Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials http://www.violetlebeaux.com Super cute craft, fashion and beauty tutorials every week. Learn new hairstyles, sewing and how to make your life sparkle! Blogging in Melbourne Australia. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Cute Mint Tv Make Over Tutorialhttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/cute-mint-tv-make-over-tutorial/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/cute-mint-tv-make-over-tutorial/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23108 The tv and I have had our differences over the years. M […]

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The tv and I have had our differences over the years. Mostly because it’s the only thing which was left in our apartment which was black so it seemed to suck light into it. Last year I gave it a washi tape make over but it still wasn’t exactly what I wanted so I set out again this year to finally be done with it.

This time I went all out and used actual paint.

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The Best Hat In The Worldhttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/best-hat-world/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/best-hat-world/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23088 It’s been a really long and rough week, hence the […]

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It’s been a really long and rough week, hence the lack of posts. So today, to ease back into some calmness, I wanted to show you my favourite hat.

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Quiet Time Melbourne Snapshots!http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/quiet-time-melbourne-snapshots/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/quiet-time-melbourne-snapshots/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=20889 It’s been pretty long week between visitors, Jame […]

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It’s been pretty long week between visitors, James’ birthday and a whoooole lot of work things. I will write about it all properly but for now… let’s just have some quiet catching up photo time and decompress haha!

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Current Obsesion: Pressing Flowershttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/current-obsesion-pressing-flowers/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/current-obsesion-pressing-flowers/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23087 So earlier this year I got it into my head that I wante […]

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So earlier this year I got it into my head that I wanted to collect flowers, press them and make resin jewellery with them. Results on the resin jewellery were mixed but more on that later because today is all about flower pressing!

You need:

  • Flowers
  • Baking paper
  • Heavy books

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Creative Market!http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/creative-market/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/03/creative-market/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:00:26 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=20997 So if you follow me on social media you will probably k […]

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So if you follow me on social media you will probably know that I recently crossed off something from my life goals list: opening an art shop again!

Click here to visit my store!

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Changing Seasonshttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/changing-seasons/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/changing-seasons/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=20885 Well I couldn’t find my shots from Christmas/Bill […]

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Well I couldn’t find my shots from Christmas/Billy Idol Day… so this week will be all about Melbourne’s different seasons.

Most of you guys are overseas and I get a lot of questions about the seasons here. Probably because I talk about them like they are exciting… which they are to me because I grew up in North Queensland which only has 2 seasons: hot and slightly less hot. Growing up there, seasons were something you saw on American tv and I don’t think I really saw trees dropping their leaves until a few years ago!

Melbourne has 4 really distinct seasons.

Winter – June, July and August.

Winter is quite cold, I don’t think it’s gotten to below 0C while I’ve been here but the highs are usually between 8-12C but the wind chill is lower.

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DIY Comfy Crochet Hookhttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/diy-comfy-crochet-hook/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/diy-comfy-crochet-hook/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23070 After the amigurumi project I posted about earlier in t […]

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After the amigurumi project I posted about earlier in the week, I was on the hunt to find a way to make using a thin crochet hook more comfortable for long periods of time. You can buy fancy special hooks which have thicker grips etc but I didn’t want to just throw out all the hooks I already had…

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Amigurumi Doghttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/amigurumi-dog/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/amigurumi-dog/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:40:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23068 Morning! Another week, another busy day. I’m drea […]

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Morning! Another week, another busy day. I’m dreading the rest of February and March at the moment because it’s going to be so busy :( I have an Easter mini break to look forward to though so that’s something!

Almost all of the crafts I’ve been doing lately have been yarn related. I’m falling further and further into the world of yarn and every time I try one thing I want to try another harder step.

So amigurumi!

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Sailor Moon Halloween Outfithttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/sailor-moon-halloween-outfit/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/sailor-moon-halloween-outfit/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:40:00 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23029 I had to get up at 4:30am this morning for a conference […]

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I had to get up at 4:30am this morning for a conference skype so I don’t think I’m quite running on all cylinders today… Ahaha Halloween photos… next week we’ll have Christmas!

I think you can guess who I was for last Halloween… I had 2 costumes, this version was my half arsed one which I pulled out of my closet:

Jacket: Angelic Pretty
Skirt: Supre
Scarf: Tie shop

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A Walk In The Parkhttp://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/walk-park/ http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2015/02/walk-park/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:30:49 +0000 http://www.violetlebeaux.com/?p=23042 Hey Besties! Today has been a little bit of a different […]

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Hey Besties!

Today has been a little bit of a different day for me. Normally at this time of day I would be sitting at home wading through emails and trying to get some work done. Instead I had to help James bring some photography gear out to a job so I have a few hours to kill waiting for him before we take it back home again.

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I had a bit of wander around Carlton park and found a nice shady bench to sit on. It’s a really lovely park and has some beautiful buildings as well.

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I wish we lived closer because it’s really refreshing to just sit here in the cool breeze and people watch.

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My camera connects directly to my iPad (which I’m writing this on) so here are some of the photos I’ve taken so far ^_^

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This is like a live version of snapshots haha! I even managed to balance the camera on some sticks for a where I walk shot! I’m trying to break in my new shoes today but the backs still rub quite badly so I had to add some socks. I’m thinking of trying out knitting some lace socks like this for my first sock project.

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There is a group of little old ladies monopolising the basketball court as they work out. They totally look like they are having some kind of gang meeting in their work out clothes.

It was supposed to be very hot today but there is a lovely breeze coming through…that said a weird yellow bug just crawled onto my bag.

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There are heaps of people here with their dogs too. I think Lottie would love rolling around in the grass! We’ve considering trying to buy an apartment again when our lease is up so maybe we should look in this area. Kris gave me some directions to lovely cafes but I wanted to take some photos in the park first.

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Let’s see, what else is happening today? I’m a little desperate to go home because I will hopefully have a package of new watercolour paints waiting. I say hopefully because I’ve been waiting for 2 weeks now for the package to get from Byron Bay to Melbourne but that’s a story to put in the review I’m going to write when/if it arrives >_>

My comfy bench…

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I’m really excited for these paints because it’s a lot more colours than I’m used to and they are actually set into fabric so you can fit a full colour pallet onto a page of paper for portability *_* it would have been really nice to be able to sit in the park and paint today but I’m a few hours early I guess. Timing has really not been my friend this week!

The grass here is all covered in dew drops, it’s so pretty.

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There are an awful lot of people making out in this park XD

I’ve been keeping busy at nights by knitting a new shirt. It’s using stretchy yarn that has some elastic woven in so it should give a good fit when it’s done. The endless rows of stockinette have been really relaxing while watching tv at night and it’s the perfect project for watching subtitled TV.

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We bought a subscription to Crunchy Roll and I’ve been totally obsessed with the show Servant X Service. It’s so freaking funny and I hope they make another season! We are having issues getting the streaming to work with Chromecast though so I think we will cancel next month and see what else is available. I really wish Funimation was available in Aus because they have all of the 90’s shows I used to watch! Stupid licensing laws. We might have to get a VPN at this rate.

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Ok, James and Kris have finished up at the job so time for me to pack up and head home to check my mail box :D

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I hope you guys enjoyed the live snapshots haha! It was really fun to write so maybe we can make it a proper thing again ^_^

 

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Bye!

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