Friday, July 9, 2010

Blast from the Past: Big Mean Pink Alice-Bow

There really isn't much to say about this monster, other than... what the crap was I thinking?! I mean... it's shaped really funny. It wasn't the fact that I had no idea what I was doing, it was the fact that my head wasn't on straight and that I had very little experience with a sewing machine. I also used satin ribbon. While there isn't anything wrong with that... I should have sewn the ribbon onto the pink fabric. I think I had a good idea going on here, but at least now I know how to learn from this. I tried again with a different one, it was plain, but only because I was planning on just testing out this Alice Bow tutorial.

I didn't use interfacing like I should have, because I didn't have any. But now I REALLY know the importance of using that, and ironing. I had an iron, but I didn't want to iron it yet, since it wasn't really 'done' yet. (It's actually just pinned together, ha ha ha...)
Here I am wearing the thing. It's just sitting on my head, as it's still just pinned together. I think I made this about a year and a half ago. When I was living in a townhouse. (As a matter of fact, I still have this bow, and I don't plan on finishing it. Maybe I'll salvage the fabric and make th e bow A LOT smaller.)

Maybe it doesn't look right because I

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Long Time No See

I do apologize for not posting more often, but if you read my main 'blog' (Read: whining journal/corner of woe) @ LiveJournal, then you would understand that I constantly beat myself up about almost every single flaw I seem to have. I'm not perfect, and the 'inner self' of mine won't let me live this down.

But it's a phase I soon hope to grow out of. I shouldn't care, but I actually do. I'm sorry. I cannot hold back anymore, and watch as dust collects.

So from now on... In order to prevent the feeling of 'must beat myself up over every single failure' - I shall post more often with things I will do everyday. It shall be my challenge. If I fail this challenge, then I will delete my blog here and just go back to the way things where before.

I try to keep my drama/life/out-of-control emotions out of my hobbies such as Lolita, ABJDs, cosplay and such... So I'll leave it at that.

Also, maybe I should rename my blog, since I think that I am unfit to 'be' a Cinderella-type person. What do you think?

My 7 Day (Lolita?) Challenge
Day 1: Reconize who you really are
Don't give into the 'bad conscience' you have. List all the things you are good at, and all the good things people had said to you. Chances are, they're probably true.

Day 2: You Are Creative
Make something. Make a wire-and-pearl crown, an alice bow or headband, anything.

Day 3: You are Kind
Say something nice/make valentines for the people you admire. Send the valentines/nice words directly to these people.

Day 4: You are Helpful
Do something that would help yourself or others, be it a task that needed to be done, an overdue chore, etc...

Day 5: You are Beautiful
Take the day off to pamper yourself, sort of like a 'princess day' - even if you already had a 'princess day' recently... do it again, and do it how you would like to. Put your hair up, dress up in some nice clothes, do it all for you, and just because you wish to do so. (Just remember that you are beautiful no matter if you're wearing rags or jeans or frills.)

Day 6: You are Adventurous/Brave
Go out and do something that you never would normally do, like taking a walk in the woods, or downtown, go sightseeing or to spend some time in a nice place you don't normally go to.

Day 7: You are Successful
Celebrate completing the whole 7 day challenge with one more task - overview what you did, and be proud of yourself that you did it. And put on a smile that, if you survived 7 days of this, you can survive doing so everyday!

Nevermind the cheesy tones... it only sounds cheesy if you have a negative-set mind like I do. lol I gotta stop doing that.

Let's just hope I can do this for once.

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