Saturday, 20 April 2013

Fun things #1: Quiz - What's your Pinterest personality?

Hi again!

So, this is a new feature on; quizzes! I've been wanting to do this for a while, actually, but I couldn't think of what to quiz you all on ;) Well, here you have it... I hope you have fun!

Ready, set.... GO!

1. When you look at your Pinterest page, what kind of things do you see?
     a) Fashion DIYs and beauty tips/tricks
     b) Baking and food recipes
     c) Clever crafting ideas
     d) Educational pins
     e) Steampunk designs

2. What colors seem to catch your eye when browsing quickly?
    a) Bright and bold
    b) Pastels and gingham
    c) Eccentric patterns
    d) Primary colors
    e) Earthy tones and shades

3. Things that you are most likely to pin on your free time are:
    a) Brand-new collection pieces from your favorite designer
    b) The latest cooking or baking tool
    c) DIY everything!
    d) Printout math worksheets
    e) Vintage images of the Industrial Revolution era

4. Your hobbies include:
    a) Shopping and gossiping about fashion
    b) Baking and cooking
    c) Turning pretty much anything into a DIY
    d) Teaching and helping students succeed
    e) Tinkering, collecting and restoring vintage gadgets (especially ones with gears!)

5. Your dream job would be:
    a) Working for a fashion magazine (i.e. Vogue or InStyle)
    b) Being a host for a show on the Food Network
    c) Being the next Martha Stewart
    d) To be a school principal
    e) Being an official restorer of vintage items

6. When you're hungry, you:
    a) Grab a macaron from the most-talked about pastry shop in town
    b) Whip up a batch of yummy cupcakes
    c) Invent a new food
    d) Make yourself a healthy, nutritious snack
    e) Sit down to a meal of aged wine and sugarplum pie

That's all folks! So, if you got....

Mostly A's:
You're a Pinterest Fashionista! You always manage to look gorgeous and be ultra-chic in just about any situation. From day to night, and from the hallways at work today to the runway at the fashion show tonight, you're the girl with the effortless style sense.

Mostly B's:
You're a top-notch bakerina! Everyone knows you as the gal who can serve up the best cupcakes in town, with a generous slice of class to boot. Your head is always filled with new recipes that you pick up from all the hidden corners of Pinterest, and you scour cookbooks for new inspiration to post on your boards!

Mostly C's:
You're a creative crafter! The main things that you'd find on your boards are DIYs and cute bits of inspiration here and there to keep your eccentric creative juices flowing. You're usually very unique personality-wise, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since it allows you to be a great artist. People turn to you when they need a artist's opinion on something, so keep up the crafty work!

Mostly D's:
You're a terrific teacher! Whether you homeschool your children or are a teacher at a school, your ambitions are aimed directly toward education. This shows quite clearly on your boards, which are plastered with printout worksheets, fun school crafts, and organizing methods in order to keep you sane in the midst of all this. You go, girl!

Mostly E's:
You're a Steampunk Sweetie! Sometimes you think that you were born in the wrong time period because of your love for all things vintage. In your spare time, you browse thrift shops and flea markets for little trinkets that take you way back in history. Everyone knows you as the brains behind all of the things that you love to tinker, and yet among all of this seemingly chaotic schedule, you still find time to crank out the record player and sip tea while listening to some classical music. You're the girl who keeps it old-school!

Inspiration Day!

Hi everyone!

As we all know, spring is here, and with that notion of longer days, shorter nights, and fun in the sun, we can open up our minds to new craft ideas and that slice-of-sunshine creative spark that has been hibernating all through winter. In order to help you rediscover that spark, I've decided to make today's post all about spring inspiration. Enjoy!

Exquisite Fairy chair.
Fairy Chair
Painting by French artist Brigitte Coucoureux.
Vintage Painting of Bird eating a Pastry
Pinned Image
Rainbow Pancakes
Rose Tea Cheesecake
Rose-Flavoured Cheesecake

Cherry BonBon Cookies 4 - A shortbread type cookie with a maraschino cherry in the center.
Sugar cookies with Maraschino cherries in the center
candle in a glass jar
Mason Jar Candles

Love the colors! DIY headbands
Tiffany Blue Headbands (or pretty garters, too!)
t-shirt + spray paint + duct tape
Tie-Dye T-shirts with Duct tape

Wrapping gifts with colored yarn instead of ribbon
Herb Garden ideas
Instructions for: DIY your own DIOR Hack, coffee (or any other feedsack) Purse!  And?  To save even more $$ the Goodwill has purses with some great handles that could probably be used, for practically nothing! This one's a keeper in my 'book' (pun intended) ~p~
Burlap bag DIY 

Have an inspirational day!

 Lulu <3

Friday, 19 April 2013

Craft #4 - Lace-Adorned Dress!

Heya girlies!

Spring has sprung! And I can assure you that my interest in floral print and lace has sprung, too. It seems that my entire wardrobe is full of black and grey, with a hint of color every now and then. But this season, I'm determined to spruce things up a little by introducing some spring girliness into my fashion life by shopping for some lighter pieces (and by shopping I really mean scouring Pinterest for DIY spring fashion ideas).

One morning, I was continuing my search for DIYs when I saw a little piece of inspiration that sparked an idea... and now I shall share that idea with you all!

Now you might be asking yourself, what exactly IS this idea and, more importantly, how do I get started? Well, to answer your question, the idea asymmetrical lace-adorned dress!

Okay, so here's how to get started:

1. Take an old lace bolero (with long sleeves, and the softer the lace the better) and cut off one of the sleeves (as shown above). If you'd like, cut the tip of the remaining sleeve into a diamond-like shape.
2. To prevent fraying of the edges that you cut, sew a pretty trim around them (black rickrack trim is a cute choice).
3. Take the button off (if there is one) and then cut and sew those two ends together to make it hook around your neck (if your head is too wide to fit through the opening you are about to make for your neck, attach hooks and eyes to either side of the two ends and use those instead).
4. Wear a cute strapless dress with it, and your outfit is officially complete!

So, I hope you liked this tutorial, and if you like what you see, you can leave me a comment below or even follow my blog :)

Lulu <3

P.S: For those of you who like to whistle while you work, an awesome tune to dance to is "Tiptoe" by Imagine Dragons. They rock! (Literally, too, because they're an indie rock band.)