Friday, December 11, 2009

Earmuff!! Himehoodies future plans!

Hey girls!

I am in the process of making a heap of EARMUFFS!!! again...

They are handmade, like seriously! I bent the wire frames myself!

Have a look!

They're on my etsy shop by the way:

I hope to make more furry ones since they work better with the wires I am using and they are sooooooo soft and pretttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

I wish it snowed in my city once in a while...

Future plan

I have had a lot of requests for Himehoodies.

Once I get my hands on non-overpriced laces I will get cracking!

Himehoodies will only be custom made to buyers size. Which is a good thing because it will actually fit you! Yes, even if you are a large size (or if you prefer your hoodies baggy)!!

Price will be $50 regardless of size (add postage costs)

At the moment only pink will be available.

Just giving the heads up now!

Its just a plan right now!

Anyway, thank you for all your support!

I have another tutorial I am working on and it is easy peasy! Can not wait to show!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Simple clothes making & making ruffles

I can't believe no one has heard of this youtuber!!

All her tutorials are so easy and straight to the point!!

Simple and easy fashion!!

I love it!

I had a lot of free time today! YAY!!!

Here are some ways that I make ruffles:

Good luck!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Classy Bow Ring

Rings have become a popular seller in my shop!

I also had a few requests from my friends and my friend's friend for bow rings too!!

This week I received new ring bases that I had ordered! The bases are flat and don't have this random plate that sticks out like the previous - more expensive - ones. They're perfect!!

I made a batch of really cute rings from them!

These ones are smaller compared to the other ones I made. They're soooo petite! I LOVE IT!!!

Direct link:

If this item is sold out, don't worry! I have soooo many ring bases and fabrics left! Just message me and let me know you would like one and I will make some more!

I understand you may need to enter credit card details to join etsy. If you prefer to purchase outside of etsy, please email me with the link of the item you want and I will send you a paypal invoice from there!!





If an etsy member purchased before you do, then I am unable to sell the item to you. Etsy will confirm and finalize the order so I can not make any changes after it has been purchased on etsy!

Happy shopping!

Are you waiting for tutorials?

Sorry! I haven't been very inspired lately! =(

Hope inspiration comes back after my exams!!!!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Himehood Shop - more items!

I've spent the whole day today making the promo clip and adding more items!!

This time around, I can no longer offer free shipping!!

I felt bad because one customer bought a ring from me and I had to pack it in a dodgey homemade box and fill it with all this foam just so it wounldn't get damaged!! I sent it off but I felt bad that my presentation didn't look too good! She did not complain but I do feel that it didn't look so good when she received it!!

So now, I am charging normal shipping costs. With that said, I can send to you in a much more presentable way and in a proper box!! And I would feel much better!

Check out my shop again for these new items and new price!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I don't normally do this, but I have a bit of spare time at this moment!

A viewer asked how to create a "puffy" look similar to the images below:
She made it seem like an emergency so I think making a video would have taken too long!! HAHA!!

So I quickly drew up how I would have done this!

There are two ways to go about it.

I messed up the order, so I will explain option 2 first as it applies to option 1.

Option 2:
to cut out three pieces (small, medium and large pieces) and as you're sewing, push the fabric together (or "scrunch") under the foot/needle plate of the sewing machine.

You're going to sew those pieces on top of each other to create the layered look. (Line up the top if that makes sense?)

The order to sew would be small, medium then large.

Option 1: As with option 2, instead you sew the middle and large pieces onto a shorter piece of fabric (which would still have enough room for you to fit into as a skirt).

Then! After you have sewn and scrunched the small layer, add the middle layer then large layer without scrunching as you have already done so on the short pieces previously.

These techniques have different outcomes. Option 2 results in the ruffles get wider at the bottom whereas using option 1, you get even looking layers.

Different results but not so obvious!

If you're still confused, take out a ruffle skirt that you own and have a look at how it is done. Turn it inside out, check out the stitching... and if it is old and unwanted, pull it apart to see how they cut the fabric!

That is how I figured out how to sew... I must have been one bored kid!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lace Gloves

My dance group has to dress semi formal for our next performance. I remembered seeing a pair of lace gloves in the shops and thought I could make an attempt at making a pair myself!

Now, I started tracing my hands for a template but when I had a look at my other gloves I realised the shape was a lot more square (and neater!).

I'm still trying to master it!

For now, I just used my traced hand template:

The thumb bit was really confusing! If I have time, I can attempt a tutorial.

Well, it turned out alright but only wearable on the stage where no one can see it up close!! HAHA!!

Just incase, I made a lace wrist band too!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New stuff

Hey ladies!

Just quickly updating you all on the two new items I made!!

I am still making more as I speak!

Once I force someone to model for me again I will put these up on etsy!!

Please express your interest!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Black Bow Charm

I made my cousin a black bow charm for her birthday:

Made of velor.
I hope I will be able to make more soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tube Dress another version

I found another way to make a tube dress.

It is a little more time consuming than using the elastic, but it looks a lot better!

I lost the link, but it is a video from "threadbanger". Something along the lines of "spring dress" or something! I'm so sorry I can not find it! I will link you guys when I find it, or someone else has found it!

But please to check threadbanger videos, they're full of all kinds of sewing videos you've ever wanted to learn!

Just search them up on Youtube or you can go to their link:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hoody Playsuit

Hey Girlies!

I've been busy studying and sewing a lot lately. I recently bought a whole chunk of fabric because as soon as I saw it I instantly knew it would be perfect to make a playsuit.

Do you love Juicy Couture sweat pants? The velour type of fabric?

Well that's what my playsuit is made of!

I made the playsuit on its own, but it seemed like it needed a little something more...

Yes! I added a hood too it!


If I get enough interest I can use the rest of the fabric to make more! Let me know either via youtube or via email.

Will probably release this one before the rest of my designs because I want to see what it looks like on you!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Worth watching

I found this blogger/youtuber just now, she does gyaru make up and is totally inspired by gyarus!

You should check her out!

Anyway, I watched one of her videos and heard her speak... SHES AUSSIE!!!!!!! Too cool!! Yeah, that's probably why I linked her haha! Because shes Aussie ^_^!

Yeah, another link for while I am away... again!

I know, my commitment isn't 100% there for Himehood. I've been studying a lot and I'm actually really enjoying it!

I have been sewing one item of clothing every month or so, so my stock is slowly growing but is still a fair way from being released. Keep in mind they're all size 8 Australian sizing. I don't know how to sew other sizes because I don't have any model to test it on...

Like I said, will be a while, so forget about me for a while and it will be a nice suprise when I come back!


Thanks for being patient!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bubble Skirt

I bought this frumpy looking long skirt today:(TinyFidgety is my other blog.
Don't mind the watermark!)

Thought I'd made a really easy tutorial on how to turn it into a bubble skirt.

One way is to use another piece of fabric underneath, but that was way to difficult to explain.

I did the easy way: using elastic!

Cut it to the length you want (maybe a little longer because it will spring up after attaching the elastic).

I set my sewing dial to this:

While you sew the elastic on, pull it towards you so it is stretched. This way, when you release it, the fabric will spring back with it and create the "bubble" effect.

I didn't feel like hemming it up or whatever. It kind of tucks itself under the whole skirt so you can't see it anyway:


Friday, July 24, 2009

Himehood "Party"

I'm so excited to announce that I will be adding a new collection to the Himehood range!!

I didn't know what to call this style but I guess it was suited for parties, so I called it PARTY!!


I will not be releasing it yet!

I need to make more so I have plenty of items for you to choose from when I release them to my etsy shop! This is better rather than releasing one item at a time then making you wait incase I out other stuff on later - and you can take advantage of my FREE SHIPPING (regular only)!!

So, I will have a Hime Collection and a Party Collection! Hopefully more things will inspire me and I will have like a billion collections!!

I will let you ALL know when I release them!!

For now, you can have a sneak peak at what is going to be in store!

What inspired this collection is the pair of shoes that my boyfriend got me when I was sad! Hehe! Cheered me up and put designs into my head!

Fake hoodie collar

As you can see, these tops are pretty versatile! You can wear them casually as street wear or dressy and sexy!

Thanks again for all your support! Hope to see you at my shop!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yukie's Fullmoon website is the only nails and nail supply website that I know of that sells at a decent price. I haven't found many other good ones but I will let you all know when I find them!

I like my nails simple:

I have been sewing a bit since the holidays started, I haven't bought much fabric because the prices are so ridiculously high these days!!

The fleece fabric I use for Hime Hoodies are exceptionally high because it is currently winter. I guess they will go on sale when it is summer in Australia (and so it will be winter in the US); and from this I can sell you the hoodies at a good price.

I'm thinking of selling this dress I made but I'm too lazy to take pictures with it and I can't find a 'model'. HAHA!!

Oh yeah, my etsy shop! I cut down the prices of the earmuffs! And I am giving free shipping! I know its still a little empty and you all are waiting for clothes; I'm just not sure as to what type of clothing you are after! I know that some will buy Hime Hoodies!

Last night I stayed up trying to make shorts with suspenders. These are not for sale, they're more of a 'prototype'... my practice!

I did a lot more than go straight to this result! I tried it on like 20 times and had to cut and add all these bits and pieces to get to here!