Friday, November 12, 2010
I has taken me a while to get around to and after reading the entry from Universal Doll about current bear ear trends, I was motivated to make it!
I cost me around $20AUD to make the whole thing. Not as cute as the picture above... maybe you have some tips to give me!
Oh and I re-uploaded my phone charm tutorial for those who have been asking about it.
How embarrassing, there are ads on my video about losing weight...
And I want to take this chance to say that I have missed you guys!
Ideas and designs don't come around regularly haha! I usually have to be reading something or be inspired by something I see
Anyway, I'm almost reaching 10,000 subscribers! Yay!
But its not all about the views and subscription. Its about sharing my ideas and creations with you and letting you try it for yourself.
As long as you are all watching me for that reason then I am more than satisfied.
Who knows when my next idea will come. Till then, keep an eye out for these other diy gurus:
All the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *HUG* *HUG* *HUG*
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
If you would like smaller amounts, why not try a locket? Like those heart lockets you store photos in and wear on your neck?
I bought this one on etsy.com. Because I knew I was going to pull it apart, I thought it be best if I bought a cheap one. So I searched up "pocket watch" and selected the "lowest price" option.
When picking them, make sure you know the size. Some of the really cheaper ones are tiny little sizes, unless you want that size!
I waited 2 week for mine to arrive from China.
Perfect size! 40mm radius. And I paid $7 USD.
1) Press the button at the top (remember this part of the watch, it is important!! THE BUTTON!). The button opens up the front cover.
2) Here I took what ever tool was nearby and smashed the hell out of the watch face. This is why you wanted a cheap one because the watch will be of no use here! Anyway, the plastic cover should break up and you can take it off.
3) After, I turned the watch around and used a flat head screw driver to pry it open. Mine had a small groove where you can place the screw driver and lift it open.
When that was done, I just pulled everything out; smashed up all the insides and snapped the rod that was used to change the time. Normally I'd give it to a toddler, they destroy things in seconds... but I wouldn't want it choking on anything!
4) Remember this button? Well its a THICKER rod than the 'time changer' one - or whatever you call it.
Here I super glued down that round thing around it. So just glue down that bit without getting any glue on the rod. You still need it to be able to press down to release the front cover.
Hopefully you have everything correct here. If not, I'm really sorry! My instructions are horrible!
Now clip back in the back cover and there you have an empty pocket watch case!
If you glued it correctly, when you push the button down the cover should pop right open like normal!
This would also be a nice way to store homemade lip balm. Maybe if you're careful enough you can glue in a small fitting mirror onto the inside of the front cover.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I remember walking into a beauty store and seeing a stick of solid perfume. I thought it was the best idea in the world! Too bad it was in a gift pack along with some other junk I didn't need.
I jumped onto the net and looked up various recipes. The one I used in my tutorial was probably the most basic way to make them. There are plenty of other way to make solid perfume, it just depends on if you want to spend that much on extra ingredients or have the equipments available!
Believe it or not, the trickiest bit of making this was actually finding the ingredients!!
I spent a good 3 days researching where they sell beeswax and essential oils in my area!
I found a great ebayer who sold beeswax so that was out of the way. Be sure when buying that its ok with customs. You're better off buying within your country.
I could have also bought the essential oils online or on ebay as well, but what if I didn't like it after I've paid for and received it? I mean if this is the scent I am going to wear, I HAVE to like it!
Try before you buy!!
So, I went down to the market and discovered a natural health store. They had barrels of essential oils to choose from! And they only sell you a few mils of them for $12 to $25. Yes, very expensive!
One night I went out to my major department store. Myers to be exact. I went through the make up section and found an aromatherapy corner.
OMG!! HEAVEN!! There all lined up were a whole range of essential oils and bottles of sweet almond oils!
Essential oils can also be used as massage oils (once diluted) so I'm sure if you know of anywhere that sells massage oils they would have them there!
Fragrant oil is for burning and not be used on the skin!
I know there are perfume oils but they were too pricey for me. I'm not so sure if perfume oils work the same when mixed with wax...
After I got everything, I spent a lot of time practicing and perfecting the methods.
First time I made it, I didn't put enough oils and there was too much wax in the mixture. The mixture hardened and it didn't glide. It was like a block of hard wax that smelt really nice!
So this video was about my third attempt.
I think that is all for now... I feel there is more to address but my head is blank!
If you've messed up, you can always melt it again and add any extra what-ever-it-is that you're missing.
Monday, August 16, 2010
New video is in editing process. While that is waiting, I thought it would be best to give you a heads up about what to expect in the times to come!
First of all let me thank you all for your patience and support!
I can't believe all the waiting I make you all do for the next videos!
Its like my videos are some sort of holiday that only happens once a year!!
Second of all I have to say that more waiting may happen as I am working 2 jobs and studying! Weird thing is, I thought I would be all stressed out and going coo-coo for not having enough time for myself or to do things I like... but I am enjoying both of these jobs soooo much I'd ask for more hours if I could! HAHAHAHA!!
So I only get a good total of 5 hours a week where the home is empty and for me to squeeze in a new tutorial (provided my studies are done... yeah right!) for you guys. I have a boyfriend too so I can't neglect him!
But its all good. Every week is planned out so when I see a good opportunity to work on new tutorials I will be on it!
While I am talking about videos, I do know a lot of my "old supporters" have been wanting to see "funny" videos again (I swear I'm not funny, I know you're laughing AT me!!). I just like to pay people and things out. But in recent times I have had a lot of ideas for those kinds of videos. So... YES! I am considering doing short comedic movies once in a while the only thing stopping me (besides 5 hr/week free time) is finding someone near me willing to act with me.
I could do a MyChonny, Bubbiosity, Community Channel and a Shane Dawson and act out all the parts myself but it wouldn't be as funny... because its me... =(
I hope to find someone who can collab, but even better: is able to meet up and shoot with me!
Haha, if I could contact My Chonny and fly over and we can both rock the pyjama pants, that would be awesome! Although Shane Dawson would be perfect for my current idea.
But I think I'm aiming a bit high haha! I'm not even as good as those guys! >.<
Till I find someone to help me out, it would be more Himehood tutorials for now!
Thanks for hanging in there! *hugs*
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Remeber YEARS ago I said I would get around to making a how to make a Kigurumi
Yeah... like... GANGURO days??
It has been years now! But even though it may not be popular street wear anymore... nor should it have been in the first place! It would be great for lounging around at home or for a fun when staying over your friend's house!
So sitting here tonight, I remembered that I was going to show you how to make one. I made a batch of 6 children size ones for a play. They were all sheep and cow ones! I couldn't do a video on that because then none of you grown up girls would have been able to fit the measurements! And I think the mums would have felt weird about me filming too haha!!
ANYWAY! Gosh I type too much!
I found this GREAT video on youtube on how to make them!
So, I won't be making my video on this since there is no point having two videos with the exact same techniques haha!! Besides, I think these girls did really well and deserve more views for their hard work!
Here are the links!
This is the end result from their video:
Looks like they're professionally made, huh?
Oh! And the great thing about this is its hard to mess up! Because it doesn't have to be fitting, it is baggy and loose. So even if you make a mistake, it would be hard to spot!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoVF839kPvA
Just a quick note if you want to save when making this.
As you all may know, I have been fairly irritated and annoyed with my local fabric store. It is one of those major retailers and suppliers of crafting and sewing stuff, so everyone goes there to buy stuff and they jack up the prices so ridiculously because people don't know where else to go that is a cheaper option.
If I wanted a cheaper option, I'd have to drive an hour to a massive warehouse-kind-of place run by Vietnamese people. Which I actually would rather do that now.
Yes, bitch bitch blah blah.
To my point.
Lets compare prices of this major store to this run-down cheapo Asian store (in terms of making a belt):
Fabric $10 per meter
Thick elastic $12 per meter
Clasp $9 each
Fabric $6 per meter
Thick elastic $7 per meter
Clasp $4 each
Wow, I am really disappointed in major retailers. Greedy people.
The thing about the Asian store is you have to be very stern with them. Because their prices are so low, they try to make you buy more than you actually need.
The little Vietnamese lady was really trying to make me buy more elastic. I told her I knew what I was doing but she really insisted I buy more and gave really lame reasons.
But even if I did buy those few extra centimeters, my total still would not have added up to that ridiculous amount from the major store!
To think I almost spent $30 to MAKE my own belt when I could just buy it!!
(Mind you, I made two belts with all I bought from the Asian store, so $8.50 each!!)
Isn't the point of making your own clothes and accessories meant to be because it is cheaper than buying from store?
I don't know, I feel like I'm beginning a campaign to lower prices in fabric stores to encourage more creativity and individuality.
Haha... sewing... homemade... now I sound like a hippie.
Anyway, my point is, research before you buy.
Look up your phone book and see what other stores are around and go and have a look to see if they're cheaper.
Good luck and happy hunting!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sorry for sounding like an infomercial! I have to script the things I say because I can’t talk on the spot; I generally tend to wander off onto unrelated topics and forget what I was talking about!
I’m just typing up the rest of my findings as I suck at explaining things verbally.
So, according to several resources PURE honey is a better replacement for sugar in tea as it contains vitamins and minerals – these nutrients that are essential to help you dissolve fats and cholesterols.
I’ve only just started adding honey to my tea so we will just see if this really works or not.
But really, add honey for the sweet and smooth taste! The weight loss (if any) would be a nice bonus for me!
I feel that homemade tea, using honey as a sweetener, goes down a lot smoother than bottled tea from the shops. Not to mention how much cheaper it is! $3.95 for a bottle of tea that leaves an icky aftertaste? Or less than 50cents for a cup or two of healthy, smooth, delicious homemade tea of your favourite flavour?
Oh yeah, another alternative can be syrup too!
With all that said, it doesn’t mean you can go and sweeten your tea with massive scoops of honey. Remember this: honey is a form of sugar!! You’re best of getting used to consuming tea on its own; so just gradually reduce the amount of honey each time you drink!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I made it to match this dress:but also stuck by her request of having a bit of black on them too.
The dress has a glittery tube top section on it so I used glittery silver hearts to match.
Hope she has a blast at her formal!!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
Its pretty hard, however, to find pillow cases for these... especially when the shape is not a typical rectangle shape!
I chose a nice, pink quilted fabric for my case and silk for the sides.
I had a long rectangle piece for the front and back and for the sides I traced around the curvy shape on the side of the pillow. (Remembering to leave 1 to 2 cms for sewing!)
Basically when you sew the rectangle parts to the sides, the rectangle will just take shape with the curves of the sides anyway.
I sealed the opening with a fancy button and elastic.