Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Happy holiday


I hope you are all having a lovely week! I am in the IOW with my family, it is nice to get to spend some extended time with them rather than just the weekend :)
As usual in the IOW I have found some very cool stuff- I got a personalised rice keyring!!!!! In Arreton Barns (this little craft village and farm shop) there was a artist there who wrote whatever words you wanted on a grain of rice and then you could choose any pretty keyring or necklace to have it preserved in, I was like 'WOW, I have got to get one of those!' :P He was very nice, he usually makes these pretty clay angel statues and had just started rice writing. I got 'Jordan' written on one side and 'Costumier' written on the other as that is the career I am training for and what I love. Heheh it was quite difficult to try and get a good picture of due to it's tininess but I did try:

he guy told me which type of pen you needed to write small enough so I may try and get one so I can write little messages on rice- it feels so fun and special :)
In the time I am not munching on yummy flapjack in the Chocolate Apothecary (a lovely café) or looking around the little shops I have been working on outfits for my lalaloopsy doll, here is my first finished article:

I added lots of trim, a big ribbon and some lace applique to make it super pretty and cute! I also went with black and white as my theme to give a more gothic cut style ready for Halloween.
My next outfit I have started is a sleeveless jumpsuit in green donut fabric- my pattern drafting skills must be getting better as I managed to draft some tapered trousers for the bottom part of the jumpsuit from lalaloopsy's measurements that actually fit right first time! Hahaha- that is a first :P here is a work in progress picture of them- they still need hemming and some serious pressing and of course the addition of the sleeveless top half:
I am of now to do some more work on it an maybe even get it finished!
See you all soon,

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Jolly dolly day :)

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far :-)
I've had a wonderful day today :) First of all I got out all of my Blythe dolls to gave them some long overdue love and attention! I revealed to Catherine a new little hat I created for her ( a bejewelled bear hat :o) as a sorry for leaving her in a box for so long, hehehe I think she liked it:

It will keep her warm now it is getting colder. (I also got a chance to make a few more of the Blythe hats,with matching scarves :P for my shop :)
Hehehe talking about things getting colder- I got a new girl to add to my doll collection today;

Scoops Waffle Cone! hahaha she is a Lalaloopsy doll- a super, super, kawaii one.
I have many plans for little outfits for her some of which  I will start making on my weeks holiday in  the IOW with my family which begins tomorrow, I can't wait!
She says she is pleased I am starting on her clothes soon as Catherine said she could borrow some of hers- but they don't really fit scoops, as you can see from her just trying the hat :P:

After my dolly filled morning I went out with my friends I hadn't seen for quite a while since I went to uni. We went to Costa Coffee and I had one of their sticky toffee coolers (milkshakes) which was delicious and then I went back to my friends house and we had some yummy pasta, chatted and watched TV- a very fun afternoon!
And if all that wasn't enough loveliness for one day when I got home I found this letter from my friend Eleanor over at My life, my thoughts, my hobbies It was lovely to read- I haven't received a letter in forever! And she even popped in some fun Halloween stickers for me too:

I hope my reply letter will make her as happy as her letter made me :0)
Thank you Eleanor! xxxx
I am off now to finish my day with a bit of Strictly come dancing with my family before we get packing.
See you soon,
Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xxxooo

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Build-A-Bear couture

In my free time in the evenings after college I have been pottering making a dress for my Build-A-Bear bunny I made for my 18th birthday (Called Georgia :) I managed to finish it tonight :P It is a little bit dodgy in places mainly because by the evenings the light in my room is pretty terrible! hahaha :oP

Here it is;

My inspiration was the beautiful African style dresses that Stefany (the dressmaker at the tailors I work at when I can) makes. I love them soo much I knew I had to try and make my own version and Georgia was moaning that she didn't have enough clothes (she is a bit of a diva :P) so I thought why not make one for her? :-)
I went with a one shoulder dress with a nice big collar/neckline, a diagonally attached flaring skirt and I even fully lined the bodice hehehe I think it gave me some practice at my pattern cutting skills that's for sure!
I will definitely be making Georgia some more outfits soon so I can try some more designs to practice. Which reminds me I think my Blythe girls need some love and attention in the fashion department too, they have been a bit neglected what with me starting uni- I will get on that over my holiday which is coming up soon.
I'm off to get some sleep now ready to continue my mask which is what we are making as part of out trying out of the props course (we do these little taster days of the other degrees at the college so that we can understand other peoples crafts and skills and respect their part in putting on a production :). Mine is going well... I think :P It is going to look a bit like Medusa I think, but we will see!
Here is the base of it that I have to paper mache:
lots of paper and gluing tomorrow.... lots!
Hahaha see you all soon, and please do check out my shop (just click the button at the side of the page :) as I listed loads of new items last weekend- lots of fun food brooches that I hope you will all like!
I hope you are having a lovely week so far,
Byeee my friends xxxxooooxxxx

Friday, 18 October 2013

**Halloween Giveaway Winner**

Hi everybody,

The entries for the Halloween giveaway are now closed and the winner is..... (drumroll please :P)....

Mel Makes!!!!
Congratulations :D
Image from: here
If you could email me ( )your address so I can get your prize to you that would be great :)
Don't worry everybody else as of course I have more fun stuff up my sleeve coming soon :-)
And thank you everyone for reading/following, it is fun to talk to you all! 
Congratulations again to Mel,
See you all again very soon,
Byeeeee XxXxXxX

Monday, 14 October 2013

Exciting news... I finally have my own shop!!! :D




Yes I am very excited as I now have my own online shop on Folksy!!!!!
Image from: here

I have been waiting for ages to set up my own shop as I had to wait to be old enough and then set up paypal etc... but it is finally all done :D Yay!
I have listed two little items so far but have many more to come, including some cute knitted brooches very soon :)
Here is the shop address:
Please do take a browse every so often, just in case you see anything you might like. Also if anyone has any feedback or comments on anything about my shop or would like to show me their shop I would love to hear so please do comment below!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend :o) (And don't forget if you haven't already to enter the Halloween giveaway in the post before this one- only 4 days left now!- Good luck)
See you soon,
Bye XxXxXxX

Friday, 11 October 2013

Hatwalk 2013!

I handed in my innocent hat bundle (30 in total :) to the Age UK shop near my college- I think I was a little bit past the deadline but I am not sure :0/ (They said the deadline might be continuing for another week or so- I will have to check it out and see if I can make a few more in time- like different coloured domos I wanted to try). But in case the deadline has passed I wanted to do my full hatwalk for this year before I forget! :0)
I have blogged about lots of the hats I made but not all so let the show begin! :P:

Hehehe, I love making the tiny hats- I can't wait for next year to join in again!
See you all soon,
ByeBye xxxx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Halloween giveaway!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend :) I went home for the weekend to see my family- my brother treated me to a Mcflurry (the Maltesers one- yum!), my mum bought me a new coat and my dad cooked a lovely roast dinner so I have been thoroughly spoilt :-) I also managed to get some time to put together my Halloween giveaway! Yay! So here is what is up for grabs:

  • A sheet of pumpkin stickers
  • A spooky sherbet dip sweet
  • A Glow stick pumpkin lolly (yes it glows in the dark! :P)
  • A set of Halloween beads
  • 3 scrabble tiles which spell out Boo (Hehehehe I thought they were a bit of fun for you to get creative with :)
  • And a little felt bat brooch handmade by me :o) Here is a close up pic as you can't see him too well in the pic above:
I think he looks like a Brian :P
Hehehe, I hope you like the prizes, I love Halloween so had good fun finding/making them!
To enter all you have to do is be a follower and comment below.
Make sure to include some way to get in touch with you e.g. blog or email address or ravelry name in case you win!
The give away is open to anyone, any age, anywhere :)
Entries close on Friday the 18th of October and the winner will be announced on the same day.
Goooood luck!
Speak to you all again soon,
Bye XxXxXxX

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Uni Update :)


I am gradually getting able to get my head around stuff now, which is good :P I am finding myself having a little bit more time as I am doing less running around faffing trying to remember everything I need to do like washing, tidying and cooking on top of uni- which sounds utterly ridiculous if you are used to doing all that stuff normally (like most people :P) and don't think about remembering to do it you just do! Hahaha oh well I will eventually become a fully fledged but I am pleased I don't have to remember paying different bills and taking kids to school etc... just yet :-P
My lectures/lessons are really good, I am enjoying them all really though especially the sewing ones!(I do theatre history/performance analysis too for some lectures to give us all extra knowledge).
Last week we did lots of little samples and this week we have been doing basic pattern cutting and draping on the stand- Yay :D I have been waiting for ages to be taught how to do it properly. (I have tried at home but things always happen like it comes out a bit big etc... and you wonder why :P)
Here is a few shots of my bodice draping (my side is on the right/the main side in the pictures :):

Oooooh it is so fun!
Our first project coming up soon which we complete just before Christmas is a mini half scale kimono- I am really looking forward to that too :-)
I hope you are all having a lovely week and keep your eyes peeled on the blog as I am planning a Halloween giveaway soon now we have reached the fun month of October!
See you soon,
Byeeeee my lovely friends xxx