In this entry, I mentioned that one of my 2011 goals was to take on more DIY projects, beginning with this denim jacket I bought specifically for shredding. I thought it was going to take me until next year to finish this jacket, especially since I stopped working on it for over a week due to my back injury and googling good deals on direct mail printing (bahahaaha).
Well… I am making progress, omg. I picked it up again over the weekend and discovered a technique that makes shredding faster. If I work on this for at least half an hour each day, I might be done by the end of the month!
I know it looks like crap with the lack of horizontal shredding. My plan is to shred the entire jacket first before deciding which parts/chunks of white thread to snip away.
Shredded Denim Jacket Progress!
Needlepoint loafers from By Paige.
Jeka tells me she saw some similar pairs at 168 for ~PHP1600. Not bad, but I really don’t want to waste a trip to Divisoria only to find out that the shoes aren’t exactly like the ones I want/I’m looking for.
MOOOOAR Things I Love, 8
If you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr, you probably know I got a new tattoo (my third) last Friday. I’ve been anxious to post photos except I injured my back that same night and have been stuck at home, unable to move properly, since Saturday morning. I am terribly bored and have sort of quit smoking (so I’ve been looking browsing the internets for the best electronic cigarette starter kit).
(If you must know how in the world I got myself in this lulzy situation: I fell off a chair and landed smack on my back. I must have tried to break the fall with my left arm because I ended up with a swollen left palm and scratches on my elbow. I had to to go to the hospital to get some x-rays done and my friend, Erwin, had to push me around in a wheelchair. It’s that bad. I haven’t even been able to go back for my x-ray results seeing that walking hurts.)
It’s really no fun and I am hoping this injury isn’t permanent.
Anyway, here are photos of my new tattoo. A warning: my skin doesn’t look nice. I couldn’t find my bottle of fragrance-free lotion so my skin is extra dry (I also haven’t been able to shave my legs because I can’t bend forward yet). I use Drapolene (diaper rash cream) to ease the itchiness and it does wonders.
BLOODY! This was really painful. I’m not sure if it was because the tattoo artist had a heavy hand but I was told that calf tattoos really do hurt, even more than shin tattoos? Thanks to Chui for this photo.
New Tattoo: Saudade.
I got myself a box of “grape purple” (what it said on the box) dye to color the ends of my hair and replace the faded copper chunks.
I am not quite sure if I like it!
Grape Purple! Moar pix under da cut.
New Year slash Tin‘s 21st birthday was spent at The Fort with our two new Korean friends (Sundae and Ina), Charles, Thysz (my fabulous gay BFF), and Bijan.
Since we’re old, all we did was head to Agave for their bottomless margaritas. It’s funny because Paul, our waiter, knew Sundae and Ina (I guess they’re regulars).
Snapshots From 01/11/11~