Thursday, 31 May 2012

Curious Cases

Had such a lovely Sunday with my sister, Jo and Miss Onions at our first ever Curious Cases sale. I sold various bits and made £60...(which is going towards a shiny new pair of Ray-Bans so, a good day was had by all. It's inspired us all to get on with crafting and we are now on the hunt for our next venue.

And after a couple of people asking for a business card here is my first draft and a couple of pics from the day. x

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

getya.getya.getya.getya craft on

and so it begins... I've been hitting ebay hard for denim castoffs and have managed to pick up a couple of good bargains... I mean - 99p denim hotpants!

Also a label embosser, which is now my favourite toy ever and my desk and flat are slowly being covered with unecessary labels

So armed with my new tools I did a trial on my fave denim shirt last night...

Friday, 11 May 2012

Lipstick on my collar

I'm so excited, we're going to finally start up our curious case sale. I've got a new crafty spring in my step. Have bought loads of little bits and bobs and have been googling DIY this and that for hours.
So here's a sneaky peak of some of the projects I'm going to be busying my time with over the coming evenings.

It's all about the collar!

Peter Pan Collars - I've been in love with these for ages so sniffed the air and found this amazing blog Honestly... WTF they've got this really simple and pretty tutorial

Pearly Queen - little simple details that transform old battered shirts - I have loads of denim shirts lurking in the back of my wardrobe just crying out for a makeover. Found this on etsy and thought... I can do this...

Sequin sparkler - love the glitz of this one from Urban Outfitters just need a length of sequinned material and a ribbon...hey presto.

Just saw this amazing looking tutorial on because im addicted - I absolutely love this blog and yet again they've come up with a simple, yet stunning DIY feature. T.shirts and suede string now added to the shopping list!

I'll keep you updated with pictures once I have all the materials in... *please don't let it be another craft fail*

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Marvel at my fishtail plait, now please bare in mind this is my first attempt and Kirsty does have enough hair to supply a bald convention in baldsville.

Think next time I might experiment with weaving through a colour as well.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

B. Squad Night

I had my first of many bridesmaids nights. Wanted to make it a little bit special so enlisted the help of my chiefy Kirsty to help me perform another potential craft fail! I’d been on Pinterest to get a little bit of inspiration and came across this lovely balloon idea from

Kirsty and I made up some cupcakes, spent the whole night watching them explode all over the oven and then trying to ice them, scraping off the icing, having another go…scraping it off, watching a ‘How to ice’ video, retyring, scraping it off again and finally settling on using a spatula to pile it on! We found that by sticking a berry and a little flag on top seemed to help no end!

My gorgeous bridesmaids paid for me to have my makeup done… I’m gutted that there were no photos taken from the night or of my makeup – will definitely take more at the next one.

Friday, 20 April 2012


I always look forward to Coachella...firstly because it makes me get excited about the slowly approaching summer, I can almost smell the long hazy days and secondly I love to have a nosey at the fashion - it gives me a heads up on the festival dos and dont's. I assumed that Lana Del Rey's classic Holywood 1960's style would have influenced things this year, but there's something about festivals that brings out peoples inner hippy.
Here are my favourites...

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Craft Fail

Last night Kirsty came over so we could get cracking on our monthly blog challenge. I pictured us painting our nails in pretty pastel colours, trying out various nail art technics and dressing up in our take on the pastel trend, whilst taking pictures skipping through grassy fields with lambs, butterflies and litle fluffy clouds. This did NOT happen. We failed to purchase a nail art pen so thought we'd improvise with a sharpie...the so called 'bird' I attempted looked more like it belonged to a Halloween inspired theme. We then proceeded to drink lots of red wine, gossip and paint our nails in every pastel colour under the sun.

At 12 o'clock when we realised Kirstys lift was coming we slapped on an array of pastel coloured eyeshadows, that clearly belonged in the 80's and took some awful shots of us with the oven in the background (because it was too dark outside)...I even got on my bike in the attempt to look arty - I was inside!
So in the spirit of our failed evening I feel this blog is very apt and it made me feel better! Check out their blog Craft Fail

Here are a few of the best bits!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Balayage Highlights

Pondering what I should do with my hair again, I want to get some more natural highlights through it in prepartation for my wedding. I've already tried out the Ombre technique, which I loved for more of a dramatic look. My beauty guru mate, Kirsty, suggested I check out Balayage Highlights. So for those of you that are in dark (like I was) Balayage is a hair coloring technique which is designed to create that natural grown out sun kissed highlights, without the noticeable roots. Instead of using foils, the highlights are painted on by hand. At the base, the color is applied very lightly, while at the tip, the color is very heavy. 

Natural sunkissed locks with less regrowth...I'm in!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Going to the chapel...

Very excited...we've finally finished our Save the Dates - with a little help from our friends. My bestie, Susi, drew  the cartoon characters of Vas and I...I had to add his chest hair! I drew the clothes and coloured them up on Photoshop (nice to find a use for my course!) and Tim, Vas' mate made it appear online in a drag and drop format - I LOVE IT. 

Save the Date - flash site

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sugar Sugar

These are so cute and look like something I'd actually be able to make! Follow the instructions here... { DIY sugar cubes}The whole blog is full of gorgeous little things.

{DIY sugar cubes}

{DIY sugar cubes}

Friday, 13 April 2012

Fishtail Plait

I've always wanted to learn how to do a fishtail Plait - now my hair is looooong I've going to give this a try...
1. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Take a small strand of hair - it's best to take it from underneath so it wraps around the entire section - from one section and bring it over to the other side. Ensure your strands of hair aren't too large - or it will end up looking like a regular plait. 3. Repeat with the other section. 4. Continue with steps 3 & 3 until the plait is finished. 5. If you want a messier, fatter plait - lightly ruffle edges...hey presto!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sugar coated

All these pretty pastel colours are cheering me up no end. I've been sneaking it into my life slowly, but surely!
Currently have this gorgeous nail varnish from Topshop in Gone Fishing all over my hands & toes!