emothy: (gaku's sempai sincerity)
We went away for the week, it was fine! I bought myself two new mugs from evolution since mum keeps taking our ones to her workplace, and my favourite one appears to be wearing out now. And then a bunch of charms from Primark to make into earrings!

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I was browsing all these 2010/2011 stock catalogues at work earlier; Ned had about eight or ten of them! And I saw this mask and it is so beautiful and I want it! :'(

This post is brought to you by one of my new sexy Gaku icons <3
emothy: (peacock feathers)
Some stuff I made just before we moved: little charm bracelets with chocolates, and doughnut earrings.

Five pics under cut: )

And I'm just about to sort out pictures of the house so they'll be up sometime later (yeah right!). Uhm, in a couple of days, perhaps, if I get organised?
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The Rules

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

I've never wanted to suffer adverts (or pay for my journal) and so I'm afraid the choices were limited for [livejournal.com profile] mlina picking from my icons. Although there's quite a clear divide: two K-Drama icons, two Criminal Minds icons, and two misc/artsy icons.

My default icon is three characters from the K-Drama Story of a Man looking very sharp in their lovely suits. I went into the drama wanting to see how Philip Lee's second Korean acting role turned out and came out of it with a drama I love second only to Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (which I have no icons of ONLY because there's *too much* epicness to encompass in 100x100 pixels!). The main character of the drama is the one on the far right, Kim Shin (played by Park Yong Ha). Write-ups make it sound a lot less interesting than it is. I have a pimp post about it should anyone ever be swayed by the icon enough to want to watch it. It is after all, why I keep using it ;D

My other K-Drama icon is of the Princes of Coffee Prince. Princes only in that their service is supposed to be as good as royalty or something (Han Kyul's marketing ideas are beyond me). And after all, if you know the plot - and Coffee Prince must be one of the best known K-Dramas out there - you'll know that one of the princes is a girl anyway. She's up in front looking adorably homely (but just look at some of her photoshoots and HOT DAMN). There's also Hot Waffle Guy on the left, stupid Min Yeop up the back and sexually ambiguous Ha Rim on the right. I would have loved to have 'The Voice' Han Sung in there too, but it's another ensemble package for me. I love the relationships between the workers of the Coffee Prince shop. I suppose I should have included Manager Hong but he wasn't in the promotional pic :P

Both my CM icons are made by the same person. I think I remember not seeing a huge selection and just liking this person's style and choice of subject matter ;D I love the team for the TEAM but I love Emily best and really wanted an icon just of her.

The other one I believe is the scene with Reid showing off his science 'magic' to the girls and Hotch walks in... Ah, I have discovered a write-up of the scene:

JJ: Nothing's happening.
Reid: Shhh watch [the rocket launches, JJ and Garcia scream, and it hits Emily in the head]
Emily: Ooh ow, what was that?
Reid: Oh, I am so sorry Emily!
Garcia: Don't you recognize a rocket when you see one?
Reid: I was merely demonstrating a physics law. I didn't mean to...
Emily: Oh show me!
Reid: Turn around.
Emily: Turn around?
Reid: A magician never reaveals his secrets.
Emily: I thought you said this was physics?
Garcia: He wont show us either. Trust me, it will do you no good to argue with him.
[rocket launches and lands in front of Hotch]
Hotchner: Physics magic?
Reid: Yes, sir.
Hotchner: Reid, we talked about this.
Reid: I'm sorry, sir.
Hotchner: [smiling] You're really starting to get some distance on these things.

The way to win over the ladies of the FBI is PHYSICS MAGIC. Which Hotch can't condone as mother of the team, but finds it adorable nonetheless ;)

Now for some more abstract icons. I have to say I think all of [livejournal.com profile] tomycoffee's graphics work is beautiful and I surfed the posts for hours and hours trying to whittle down what I wanted to use for myself. I so often ended up collecting posts with flowers or scenery, nature and landscapes. But I knew I wanted an icon with books because I talk so often about reading (and writing) and it could be my icon-mascot or something. A lot of books icons are too plain, or included people which for this I specifically didn't want. I also like icons with stacks of books in them but they can be too colourful or positioned in ways I dislike, and in the end this was what I chose for the simplicity.

I love peacock feathers. It's the brightness of them, the flamboyance. To me this icon sort of represents my creative side. For the drawing and art and sewing I really don't indulge in anymore. My overdramatic nature and tendency to abuse smilies in chatspeak and comments to assure myself that people know my intentions (cheeky, sarcastic, enthusiastic), because so often in life I've been told by people that they can't tell when I'm serious and when I'm joking, whether I realise that what I say could be interpreted as hurtful. I also love colour in general and the ways colours can be combined to create different moods and themes and play with it a lot. I suppose right now it could speak a little to my jewellery making (and wearing, because especially for me earrings are my huge fashion statement. The quirkier, brighter and bolder the better).
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5 peektures: )

We did two carboots at the weekend, a smaller one Saturday and a huge one on Sunday. Altogether dad made £26 on old PS2 games and mum and I made somewhere between £70 and £90 but it cost £10 to get a plot Saturday and £12 Sunday and I can't remember which amount it was after deducting those!

I sold the multi-coloured plectrum earrings with the guitars on Saturday and actually converted them into keyrings for the woman (getting to keep my packaging and earring hooks which was a bonus!), which cost her £3.50.

Sunday I sold a bracelet like the above ones but with miniature handmade chocolates on it for £4.50 to a pre-teen girl, a Lego bag charm to a teen girl for £2.50, and a pair of doughnut earrings I never got a chance to take a picture of either for £2.50 to a girl probably around my age. So I made £13! :D

Today in a little while I will be visiting the Range to stock up on more Fimo and browse and possibly see if they still have any John Howe books because I like his artwork a lot and a quick flick through the book caused me to chance upon a FitzChivalry portrait never before seen XD
emothy: (peacock feathers)
Until we go on holiday, of course. Have to get birth certificate, send it off, wait for a reply back for an interview, go to interview and actually GET passport first, however. Fingers crossed we can go by the end of this month ;)

Anyway, listy:

- Finish rewatching Gokusen
- Rewatch My Boss, My Hero
- Rewatch Mendol (for the purposes of [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest prompts even though I couldn't sign up because I have no clue if I'll be on holiday during the posting dates! I can still play with [livejournal.com profile] anenko's prompts :D )
- Finish OT5 fic started yesterday (with Yumiko).
- Make Cyn give me girl!OT5 prompts. And make her write so I can post her more prompts ;)
- Make more little Fimo charms for putting on jewellery. (Suggestions for what I could make are welcome!)
- Make more lego block charms to finish the necklace, bracelet and to make more earrings.
- Go back to Scope when they get their delivery in about two weeks and buy lots more 3 for £1 jewellery even if it is just to make use of the chains.
- Take pictures of stuff when it is done (yes, various people who have asked me, I WILL DO SO WHEN THERE's ENOUGH TO TAKE PICTURES OF!)
- Work out what to read next now that I've finished Dragon Haven. (Robin Hobb, please say there's more to this series - you can't take us on a journey and then deny us the destination!)
- Remember to order some Fables volumes today because play.com have a one-day sale and I also have teeny money off vouchers ;) Also ordered NCIS series 5.

Right now I don't know what I am going to do but I'll work on it...


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