Sunday, July 31, 2011

Zebra Nails

having finished my job at Waitrose I can now wear whatever nail varnish I like! At the minute I am sporting gold and navy zebra print. This is one of my favorite animal rings - of which I have many! - a little mouse with a moving tail

Forgotten Cameras

Whilst I was packing my old house up ready to move I rediscovered my collection of film cameras. I love the idea and effects you can get from film cameras but I hate the cost. I have yet to find a place to buy 120 film for a reasonable price and don't even start me on the cost of getting it processed!

I do have a bundle of normal film that I bought from ebay which works great in my Fisheye and action sampler but I really want to experiment with all the dreamy looks you can get from a Diana or Holga. For the moment though I have been playing with Instagram. It's a brilliant app and even better that its free.

Does anyone else have a love of film? Any tips on good places to buy film and processing?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Me and the boy have been living in our new flat now for about a month and about 2 months ago I agreed to recover an old chair that we had got from his parents. It was in a bit of a poor state - the fabric was all faded and grubby and the lining fabric was ripped and broken. I decided to use some fabric that I originally bought to use in my collection but then decided against it.

It now gorgeous blue needle-cord with tiny black polka dots and looks so much better. The actual frame of the chair still needs some attention - we are going to paint it a lovely glossy black to match but at the moment it will do!

I found it trickier than I thought I would to recover the chair which was probably due to the fact that I unpicked it all and then forgot how it went back together! However after a few ripped seams, swear words and pin stabbed fingers I worked it out!!

here are the before and after shots



Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Little Catch Up

After my less than joyful last post I thought I better talk about all the happy things that have happened in the last few weeks :)

* I moved with in with my lovely boyfriend of 7 years and so far it has been amazing. We both thought that there would be teething problems but luckily we haven't had any trouble at all. It has been so good being able to see him every day, he is a great calming influence on me and makes everything seem possible <3

*We got a beautiful new puppy!! She is called Bramble and is a Keeshond. They are related to Pomeranian's and Samoyed's so is sort of a mixture of the two! She is now 15 weeks and is the best thing me and the boy have ever done. She is so easy to train and has settled in so well.

*I have a job!! Its not anything exciting or related to my degree but is full time and closer to my new home and will hopefully give me the money I need to start up my little craft business

*After my last post I decided I needed to snap myself out of the downward spiral I was in my realising that if I want things to change then I need to be proactive in sorting them out. I am hoping that in the next couple of months things will change around here and after I spent a train journey working out my plan for success hopefully it shouldn't be too hard!

Thanks for sticking with me over the last few months, it has been up and down and I haven't been around much but from now on I will be able to post more often and hopefully I can share my more highs with all of you soon!

For now I will leave you with some picture of the pup!


ps sorry this is such a soppy post!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a little bit lost

Yesterday I graduated from UCA Epsom with a degree in Fashion Design. It was a day full of wearing awkward gowns, permanent smiles and emotional goodbyes. I didn't realise how much my university life meant to me until I got home last night after a fun afternoon with some of the best people I know :'-(

I now have to huge task of trying to find out what I want to do with my life. I am not sure what I want to focus on, where I want to work or what my ultimate goal is. At the minute I am trying to get any job I can so I can earn some money and start paying back my debts. I have lots of ideas going round in my head of businesses I would like to start up but I can't get the motivation I need. I am going to try my hardest over the next few days to come up with a plan and maybe some prototypes of things I want to make.

I need to find my love of creating again
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