Thursday, June 30, 2011

Getting Closer to Starting Decoden

My biggest obstacle keeping me from starting sweets deco is finding whipped cream. A friend of mine who also does deco den tells me she uses caulking, and told me about a specific type that doesn't chip off. I'm willing to give this a try, since from her pictures of her projects, they don't seem easily broken. This is the last thing on my 2011 resolutions list that I still need to complete. Once I do complete mine (or even start!) I'll post the pictures up. Her advice has given me lots of hope!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 19

Our kawaii item today is...

... my blue Domo cell phone charm!

About the item:
I got this cell phone charm from a gachapon yet again, from an Asian supermarket.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Crafts and Knitting Inspiration

My interest in knitting was sparked up again after being inspired by fairy kei fashion!

I've been knitting for a few years now, and have been crocheting for a few days.

My interest in crafts faded over a span of almost ten years, but I'm back at it again! The crafts I mostly do are scrapbooking, and knitting. I'm beginning an interest in sewing, embroidery, and crocheting.

I've been thinking for a while about putting what I've knitted up (of course, inspired by Japanese fashion!) It all begins with that bow in the above picture. That was my first Japanese fashion-inspired creation, with many more along the way! The bow still seems a little plain to me, if it were to be coordinated into fairy kei, but I am still a beginner venturing into that fashion.

I've become so inspired from those who are selling what they made. It makes me want to open my own business. That thought is still not too serious yet, so I'll have to keep thinking about it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 18

Our kawaii item today is...
Notre chose kawaii aujourd'hui est...

... my cinnamoroll keychain!!!! chaîne de clé cinnamoroll!!!!

About the item:
Again, I bought this from a gachapon in an Asian Supermarket!!

Information de la chose:
Encore, j'ai acheté cette chose d'un gachapon au un magasin asiatique!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 17

Our kawaii item today is...
Notre chose kawaii aujourd'hui est...

... my pink Hello Kitty marker!
...mon marqeur rose Hello Kitty!

More information on the item:
I bought it at Wonderland, last year. There was a store with a lot of Hello Kitty things! There were purses, t-shirts, and a lot more!  All of which were Hello Kitty. There were kanji on the pen, and I could read yume, and ai (dream and love). I was very happy when I bought this and I am sure that I will return there when I go to Wonderland this year.

Plus information sur le chose:
Je l'ai acheté à Wonderland, l'anneé dernier. Il y avait un magasin qui a beaucoup des choses Hello Kitty! Il y avait des sac à mains, des tee-shirts, et beaucoup plus! Touts qui sont de Hello Kitty. Il y a des kanji sur le marqeur, et je peux lire yume, et ai, (rêve et amour). J'étais trés contente quand je l'ai acheté, et je suis sûr que j'y retourner quand je vais à Wonderland cette anneé.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 16

Our kawaii item today is...
Notre chose kawaii aujourd'hui est... Hello Kitty Pez!
... ma Pez Hello Kitty!

I bought this at Walmart, so these are easy to find!
Je l'ai acheté à Walmart, alors ils sont faciles à trouver!  

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Small Nuigurumi Collection Expands!

Ever since I got my first nuigurumi, I wanted to build a collection of them. After getting Yuki Cross, my sister added Ran to the collection. Our latest addition arrived with Anime North!

Something new I learned about nuigurumi is that there's another name for them - UFO catchers. This name is much more referred to.

I did a "photoshoot" today for these three nuigurumi (with my poor quality phone camera T^T) and more items for my Today's Kawaii Item(s)! posts, since I'm usually to lazy to upload them. Watch out for more of those posts, coming soon!

Our latest addition to our Nuigurumi family!

That's my Japanese bristol board school project behind them.  Please continue to show your support for our Japanese friends!  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Week Since Anime North

I just noticed - the Sailor Moon here from last year at Pacific Mall is the same nuigurumi I bought at Anime North!
It's been a week since all that fun at Anime North! It still hasn't sunk in that it'll be another full year until it comes around again, and that means saving up money, and planning much more carefully on spending. No, not spending less, spending more. I was supposed to buy much more, but my Asian instincts got to me. (-.-) I do regret it, very much, especially when I tried hard saving up ahead of time. It's time to look forward from it now (although I know I'll still be blabbing on about it) and see what other events to look forward to.

The next anime convention coming up, according to in Canada in the GTA is FanExpo, which not only centers upon anime, but also includes a comic convention, sci-fi, and others. My friends have been to this one and tell me it's huge, but remember! This is a mixed convention. It's set to take place from August 25 to 28. I'm hoping to attend this convention this year, and if I do, it'll be my first time at FanExpo.

There's another convention in Montreal called Otakuthon, taking place starting on August 12 to 14. I have a very low chance of attending this, but given the chance to visit friends in that area, during that time, I'm hoping to go.

For a complete list of upcoming anime conventions, I suggest the site

Also according to this site, Anime North was listed in the top anime conventions 2010 chart, with around 16 000 paid attendees, and is the only Canadian convention to make the list. All the other conventions are American. Taking first place is - you guessed it - Anime Expo. Good job, Canada, for making the top 10!

Anime North marked the end of an extremely busy week for me, and now, I feel much more relaxed. I'm happy to be able to have less to worry about on my mind!

We were assigned myths in class today, and among the choices were a Japanese legend, and a Chinese legend. Knowing me, you'd have probably guessed that I wanted the Japanese one. You're right! It was too late, though. Another Asian shot her hand up before me and got the Japanese legend instead. T^T  We settled for the Chinese one, so I was a little satisfied. The thing is, part of the presentation is dressing up as one of the characters! If my group were able to have the Japanese one, I would be ordering my kimono or yukata right now! Well, there'll be other times.