Sunday, 30 January 2011

Getting organised is good for the mind!

This weekend has been rather lame as I have been sorting through all my craft stash! I have way too much stuff that im not sure if ill ever use. So I have been photographing, packing it up and listing it in my etsy shop, hopefully it will all go to a loving new home and be used in some awesome projects. Im such a hoarder! 

And thats just the start! eek. Im off to list bit more then chill with my parents for a bit. Damn my life is way too exciting! 


Monday, 24 January 2011


This is the year im going to get tattooed! I just need to figure out what I want.

Here are some of the ones im drawn too.

Friday, 21 January 2011

er . . .

Iv gotten out of the habit of bogging oops, 

I found this image on tumbler and it really draws me in. I love the sea. I can almost hear the waves crashing. I need to live in a little house by the shore so I can wake up to this every morning.

Im not sure where I saved this from but its pretty fitting for my life right now. So many things are up in the air. Im not really sure what im doing or what I want. 

As you all probably know I have re opened my shop. Im also looking for a normal job to save some £££ but its been insanely hard to pick up a job (3 months and counting so far) There are hundreds of people being made redundant around here. I hate our government is it like this all over the world or is it just England?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cute etsy finds . . .

Ooo ranting online must work, im feeling much more human today. I just wanted to share some of my recent etsy faves. 

Tulle caplet from: Threadrare

Wood pins from: studiofludd

Lace top from: julbyjuliagasin

Felt balls by: titchables

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Dear flu . . .

please bugger off! its been 6 days and counting, I would like to feel human again preferably by the end of the week. Thank you!

On a happier note I have just reduced most of my items in my etsy shop so take a peek. Up to 50% off tons of items, bargain!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Huge hair bows, oh yes!

Another picture post of some new items iv been listing of the past few days.

Who doesnt love giant hair bows! I love the fabrics I found at a local fabric shop . . .  pastel and metallic faux leathers, yes please!

Ok so I get a little bit OCD and end up making things in as many fabrics as I can, but its nice to have a selection isnt it?

Thursday, 6 January 2011

New years fail!

So today I spent most of my morning lying on the floor with back and leg pain, I feel like an old lady, bending hurts, sitting hurts and lying flat HURTS damnit! I took a few pain killers and began to function normally late afternoon. Feeling rather sorry for myself I decided to have a cup of tea and some chocolate . . . Iv managed 6 days so far without either. I guess I should make it a once a week thing so im not completely depriving myself. Heres hoping I can make it 7 days this time. 

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Mexico baby!

Ok today I woke up aching all over and i have gradually  started to feel worse though out the day :(. My head still really hurts too so im starting to doubt that its from my lack of caffeine (new years resolution) and more just a general head cold? I dont know, all I can say is my whole body freaking HURTS! boo! Im in no mood to blog so im just going to post some pics from my travels . . . enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My recent creations . . .

Yeah so I said I would have a new collection ready by the 2nd and I started listing some of it yesterday . . . a day late is better than never I guess. Im starting small and listing it in bits to make life easier. Anyway I have all this awesome fur fabric and although it makes me wrinkle my nose and sneeze lots I cant resist buying it. I wish I had taken some pictures to show you just how messy it makes the place. fur = evil. The first one is my fave and the messiest to work with but its sooo soft and fluffy. Perfect for this chilly weather.

What do you think?cute or not so cute? I like the lilac ribbon tied ones the best.

You can find them here: Sugarpop

Monday, 3 January 2011

Eek it's 2011

I usually love new years. Its a time for a fresh start and to set yourself goals and plans for the year ahead (I love to plan and have something to work towards). But I have been dreading this one. Why? well because 2010 was such an amazing year and im not sure if 2011 can live up to that. Dont get me wrong I had plenty of bad times too but overall i feel like i achieved a lot and had one hell of an adventure on a bit of a crazy whim too.

I need to remind myself that I am capable of anything I put my mind too. I feel like I hit home with a bump when I returned from my travels and its knocked my confidence a little. So I need to pick myself up and make this year as amazing as I can.
Things I was lucky to achieve in 2010:
  • I managed to live alone and support myself from my business, in an awesome but moldy flat.
  • I had amazing times with all my close friends. Including a fab trip to Edinburgh for my birthday
  • My family have been really supportive (they always are) But especially for helping me move my entire belongings into there garage while I went away
  • I taught art at summer camp in America (anyone who knows me will know I am not the type of person that would do this) Im really glad I did it though, I wasnt even sure I was capable of it.
  • I drove the whole east coast of the USA in 5 days . . . on the wrong side of the road might I add. I think the furthest iv ever driven in the UK was to Manchester so that was a bit insane of me but epic!
  • I also joined a gap group and travelled the whole of central America from mexico to Costa rica and tried so many activities I might never have done otherwise.
This is going to be tough to beat! I always want to do things better, achieve more, work harder, push myself a little further. But perhaps this year I need to appreciate the smaller things? stop wanting so much? I dont know, im just rambling. Im not 100% sure what I want/should do this year but I do have some goals.
Goals for 2011:
  • Be more consistent in everything I do (including blogging regularly)
  • Finally get tattooed after years of thinking about it
  • Eat better, I am quitting alcohol, tea and chocolate! insane I know its gona be tough.
  • Exercise more, and I really want to get back into yoga.
  • Day trips with my friends to conventions or gigs etc.
  • I want to bungee jump
  •  Surf again
  • And be abroad or traveling this winter

On that note ill leave you . . . as my caffeine withdrawal headache is setting in boo!
Oh and that volcano in the picture, yeah I fell down it, good times!