Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Annual japanese flea market

Hello lovelies,

still no new sewing projects to write about. Therefore a short text about the event I went to last weekend.

Once a year the Japanese school in Vienna holds a flea market. It's always in mid-November. Parents of the kids donate stuff to the school and you are able to buy them. And like on every other flea market the items range from crap to jewels. There is also a section were you can buy Japanese or English books for only a few euros.
the bottom right area is the book and cd and dvd section

 I think the most expensive thing there is the food. You pay 4€ for a portion of curry rice. There are three different kinds of curry (mild, medium hot, and hot) and my Sister, E. and I took hot. This time it was really spicy! What I just thought was a bit unnecessary was when they weighed the rice portion on a small scale. Yes, let's not give foreigners more than they deserve?


They also had a small food booth with mini cookies and cakes.

I bought matcha cookies, six tiny matcha cookies for 2€. I also got two Onigiri for 2€ and then found out that they didn't have any filling. Boooooring.


So this is the stuff I bought:
Cute baking forms, Onigiri cutter, rabbit plates and two balls for keeping your food fresh.

It comes in three different forms: bear, heart, and star.

They are so cuuute.

And then I got a few plates (I think they were 4):
My sister kindly named them granny plates while giving them to me. Püüüh.

Details of the plate. I like the floral design.

I also bought a brown straw bag with lace which is not on the picture. All in all, I paid 11€ for these items. Good deal!

If you plan go to the next flea market in 2015, here is a piece of advise:
The opening time is at 10:30 (or 10:00, I have the feeling it changes yearly) be there at least half an hour earlier. 45min would be even better.  I'm not joking. They only let in a few people at a time (before opening the school for all after 60mins) and the first people in line of course get the best stuff.
I was there 30min before the start and as you can see, the queue is already long. But we were with the second group who were allowed to enter.

All the best,
and please cross your fingers for me because I have an exam on Friday....

Aurîs

Friday, 21 November 2014

It's donut time in Vienna!

Hello lovelies,

that was a super busy week. My hopes to go to bed early today also vanished but at least I can sleep all I want tomorrow. I had to study for my Women's and gender history exam today and I really hope I passed it because I had to take a day off work to do it. This system is so crude.
After the exam I went to Mariahilferstraße to meet Laura. Dunkin Donuts also opened their first store in Vienna and there was a huge queue. Imagine, Austria is one of the richest countries in this world and we didn't have a dunkin donut yet. Other shops we still don't have: Victoria's secret, Sephora, Seven eleven, etc. Plus the opening hours of shops are just ridiculus. I work until 6pm, go to university until 8m and until then all the shops are closed. That means, that I can go to grocery stores only on Fridays and Saturdays (because of course, all shops are closed on Sundays, except for shops near main train stations: Westbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Praterstern). And I always run out on fresh food already on Monday.....

Nevermind, so, we have a Dunkin donuts now!
Laura and me ate japanese curry for lunch (with sweet potatos! nooomnom) and after lunch we started a short crocheting project.
Tadah! Frilly half-finished wrist cuffs.

I wanted to get some dunkin donuts before going home but the queue was even longer. I knew there was anther new donut shop, tasy donuts and went there instead.

I got 6 pieces in a bag and box for 8,something (I think 8,25€?)
But to be honest, only the donut in the top-middle was good and the pink sprincles at the top right as okay. All the other ones were meh to really bad. Especiall the jelly and peanutbutter donut in the bottom left corner. I didn't even finish my piece. That was depressing. I was really looking forward to good donuts. Next time I will try out dunkin donuts Vienna!

and here some random picture of Matthias and me, just because I think the fake glasses really suit him!
That's all folks.
I need my bed. Sleep. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Aurîs

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Shopping day

Hey lovelies,

I still don't have any new projects nor do I have the feeling of ever finishing one of my old ones. Partly due to the excessive amount of university and work. But I still find time to go shopping....

Matthias is always carrying my bags...!

The shopping tour was actually not planned. I had planned to go to the Stock sale of Goldstück, which I did, and to buy something there, which I didn't. I fell in love with this dress in the picture, and it did fit me but it was too long...It was past my knees and with these dresses, I always look smaller than I am. Mehh...
Looook, isn't it nice?

After that I met Matthias and we went to our favourite Vietnamese Restaurant "Pho Cho Lon" in Vienna.



It was so much, I couldn't eat up and I can eat a loooot of food.

Afterwards I went to meet my friend T, who works at Tiger, a brand new shop in Vienna. The store has a lot of items, even though the shop was not that big. And the prices were fantastic.

It's located at the Ubahnstation Keplerplatz, just at the exit.

And the shop has everything, reading glasses, socks, paper tissues, tape, a mona lisa portrait, tiaras, spices, drinks, accessories, and so on.


This is what I bought:
The chocolate milk was only 1€!

All in all...I loved it!

I also got to go to Orsay and I bought a new Bolero...

I love the butterfly trimming!

After that, Matthias and I went to the pure living bakery. One of my favourite cafés in Vienna.
Aren't we super cute? I mean, look at my eyelashes!!! XD


I got the chocolate-cherry cake and matthias got the cream and chocolate...I brownie was hiding underneath!


Silly picture with a moustache! Very manly Matthias

The pure living bakery has great cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and in summer even ice-cream. If you go there in summer, try the american styled ice-cream. It's heavenly. As for drinks, I liked my chai vanilla with almond milk but they don't sell almond milk anymore because it was too sweet. Puuuuh. I liked my diabetes in the glass. The furniture is a mix of vintage and shabby chic. I really like to sit there and study or meet friends.

This is the summary of my life. No srsly. I once worked in an ice-cream shop and I could live off ice-cream...!

Afterwards, yes the day continues, we went to the christmas market which was right around the corner at Spittelberg. This is one of my favourite markets too, because it is not as kitschy as at Rathausplatz. It is also the most expensive christmas market and a tourist overload. So go to Spittelberg! It's goood!
We drank a delicious apple-cinnamon punch (3,2€ per glass plus 2€ deposit).

Matthias then went home and I met Tanja and Michi again and we went to the same christmas market. We ate a big, hot potato with corn, ham and cheese and a yogurt sauce (For 5€). It was very good but we had to wait 20min for the potatoes...

Tanja and me at the market. My bangs never do what I want...

After coming home I decided to quit my crochet project because I didn't like how it looked. But I really wanted to have that collar so I decided to start again, but with a hook that was 0,5 smaller than the other one. I know I am crazy...but look at the different sizes I have..
I have 1,00/1,50/2,00/2,50/3,00/7,00
I started the first one with a 1,50 and then gave up. Then crocheting with a 1,00 was so much better.

You can really see the pattern now!

I really hope to finish soon but I have an exam tomorrow plus another one next Friday and I can't really think about crocheting now. Ugh. Wish me luck for my exams!

Yesterday I got a package from Hosi, the Homosexual Initiative in Austria because I decided to become a member. It was full with stickers and brochures and informations. That was so nice! I even
got a rainbow pin, hooray!
My favourite stickers says (in German): Your therapist or psychologists can help stop your Homophobia.
Although I'd love a sticker with: It's not Homophobia because you are not afraid of Homosexuals. You are an Idiot.

Only 37 days until Japan!!! So excited!

Aurîs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Casual Lolita high-waist Skirt project

Hello lovelies,

so sorry for the long absence. University started again 4 weeks ago and from then on, life has been a real rollercoaster ride. I had a friend coming over from Potsdam, my friends and I had a very mature Bachelor-Sushi party and there was a flood of university papers I had to do. I didn't have time to do a lot, but I got my eyes on some new projects. Plus when I have time after work and after university or after meeting up with friends, I try to sew or read something (currently it's reading in my pajamas before going to bed at 10pm. No kidding).

I bought this lovely fabric with strawberries and cherries on it. It will be my first red lolita piece.
This is the inner fabric layer. As you can see, the colour is a bit faded. On the outer side/right side, the colour is more intense.

I still haven't managed to do a single good picture with the wip but at least I made a picture of the finished bow which will be places in front of the high waist skirt.


Have a great weekend,

I am drowning in university papers again.

Aurîs

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Mori styled collar

Hello lovelies,

I am not dead yet. University started and kept me quite busy. I still have to work regularly three times a week too so no real sewing projects are on
.
The only thing I did to keep my mind and fingers busy was a kind of morikei styled collar.

The cut out collar with two corcheted flowers and a heart.

Everything sewn together, cut in the edges and turned around.


I added a closing and pinned on the flowers. There will still be stuff added because it's so plain but I kind of lost the motivation for that...? I'll add some more flowers and lace when my muse kisses me again but for the moment, she is in a deep winter sleep already...
The collar is also a bit very white and I played with the thought of pouring black tea over it to get a nice brownish-faded tone but...well, it's only a thought. :)

Aurîs

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Nicon

Hello lovelies,

I'm back from Nicon and I had a really lovely time in Hannover.
A., my German friend with whom I had a Norway cosplay fotoshooting once, invited me to go to Nicon with her and we decided to do Uta no Prince-sama on Sunday, with a friend of her.
So two weeks before the con I started sewing one costume again but that was not difficult because it was just a dress, and dresses are very easy to sew, in my opinion.

The only problem I had with this dress was the stocking. One day before I flew to Hannover, I went to every stocking shop in Vienna but they just didn't have that kind of stocking. I even looked in Germany but nope. So I settled on buying plain red ones...And luckily, most of the time my stockings were not in the Picture. wuhuu! But I am moving too far ahead.

My boyfriend drove me to the airport and I was there three hours too early. But I didn't care because I didn't have to go with the train, yey.
Everything went very smoothly and Anchen picked be up from the Hannover airport.
So at the first day of the con I wore my female Austria cosplay again and I had no problems doing a pissed off expression because I was so tired.

A. was in the cosplay jury of the convention so we had to be there at noon but we still had some time to go for a quick sightseeing. I was already very interested in seeing the city because of me being a small history nerd again. No, really. I wanted to see the city were the famous Hannoveran King on the british throne came from OTL.
I tried once more for a kind of himegyaru style but my hair just didn't look right on the picture taken because they were much bigger and poofier in real life. Also the contouring is not visible at all...
I wore my Angelic Pretty dress, DreamV shoes and a la pafait replica necklace.
A. had to leave me for quite a in between so I watched the Uta no prince-sama showgroup, which gave me a better understanding of the series. In the evening I also enjoyed the concert of Unsayn, an incredibly talented group of musicians. I instantly bought their album and I have their three songs on repeat. They sing in Japanese, English and German and I just love the voice of the singer. She is fantastic.

Sunday was our Utapri day!!
AND I WAS SURPRISED WITH A BUNCH OF RED FUCKING ROSES ASDFGHJ!!!
That was the sweetest thing that happened to me all weekend. From then on, I only called them my two beautiful princes...

 Left is K. as Masato and A. is Ren on the right.

And here are some more pictures, taken from Animexx. It was such a shame that we didn't have a lot of time and therefore K. and me don' t have a lot of pictures together...awwww...





Pictures by Kaine, Nodoka and Anchen-chan @ Animexx

It was a real shame to get only a few pictures with K. but we had to rush to the Airport for my flight to Vienna. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend with loads of pizza and fun.

Aurîs