Handmade: Holiday Goods

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Viva La DIY Workspace :: Part I

Inspired by WeWork, a co-working company that aims to inspire creative people to do what they love, we are presenting Part I of our current workspaces; stay tuned for Viva La DIY Workspace :: Part II ::

DIY: Alien Space Babe

Greetings earthlings, from a planet out in space. I know I may still look human but I promise you I'm not.

How To: Pepper's Ghost

In the spirit of Halloween here's a spooky trick we learned, many moons ago, on The Magic School Bus:

Cosmic Alignment

 17:52 CST  

Here we present our DIY: Pinhole Projector used to see the Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23, 2014 via Central Standard Time (CST) based in North Dallas. Note the distinct cast of lunar umbra on the sun. 

How To: Pinhole Projector

Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23, 2014 visible to the Northern Hemisphere, predominately in East Asia and North America. The Time and Date of the eclipse by worldwide location may be found here or by city in the US here. Nonetheless, please be advised not to look directly into the eclipse without proper precaution! Luckily, I happened to recall learning the proper way to view a solar eclipse on an episode of Recess:

DIY: Mermaid II

Remember this DIY: Mermaid? Well being rather impromptu, I decided to revamp the look!

DIY: Seashell Hair Combs

Style your mermaid hair with your dinglehopper of choice and adorn with these DIY seashell hair combs. They are sure to compliment any glamorous mermaid, of course! ♡

How To: Shimmer Circle Skirt

As reference to DIY: Holographic Skirt, this is a circle skirt tutorial with a zipper and yoke waistband.

DIY: Holographic Skirt

Circle skirts come in various sorts of designs, patterns, shapes, sizes, textures, textiles, ~ etcetera ~ and yet there is an essential similitude among them all. That is, a circle pattern is quite standard and simplistic.

How To: Toothpaste

Our previous post was all about about DIY: Mouthwash & Toothpaste, so now I'll feature on how I make my own toothpaste. This certainly shows the process but it not limited to exactness. As always, feel free to personalize to your likeness and oral/dental needs.

DIY: Mouthwash & Toothpaste

What is the purpose of mouthwash and toothpaste? Well ultimately, both aid is to maintain oral hygiene.
That is to clean,  freshen, whiten, preserve oral enamel, eliminate plaque and tartar, etcetera.

How To: Oil Pull

Oil pulling is derived from an ancient holistic practice known as Ayurveda.

Homemade: Raw Strawberry Banana Cream Pie

A minimalist approach is remarkably effortless. Likewise, the Minimalist Baker is an extraordinary source for the simplest of recipes; not to mention, a great majority of these recipes are conveniently vegan friendly.

Homemade: Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

Apple Cider Vinegar is known for providing holistic health benefits, such as its excellent immune boosting & vitalizing power! Keep in mind to use raw/unfiltered/unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar for optimal results.

Homemade: Pineapple Juice

♡  Piña para la niña. 

Here's an easy to follow juicing recipe, especially if you're already familiar with our Homemade: Beet Juice

Raw Neapolitan Cake

This recipe is based on the Raw Cashew Dreamcake by My New Roots. To add a delightful twist, I introduced three neapolitan-esque ingredients to the filling: bananas, strawberries, and blackberries; as well, a taste of raw cacao for added sweetness to the crust. Yum, this is such a delicious raw neapolitan flavor combination!

Homemade: Vegan Brownies

 Appétissant et délicieux. 

An adaptation recipe, inspired by Vegan Brown Sugar Blondies via the
Cheeky Kitchen. Scrumptiously sweet and most delectable, indeed.

DIY: Lisa Frank Purse


Presenting my very own Lisa Frank purse, which I've paired with my DIY Vivetta cat skirt. Purrfect!

DIY: Heart Shaped Sunglasses

♡ Happy Valentine's!!  ♡

Confession of my heart obsessions: I present my lovely collection heart shaped sunnies.

DIY: Kitten Tee

Adorably sweet Vintage Kitty Clip Art via Free Pretty Things For You!

DIY: Cat Coat & Skirt

♡ Vivietta SS 2010 

Homemade: Raw Chocolate Cake

The Rawtarian is a primal source of utterly pure and raw recipes. And so emotively enthused, I made chocolate cake in honor of my dad's birthday!

How To: Body Butter

Body butter is an excellent and natural way to moisturize during these cold and drying winter months. Most suitabley, what better way to replenish your skin by inexpensively make your very own? Chances are you already have some, if not all, of the ingredients right in your kitchen. Plus, make your own lovely labels like these via Free Pretty Things For You! to add a delightfully personal touch. 

2014: Greetings

Hello and happy greetings to the new year.