Lolita is as Lolita does. And while I’m at it, I do in my own fashion . . . as a crafty Lolita girl. Also silly. Very very silly. And so here’s a video to illustrate my past time.
At this point, I’ve stopped debating with myself about the true substance of videos on YouTube, questioning myself about making them and why. Instead, I thought I’d give throwing care to the wind a try. I feel wrong if I consider myself someone who can truly teach anything, but I do like sharing the little I DO know how to do.
So when I’m not singing or fixing computers, I’m sewing and crafting. My latest project is a fun Clockwork dress. The print is clocks with pretty turn-of-the-century style women’s faces on it. It was super expensive, from my local quilting fabric shop. I like supporting my local small business, but I don’t think I’m buying any prints there again.
Though I did manage a couple nice skirts out of the 50 bucks I did throw down for five yards of cloth.
And crocheted baby blue headdresses!
I have no idea if such a thing would be desirable, but I thought of making nice crocheted lace headdresses for sale on Etsy. Experimented with a particular stitch and it came out nice enough. I think I have to dress it up a little more, though. Maybe even sew the crocheted bit onto a wider band.
I have too much yarn, and probably too much time on my hands too. And too much ribbon. And too much restlessness! Must. Make. More. Things. o.O
And I’ll be expecting a new batch of resin to come soon. Hopefully this time it won’t be so old that the pieces come out like gummy bears. Ugh, so disappointing. I have no idea what I’ll make with the resin yet, but my idea is to make little kawaii (that’s “cute” in Japanese) pendants like this!
I bought a batch of old watch parts too, to make steampunk themed pendants, like this.
I should be thinking about making stuff like this to sell, but I really don’t have that kind of ambition. I’m the same way about my singing, I realized. I just don’t care to be rich and famous, or make lots of money selling anything. The most important thing to me is experimenting, trying new things, and having a lot of fun doing it. If it makes me a little money on the side, hey, I can’t complain!
So I’ll keep singing in Second Life once in a while for a few dollars here and there. And make cute things that maybe someone else would like and might pay me for eventually.
I’ve heard that success happens to people when they don’t try so hard and just do the things they love. And I’m in no hurry. ^.^