Friday 28 January 2011

this week.

  1. The return of Being Human - myself and Cardy are both happy to see Series Three of Being Human on BBC3. A werewolf, vampire and ghost sharing a flat? Yes please!
  2. Choir - one word. Madonna. My WORD I am looking forward to our concert!
  3. My new haircut - I've got my Louise Brookes bob back and I'm loving it. I'm not having to sweep the hair out of my eyes anymore and it looks so glossy.
  4. Nakd's 'Cocoa and Orange' bar - I decided to try this out as an 'on the Tube' snack on my late nights this week. It's delicious and strangely filling. Definitely going to become a firm favourite.
  5. Cardy's bolognese - last weekend Cardy cooked up some bolognese for the freezer which we cracked into on Tuesday night. While it was defrosting he told me that he hadn't even tasted it. He didn't have to worry, it was brilliant, especially with garlic bread.
  1. Skinny jeans - roller derby is excellent. I can buy skinny jeans! And I don't look like a beast!
  2. Glee - namely the Britney Spears episode. 'I petted a snake'. Good for you Britt!
  3. Desigual's new collection - especially this top and this skirt. I'm already saving my pennies.
  4. Paramore - after last week's Glee I tracked down the original 'The Only Exception' and found Paramore's fantastic music video. I won't lie, I've been doing my usual trick of having my iPod on repeat.
  5. The 'just ordered new dolls' feeling - I finally ordered my Luka and Chloe. Now the waiting game starts! I don't mind the long production time, I've got so much to organise before they get here.

Friday 14 January 2011

this week.

  1. The first thunderstorm of the year - the sky exploded earlier today. Thunder, lightning, torrential rain. Love it.
  2. Lunabee Art - I recently received a Quee figure from Lunabee. I'm definitely going to have to add more of her pieces to my collection in the future!
  3. Finding a choir - on Thursday I went along to my first choir practice in ages with an old school friend. Having been used to singing church music it was certainly different! We sang the theme from Flash Gordon and are preparing an Erasure medley.
  4. Rediscovering an old wardrobe staple - I found a Laura Ashley jumper in my wardrobe that I'd completely forgotten about. Purple, pink, green and brown stripes. Gorgeous!
  5. Mild weather - as much as I love the cosiness that winter can bring, I am looking forward to Spring.

Sunday 9 January 2011

bamboo fun.

I've been having a lot of fun playing with Cardy's Christmas present this week. I don't claim to be an artist, but after a bit of experimentation I feel that my pen control is getting better.

I'm lucky that the Mac App Store opened this week - I downloaded Sketchbook Pro and have been merrily messing about with the different brushes. I'm in love - I'm especially taken with how realistic the pencil looks.

Cardy has treated himself to a programme called Manga Studio 4 - I'm excited to see what he's going to come up with!

Friday 7 January 2011

this week.

  1. Living with Cardy - yesterday marked a year since myself and Cardy loved in together. I remember people telling me how hard it was adjusting to living with someone and how I should prepare myself for endless arguments, but I'm delighted to be able to say that their warnings weren't necessary.
  2. Feeling productive - I know it may sound a little masochistic, but I've actually really enjoyed going back to work after having time off over Christmas and New Year. I wouldn't go as far as to say that I'm a morning person but I do really like getting up, going to work and coming home in the evening feeling like I've achieved something. I find it quite hard to get motivated when I'm at home on a dull and dim day, I think I'm solar powered.
  3. Our John Lewis bed linen - shortly before I moved out my mum bought me a set of bed linen from John Lewis that she knew I was rather fond of. We put them on the bed for the first time the other day and oh my WORD I'm in heaven!
  4. The Mac App Store - downloadable applications for Mac? Yes please! Very exciting.
  5. Cardy's Wacom tablet - I bought Cardy a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet for Christmas and seeing as he's such a lovely boyfriend he's been letting me have a go. I downloaded Sketchbook Pro from the new Mac App Store and although I'n not the greatest artist I can't deny that I've had an awful lot of fun!

Monday 3 January 2011


Well I said told myself that I had to make more time for writing this year so I made a start today. As well as being treated to a bit of a make over, my Carnaby Street mini site now has the beginnings of an introduction page. I'm hoping to be able to order Neko and Blythe in about four month's time - very exciting! Between this and doing a truck load of ironing today I feel like I've had a productive start to the month.

Saturday 1 January 2011

my milk toof.

One of my resolutions for 2011 is to try my hand at photostories. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to use yet, most probably my LittleFee dolls as they are small and easy to pose, but I'm slightly irked that I don't have any in-scale props for them.

It got me thinking about one of my favourite photostory blogs, My Milk Toof. It's the work of Inhae Lee, a Korean artist living in California. Whilst taking an employment break having just left a job in the video game industry she happened upon the term 'milk tooth' and the idea blossomed. She created two little teeth, ickle and Lardee, who are inquisitive, just a little bit naughty but completely loveable.

Inhae has created around five different models for both characters in order to be able to show them with different facial expressions. She's also created tiny props for them to use, although the teeth are shown to be very small in relation to their environment. It's this attention to detail combined with the gorgeous quality of her photos that make this blog a true gem. I heartily suggest that you keep an eye on this one over the coming year. I can't chose a favourite story - go read them all!

All images used belong to Inhae Lee.


I don't usually like to make resolutions as I only feel guilty when I break/don't achieve them, but I'm feeling rather positive about this year. This is what I'm hoping to achieve over the next twelve months:
  • pass my roller derby minimum skills test
  • pick up my DSLR camera more and not just to take photos of dolls
  • start writing again
  • actually pick up my guitar instead of just using it as an ornament
  • develop my professional knowledge at work
  • continue to save up for a mortgage
  • save up and buy Neko and Blythe
  • try my hand at photostories
  • finish my Project 365