Saturday, 25 August 2012

I Spy many DIY(s)

Bad news: my zoom lens is currently acting up, so that's at the store being fixed with my DLSR which means no more lovely pictures for atleast two more days because people at the store are ridiculously slack at getting stuff fixed.  Also going back on NZFW so no chance of catching anything that week - going to be too busy packing and finishing a spiderman-esque bikini that I am constructing myself after being disgusted by sloppy chainstore cash-in executions.  Does anyone seriously have no respect for geekdom anymore?  PEOPLE.  Sigh. 

Good news: for my fellow JAFAs - is anyone else as stoked about the weather as I am?  My pasty legs are seeing the sun once again and it feels insanely good.  Also stopping work = lots of down time.  With my e-learning classes on the last week, discovering UK skins (does anyone else love this show so much especially with the initial cast?), I am DIY-ing like a mad woman.  Thought I'd share my first planning sketches for two projects that are almost nearly done.

I saw a tutorial based on a LV collar look-a-like on HonestlyWTF a while back here and kept on the top of my DIY list, not to mention I was already dead keen on doing a DIY thanks to the magic of Rookie here.  So it only made sense that when I got time, I came up with this almost puritanical color template juxtaposed with hilarious stick-on googly eyes that honestly used to scare me as a kid pulled together on a shiny ribbon at the back.  I swear this is the simplest DIY if you have a nice shiny pair of fabric scissors and felt (the material used in the tutorial and in my design) is ridiculously cheap to buy too.  :) 
 
I know - you're thinking how can you be over velvet pink litas (even if they are anonymous knock-offs) right?  But the truth is that these are just getting a little tame for my liking so I took the plunge and went for a very lolita-on-her-giant-frou-frou-wedding look by creating a bouquet at the back with a little lace detailing just above the heel and added just a little sparkle with left over pearl studs from my collar decoration.  I'm about halfway through the process and I LOVE how they look so far! These will be the perfect spring addition for the 13 days of spring I have left!  

So excited to show you all the results :) 
Is anyone else doing a little DIYing before heading back to  school for fall?  

x
Anni

73 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog :) I can't wait to see how your litas turned out! Great blog, following you! ;)

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  2. I'm looking forward to the result girl!

    I'm running a giveaway right now by the way! Enter if you want to! :)
    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. I did the first diy months ago, I've been making bracelets lately, arm candy really got me, and oh I love skins from the 1st generation till the third and they have amazing soundtrack too xx

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  4. Can't wait to see the result!!! :-))
    Have a nice day!
    xoxo

    http://www.invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  5. great idea!:)

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  6. My God, I can'r believe you drew these yourself! I love the ideas, btw ;)

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  7. Your drawings are amazing! I love these ideas. :)

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  8. great diys and beautiful drawings!

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  9. cute diy's! can't wait to see the results for them :3
    loving how you draw pictures of your diy's, they're so adorable :)

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  10. Love your illustrations and can't wait to see how they turn out!

    Holly Are @ Moonkissed
    http://moonkissed-moonkissed.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Hi Anni! Thank you so much for visit my blog :)
    Awesome illustrations!! i really like your job, you´re an artist!!
    I´m your new follower. xoxo
    www.girlinsunglasses.com

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  12. Very cool blog, following you!
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com

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  14. Sorry for me messing my comment up above^...
    Lovely illustrations! I especially enjoy the collar one!

    fashionfledge.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely blog! I adore it!
    follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin? let me know in the comments... will be more than happy to follow you back!
    Have a great weekend!
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi dear!
    WOW, I love your blog so much! So cute!
    I'm here your newest follower!
    Have a nice day!
    X♥X♥
    Vanessa

    http://lifelikevision.blogspot.com/

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  17. I think your DIYs as well as these pictures, are really really awesome!

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  18. GREAT DIY!

    xo

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  19. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog! :D


    Beautiful DIY!!

    The nailpolish from my post is from H&M ;)


    leatherandicecream.blogspot.com



    Have a nice weekend!! ;)

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  20. Ok, I'm completely in love with your blog! Such adorable, unique illustrations and awesome style! The jacket in you last post is fab! I love the idea of a DIY collar too, so cute!

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  21. love this post! thnaks for sharing, the illustrations are amzing

    xx

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  22. OH gosh I can't wait to see your DIY's esp. the faux litas!!!

    // SOYCONFESSIONS.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  23. I'm excited to read. (: I've been taking on all kinds of DIY projects because I have all of this crazy free time going on, now. It's almost hilarious.

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  24. hey Anni! this is the first time i visit your blog. :) i love your illustrations, you have an amazing talent. i´m sure you´ll have a great future. :)

    i haven´t been DIYing as much as i should... too busy with work. :( whenever i´m back home i have a few ideas piled up in my head´s to-diy-list.
    i´ll start following you! feel free to visit my blog and follow if you like it!

    XO Jannine
    http://fashionistArg.blogspot.co.il

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  25. Hi! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by because I discovered your amazing blog! You are so talented. I love your style and your illustrations. I am now following you on GFC and bloglovin. If you are interested I'd love for you to follow me too!!!
    I'm excited to see the your bouquet addition to your shoes. Clever girl!!
    xoxo
    http://dustypetals.blogspot.com.au/

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  26. I might attempt to do all your ideas. I'm a fan of your creative ideas

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  27. Awesome blog, honey)))
    you have a new follower! I hope you'll do the same))
    Thank you!))

    http://myfiercefashion.blogspot.com

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  28. Interesting post... love your blog :) Follow you now
    http://be-myfashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. Lovely post! I like the pictures

    Kisses

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  30. i cant wait to see the result, it seems sweet and lovely! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  31. This llooks super nice.! Love your blog& believe you would love mine too. Visit!:*
    Kisses,
    http://stylishlifeby.blogspot.com/
    A.

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  32. Thanks for help me with DIY collar :) I wanted to do it by myself, but i really didn't know i could i do it ;) Beautiful pics! ♥
    xx

    dotsandlaces.blogspot.com

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  33. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  34. nice! :)
    Wanna follow each others?

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  35. thank you for the comment- i love tights i must have nearly 100 pairs
    very cool blog- i LOVE diys
    you have yourself a new follower
    x
    www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Nice Post
    A.

    dramaticmode.blogspot.it

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  37. sounds great, can't watt to see it!

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

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  38. I gotta try that myself. Lovely post!
    Wanna follow eachother?
    Love,
    Anne

    movieanne.blogspot.com

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  39. sounds great! and your illustration are adorable!
    anyway, thank you for your lovely words on my blog pretty!
    I love your style, and become your new follower :D
    mind to follow back?

    Wulan Wu on http://bootsydoopsy.blogspot.com

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  40. Very nice post!!!! love the DIY!!! :) thanks for sharing!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  41. I will follow you I really like your blog! Would you follow me on GFC and Bloglovin? thanks

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  42. Your illustrations are beautiful, and the DIY sounds great!
    Thank you for the comment on my post:)

    www.lithbrit.blogspot.com

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  43. wow..you are so young but yet very talented..I am impresses. Keep up the good work girl:)

    have a great week:)


    EDGYMIX Bloglovin
    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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  44. Your blog is so beautiful <3

    http://lavidadenicol.blogspot.com

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  45. Hello, nice photo! Let's be friends? Http://lengilochka.blogspot.com

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  46. such cute illustrations! and I love that you're trying to add onto the litas, it's very unique!

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  47. Oh gosh, I definitely want to try making a collar myself. They're so cute!
    And sad to hear about your zoom lens :( Do you know what happened to it?

    ♥ x i x i a | thisisxixia.com

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  48. I'd love to make a DIY collar.
    Great blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  49. Great DIY, I'll try to do it! And oh, I'd die without my camera! Haha good luck, I am looking forward to see your posts in two days!
    Btw, thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. I just followed you on GFC, hope you did the same! And if you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know if you do through a comment or a post on my facebook page and I'll definately follow you back!

    Have a lovely day,
    Pamela

    blog: www.astylevictim.blogspot.com
    bloglovin: www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3881103
    facebook: www.facebook.com/astylevictim
    tumblr: www.runwa-y.tumblr.com
    twitter: www.twitter.com/pamela__leon

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  50. I am in love with your blog! The layout is so chic and cute. You're so talented girl ;).

    http://www.101fashionstreet.com/

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  51. With holidays here and free time to do things, I've also been into DIY, but not as much as usual. My ideas flew away, and I have just made a couple of craft things... Not too much.

    I loved your ideas, specially the flower thing on the sandals. It's a great idea to revamp them :)
    Thanks for the comment on my blog by the way. I'm following you!
    See ya!

    Amanda R.
    http://somethingfashion.blogspot.com

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  52. Love your blog honey, do you mind following each other?

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  53. You have a lovely blog! Maybe you'd want to follow each other?

    -Herlyn
    http://lovelightbeauty.blogspot.com

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  54. Those little cute sketches look even better then actual pictures! Love it! :)

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  55. Can't wait until the reveal! I love the illustrations! They are amazing!

    thedeathlyfashion.blogspot.com

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  56. hahaha yes im enjoying the sun while it lasts haha! (i feel cool knowing what you mean by JAFA)
    awesome post!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  57. looks wonderful. just do it :)
    http://she-is-the-1.blogspot.ch/

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  58. Me encantannnn los zapatosssss,sobretodo el color!:-))))
    Gracias por tu comentario y visita a mi blog, me parece que tienes muchísimo estilo!
    http://anandachic.blogspot.com.es/

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  59. These both look like awesome DIY ideas – especially loving those shoes! Can't wait to see the finished products.


    Sea and Swank

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  60. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  61. I'm sure these DIY will look amazing!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  62. Don't have much DIY skills I'm afraid XD

    Lovely blog. Hope to keep in touch!! :)

    The sun is hiding in my area. My legs will be as pale as ever.

    http://lifelivinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. thanks so much for your lovely comment on my editorial post! i love that you like my work! your blogs lovely! i'm your new follower! x

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie/

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  65. Such creative ideas! Definitely trying them out this weekend.

    Love your blog overall, you are a talented girl!

    Followed :)

    www.mossandstonelove.blogspot.com

    xx

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  66. These are great DIY ideas :)
    xxx

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  67. These DIY ideas are seriously brilliant! Can't wait to see the results, especially your faux Lita's!

    Have a lovely day!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  68. You have such lovely illustrations! I love how you presented this post and I love the DIY ideas as well. I'm a big fan of DIYS.
    I realized we haven't been following each other. Would you like to? On BL & GFC? :)

    Gazillionth Thought Bubble

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  69. I love the DIY idea for the shoes. Seriously very clever and inspiring.

    Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

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