I’ve been using a LOT of pompoms for my first week of craft a day 2019. They just seemed appropriate and fun to start out with because they remind me of PARTY TIME and HAPPINESS and that’s just how I want this year to go!
I simply hot-glued the colourful little guys (obviously not when I was wearing them!) to a thick pair of once unexciting tights and suddenly they became ready to join the circus!
Pompom garland is a super easy craft. All you need is a needle and thread. Just push the threaded needle through as many pompoms as you need for your garland, tie up the ends, and hang up!
I also added some pompoms to barrettes, headbands, bows, and really every other surface…!
Pompoms aside, I’ve been busy seeking out loads of craft ideas (hello Pinterest!) and making lists of things to create. Right now, plushie making is really calling me and I’m stitching up a new friend as I type!
But also as it turns out, a craft a day is a bit of an undertaking… especially because I’m working full time! So I do feel like I could really benefit from some sort of proper crafting challenge! But I can’t seem to find any such thing. Perhaps sometime this year I’ll write out some prompts because surely I’m not the only one doing something so silly and fun!
I’m so excited to share this with you!! I LOVE MY CLOSET. It doesn’t even have a door because I love looking at it so much!
Because it’s completely stuffed to the brim with colour and pretty dresses! I started exclusively wearing dresses about three years ago (it just sort of… happened) and got rid of every remaining piece of black in my wardrobe last year and haven’t looked back!
I mostly wear vintage inspired dresses (with mostly florals, polkadots, and cute yummy prints!) with either long sleeves, or a cardigan on top. And always with colourful tights (I have bins full of them)! My style is strongly influenced by Japanese and kawaii styles, and I have a couple of Lolita dresses (a Japanese clothing style which in turn is inspired by Rococo/Victorian fashion – with ruffles and petticoats and intricate details!) and hope to acquire a few more soon!
Here are some of the outfits that I’ve thrown together (as I mentioned previously, I don’t take all that many selfies, but I’m working on it! Some of my outfits are really fun and I want to show them off)!
One of my 2019 goals is to start sewing my own dresses because sometimes it’s hard to find vintagey things that I really like and having the freedom to wear what I have in my head would be amazing!
My closet also has a ton of hairbows, wigs, scarves, petticoats, piles and piles of cute socks, my novelty bag collection, a shelf full of candy (hahaha! always need it close by!), a spot for all my jewellery, my Hello Kitty hamper, and all my empty boxes for collectables (lots of Sailor Moon proplica boxes and Funkos up there!) There’s pretty much no room at all for anything else (but I will try ;))!
How did I come up with my blog name? Well really, WHIMSY AND WHISKERS just struck me in the middle of the night (sorry, no big wild story!), but really sums up me and my life up perfectly!
Whimsy – If there is one word to describe me… it would be WHIMSICAL! I love the sound of the word and what it entails. It’s fanciful, colourful, playful, unusual, silly, just fun! I’ve never fit “in the box” and I’m pretty okay with that!
Whiskers – Well this one is OBVIOUS! I LOVE CATS. I was able to adopt my first cat this past spring (as a child my dad was allergic so despite my constant begging, I wasn’t allowed to have my own – but that didn’t stop me from cuddling every single cat I could find!) and she has become my very best friend since. Yes, I’m a proud crazy cat lady.
So to sum up, WAW (wow!) is a blog that is all about me, my cat, and our adventures.
Tah dah! Day 1 DONE!
(I’m having trouble with uploading pictures onto my blog right now 🙁 so sorry for the boring text post!! Working on solving this silly thing.) Edit: SOLVED!