Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

Secret Bingo

First of all a word to the Gang and kajime: I'm glad you like your Valentine/Secret ;)

And now: How awesome ist this secret?

Whoever made it: You made my day! You're a genius XD

You may have noticed: There are some updates on the sewing list. I fixed my petticoat and I am planning to sew another pair of short bloomers, because the ones I already made are rather plain and now they have become my staying-home-and-relaxing-standard-clothing XD
Actually I wanted to start sewing the skirt with the floral fabric, but I realized I don't have any matching yarn so this has to wait. Instead I think I'm going to start with the bloomers now...

By the way: Does the font on my blog look incredibly small to you too? When I started it, it looked rather normal to me, but now it's somewhat smaller... And has it always been black? Wasn't it brown? O.o

Samstag, 30. Juli 2011


It's Saturday, time for Valentines *__*

Thank you sooo much! *__* This is so sweet <3

And the mods of the Valentine community have proven that they don't understand my/our humour XD
Under the valentines it says "1 was not posted for not being a valentine" Well, I guess that was mine ^^
So girls, I'll show it to you here. You wanted a secret, you get a secret. Or at least a valentine, disguised as a secret :D


Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011


Just a small update on my sewing list: I added the ruffle to my red skirt, since I found the fabric when I was going to my fabrics for the camera bag. I'm not too happy with it because not everything went as planned and I had to de-ruffle some parts that now just hang flat, which sucks, but I didn't want to redo the whole thing so I just kept it like it was. That's how it looks now:

Not ironed or anything. And this is the flat part:

And I found a hole in my casual petti that has to be fixed, so I added it to the list.
I don't feel like writing more today due to personal reasons.

Freitag, 22. Juli 2011

And ginger it is

So, after another attempt at dying my hair blonde I resign. I'll just stay an orange-y ginger for a while ^^
At special request, here's another photo of my hair, this time with my (weird XD) face:

At the moment I'm switching from conventional hair care with silicones to more natural hair care and in 1-2 months, when my hair is hopefully (near) silicone-free we'll maybe give it another try. There's got to be a way for me to become real blonde ^^
It's strange that now that I am back to this haircolour (which I have had for years when I was younger) I don't even really remember what I looked like with darker hair when I'm seeing myself in a mirror.

Another step on my way to healthy hair (although my hair has never been unhealthy, so I'd rather say "more natural") is switching to a better kind of hair-brush: The one and only, the Tangle Teezer!
When Sophie and Mia went all crazy about how great Tangle Teezers are and how they do magic to your hair I didn't really believe it, but well... they were right. Brushing your hair with it just feels so good and it's so easy and pleasant, even if there are some mean tangles and knots. I'd really recommend getting one, even to people with curly hair because we have living proof that your hair won't turn into a... well... mop from brushing it with a TT ^^ But enough with the talking, that's how this miracle weapon looks like:

As you can see,  mine is purple with glitter, but you can also get it in other colours (although this one's the greatest ;) ). You can get one here.

Dienstag, 19. Juli 2011

Blonde? Well... not exactly...

So, after two tries of dying my hair blonde, technically I'm not blonde. Actually I'm more of a ginger now XD
Have a look:

Me, desperately trying to capture the colour of my hair ^^
You may call me Anni Weasley now :D We'll try to get it even brighter on Thursday, except for the hairline which already looks pretty good .
In reality it looks a bit different, our camera apparently is not the best when it comes to displaying colours.

Speaking of camera, I can cross out one point of my To-Sew-List! I made a bag for it, even though it really was a pain because of all the small parts and pieces that had to be sewn. I'm not perfectly happy with it, but it works, so it's okay ^^

This is a small bag on the outside for spare batteries. it holds 6 of them as you can see here:


Stefan also likes it ^^ He was the one who gave me the final ideas for the design because I wasn't sure on how to enhance a bag for the batteries. I always think too complicated when it comes to stuff like that XD

Sonntag, 17. Juli 2011

Sweet dreams are made of me :)

So yesterday was our meet-up and I did it. I climbed my Everest ;) I went sweet.
At first I felt really uncomfortable and even asked my boyfriend to accompany me to our meeting point, but I got so many positive reactions that I felt more and more comfortable in it, although there was a moment when I saw myself reflected in a tram and really was shocked for a moment because I had almost forgotten how I looked XD Of course I couldn't go without any black, so technically you'd call it bitter-sweet but for me, leaning more towards gothic and classic, it was over, over, Over the top XD In particular the headbow bothered me.. It felt so big and I was touching it all the time because I was so unsure about it... But nevertheless, I put a lot of effort into my hairstyling (which failed -.-) and my make-up (which I really liked) and all in all I think I did pretty good ^^
But I can go on talking and talking and you wouldn't know what I am talking about, so here's a picture if my outfit, taken when I got home:

(I LOVE my petti ^_^)

I guess you can't see what all the fuzz is about, but this is really unusual for me. So tell me, what do you think of it? ^^
I'll show you some of the pictures we took later when I have them and then I'm also going to tell you a little more about our small but great meet-up. ^^

Enjoy one of the last pictures of me with dark hair, because today... *drumrolls*... I'm going blonde again! The first time in like... eternity? (Oh no, that's not true, there was a "light brown with blonde streaks-phase" around my graduation "prom", but that wasn't really my decision *hmpf* and I was pretty happy when I went red again) But no I'm really looking forward to it, because I get bored with my hair so easily!
but I'm also a little sad because my hair will also get cut. And then it's shorter. Only on one side, but still!
*sighs* I guess I can live with that ^^
But if I ever say I want to get my hair cut shorter again, just because I'm bored with it - STOP ME!!!
Because deep inside I actually want to have really long hair, but as I said: I get bored so easily... but if I'd cut it again I'd regret that, so: stop me ^^

Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011

A bit of this and that

First of all: It's over. My childhood/youth ended last night. With a bang.
And I was crying and sobbing almost throughout the whole movie ;___; But while it was of course sad, the movie itself had a great balance of sad, funny, calm and action scenes. For me, it was the perfect mix, which actually makes it even harder to accept the fact that it was the last movie.
I mean, come on, now that they figured out how to make a decent movie out of the book without leaving too much out, it's over? Damn it...
There were only some minor things that bothered me, but they couldn't outweigh the awesomeness of the whole thing (and I don't want to spoiler anyone, so I'm not going to tell them to you just yet. Maybe when the DVD comes out and somebody asks to hear them ^^). I am really happy, that I waited with watching the first part of the movie, because seeing it all together made it... somehow special.

So, moving on to the next topic. As you can see, my To Sew List can now be found in the side bar (thanks to Sophies inspiration) and as you can also see: Some progress ^^ I started working on the blouse and now have taken off the lace from the collar (although it was a pain in the ass to sew that damn thing together again, I had to redo it 3 times -.-) and later (or maybe tomorrow) I'm going to fix the sleeves. Although I have to say, having taken it off and on several times today, I get the feeling that it doesn't really suit me. The sleeves are just huge and make my shoulders look absolutely masculine, at least that's what I fear. I hope that with a poofy skirt it won't look as bad... Well, we'll see...

And furthermore, how amazing is this:

It's a silver pendant in the shape of SCOTLAND!!!!! Can be found and bought here, also in the shapes of other countries, but of course my eyes are only set on this one. (although Finland would also be cool... but not as cool as Scotland <3) It's so awesome, I could carry Scotland around on my neck, right over my heart = right where it belongs <3 (Oh yeah, for those who don't know it yet: I'm a Scotland-freak ^^)
I'll definitely buy that next month... I could afford it this month, but I always like to have a sort of buffer moneywise, in case there's some emergency, especially since the month's not even half over. But actually I also don't like already planning on spending money I don't even have yet *sighs* But this one just HAS to be mine ^^
Oh boy, birthdays at the beginning of a month sort of suck XD (Nevermind, baby :-*)

Montag, 11. Juli 2011

I am sew busy (pun intended ^^)

It has been a while since I've sewn something, hasn't it?
Well don't worry my dear readers, that's going to change ^^
I've had kind of an extremely lazy phase when it comes to sewing and I also have those times when I don't dare to touch my sewing machine because it's so great and I am nothing XD I'm not sure I'm "worthy" of it, although the only way to get better would be using it...
Well, so I made a list of a few things that I have to or want to sew and already started:

(/) Take in some clothes (2 pieces already done, al least 2 to come, maybe more)
(x) Take band-shirt in for my boyfriend and fix some holes in his trousers
( ) Short bloomers
( ) Alter blouse for lolita meet-up
( ) Alter Surface Spell dress ? (question mark because I'm not even sure how to do that, so maybe I'm just going to deal with it the way it is)
( ) Skirt (or maaaybe JSK), to be made from some floral (unfortunately polyester-y) fabric --> finally found some plain red fabric to go with it
( ) Add a ruffle to my red skirt (at least if I can find the rest of the fabric)
( ) Skirt, to be made from the VR fabric that Mia, Sophie and I ordered (I wonder if we get secret-ed for that ;) )
( ) Bag for our new camera (Yes, we finally have a camera. Nothing fancy, just a simple digital one but fortuntely now I can provide you with better pictures than those that I took with my mobile phone XD)

So you see, I have a lot to do ^^ But I won't be sewing all the time, Final Fantasy XII got me hooked again.

By the way, it was my boyfriends birthday at the weekend and I got him an Xbox together with my parents and very good friends of ours <3 He couldn't believe we actually got him that. His first reaction was "I can't accept that!" He's so cute... and today he passed an exam with 1.0! I'm proud like a mother XD
And to celebrate his birthday we went to a mexican restaurant, which was really nice.

There is one thing that I wanted to ask you because I can't really decide: Now that I actually have a blouse there is no excuse for me not to wear a sweet lolita outfit to the next meet-up, but then there's this wonderful gothic dress hanging in my closet. So I can't decide... What would you say, sweet or gothic?

Freitag, 8. Juli 2011

Dream of Lolita

No, this is not going to be about replicas or anything, it's simply about a lolita dream I dreamt last night XD

Now with all this Lucky Pack stuff going on on EGL and elsewhere I guess it was just a matter of time until I had a dream about it.
I dreamt that I was finally able to buy a Meta Lucky Pack but not through the internet. No, I just walked into H&M and bought it O.o And inside... well, I wouldn't have guessed it was a Meta-pack, because I had the Bodyline Love Nadia skirt in sax and some bustier thingy from innocent World (which doesn't exist in reality. It had a zipper in the front which was really weird O.o) And I can't remember any other things... Anyway, it was really strange XD

Speaking of Lucky Pack: Sophie got one but unfortunately the contents don't fit her style. So if you are a sweet lolita, have a look: Sales post on her blog , Sales post at the sales_comm

The end of an era...

I can't believe it's actually going to be over.
It's not even helping that there is "It's going to end" written on all the ads.

We're going to watch the seventh movie as a double feature on Tuesday, fortunately not in 3D. I think 3D makes it more uncomfortable to watch movies, especially when you sit in the wrong position for it.

*sighs* Life's going to be really different when there's no other HPbook or movie to look forward to...

Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011

Surface Spell Cathedral Gothic JSK

As I promised yesterday, here's my little "review" (it's not really a review, it's rather me bragging about how great it is XD) of my new dress.
This is it, front and back:

I don't know why, but somehow I had thought it was a print, but it's a lovely embroidery!
Have a look at it:

I'm so in love with this moon! It's so cute *__*

And these little bats are so great!

But as great as the dress is, it certainly isn't flawless. The underskirt and especially the tulle that peeks out at the bottom of the dress is uneven:

That's the bottom of the dress inside out. When it's worn you don't recognise it from the front, but in the back you can see it, because the tulle disappears completely under the skirt. I'll see if I can fix that.

But apart from that it's perfect. The fit of it is amazing and it even holds my poofy petticoat! I was a little worried there wouldn't be anough room for it underneath so that I would have to wear it with my casual petti, but it works ^^

By the way, it came with two detachable bows with small cross charms and a rose corsage (that Hurley has already been playing with -.-)

Dienstag, 5. Juli 2011

I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right...

I have gotten some new things lately that I haven't yet told you about ^^
In reference to my title, I have some new shoes. Here they are:

I love them, they are my new summer alternative for my boots. Actually I have wanted them since I first saw them at New Yorker, but I didn't want to pay 30€ and now they only cost half the price, so *yay* I bought them ^^

Furthermore, I have a new summer dress and it is - I'm even anxious about saying it - not black. Not at all. But I have also been craving for this one for quite some time and now I finally have it. This is it:

I can't believe a floor length dress actually suits me O.o And I adore it and would like to also have it in black. What do you think, to buy or not to buy? (although I don't really have the money this month and I guess it will be gone next month -.-)

And now for some lolita stuff: I bought a blouse and a dress through the Dunkelsüß-Flohmarkt last month already and realised I hadn't even showed them yet ^^ So this is the blouse (sorry for crappy photo -.-):

Finally I have a black short sleeved blouse! I'll just have to alter it a little. The sleeves are too wide and then it has this lace at the neck that is just too... well, big? Anyway, it looks strange and so I'm going to take it off. You can see it in this picture:

So... actually I was going to tell you about the dress now, but I'm pretty tired, so I'll do that tomorrow and a little more in Detail ^^

Have a good night!