Friday, 7 January 2011

Pay it forward 2011

Having seen this around a bunch of places, both blogs and facebook, I decided to go for it!

"I promise to make something handmade for the first five people who comment.

They must in turn post this and make something for the first five who comment.

The rules are it has to be handmade by you, and they must receive it before 2011 ends."

I'm not sure there are even five people reading this haha! But anyone who fancies homemade surprises popping through their letterbox, just leave a comment with some way to get back to you! See here for the most recent things I've made (and taken pictures of).

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Dreaming of the open road

One of my dreams is to own a VW camper van one day. I spend a good deal of time on family camping trips trying to unobtrusively edge closer to the beautiful busses on the campsite, peering inside at each individual setup. I've never been particularly interested in interior design but the thought of getting creative with such a space is quite exciting.




(interior images from

The bus is freedom, it's sunshine whatever the actual weather, it's individual and DIY, it's summer holidays that stretch on forever.

Ink and watercolour by ~steventudor on deviantART.

Digital artwork by *joke-art on deviantART.

My family are well aware of this slight obsession and whilst an actual vehicle is still out of reach I'm building up quite the collection of gifts referencing it… joining the calendar, mug, tshirt and piggy bank are this birthday card and gift from my boyfriend's mum. Awesome or what?

Photo on 2011-01-05 at 12.22

Photo on 2011-01-05 at 12.21
(I just realised you can't really see the top of this.. it's a purse/pouch thingy.)

For now I am simply looking through Campers in Cornwall and plotting summer 2012, when I will be 25 and therefore old enough to hire Sherbie for a week or two and see how well my dream and I suit each other…

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Goals for 2011:
1. Make more of an effort with clothing and style. Shapeless rubbish does not make a fat body invisible. Fabulous can be found in a size 18.

2. Talk to people if I'm sad. Share it with people when I'm happy.

3. Pass finals!

Hope everyone enjoyed the celebrations and have a great 2011!