30 Jan 2015

LBC: My Lolita Room



I decided to do my first post with Lolita Blog Carnival! LBC is an online lolita group to which you can join if you have a lolita fashion blog. Together we decide a topic and then we make a post about it and link back to each other, so our readers can easily read other LBC posts made of the same topic :3

This week's topic is My Lolita Room, but I'm going to bend the title a bit, because obviously I couldn't choose, and decided to do the whole house instead. So prerape for an epic photo stream of my lolified interior!



Living room

My favourite colour is green, so you can see it practically everywhere. Also I love the warm dark shades of (walnut?) brown, most of the furniture are that shade. Except for them bloody speakers! They are handmade by my husband and they will get a coating of the same brown shade once my husband finds the time to actually finish them :3


(_;) Also, please notice the playstation pad and keyboard under the table. They are so very lolita. We are both eager console players and have in fact sometimes a hard time taking turns in playing, so I kind of forgot that the equipment is not so beautifully incorporated into the interior.



The folding screen gives a bit of that nice japanese feel (at least I think so) and separates the living room from all of the random stuff behind it, including empty frames, silk painting screens, a few chairs and some tools. Yes, I am a visual artist by profession, so random weird stuff is bound to be found in each and every corner!



No, that is not a post-it-heart, but a well cencured wedding photo. It is also the only thing I've actually bought for myself beside the mirror and blue birdie tin box. Pretty much everything else atop the cabinet has been passed down to me or given as a gift. There's lots of that old stuff all around the house too.



I love this clock, it is my favourite shade of green (as is the wall paper behind and on the opposite wall). It was passed down to me from my mother. The tiny bunny figurines were given to me by my godmother when I was a child and the kitty came from my sister many years ago. I love old and atique-feeling things!



This felt cupcake is my threasure! It is one of 3 which my husband gave to me one Valentine's day some years ago. After turning lolita last summer I finally put it on display in the living room :3





This wooden kitty by the window is also a treasure from my childhood.



Notice my precioussss birdie wallpaper! I love it! It's been 4 years since we put it up there and I still just love it! Did I mention I love birds? The weird table and the tiny stand under it are both my handiwork for an exhibition I had back in 2011. 


I love this antiqued wooden chest or "klapiloota" as we call it in finnish :D The LP player passed down to us from my husband's parents and is from the 60's I think? And yes, that is a lava lamp with glitter inside. It's been with me since the 90's and I will not part with it!





Kitchen

Did I mention that my favourite colour is green? Well it obviously is. Also I love birds. They are both very much visible in the kitchen.


Though on the way to the kitchen there is something I want to show you...



These were made by a collegue way back when I was still at the art school! They are the size of a postcard, so they were perfect to spark up this shady little wall before the kitchen. They always make me smile



I made them curtains after I turned lolita, but everything else I already had (except for them birds on the other wall).



The drums are handmade and painted by me some years ago. I had to buy a brand new bodhran though, because these won't tune ω`) Oh well, they're still pretty!



Love this clock! It's been with me for a decade now, gives that certain edge to this room



Cute postcards to decorate perfectly boring and empty doors! Love them! And I change them from time to time, for Christmas I had different cards, these are my summer cards (do you hear me summer?! Head back here right now!)





Old treasure on the kitchen window.



See them birds?! They go perfectly with the clock too (>ᴗ<) 




My cupcake teatowel



Bathroom



 See, there's the notorious Striped Box! It holds my hair accessories, in fact all those boxes do (and there's still more boxes in the bedroom). The photo on the wall was taken by me at our summer cottage (the weird green-white thing is a reflection from the mirror).



The jar in the middle holds colourful memories: bath soaps I used to collect as a child! They are each different and shaped as a star, girl, strawberry or even as a whale! The oldest dates back 20 years. I hope they won't ever go bad or something...



Lobby

In the lobby there's the latest purchase to our interior. Yes, it IS the map of the Lonely Mountain which I got from Yukicon (^^) So proud. Though it is not actually hung yet, since I'll be making a friend for it: a Middle Earth map, when I have the time! So very excited! Did I mention I love LOTR? 








Bedroom

The bedroom has been updated quite recently. In fact I just finished it yesterday to be able to make this post (^_~)I made them paintings on the wall and tuned up the framing there, so you'll soon see why I took so long finishing the bedroom.





My painting: "Belt of stars". The photo does no justice to it since the RGB is unable to mix the right colours using just red, green and blue! Oh holy crab balls, I could write an essay going over all the RGB's short comings! Well anyway, this is my favourite piece of work at the moment, it reminds me of my sister so much. It actually has some amazing depth when you look into it, it feels like the sky is moving further and further away as the stars come in closer and seem to even move! My husband says they twinkle :D



And voilá! A jewellery stash! Each and every necklace is handmade by me. I made the jewellery stash by tuning up an old frame, which was just lying around. I'll make a tutorial on how I made it later when I'll get over all the other things on my to-do-list ;) 





Another one of my works: "There's still time". It reminds me of my father. It is a kindler of hope for me, it encourages me to see the light even on the darkest hour. But most of all it reminds me of how tough my inner light really is.



Another jewellery stash for my earrings and bracelets! Again, all handmade by me.



Lolita accessory boxes :3 And of course the most fashionable and loliable alarm clock ever.



Koneko-chan postcards!



My old treasures on the bedroom window: a tiffany glass butterfly and a dragon!



That's it for my LBC: My Lolita Room post! I hope you had fun reading, though the photo stream was rather epic for this one (I even kept my work studio for myself and didn't include things that weren't loliable around the house, and still it became this epic!). Oh well, at least I had fun :3

Here's links to other LBC blogger's posts on the same topic, take a look how their lolita rooms look like!





20 Jan 2015

Tipitii at Yukicon 2015





I was at Yukicon a week ago with my shop Tipitii. My husband came to help me out and we even had friends sharing the car ride with us to Yukicon :) I only wish I'd had friends like this back when I was 15, though it's still a blessing to have them now.

We met lots of new and interesting people too! Got to talk to some very nice people I knew, but hadn't met before, like Milla from Talking to Myself. We had fun and I got to wear my new Yolanda bonnet and Magic Tea Party dress (>ᴗ<) which just arrived before Christmas (will be making a video review later when I've got the editing done, but I'll tell you this: it will be horrible, since the experience as a customer was dreadful with MyLolitaDress).

I was very excited to wear my new dress and bonnet, but at the same time I started to fele awkward and weird. After a while this culminated into a feeling of horror when I was taking a break and saw myself reflecting of the huge mirrors on the walls while I walked down the stairs to the ladies room. Suddenly I didn't see myself as a beautiful lolita girl, but instead I saw myself descend the stairs with this huge satellite dish on my head and this really weird looking dress surrounded by all the normal people (at that moment there were no coplayers around). For a moment I felt devastatingly foolish. I was wearing my dream hat and the dress I fell in love with (though with different cut) and yet this happened, it was an odd moment. I haven't been this lost before when wearing lolita. And as I entered the ladies room I started to wonder with horror: what had I been thinking when putting this outfit on!

But in exchange for this unexpected slump something wonderful happened. A girl got up the bench at the restroom as soon as she saw me come in and asked to take my picture I was so relieved and happy, and I felt confident again! It was so unexpected that I didn't even realize that I should have asked to send the photos to me too! Oh well... After I left the ladies room, there was another girl who asked to take my picture! 

I rarely get this kind of a slump when wearing lolita, because I always wear it for myself. It makes me happy to sew new things and to make coords for myself and see what looks good to me. I didn't think that I would feel this misplaced with it or think of myself being foolish for doing what I love. 




I went for a bit of a regency look, so I didn't wear any visible make up and put my hair under the bonnet (though my hair flows out at the back, but I was well aware that it is not common to wear a bonnet like this in lolita). But I was happy with how it turned out even though I will be making some modifications to the dress later, since I'm not pleased with the babydoll cut (which it was NOT supposed to have). Sadly I didn't have the time or energy to take better shots of the outfit, only a few with my poor phone quality, so this'll have to do ω`) All in all we had a nice day! I'm hoping to get a table for Tipitii this year also at Hellocon and Tracon. Lets keep our fingers crossed!

Heres my Yukicon haul!

Some of Koneko-chan postcards for my bedroom wall :3 I saw these at Tracon and a friend bought them, but I didn't have the wits to get them then, so I've been regretting it until now

Two pairs of tigh high socks (have to mend them though, since they're a bit too tight for me) and a cute japanese bag to match my Yukata! It has dragonflies on it, my yukata is bunny printed :3

This lovely map is my Precioussss! I LOVE it! There was this really nice guy sitting next to us at Yukicon selling all kinds of interesting handmade things. Sadly he didn't have calling cards, so I can't link back to him ω`) He had hand drawn this map of the Lonely Mountain and I just couldn't leave it behind (tried it for a good long while, but I should have known better!). I've hung it on the best spot in the house, it's right at our lobby, so I can see it whenever I return home. It'll remind me of all the good and exciting things ahead as well as of the joy of returning home. I'm going to make a friend to it when I have the time: a big old Middle Earth map!


6 Jan 2015

Tipitii giveaway!


I've finally managed to open my new Storenvy shop Tipitii! To celebrate I've set up a giveaway raffle on facebook, and there'll be 3 winners, so be sure to participate and share the love!

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More items will be added to the webshop once I've survived from the next weekend's Yukicon with Tipitii :D I'll be having lots of unique things at Yukicon which I won't be having in Tipitii's webshop, so it's definitely worth checking out! Be sure to drop by to say hello if you're there too ❤(っ^▿^