Lolita Wine Tasting Vacation ♡ Day 2

Before our trip to Yakima, Laura had reached out to the lolita community in town to set up a meetup with our group. I've honestly never hung out with another lolita community, so I was super excited!

Here's what I wore:

Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Bolero: Angelic Pretty
Onepiece: Angelic Pretty
OTKs: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Secret Shop
Accessories: 6% Dokidoki, AP, handmade

We met up at a really cute coffee shop in downtown Yakima that used to be a train station. We had a private room we rented, but that didn't stop people from coming up to the window and staring in like we were zoo animals :^)

Cold-brewed iced tea and a scone! The iced tea reminded me of Dunkin Donuts iced tea, which I was obsessed with when I visited Boston a few years ago.

Waiting for people~
I love Laura's jewelry!

We met up and ate, then went on the hunt for a spot to take pictures. The Yakima community is small, so 3 members joined us!

We are very serious about making sure everyone gets good outfit photos!

Group photo!

Shoe shot!

It was HOT! I'm a Portland baby, I don't know what the bright thing in the sky is! After photos we bailed to the mall and got smoothies.

Nicole and I in VS (with panties behind us lol).

Yakima was fun! Laura and I are thinking of visiting again for their anime con in the fall. Meeting new lolitas was great, it makes me want to start going to convention lolita events and stuff again! Honestly, there's a lot of the Portland community I haven't met yet too... I'm shy but I'll try to be more outgoing!

By the way, I've been making jewelry lately and opened a shop. Here's a few things I've made!

My shop is The Candy Nebula! Feel free to check it out :)

I have a couple new AP and Baby pieces that I've bought and haven't worn yet, I can't wait til I can! My life has felt good lately, and I've really been enjoying blogging. I hope you enjoy reading my blog!


3 Cross Stitch Projects

When I was a junior in high school, I was obsessed with the movie Kamikaze Girls. I especially loved how the main character's hobby was embroidery, and how delicate and pretty it was. I mentioned it to my grandma, and that summer she taught me how to do counted cross stitch.

It's been over 4 years since the taught me, but this year I started to get back into it. Here are some projects I just finished.

This design is based on a design by Super Orange, and I actually made this for the owner! I converted his design into one I could cross stitch. My favorite detail is the gold metallic thread on the outline. I have the official hat with this design embroidered on it, and it also has a gold metallic outline on it. I'm a sucker for sparkles, hehe.
(Please do not replicate this design.)

I found this Rilakkuma pattern on Pinterest. It's originally a design for perler beads, but those patterns can be translated to cross stitch easily. I made this for my friend Danielle. I'm not sure who made this pattern originally, but I'm using it for recreation only!

I patterned this design myself! It's the Lumina Star Wand from Creamy Mami, which I made for my friend Laura. I love the colors of it, and pixel-like versions of magical girl things are just too cute!
(Please do not replicate this design/pattern in any way)

I have some more patterns I've made, and I can't wait to get started on them! I'm considering opening up a shop to sell what I make. What crafts do you like to do? Any other cross stitchers out there?