I've been feeling really creative recently, so I've got back into painting, which I hadn't done in so long (I think since early 2010!!!!). These are illustrations I've done over the past week. I really need to buy some new paper/sketchbook, I'm just using whatever I can find at the minute. It's nice to do something after so long, I don't really know why I stopped, but it's been a nice relaxing way to spend my evenings.
I also went a bit mad at the weekend & spent a small fortune on craft supplies (mainly for my shop, but some bits for me!), & got a hot fix tool & gems. I've studded a pair of my tights, after being inspired by Bebaroque tights, which are stunning, but waaayy out of my price league (& size, for that matter!). The crystals cost me about £10, so it wasn't extraordinarily cheap (must remember to search eBay for cheaper crystals next time!!), especially when you add in the cost of the tights, but they are really pretty, & I think worth it!
I bejewelled them whilst wearing them to get the placement right, but the tools does say not to touch & I can confirm that you really don't want it touching your skin! The crystals stay hot for ages after too, so I did burn myself a few times, before I went & put on thick over the knee socks under the tights to protect my poor legs! I don't really recommend that you do it that way, haha!
I also made the tulle skirt I talked about in this post, another cheapie DIY! I accidentally made it a bit on the small side though, so I can't get it over my hips, only dragged down across my head! Oops!
Whilst I was painting, I thought I may as well decorate the boxes for Dolly Darling that just arrived with pretty pink hearts. Cute, non?
Anyway, hope I haven't bored you too much, but I do like to mix up my blog & not just have it be about fashion, after all the clothes that I wear/buy aren't all that I am, hehe! :P