Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween pins special!

So, as promised, here you go my favourite Halloween DIY projects!
There is a little bit of everything: costumes and make up, recipes, decorations and some printables too. Click on the preview to take a look at my "Spooky pins" board!



Now this song is "This is Halloween" from "Nightmare before Christmas".. with a twist >:D
It's the J.Rock version, played by Sadie. Track taken from "V-Rock Disney" compilation. It'll surprise you, give it a listen!



Happy Halloween people!

Current Music: ONE OK ROCK - Wherever you are | Powered by Last.fm

Monday, 24 October 2011

Yummy Japanese Recipe with a Surprise

Recipe swap!!
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"This is a swap for everyone who loves Japanese food.. write down one of your favourite Japanese recipes.. With your recipe, send an item of small value that has something to do with eating Japanese food.. Itadakimasu!!"

I took the recipe from a video on the "Cooking with dog" channel. I chose Omurice as recipe for this swap. It's rather simple and the ingredients are common so it's easy to do.



And the recipe I received was Yakisoba! :D

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Japanese Song - Email Swap

"This is a very very simple swap: you will have 3 partners, and you will send them an e-mail about 1 Japanese song you know (and possibly like! =P).
You should include: - a YouTube link to listen to the song; - Lyrics (possibly with translation); - a few infos about the singer/band and it would be nice if you write a little about the song, telling your partner why you like it or not, how you came to know about it and so on...."


...it's hard to chose just one song, but I think I'll go with one of my favourite bands.
I chose "Vanitas" by Dir en grey.
I saw this band live in Italy two times already and it can't really be described the feelings they give me.. anyway this song is from "Dum spiro spero", their last album, hope you'll like it.




You can read here some info about the band.
If you're interested and want to read more, take a look at this entry on my blog: Share your j.rock favourites!

Current Music: RENTRER EN SOI - MISERY LOVES POISONOUS BLUE | Powered by Last.fm

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cookies and bentos

A nice day out means something yummy to eat, so I made pasta frolla (short pastry) cookies!



Ingredients:
- 200 gr. flour;
- 100 gr. butter;
- 90 gr. sugar;
- 2 yolks (keep the egg's whites to decorate);
- dark chocolate (half bar more or less).

Two different types: one covered with meringue and the other dipped in dark chocolate, NOMNOMNOM



And I made meringues with the remaining eggs' white.



Also lately I've this new obsession with bento's accessories. Honestly I don't think the content of a bento box'd ever be able to feed me properly, they're so small xD but I like the concept and the accessories are so cute, not to talk about the decorations you can make with food.
I'd like to share these cute blogs, they're inspiring to say at least!!


Bento Lunch

I also gave a try to this Giveaway: Kawaii Bento Picks @ Zakka Life to win these cute picks



I've not been lucky, oh well xD

Current Music: Simone White - Bunny In A Bunny Suit | Powered by Last.fm

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Birthday and pins

Soooo it's been my birthday last week (the 13th) and these three pictures can resume my day, pretty much xD



1. After Eight, mint chocolate thins, the very first (and very appreciated) present from a friend;
2. The bunch of flowers my dad gave me;
3. The cake for my birthday party.

My relatives made me a (slightly spoiled) surprise and came to Reggio Emilia :D I had a great day with them, sewing and playing volleyball. It's been a definitely nice birthday!
I wanted to make myself decorations for the party but there wasn't the time. I follow several blogs to look for inspiration and recently I enjoyed these ideas from "Hostess with the mostess":



And now, as usual, here you go my pins of the week:



I'm going to make a special post with my Halloween favourites next week, stay tuned :D

Current Music:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Elgar / Something Inside | Powered by Last.fm

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Domo Kun Pouch tutorial

I joined a "Domo swap" and had to send a Domo kun item, so I decided to create this little pouch and made a tutorial out of it. I hope my partner'll like it and that you'll find this tutorial useful! :D






You Will Need:
Scissors
Pin(s)
Needle
Paper
brown, black, red and white Felt
1 brown Zipper
brown, black, red and white Thread

Instructions:

Japan lover penpal and Domo kun

Two new swaps received! :D

~ New Penpal ~ for Japan lovers

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"This swap is very simple : You'll write 1 letter to 1 partner You'll have 10 days to write it The letter must be at least 2 pages long (A5 size) and well written and decorated (kawaii or japan-related). This swap is only for people who love JAPAN (japanese culture, fashion, language, food, kawaii, pop culture, anything !!!)"

My partner's and my letters


and Domo Swap

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"For this swap send your partner one Domo item. Item may be store bought or handmade. Sender's choice. International."

My package, with a Domo pouch! I made a tutorial also for this one!


And the box I received

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

New project and more pins!

Saturday means morning chores at my place. And this means that yestarday I spent few hours trying to tidy up my room too.
I was feeling like a change so I decided that I wanted to throw away few things that I don't use anymore to gain more space.
I began with the lower shelf of my desk and, after a fair fight with huge clouds of dust, I succeded in putting some order:


Now I've to take care of the desk though. The things is that I've a lot of stationery that I don't use because I totally forget I own it: stickers, memo sheets, letter sets and so on.. I need something to store everything, to keep them close and organized.
I made some research and I found some ideas!



What to do, what to do??
I'll think about it, and I'll look for materials. But if you guys what to suggest other ideas I'm here and I need help xD

To end this link-full post here are my Pins on the week! Love Pinterest more and more everyday!!



Current Music:
DIR EN GREY - VANITAS | Powered by Last.fm

Friday, 7 October 2011