Skull print coin purses

Kiss-clasp coin purse and skull-print coin purse

Kiss-clasp coin purse and skull-print coin purse

Each year for the holidays I host a little craft get-together, and this year, while it was super small (it’s always so hard to find a date that works for everyone… Note to self – next year do it in October!) it was still fun and we made some cute things. I ended up making things for myself instead (since I had already bought most of my gifts to give) which included two small skull-print coin purses, very much like the sushi-print ones I posted about earlier.

The large black (with white skull-and-crossbones) coin purse has a kiss-clasp, plus a little ring for coins or to clip the coin purse to another purse. The larger purse is lined with the same fabric as the smaller purse. The smaller black and white skull print purse is self-lined, and has a snap closure.

I used the sushi-print coin purses to divide up currency during my trip to Iceland and Finland, and totally knew I could use a few more!

Cowl-back dress

I made this dress a while ago (quite a while ago!) but never got around to getting a photo of it until now!  I had been feeling like I wanted some new everyday clothing, so it felt really good to whip something fast and simple up.

 

While killing a little time on Pinterest, I really liked this dress:

So I pulled out my drafting paper, drafted up a pattern, and then whipped it up in some black rib knit that I bought  from Fabrics.com.

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Kat Von D lipstick

Kat Von D lipstick

Kat Von D lipstick

Ok.. another beauty-blog post here.. this time trying out the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick I picked up from Sephora around Christmas. In black! (The colour is called Slayer, and it’s a matte pitch black.)

The good:

  • it smells gorgeous – like creme brulee
  • the packaging is fantastic, I love the black studded look
  • the colour range is awesome – there are a BUNCH of colours I want/want to try… (Poe, Hexagram, Homegirl, Vampira, Motorhead, Mercy…)
  • it goes on reasonably smoothly, with good coverage

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