sunnuntai 30. tammikuuta 2011

A Pencil Case -Tutorial

It happened that the old, good pencil case after years and years of brave working with me, decided to say the contract off. And therefore I needed to find a new one. And let' see, there are still few pieces left over from some jackets.. just enough for..

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A Pencil Case Tutorial

Alright, this is as easy as breathing. If you go and break your pencil case, try this out. (Or if you need a new one, just because you want one..)

My idea was to make it out of a one piece of fabric (=minimal sewing needed, fast).
But in order to have my decorations as I wanted them, I needed to cut the front piece off the rest of it. You'll see.

You need:
-some fabric (I used about 16cm x 30cm, but didn't need it all)
-a zipper (mine was 25cm, black, basic)
-some stuff for decoration
-needles, threads, preferably a sewing machine


That's the shape you want your fabric to be cut into.
The "flaps" on the sides are the ends of the case, the space between them is the bottom. The rest will make the front piece and the back piece.

Now, take care of the rims.

Now it's time to decorate the front/back/sides.
(Yes, my front piece is separate from the rest, but that's because I wanted the lace parts to end in the front, and be hidden prettily inside.)

Then pin the sides to the front piece and the back piece. Time to sew.

Then attach the zipper (I forgot to take a photo in this point). And sew it on too. Whoo!

Now you should have a new, shining pencil case.
Mine came out as a really thin and long one, and I'm pleased with it~

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As for other things...

While taking few things to a second hand book shop, I got in exchange the 18th part of Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and the first part of one Dragonlance series. From another second hand shop, I saved Interview with the Vampire DVD with 2,50e. From a book outlet Death Note 11 tagged along (now I'm missing only the 13th).

Nier I won through Huuto.net with 12e.
Crimson Tears is a preowned game bought from GameStop with 9,90e.

This is what I wore yesterday to Vapriikki as judo, aikido, iaido and kendo groups gave a sneak-a-peek into their training.
(Dress, bolero -second hand // the skull necklace- Europe House // the long necklace -Glitter // the wristwatch - gift // the heart bracelet - Vivienne Westwood)

Also Kina's concert was much of fun the sunday a week ago. Of that I don't have an outfit photo, since I threw the concert clothes on but a half an hour before the show and then went flying to the other side of the city.

So have a close-up to my new flyswatter glasses instead.


sunnuntai 23. tammikuuta 2011

Enfant Terrible Meetup 16.1.2011


It was a white, cold sunday, in the wintery January somewhere around Finland, 2011, when a group of people gathered together...

Right! The meetup post that I was about to make. It's been a week already, damn, the time is too fast for me.

The brave people who threatened the weather.
The winter must have loved us a big time. I know my toes were blue.

I almost missed this meetup, checking in the forum so lazily, shame on me. But maybe that was a good thing, for I didn't have time to get nervous. Infact the butterflies found their way into my stomach but in the bus while on my way to the rendezvous point. Hahaha. But it was all fine again once I found my way to the small group of lolitas at the train station and recognized some of them right away.

It was a nice little gathering. Meeting others who like to dress up in lolitas, aristos, younameits, is always interesting and fun.

Nnnice gestapo lightning, huh?
Trousers & Jacket & accessories - offbrand // shirt & collar - selfmade // The Hat - second hand antique // shoes - Aaltonen // pocket watch & small rose - gifts

Mmm, fiinngerrss~
Krhm, we were indoors too. Yeah. Here with cute [Aristosa].

And with another pretty [lady].

In most of the pics taken, I had my eyes closed/halfclosed...
or looked just weird in other ways. Argh.

*A corpse stright out of a coffin*

And yeap, I look weird when I smile but also when I talk:
"I'm liek Haja and I sort of like video games, yeah, yeah, take that camera away, pluez? My collar is liek not badly, the scarf not strangling meh."

And this picture is just a perfect ending for this post:
(No idea what is going on in this.)

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For some reason when I tried to save these photos to my com they all went weirdly streched. Does anyone know what's the problem with that?

Also, welcome to the new follower~

sunnuntai 16. tammikuuta 2011

A Small Poke

Just making a little note here, because I don't feel like doing anything clever.

I just came back from Enfant Terrible's meetup, but about that I'll make a more proper entry after I have manage to snatch some photos from those who took them.

The roses above were saved from Bijou Brigitte few days before and attached to my top hat for the meetup. (And they didn't even drop off, I'm surprised.)

Also bought this Lip Service's (velvet empire) shirt from Huuto with 35e.
It stared at me... (Photo from LS' sites.)

These three were saved from a secondhand shop.
The black dress.. I have a weak spot for black dresses..
The black thing next to it told me that I yet hadn't one like it, and it might prove itself useful when supposed to look cleverly decent in some clever occasions.
The (darker-than-in-pic) shorts were maybe a bit accidental, but have really nice pockets and will hopefully be practical when it's spring and so on, kehm.
Together they costed me under 15e.

I have been losing in ebay in bidding some Westwood themed items (like heart shaped bags, few shirts, dresses and in 4h also in vintage, violet, tartan skirt), but I infact did win this absolutely stunning bracelet.
The striped stockings I saved with halved prices at GinaTricot.

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As for other things...
I have lost all my links. Sad for there was few I wanted to share with you, among many more or less useful things. But maybe they'll pop out of their hiding place after a while.

Also, hmm, I finished The Wizard of London, followed by Colfer's Artermis Fowl and Atlantis Complex, after which it was Pratchett's The Folklore of Discworld's turn. Now I started The Sandman: Book of Dreams, by numerous writers. Reading is nice.

Next up is the gig of a band in which two of my friends are playing, at Vastavirta-klubi 23.1. and The Showcase of Japanese Martial Arts at Vapriikki 29.1..

Alright, the captain hails from the uncontrolled chaos and heads to clean the mess up and to iron some shirts!

(The Face was looking zombieish, have do with a silly angle.)