Saturday, January 30, 2010

Things I Like: snow days! (is that a thing?)

So the south got snowed on yesterday and today, and were forecasting 14"!  We only got around 7", which is still a whole lot for us!  So I took pictures!  Exclamation point!
This is what it looked like yesterday evening:

and here's our pets having a snow adventure!
Penny loves the snow:

Ulla was not amused with her paws sinking in the snow:

And Earl had never been outside in the snow before!

It wasn't as bad as the huge snow we got in December (over 12" and fell fast!), but we're still stuck in the house.  The *mall* was even closed!  I doubt I'll have school on Monday...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I Like: Rings!

I'm obsessed with rings.  Cute, gothic, shiney, sparkly - I like them all!  But I have really big fingers, and in some stores often have to search for a big size just for my pinkie!  The ring I always wear on my right hand is like a size 12 or 13, seriously.  Yes, if/when I lose weight my finger size will go down, but that's not happening overnight ^_^;  SO! For now I have a lot of cute pinkie rings, an adjustable bow ring, and a kind of stretchy heart ring.  
Here are some of my rings:

I'd love to have more gothic ones (I love crosses, skulls not so much), more flowers, and maybe make some cabochon rings with clear beads (Fuck Yeah Lolita's cabochon ring tutorial is here)

What's your favorite type of jewelry?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Craft Days!

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My friend Eirwen and I are going to start doing craft days on Tuesdays! We're doing tutorials like silhouettes from Lolita Charm and bunny slippers from Violet LeBeaux! We also want to do some cross-stitch, make bows and headbows, and decorate our phones and MP3 players. I started decorating mine, but I'm using the sticky back ones, and I'm afraid they'll come off! But if I just use glue it gets all cloudy. Victoria Suzanne from lolita-charm suggest a glue with 'diamond' in the name (I totally forgot what it was, but they didn't have it at AC Moore).

Maybe we'll crochet flowers! As soon as I figure out how to do it again. I have a whole book on crochet and knitted flowers. I want to make hats too, I found my instructions (and lost them, and found them again). I won't be felting them though; I don't like the feel of felted stuff. I mean I guess it is okay for stuffed animals and certain kinds of hats, but all I see is "Yay I made a beautiful ---! Now I'll throw it in the washing machine and make all the beautiful stitches go away." ;_; keep your stitches people, they're beautiful! My neighbor crochets, maybe she'll teach me some new things?

I'd like to get back into making ribbon flowers. I have all the materials and a few books, but it's just so hard to figure out without someone teaching me in real life. I'm a visual learner I guess?

Anyway, I think our crafts are going on Eirwen’s blog Bon Bon de Sucre, but I'll post some pictures here too ^_^

OH! And felt cakes! Caro from Fuck Yeah Lolita is making a bunch, I want some! And I want to make them into tiny purses! And I want felt pies o.o; I have no idea why.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Things I Like: ponies!

I love My Little Pony! I collect them! Well, ok, let’s get complicated. There are four Generations of ponies – G1, the originals from the 80’s and early 90’s; G2, some from the mid-late 90’s; G3, from mid 2000’s; and G3.5, the newest batch (not another full generation because there weren’t years in between – they came out right after they stopped making G3).

I only collect G3s, because I like them best, and I collected a million of the originals when I was little (and gave them to my little cousin, they were lost in a move). Also, there’s Ponyville – small ponies to compete with Littlest Pet Shop.
I don’t collect the new ponies because I don’t like the new mold. Also, along with Ponyville ponies, they’re just recycling the characters over and over. I have over 100 g3’s with only a few repeated characters, Ponyville and G3.5 so far are only being released with the “Core 7” (the specific ponies they use to promo, etc)

ANYWAY! I love ponies. MLPs are so cute – I love the colors, the designs on their hips, styling hair, making little photoshoots (should I post a photoshoot here?). There’s so many different types of ponies! Ones with long hair (like, REALLY long hair), ones with tinsel in their hair and glitter on their nose, and the cute playsets! I had one with a ferris wheel and a roller coaster! But it was too big for my room ;_; Ponyville has way better playsets, they all look like normal things (purses, popcorn in a box, teapots) and then open up for a playset (shops, movie theater, TEAPOT PALACE which is the coolest set EVER).

Here’s some pictures of my collection:

What do you collect?

Today's Snap! Jan 19, 2010

I dressed up a little today, so I took some pictures!  Check out my new bangs!

And my rings!  I think I'm getting up a pretty big ring collection!

These are worse quality than the ones off my camera, should I upload pictures to photobook/tinypic and then link them here?

Working on a kind of big post (big for me anyway)!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I mini-deco'ed today! 
And here's my DS:

The top and bottom a few deep are sticky back that I got a while ago, and today I filled in between the two parts!  Can you see the crowns?  I was thinking of doing the whole thing, but then where would I put my fingers?  O.o

Anyway, I'm working on a big post, I think it'll be up tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Today's snap! January 12, 2010

Nothing exciting is going on with the bottom of the outfit, so I just took a picture of the top ^_^;  Both hands are raised because my tripod was in another room.  And I think the pink in the room make my face more pink... Wahwahwah, I know!  XD

I'm thinking tomorrow I'll wear the same sweater in a different color >.>  And maybe straighten my hair?  I like the waves, though...

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Yay for crafting!  Tonight I experimented with epoxy and my desk lamp.  I followed a series of tutorials from Violet LeBeaux on making an inspiration board, and decorating a mirror and lamp.
Here's my inspiration board! (tutorial)

And a close up of the lace/ribbon/flowers/fabric

 My lamp and mirror were black, and I didn't have any purple lace, so I went gothic lolita / black and white with it.  I may have overdone it on the lamp with the little flowers, but they have pearls inside and are so cute!  Violet used three roses around the lamp base, but I didn't have room, so I just glued one.  I'm not sure about my ribbon choice, but I'll like it more when I'm not staring at it and wondering "Should I have used a different ribbon?" over and over.  Anyway! (tutorial)

Here's my mirror!  I've got a black lace with a cool pattern on the top on the actual glass, and another white lace with a cool top on the black frame.  I put two little flowers on each corner, which are kind of hard to see.  I like the rose on the bottom. (same as other tutorial)

I really like making things.  I think my favorite lolita thing to make is headpieces.  I'm going to try for bows soon! Thank you Violet for showing me how to make my blogging space pretty ♥  If I come up with something cool, I'd like to do tutorials too!  ...Maybe when I think up something people would want to do XD

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Things I Like: Pandas

My love of pandas started in college, when I first discovered Kana (or Moon Kana as she goes by now).  At the time, when she first started, she carried around stuffed pandas, wrapping them in ribbon and holding or dragging them around.  It got me into collecting stuffed pandas, which I still collect today.  I’ve gotten in to little things for the house now, light pulls or little statues.  I stopped counting the pandas I'd collected, because they're from so many different sources - home stores, toy sections, the internet, Sanrio.

 Some famous pandas that I love are the Sanrio character Pandapple (I wrote the first draft of this with a pandapple pen!), and the character Po from the movie Kung-fu Panda (greatest kung-fu movie ever).  I have a LOT of KFP items – a little plush of Po and Tai-Lung (the bad guy), a big plush that sits in a chair in my room, a KFP blanket rolled up and held by a panda’s arms with Velcro, action figures of the whole cast, and some note pads and stickers.  I like collecting things.  While wandering in the toy section I’ve seen a panda toy or two from the show Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (nick jr. show where they teach English and Chinese), but I haven’t seen the show so I don’t know how big a character it is.  Ok that’s a lie, I did watch it once, Kai-Lan went with her friends to the ladybug festival.  Stop laughing at me! XD

I have panda’s littered through the house, but here are the majority of them.  My favorite is Arashi, my first panda.  I have a panda backpack too, but the straps are so short (it’s made for a kid) I don’t wear it.  Also I’m a bit old to wear it.  I mean, I wore it when I was 18 or 19, I didn’t care what anyone thought.  But I personally feel too old for it.  I saw a kid wearing one in the mall and got all sentimental.

What’s your favorite animal?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Things I like: Roses

Things I Like:  Roses

  (courtesy of
I love roses.  They’re my favorite flower.  For some reason, they represent beauty and class to me.  A princess would wear roses; a beautiful lady would tend to her rose garden.  I’m not sure when the rose obsession began. Right now for me it’s all about fake roses, with the bud taken off the stem, to decorate things.  I love full blooms best, but also the little tiny ones in the craft store.

(Anthy and Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena, and the symbol of the series)
Roses also have to do with my favorite anime, Revolutionary Girl Utena.  There’s a theme of roses – the characters have rose symbols on their rings, a rose garden is a central point, when dueling one must cut the rose off the competitor’s chest with a sword to win the Rose Bride… ok, it’s a bit complicated, but it’s so beautiful and the soundtrack is wonderful.  It makes me want to drink rose tea while watching (which a friend and I have done, actually!)

 (courtesy of
We have a rosebush in my backyard garden, but it’s basically a big stem with one or two roses growing at a time.  I tried to keep some small roses in a pot, but that didn’t work out well.  I’m not good at gardening ^_^;  I try to draw them, but am not the best artists, so the sketches aren’t something I show to others.  So I decorate with them, and wear rose patterned things, and want a rose-themed lolita outfit, etc etc.  I love their smell, of course.  For spring I’ll get a rose perfume, assuming it works for me (perfumes smell different on everyone).

What’s your favorite flower?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Blogs I follow!

Not looking my best today.  I did it up well - wore a nice black shirt, my pearls (love them!), did my hair, had on makeup... but that has turned to a mess.  Friends came over and we had fun, but twice I had a mild freak-out and had to leave the room.  I have bipolar disorder; which comes with depression, anxiety, and fear of leaving the house sometimes.
Anyway.  Let's talk about something else.

Blogs I follow! (in no particular order)

Violet LeBeaux - A super-nice author who posts a lot about Hime Gyaru, her new artwork, and her new deco project!  Totally recommend her tutorials!
F*** Yeah Lolita - a great lolita blog!  The author isn't afraid to cover topics, like "WTF Meta?"
Lolita Charm - The author, Victoria Suzanne, is a lifestyle lolita.  Her blog is anything from "What I did this Loliday" to updates on her youtube, the Charm Channel, to her newest post "Lolita Level Up!" with a list of 'what I've done with lolita' and gives you a score.
Smoldering Rose - The author beata-beatrixx just started this lolita-themed blog :)  I like it so far!
Part-Time Lolita - The author describes and gives tips for the "in-between lolita"
The Hedge Witch's Garden  - The author Eirwen is a friend of mine, and writes about being a 'Hedge Witch', or natural witch (working with nature and herbs and cool stuff like that)
The Guild Wars Bard - I've only just started reading this, so I don't know much about the author.  I love Guild Wars, and so far this is a great place for a GW fan to go!

A lot of the ones I follow are lolita themed, but I'd like to branch out into blogs about my other interests (cosplay, video games, amateur photography).

Friday, January 1, 2010

A little about me! (the first long post)

Here's me!  That's a My Little Pony collection behind me, with a Kana (Moon Kana now?) poster from a Gothic & Lolita Bible.  The study is my blogging room, mostly because it's the computer room.  I've added a few things from tutorials by Violet LeBeaux - an inspiration board (like a corkboard, only awesome), a decorated mirror, and a nice desk lamp I'll start decorating probably Sunday.  I seriously recommend her site, she's one of the best bloggers out there!

Back to introductions!  I go by Himemiya in most places.  I was going by Jaimicchi for a bit, but I've gravitated back to my first cosplay/anime/bbs name after re-watching some Revolutionary Girl Utena. I like it - Himemiya means Princess Shrine, and is the name of my all-time favorite anime character, Anthy Himemiya, who is the Rose Bride - it's complicated, watch the show! XD  Plus she has purple hair, and purple is my favorite color.  Jaimicchi came from my real name, Jaime.

Let's do this in survey format, shall we?

Name: Himemiya / Jaime
Age: A lady never tells!
Birthday: July 16th
Long-time obsessions:  Anime, Music, Cosplay, and I'm just getting back into the lolita scene - I left for about four years o.o;
Current obsessions: decorating everything, reading blogs, doing online tutorials, lolita, Lady Gaga, my awesome tripod
Future/possible obsessions: decoden, hime gyaru (it's all your fault Violet!), getting back into anime?(You never really *leave* anime, you just stop watching for a while XD)
Style: Classic and Gothic lolita (again, just stepping back in), mori (I live in the woods even!), lots of purple (somehow I always end up with a purple shirt, a purple jacket, a purple purse, a purple notebook...)
Collections: My Little Pony, anime plushies, manga, stickers

I think that's it!  Any other questions?  Just leave a comment ♥

“Who are you, and why would I read your blog?”

Well, I’m not sure why you’re here.  I have a livejournal, a twitter account (I still can’t figure out how to sync it with blogspot), and I’m on facebook – what else could I possibly have to say?

I’m not a good writer, just someone who likes to talk.  I've been wanting to make a blog for a long time, something where I go over specific subjects instead of a rambling mess (see: my livejournal).

I was going to make a separate post about what I want to do with the blog, but that would make for very small posts XD  I want to give my opinions.  Things I like.  Things you like.  Things I think are stupid.  Things you think are stupid.  Ect ect.

I'm excited about this new blog!  Look for a better layout, graphics, and pictures!  Oh!  And the title?  My three favorite things!