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Disney Loungefly @ Zavvi

Hello Friends!!

Being a plus sized lady, I can’t often buy Disney clothing ☹️ This means that the easiest way for me to show my Disney side on a daily basis is via accessories, more specially bags.

I am an obsession Disney bag collector, I probably have over 50 Disney bags and the majority of my collection come from Loungefly.

Loungefly is a brand that, until recently, was only really stocked on Amazon (at extortionate prices) or in boutique shops that had imported from America (at extortionate prices).

I know that since Shop Disney launched in the U.K. they have some Loungefly bags available but Zavvi have launched their Loungefly collection in the past couple of weeks and have by far the biggest online collection at reasonable prices!

Here’s a selection of some of my fave designs!

Minnie Backpack

Seven Dwarves Pencil Case/makeup Bag

Mickey Crossbody Park Bag

Disney Villains Backpack

Mickey Backpack

Belle Embossed Handbag

Have you had a chance to look at the Loungefly collection? What are your favourite pieces?

Have a lovely day!

Alyssa xx

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Cath Kidston X Snow White Collection – Sneak Peek!

A sneak peek of the AMAZING new Snow White collection by Cath Kidston has just dropped into my mailbox and all I can say is WOW!

You all know I’m a HUGE fan of all the collaborations that Cath Kidston have done with Disney. I own pretty much all of the Alice Collection (even as far as buying clothing items that didn’t go up to my size that I amended to suit!) which was, by far my favourite collaboration. However, the designs coming out for the original OG Princess Snow White are really something special!

I thought I’d share some of my faves from the items that I’ve seen so far.

The scattered blossom and singing birds collections are by far my favourite

There are also some lovely clothing items and pyjamas that caught my eye

The whole feel to the items that feature Snow is very simplistic and feminine staying true to Cath Kidston Style.

This bag is by far my favourite item of the collection and I may not be able to resist treating myself …

The collection drops onto the Cath Kidston website and in stores on Thursday the 20th September, be sure to be quick as the popular items can sell quite quickly!

Which items are your faves?

Who would you like to see a collection for next?

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Snow White 

There are some fabulous items for Plus Size Disneybounding at the moment so today we are staying on the Princess theme with Snow White! 

  
All items are available online at the time this post went live – click the links below the pictures to view! 

Skirt – ASOS Curve (Up to Size 28)

Top – Simply Be (Up to a Size 32) 

Shrug – Yours Clothing (Up to a Size 36) 

Necklace – ShamelesslySparkly.com 

Shoes – Mr Shoes 

Bag – BYKI on Etsy 

Once again, I included flat shoes as I think this would make a beautiful Dapper Day outfit in the parks & Disneyland Paris has one coming up!! 

If you want to create a DisneyBound look & would like themed ears, then you can request custom designs in my Etsy store here

Don’t forget, if you recreate any looks, please do let me know! I’m @Queen_Ursula_UK on Twitter and would love to hear from you! 

Lots of Love

Alyssa xx 

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PAYDAY WEEKEND DISCOUNT!!

This weekend I am offering a massive 25% discount off of EVERYTHING in my Etsy store!!

This includes bespoke designs! If you contact me for a quote this weekend and place an order before Monday, you will save 25% off of whatever you order!

I’ve included some pictures of designs to help inspire you, please check out my shop too!

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Hopefully something there will inspire you … I’m willing to try and make anything your heart desires!

I ship internationally!

Alyssa xxx

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Silk Painting

Silk painting is one of my absolute favourite crafts to do. It is a challenging painting medium and getting good results can be a bit hit or miss on occasion but I think that’s why I love it so much.

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Silk dye is not a very forgiving material to work with, it takes great precision and accuracy to ensure that any barriers that you have created are entirely water tight and if this has not been done then your design can all leak into each other and create a big blotchy mess ruining hours or work and creativity. Yet I still love to do it!

When silk painting goes right it is one of the most vibrant and effective painting styles you can create. The products that I personally use are all iron fixed and once that has been done can be washed and worn over and over again without compromising the design or vibrancy of what I have created.

My silk painting process starts with designing my product on paper. I have various sized pads that I work with, occasionally I draw the entire design on one large sheet but more often than not, I draw out the individual components and then trace them into the design where I want them. This gives me the flexibility to change designs if I want to and also means that no two designs are exactly the same, which is a factor I really enjoy about my creations.

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Once I have traced the images, I stretch them onto my frames and secure them with silk pins to maintain the resistance and secure them in place without damaging the delicate silk. I then use Pebeo Gutta water based outliner to create the barriers around the outside of the areas that I want to paint with the dye. This product comes in many different colours including a clear design which dissolves when you iron it at the end of the process. Once this has dried (I usually leave it overnight to be safe) you should check that it has gone all of the way through the silk to the other side, this will help to prevent the colours from bleeding when applied.

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Applying the silk dye itself is relatively simple if the outliner has set correctly, you should be able to just load your brush with dye and then place it onto the silk and watch it spread to the barrier. Using water will allow you to play with the opacity of the dye allowing you to create a more smoky effect or more intense colour. The dyes can either be pre-mixed in colours you wish to use or you can do this on the fabric itself for a more dramatic effect. I enjoy using the Pebeo silk paints but am currently experimenting with some other brands which I will feedback about in a further post.

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I will be uploading a brief picture tutorial of my silk painting from start to finish in the coming weeks, I just need to take the time to photograph the entire process from start to finish first!

I have included some pictures of some of my finished designs, what do you think?

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They are mostly available to buy in my Etsy store, I also offer a bespoke design service so please do get in contact with me if you would like to order the design of your dreams!

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What is your favourite craft?

Do you have a store I can visit? I always love to support other artists.

Alyssa xx

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Totes Amaze!

I have started to paint 100% cotton bags to add to my Etsy store and so I thought I’d do a little blog post to update you with what is available so far!

The ever popular “Sleeping Death” design was the first I added

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Today I added “Poor Unfortunate Souls” to the store as well, an Ursula inspired design that I love!

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With all painted tote bag designs I include free personalisation, this could be either a name or a quote.

I will be adding a bespoke tote bag option shortly where you can have pretty much any design you want painted for a set price!

I ship internationally so everyone can enjoy my designs.

Please check out my store here and let me know what you think!

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Snow White

Today is the turn of Snow White to undergo a Plus Size makeover with products currently available online.

I went for a casual look as I’m loving wearing my chucks with pretty dresses during the warmer weather.

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Dress – Simply Be
Red Converse – Schuh
Blue Shrug – Yours Clothing
Saddle Bag – Zatchels
Snow White Bow – The Hair Necessities on Etsy

I love this look, it might even entice me into trying yellow!

How would you style your Snow?

Alyssa xx

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Sleeping Death

“ The Victim of the Sleeping Death can be revived only by Love’s First Kiss”

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It’s no great secret that I am more a fan of the Disney Villains than the princesses, I can understand the appeal of the princesses to the masses but I’d much rather root for the bad guy and my artwork does have a tendency to reflect that.

One of my favourite designs, which incidentally is one of my most popular ones, “Sleeping Death” poison apple print. The poison apple is such an iconic villainous prop that it is instantly recognisable and either loved or hated by Disney fans dependant on what side of the fence you root for!

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Silk painting allows me to create some very dramatic effects with the colours in this piece and I have made it with a variety of backgrounds for different customers. The grey smoke effect has proved the most popular and can be seen in my Etsy store at the moment on one of my smaller scarves, I love this and wear if often as a headscarf when I’m trying to tame my crazy curls!

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This design proved so popular that I have branched out and made a few bags with it on too, this are brand new to the store this week so I would love to know what you think of them?

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What other products would you like to see this design painted on to?

Do you own this scarf? I’d love to see how you style it!

Alyssa xx

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