, it just might take a little while to get to you if you're outside the US.

You can also get additional entries. If you do any of the following, please make another comment for each one, if they are all in the same comment, they will only count as one entry. Also, if you do any of the following, but do not make a comment for it, it will not count!
  • Like the Facebook Page 
  • Make a post on Facebook about this giveaway [please take a screen shot. you can block out any personal information]
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link back [include a link to the blog post]
  • Tweet about it, including link and tagging @ChasingtheFrill

In total you can enter up to 5 times.
This giveaway will run from January 24th 12:00PM PST to February 11th 11:00PM PST. I will announce the winners sometime in the afternoon of February 12th.

I will select winner through a randomizer.

Good luck!

It's over! Thanks for participating!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mint Kismet Commodities Review

Last week I purchased from Mint Kismet Commodities on Storenvy. MKC use to be a blog run shop and recently made the move to Storenvy. The shop is run by a long distance couple, one in the US and the other in Japan. They usually stock cute things like Swimmer, Rilakkuma/San-X, and alpaca things.

 A while back when they were starting up, I won a giveaway for a $5 voucher. I've been saving it forever because whenever they stock something I like, someone else beats me to it! I finally decided to use it to buy cute cat stationery and a Swimmer notepad. I pretty much just bought pretty paper.

Since these aren't crafty/homemade items, I'll review her service as a seller. I first sent her an email on the 13th to ask about how to handle the voucher since the shop moved [and details about the Swimmer notepad] and she replied within the day. I'd give a more accurate time, but my email says the reply came an hour before I sent the message. I'm guess time zone differences or something. After that, I placed the order and left a note about the voucher. I was refunded the $5. The order was shipped on the 16th and arrived the 19th [or the 18th, but I didn't check the mail that day]. Over all I'd say she has excellent communication [the shop use to be on blogspot after all, which means lots of messaging]. And you can see that the package came wrapped up in a bag and in a bubble mailer. I would definitely purchase from her again.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Packs

For the first time, Chasing the Frill will be offering Happy/Lucky/Mystery Packs! For how long, I'm not sure yet. Maybe all the time. Who knows.

Happy Pack A  is made up of four 2-way bows + a mystery item.
Happy Pack B is completely random and could contain anything. It's more in the spirit of the whole surprise pack mystery.

Of course, you're welcome to suggest the kinds of things that you want in the order and I'll take it into consideration. I'll likely give you what you want though, especially if you've got a very specific wardrobe. Of course, if your request isn't exactly possible, then I'll do my best to match it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bunka Face Pins 3

I know, more bunka faces. This time I had a theme. I started these faces on January 5th, which I guess is when I had the last post scheduled to be up! January 5th is Hayao Miyazaki's birthday. In honor of him, I watched some of his movies. I was going to try to watch as many as I could and go in order, but I ended up only watching three, and I skipped Totoro. I know, how could I skip My Neighbor Totoro? I had the order wrong in my head.

I started with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind then Laputa / Castle in the Sky. Totoro was supposed to be next, but for some reason I thought it was Kiki's Delivery Service. I'll be honest, I wasn't feeling Laputa as I was watching it, but I pushed through it with the excitement that Kiki would be next since it's my favorite. So...I skipped Totoro and went straight to Kiki. No regrets.

Anyway, as I said at the beginning, I had a theme in mind as I made them. Miyazaki film heroines. Loosely based on them, since their colors are very similar and very natural. Either dark or redish hair and dark eyes. While I love that they do look so natural, it doesn't mean much diversity with the pins. I had to make some color changes.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bunka Face Pins 2

They kind of remind me of M&Ms. The green one in particular, and I guess the brown one now too since it's female now. Mostly the one on the left though, the one on the right is more generic kawaii face. Whatever, I think she's cute.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bunka Face Pins

Faceless bunka pin is a little weird to look at, isn't it?
Originally I was going to make a wrist strap phone strap with blue, but with the scallops causing it to curve so much, I thought it could work well as a trim or something instead. Somehow I ended up with a bonnet and started sewing up a white circle to make a face. Hair, pearls, bows later and I ended up with this.