Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More DIY- Blugirl inspired handbags

Happy holidays everyone!

They have been happy indeed, for me at least, this being the first holiday I spent with my little family, at it being my son's first Christmas. I especially enjoy giving presents and this year I ended up making some of them myself.

Remember the Blugirl inspired silk chiffon flower handbag I made based on a secretlifeofabionerd video which I shared with you? Well I ended up making two more as presents for my family.

If you like them and would like to make some yourself check out the tutorial.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gong Bao Chicken

So...I have been sewing less lately and spending more time in the kitchen, I guess it's probably just a phase but hey, why not take advantage of it while it lasts.

While looking for recipes I found this cool blog that not only shares recipes but also gives great pointers on how to make your own Chinese dishes. It's in Romanian so if anybody needs help with the translation I'll be happy to oblige.

I chose to make Gong Bao Chicken and I gotta say it turned out tasting a lot like what I had in restaurants before. So the recipe is definitely good, I just have to do more work on my cooking skills..Christmas is coming up and I have a lot of plans in this sense so I'l be back with updates on that.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I love this video, because in the end we all have the same style evolution (just on a much much smaller budget).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spending time in the kitchen does pay of

 I wanted to make something nice for my family this past Sunday so I decided to make some Papanasi (which I had never done before) - its kind of a donut made with cottage cheese and filled with jam and sour cream. I found this wonderful recipe, but since its in Romanian I'm gonna make a resume in English so you can make your own if you like.

Ingredients you will need:
  • 500g of cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt 
  • a pinch of baking soda   
  • 10 to 15 tablespoons of flour   
  • some sugar 
Put all of the above ingredients in a bowl and stir until the dough no longer sticks to your hand. Then form two smaller and two larger balls of dough. Make a whole through the center of the larger balls with your finger. Fry all 4 dough balls in hot oil. 
When done fill the wholes with sour cream and jam, put the smaller balls on top as a little hat, and you are done.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Distressed denim cut-offs

I've been craving a pair of distressed cut off denim shorts for a while now and I finally decided to make my own from an old pair of jeans instead of spending a bunch of money on the new ones.
If you are considering making your own distressed cut-offs this is what you will need:

1. a pair of old jeans

2. a grater

3. scissors and 4.seam ripper

Step one:
cut your shorts down to size (you can use a pair of shorts you already have and like the length of as a model or just measure before you cut)

then roll up the bottom part, for a better finish

for the distressed look you can use the grater to soften the material. Then you will have to remove the blue thread so that the white ones are showing. The white thread runs vertically while the blue one horizontally so you will need to cut the horizontal blue threads and then pick them out one by one with the help of the seam ripper.

Ta da

Have fun making your own!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sex and the City makeover! R U excited?

 Is anyone out there who hasn't heard of or seen all or at least most of the episodes of this iconic fashion filled show? (I gotta say I'm not a fan of the movies however, I went to see them exclusively for the apparel:) ) And how about drooling over the clothes the girls were wearing? Ever whish you could look like one of them?
Well the good people over at  Warner Bros. have released a series of makeover videos- in honor of the Sex and the City2  DVD release- that will help you do just that. Take a look-see. 

Are you Carrie?

Or Miranda?

Or Charlotte?

Maybe Samantha?

So who do you relate to?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Playing dress-up with Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Celtic knit dress
1,590 GBP -
Knit dress »
Alexander mcqueen jackets RED
3,795 GBP -
Red jacket »
twin red skull ring
120 GBP -
Red ring »
pearl and skull ring
150 GBP -
Pearl ring »