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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 ::

♡ Dulce 's Workspace ♡


An optimal workspace would ideally best fit an adaptable office or studio, albeit mine resides a corner of my room that remains concise yet functional. Behold the goddess Venus, surrounded by seafoam walls and delightful DIY and handmade accents include my favored aspects. My ultimate dream space is feminine, minimal, and spacious with soft tactile elements that include fuzzy and velvety textures. 
We'd be glad to know about your creative design inspirations. What does your dream workspace look like?

A special thanks to WeWork for their creative support and inspiration. Remember if you're interested in learning more about them, checkout their locations to see if they're in your area. Stay inspired, friends. J

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

For a Halloween party I was not planning to dress up as anything, but my sister insisted I wear some sort of costume. Her suggestion was to dress in minty monochrome shades and go as an alien. And so, at the last minute, I decided to be an alien space babe! As reference, I searched for "alien costumes" via Pinterest and came across an adorable pair of children's Homemade Alien Costumes that linked backed to Coolest Handmade Costumes. While another source of inspiration stems from Kiss Me Kill Me's darling "Aliens are Kawaii" top.

Now my wardrobe is filled with minty garments so all I had to do was pair a few items from my closet. Just one thing... my minty green shirts are ordinarily human like, so I sprung into action by sewing a space cadet top. I rummaged through my fabric remnants and I cut out a basic top sewed it together then added cuffs to the arms and neckline. (Pressed for time, I had to omit the sleeves.) I had already made the alien appliques in lieu of World UFO Day, which I simply attached with a few strips of Velcro.


As for the bottom half, I made over the summer. The leggings are McCall's Sewing Pattern M6173 and I pieced the skirt out of the remnants. As my accessories, I cut a strip of fabric scrap and wore it as a choker necklace. Then I added translucent fabric to a headband to make a sort of antenna like fascinator. For my hair and makeup, I had the help of my sister and generously added glitter all over myself. Lastly, I paired the look with my mint green Deery Brougue Ankle Boots by Golden Ponies. Plus an "Alien Manual" bible cover from Half Priced Books, where I actually like to safekeep my Lisa Frank notebooks and stickers. Initially I bought this particular ball for a DIY project (I ended up using another ball instead) so I made use of it as a replica of my "home planet" with tinsel and Lisa Frank stickers.

Tada!! Another fun part at the party was that I brought along Lisa Frank stickers that I used to "tag" others with an "alien implant" by asking them to place somewhere inconspicuous. Alien Space Babe look complete.    


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

J *For educational purposes only, no copyright infringement intended.* J

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc. 

The Magic School Bus: "Gets a Bright Idea" episode synopsis:
Arnold's cousin, Janet, was disappointed by the all-school field trip to a light show, as she wanted to see a magic show. She tells the class she could do a magic trick, but she can't because of the ghost that haunts the theater. When they leave, they find Arnold missing. When they enter again, they see his "ghost". Keesha, the skeptic, is convinced that it is really a trick done by Janet to scare them. 
   © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

   © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

At the end of the episode, the producer reveals this ghostly light trick:
Ah, it's an old magician's trick called 'Pepper's Ghost'. You can Do It Yourself, you know.
© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

1) First you take a cardboard box and paint the inside black.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.


2) Make a medium sized window in one side of the box so you can see in.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

3) Make a window out of plastic or stretch some plastic wrap across a cardboard window
    frame so it can fit in the box on a slant.

   © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

4) Take your ghost object, put it on the floor of the box then close up the box.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

5) Now make another hole in the box so the light from a flashlight can shine on your ghost
    object without lighting up the back of the box.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

6) Turn the light on, you'll see a reflection of your object on the plastic, making a ghost appear
    in the back of the box.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.                          © 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

7) Turn the light off, and your handsome ghost disappears because there's no light from the reflection.

© 1996 Scholastic Productions, Inc.

...but remember, the better-looking the ghost, the better the trick. 

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