Saturday 31 December 2011

this year.

This will be the year that:
  • Cardy and I moved into our second flat together in South London and discovered a shared love of wooden floor and bay windows
  • I partially tore the cartilage and completely severed a ligament in my right knee
  • I underwent my first ever surgery following the above
  • I discovered that nurses do still give out dinosaur plasters to adults
  • My skate name was registered
  • I went a solid year being happy with my job
  • I joined the most amazing choir which makes me incredibly happy
  • My baking skills went up a level having discovered the Hummingbird Bakery cook book
  • I had a go at some crafty projects which made me realise I'm not too shabby at making stuff
  • I got over my fear of wearing dresses on a regular basis

Wednesday 28 December 2011

crafty photo scavenger hunt - december.

1 - Inspiration.

Comic Book Tattoo is a collection of short graphic novels inspired by the songs of Tori Amos. It features some artists who I think are amazing. So on the whole, a rather inspirational book!

2 - Something I Made.

As it's Christmas I thought I would finally show off this piece of work which I made for Cardy last year. It's rather massive and is a cross stitch version of the Space Invaders arcade game. Pattern made by myself.

3 - Motifs: Geometric.

I bought this for Cardy as a Christmas gift. It's a piece of bismuth, a metal which occurs naturally but can also be grown in labs. This is a lab grown piece. I love the geometric patterns and the petrol puddle colours.

4 - Colour.

I love playing with colour, and one of the easiest ways for me to do it on a daily basis is through the use of eyeshadow. I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay, I love the rich shades and they're generous with the pigment.

5 - Festive.

Merry Christmas one and all!

Sunday 25 December 2011

this week.

  1. Christmas - this year Cardy and I are at my parents for the holiday season. We've had a fab day, a brilliant dinner and a Doctor Who special. Good times.
  2. Getting over my fear of wearing dresses - I've never really been a dress girl, but since having my surgery and being forced to wear a leg brace for six weeks I've got rather used to wearing leggings and dresses. So on Wednesday morning I treated myself to some fancy frocks in Desigual (where else?).
  3. Silver nail polish - robot fingers!
  4. Bob Bob Ricard - I went to BBR with some of the girls from the office. AMAZING. I had my first ever chocolate fondant and I am now officially in love.
  5. Watching reruns of She-ra on YouTube - yeah, I'm a cool kid.

Sunday 4 December 2011


So I took some photos of Juno the other day.

Oh em GEE I still can't get over the level of pretty.

this week.

  1. Chanel of Spectral Impression - OK, not strictly a 'thing' so much as a person, and a lovely person at that. Huge thanks to her for giving feedback when I was attempting to redesign my blog! I'm in awe of her talent, her use of watercolour is just stunning and I love her character designs. She's at the top of my list of 'online friends who I wish I could meet up with in real life and natter over hot chocolate'.
  2. My nurse, aka Cardy - I'm currently unable to do much apart from sit on my backside and read/watch TV/game/try to write/waste endless hours on the internet so having some help from Cardy is SUCH a life saver. And the boy's good at washing hair!
  3. The Guild - I first heard of Felicia Day when one of my dearest friends introduced me to Joss Whedon's Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. When I stumbled across her website yesterday and saw that she'd written and starred in her own series about online gamers I thought I'd give it a go. I'm now half way through Season Three OK, so when I started drafting this post on Friday afternoon I was on Season Three, but I've watched the whole thing - some of the episodes are only five minutes long, don't judge me! It's definitely worth a watch.
  4. The Roller Derby World Cup - the first ever Roller Derby World Cup is currently being held in Toronto, Canada. England claimed a well deserved third place! My money would be on USA to win. It's been such an inspirational event, the fact that all the players and officials have organised and funded this themselves is pretty spectacular. I think that regardless who wins, everyone who has been involved with the event should be very proud of themselves.
  5. Rain - I know, I know, I probably sound like a right misery guts, but it's December for goodness sake! It should be wet and windy outside! Although I'm quite glad that I've been huddled indoors for a week and a bit because hobbling in the rain? Not a good look.

Thursday 1 December 2011

december goals.

  • Get back into regular blogging - I've neglected this blog over the last four months. I think that a bit of a redesign will get the blogging juices going again!
  • Take part in the December Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt, I had so much fun doing it in August.
  • Bake some delicious Christmas treats!