Three Mediocre DIY s

A velvet Wonderwoman bowtie. Made it out of fabric from an old headband, torn off the plastic, un-hemmed and stitched into a loop. Then I hot glued on a cake topper I got for 50 cents at a joke shop. Simply pin to any shirt! (works best with collars. It looks kind of stupid on a tee shirt where you can clearly see the pin.)

My crown of mini action figures, inspired by this Rookie article. Army guy, ballerina and pirate from joke shop: About $0.50 each. Headband from CVS: $3 for a whole package. Creativity: Priceless! (But no, it’s not that creative and that was the worst joke ever.)

Dobby Lego hair clip! Pretty self-explanatory: acquire Lego Harry Potter set. Glue the Dobby to a bobby pin. Sorry for the terrible quality photos. Photobooth is awful.

 

Love,

Ruby

Is it okay to bring a purse made of a cigar box to school?

Science is BORING. Aaah. I don’t mind any other subjects, and I do okay in science, it’s just that it’s so BORING. Now we’re making cars and we’re going to race them. It’s supposed to teach us about Newton’s laws of motion. I know what you’re thinking… “wow, how fun! You get to play games and race cars and decorate things with glitter in class!”… but it’s not like that. It’s tedious and you need to do all these measurements and gluing and working with other people (I hate working with other people for school projects, even my best friends) and stuff. I decided to actually acomplish something useful in that time so as I worked I made some duct tape accessories. The necklace I made was terrible, so I gave it to a seventh grader and he flipped out with joy, and wore it around all day. I don’t get it either, but he’s like my favorite person now.

Pretty, aren’t they? I’m getting quite good at them and people are asking me to make them some. (Is this sarcasm?)

On an even lighter note, I went into a vintage store a few months ago and found this cool purse made of a cigar box. It was like $30 or something though (I’m cheap) so I just forgot about it until a few days ago, when I went back and saw that it was still there for less than half the original price!

Here it is! My new favorite purse!

And a question for you today: Do you prefer reading outfit posts, inspiration posts, reviews or comments on runway stuff when you read fashion blogs? Also, please let me know what you think about the title. I probably won’t  bring it but I’d like to know what you think.

Nickel Ring

Today I wore a very inconvenient outfit. I had to change in and out of it for field hockey, and as it contains a lot of layers, zippers and buttons, it was not the best choice. Also, the shirt kept bunching up and going over the belt. Otherwise, a very successful outfit indeed.

Wearing: thrifted denim shirt, thrifted dress (worn as shirt), skirt from Vietnam, old Nordstrum belt, necklace gifted from Megan, DIYnickel ring (I just glued a nickel to a ring -_-), DIY Darth Vader hairtie worn as bracelet, childhood Bigbird ring, and LL Bean Rainboots (no, not a statement; it was raining.)

Here’s the dress without the other layers. (Yes, it’s a dress, not a shirt and skirt.) I can’t wait to wear it with new Doc boots and tights, eeek! I love shoulder pads! They make me feel like a power ranger, especially with pointy belts!

stop motion

Two new videos made my me and Megan! You like?

This one is pretty short, and we made it in the middle of the night just for fun so we didn’t pay too much attention to detail. The second one was a lot better… but still very odd. We just wanted to make a guy dance around and got a bit carried away.

Newish thingomabobs

I made some stuff recently; nothing very exciting, but whatever. If you’re reading this blog at all you must settle for ANYTHING. Heheheheheee.  You may have already noticed the new GIF header that looks like a tacky Google ad. You likey? I would normally model these for you, but I need to go practice bass and I’m in a hurry to get this post done.

Yes, this skirt used to be an Ikea pillow, thanks for asking. NOW IT’S A SKIRT SHUDDUP

This is an awful picture, but it’s a short dress with jumper straps. The fabric is soo soft! I made a little bag out of the leftover scraps, and I think it’s kinda cute but a bit too small for my taste.

In these pictures- Skirt, dress, and bag made by me. Thrifted tee shirt, headband from Vietnam.

Oh, I didn’t die- I should be satisfied

Today was day #3 of my fashion design and construction class at RISD. Yesterday we just watched some fashion shows (sadly, some were not new to me. I should stop checking style.com so much and it won’t happen! :( ) and decorated our portfolios with fashion magazines. Not much, but it was day one. Then we learned the proper way to sketch models when drawing clothing on them and we were assigned themes to design outfits for, which was harder. Today we brought in a piece of clothing and basically maimed it and tommorow we’re putting it back together and then making an exact copy with different fabric! Eee! I don’t have a sewing machine yet and this is going to be refreshing!

I also made a few things today, including fishnet/lace armwarmers, a tulle cuff of sorts, and a bouquet of plastic wristbands made into a pin.

I also jumped back into the blogosphere. My viewers had gone down by 70% while I was at camp and I started to reconnect with some people and read some more blogs. My daily reads are usually Tavi, Self-Constructed-Freak, Quirky Explosion, and A Witch’s Style, but now I’m starting to read more than that. Eep, I’m gonna need a bigger blogroll!

Unknown, unknown but of Jeff Tweedy, Tavi, FRUiTs, Paper or Plastic?, me (work in progress), and me.

I finally organized my closet, too. The following picture of Narnia doesn’t even include my dresser drawers. I never realized how many clothes I had! Most are actually hand-me-downed from my mom or bought in China straight out of the factory for ubercheap, but STILLL.

Now, to make this post even longer  more exciting, here are a few pictures I liked especially from style.com today. It’s fall couture! The first two are from Valentino, I think (please correct me if I’m wrong, my memory is like that of an old man’s goldfish) and the rest are Chanel.

 The best part are those lace/tulle masks/eye-veil-thingos. I actually tried to make a purple on today until I realized it wouldn’t work with my glasses or my bangs. The third picture with the white boots reminded me of Chanel’s resort 2012 collection, except, If I remember, those had flip-flop toes and thinner heels.

Ugh, I just started to write about Alexander MQ’s show but then I remembered I already did a post about it (https://therubylotus.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/glittery-evil-ice-queen/) so I had to go deletedeletedelete and then cried myself to sleep. Not really.

Bye, y’all!

Wearing: Sweater: Cotton On. Tee: Urumtees. Shorts: old. Shoes: Vans. Holding a popsicle.

Rings and things

It’s been over a month since my last outfit post, so I’ll make this short and sweet so you can get to the pictures. This is my second post in one day so I don’t have much to talk about anyhow.

Top: Thrifted. Bottoms: Gap? Old Navy? Something like that? Belt: Part of a cardi. Necklace: won it at camp in an archery contest. Glamorous, no? Shoes: Hand-me-downed. Headband: gift. Puzzle piece and bug hairclips: Made my moi. Red ring: gift. Other rings and bracelets: random, childhood.

 

 

Guess who didn’t go to the midnight premier of HP?

I had the best time in Vermont! It was amazing and it felt great to have fresh air in my lungs and a blue sky over my head. It was very inspiring of drawings and songs I created while I was there. Being in the mountains also made me realize how little people appreciate a blue sky when it’s there every day- I never realized how much of an affect the lack of it would have on me until I was trapped under it for so long. On the last day of camp, four people were chosen to hold a candle that represented each of the four elements while everyone else sobbed and sang (about the end of camp, not the candles… ahem) and I was given the “air” candle for my “appreciation of air and the sky”. That really made me think.

Anyway, I’m sorry my mom neglected to post for me. She had good intentions, she still likes you guys! She just didn’t want to mess up my blog and embarrass me. Unfortunately, that made most of you guys go away so I’m going to have to get re-connected and you can help by spreading the word about this blog! I’m sorry. I promise I don’t mean to be such a walking advertisement.

I’m very aware that it’s June, but I’m going to a new school next year and I’ve been thinking about it a lot. 8th grade is uber important! It will affect the rest of my life: my grades will affect my high school, college and then career, and because I’m not moving again after this, the friends and (hopefully not) enemies will stay with me through high school and maybe beyond. I can’t think of a year in my life that will be more important than 8th grade. Maybe my junior year of HS?

Either way, I’m going to be posting some back-to-school vibes, some of which I might have already posted.

birdwings.tumblr.com, Tavi (style rookie), random Tumblr, tulletulle.tumblr.com, Lexi (quirky explosion), Bridge to Terabithia

Ahh, I love cool shoes and sharpening pencils. I also love my handwriting on the first week of school. Just writing this is making me excited for the fall- my favorite season for weather and fashion!

While I was at camp, I noticed there is no such thing as summer camp fashion, so, at the same time, there was. The lack of creativity in the way people dressed inspired creativity in general, I suppose. There was a very specific “style”: friendship bracelets and other random things strangling one arm , wearing the clothes you don’t care about getting dirty, big rainboots for easy access and to keep out mud. Here’s a little snippet of what I usually wore at camp. (My boots had holes in them and I had to throw them out.)

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That’s about all I have to show you now. Just be sure to check for updates because I’m going to begin to post regularly again. As a “PS”, I am in the middle of sewing a skirt and I have just finished a bow and a belt. Here’s the belt.Eek! A few threads came loose!Details.

I made a stuffed animal-person.

Hey, readers. Oh, wait, that’s right, most of the people I just referred to don’t exist.

Anyway, I’m going to camp in Vermont for the next three weeks. I’m going to be working on a farm with animals and growing food and stuff. I’ll be sure to post lots of pictures when I get back, but unfortunately there isn’t any electricity there, so I won’t be blogging for a while.

However, my mom agreed to do a little bit of guest-posting while I’m gone to keep you entertained, because I’m sure your lives totally revolve around this blog.

P.S.

This is my latest completed sewing project if anyone was wondering- I’m debating between the names “Schizophrenic Steve” or “Steve the Psycho”. All I know is that he looks like a Steve.

If anyone’s curious, here are a few more of my favorites. I call them: Tylenol, 3 (I’m not creative and it happened to be the third one Imade), Steve, The Mooby (Cow baby!) and Pinky. And Steve’s left arm is detachable at the bottom. Two othersI’m rather proud of are Beanie and Beanette, two bean-shaped creatures with faces and hair, made out of my old mustard-colored corduroys.