Thursday, 31 May 2012

so I made a skirt

I have been avidly working on the sewing machine, and whipped up this little number, it even has a little pocket- go me!! 




Wednesday, 30 May 2012

qt

Stealing Sheep: Shut Eye (I do not own this video)

This band I am like totally obsessed with at the moment!! I love the summery feel, and if you have seen the Hollyoaks advert then you will understand how it evokes a vintage-y, indie festival theme. LISTEN AND LOVEEEEEEEEEEE!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

going retro



sixties flicks and grandpa jumpers are two of my favourite things :) My hair really needs a cut though, I wanna do it something like Alexa Chung's.. I am actually in love with herrr, but on the plus side after owning a pair of straightners for about 6 years I've finally worked out how to curl with them (lol). Life is gooooood.

Monday, 28 May 2012

stick it on the barbie

I actually love summer. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against winter, but in summer my whole family just seem to lift a thousand leagues, and everything seems so lyrical and beautiful!!
So these are the photos from the first barbecue of the summer.. yayaaa!
dining al fresco

english strawberries and english toffee icecream

Saturday, 26 May 2012

it's new, but also kinda old, so I made it look olderrr


So, for my art exhibition I needed a frame to mount a print I had done. I wanted it to look vintage-y, but also fit with the theme of it. After many hopeless trips round charity shops, looking for the peculiar sized frame I needed I settled for this one^^

It was originally just wood, but I felt that it didn't have the vintage feel I wanted so I endeavoured to do a bit of adaptation. 
1. You could use primer, but I just used 2 layers of white acrylic.
2. Then I chose a acrylic folk art paint to do my top layer, I only needed one coat, but I had to a bit of mixing to get the desired shade.
3. Then using sandpaper I randomly scraped back the paint to the original wood.
4. Then to finish I swept some black shoe polish again in random places..
AND TADAAAAAA! hehe, 

I pretty pleased with it, and considering the frame cost next to nothing, I think I might try and do it a couple more times in the future- a successful two hours work I should say!!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

yeah.. about that..


I'm sorry!! But things have been mega craaazy! However, all my exams are done and I have two and a half weeks of blissful nothingness!! actual yay moment!!
So anyway my summer plaaaaaaaan: