Sunday, 29 November 2015

Xmas cards

Hi. Random post here. I've been really into card crafts, so I naturally had to make Christmas card as well. Last time I made Xmas ones was when I still lived with my parents, and I haven't made them since because I didn't want to buy the base stock (since the first time you have to buy a lot of things, the following years you just need a bit of new things). However I've bought some cat themed and other cute ones + steampunk-y and black & white ones. So since I had some base things, I thought "what the hell, let's do it" and spent about 60€ on it x'D 

Most things I didn't use all of, so next year I don't have to buy anything unless I want some new things. Plus some of the things I bought can be used for other than Xmas things as well. I made around fifty cards, and used most of them. The ones I won't send or give will be saved for next year as samples.

Here are just a couple. I love 3D thingies, and my favourite ones are the white pine cone one, blue one with the snow flakes and bird and the black cards. I love how now cards can be black and not be angsty or funeral. The top left corner eco color one has cool stamps and it looks pretty IRL but looks really boring here ^^' 

That's about it. I have made all cards, they're ready to ship. I've also wrapped all gifts already as well, I only have two items to buy and two things to  make and I'm set! I have to be early because I'll be swamped at work + I love Christmas so I'm hyping myself with preparing everything. Can't wait ~

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

No videos in December

Like the title says, I won't have time to do videos in December (since I work at a book store = retail, I'll want to spend my free moments with my partner and kitty). That said, there will be a meet up in December, so I'll post photos of that :) 

I made a video about this and ramble a bit about what Christmas here in Finland is like. I sound awful because I was sick and lost my voice, and it still hasn't quite returned -.-'

Videos will continue in January, and I'll make these:
- Lolita themed New Year Resolutions
- Wardrobe post
- A tutorial for the tiered A-line skirt.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Knight’s Night Skirt

This skirt took a month to get to me. A month. I got it from Lacemarket, and the seller sent it right away but the post office here is abysmal, at least in my town (long political story). So after a week I started to wait the skirt "any day now", and when it didn't come, I was getting kinda pissed. But, alas, it is here, and I love it <3 Here's a video.

The brand name is Knight's Night, they're from TaoBao and I don't think they name their prints? At least I couldn't find them. The print has this sort of grave look with swords and shield on it, and the base blue fabric has awesome print on it as well.

The buttons have emblems and it's a really nice touch! The skirt is absolutely full of details and very high quality lace. The back shirring gives nicely, but since the skirt is a bit big, I use the lacing to take it in just a tiny bit. 

The skirt is XL so I had to lace it in the back, but once I did that, it hugs me nicely. Plus the skirt is long enough to cover my knees! So it's a perfect fit <3 It's also fully lined, which is nice.

I've been looking for blue items to add to my wardrobe. I would love to have blue + pure white, but this skirt is more ivory / light beige. So my hunt for blue/white continues, but I think I'll wear this piece a lot. I made a bit more classic coord today, but I think I can make awesome gothic outfits with this as well.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Okay I just wanted to rant. I watch a lot of lets's plays on Youtube (as well as a ton of ther gaming content like podcasts and news and stuff) and Dodger recently started playing Brilliant Shadows. It seemed really interesting and I would have made some different choises than what Dodger was making (I only watched her play two episodes), and since the game was only about 7€ on Steam, I bought it. And played it. And finished it. I got ending two, and damn! More! Now!

If you enjoy visual novels with choices and a ton of magic, try this one out. Seriously. PS The (English, no Japanese here) voice acting is superb. And I'll have to get the soundtrack.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

About lolita trends

This week's video is another of the Lolita 52 Challenge, and this time I picked trend themed questions. I wore boystyle since I couldn't access my petticoats... Also this is a new wig, I got it for ouji. Now I have a brown, black and grey short wigs! My collection grows :D

Disclaimer: I don't really "follow" lolita trends (and never have), so I'm working with what I know since I didn't have time to do a trend research :) I rant more in the video, but here's the short answers ~

18. Trends I thought I would never get into, but now I love
- Wigs
- JSK's

19. Trends I thought I loved, but now I'm not too keen on
- Music note prints
- Renaissance themed prints (especially ones with big faces)

(Rant about trends I don't think I'll ever get into: sceptres and sashes)

11. Three trends I wish would come back
- Minihats!
- Fat soles shoes
- (I didn't come up with a third one...)

37. Something that's not my style, but I love anyways
- OP's
- Shiro / all-white lolita

51. Predict the next lolita trend!
- Weirder hair accessories (or accessories in general)
- Shorter hems, nontraditional cuts and materials 
- Eventual return from OTT to toned down / more natural lolita styles

So if you watched the video, you saw the random background and heard the noise. The window dudes were frolicking upstairs... It was a bit odd way to film, but I didn't want to skip two weeks in a row. :/

I'll finish the skirt tutorial when I can, but as you can see, my sewing table... kinda had a couch on it ^^' The windows are now changed and big furniture moved back to their places, but with heavy work hours, I still haven't moved all small things (clothes, books etc) back because I want to organize them well...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Father's Day

At least this time I have a lolita outfit snap xD So it was Father's Day here, and of course I went to see my Dad. I wore a toned down lolita coord since the day was not about me, so I wore my natural hair in an updo instead of a wig, had minimal poof and minimal accessories and no crazy tights or socks :D The ankle socks have pretty lace but of course you can't see it. I wanted to try to coord my kitty dress with blue, and I think it looks OK.

Btw my room looks a WHOLE lot different now, the closets you see here are in the middle of the room now so the window dudes could actually access the window. It's a mess.

I made Dad a raspberry short cake (since he loves raspberries) since I love to bake and every opportunity I get, I make cakes xD The cake looks tiny but that's because the raspberries on top were HUGE. Mmm fresh berries.

I also got him a book (obv) and made a card. I've really started to like making cards and I have hoarded  a big box full of supplies already :P The flip sides are more interesting but had names. One is for my Dad and the other to my partner's Dad - who also got a book. 

I love giving books, but of course if the recipient doesn't like books or doesn't read that much, I wouldn't give one. Mine and his relatives all read a bunch though, and since hard cover books are a bit expensive here + I get to order / hunt down rarer ones, they are appreciated ^^ Yeah book worm families.

As a side note, now that I cut my nails a while back, I've played a ton of games on my PC. Even though my usually really long nails don't cause any problems in my life, PC gaming (with keyboard & mouse, controller is fine) is a bit hard. Typing is fine, but WASD is a bit innaccurate, so I usually favour controllers. But now that they're short, I've played a ton of things on my Steam, mostly I've added hours to Terraria. I created a new world and have put over sixty hours in. They've added so much since the last time I played! I'm saving dating sims and visual novels for when my nails are super long again. And did you follow what happened at Blizzcon? Awesomeness :D Just check the Warcraft trailer. Wow. (no pun intended) 

Anyway, I'll make proper lolita posts and finish my skirt tutorial once things return to normal ~

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Cat and games

Hi. There was no vieo last week and probably won't be this week either. Why? The building we live in is changing all the windows, and they're coming here too. So. They kinda need to access the windows. So... I have to empty my wardrobes, both inside and the top, move them, empty my fillable couch, move that, and try to fit my sewing table to the corner - in my room. Kitchen table has to go, the extra freezer has to go - and thus be emptied, computer table emptied and moved, TV & console stand emptied and moved, balcony emptied... And more. Where we'll move all this stuff, heavens only know. We've started and there is SO MUCH. AGH.

Anyway, I had some friends over a while back. We ate yummy food, drank lots tea, played different board games, petted the kitty and I had them draw for me x3 It was a lot of fun! I love board games, but quite rarely get to play them. Also behold our kitty Oliver, he's grown so much! <3

Trivial Pursuit Disney. I don't why my phone decided to fuck these photos up this bad...

Star Wars, Naboon valloitus

Carcassonne. I love this one.

We played other too and kitty behaved rather nicely, didn't try to reap havoc to the table or anything: just small chasing of dice. He's such a well mannered boy until he gets an energy spurt.

He met my sister's dog today, and though he was a bit apprehensive at first, he went to sniff the doggy and was really well behaved again. And after the dog left, he started playing and purring pretty much immediately, so I don't think he was too stressed. Here he is all puffed up, I felt bad for him to be scared but my god that tail..! It's ~ so ~ fluffy!

Lolita will come soon too...