Sunday, 29 July 2018

Cutie Creator Taobao Small Haul & Review - The Basics


Hi cuties, today I have a really cute and needed Cutie Creator haul. I've heard about the Taobao shop a lot on blogs and YouTube and how good value it is for its small price. Currently I'm building my lolita wardrobe slowly through pickiness and budget, so I need to be able to wear what I have multiple ways. I've got pretty far with what I already had with wearing hime gyaru before but I've found myself not wearing one dress as much and missing some basics. So I gathered my dresses, laid them out and went through them one by one to see what I'm missing or how I could wear it differently. So here is what I bought, I've split it between basics and new life pieces.

The Basics



Double rose head bow with cherub chain detailing £7.40
My wardrobe colours are white or cream x pink or lilac and I didn't have one solely white/cream head piece. I have two dresses that don't include pink which didn't come with head wear so this was needed a long time ago. Quality wise everything was good except the band aid tape binding at the bottom, but that can easily be replaced quickly. I really love the cherub charm on the pearl chain and it reminds me of Rosemarie Seoir so overall I'm quite happy with this item bar the ugly band aid tape.


White lace wrist cuffs £6.30
As I said before with my wardrobe colour way nearly all of my blouses are white so some white wrist cuffs were on the list! I really like the bow and drop bead charm and I bought them because of that. The length is a little long but I haven't worn them yet so I will wait and see how I like it. The lace is soft and I also like the ribbon choice on the cuffs too so I'm very happy with these and glad to finally have some.

New Life



Rose pearl broach/clip £4.40
I bought this to go with my love potions dress, the metallic goes well with the magical girl nature of the print. The flowers are made out of a paper/gauze however it does look really nice so I don't mind. the pearl chain is quite stiff and maintains its shape well. The broach/clip fixture is really secure and good quality too.


Flower Broach Chain £8.40
I bought this to go with many different dresses and update them but my solid dresses in particular. I tried to buy one of these in pink as well however it sold out. Solid dresses can be dressed up or down easily and this will completely transform those dresses. When it arrived it came safely in this box too which I now use to store my earrings. I love this piece the drop gem charm is multicoloured and the chain is nice and strong too. I'm really happy with this and shall try pick up the other colours in the future.

So this was my small haul, I was really happy with everything and it has opened up my wardrobe at such little cost. I'll definitely shop at Cutie Creator again too as I was really strict with what I bought since I didn't know the quality. There is so many different things to buy from there and they've already added new products since I've ordered. Hopefully it cools down soon so I can wear my new pieces and lolita wardrobe again, I've missed it!

Blog soon

Amy xx


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Craft Update No 1 - Pink Knitting, Pretty Yarns, Floral Paradise & Patches

Hi Cuties

I'm so excited to do our first craft update! Amy's set up her past craft history well in her lolita sewing post but I like to craft too! Between us we like to sew, knit and DIY. I'm going to split up the post by showing my updates and then my twins Amy's.

Clairey


After showing my pin and patch collection I decided to take one of my jackets and lay out some of my patches. I want to have this jacket to have a sweet kawai feel and I already realise that I need more patches, but this is a good start for sure!



I've also been working on items for our shop Magical Harts. I'm planning on making this flower bow a necklace. I've just got to finish adding the flowers, then dotting on some pink crystals to make it really pop. I think I might also try different colorways! Also I made another bear bracelet which is super pink and romantic. When I'm crafting I normally get a lid of a box and put everything on and get started! Keeps everything in front of me and I can craft where I want to!

Amy


In my passion I steamed ahead with my knitting without taking any photos at all. When I last showed my jumper it was at the mock belt area and now I'm finishing off the last strap. I was a bit nervous with continuing my jumper as finishing it would mean assembling it which I haven't done before. However once again YouTube has been my savior and the next techniques I need to do are a lot easier that I thought. Learning all these new things has inspired me to tackle new patterns in the future.


Which leads to my new yarn purchases, Drops Alpaca boucle in off white and Brushed Alpaca Silk in powder pink. I was looking for a mohair yarn for my next pattern and found the Drops yarn. I never knitted with alpaca fibre and the yarn really interested me as a mock mohair. I plan to take this knitting with me on holiday so I chose a simple project of a ballerina wrap, which I think will go well with lolita and my more casual clothes. Hopefully by the next update I'll have finished the jumper and started on a large head bow to go with it hime style. I absolutely love the yarn I've bought because it looks so dreamy, and it's just so soft! 

And now back to crafting, blog soon! xoxo

Clairey and Amy