Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013
I wore this while my husband and I walked around town handing out resumes.
Comfy, casual and super cheap.
Top: Thrifted 2.99$
Under shirt: Thrifted tank 1.99$
Leggings (not maternity): Fields 19.99$
Boots: Payless 27$ on sale
We're still waiting to hear back. Wish us luck!>
Sunday, 15 September 2013
You're going to need some tools for this one:
Soft bristle brush
Your regular hair brush
Curl pins or bobby pins
At least a few fingers
And some gentle hold hair spray
Brush ut your hair so that it's nice and easy to curl.
Seperate a lock of hair from the base of your neck, at the very bottom.
You'll want to the rest of your hair our of your business with a hair tie or pin.
Tool time! Heat your curling irons ladies and gentlemen.
You're also going to want to make some hair pins available right about now.
I like to curl away from my face, hold the curling iron on for just a few seconds, of course all hair is different, you'll have to get to know how yours responds to heat.
Now, pull out the iron and quick like a cat roll your hair back up in the same direction you just curled it until it's tight against your scalp. Grab that pin we prepared earlier and pin that sucker in nice and tight.
Now do it again.
And again, and again.
You want to work up from the base of your skull toward your face.
I like to curl the hair at the front straight up, I have a theory that it gives you extra volume right around your face but I've never done proper labratory testing to prove the hypothesis so you're just going to have to trust me.
By now your head shoud look like this.
Naturally adjust for lack of mohawk or colour variation.
It acutally looks kinda cool.
Now, spray those pinned curls with your gentle hold hair spray and wait until they are dry and cool to the touch. Should be just a few minutes.
Release your hair from it's prison!
Don't worry, we have a couple more steps we're not quite done yet.
Now, using the fingers I mentioned earlier pick through your hair very gently to seperate the curls and add even more volume. Don't be raking your claws through there. Treat the curls with love. You've worked hard for them.
Now very carefully use the soft bristle brush to smooth out the fly aways and give your curls a nice refined look.
What do you think? Not too bad at all, it only took us 20 minutes.
Perhaps if you are anything like the many ladies who have said to me something along the lines of,
"I would love to do that but I could never be brave enough."
"But I could never pull it off like you."this will inspire you!
Girly mohawks for all the chicks who secretly want a mohawk, but have no idea how to make it fit into their sense of style!
And for everyone else: Whatever hair you want!
Craft on my friends, Mikelina
Thursday, 12 September 2013
For this season of Project Run and Play the week one challenge is, as always, the pattern remix. This challenge is my absolute favourite especially as it tend to offer an additional challenge to those of us who don't have girl's to sew for.
I didn't start this challenge until Tuesday, the day after the challenge was anounced. I was inspired by Sewing Like Mad's 32 pattern piece dress. Wildeman's Popeveralls have 25 pattern pieces in all. This is certainly the most complicated piece I have ever sewn for Wildeman!
I started by drafting this pattern on my own and drawing out on old wrapping tissue. Pretty!
I feel like I'm finally gaining the skills as a seamstress and refashioner to take my crazy ideas to fruition and really be proud of the things I make. I've come a long way in the last few years and so much of that is due to the incredibly community of bloggers who share their passion, skills adn discoveries with each other. I'm so glad to be a part of such a friendly, creative group of talented women.
Thank you and craft on!
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
I have finally been able to get started on Wildeman's fall/winter wardrobe, which I must make in all 18-24 sizes despite that fact that my little man has not yet had his first birthday.
For my first trick I present to you...
Rock - A - Baby
WE BOUGHT A BUS!!!
The less crazy among you may be wondering, "...hmm? What now? A bus? Why is that exciting. Why would you even buy a bus?"
Well, friends, readers, casual link clickers, avid googlers we bought a school bus to convert, and promptly move into. Roadtrip of life!
Readers, Mr. Bunbury. Mr. Bunbury, my lovely readers:
So many exciting things! I can't wait to share them with you all and to see what you all are doing!
Live long and crafty my friends!
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
A while ago (too long ago) I got a request for hair tutorials from Kay Brady. I loved the idea but was hesitant at first because long chick-mohawks aren't exactly something you see everyday. Then I realized that for most of the hair styles I do the mohawk is not a necessity.
So, let's get started shall we?
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Happy Summer Crafty Ladies and Gentlemen!
I have had my eye on this pin for at least a year now. I fell in love with it right away and knew that it would be so easy to do but couldn't quite bring myself to wear a mini-skirt until I had lost more of the baby weight (which is not something I'm happy about btw. I have to work on that. Miniskirts look great on big girls!) . And now this oh so easy, oh so cute refashion is mine!
I unfortunately don;t have a source for this as the pin clicks to through to a 404 but I pinned it to my very overdue Spring 2012/2013 board. 3 down, 16 to go.
Monday, 8 July 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
So, Canada's birthday is coming up and how am I celebrating? With plaid! Red plaid! Red plaid flannel! My kid looks like a tiny lumberjack. Speaking of which allow me to present to you:
The pants were formerly an awesomely stripey shirt. I love these pants! Definitely one of my favourite Wildeman pieces. I wish I had gotten better pictures but I will update later with more. Right now there's a pesky border and a few hundred miles in between us but soon...we will be reunited!