fredag 30 april 2010

In keeping of beautiful things: Antique frame earring holder

I love beautiful things and I also love to display them in a beautiful way, so that I can enjoy them every day!
So I was thinking I'll start a little mini series here on Alice café, with simple tips on how to store your precious possessions in style.
First up is an baroque earring holder, to keep your beauties from getting tangeled.
Materials needed for this tutorial:
  • Antique looking frame, leftover from one of my artshows, it was about 30kr at a junk store.
  • A beautiful fabric, for me it's burgundy velvet leftover from a chair I redressed.
  • A thicker felt fabric.

Remove the glass and instead of a picture, put the fabric in the frame. Put the board back behind the fabric and draw around it, cut the thick fabric to the correct size so it will fit in the frame. The felt will be what the earrings hang on to so if you have heavy studs or a thinner felt you might have to take two or three layers of it.
Put the board back in place and cut the excess velvet before you secure the back of the frame. You can pre-cut the velvet just like the felt but my piece, since it's a scrap, just barley covers the frame on the sides as it is.

Now it's it's just about done, all it needs is some earrings! I love it in this stage, I think it looks sort of like an old brooch.All Done! The jewelry is as beautiful as a piece of art and we have an earring holder fit for any princess, made entirely from scraps around my house!

See you next time lovlies ~

Saturday snap with Katja

At this weekends teaparty!

onsdag 28 april 2010

Sunday outfit snap

On the move with a latte in hand, no wonder we're smiling!

tisdag 27 april 2010

Fleemarket photos

måndag 26 april 2010

Lolitaloppis aftermath

I'm back from a hectic day at Tokystop, just as last year it was an overwhelming success! Thank you everybody who came and made the day great, sellers and visitors alike! I'm tiered and my body hurts but I sold everything but a bangle and a couple of shorts so I can breathe easy. I will be back with pictures and more details tomorrow night, once I'm back home, in bed, with a cup of hot cocoa.

torsdag 22 april 2010

Almost there

My frustration is not all the way gone but things seem to be going the right way anyway, pricetags and badges for the sellers are done and I'm all packed up and redy to go first thing tomorrow. I have an awfull lot of luggage but I hope I'll make it anyway. Tomorrow we'll be in the newspaper so don't miss it and don't forget to stop by on sunday!
Now if I could just find that battery for my camera...

tisdag 20 april 2010

The cutest cancan

Cute cancan hat by Jane Marple, no.1 on todays wishlist.

måndag 19 april 2010

Comfort food

The worst thing about beeing home alone is that I don't really cook so I miss well made food.
My mom gave me a homemade recepie book called "Start cooking", I should try to start using it somday.

lördag 17 april 2010

Turning a frown...

Having some trouble with keeping my chin up latley, peopel seem to be fashinated by the volcano eruptions but to me it's just a griddy cloud raining on my parade. My brother is stuck in Korea on a buisness trip and my sister in law is stuck in Japan, and since the damn thing shows no sign of stopping it it likley it will cause trouble for the fleemarket next weekend aswell. I have alredy got word from sellers who are stuck and as it is now it seems like a highly likley possibility that Sara won't be able to take the plane down to Stockholm. With Maria up to her knees with moving and new work I'm now far more worried about ending up doing the whole weekend on my own, without a place to stay and hardly any money, than I ever was worrying about no customers showing up.

Friday night dinner

Pasta with fillet of beef, mixed vegetables, creamy chili sauce and garlic bread.

fredag 16 april 2010

Awful waffle

I made waffles for dinner and drank my last bag of caramel & strawberry tea from japan. I also tried my new rasperry flawoured honey for the tea, it turned out realy sweet and deliciously fruity. The only downside was my limited skills with the waffle iron, only one out of four waffles turned out eateble.

fredag 9 april 2010

Current obsession>> Rolianne Pink Made

tisdag 6 april 2010

Sweet breakfast

I went to one of my favourie cafés with my parents today. It's run by a girl and her family on their freetime so it's hardly ever open but it's located in this beautiful, old school building and they have some of the best cakes ever. I ruined the visual by accidentaly pouring cream instead of milk in my tea, making it look sort of lumpy, but the taste was still just as good.

lördag 3 april 2010

Attempted Curry

First attempt at homemade Japanese style curry!I used onions, potatoes, carrots and diced pork and made my own roux out of butter, flower, chili sause, soy and curry powder. It's no CoCo, but it's close enough.

fredag 2 april 2010

Déjà vu

Perfume bottles on mint by Emily Temple cute.
I have this strange, eary feeling, like I have been obsessing about that before.

Less creative, less confusing

Changed around with the name of the blog and the adress since I felt that it was mostly a mosh of incoherent things before. The new name is more stereotypical for a lolita blogger, wich I suppose is both good and bad, but I felt a change was needed. Now it's short and sweet.
It's a new month with new layout and new blog adress and it's not an april fools joke!
As always, I apologise in advance for the site beeing a mess as I make up my mind about the look.