My name is Alexis, but I’d prefer if you call me Lulu. I’m young (still in high school...*ducks head in shame*) but, I’ve always been an old soul at heart. Ever since I was a little girl, I've always really loved old world elegance and tried to capture that spirit in my hobbies and the way I present myself, but I never had a name for the way I was until I found this community.
I enjoy sewing, photography, studying history and I’ve always had a bit of an odd fascination with insects (I love photographing them!) .In terms of fashion, I dress in Morigirl style; I really adore the simplicity and focus on handmade items. But, I’ll always have a soft spot for the more eccentric Lolita fashion. (you girls are my heroes!)
Now that introductions are over, I thought I'd share some stories and pictures about some heirlooms. I think there a rather interesting part of a families history and a wonderful thing for a follower of the Quantrelle lifestyle to have.
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- Current Location:Vancouver, BC
- Current Music:Girls Generation - Gee
Apologies if this is too off topic, but I need help finding a jewelry item and hoped you lovely ladies might be able to help.
I've decided I'd like to get myself a pretty pin watch, like the kind nurses used to wear. (Small pin with a dangling watch pendant, to be worn on chest/pocket.) I've looked on ebay and Etsy and as well as in stores, but haven't had any real luck. Do any of you know a place where something like this could be found, preferably not too expensive? Or whether people sell little watch pendants, which I could possibly turn into a pin on my own? (I've seen pocket watch pendants available on Etsy, but they're a bit larger than what I was looking for.)
Thanks in advance for your help. ^^
- Current Location:Ohio
- Current Music:"I'm Not Your Toy" - La Roux
Some of you may have seen pieces of Hazel Atlas Crinoline, which is obviously a Flickr favorite, and has even inspired Re-ment replicas.
But in my idle browsing tonight, I chanced upon another cutesy pattern: Cherry & Cable, which somehow puts me in mind of the more precious sweet lolita dresses, so I had to share it with you all. (Particularly pieces like this pitcher or this jar, which is amazing.)
I'm personally coveting the black/amethyst carnival butter dish, which may be the single most awe-inspiring butter dish I've ever seen. And there's a miniature version!
I made a batch of raspberry flavor, vanilla flavor, and my all time favorite rose flavor! It was so exciting to finally get a perfectly round, soft yummy macaron at last! I hope to be able to make some violet ones next maybe? My tips for success are...
1: Wait! Definitely leave the whites out at room temp for the 3 days recommended, and let the macarons rest for the full 15 mins before baking them, and wait till the next day to eat them. I could never cope with all that waiting before but it really pays off!
2: to get multiple flavors from one batch, make a classic french butter cream to fill them, separate it into as many containers as you want flavors and flavor and dye each batch separately.
3: Remember art school! If doing say 3 flavors, pipe the first set plain white, the second add a little pink dye before adding to the piping bag, the second a little blue or yellow to make lilac or orange colors. You'll be able to get so many combos from one batch and really make a splash when you serve so many varieties for the same work as one!
Any one else have any amusing (or boring) anecdotes as a result of living quaintrelle?
Let's see your quaintrelle vanity! Getting dressed is part of the ritual of a quaintrelle life, let's see the pretty nooks you've created for getting ready in style!