Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!!

Just wanted to wish every one a Happy New Year!!! :o)


Hope you all have a great evening!

PS: Don't forget about the lunar eclipse that's happening tonight around from 7-8 this evening, GMT!

Bina :o)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lace Cuff Bracelet

I went to Hickey's and got a few bits and pieces (mainly lace) ... cos I've been quite bored over the Christmas break... and I knew that I had to do something to keep myself occupied! My creative juices got flowing and before I knew it, I made myself this little lace cuff bracelet in the afternoon...

I had been planning on making myself some sort of accessory. And when my friend saw all the lace, she remarked on how it all seemed quite garter-like! :o) Which kept me amused whilst I was doing this project!

So with my supply of lace, I went wild...



The tulle lace I bought which was already elasticated... which made this project a whole lot easier!

Sewed the fancy lace on top of the stretchy tulle and turned up my creative dial... added some pearls and chain to decorate, and ta-daaa!!

Lace Cuff Bracelet

This was such an easy project to do, that I decided to post up a little video tutorial. (Sending a little shout out to SecretLifeOfaBioNerd for empowering me and giving me the strength I needed to do what I've always wanted to do... be creative!)

If you're visiting here from Burdastyle... welcome!!!

video

Hope you guys enjoy! If you like what ya see, follow my blog! Comment if you have any questions...

Bina :o)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009!!!


Apparently our sign worked! We had a mountain of presents around our Christmas tree...lol!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope Santa brings you lots of joy and happiness!

Bina :o)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

N*RDie present

I was thinking of a Christmas present for my little brother, but I hadn't thought of any great ideas...

And I had this laptop case lying around, that I got as a college freebie! A company, trying to attract graduates for recruitment purposes, was handing out laptop bags that were branded with their logo[it's been blurred out in the pic below].

Normally, it's only pens and rulers that you get, but I jumped at the chance to grab something different...it's just what you do as a POOR college student! haha!
Before: Laptop Bag Lying around

Anyway, I decided to applique something over the logo and give it to my brother as part of his Christmas present. I had kept a bunch of socks that didn't have a pair... and I had a scrap of fabric leftover from other projects.

So I decided to applique the word, nerd on it. [Decided later to applique 'N*RD' ...kinda neat, eh!]
After: Laptop Bag with Applique lettering

Bina :o)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Feather Hairband

I have this fashion safety pin from a dress I got years ago for my debs.

I didn't think it suited the dress, so I took it off and pinned it on my curtains, and for the last four years, there it hung!
Until, I did my hair for a night out last night, and I felt like something was missing! And this feathered pin just happened to catch my eye! Don't ask me how... I hadn't noticed it for four years... Life went on, and I did not miss this feathered piece!!!

So I attached the pin to a gold chained hairband that I have and it looks amazing... like a hairband version of a fascinator!

Was a pretty cool idea to jazz up my hairstyle!

Bina :o)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bunch of Roses

I made clay roses! Eeep! It was my first time playing around with Sculpey! I had heard of Sculpey and Filo but I wasn't sure where to get some! So I went to the local craft store and bought me some!
Beautiful Clay Roses
They're so gorgeous! I didn't have any proper paint so I used nail polish to colour them... They look very pretty! This was only the test run so I don't know what to do with them now!

But next time I think I might make earrings or punch some holes and turn them into pendants... Hmm... we shall see! Eeep! Excitement!!

Bina :o)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Expensive Taste? Not!

Who says you can't look good on a budget? Whoever said it couldn't be done, was clearly telling porkies! Because I just had the BEST shopping trip ever which inspired me to write this post!

I think I spent probably under €30, and I got three new outfits out of it and! Yay! Go me!!! So I thought I'd share my goodies with you... I've added these key pieces to things I already own to create my new outfits.

Below are pictures of the cute outfits! Can't wait to have an excuse to wear them out!! Eek!
[I have also labelled which items are newly bought, and which items have been lying around in the back of my closet! :o) ]

It's Christmas Time

New: X-Mas Jumper and scarf combo - €5.00 (Penneys)
New: Fake uggs - €6.00 (Dunnes)
Old: Leggings - €2.00 (Penneys)
Old: Hat - 40ZLN (Poland)

Floral Carpet Dress

New: Floral Dress - €7.00 (Dunnes)
Old: Tights - €3.00 (Dunnes)

Gold Member

New: Navy Dress - €3.00 (Penneys)
New: Handbag - €1.00 (Penneys)
Old: Tights - €3.00 (Dunnes)
Old: Cardi - €4.00 (MK One)
(pics will be up soon!)
Loose Blouse Dress

New: Dress - €5.00 (Dunnes)
Old: Shoes - €20.00 (Penneys)


Got such a good bargain! Thank goodness for reduced items! :o) The recessionista lives on...

Bina :o)
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