Pff I have been busy, I am going to stop saying that I will update here more often, because I can't keep that promise anyway XD, So I will update every now and then.
Last Sunday I went to see the Dutch version of Wicked. I saw it about three years ago in London. I loved it!
I was a bit worried about the Dutch version, I was afraid they would make a very bad translation, but I was surprised. It was very good actually.
Afterwards, my Boyfriend bought me a t-shirt ^__^ I love it, it's cute, the image is sewn onto the t-shirt which gives it a bit of a 3D look.
This was my outfit. I choose to wear a bit casual and warm Lolita outfit. The show was in Scheveningen, which is pretty much right next to the beach, and it was cold when we left the theater. We even went to see the sea late at night ^___^
Breakdown: Skirt: Angelic Pretty
Socks: Secret Shop
Blouse: Handmade by me
I have also done some more tatting. I am still learning. I wanted to make something I could "use". I always just make doilies or try-out thingies. So I made a bracelet with beads. The original pattern is for a choker. But I can use a bracelet more often.
I am very happy with the result, though it's not perfect, I think I am getting better ^___^.
Teehee me and my Boyfriend at a gothic and fantasy event during the Halloween weekend ^__^
We are living together now, and we got our very first Christmas tree XD
I am soooo happy with it, but my christmas ornament collection is not so big yet, so the tree isn't very full. I still think it's cute though. I love the color combination, red and silver, it matches with the curtains ^^
Here is a view from the window of my apartment. They are building a garden in front of our flat. I saw the drawing of it, and I hope the garden will become as beautiful as the drawings. I can't wait for it to be finished ^^
Alright, that was it for now.
Ow just one more thing, I want this fridge as a finishing touch (no really) for my house XD
So, I started collecting some materials and books to start. I found a nice book with very clear instructions on how to start tatting.
So I am practicing on it now. I do it everywhere, even on the train to work and during my lunch break ^__^
For tatting you need a tatting shuttle. Most of these shuttles that you can buy in a craft supply store are kind of ugly and boring. I started looking for a really cute one. On Etsy I came across a seller that sold very beautiful painted shuttles.
She has a collection with different designs, all are equally cute. I bought a pink one with roses.
I love it so much, It is very easy to work with to. I have a few other shuttles, but they are a lot bigger, and this one is small and smooth, I keep choosing this one to work with XD.
^__^ In my "learn how to tat" book there is a practicing pattern of a little butterfly. I like the pattern so much that I keep making butterflies. I made a lot already. Here I am working on a chain of butterflies ^__^
A few days ago, I visited Amsterdam, and found a craft shop there. Inside I found some shuttles, and I was really surprised because I couldn't find them in any other craft shop. So I got very enthusiastic about them, and the shop lady told me she had some books on tatting as well. She showed them to me, and I picked two of them. I am so going to visit this shop again to buy some more books.
But for now, I only have these two ^^
Hmm well that's about it for now.
I think I will continue on my butterfly chain now ^^
Just one more picture though
My tiny tiny threat collection. I need some more, but for now, this will do ^^
I haven't been able to update recently because I moved and had to live without an internet connections for almost a month.
I also went on a very fun 10 day trip to Ireland with my Boyfriend right before we moved to our new apartment (Yep we are living together now ^_____^ <3 )
It has been a very hectic time, and it still is. We are still working on creating a nice place to live. It is awesome already, A beautiful 7 stores up three room apartment. You should see the sunsets from up here, our balcony is facing the north Sea where the sun sets over, its lovely.
I have already set up a little sewing area for myself in the spare room which we call the green room (just because we painted the walls a minty green colour ^__^)
So now that I have an internet connection I hope I can get more active on this blog again. And also on my sales blog. I can't take any commissions yet, because I still have a small waiting list with costumers.
A few weeks ago, I went to Castlefest, which is an anual Dutch Fantasy festival. It was great, I met up with some very good friends of mine.
Here are some pictures of me together with Charlie Chaplin ^___^
Isn't he awesome!!!! He is a great and very skilled actor called Cela. He is sooo very sweet, and he always looks awesome on this kind of events. He actually really takes on the character of Charlie Chaplin!
Hmm alright, diner time now.
I hope to make an somewhat bigger update soon ^__^
Last week I went on a bit of an adventure with my Boyfriend and a friend of his. This friend is a member of an official licensed shooting club. He invited us for a introduction day. It was a lot of fun, though I still think shooting is scary. It was completely save though, and fun to try out some time. My BF took some pictures of me, since I was wearing Sweet Loli, it made a nice contrast with the rest of the place XD.
I was doubting about posting pictures, because it could be intimidating for some, but I shopped the picture with a cutesy pink heart, so I think it should be okay.
Remember that this picture was taken in a licensed club, under the supervision of professionals.
It was so much fun, haha, the owners of the club were very nice, and complimented me on my outfit.
I finally got to do some spring shopping last week.
Here is the result, I still need to find some more cute skirts that I can wear at work though:
Maxi skirt from Pimkies
Some cute t-shirts, two from C&A and the cake one is also from Pimkies
Some nail art stickers ^^
I also had my nails done this morning:
I can never do anything to elaborate because of work, but I still like it ^^.
Yeah, I almost bought a new one, not second had, completely new. Why? Because the one I have now exploded two weeks ago. It was scary, I parked my car, turned it off, I wanted to call the garage, because the car's temperature was waaaay to high. After I turned it off, it just went BOOM. There was so much smoke coming from te front, and lots of water was flowing away from under my car.
Luckily it looked more serious then it was. The garage could fix it, so I didn't need to buy a new one.
But I am pretty pissed off at the people that sold this car to me last year. A month after I bought it, I went back to them, because I thought the temperature was getting to high, they told me back then that it was all okay. As long as the temperature didn't go into the red zone, it was fine.
The ANWB (dutch emergency service) told me that what those guys told me was utter bullshit, and they should have fixed it back then. It would have saved me about 300 Euro, Grrrrrr. But I can't do anything about it now unfortunately.
I am glad I got my car back though, and that the problem is fixed.
That site has a pretty big collection of 50's style clothing, not second hand, all new, also shoes and accessories, all for very decent prices. If you are interested in this style, you should take a look at their webshop. They did win the Dutch home shopping awards a few weeks ago to.
The dress has a wonderful fit, but it is a tad to long, so I have to make the skirt a bit shorter. But besides that, it's perfect.
I also purchased this cute weekend-bag:
Cute right ^^, It was on sale at the drug store.
I will use it when I go on short trips.
Last week I finished a vest for my Boyfriend. It was quite a project. The pockets for example are rather difficult to make, but I am very satisfied with the results
The fit was very nice for Him. And He looks very good in it hihi * --_^*