Monday, November 8, 2010

It's been a while.. (and a little late)

And it will probably be a while still before I can properly get into the swing of blogging regularly. Life is far too topsy-turvy lately for anything resembling a routine. In the mean time, I have pictures!! (you'll have to excuse the poor quality, they were taken with my phone)

lolly pop ghost wreath I made

'carved' mandarins

paper bag luminaries that my sister-in-law (to be) made

my last minute 'Spider Woman' (apparently Betty Boop isn't 'scary' enough)

My sister as an undead scout
The Halloween Fairy

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lacey Skirt Love

Lacey Skirt Love
Lacey Skirt Love by stormy-teacup featuring long sleeve tops
Lace was our starting point for this week's 'Polly Dolly' and I loves me a lace skirt. Each of these styles I love and would wear in a second, if time and money allowed.

The left outfit is definitely something I'd wear to a gig or if I want a bit of 'spunky' bravado... You wouldn't take any crap in this get-up!

I love the colours of the middle outfit - if you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of 'shots' of unexpected colour and interesting colour combinations.

The right would be work/uni gear. I feel very grounded in earthy tones, so something this muted would do wonders for my ability to focus on the task at hand.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Betty Boop - The Costume

Betty Boop - The Costume
Betty Boop - The Costume by stormy-teacup featuring black gloves
There are a few costume parties on the horizon for me, one of which is a 'Cartoon Themed' party - I wanted to create a multiple use costume so that I'm not frantically pulling together a new costume every other week for the next few months. This will be an easy costume to keep on hand and whip out when necessary.

I've included a few different dress/shoe options to act as prompts while I'm brainstorming the dress I will eventually sew.

I also found two great tutorials on youtube for betty boop style make-up, so add a black and white spotty dog and I'm set!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

weekend in the city

weekend in the city
weekend in the city by stormy-teacup featuring wire jewelry
I had a rather large description of my set typed up, but my computer crashed (taking the whole set with it!) so I shall provide a more concise write up this time.

For Danimezza's latest 'Polly Dolly' challenge we were asked to create an outfit based around our dream bag. I started a set based around a magnificent clutch with a knuckleduster clasp (it was beautiful to behold) but I started thinking on my bag choices in real life. I am a satchel fan. I love something with a long strap and lots of space to store my junk (separate pockets for different junk is a bonus!) I am definitely a function over form girl when it comes to my 'stuff holder', and I can't condense that stuff down to a clutch to save myself!

With that in mind I picked a ridiculously stylish satchel that I would loooove to add to my collection and based an outfit around that. I really love this whole set and would easily wear it all, it's funky and sassy but totally comfy!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I've managed to lose a week....

I've had one of those weeks. It's been long, it's been short and it's been both insanely productive and filled with nothing. Is this making sense to anyone else? I couldn't even begin to catalogue all the things that have occurred, mainly because it was all rather uneventful or has been lost in a flustered blur.

One thing I can reflect on is my mad mad derby love. We held a fundraiser for the local league over the weekend, a screening of the movie 'the runaways' and it was massively successful - we even scored well on the weather front, with the rain holding out just long enough for the outdoor demo skate! It was great to have so many supporters turn out (even if they were primarily family and friends) and I've already got grand plans for future fundraisers.... Can anyone say Santa in Skates?!

In house related news, everything is progressing nicely - we purchased the kitchen cabinetry last week, but I had to convince dad not to put it in until we've finished painting... It would be a disaster waiting to happen! I don't know how ready it will be for Elli's party next month, but I do know there will be a functional toilet... That's all that matters, right?

We've nixed plans for an outdoors party, with a sighting of a brown snake at the neighbour's today and the weather only getting warmer... Inside for the little kid party is safe methinks!

My thoughts are not coming out in fully formed paragraphs (or even semi-linked word groups) so I think I shall sign off now.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Miss Mini

My entry for this week's Polly DollyDanimezza - 'Mini Skirt'  theme

Miss Mini

I would wear this entire outfit if I could afford it! I'm a massive fan of 'effortless' fashion - throw it all together, wear it with confidence and a few key pieces (like those shoes and that bracelet!) to tie it all in.

Roller Derby: my other love.

not an entirely accurate depiction of the sport... But it's kinda close.
I've been a busy little bee lately, getting the finishing touches added to the fundraiser we've been organising for our local derby team Dragon City Derby Dolls (DCDD). It's a film screening of the movie 'The Runaways' and I'm super excited about it... I love my team, I love the movie and I love having plans for the weekend - everything is swell!

I haven't done much by way of craft or even interesting blog-worthy life happenings, I've just been running around after all of those little errands that seem to accumulate. After the fundraiser is over I will have a few days of down time, hopefully, in which I can hopefully get the house work under control and a little more packing done in preparation for moving.

I do have a few craft plans on the horizon that I can't wait to share with you, but I'll hold off until the projects are finished, it's much more exciting that way!

How do you cope when things get hectic?

p.s: I'll see you again later today when I pop back in with my latest Polly Dolly challenge by Danimezza.
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