Crystal's World

Welcome to my world! This is where you can see my crafty projects and probably learn a little about me and my projects!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Hmmm... Ok this is me!

You Have a Melancholic Temperament

Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything.
You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life.
You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you.

Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace.
You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life.
Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times.

At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you.
You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others.
You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

This is 'me'!

I thought the first image you get of me should be this one... why? Well, because it's fun! Here I am as a American Tribal Style Bellydancer!
Last night hubby and I went to the Belly Jam -it's a hafla- kinda like a bellydance party! There were a bunch of performers - from all different styles of bellydance and time for open floor dancing! I had a great time! I've been bellydancing for less than a year now... and I have a long way to go! But, it's fun and I enjoy it. The Belly Jam was hosted by Hipnosis - a tribal style bellydance troupe in my area. My teacher, Vikki, is in this troupe. I even danced - a little! I'm a little shy about it yet!
In the spirit of this blog... I made my hair falls... out of homespun yarn and some fabric strips. Note: Homespun yarn sheds against velvet... big time! I picked fuzzies off of myself all night! There are coins, washers and cowry shells on the hair falls also!
I made the choli - shirt out of 1 way stretch velvet. It's mostly open in the back with just straps (see bottom pic). I also made the fringe skirt out of Lion Brand Mystery yarn and some heavier fabric.

The belt is made of old kuchi pendants and tapestry. I didn't make this... but did sell some at the show! The necklace I made with the kuchi pendant in the center along with some old Middle eastern coins and beads. I have more kuchi items - we plan to put some for sale online.

So, there you have 'me' in all my get up! You can laugh... the kids in the Dunkin Donuts did when we went to get our 'potluck' food before the show! I swear, I wasn't the only one dressed up--- although you might think it from these pics!
Happy Shimmies!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Is this Me???

I just took this aura test... very interesting what they can determine about someone by their answers to 98 questions!
So, for those of you who know me... what do you think? Is this me??

Nurturing Tans are the pillars of their community. They are helpers, volunteers, believers in brotherhood, dedicated, tenacious, service-oriented, unselfish, self-effacing, communicative and mental.

Nurturing Tans are another of the Eclipse Colors in the Personality Spectrums system. The color closest to their body is Mental Tan. Outside the Mental Tan and completely encircling their body is a band of Blue. These two colors combine many of the characteristics of both the Mental Family of colors and the Emotional/Spiritual Family of colors. However, a Nurturing Tan has a distinctly different motivation from either of these two colors alone, with personality and character traits unique to this color.

The driving force of the Nurturing Tans, the mission that gives their lives meaning, is the concept of brotherhood. They demonstrate their commitment to this mission by rendering service to the family, the neighborhood, the city, the nation, or the world. They put the needs of others before their own, teaching humanitarianism by example.

The lesson that Nurturing Tans need to learn is to identify and serve their own personal ego needs as well and to satisfy their own longings and desires in such a way as to make existence something worth living for. Nurturing Tans need to learn that it is acceptable to give something to themselves while serving others.

Here's more about me- according to the Aura Test... I have to say---- it's pretty darn close.
Nurturing Tan
Take the test yourself HERE.