zackstrider

helpimstuck

bisous-crossing:

delia-song:

Trying to find a cute but simple theme for my cycling blog… not working so much. I wanted something sleeping or dream themed but if it’s sufficiently cute I don’t care if it’s not. Simple. Cute. Not something already commonly used on cycling blogs. I like what is up there currently, but it has no menu links, etc, and I wanted something I don’t have to spend a lot of time editing myself. (I COULD, but I don’t want to.)

I want it to display some kind of menu to the side, and then have a one column entry field. If it has more, but is cute enough, I’ll edit the other columns out. I want it simple and clean, not too noisy.

If one of you finds this thing for me, and I LIKE it and end up using what you found… I will give you a sufficient reward for your effort. 

I’m sort of basing my recs on what you had your theme as before, which was a single columng. 

Here’s a couple really nice simple themes. Backgrounds could probably be replaced with a pattern of choice, if you don’t like solid colors

https://www.tumblr.com/themes/by/chibiwawa

http://excolo.tumblr.com/tagged/11

These are also really nice and highly customizable.

Wrap Redux 

Sakura

Aozora

Ombre

Pokelove

Lollipops

Power Up!

Simplistic v.2

Float

Bittersweet

Coconut Milk

Kurai

Tea Party

And this blog has a lot of themes linked, as well as resources and patterns.

http://risources.tumblr.com/

(I like this one,  this one, this one, and this one a lot )

coooooooooorvo
marksrecipes:

Unicorn Tear
240ml Mineral water2½/3g Agar flakes
a pinch of vanilla sugar
Add the water to a double boiler and sprinkle the agar flakes on top.Heat until boiling without stirring.Add the vanilla sugar.Stir occasionally, trying not to introduce too many bubbles for around 5/10 minutes, until the agar has completely dissolved.Pour into a half sphere mould and cool in the fridge to set.
The mochi is very delicate as less agar has been used, so it will fall apart easily. It will also begin to melt after 20 minutes or so at room temperature.
If done right, you’ll have a completely transparent half sphere of water that literally melts back into water in your mouth.

marksrecipes:

Unicorn Tear

240ml Mineral water
2½/3g Agar flakes

a pinch of vanilla sugar

Add the water to a double boiler and sprinkle the agar flakes on top.
Heat until boiling without stirring.
Add the vanilla sugar.
Stir occasionally, trying not to introduce too many bubbles for around 5/10 minutes, until the agar has completely dissolved.
Pour into a half sphere mould and cool in the fridge to set.

The mochi is very delicate as less agar has been used, so it will fall apart easily. It will also begin to melt after 20 minutes or so at room temperature.

If done right, you’ll have a completely transparent half sphere of water that literally melts back into water in your mouth.

lord-ponty

Making a ruffly [cupcake shaped] petticoat + skirt

doxiequeen1:

Circle skirt tutorialRuffle/Gathering Tutorial & Info

^important stuff

[almost] finished project! image

-This will not work with very flimsy materials (such as chiffon, jersey, costume satin etc.) you need fabric with at least some natural stiffness  

-These get pretty heavy so they should be made with a fitted waistband and a zipper + snap closure. Elastics will fall down on you D:  

-This requires making at least 25 yards or ruffles, which means over 150 yards of hemming so…uh…set some time aside for making this.

-If you have a question about this, I’d be happy to answer, but for the love of god don’t ask it on anon. 

 

Keep in mind that circle skirts have really long hems, and when laid flat are, quite literally, a circle. This will probably equate to being more work and volume then you want.

For this I ended up cutting a half circle skirt, three inches shorter then I wanted my finished petti/skirt to be. This is a BASE, it will not be seen, and should be made from a somewhat sturdy material that will not stretch or tear. 

I cut strips of a heavy tulle netting (the scratchy awful type, not the pretty flimsy stuff used on princess skirts) until I had ten four inch by one yd strips. These get sewn together until I have one long strip, then ruffles get sewn onto the bottom.

image

 The strip gets folded in half (right sides together) and sewn across the seam where the ruffles were attached. 

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Then the tulle gets gathered down to the size of my skirt hem and sewn into place. It will look like this. 

imageThen repeat but with longer tulle! This time I used eight inch strips which were obviously sewn four inches above my four inch layer.  

imageNow you have a lovely A-line petticoat that just needs a zipper…but that’s not what we’re making here. We want a cupcake shaped petti! 

So that requires one more layer that starts from your waist. Measure from the waist of your skirt to where the tulle ends and add a seam allowance for ruffles.  For the length, multiply your waist measurement by four. 

Add the ruffle, and then sew something over the seam to hide fraying. In this  case I used really cheap lace. 

Then gather that down and sew it into place. 

imageNow the ruffles should  lay somewhat evenly but they are kind of all over the place. 

imageyou can fix that by taking a very large needle and sewing through all the layers of tulle until they are compacted down a bit

imageAnd then you *can* sew a hoop into the petti so it will never deflate! All that really requires is hand sewing hooping wire on which isn’t very complicated at all. 

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Uhmm and then the overskirt is just gathered circle skirts + a ruffle!

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I think adding a waistband and zipper is pretty straight forward so i’ll leave that to you. 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW RUFFLY MASTERPIECE!

More info on how the skirt part was made will be up here soon. 

what-are-frogs
noodletothedoodle:

zillywhooore:

lovelydyedlocks:

 Jacquelyn Marie Hastings via Pravana's 2013 Show Us Your VIVIDS + PASTELS Contest

okay hair talk for a secondpravana vivids is the #1 dye I would recommend for this kind of color, but that also means it’s harder to get out/changeI see people with the wild orchid color in their hair all the dang time and it is bright as hell without needing to touch it up every week or two.but if you put this in your hair you’d better love the color because you’re going to have it until you dye over it or cut it out. It is so hard to get the hair back to blonde.If you want color like this and you want it to last for a long time, ask your hairstylist if they’re willing/allowed to use pravana in their salon, they’re one of the only professional lines that has a formula specifically for pastels too!! (even most professional brands tell you to take their brights and mix conditioner to achieve pastels)if anyone has any questions let me know

cool OoO

noodletothedoodle:

zillywhooore:

lovelydyedlocks:

 Jacquelyn Marie Hastings via Pravana's 2013 Show Us Your VIVIDS + PASTELS Contest

okay hair talk for a second
pravana vivids is the #1 dye I would recommend for this kind of color, but that also means it’s harder to get out/change
I see people with the wild orchid color in their hair all the dang time and it is bright as hell without needing to touch it up every week or two.
but if you put this in your hair you’d better love the color because you’re going to have it until you dye over it or cut it out. It is so hard to get the hair back to blonde.
If you want color like this and you want it to last for a long time, ask your hairstylist if they’re willing/allowed to use pravana in their salon, they’re one of the only professional lines that has a formula specifically for pastels too!! (even most professional brands tell you to take their brights and mix conditioner to achieve pastels)
if anyone has any questions let me know

cool OoO

flayyy

tehnakki:

stereksextape:

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.

  1. Open your picture.
  2. Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
  3. Overlay that shit 50%
  4. Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
  5. Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
  6. Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
  7. Invert (Ctrl+I)
  8. Gaussian Blur it to 40
  9. Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
  10. Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
  11. AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT

MOTHERFUCKER, I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR HOURS. TAGG(NG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.