Nov 21, 2010

Tiny Sunday update

Good morning all!
As the title suggests, just a tiny update from me this Sunday.
Yesterday I got my iPhone fixed, so that's one problem out of the way, yay!
Julius is also feeling a lot better now, so I'm hoping I won't be having to go to the vet anymore this month (= more money for Christmas presents, yay!)

And (I think you will probably like this part the most, haha), because I've gotten such awesome replies to my handmade brush roll, I've decided I'm going to make another this week, which I'll be giving away here.
I'll probably start working on it tomorrow, and will have the giveaway online somewhere around next weekend. (As soon as I'm not swamped in work anymore, and able to first breathe freely, lol, and then have some time to make the brushroll :) I don't want to rush it, I want to make a pretteh!)

That's all for my tiny Sunday update, have a great Sunday everyone!

Nov 20, 2010

Handmade Brush Roll

Good morning all!
As promised, a happier blogpost today :)
As some of you might know, my mum-in-law gave me a whole lot of really dark blue cotton fabric a while ago, and while I'm planning on making that dress you ladies chose for me out of it, I knew I'd have more than enough fabric to make some more things.

I've always kept my brushes in a cup I got at Ikea, but I didn't like it much. They would always get dust on them, so I decided I needed a brush roll. On Youtube I found this tutorial vid, which I followed roughly. I did add my own little changes to the design, to really make it my roll :)
Anyways, here's a few pics of my new pretteh:

I'm so happy with it!
What do you guys think of my handmade brush roll? :)

Nov 19, 2010

Oh crappy days

Yes, that's the happy days theme turned crappy, and what a crappy day it's been today!

I won't bother you with all the details though :) Let's just leave it at dead iPhone, emergency visit to the vet for a non-crapping cat, and various other things.

I had wanted to make some photos of the brush roll I made yesterday, but by now it's gotten dark, so I'll make them tomorrow, and will also make a blogpost about it tomorrow :)

I promise you guys a cheerful post tomorrow! Really! :)

Nov 18, 2010

NOTD - Stargazer 308

Hey everyone!
Today, after a week of silence (sorry about that!) a new NOTD post from me.

I decided to use Stargazer 308 today, and this is three coats. The photos are a bit crappy, that's because the weather absolutely sucks today and I didn't get good lighting. I didn't want to use flash, so this is what I ended up with.
Stargazer 308 has a pretty, near black, purple base, with tiny purple glitter in it.
Below is a cropped close-up shot of my ring finger, to show the glitter a bit better:

Gorgeous, isn't it?

I bought this polish at BeautyFocus, for €3,99. They're giving a 10% discount on all Stargazer this week though (untill the 21st of November), which makes them only €3,59! Pretty nice for 14 ml :)

Nov 8, 2010

First photography post!

In the comments on my previous post, some of you suggested I should post some of my photographs on this blog.
So here's my first photography oriented blogpost :)
I have three photo's I wish to share with you today. All of them were taken on festivals in 2009, the first at the Elf Fantasy Fair, the last two at Castlefest.

I don't know these people, I just asked them if I could take their photo, and like most people on these events, they loved to pose :)
Just a small warning, I forgot to resize them, so if you click them, they'll be rather huge xD
I love visiting these kind of festivals, where people really make an effort in creating awesome costumes, and most of the time, I do too. Problem is that I'm always also the one with the camera, so there aren't many shots of my costumes! I will try to find some older shots this week though :)

Nov 4, 2010

Some personal stuff

Hey all!
This is going to be just a small, quick post.
As some of you might know, I'm in the process of starting my own business as a professional photographer. This is a lot of work, and to be honest, it's quite a stressful period for me.
I've been working around 50 to 60 hours a week lately, and I'm afraid I've neglected my blog because of this.
Fact is that all this stress isn't healthy, and I've already noticed that from some migraine attacks the last few days.
I have therefore decided to take things slowly with this blog, because if I'm honest with myself, my career in photography is far more important than Morrigan's is. I will continue to post articles on this blog, but probably not as often anymore. I won't quit entirely though! Just taking it down a notch.
I hope you guys will understand and respect my decision on this :)