Thursday, August 9, 2012

Loki Beanie

After watching Thor, I had fallen in love with Tom Hiddleston's Loki. Then, after falling in love with him some more in The Avengers, I have been inspired to make a Loki beanie. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, I couldn't really work on it until the last few days. After much trial and error (with the horns), this is my finished product.

I looked up images of Loki online and found various versions of his headpiece. This is the one I chose to make. I could've made the whole thing gold including the beanie part, but I thought that would just look too blah. I chose not to make the horns too long because I wanted the beanie to be wearable. :)

Photos taken by: Phoebe T.



UPDATE: November 06, 2013

The Thor and Loki beanies are now available for sale at :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Just dropping by to say a quick "hello." Yes, I have once again neglected this blog, but I have my reasons... I have been so busy. There have been a lot of family functions and events. And of course, I have my orders.

Orders? Still? Yes, I still have plenty of orders. I'm surprised too, but I guess it's always going to be winter somewhere. LOL. I'm not complaining though... I am getting paid to do something I love. :)

See you at the next post.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Over The "Heel"

So this past weekend was The Most Holy Rosary Families' annual dinner-dance. (Photos to follow, hopefully...) The night, of course, consisted of food and dancing... I love to dance. More importantly, I love to dance in heels... And that night was no exception- I put on my 5 to 5.5 inches platform sandals, and I was ready to face the night. (The actual heel probably measured around 4 to 4.5 inches.)

The event started at 7 pm and ended at midnight. I walked, pranced, skipped, and danced in my heels. I rarely sat down. My shoes/feet didn't start bothering me until after 11 pm. I was actually pretty surprised that I lasted that long, considering all the dancing and walking I did.

I remember years ago when I almost always wore heels. A quick trip to the supermarket? No problem... I'd quickly get dressed, throw on a pair of heels, and off I went. Chill and walk around the city for hours? No biggie... Nothing that my heels and I can't handle. I used to joke around and say that I was training to be one of the Charlie's Angels. I would literally run, jump, and kick in my heels, and I would feel no pain. LOL. And I didn't own any heels shorter than 4 inches! My motto is (yes, still is...): The higher, the better.

So, what happened? Why couldn't I make it a measly 5 hours in heels now? Have I reached that point where my feet refuse to do/wear anything uncomfortable, regardless of how cute the shoes are? Are my feet and I maturing...Are my feet and I "over the hill?" Or are we simply just over the "heel?" (Hahaha!)

Ballet flats took over the world. It was in late 2008, or early 2009, when I finally gave in to wearing them. And who could resist them? They came in different styles and colors... It was comfort and style all rolled into one! Before the reign of the ballet shoes, the only times I wore anything "flat" was when I had to wear sneakers and my Timberland boots. But I wore those out of necessity (work, and when it's snowing/icy outside!) And now, my "go to" shoes are any one of my ballet flats, my biker boots, or my TOMS shoes.

All shoe images are courtesy of

I am not ready, nor will I ever be ready, to give up my heels (anytime soon). I don't want to give up my flats or my boots either. It's just sometimes really inconvenient for me to be carrying "back up" shoes on the days that I do wear heels. I miss those days when there wasn't a pair of heels (high or low, leather, suede, expensive or inexpensive) that I couldn't handle. I probably just need re-train my feet... increase their stamina against high heels again. LOL.

Yes, that must it... and it must be done. With that said, I will officially start training my feet again. But before I do that, I must get the proper equipments... I must buy new shoes! LOL. After all, nobody does weight lifting without weights! :)


Thursday, May 17, 2012


With summer fast approaching, people have been posting before and after losing weight photos of themselves. If I did that, it'll be the opposite. I came across old pictures of myself, and I am now motivated to lose the 15 "happy" lbs. that I have gained since being with the man. LOL. Yes... ever the procrastinator that I am, leave it to me to wait one month before summer to actually think about losing weight. I'll even be satisfied if I lose just 10 lbs since I don't want to be too skinny anyway. I saw pictures when I weighed around 105 lbs, and I did not like how skinny my face looked. I just want to fit into my old clothes damn it! LOL.

So here are the goals:

1. Go back to the gym - I actually miss going to the gym. I know this is going to be challenging time-wise, since I'm usually knitting (filling orders) as soon as I get home from work until I go to bed. But I am motivated now... I just need to convince one, or both, of my sisters (or my best friend) to be my gym partner. The husband is so diligent about going that it makes me feel like a complete fat ass. Who wouldn't? He goes to the gym at least 3 times per week while I sit on my ass, catch up on my shows, knit, and snack! Which brings me to goal # 2...

2. Cut out junk food -  I love to snack, and I do mean I love to snack! And it's usually not the healthy kind... Chocolates, donuts, danishes, cake, ice cream,  gummy candies just to mention a few... I need to either cut way back on those, or at least, replace my snacks with healthier, less fattening options. I need to seriously control my cravings... I am a bit of a control freak so there should be no problem with that... right?

3. Drink plenty of water -  More water in your belly means less room for junk food to fit... and you'll feel full faster when eating. I definitely do not drink the required amount per day. Now is a good time to start... :)

4. Eat in moderation - YES! The way I eat you'd think that it was my last meal! I need to learn to stop eating when I am full. Before I start to feel full would be better! LOL. I read somewhere that multitasking while eating is a big no-no since your brain doesn't register that you're full right away... Your brain, I guess, is too busy doing other stuff that... and maybe it's a prioritizing thing on how important the things you are doing are... but it ignores your stomach until the last possible second. Plus, if you're not doing other stuff while eating, you're able to savor and enjoy the meal better, which means the meal will leave you and your stomach more satisfied, which means less snacking later...? (Something like that... It's all science, really... LOL.) Anyway, I am very guilty of this. I almost always multitask when eating. I hate the feeling that I am wasting time, and that's how I feel when I'm eating and not doing something else, like reading or watching t.v. I find it funny that I feel that way since I am a self proclaimed procrastinator... Maybe I just need to...

5. Manage my time better - Another YES! If I get a handle on this, I'd be able to go to the gym everyday (right...) and still have time to do my knitting. Plus, I'd have time to do my other crafts, read, clean, and go out and chill! Think of the endless possibilities! LOL. But seriously, I do need to manage
my time better. First step: buy a planner! Or just take advantage of  the calendar feature on my phone...

I am so excited! And now that I have written this down, it makes it almost official. Like I need to follow through with this, or the blogging community will come after me and tie me to a stake. Who wants that? LOL.

Well, today is Thursday, May 17, 2012... Day 1 starts now... let's see what I can accomplish today... Wish me luck!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photoblog for April (04.13.12)

 April 13, 2012

Friday, the 13th... We met up with our friends that night in Times Square. They had out of town visitors and were showing them around NYC. We then went to Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center... pretty much just walked around and chilled. :)

(Photos taken with my Panasonic Lumix GF2 with wide angle lens.)

Times Square, NYC

The ladies...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photoblog for April (04.06.12 to 04.08.12)

As I had mentioned in my previous entry, I was going to do a blog entry with a compilation of pictures and events that took place this past April. However, while I was going through all the pictures, I realized that there were just too many pictures to put in one blog. So I'm just going to do it by weekend.

This photo dump will be about the first weekend of April...

April 6, 2012 to April 8, 2012

That Friday was my second year (boyfriend/girlfriend) anniversary with Elo. Yes, we still celebrate that! LOL. And to celebrate, we decided to double date and hit up Le Poison Rouge in NYC with our friends, Louie and Carla.

Oh, and I know that Friday is a weekday... But in my book, the weekend starts the second you clock out of work. :)

(Photos taken with my Canon PowerShot SD940 IS.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

AHA Heart Walk 2012

My next blog entry was supposed to be a compilation of pictures and events that took place this past April. But since I still haven't gotten around to going through all the pictures, and picking out the ones I'd like to post, I'll just write about the Heart Walk.

Every year our team, RE:Joyce, which mostly consists of family and close friends, raise money and walk for the American Heart Association. We do this in memory of our cousin, Roxanne Joyce Solis, who passed away at age of 22 in 2003. This year's AHA Heart Walk took place at Lake Welch, NY on May 6, 2012. Our team raised over $2,000.  The place was beautiful, but the path was too narrow to do any power walking or running. The weather was okay... It was gloomy and cloudy... We walked around in fear of rain! LOL. But at least it  wasn't cold (or hot).  After the event, we went to my cousins' house to eat, chill, and ass out. LOL.

Oh... And please don't mind my eyes... They were all swollen from allergies. :(

(Photos taken with my Canon PowerShot SD940 IS, unless stated otherwise.)


They had a volunteer chef...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blast From the Past: Random Photos

Just for the sake of updating this blog, I am uploading random photos that were taken at various times in my life...

My love... my baby boy, Simba, playing in the snow...
(Taken on December 27, 2010)

My girls! From left to right: Carla, Peejay, Phoebe, Macy, me
(Taken on January 15, 2010 at Wuzz Up Cafe in New Jersey)

At Bryant Park NYC :)
(Taken on April 11, 2010, courtesy of my sister, Peejay)
There are more pictures, which I will post once I steal them from the sister.  In some of the pictures, the then boyfriend posed as if he were proposing to me... Who would have thought that he will actually be proposing to me less than a year later? :)

Me dressed up as Chun Li! My favorite costume ever!
 (Taken on Halloween 2009 at Taste Of Asia in Queens, NY)

 I'm almost caught up with my orders... Maybe I can properly update this thing before I take the next batch of orders. We'll see, I guess... :)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Hair...

DIY Ombre Hair... And because it's been a while since I last posted something...

 It's a beautiful day outside... Hope you all enjoy it!

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