Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lime Dream

I've been sitting (figuratively) on these photos for a while now, I was going to make a post about my recent purchases, but they aren't all that attractive together, so I'd rather not take the time to put them together in a post. I'll just show you the ones that are most cohesive!

vest - wal-mart and DIY, creepers - jeffrey campbell, everything else thrifted

I wore this to Ikea with my mum and sister. My sister needed a new lamp and I felt like eating ikea meatballs. Have you tried their Princess Cake? It is so delicious!

green ring - found in my childhood jewellery box, rose ring - the barefoot contessa, heart ring - gift from tessa, apple ring - H&M

I took these photos before I looked in  the mail and saw that there was a package for me! Look what was inside!

Beautiful Barbarella and Batman pins. So cheap, so good, so happy! They took forever in the mail, although they came all the way from the east so I guess sometimes that happens.

I also bought this toy gun at Talize. It's broken, but that doesn't matter, I'll just be using it as prop for a shoot anyway.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Burger Pin

There are few things in life I enjoy more than a good burger. Kitschy jewellery comes up a close second, and third is probably pizza. On Sunday I went for a burger with my mom and sister at our local White Spot, which isn't a racial hang-out slang term, it's a BC grown restaurant chain. They specialize in tasty burgz with their very secret 'Triple O' sauce, it's hella hard to resist!

I got the BC (which only about a year ago I realized stands for 'bacon and cheese', not British Columbia) burger!

After White Spot we went to the dollar store where I found a bunch of awesome stuff including blush, sparkly pom-poms, a hecka lot of sweethearts on sale, and earring backings. I took pictures of my purchases, but they turned out kind of crap so I decided to forgo posting them. I also went to Talize and picked up even more awesome stuff, I think I'll save that for another post though.

Anyway, the point of this post was to discuss burgers. I've been holding onto this burger eraser I bought from Daiso, you know those Japanese erasers that come in pieces that fit together and are usually in the shape of food? I've got about 8 different sushi erasers, western food is much harder to find, unless of course it's desserts, which are a plenty. The first time I bought these particular Japanese erasers (which I've found out are only made in two factories in Japan, so if they're not from the Japan then they're just cheap imitations, pfft) I found them at Toys 'R' Us for about $3 CAD. They're cheaper by a dollar at Daiso, but Daiso hasn't taken over North America like it has Asia already. Just wait, kids. Wow, I'm seriously getting side-tracked, point is I decided I wanted to use the burger eraser as jewellery, mostly I wanted to make a ring out of it, but I didn't feel like going to a craft shop and opted instead to just go to the dollar store where they only had earring backings. So I made a pin out of it for my jean vest. Easiest fucking tutorial in the world, but I felt like making one anyway!

What you'll need: 
  • a glue gun
  • pin backing (or earring backing if you're lazy like me)
  • burger eraser!

Step 1: add some glue, Step 2: add the backing, Step 3: wear! Am I going too fast for you?

Mostly I used this as an excuse to show off my new burger pin, it's pretty great isn't it?

Look at how sad my jean vest is though. I bought some Adam West Batman pins off Etsy a few weeks back, I'm hoping they'll get here soon. Also while I had the glue gun out I decided to make a glittery pom-pom pin as well, again I wanted to make a ring of it, I should really check around to see if I can find some cheap ring backings.

vest - wal-mart and DIY'd, no age shirt - no age concert, yellow button up - thrifted, various pins - Daiso, KittenCreamery, DIY'd (duh), and the hair clips belong to my sister

Please don't ask me what's going on with my hair, I don't know either. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Letter from New York

Yesterday I received my first letter from New York! It was very exciting, even more so when I realized it was from Lacey aka Lulinternet, inside was a collection of awesome stickers that she made herself! Recently I've been dabbling in 8-bit art and listening to I guess 8-bit music. A friend of mine showed me a really neat video on the history of the Minimoog, check it out here. The same friend also dabbles in new media art, you should check out his 8-bit remix of an aardvark robinson song here!

I had a pretty average Wednesday besides that, it was my mum's day off so we went for a play date with my little sister at my friend's charge's house.
hat romper and sweater - thrifted, creepers - demonia

An Introduction

Seeing as I've been on tumblr for a year or so now and I've just made a personal milestone in followers over there, I've decided to (after years of failed attempts) start a real blog. Although I'll never stop learning and trying new things, I feel I've gotten comfortable now with my internet presence that this attempt will (hopefully) be the final one. So uh, hello world, again.

top and sweater - thrifted, skirt - forever 21, creepers - demonia, necklace - aldo (gift)

Thought I'd start off on a sweet note, with my Valentine's day garb. Seeing as the name of my blog suggests that I'm "nobody's baby" I spent the day with my family, we ate pizza, donuts, and lots and lots of chocolate. At one point my three year old sister decided she didn't want to eat any more chocolate, but she would continue to unwrap it all, just for fun.