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Mykonos by Fleet Foxes on Grooveshark

I have wondered about changing my blog name before. CANDYPOW definitely doesn't give you hints on what my blog is about. I've tried having two blogs before and it's a pain in the butt. Two different subjects, blogs, layouts, followings, comments, emails and...why can't it make more sense to have it all in one? Awhile back someone had featured me as a beauty blogger. I didn't know haha. At the time I was blogging crafts, patterns and photography. I may have done a post or two about makeup.

Honestly I'm conflicted sometimes. Some of my patterns get featured, bring in crazy amounts of traffic and then it makes me think I'm suddenly a crafts only blog to others. I don't mean to disappoint, really. It works for some people but my vote will ALWAYS go towards variety. It personally keeps me reading the blogs I do. There's just too many interests to limit myself just to one or two. I'm not enough to be a fashion blogger, beauty, crafts, personal, etc. This is my blog! I'm tired of these rules of what I should be doing as a blogger.   This year is for more posts about my interests, hobbies and preferably personal thrown in as well. It's strange that it's difficult for me to open up to you all when most of you I've never met! Should be that much easier to tell you all of my secrets >:)

Doing what I want! Here's Sarah from S.F. Effects for a last minute test shoot yesterday.

When I'm Small by Phantogram on Grooveshark

Cute Finds 014

© Alexandra Wallace 2013.

Isn't this beautiful?  I'm in love with it all! The lighting, colors, pose and the placement of the flowers.

introvert's introduction

I've had an idea lingering in my head for a shoot and I think this would be the perfect accessory. Looks cute & simple :D

I actually don't like moths but wooden jewelry of it? Yes please.

Nerd Burger Jewelry
Who wouldn't want a ring?! I love Adventure time!

Adrian Loves Owls

One of my favorite blogger's style is Adrian's! I wish I could put together outfits like these. The layering, color combinations, want want want!

I first saw this on tumblr: "It looks real!"  Teeny cute pizza earrings. It's currently sold out though.

Another find on Tumblr! I liked the bats but LOVE the jellyfish even more. Can there be a squid one?! I don't think I'm using the right keywords because I can't find the shop! Who knows it?

I'm so glad I came across Sophie's tumblr. I'm such a sucker for cutesy art. GO BUY ART!

Happy Friday!
What are your cute finds?

Sleepy Fox Pattern from Adorably Kawaii

The Sleepy Fox pattern was released today! I already had orange but it wasn't bright enough for me and made it in blue instead.

I'm sure some of you recognize this fox! Designed by Anda of Adorably Kawaii~
I stock up on supplies and find out later that it's still not enough. I'm always wanting new colors but I should use up what I already have. My list so far: backup C hook, E hook, brighter yarnies, matching thread, larger needles, backup weaving needle, felt & large saftey eyes.  SO MANY WANTS.

Floral Headband Pattern

The pattern is available for download as a PDF here. Pictures to help guide you.

Flower: (crochet 5)

1. Chain 35. Skip the first chain. Single crochet in the next 3 chs.
Repeat { “Chain 3, skip next chain, single crochet in the next 3 chs” } til the end.
2. Chain 3. “Double crochet 3 times, slip stitch, double crochet 4 times” in the hole and sc in the next st.
Repeat {Dc 3x, sl st, Dc 4x" in next hole, sc in next }
Sc in the last two sts.

Read the PDF to see pictures on how to curl it.  

Headband Piece:

Foundation- Chain 100. Cut.

1. Attach yarn by a single crochet in the 16th chain from one end. Single crochet across. Leave the last 16 chains untouched.

2. Turn. Chain 2. Skip first stitch, half double crochet across.

Sew on each flower onto the band piece or you could weave in ends to attach it!
If you like this, check out my other free patterns, bow headband & shop.

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Remember Me as a Time of Day by Explosions in the Sky on Grooveshark

Decided to go ahead and start my final hair project. I wasn't a fan of the pink. It looks adorable on everyone else! I went to a salon (for the first time in 8 years ahhhh!) and had a friend do it. It's still so softies, can I never wash it again?! I love the feeling of freshly dyed hair.

A party is coming up this weekend that I needed a new dress for!  Who wants to be pinched for not wearing green?  Not me! >:(  There wasn't much of a selection of dresses at the thrift store but with some digging, I manged to find this one in the shirts rack.   The color really popped out to me. Not too green that it would make me feel Christmasy. I love wearing certain purples, greens and blues. Makes me feel like a mermaid!

It's my longest dress so far. I generally don't even consider wearing longer lengths to avoid looking much smaller than I already am. The boyfriend jokingly implied that I should've worn another dress in the store. I don't know if it was even a maxi dress but it was so long that it would drag and I would probably trip haha.

I'm such a liar, guys! I'll be posting up my ~~~secret~~~ floral headband pattern up tomorrow. I've been busy with an unexpected social life and photoshoot. Please head on over to see updates on my page.  Here's one peek. ♥ I am WAY too excited now that there's more sunlight and more opportunities for sunset shoots!

Happy Tuesday all! :)

Cold Cold Water by Mirah on Grooveshark

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Let me tell you a story... Last weekend we had this perfect sunny day. I decided that this was a chance to dress up and get pictures done. We went out to this dirt open space area we drove by a couple of times. It was was covered with these tall yellow flowers. We walked through trying to find a good spot and I'm there wearing shorts (unfortunately) not aware of the surrounding prickly plants. I felt these plants hit against my legs and I believe I must have had a delayed reaction to it. We kept walking until suddenly my legs were on fire and broke out in hives. The worst of it all is that I was basically stranded haha. Those plants were tall as well and  had to take my second shirt to wear on my legs. First experience with stinging nettle. Tingling to stinging THEN teeny balls of fire. Horrible.

This place was a potential photo area. At least I didn't take a model out there! It's almost funny I experienced this so close to home and not once at ANY of our weekend hikes.

Top: eBay // Skirt: eBay // Necklace: eBay

I bought my first two crop tops recently. I have ALWAYS loved the look of it but wasn't sure if it was for me since I haven't seen it so much on busty ladies. Some look very small in length and I was worried that it may not cover me properly.  Plus I've never really had my stomach exposed before. Scary stuff. The other top is a batwing style. YEP. Unusual for me since every time that I see batwing tops I am: WHY. NO. WHAT IS THIS? Haha.

Way overdo for a new layout.  I came across a commissions post on tumblr and fell in love with Sophie's art! I chose a colored sketch because the style is amazingggg.  I based my layout around the colors and tried to keep it simple. Fixed up some pages and finally switched over to Passionfruit ads. Much easier.

 The header images and social media icons are from Anda!

I have been trying to do everything all at once and it's obviously not working. I have tons of things I'll like to do but first I must write it down and choose 1-3 at a time. I can't just focus on one project. I'm going to try to get my floral headband pattern up tonight or tomorrow. I just need to finish the PDF and get some photos taken before sunset.

I finally had time to go through some pictures from San Francisco. It's crazy to see that this was taken back in February. Hello Twin Peaks!  I'm not a fan of heights so this view made me feel uneasy.


Monthly Crochet Along: March

I have started a monthly crochet along for my group Amigurumi Club ^_^
I'll be posting a few patterns and you would have a month to complete just one or more if you like! I may dig up some knit patterns but it's probably going to be crochet. The two choices for March are these: Pig and Duck.

I'll love to see what your versions come out to be!

You could join the group on Deviantart and submit your finished works to our new folder. Post your links on the journal post as well :)

If you would prefer to use Instagram, Tumblr or your blog... use #AmigurumiClub and link up! ♥

{first film camera}

Only one didn't come out but the rest are great! I really love these prints in person.  I used my DSLR to photograph these since I don't have a scanner haha. I'm assuming matte was a good choice for that.  I already have another roll used up during a hike that I'm excited about but I don't want to go crazy and spend too many money all at once!

There's a thrift store near my house that's sort of hidden that has tons of film cameras. It looked like the cameras were sitting in a box for many years and it was just thrown out on display.  Goodwill usually doesn't have much to choose from. Last time we saw this one that looked like a toy. Bright colored, long and weird shaped. Should have taken a photo of it haha.


Yelp helped me find one shop nearby and the cost of one roll was around $10. I would like to try out different iso speeds soon. Many ideas formed in my head after seeing these. I can't wait to pick up another roll and use it on a photo shoot. Though I may just grab a single roll and see how that goes first. Packs are cheaper, right?!

If you have used film, where do you go to develop it?
Has anyone used Walmart for that?
What do you do with your prints as for displaying them in creative ways?


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