(This way to the Mad Hatter’s) Tea Party!

Asma’s been wanting to have a tea party for the longest time where we just taste a buuunch of different types of tea. And no, this sadly was not a Mad Hatter tea party because it’s Asma :/ But although there weren’t any major references tied to this, Asma did wear her Iroh quote (of “Sick of tea? But that’s like being sick of breathing!”) necklace AND did serve jasmine green tea.

Even though I wanted to dress all girly because it’s a tea party, the crop top I bought to wear over my maxi dress was the wrong size so I ended up wearing a pretty cute casual outfit instead, and it was kinda funny seeing how NO ONE knew what the dress code was xD Zahra wore sweats and a ratty old tee, Mesha was dressed ultra formal in a proper dress that would work for a wedding, Haniya was also dressed casual for her which meant a dress, Asma wore a dress, Musfirah wore fancy fancy shalwar kameez, Ambereen was casual in jeans, and then there was Hadia…She wore her Eid shirt WITH PAJAMA BOTTOMS -____- This child is clearly confused.

Anyways, it was fun tasting the tea because as we all know, I’m not a chai drinker 😛 I of course gulped down a cup of piping hot Kashmiri chai (clap clap) because it’s just THE BEST OF CHAI and then tried other stuff. I thought I liked the Iroh Jasmine tea, but by the middle of the first cup I was already sick of it ^_^; I became Ciel Phantomhive next with a cup of Earl Grey and dang, I quite enjoyed it! And I’ve tried it before because I’m alwaaaays up to being more like Ciel, but this was the first time I actually liked it! I guess the right amount of creamer makes all the difference 😛

Overall, it was a really good little party even though it ended with a terribly sour taste in my mouth since Asma and Hadia disappeared on us to run to the the park near Asma’s house because it’s a pokestop AND to hatch their eggs. I was so seriously annoyed and hurt. These guys just always leave me out. I got so pissed. I had a stern and serious and emotional yell at/talk with Hadia on the drive home. She apologized so that’s something and said she wouldn’t do stuff like that with Asma anymore. She didn’t know how strongly I felt about it and how left out I felt. But the thing is, if she and Asma do something like this again, and I’m expecting them to, even if it’s not on purpose like all of these have been, I don’t know if I can stop myself from getting seriously upset with them to the point that I can’t forgive them for a while. I just don’t want it to come to that. But this dingnuts would totally forget and go dashing out in a heart beat to catch pokemon without me. Blahhs don’t even KNOW pokemon….*grumble mumble*

And now to seriously distract myself from this terribleness with anime. Laterrr.

 

DIY PaperGems & Crystals

As ive been very into the whole DIY thing this summer, and have done a couple projects in my free time, i thought id post links and my own instructions further adding to DIYs i found, performed, accomplished and whatever else. So i dont lose the links too, and so i can easily access all this stuff too.

So I found this amazing  blog with looaads of cute ideas and posts of DIYs called
http://www.minieco.co.uk/

and on it i found this wonderfully easy and pretty idea and instructions on how to make paper gems and crystals. Its super easy, looks super cute, and a fun way to pass the time. you could string these into a necklace, or a curtain if you have the time(which i totally have) and patience (what i lack), or put them in a glass/crystal bowl as decorations, or or… There are so many things you can use these for. You could also give them away as favors at a party for your daughters little princess tea party, or gift them to your friends. its honestly up to how creative you are.

This is one of those wonderful DIYs that you can easily pull off in 5 min or less and yet still manage to impress everyone with the outcome. Its a DIY that makes people think youre amazingly artsy, creative, and simply AWESOME for having managed to make something so impressive. Its an ideal DIY. easy to make. but still impressed everyone and makes them think you mustve put sooo much effort, time, and care into making it. Yep. my favourite kinda DIY. A Cheat DIY. =D

paper-gems

heres her original post= http://www.minieco.co.uk/paper-gems/

Now, first off, youll need to download a template which will tell you exactly in what shape you need to cut the paper to fold and glue into these adorable and uniform crystals. and you can download it here= http://www.minieco.co.uk/images/nov11/minieco-paper-gems.pdf or download it directly from this post by clicking on this= minieco-paper-gems template With the template, heres a photo to work sort of as ‘table of contents’ type thing (sorry, i have NO idea what to call it…) where each number on this picture coincides with the net design on the template. and i promise, its a whole lot easier to understand when looking at both the template and the picture… but here it iiis. basically, so you know which crystal youre making.

Template of gems table of contents

Cut out the net design. Fold along the dotted lines given in th template. Glue the little flaps in such a way as to close the entire crystal/gem. Aaaand youre done! =)

If your having a hard time copying the template, you could print the template onto your colored paper. Then cut out the net, and simply fold the folds in the opposite direction, so that the printed dotted lines are on the inside. simple.

These gems can be made even prettier (say whaat?! =O ) by maybe using printed paper, or if your a cheapskate like me(actually, none of this stuff is available where i live =/) you can paint or pen/ink floral designs, or doodles on notebook paper, or paint geometric designs or whatever by hand on paper and then use that. even newspaper could look cool =). you could also paint effects on each side of the crystal, like light is hitting it and shade the colors accordingly. you could add sequins or beads. its up to you.

You could spray paint the sides metallic silver or gold, like in the original blog.

silver spray painted paper gems crystals

You could spray paint with contrasting colors (green crystal, pink paint. purple crystal, yellow paint). You could use glitter instead of spray paint too (probably what im gonna do. oh yeah, i didnt say? i havent done this DIY yet =3 im planning on doing it today, but i got excited and wanted to post a tutorial type thing about it first. im weird  crazy, i know =P so yeaaah. Or use glitter as a design, a geometric one, or a diagnor checkered pattern would also look prettyy cool. yeah. stuff like this

close up silver spray painted gems

make your crystals/gems look gemmier and more crystalline-y than ever! =)

Hope you (and i both!) have fun making these, and i hope they come out great! this seems super fun and easy and i cant wait to try it aswell. This would be pretty fun to do at a birthday party or a hang out session, just you and your girl friends or whatever, and sit around and and make these. [Then you could joke around about whos is best/worse =P ] It could be a cute little workshop, or a stall selling these home made cuties would be good at any fund raiser. You could do loads of things with them and with making them. Just have fun with it!

Greaaat, so i hope it all works out and you have fuuun doing it!

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman who brings joy and inspiration to all~

* ill probably post an update later about how mine turn out! =) look forward to that. i just dont think ill be able to take pictures, since my phones not letting me upload pictures onto my laptop recently…grumble mumble…oh well =P