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.

Monday, October 11, 2010

a hint of spring

a hint of spring
a hint of spring by stormy-teacup featuring wrap gloves

Another spring inspired Polyvore, this time to play along with Danimezza's 'yellow themed' polly dolly challenge.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

meet my new favourite cripple...

I'd like for you all to meet someone - she is a new resident in our home and has made herself quite comfortable in the spare room....
This is Chan
Chan had a teeny little accident over the weekend and is now sporting some new bone bling!!
This is Chan's new metal foot accessories
The poor doll is bed ridden for the next few weeks and has a long road to recovery from there - you may hear from her over the next few months as she takes over my blog on occasion to lament her condition. (Or, y'know... share craft activities from the confines of her bed).

It's lovely having her around, even if I have to serve meals on a tray to her bedside. Elliotte is taking full advantage of her limited ability to move, insisting that Chan's bed is the best place for colouring and playing dolls. I'll admit I have been making use of the immobile patient too - you'd be surprised how attentively someone listens when they can't be somewhere else!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air
Spring is in the air by stormy-teacup on
The last few days have been almost warm - the sun has been shining and the flowers are all starting to bloom. I'd almost forgotten what glorious weather feels like - here is a set to celebrate the changing of the seasons... Bring on Spring!!

A little bit of blog-love

I've been interviewed for New Member Monday over at Blog This.  Yay!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lady in red (and aqua)

Lady in red (and aqua)
Lady in red (and aqua) by stormy-teacup on
I'm a little late coming into this 'Polyvore' business, and also the 'Polly Dolly' challenges which introduced me to it. But this is my submission for the 'Lady in Red' challenge, I've chosen to funk it up with a light, bright aqua (plus, that dress is ADORABLE!).

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