so today i went back to college seeing as i only managed to make it in for one day last week!
i spent the day working on some new stuff including a sort of 'la Catrina' + dia de los muertos inspired pin-up girl
initially inspired by the Calavera de la Catrina
she's also based on one of the 666 photography shoots i wrote a little about in this post - Curvy Corsets & Pretty Pinup Photography
i've used an old lingerie pin-up girl from a commission as the base
and started adding Catrina/sugar skull style make-up and tattoos using the sugar skull design i drew out the other day
still can't make up my mind about the colours though...
and i keep mixing it all up
i'm sure i'll work out how to fix her eventually!
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i also painted my nails today (who knew this post would be SO interesting...)
i used the new Barry M 'nail effects' varnish i bought during my trip to Coventry a few weeks ago
i hadn't used it until today but it works really well! makes the most awesome crackled patterns on your nails! can highly recommend it to you all...
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oh as well as the Catrina style girly i also started a new embroidery piece today,
they're legs by the way... bizarre i know but i never said i was a good sewer or embroiderer!!!
seeing as this is my first EVER attempt at hand sewn applique it's bound to be rubbish though... right?!
ah it's a work in progress anyway and still has a LOOOONG way to go!
it's supposed to be an embroidered + appliqued version of this
only time will tell as to whether or not i succeed...
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in other news, my mum came home today with a goodie bag of... goodies for me from town
i absolutely loathe Monday's (who doesn't...) so it was extra awesome of her to gather this stuff for me today
a cute mini kokeshi doll...
...that opens up into a lipgloss!!!
+ a pack of yummy strawberry cupcake scented mini-wipes (genius!!!)
awesome sets of earrings
totally awesome in fact...
and last but not least, a REAL cupcake...
so cute (not to mention downright delicious)
isn't she a total star! thanks mum x
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s'all for today, i need some food now seeing as i haven't had any breakfast or lunch to speak of...
until next time
that's all folks...
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