Weekend DIY : Cold Shoulder Tee

Some call it a cut-out shoulder, some call it a cold shoulder, whatever it is, this look is practically EVERYWHERE right now. Dresses, tops, sweaters. Which makes me wonder, if you wear a cold shoulder sweater, doesn’t that completely defeat the purpose of wearing a sweater in the first place? Just saying.

I didn’t work on a DIY project myself this weekend so here’s a very easy DIY idea from Love Aesthetics!

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All you need is a fitting tee that you don’t mind cutting up. Decide how large you want your cut out to be and cut away!

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And done! The thing with using tees is that you probably won’t have to hem it, most tee shirt materials are very “forgiving” in that sense, they hardly fray.

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You don’t have to stick to fitted tees though, you could probably try this on slouchy sweat shirts, skater dresses, denim shirts (yes! denim shirts sounds fab!) Just get creative!

Anyone trying this anytime soon? :)

Meet Koko, The Baby Amigurumi Koala! (Free Pattern Included)

After swooning over pages filled with amigurumi cuties, I decided to give amigurumi a go. I can knit basics, I can crochet basics, so amigurumi shouldn’t be that hard (right?) But what should I try first? I was spoiled for choice because patterns are so readily available online, although the nicer ones would require you to fork out a couple of bucks. After scouring tons of amigurumi sites, I found a koala pattern which looked simple enough for an amateur. I managed to complete the pattern within a few hours, and the result was…

KOKO!

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A little baby koala! Koko’s just a little shy…

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…but loves hiding and playing amidst my wedding bridal bouquets! ♥

Photo on 7-4-13 at 9.52 PM

For those of you who would like to crochet a koala of your own, here’s the pattern!

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Do note that if you’re using safety eyes, you’d want to thread them on around row 7, but if you’re using beads you can figure out the positioning when you’re all done. I used 8 ply Marvel wool and a 2.5mm crochet hook.

Pattern credit to Woman’s Day. See the original pattern here

big in japan! fuwa fuwa mousse paper clay

fuwamoussei so so so want this! but ben is ever-ready to kill me for not being able to stop shopping! i’m like a little kid i know. i get excited with small things, miniatures and anything cute!

i’ve actually been banned from shopping for the whole of january! but this is uber cute, no? besides, buying this means i can make more pretty things for sale! you girls are gonna love it!

okayssss i’ve got a photoshoot with Neng and gang at 10am tomorrow for The Little Red Dress Competition!

goodnight people! : )

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