Monday, 31 August 2009

Brighten the week

It's that day again ;)

Can you believe this?
Start your week by trying this!
Get some motivation from these quotes.
Let out your creative side with minial effort.
Perhaps buy some luck this week?
And of course, have a giggle!

Have a nice week ♥

Friday, 28 August 2009

Guest posting for Oh, Mishka

A few days ago Oh, Mishka asked if anyone would like to guest post on her blog and I sent an email about the 5 things series with my 5 things and she decided to use it! So exciting! Hehe

Go check it out here.

Holly ♥

Friday Favourite.

Yup, I've hopped on the band waggon and caved into Friday Favourites but only because I think it's a great idea!
A first and oh such a great love of mine is:


Oh such a wonderful food stuff. I am a Marmite baby. And having it for breakfast on a bagel earlier definitely inspired me to make it one of my FF's.

Cute notepads!!

I love them and I would buy loads of them but I also get frustrated at how I can't use them all at the same time hehe. And then there's the really special notepads that I don't want to use but I have to. It goes on hehe. (By the way I really want that notepad pictured) simply amazing. And yes, I am a Hello Kitty fan and proud. Though not so much any more but if I had more money, I'd be buying so much Hello Kitty stuff it'd be unreal hehe. I'm still in awe of the Hello Kitty toaster, that's just amazing even if it wasn't Hello Kitty. Ha!

So not a very inspiring Friday favourites (Or is it? :P) but it sure made me laugh while thinking and looking for images of stuff on google and finding really strange things hehe.

Whats your Friday Favourites? ;D

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Doodle Bob Wednesday

Yes ok so it's technically thursday but I was late today D: It's only 19 minutes into thursday D:

I'm making Wednesday "Doodle Bob" day. Where I post a small picture or doodle and ask you all to do your own Doodle Bobs. You can interpret that in any way you like ;)
So get creative!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Ok so I've decided I'm not going to post about the Saatchi gallery yet as I need to research into all the artists names . I was silly enough not to write down their names as I walked along taking photo's.

Anyway, I've decided to have themed days that I've noticed a lot of blogs doing and it seems an incentive to write in my blog frequently :D So far there has been the "Brighten your week" start of a series which I hope to post every Monday to lift you up and out of the "Oh no, it's Monday" thought. There's a couple more days to come and hope they get me blogging about all sort of other stuff rather than not having anything to blog about on a day.

If you have any idea's please tell me. I'd love to hear them and also if you would like to guest blog get in touch by emailing me :)

Isn't this just a wonderful little image?

Monday, 24 August 2009

Brighten the week


I'm loving these
You should get as much enjoyment from this as I did
If not, maybe this
I appreciate true art
Brighten your week by getting some flowers for your kitchen
Enjoy your week :)

Saturday, 22 August 2009


There's the Anthony Gormley exhibition up there at the moment where people get to stand on that block in Trafalgar Square. We managed to see about 5 people while we wandered around the area. One woman had a white paper suit on who was painting herself and we felt so sorry for her as a really heavy bit of rain came down when she was up there, poor thing. Luckily we were inside having lunch at the time. And I got loads of pictures of general stuff to keep me going for a little while, I also managed to get some sneaky picture of some nice poses people were subconsciously doing while sitting around the place. Everyone looks so nice when they don't know they're having a photo taken of them. Anyone else find that?

But apart from the bit of rain the day was nicely sunny. Me and Hayley appreciated some truly amazing fine art in the National Gallery and the National portrait gallery. And there was also this outstanding painter sitting in front of one of the images, painting it like the fine art piece itself. I've never seen anyone in real life put that much effort into a piece, and it makes me smile. Being able to create art like that these days is becoming a lost skill as everyone is turning to make quick money from drawings a 5 year old could create. I'd love to be able to draw like that and gosh, being able to colour at least half as well as that, I'd be a happy girl. It's just a shame I couldn't take a photo because it was brilliant. The small crowd around him must have thought so too hehe.

Next we went to the Saatchi gallery but I may do a separate post on that tomorrow or later on as we could actually take pictures of the art in there and I'd like to do a section on the artists and pieces I liked most. They were so inspiring...nearly all of them, hehe. Some were just, well, pointless in my opinion :P

I highly suggest going into London before the summer is through, there's so much going on down there at the moment and the galleries are so serene and lovely. Not the mention all the little treasures you notice while walking around from location to location. :)


(Sitting near the Saatchi Gallery having some afternoon tea,
and trying my friends hat on hehe)

Thursday, 20 August 2009


I've noticed since I knit my first strawberry I have improved in my knitting skills as I've knitted two more strawberries :D One for my friend and one for me. Though I may make another small one for me as the big one is a bit too big.

I'm off to London on Friday with some friends for some school work research, primary resources and all that jazz. Hopefully it'll be a nice day weather wise. And I am determined to take loads of pictures and find loads to blog about hehe. I wouldn't mind going to Evans on oxford street and looking for this black dress I wanted. You can get it online but I'd rather try it on to be honest. But if we haven't got time I can always take the mister down there :)
I may do that anyway to be honest and we can go all about London that way at our own leisure.
I need to start planning my personal statement for Uni too, even though I'm not so sure about going to uni any more. But I've been advised it's best to plan ahead and get these things done in advance.
So yes, that's that for the time being I'll probably update on Friday evening or Saturday about my little outing with friends :)

How is everyone else's week going? Are you up to anything interesting?

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

I can has car?

I can indeed! I got my first car today :D Now all I have to do is pass my driving test on the 29th and it'll be great!

Sunday, 16 August 2009


It's nice when you start out to organise something but don't think it'll look that great in the end but then it's wonderful? Well I've just organised my notice board and now it's better. This is why I like cleaning.


I thought I might share my oh so exciting Sunday and post a little picture of a worm from my journal too, it might tickle your Fancy.

Ah I'm so boring sometimes but I just can't think what to blog about today. I'm just sorting out little bits that need sorting and waiting excitedly for one of my best friends to come home from on holiday tomorrow. She's been away for so long. I'm going to see if she'll get one of these journals too, we'd have fun trying to think of things to go in them. We're a pair to be reckoned with when it comes to art. Mwuahahah.

So yes, enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone, however much time of it you have left :).

Last update, as it's now finished hehe. Can anyone spot the reference and what it is?
This is my new favourite page now <3 hehe


My favourite page so far :)

Because of the tea behind it. Not the burning -.- I'm not that weird but it feels like I've actually done something properly in the book now.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

It has arrived!

My "Wreck this journal" has arrived! Squee! I have been waiting since Tuesday or something like that and I thought I'd have to wait all weekend but it came today! and It's made me all excited. I've started a few pages in it already and had some fun doing so hehe.
I seriously recommend it to anyone and everyone! It'll get you to project some energy and stress from your mind into the pages and think outside the box. You can buy it off Amazon or on eBay, I think there's many places you can get it to be honest.

I'd been meaning to blog about this sooner but I wanted the book to arrive first so I could take some pictures. I may do a weekly page post or something.

I've been wondering about day themes lately and if I should give them a shot? Like "Favourite Friday" or "Tasteful Tuesday"? something like that. Any blogger's out there that do anything like this already who want to give some tips? It'd be much appreciated :)

I've also looked up a few more ways to edit my blog. I've found out how to put a divider in between posts so I made an image earlier and put one in. Also found some beautiful pins from Oh, Hello Friend. Aren't they pretty? I'm slowly learning how to make my blog into how I want it to look. I need to look out for making headers for my side bars and the dividers need changing there too. Slowly but surely!

It's amazing how many lovely blogs are out there and it continuously delights me every time I stumble across one. Specially when they're so inspiring and influence me to create something myself.

Do you love that feeling too? Tell me about it :D

Thursday, 13 August 2009


And here's the lime, smelling of lime. Hehe. I've put a sticky thing on it so it can go inside a car or on a window or something like that.

And realising moments ago that it looks like a sperm. It's amusing and slightly embarrassing but more so amusing. "Coming up next, knitted sperms?" Ha, well it'd definitely be head turning. Mwuahahaha.

I need to knit a normal lime now hehe. And see about buying more darker green wool. I'm really loving knitting them though, they're fast and easy and fun.

Find the pattern here. Enjoy :)

New homes

It's time to give my curly parsley a new home with the other herbs that I posted here (3rd picture down). I found a little space to add my other parsley from the pot in the kitchen and decided that it may do better with some friends and fellow parsley plants. So now he's snug and making new friends in the pot.

To replace the empty pot for the time being is the growing root ginger that was on the window sill for a while just sprouting. I'm not sure if you should plant it or not but I'll see what happens. It's not the end of the world if it dies as I never meant to grow it in the first place, it was for eating hehe. So yeah I'll see how that goes.

On another note my tomatoes! The first bunch of the plant! I'm so proud of my plant, it's MASSIVE and there's so many tomato bunches on it that still need to grow and ripen. It was only 6 inches tall when I bought it. I have yet to try them but I will, very soon I think :D

Also, my oils came today, strawberry and lime. I'll be stuffing the lime I'm making and adding the oil and oooh it will be great. Can you tell I'm ever so slightly excited? Hehe. Nearly done sorting out my room and keeping myself busyish. -nod-

Whats everyone else doing? :)

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Let's play a fun game today:
Grab your camera.
Take pictures of 2 things in the room you're in right now.
Put them on your blog and say why you chose those 2 items to photograph.
Then comment here with the link to your blog post so we can all see each others' photos!
(By Oh, Mishka)

My Manual Camera and stuff
Because I really love it and I managed to get the negative viewing box for £3 at a car boot sale. But yes, I love things that enable me to create and express and this is just perfect.

My bookcaseBecause it holds all my little bits and big bits and is so very useful and pretty.

Though to be honest I have lots of things in my room that I love and I couldn't decide for ages. If I could I would have taken pictures of loads of things hehe.

Which things have you taken pictures of? :3

Monday, 10 August 2009

Clean up

So I've had a slight clean up of my room today, put up my new mirror and yesterday evening tried the Lemon Knit pattern from Peachcake Knits. I enjoyed knitting it and I'm in the process of knitting a lime now hehe. I also put some lemon oil in the lemon fluff so it's also smells like a lemon! Ha. Anyway, following on this scent idea, I've ordered some lime oil and strawberry oil for those knitted objects. I'm really into (nice) smelly knitted things at the moment.

I wish I could finish my room tomorrow but I have quite a bit to do over the next couple of days so everything is going to have to stop for the moment. I really must get on with my summer school work after this week too. Though this summer has been enjoyable and relaxing to say the least. I wouldn't mind gaining a pen pal or some such too. I want something new to do, despite what I have to do.

Ah well. I leave with a part of my room that I'm really enjoying now that it's tidy and sorted.

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Who doesn't love stationery? I sure do, I would buy loads of little lovely things if I could afford to and I often buy little things from my local Paperchase as it's my favourite Stationery chain.
I was looking through my updates and came across this; Win a years worth of Stationery And this; Papermash

Isn't the stuff so cute! I particularly enjoy this but my favourite out of all the things is this Lace tape
Eee. I think when I get some money next month I'll be buying something from that store. And so should you! It's too lovely not to.

I got some more wools today, in lemons and lime shade so I can make something for some friends of mine :3 We were a bit late to the farmers market but got a great selection of herbs and I got a new mirror as the old one smashed. Plus some beef for dinner which is currently cooking. So yes I shall try the pattern tonight.

Unfortunately I couldn't get any batteries for my manual camera but it's not the end of the world; I'll get some another time. :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

This Weekend...

I have gone to a car boot boot sale
Picked flowers for my room
Enjoyed the scent
Sorted out a bit of my desk
Going to sort out my room and perhaps rearrange it
Going to the farmers market :D

Getting some L44 batteries for my manual camera
Hoping for a sunny Sunday so I can try out my manual camera
Trying out a new knitting pattern

What are you doing? :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Last time I did this was such a long time ago. And I forgot how much I love it (and how long it takes to set >.<) I'm typing with one hand so as not to ruin it much further hehe a couple of dots have already merged. Anyway this is the before while it's setting and I'll show the results of the henna tomorrow, when it's come out in full :D

In what ways are you creative? :)

PS. Oh, by the way, have a listen to what I Twinkle along to, too.

Monday, 3 August 2009


Because they actually look nice now hehe. I repotted a few today and gained a spider plant from one of my mums larger plants (I say large, it's actually massive but with lots and lots of lovely little flowers on it and such). We went to a car boot sale on Sunday and I got loads of stuff for a bargain again! The pot that the spider plant is in is new (it doesn't look as dirty as that it's because I'd just watered it and it's terracotta with glazed inside), got that for 20p, the white pot with the orchid, that was 50p I think. The holly pot was 50p and the tomato pot was £2.50 Amazing! hehe

New mini Spider Plant (Ignore the table lol)

One of my orchids with no flowers left :(

My small tree thingy hehe

My other orchid which I managed to snap off one of the stems -sigh- But hopefully it'll grow something out of it.

My Holly (hehe) in a pot I got from the car boot sale on Sunday for 50p!!

My strawberry plant which doesn't seem like it's doing too well at the moment I don't think it'll last much longer :(

My tomato plant! which is doing really well (and only about 6 inches tall when I bought it) other than a few issues with trying to get it to stay upright without any longer sticks lol Repotted it into that pot which was £2.50 at the car boot sale! I was doing well at that place. Did I mention I love car boot sales? Anyway...

This funny looking plant which I got from another pot and wanted to plant in this pot. and now it has babies! Yay and they tumble off of the big one (like the small one on the left) and plant themselves. It's so cute! Plus a couple of cheeky clovers that have planted themselves in there.

And just the Holly and strawberry and mums plant box down the bottom because I like the image hehe

Rob is here and I'm happy :)

How is everyone else?
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