Tuesday, 26 April 2016

My latest videos!

I don't know if anybody even visits this little corner of the internet anymore, but I thought that I would update anybody reading this with my latest videos!

I've made two new Make Thrift Buy's:

Two new Style Pile videos:

And a video on thrifting tips and tricks featuring my beautiful Mum!

And as always, if you want to keep updated on my life/see my outfits/makeup etc, you can follow me on instagram @littlepineneedle or snapchat at annikavictoriah or Patreon, because with everything else going on, it's much more easy for me to update those than it is to update this blog (sorry long-time blog readers, if you're still out there!)

As always, much love,

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Miss my outfit posts? Follow me on instagram!

I stress myself out that there's some dedicated blog-readers of mine who get really disappointed that I don't post outfit photos anymore. I'm fairly sure that's not true/a thing in the slightest, but my anxiety likes to decide that it is.
Anyyyyyway, I just wanted to pop in to say to those people (who likely don't exist so really I'm talking to nobody here but HEY) - I still post my outfits on the internet! Just not so much on here anymore.
With youtube now taking up a good chunk of my time, going back to uni and the intense fatigue I have from my illness, I never have time to do those dedicated photo-shoots that I used to do for my blog. I kind of miss it, but in a way it's also allowed me to explore my style a little bit more because I don't feel like it's being scrutinized as closely. But although my content-creation has moved more onto showing you how to make clothes rather than how to wear them, I still enjoy taking cute pics when I feel like my outfit is on point.
Instagram is just 10000000x easier to document my outfits, because it doesn't have to be a perfect picture, in good lighting, shot on an SLR with a tripod and edited for 2 hours to balance the colours perfectly etc etc etc (as I'm typing this, I can't believe how much effort I used to put into outfit shots). No. I just have to snap 1 or 2 pictures in the moment and it's done and I can show off my outfit!
I also usually still write a whole bunch of stuff as to why I'm wearing that outfit, what was happening that day etc like I used to do with my blog as well! I also talk a little bit about studying science - although not as much as before. 'Coz like... time constraints. Life. Etc. Haha. I'm still studying part-time and loving it, though!
So basically, if you're not already, and you are missing my outfit posts, then follow me at @littlepineneedle on Instagram (and here's a handy link you can click to take you there as well).
Much love and I hope you're all having a wonderful day (and beginning of a new season!),

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Removing and Replacing Buttons to Resize a Skirt | The Style Pile #5

Essentially, this is a video on how to sew buttons. But it’s ALSO a video showing you how you can make something fit you better just by moving where the buttons sit! Simple fixes can dramatically change an item of clothing! I'm so so so happy that I was able to give this skirt a new life, because it's one of my favourites!! 

Have a lovely day,

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

DIY Animal Face Bags | Make Thrift Buy #35

Hey hey! Today I am going to show you how to make cute animal-face coin purses and small shoulder bags. Enjoy the video!

As mentioned in the video, here's some dog-face templates that you can feel free use for your own bags/coin purses ^_^ Of course, even if you don't have photoshop skills, you can always just use scissors to cut out the shapes! (You'll just waste more printer ink I guess).

I hope you're all having a wonderful day,

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

DIY Ombre Tights | Make Thrift Buy #34

Shirt - Thrifted | Necklace - HKID | Skirt - Princess Highway | Shoes - Found on the side of the road haha

Dress - DIY | Shoes - Thrifted | Necklace - TashTash Jewelry

Today I try and make ombre tights and socks! Also, here are some outfits that I put together with them. By the way, I wanted to mention that if you're missing my outfit posts on my blog, I still post a LOT of outfit photos on my instagram account (I'm @littlepineneedle)!

Anyway, if you'd like to know how to make these then watch my video below, and enjoy!

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Monday, 1 February 2016

The Style Pile Episode #4

Helloooo! So this top was a fairly new addition to the unfinished sewing pile. I got this secondhand at a markets the other day knowing full well that I am NOT a size AU8. Not by a long shot. But I really liked the style and colour sooooo I bought it anyway. Once I brought it home I thought that I may as well try it on and well.... You'll see what happened with that brilliant idea. Anyway, I put my sewing cap on and tried to upsize it! I also tried to include heaps of good/useful tips on sewing stretch fabrics in this video, which I hope are useful! Enjoy!

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