Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Heart is Not a [PIN]cushion (Thank You Allison & Jessi)

A while ago I won Jessi of Studded Lilly's giveaway, sponsored by the lovely Allison of Just Say It Etsy Shop. I used to be so crazy into pins in junior high and high school - I remember pinning them all over my bags. One of my favourites was a Legolas Greenleaf pin back in my Orlando Bloom fangirl crazy phase but one day it disappeared into oblivion! That just goes to show that some matches were never meant to be hahaha. Also, Helzberg Diamonds always has a big bowl set out full of pins. I remember I would sift through it unabashed, looking for all the red and white "I love you" pins in different languages.

These "Just Say It" pins are so adorable. They're probably about an inch in diameter and have all these fun quirky statements on them. Allison's shop sells these pins even attached to cards and as magnets as well. One of the pins that I didn't understand until after I placed my order was the "What are you doing for shark week?" one - it's so deliciously fun. I was awarded a $20 gift card to spend and I decided to get 10 different pins to add to my collection. I love how Allison colour-coded the bags and separated the brighter ones from the monochromatic.

Seeing this bright green package made me smile! She has such quirky cute handwriting! Shame I have to cover a lot of it up because it's personal info : )
Everything inside a tiny envelope!
Allison drew this awesome deco herself! It reminds me of those scratch drawings I used to do a long time ago - love this technique
Pretty label
 
 The world in black and white. Remember my Loch Ness monster reference in an earlier outfit post? I was thinking about this button :D This set really embodies my childhood I think on many levels reflected by the statements.
The bright yellow cardstock is so vibrant against these coloured buttons. I love the "grain damaged" one. I will find every excuse to pin this and wear it to my Neuroscience classes.
I can't wait to sport this bunch on all my bags I'm bringing back to school in a crazy 8 days! I am so excited, nervous, hesitant, yet ready to start the academic year again. I still have a lot of planning and organization things to take care of, as well as more rummaging around in my head for inspiration for my personal statement. It's so odd to think that I'm over the halfway point of undergrad. Where did all my time go? This 4-year haven of security and bliss will soon be over, and life will get scarier as "the real world" encroaches. If there's a firm thing I believe in, it's that nothing - absolutely nothing - will get you anywhere unless you want it and work hard for it. This is a brand new year to make things happen and to smooth over rough patches in my portfolio that I'm unhappy about. I'm going to be a doctor and no one can or will ever stop me, except me. Physics, you and I have beef. Prepare to be pummeled to the ground
Here are a few other finds in Allison's Etsy store. You should definitely check out her collection and make a statement with all these cute pieces. Firstly, how cute are these fortune cookie plushes!? Each of these comes with a custom message and you can hang them as decoration or give them as gifts too. If Allison had had these up for grabs when I won, I would have definitely gotten a million of them :3
Also, I like that you can give the buttons away with blank cards. There's nothing better than something extra with receiving a card - save the message and tuck it away in a safe place while boldly going where no pin-wearer has gone before with the cute add-on. You'll make the card receiver smile even bigger yay! The pins even coordinate their statements with the type of card :D
Thank you Allison and Jessi for these awesome giveaway prizes! Maybe I will wear them on my clothes too (though it breaks my heart to poke holes in my shirts) and feature them in an outfit post. Keep your eyes peeled : ) I'm currently working on some DIY projects for my new outfits - I want to make a pair of distressed jeans, ripped up denim shorts, Miu Miu sparrow print tights, and checkboard design my black Converse. So much to do, so little time! Working on crafty and artsy things is really relaxing and nice to channel stress or boredom. I also feel really accomplished at the end of the day that I recycled my used pieces into something half-handmade and fresh. Have a great day lovelies!

P.S. America's Next Top Model is so glam. I just spent the entire day watching Cycle 13 for "petite" models. It's so sad that "petite" in the modeling industry means 5'7" and under D: ! There was one girl who was 5'3" though fu fu fu :3 Now I have tips on how to look longer and leaner, but where is my editorial photographer? Haha jk. A girl can always dream, right?

20 comments:

PetiteXXS August 19, 2010 at 12:39 AM   said...

As you probably can tell already, I'm a huge closet ANTM fan and have probably watched almost every episode of their 14 seasons. I remember how they made such a big deal out of the "petite" season... And while these 5'7" girls were lamenting about being "short" it kinda made me feel like a midget :P

Silkybow August 19, 2010 at 5:16 AM   said...

Those buttons look really nice.
I also like your tutu skirt from your previous post!
Super nice :D

ching August 19, 2010 at 5:26 AM   said...

that's such a wonderful package. loads of cool stuff in it too.

ANTM 13 is such a remarkable cycle. Hoorah for petite models. :)

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PinkOrchids August 19, 2010 at 6:20 AM   said...

That's a sweet package! I love the cards! You've been tagged in my latest post =)

chaoskontrolowany August 19, 2010 at 6:30 AM   said...

Cute stuff;)

Vincent August 19, 2010 at 6:35 AM   said...

I like the badges and the little quotes. (:

PetiteLittleGirl August 19, 2010 at 7:18 AM   said...

Those pins are super adorable. Don't you love it when you win something from blogger's giveaways. Enjoy!

L4pinkpetal August 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM   said...

I'm a big fan of ANTM too :D high five. I think they should make another season of ANTM for Extra petite who is 5'3" and under. ;) and make us 5' ladies feel a little better about our height.

Dolce♥Bunny August 19, 2010 at 7:31 AM   said...

Love the badges! They are so unique and cute!

Nic Nic August 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM   said...

those badges are very cute, congrats on winning :D

hippthingz August 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM   said...

Love the badges!

Lots of Love <33

Pop Champagne August 19, 2010 at 11:21 AM   said...

ohh such pretty pins! and lol I love those fortune cookies, hehe fortune cookies that never go bad :D

Jade "Purple" Brown August 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM   said...

thos pins are so cute!

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Libby August 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM   said...

You're so lucky! I love pins, even though I always stick myself lol :p

TralalaHana August 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM   said...

the pins are adorable...i won a camera olympus one day...i gave it to my friend...i´m using my Nikon one. Lol i haven´t got anything at my mail since then. thatś sad, because i love ithe feeling of getting something in the mail :D
And the cookies...lol i couldn´t ever tell, that itś plush :D i would probably eat it :D
xxx
Hanko

TralalaHana August 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM   said...

lol ..i am not complaining about my lashes...:) i just don´t like wearing mascara because it´s ripping my lases out, when i´m curling them and removing mascara...i better like to stick falsies, than rip out my own ones :D but your lashes are black, my are kinda redish-brown :)

TralalaHana August 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM   said...

you don´t have to be jelaus about anything :D my friend has prettier eyes..and some of them haven´t even relized, that my eyes are blue. and everybody has lashes LOL some has more some less...but who cares about them :D when the eye is pretty you don´t have to have mega-giga-hyper big lashes :D

Hanna August 19, 2010 at 8:53 PM   said...

I'm looking forward to reading your DIYs! Cute buttons and they are from Etsy! I know someone who will be getting an Etsy gift at some point... =0P

cocoabee August 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM   said...

nice! congrats (:

i dunno how i unfollowed your blog o_o but i just realized today i couldn't find you on my dashboard ): no idea what happened =_=
so today i refollowed ;D (your almost at 200 followers!)
&
the buttons are so cute!

Oreleona August 26, 2010 at 9:59 AM   said...

i love the pins!! the comments on them are sooo kool! lol

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