Inspired by a redditlaqueristas post I decided it was time that I do some Studio Ghibli nails. (Especially since I get a Ghibli movie every Christmas which really wasn’t that long ago.) However I wanted to keep it simple as I have so many projects going on (big surprise there /s) and I didn’t feel like spending 12 hours doing my nails. And it could definitely go on that long. Sometimes I just get kind of, in the zone.
I used sinful color sweet tooth, china glaze fairy dust and acrylic paint. I did my other hand as well but my phone is dead so I need to charge it. I’ll edit this post later with a picture of both hands.
If you don’t recognize the characters it’s Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service and the little dudes are little soot sprites from My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. I drew little star candies with them like in Spirited Away.
The sprites were fairly easy to do, but Jiji’s body was KILLING me. I kept making him WAY too fat because my nail is a bit short. But after a few retries and his ears being a bit less pointy than I’d like I think he turned out alright!
I haven’t posted in so long. 😦 I got really caught up in the holidays and I’m still up to my neck with sewing projects!! I barely have time for my nail art because of my inability to be creative 24/7 after all this craziness. I did paint them, they had to be dressed at least, but it was just plain-jane stuff with a bit of sparkle.
Eventually I got around to trying out this two toned technique to make a brick wall (after copious amounts of crafting broke them all). I wanted to be more fancy but I just ended up leaving it, which is totally fine because I think they do well on their own. 🙂
I will share with you some of my not so professional (I’ve been sewing for a few months, prepare your face holes for a monstrosity of shitty gathering, if you don’t know what I mean please continue) dresses for my sweet 1.5 year old niece and a few other things.
Everything that looks embroidered I did by hand (it was a pain in the behind). The crocheted strawberry was done by a good friend and I put some finishing touches on it. It has a cute wonky strawberry top… yeah we’ll go with that.
My first attempt at doing some mixed sewing (I have no idea what you’d call this). It’s a bag for my friend. I also made her and her mother crochet hook bags.
I don’t have any pictures of some of the other things as they were gifts and I was more worried about getting them done in time. But I made this beautiful kimono with turtles for my mother and a few aprons.
And here are the mountain of ornaments I painted in the form of a link because I’m sure this post has become giant enough.