Curious and Catcat

Monday, March 23

What I wore today | 10 + February Review

Another month covered. I really need to speed up my drawing, almost a month delay is too much. I hope you're not totally bored by my outfits from three weeks ago!
I realized, that my closet consists mainly of black, white, grey and dark blue. Not that I didn't know that I own a lot of stuff in these colors, but it's a lot more obvious when seeing it in the picture below. Not sure if I want to buy clothes in different colors now or just go with it.
February was also the month where I got my hair cut and I couldn't be more happy with my bob cut. It's so much easier to handle and surprisingly versatile. Also less heavy. I had no idea how heavy my hair was before I cut it off!
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Ok! Let's jump right into March!

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Friday, March 20

How to style a wavy bob

I was flipping through a fashion magazine the other day, while waiting in line at the supermarket. Apparently the wavy bob is the hottest hairstyle of the season. They're calling it the wob (Seriously? The wob!?). Of course, childish person that I am, I had to show the article to the boyfriend and do a little happy dance because I was wearing the wavy bob that day, too. Like it was a big deal and all.
But that little moment there in the supermarket inspired me to share how I do my wavy hair (almost) every day in a matter of minutes, so we can all wear the wob together and be all trendy and stuff, yay!
I'm not using any professional products and my curling iron is too thin for this kind of waves, but that's really not the point of this tutorial and also I'm no hair expert. I'll just go on and show you how I style my wavy bob in a quick and easy way, and maybe it inspires you to try a new hairstyle this spring.
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1. Sooo, that's how my hair looks like when I got out of bed. My hair is so slippery, there's no such thing as a bed head. Then I start by pinning the upper layers of my hair out of the way.
2. Then I use my too thin curling iron to curl the bottom layers. I do this strange thing where I hold the curling iron upside-down and I always hold it for four to six seconds for every strand of hair.
3. I remove the pins holding the upper layers up and curl those, too.
4. Now I comb it very gently to smooth out the curls a bit and work a small amount of pomade (which is actually my boyfriends) into my roots after that. I find it gives my hair a nice lift there.
5. Finally I work the tiniest amount of coconut oil into the ends for extra shine and voilĂ ! Wob. Had to say that ridiculous word one more time.
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Monday, March 16

What I wore today | 9

Hi there! I made new outfit drawings yesterday and this time I left the little notes on the sides, because it seemed somewhat silly after a while considering I obviously don't own too many pieces in my closet and was writing the same notes next to the drawings all the time. Huge drawback to simplifying your closet. But maybe, m a y b e it's even better this way.
By the way, I'm so not posing like this when I take a picture of myself in front of the mirror every morning. Especially not like that Friday pose.

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Thursday, March 12

Stitchable notebook | DIY

Super cool DIY project ahead!
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Hi. My name is Kathie and I'm a notebook hoarder. I have them in all sizes and colors and shapes, soft cover, hard cover, ring book. Most plain, because I once had big crafty plans with them. I have them all. In my defense, I use them. Only not as fast as I buy new ones. I know that I'm not the only one! So let's take a plain notebook, or in this case: sketchbook, and turn it into something awesome. Like this one with the stitchable cover that can be embroidered and re-embroidered with a different look every months. Or week. Or day. It's really fun and easy to make, too! And, as a bonus, you'll be a pro in putting nails into walls after this DIY, and who wouldn't want that!?

You don't need any embroidery skills to do this craft.

First, supplies:
- notebook or sketchbook with a hard cover (I used this one)
- pen
- triangle ruler
- 2 nails, a tiny one and a bigger one
- hammer
- thick felt mat
- embroidery thread
- needle, blunt tip

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Step 1: Draw a grid of dots onto the front cover. Use the triangle ruler to space the dots 1 cm apart.
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Step 2: Open the sketchbook and place only the front cover onto the thick felt mat. Use the tiny nail and the hammer to create a hole in every dot. Repeat with the bigger nail to widen the holes. The embroidery needle should now fit easily through them.
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Step 3: Start stitching! Think of a pattern or motif and stitch away. The spacious grid allows many different designs and the embroidery is easily removable so you can reinvent the notebook anytime you want! Happy crafting, everyone!

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