Monday, April 9, 2012

while my blog was sleeping...

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! I thought I'd do a little recap of some of the things I did during my week off from blogging and email (speaking of email, I'm getting caught up today and tomorrow :) I had a really relaxing and productive break but I'm so happy to be back! I can't believe how much I missed blogging, even for such a short time.

I tried enacting a little spending freeze, but that was immediately thrown out the window when I saw Rachael from The Paraders launched her new website. Look at this dress!! The mint color and pretty pleating?! I had to have it. Of course it doesn't hurt that she's offering 20% off right now (coupon code NEWSITEB) My willpower is being seriously tempted by this number, too. Please somebody snatch it up before I whip out my wallet again! ;)

Saturday night me and my brother played card games and then dyed eggs! We usually do patterns or try to write on them with crayons (which always fails) but this year we thought it would be pretty to do simple one-color eggs. I think they came out gorgeous!

I whipped up a little DIY I'll be posting later this week! I don't do them often enough, but this is by far my favorite one I've ever come up with. And that includes the cat skirt! ;D

One evening I spent the entire night playing with and photographing my cats. I wish I could do that every night! I love this one of Chloe that I took from below. She's such a manic kitty and this picture totally captured her personality!

I painted my nails for Easter, and drew a little bunny on my thumb! I tried doing a matching bunny on my right hand, but the black dots for the eyes were coming out so huge that it looked like a demon rabbit, so I stuck with one single bunny lol...

Some supplies that came in the mail for a new project I am SO excited about! I'm working on it this week and hopefully I can share it by Friday!!

I got a lot of new Flapper Doodle goodies into the shop, too! This is a set of sweater clips where the chain serves as the string link between the flappers playing telephone! This was a little collaboration with my mom, since she's a lot more skilled with jewelry making than I am :)

Also in the shop, a set of cat lady note cards! There are 6 cards in all, featuring my various drawings with cats and flappers :) I had a lot of fun doing the photos for this one.. obviously!

For the first time since (I think) December I finally did some new drawings, too! The one on the right was inspired by the beautiful lady ties by Flapper Girl! (I wore one in an outfit post here.)

And, finally, I dyed my hair. I'm sure I'll do pink again someday but it just wasn't feeling me-ish anymore. I'm not sure if the picture captured it right, but in person it looks exactly like Hayley Mills' hair color in The Trouble with Angels! I used bright red hair dye, but my tresses are a little over-processed and color just isn't sticking the way it should, so this is what I came out with. I love it though! I'm actually a little sad that I probably won't be able to recreate it since it was a hair dye goof! ♥