Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Greetings from Tokyo!

Hi guys!! I made it safely and have been having a blast. I don't think I will have enough time update this regularly while I am over here, but I will try to update my facebook more often. Yesterday was my first actual day and it was so much fun. We went to Asakuasa, Akihabara, and Ueno. We had some fun in the arcades (see above), and I already have bought two peterpan collared items :].

Last night we went to a Maid cafe as well and it was pretty strange. The women servers dress in cutesy small maid outfits and serve cute food and drinks to their princess's and masters (my icecream sundae had a kittens face on it) and they cast magical spells on the food.

Needless to say, I am having a blast. Today we are headed to Harajuku to play in the park, eat sushi, and shop. This weekend I am going clubbing, haha.

I love Tokyo!!

Guest post - My Billie

Hey yall!! This is Melanie from My Billie. I'm so happy that Allison is off exploring away in Japan! And while I miss her terribly, I'm happy for the opportunity to interact with her awesome blog readers. I can tell you guys all really support what she's doing over here, and she more than deserves that!

First off--hi : ) A little about me: I'm obsessed with my sweet little Maddy cakes. She's a Chinese Crested Powderpuff and one of the best things that has ever happened to me : ) Me and my darling Matthew like to eat pancakes and drink coffee at all hours of the day. I work part-time at a coffee shop and spend the rest of my time making things..or sleeping...or playing Mah Jongg.

But speaking of making things, I ran across this great applique meant to be ironed onto a shirt and thought it'd be a much better statement necklace instead! Here's what I came up with! It's incredibly easy to make.

First grab a few supplies: an iron-on applique, a couple of jump rings, a couple of pliers, a few inches of metal chain and a clasp (I started off with plans to add a clasp onto mine but opted to keep the chain longer, meaning I didn't really need one after all!). If you have a rotary hole puncher handy, such as the one pictured above, go ahead and clip some holes in the top of the applique. If not, just puncture some tiny holes at the top with the end of your scissors (it won't be big enough to really see as long as you keep the hole small). Open up a jump ring and insert it into the hole. Before you close the ring, slide one end of your chain into it, then close up. Do the same thing to the other end and voila, a finished product!

Thanks for letting me share this with you guys! If you want to check out more DIYs and fashion posts just check out my blog. I'd love to meet you all and I've got a TONS of fun stuff coming up in the next month.

Hugs! Melanie
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