//Art Li and Stuff: 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Yarn WIPs before the year ends

I don't really want to end the year with so much left to do with my yarns but its not like I have any other choice. Okay, so I'm just gonna suck it up and admit that I failed to finish all my yarn projects in time >.< Here are the unfinished ones that I'm gonna work on first thing when the new year comes.


Cowls :) The grey color is the first one I finished.
The black and pink still needs weaving on both ends
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Beanies:) These are actually orders from friends. I still haven't finish a piece.
I keep jumping from color to color XD Haha weird me >.<
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Being a crocheter requires hard work but its worth it I must say. Especially when the people who the projects are made for appreciate it :)


Additional storage for my yarns! Added two small drawers but I think I need to add more soon.
Don't have space for new yarns anymore >.<
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2013, you've been good to me and my yarns. 2014, I hope you'll be better :)

♫  "If this is a dream.. Won't open my eyes.. Am I asleep? No, I'm alive.. I just can't believe that this is my life.. In my fantasy, we're running wild.. ♫ 
~  Wild - Jessie J



Merry Christmas!

I know its a bit late. But still, MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)  I spent the whole Christmas Eve sleeping because I was on night shift. T.T and because of the over time hours, I just felt like I could sleep for 24 hours straight. An exaggeration, you might think, but I almost did. x.x


Merry Christmas from Art Li and Stuff :) (Hohoho!)
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But, of course, I did not hesitate to indulge my self in the feast that my sisters and brother prepared :)
Okay, I helped prepare the shanghai, I promise! ^^


The Christmas Feast :)
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Christmas Gifts :)
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The massive amount of gifts I received this year is just overwhelming. Never have I received this much presents during Christmas in the past. I like appreciating these small gestures because they're usually the ones that gets taken for granted. Thank you to my friends and family.
I really really appreciate it. I lab yah all XD

Of course, Christmas is never complete without a prayer. After all, Christmas is really all about him, not us.

Dear Lord,
I thank you for the past year. For the blessings. For the new friends. For the lessons. For the struggles. For life.  My only wish for this Christmas is everlasting peace for the people here on Earth. I hope they would come to realize the importance of this season. I hope they would pray to you, not only when they need something but also to express gratitude for the blessings they receive. I hope they would come to talk to you not just in times of troubles but also in times of happiness.  I hope they would put aside their selfish needs to help a friend, an acquaintance, or even a stranger.  I say this with sincerity and all my heart.. Amen..

I know some may think its pretentious but its really really what I hope for.
Anyways, hope you had a good Christmas! :)

♫  "O come all ye faithful... Joyful and triumphant.. o come ye.. o come ye to Bethlehem.. ♫ 
~  O come all ye faithful

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Exception Music Festival 2013!

This is definitely one of the best nights of my life. So far. >.< Couldn't stop jumping up and down with Krewella's music! Didn't even care as the rain pours down while they're performing. I'm going to dance my heart out, is what I kept thinking! Oh yeah! One hell of a massive event! Live for the night is still playing in my head! Waaahh :)


The main stage
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The trancemission stage
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EMF Radio
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A night of great music >.<
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Those are the hands of a friend that I came with at the festival. XD
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Yay! Now I'm gonna be able to scratch off the "attend a music festival" item in my bucket list.
Ooh Life is good :)

♫  "Let's make this fleeting moment last forever.. ♫ 
~  Alive - Krewella


Yarn Storage

I finally had the time to find a storage solution for my yarn! So, I got a medium storage box and two small drawers :) Happiness for me and my yarns! >.<


Yarn storage :)
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These two small drawers are from Japan Home Center. Got it for a low low price of 99php each
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Whew! Now that's one of the things to do that I can scratch off my list before the year ends. XD

♫  "I live for the night.. I live for the lights.. I live for the high 'till I'm free fallin'  ♫ 
~  Live for the night - Krewella


Old Sneakers + New Shoelace :)



Old sneakers
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New shoelaces
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I have an old converse sneakers. Well, its only a year old but they look really old to me. >.< Overused, I guess.  I wanted to revamp my sneakers with new laces and this is what it looked like.


Old sneakers + New shoelaces :)
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I actually wanted a sequin converse sneakers but couldn't find one anywhere T.T  So, for the meantime this sneakers could be the shiny, shimmering, splendid shoes I've been craving for. XD Yay!

Does anyone know where I can buy a pair of sequin converse sneakers? :)

 ♫  "Wake you up in the middle of the night to say I will never walk away again.. I'm never gonna leave this bed..  ♫ 
~  Never gonna leave this bed - Maroon 5



Friday, December 13, 2013

Slouch beanie :)

I think it was two weeks ago when I posted my slouch beanie project that was in progress here in my blog.  And finally, I finished the blue one :) I made this with the help of this tutorial.
Behold, my very first slouchy beanie :)


My very first Slouch beanie :)
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Slouch beanie for my sweetness :) You can tell that he likes it with that smile on his face.
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Big thanks to the tutorial's author! It was a great help! XD The brown one is still in progress and so is a cowl project that I started last week. I was browsing the Internet for some yarn projects when I came across this very easy tutorial.


I hope to finish this before Christmas! XD I hope I'd be able to.. waaahh (~.~)
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 ♫  " baby, you're the one that I love.. baby, you're the one that I need..  ♫ 
~  Love on top - Beyonce


Something to look forward to...

Now this is something to look forward to.. :)
To everyone attending, see you there!


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♫  " So wake me up when its all over.. When I'm wiser and I'm older.. ♫ 
~  Wake me up - Avicii


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dear December

Dear December of 2013,
Why did you make me so busy that I'm way pass behind buying gifts for friends, family, boyfriend, and god daughters? Please, Please, Please. I hope the holidays of 2014 won't be like this. Even on the coming years after that. Please let this be the first and last. I beg of you.
Love, Li

Above is my very personal love letter for the month of December. It sounds stupid I know but I just had to write it down. I've been meaning to talk about my December but I just couldn't because I was darn busy! I hope I won't have to be, soon. >.< I don't really want to start the year 2014 with never ending over time at work and only have one day off that I couldn't even make time for a dental appointment. Yes, I bumped into that kind of problem and I'm gonna try like hell not to experience that again.

December is here and its time for some Christmas lights love <3  I love taking photos of Christmas lights everywhere during the holidays. And below are some shots of what I've taken so far :) 


Eastwood City Walk 2 at night :)
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Eastwood Mall
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SM Masinag
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Trinoma
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Trinoma
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Though my holiday this year is a little lonely, these photos make the loneliness bearable. :) I feel so blessed to have received few early gifts. 13 days to go before Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone! Cheers! XD

♫  " You won't find faith or hope down the telescope.. You won't find heart and soul in the stars.. ♫ 
~  Science and faith - The Script
[I recently find my self addicted to this song. :) ]


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slouch Beanie in progress

A new project at last! I finally had the time to learn how to crochet a slouch beanie :)
Been busy with work and trying to find a new store where to buy my yarns since VC Trading has increased their pricing with their Red Hearts. I 'm not sure if its because of the holiday season or because they moved into a new place (which looks great by the way).  Anyways, I was able to find a yarn store with much lower price than of VC and its Yarn Source Manila.  They have a facebook page and an online store.


Grey Heather Yarns I ordered from Yarn Source Manila
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I first tried to crochet the slouch beanie with a thick yarn but that didn't work out well so I changed my yarn to a much thinner one.  I made these using this video tutorial which was very helpful thanks to its author. :)


My first attempt. The yarn was too thick that I decided not to finish this
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The current one I'm trying to finish. I kinda like the colors of the multi-colored yarn, it matches so well with the brown one. This yarn is much thinner and smoother than the first one I used.
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A closer look. After a few tries on how to change yarns, I finally learned how to do it.
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I also have a blue in progress.
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This requires much more time to finish than when I was making the berets and I'm quite excited with the finished product.  I'll try to finish one soon and post it here.  I will still be busy this week though.  Too many overtime hours need to be rendered at work ~.~

My yarn stash is still crying out for help. I still haven't got the chance to buy so much as a drawer for my yarns or a box. Gah! >.< Anyways, here are my new yarn buys.


Hunter Green | Black | Grey Heather | Baby Sheen (PIstachio) | Familia (Green) | Creme de la Creme (Royal blue) | Monaco (Blue and Tan) | Red heart (Olive Green)
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So many yarns, so many projects I'd like to create. So little time. I hope to make some time for my crafts soon.  Heavens! Please work with me here! >.<

♫  " Already broken.. Already gone.. Already know you're moving on..
I'm a breathing.. talking.. dead man walking.. 
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~  Dead man walking - The Script


Monday, November 4, 2013

Crochet Thread

My attempt on creating a beret using crochet threads XD


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This takes more time to make since its thread which is much thinner than yarn. If I can make one beret using yarn in 3-4 hours, I think I can make a beret using crochet threads in let's say, about a day? o.O? 
Will finish this as soon as I can. I still have a few yarn berets to make >.<

♫  " Already broken.. Already gone.. Already know you're moving on..
(Am I Breathing?).. Talking.. (Dead man).. Walking.." ♫ 
~  Dead man walking - The Script