This was quite a while ago, but I never got round to posting it. So basically me and my amazing friend, Chloe, were looking for some thing to do, when we decided to make a newspaper dress. Chloe came up with the fish tail idea and I some how put it all together with a little help from her passing me sellotape. She couldn't walk very far with it on and it was funny to watch her waddle across the room to the blank wall. In the end we made this rather magnificent dress, that Chloe is modeling and it is all recyclable, apart from the bow, of course.
Do you ever just sit there and stare out of the window? I find it quite nice and calming; you can be in a world of your own. You can imagine mad things in your mind and no-one can brake your thought process; and you can watch the world spin round. It is my way of relaxing; although my window is quite thin, because my house is old and I'm always scared I am going to fall out. X
This lovely charm bracelet is my mums, it used to belong to her Auntie and is roughly 50 years old. It is really amazing, each charm is so detailed and unique. The charms include: scissors, keys, a mirror saying good luck, a bucket with a wine glass in, a spiders web, a bell, a post box and more. Each charm was individually soldiered on and some even move- as you can see in my poor attempt at a gif. Also when looking in my mums wardrobe, I came across two delightful brown leather bags; I will post them next week. X
I was doing a bit of fantasy internet shopping, when I came across Cocopit; you have probally already heard of her, but she is an illustrator, who comes up with some totally amazing illustrations. Here are a few of my favourites from her website, the last two are silk scarfs from Forget Me Not, which is a series of her artworks printed on silk accessories. The third one down I like because it has fish on and well I like fish, because they are awesome. The last one is from her Sping/ Summer 2010 collection; all I can say: fabulous.
My incredible rhyming skills, never seize to amaze me. Today I was a little bored, so I decided to attempt to take some pictures of myself in my garden. This is a very hard task, considering I have no tripod and my cameras timer is dodgy, meaning it is impossible to tell when it's going to take a picture. I am sorry about the depressed faces and not very good quality photos; I have started a 'buy a good camera fund' in an empty marshmallow fluff jar. But until then, I will just have to cope.
In my garden there is a rose bush and recently all of the roses have been falling off. So, here are some photos, that I took this morning; after carefully rearranging them into a heart shape. Note the title, in my case they are pink.
Last night I was a bit bored so decided to go into the garden; armed with a camera, fairy lights and an extension lead. It all eventually led to me taking these photos, which are fairly rubbish, but I like them. Although in some of them, the tree looks as if it's on fire, it really isn't. The contrast between the light and dark confuses me, in an intriguing way. X
Unlike the average British person, I do not put shorts on the moment I spot the slightest bit of sun; I prefer to wait until I absolutely have to wear them. To be honest I much prefer winter clothes to summer clothes, and I mostly enjoy it when it rains (unless my hair is straightened) as I can hold an umbrella without weird glances. My favourite month is Autumn because of the beautiful colours of the leaves and Summer would have to come a sad last if there was no six week holiday. I hate it when it is sunny but freezing; that's far worse than windy and freezing. Anyway the outfit below is inspired by English country life and surprisingly everything I'm wearing is quite thin, as opposed to thick and doesn't make you hot at all. The trousers were a great bargain, £5 from tesco; all I had to do was alter them from a size 12 to 6. What makes it even more English is my union jack socks! X
Although the Queen's offical birthday is in June, she was actually born, today, on the 21st of March. So I decided to create a collage for her majesty, that was obviously inspired by the Queen. Just in case you were wondering her offical birthday is on a Saturday in June; it is when thay have the Trooping the Colour parade.
Looking through the fabric box I found what I thought to be a big sheet of cream fabric; perfect for my pillow in textiles. A bit later I realised it wasn't just a sheet of fabric, it was some kind of skirt, trouser thing that my mum had made. She later informed me that they were called culottes and when she had made them in 1989, they were in fashion. Fashion really confuses me, what had gone on; I could fit 5 of me in one leg. But I couldn't resist to try it on and surprisingly it fit, so I got my brother to take some pictures, for you all to laugh at. X
Flowers keep on appearing everywhere, making this horrible world look pretty and colourful- that is what I love about spring. Last week when I was in France I just had to take these pictures because the flowers looked so vibrant and cute. That was all I really wanted to say so... X
Also I thought I would inform you about a fabulous giveaway Little miss fhenny is having, the prize is a gorgeous handmade bracelet, here it is.
Thank you everyone so much for the comments, they never fail to put smiles on my face!
Today was yet another day of glorious sunshine; after being stuck inside tiding my room, I managed to find a spare moment to go outside and read Style magazine. It's a supplement in the Sunday times which my parents buy and I read it every week. Not just because of the fact I don't have to pay for it; it also has some pretty interesting content. It has great interviews, useful style advise and a hilarious section at the back called Mrs Mills. It is in fact the only magazine that I read with out a doubt every time it comes out. I mean I often read Vogue and Elle but they're both nearly £4 and are full of adverts; over-rated in my opinion. However they are both full of amazing pictures which I like to cut out. I also love my trashy magazines like more and heat; look is good too. Although they get a bit repetitive but at £1.50 you can't really complain. In the end though, I just turn back to my faithful old Style magazine. X
After trying on the same pair of brogues 3 times, I finally bought them, but they aren't just plain ones, they have the most adorable floral pattern on. I wanted to give them a bit of a worn look, so I went on a walk to my friends house with Sophie. The weather was amazing so when we got there we did a bit of sunbathing on her trampoline and after that a bit of chess. Which I haven't played in years and well, obviously I won. I hope the weather stays like this because that will mean it will be one hot summer, however my PE teacher did tell us it was going to snow next week? X
Tonight I am going shopping to the Trafford centre and am looking forward to it. I haven't been in a while and I'm missing the shops (I know quite sad). On my shopping list is a pair of brown brogues, not sure where from but office always has good pairs. I recently found this website called looklet and decided to make a couple of outfits, all with some brown brogues. X
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream" Vincent van Gogh
Today the Clothes Horse did a post called 'baby I'm a star', it included the most amazing white star print dress. It inspired me to take my star print dress out of the wardrobe where it has been hiding for far too long and actually wear it. Then I took some pictures... X
I am the girl you see wearing heart print tights, brown/floral brogues, geek glasses, a woolly hat, a pretty dress and a bag embellished with knitted carrots and crap. Who is trying to look cool while singing Rock Lobster and dreaming of cake? I am secretly a tomato and I love Harry Potter. XX