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Elisabeth's Doll Room

Elisabeth's Doll Room: Witam wszystkich na moim blogu! Będę tu pisać głów...: Witam wszystkich na moim blogu! Będę tu pisać głównie o lalkach porcelanowych, książkach, planuję także recenzje sukienek i innych części ga...



A pretty blog in Poland that I found and plan to keep visiting.

Fashion Quest

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I have been learning fashion illustration and beginning fashion design at home on my own. I am now ready to start playing with sewing and basic garment construction. I want to learn about pleats. I found that awesome blog that is inspiring as well as informative.
There are many pleats and techniques to learn. I will start with the jewelry pleat because it is most often used on petticoats and on skirts. I need to make many petticoats and skirts so I may as well focus my attention on the details needed to produce them. 

FreeRice

So there is this website called Free Rice that gives those in need free rice that you earn by playing games that help you and your brain. It is really awesome and you should give it a try!

New Nusic

So musically speaking I have always been able to carry a tune but the more I watch reality tv shows that talk about what it takes to be a really good singer the better I want to be. I don't want to be a pop star I want to be able to tell a story, my story through lyrics and music. I'd like to write songs that other people want to sing/hear. On this road I will be taking an even more serious look at the music I listen to and the songs that I sing along to. For tomorrow I will look at two songs and report my findings: A couple of forevers and Titanium.
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A Grammy outfit my cousin liked, and then my attempt at sketching out what I would do differently with the same outfit. Chrisette Michele a singer that before this post I had never heard of. I like her voice a lot. I have only been fashion sketching for about 3 weeks now, so much to learn so much to practice! I have to learn hands clearly, faces, hair, angles and finishing touches. I will add to this post once I fill up the pages with the ideas that hit my brain from this one outfit.

Korean Food

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Oh how I love and adore Korean food! This is 3 different dishes at my favorite Korean restaurant in St. Louis,Mo. Asian Kitchen on Olive. As you can see the wonderful owner provides lot's of side dishes and service with a smile. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. If you are new to Korean food I recommend the Beef Bulgoki (bulgogi). After your meal when your bill comes it comes with a little yogurt drink, if you like dreamsicles you will love this drink. It is a palate cleanser and also helps your stomach deal with anything spicy that you may have eaten. My favorites are Bibimbob, Kalbi, Bulgogi, Kimbob, dried seaweed, and eggs. I like the spicy dishes with garlic, seasoned red pepper paste and a touch of sugar.
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I apologize for the random order of posts. I miss this man, I sincerely do miss him. His name is Owain Phyfe and like many North American citizens he died because he didn't have healthcare. He was a bard and sang songs from eras gone by. Thanks to him I learned about music during the Renaissance and became curious enough to learn more about the Renaissance. It lead me to meet many new friends and enjoy many new things and my favorite of foods, turkey legs and rotisserie chicken. Owain said that he would sing at my wedding. It will happen this year or next, but alas he is no longer anywhere where I can go to hear him. With him singing I would have had a Moorish-Renaissance wedding. Now I am lost as to what to do for my wedding. I don't want a boring white dress and a church ceremony. I thought I wanted an ethnic joyous wedding of some kind. Now I will probably end up in jeans and a t-shirt at a courthouse.
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So there is so much to say and so much to tell... Finland was an absolute blast this summer. I am looking forward to going there again and this time making maximum use of my time there. I met very wonderful people and had the best time of my life. This is the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.  We went from Vaasa to Umea.