Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009
I had a little brew and blog time this morning. Having a little read of my newest subscription (and highly recommended), Kiki's blog (of Tikikiki / Dear Kiki) has put my bLoCk PaRtY - LeGo ObLoNg sWaRoVsKi CrYsTaL NeCkLaCe in her '10 little things that make me smile Tuesday' post. I am most humbled. Her blog and work is seriously cool. Just the kind of person I aim to please. Yay!
Saturday, 28 March 2009
I won't say all my goals here. Mainly because I may wish to change them here and there. And if I don't acheive them I don't want to make myself look like a tit.
What I will tell you about, is each stage to acheiving my goals, and I'll do them one by one.
#1: Get lots of gift boxes, paper bags and envelopes ready (these are all made by hand using recycled magazines, comics and mailouts)
Friday, 27 March 2009
Gotta go... I'm off to make me some babies to dress up
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Lego is a classic toy enjoyed by young and old, so it's no surprise it's used in fashion (see my previous post), KitschenSink jewellery and now art!
Jan Vormann has been using Lego to fill gaps in walls. What a colourful, and perhaps practical surprise!
What's the nicest graffiti/street art you have seen?
Monday, 23 March 2009
I did tashes on most of the photos... but then when I uploaded them to Folksy my eyes were cropped off the photos so the tashes weren't really necessary... I went for a leopard skin dress to bring out the wild thing... OK I am embarrassed for myself now...
Also, can you help with this? I like how I got the colour on the next one, but I have no idea how I did it. I like how my skin is green but my lips stayed red. Any ideas?? I did it in simple Microsoft Picture Manager.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
I'm working flat out to get plenty of inventory for up coming sales. I;d like to also get ahead as I am thinking of doing a big market in Leeds in the Summer. I also need to get some stock to Projeto Gallery. I am loving it though.
Hope you busy weekend is as productive as mine. Or not... however you like it!
Saturday, 21 March 2009
A couple of other new additions to the shop - more of the bLoCk PaRtY bRiGhTs - LeGo ObLoNg NeCkLaCeS:
My to do list for the weekend is pretty huge. A select few of 'to do' are making more cameo moulds, and casting in them, making more Love Diary heart pendants, and going to the shops to buy my mum a handbag for Mother's Day.
What are you doing for mother's day?
Friday, 20 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
They had seen my Flickr and commented on my gift wrapping service idea '...the box itself is a piece of art...'
Sunday, 15 March 2009
I live on my own and it's really frickin scary when it happens. My ex used to shout at me when I did it. Arse. Because I was really enjoying myself!
Visual represenation: The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli(1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation (source: Wikipedia).
These symptoms can last from mere seconds to several minutes (although they can feel like much longer) and can be frightening to the person. There may be some body movement, but it is very unlikely and hard for a person to accomplish."
In the past few days I have a a bloke crouched down the side of my bed twice. On waking up fully, I put the light on, he is no longer there. I go to find him. He is no where to be found. I then realise it's one of my episodes! I also had a massive spider on the ceiling, with long, twitching legs. I have to sleep with the bedside light on for the rest of the night, which doesn't aid a restful night's sleep.
I must say though, throughout all this, creative thoughts have been at an all time high. So it's not all bad...
What crazy things have you done in your sleep?
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I made the mould myself, and tried out a new way to colour the resin. These two succesful experiments combined equals a wealth of possibilities! Hopefully there will be plenty on sale soon!
Something that turned out 50% well:
If it wasn't for that pesky bubble! I don't know where it came from. The air, probably.
I'd love to know what you think, or any ideas for what's missing?
Friday, 13 March 2009
This week's Folksy Find is Lilly Loo. A collection of sweet soft dolls perfect for little girls!
How sweet? And currently very, very cheap...
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Seemed like fun... I saw Pippa's on Pippa's Arty Life blog, and thought it might be a nice way for you to get to know me better.
Handbag is from Next. Usually, I'm not a fan of Next clothing in the slightest. So generic (I hope a certain friend doesn't take offence to this! You don't design for them :D ), but this was nice and big (I love a big handbag) and was reasonably priced. Oh and I can't stand it when people say 'Is your handbag big enough'. Erm, yeah, do you see anything poking out of it?
Left to right (kinda):
- Hello Kitty Filofax
- Compact mirror - given by a friend when I said I liked it
- House keys to my parents - with resussitation mask for First Aid
- Car keys - with Nici and KidRobot keyrings (KidRobot a souvenir from a friend from New York)
- Owl coin purse - from Camden Market
- Notebook - from Muji, just underneath. For scribbling creative thoughts whilst out and about
- Random ring finding
- Hello Kitty purse - getting old and tatty now
- Loose change
- Milky Way
- Ice chewing gum
- Boots advantage card, National Insurance card
- 2 x lip balm (Body Shop Vitamin E Lipbalm is a must, my top buy)
- 4x blister packs of Paracetamol.... I rarely take painkillers so I am confused by that
- Hello Kitty train ticket cover
- Security pass for work
- Letter from work
- Small pack of tissues (I am so allergic to everything)
- Zebra print umberella
- 2 x receipts
- iPhone headphones
There was also a large heap of tissues (yeah... used...) but I didn't think you needed to actually see them O_o
As in Pippa's... if you read this, consider yourself tagged! Let us see into your handbag!
Monday, 9 March 2009
Oh yeah. It's cool alright.
I saw this on the Cherished Trinkets blog and thought I'd have a little go myself, whilst my soup heated up in the microwave.
I gave myself green to wear (it's most flattering on me), I have razored ginger hair and have some sort of shopping bag. It's quite realistic really. Even the wings...
Have a go yourself here at the Hero Factory.... fun :o)
Comment back if you post your own, I'd love to see!
Sunday, 8 March 2009
So this weekend I haven't stopped. Stopped = jewellery making.
I'm not complaining proper, like. My time has mainly been filled with cocktails (raspberry mojitos), vodka, dancing, friends and kissing a boy.
Think my Mum might be mad because I don't see her so often these days. I try, but it's hard squishing everything in, especially when she mainly wants to make an impromptu appearance!
I have just added another layer of resin to some pendants I am making, and hoping they look good when done as it's taken a few days to make them. Fingers crossed.
This week I hope to buy a pale blue toaster and perhaps a matching kettle. Yay.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Cool, eh? And just when I was thinking about how to resurrect my Lego line...
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Hopefully they will go up on Etsy too... when I can be faffed!
In other news, my day job is being hectic, my love life is being confusing, and the creative thoughts will hopefully manifest themselves later this evening. I'm itching to have a go at my new ideas.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Super social events (somewhat suffering due to credit crunch):
1. Pals & pancakes
2. Fourteen Corners (gig)
3. Ladies what Lunch at Interlude Tea Rooms
4. The Tempus (gig but it was more pub fun than anything)
Movies I watched:
1. Blades of Glory (again, because I was ill)
2. The Big Lebowski
3. The Anchor Man
4. He's just not that into you (turns out he's not... kidding, I hate boys today)
Disappointment of the month: I took a few days of work but got really sick. This also meant I missed the Cribs gig I was really looking forward to :(
Crafting highlight of the month: University of Leeds Fair Trade Fair. I did well :)
Downer of the month: being single on Valentine's Day. I don't usually mind being single too much, but on 14th February, it's whack
Point worth noting but not sure what to label it as: I had a date. It was good. But boys confuse me and make me anxious
Focus for next month:
1)To get lots more lockets made, and to try out a new idea developing from the comic pendants. Yay :)
2) To stay happy. I must keep in mind all the time that you make yourself happy, and if something's not right, I must change it, no matter how much I think I might want it. Cryptic I know! Grr it's not easy.
3) To get a cool hair cut