Wednesday, January 13, 2010


It's sooooo cold!!! Brrrrr!!!

But atleast my head is warm! :)

I made myself this neat lil number! It's a crochet headband with a flower to decorate! :)

Surprisingly, it does exactly what it says on the can...! (Well you know what I mean! lol!) really does keep my head warm, despite the gaping hole that is usually present with a hat! lol!

Anyway, I'll leave ya with this ...

Check out the cuteness of what I found one morning last week... lil birdie footprints... next to my giant boot footprint! lol!!!
Bina :o)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Recycle Scoop Neck Tee

I absolutely love this tee... but I wanted it to be more fitted, so that it would show off my womanly curves, rather than highlight my boyish build! haha!

So I thought I'd DIY-it and alter it!

Feel less of a bum in it now! :o)

Here's a before and after shot!

I figured I might as well make another video tut... cos I had so much fun making the first one! So here it is...

Bina :o)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Aaah! I broke my New Years resolution!!!

It was a practical one... that would be great for my wellbeing and health... I needed to get more fruit into my system, so my resolution was to eat a piece of fruit each day.

But I forgot yesterday! :( I woke up last night in the middle of the night remembering! lol! :o)

It's okay... just a minor blip...! I got up this morning and had a bowl of porridge full of raisins! So hopefully, this may continue!

Bina :o)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Do the twist! Keep warm that way!

Snow continues to fall here in Dublin. The weather is so bitterly cold that your toes and fingers cry as you go outside, so tis best to stay indoors and play dress up! lol! :o)

I put my hair in a bun with a hair clip I have never used before... (I found it earlier today and it was the reason why I decided to dress up! lol!). At the front, I parted my hair at the far side. I then twisted and pinned it at the back!

I haven't worn this dress out yet... bought ages ago for €5.00 in the sales... I really liked the bow! :o)

It looks really cute on! ... Just need to accessorise it well! The dress was such a statement that the jewellery is toned down... with a pair of cubic zirconia stud earrings, and a statement Newbridge pendant (the one I got from my friends for my 21st)!! :o)

All dressed up and nowhere to go now... oh well!

Hope you guys are finding ways to keep busy indoors during the "Big Freeze"!

Bina :o)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Finding Old Treasures...

Cleaning out your room can be such a drag!!! :( Until... I found some gorgeous pieces of fabric!!!!! Unfortunately, they were random sewing scraps that I picked up from some shops... the leftover segments... but they look absolutely fantastic!!!

And I just know I have to do something but what to do?! I was thinking... *I know... it hurts so much!* lol!

A bustier top...?

...and then, pair it with a high waisted skirt to form a lovely dress ensemble... It's pinned quite roughly below just so I get an idea of what it would look like all together!

I took a quick pic of me pinned into it!! (I know... the teeshirt looks so bad with the ensemble! bahaha!)

Here's take two without the tee!!

Can't wait to get started on it! It looks fab! (And that's without even starting to sew it!) Eep!!

I have enough fabric leftover to add a bow to skirt to tie two pieces together! :o)

The skirt... is SO OLD, I can't believe I have gotten rid of it yet! I bought it back in 2004! :-o This is gonna be such a great way to revive this old skirt! Yay! It actually sits at the hips, but I think that if I take it in, it'd would look great high waisted!

Of course, after getting so excited about this new project... getting my room cleaned, just didn't happen! lol!

Bina :o)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fashion forward snow-woman!!

What do you think of my very-in-trend snow woman? hehee!
She's put her hair up in her hat, and threw on a military style snowcoat and a scarf as she was on her way out...!!

Deadly :o)

The snow man was built with the family minus an older brother...because he's in the UK for study! We missed him dearly today, seeing as it is usually him who starts the snowball rolling... Hence why our snowman is very pyramid like! haha!

Our ball rolling technique failed us and the snowball crumbled straight away so... we just gathered a lot of snow together...

Anywho, here are a few pics of the beautiful snow scenes here in Dublin... well what we can see under the blanket of snow!

I know that a lot of people have been affected by the weather in a bad way... so I went out and took pics of the good things! ...Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy the weather (if you can, that is)!

Bina :o)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I got Andy Warhole-d!

Eeep! It was the first time I "andy-warholed" myself!! :o)

It looks kinda messy! I think I used too many levels... I'm not very experienced on Photoshop, still learning how to do things... but hey, as they say...

practice makes perfect!

Actually, I just figured out what I needed to do there as I was!

I forgot to do another filter cutout! Whoops! Atleast I know for next time! I thought it didn't look right... atleast I know now! hehee!!

Bina :o)

I re-did it... think it looks a bit better... what do you think? lol! Bina :o)

Before: ................................................................... After:

Much better, no?
I think the colour choice was definitely an improvement!
Ah well, it was only something to do to fill up some time! lol!

Hope you're having a good day!
Bina :o)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oooh... Another Zipper Brooch!

I promised my friend I'd make her a zipper brooch after we saw some on a top in River Island... so I had planned to give it to her for xmas! But I haven't had the chance to meet up with her and also, I haven't even gotten round to making the zipper brooch until today!


But I finally sat down to it... and decided to freestyle a little bit with it! So I did a star with a trail and added a bit of lace...?

What do you think of it?

Bina :o)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My hair bow!!!

Argh!!! I can't get to sleep! My sleep routine has been completely destroyed since the last week of college!! :o( Staying up late trying to finish off my assignments had finally taken its toll on me, and I haven't been able to recover since...

Anywho... I was getting ready for bed tonight... and I just wasn't feeling sleepy... after my normal night-time routine... I sat down, and decided I was gonna play around with my hair... So here's what I did...

I had the plait in since new years... so I just left it in... and I put my hair up in a side pony tail... and then, check out what I did!

...Cute, isn't it?

Here are a few more pics of my hair bow! I think next time, I'll structure and pin it in such a way that the hair looks fuller around the actual bow part!! What do you guys think?

Excuse the face... Don't have make up on... because I took it off when I was getting ready for!
Bina :o)

Friday, January 1, 2010

My new Yoshimi "Gilet" Vest

Been meaning to post this up ages ago!

I had been wanting to make this forEVER!!! Saw it ages ago, and I finally got round to it back in Nov! It's an upcycle job, used to be boring unflattering linen pants... they were uber baggy and did not look well on! The only part I like was the button detail on the front!

Yucky Linen Trousers

And now, ta-da!!! I have myself a new "Yoshimi Gilet Vest" :) Yay!!!!

But the weather is here WAY too cold for it, so now, I'll just have to wait until the summer! I'm so excited!!

Bina :o)
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