Tuesday, January 31, 2012

life: procrastination

I didn't even know what the word procrastination meant until high school, and ever since, I have been abusing the word, procrastination, to describe the position I am in. I've been listening to a lot of the old blues, jazz, and r&b. My friend really got me into this type of music and it's good to get out of the rock alternative hipster stuff. I'm planning to buy my friend a vinyl of Etta James, one of her favourite singer of all time who recently passed away. I could imagine us sitting there, as the vinyl spins those soulful lyrics of her, filling the room with her voice and beauty she created.
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Bdg ripped jeans, mama's cardigan, & thrifted top
Etta James - something's got a hold on
Ray Charles - i got a women
Aretha Franklin - i say a little prayer
Louis Armstrong - when the saints go marching in

Monday, January 30, 2012

Make Someone Smile!


I have waited for years to cut my hair. And voila! About time. But now, I look like an apple. The hairdresser ended up cutting my hair much shorter than I expected... But oh well. My hair will eventually grow longer.

Tomorrow, I'm going to ship my hair to one of the organizations listed at the Canadian Cancer Society Website. So hair, I bid you farewell. Make another child happy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend Updates:



● Incredibly busy with final summatives, exams and Chinese New Years.

● Attempting to knit a cowl while studying for a few tests

● Stitched and made 32 pins for the wonderful members at my co-op placement


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● Found this wonderful giveaway at Ruche.

Hope you had a happy weekend too!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

life: yearning

Well, might as well make a post before all the exams and crap start to drop into my life. I have been having episodes of yearning for the summer days. Can't do anything in this Canadian cold weather. It's freezing cold, yet there's no snow. Anyway, this weekend was great. Let's just say, I've broken a lot of rules and people's hearts but it was all worth the pain. beach & kids the far lands ps. I got better at editing/cropping pictures..first post was complete shit.

Weekend Updates:


● Created a necklace inspired by this (Obviously not as good, but would buy it once I have money)

● Made a felt collar from this diy-tutorial

● Attempted to make a few giant tissue-paper pom pom balls but failed.

● I'm loving this wonderful giveaway

● Wasted a whole day looking for possible prom (PFFT, next year) dresses on ModCloth -- sadly, they were either too casual or too expensive

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY: Photo to Fabric

Hello again friends. I came across a DIY from A Beautiful Mess that I've been eye-ing on for quite a while. I eventually ran to Michaels and picked up Liquitex just for this DIY.

I picked up all the materials needed and cut a picture from a magazine (Vintage & Victorian No. 144 - 2012, if you're wondering).

Voila! It's not bad if I do say so myself! I ended up making much more than I expected and I didn't even use half of the Liquitex Gel bottle, haha!

Though this was a great DIY - I have to say the most challenging part to it was rolling off the layer of magazine. My patience was horrible and I ended up rolling off some of the transfer off other photos I've done. Anyways, I'll try and have a DIY-project of my own up sometime next week. Farewell for now.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

busy weekend

Hello wonderful people. My Saturday began with early morning thrifting with two of my friends. I have to say it wasn't the best thrifting experience (only scored 2 pieces)... but Wendys' fat food (which I intensely craved for weeks) made my day so that was fine.

After that, I came home finding out that we're going downtown to visit my relatives who are now living at my previous home.

My relatives are currently renovating their home -- my cousin was kind enough to let me sneak inside to see how it looks so far and... It's okay... I have to say it was sad knowing that what once was my home is now a small space with bare brick walls and naked wooden floors.

Eventually Sunday came around the corner. I managed to completed all the house chores that were suppose to be finished the day before, worked on a bit of homework, and oh! I went to Michaels to purchase some craft supplies. A bundle of felt, 2 balls of yarn (on sale of course!) and Liquitex Matte Gel. You're probably wondering what I'm going to do with the gel, but I'll show you in the next post. And that's about it. Ending off Christmas break with a cup of tea and regrets on not purchasing Mod Podge at Michaels.
Oh and let me just say could I get a "woot woot" for the blurry pictures?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

adventures: california

A couple of weeks ago, I was forced on a plane by my parents to Las Vegas, a city where kids under the age of 21 are forced to sit, there on their ass, and wait until time passes by because they can't drink, gamble, purchase a hooker, or anything fun. Well, thanks to my sister's ability to argue, also known as nagging, she was able to nag us out of this city and into Los Angeles, a place where it's slightly better than Vegas.
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Santa Monica Beach: Romwe blouse ( fyi, horribly made), gifted bag from grandma, gifted necklace from sister, j.crew pants, & aldo shoes
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Melrose Ave: Thrifted everything except H&M sunglasses, Romwe tights, Aldo boots, & fjallraven backpack
And no pictures from Vegas because I hate Vegas that much... (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Prologue

Together


Hola kids. I am an anonymous blogger who is blogging with my partner in crime, who calls herself Ideologist. My speciality is in jewellery making, well in my mind, I believe that’s my speciality. Anyways, you will most likely see that my creations would be focused on jewellery. I also enjoy art, music, thrifting, movies, and food, oh god, fooooooooooooood. Oh, I also suffer from a condition of poor grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.Hullo there! Through my alias, Ideologist, I hope to share with you the adventures my companion (Chemist) and I experience in the world of arts & crafts, thrifting and food. I don't have much of a talent for anything except for eating, haha. On the other hand, I do love exploring and looking for treasures at the local thrift store.