Friday, 25 February 2011

Film Friday: Where the Wild Things Are


This week I re-watched Where the Wild Things Are. I love the beautiful visuals and the characters, although for some reason the plot never manages to fully hold my attention.

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Amelia's Compendium of Illustration

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Frank wants a nosy in my new book..


The other week I was very excited to hear I'd won Hannah from the lovely Seeds & Stitches' giveaway; my prize was a copy of the new Amelia's book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and an old copy of the magazine. The book was packaged so beautifully by Hannah I just had to share a photo. The book is fantastic and really inspiring if you're interested in illustration as there's lots of interviews with some brilliant artists. It's a shame the magazine is no longer in production but there are tons of great articles on the website here.

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

30 pictures of something good - part 2

6. A picture of my sibling

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7. A picture I've never posted on my blog before

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8. A picture of a person (or animal!) I miss

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9. A relative of mine

Kath, Tom & Ceri

10. A picture of my favourite place

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Hurray!


Just got tickets to see this man in May, I can't wait!!
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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Moving Weekend

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I thought I'd share some photos from my moving weekend. It was really hard work but our new flat, in an old Convent is so lovely it was all worth the aching muscles!

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Tom became a white van driver for the day..

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Our brand new kitchen! Hurray... (By this time we wanted a rest!)

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As the building was once a convent we have this amazing stained-glass window in our bedroom..

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Tom found this old oil lamp in a vintage shop and with added fairy lights it makes our living room a lot cosier (out of the window you can just about see the nearby Cathedral!)

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Our first proper meal in the new place!
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

30 pictures of something good

I saw this list of photos on Sandra Juto's lovely blog and decided to post my own version too! Sandra posted 30 in one go but I'll be posting 5 photos a day.

1. Someone I spend a lot of time with:


2. A picture of myself:


3. A picture of someone in my family:


4. A picture of something that makes me happy:



5. An old picture of myself:

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Movie Monday: Turner & Hooch


The house move went well this weekend and I am now settling into living in a flat in an ex-Convent, pictures to come soon! However as I didn't post up a film on Friday I thought I'd go with this one... we were in the mood to watch a good old 80s film and well, you can't beat a bit of early Tom Hanks, right? Right!? ha.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Crimson Glow


Last weekend I dyed my hair a shade of red, which reminded me of how I always wanted my hair the same colour as Angela from My So-Called Life. Did anyone else envy her hair growing up? (On a side note, it kind of worries me how different Claire Danes looks these days!)


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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pinterest

What a perfect bedroom (I love patchwork quilts.. and dogs) via design sponge

After Siobhan posted about joining Pinterest, I thought I'd give it a try as well. It's basically an online pinboard for storing all of your favourite images in different categories. Moving day is nearly here (Friday!) so I thought I'd share a few of my favourite "home" images. There seems to be a lot of suitcases, typewriters, cameras.. and the colour turquoise!

Pretty shelves via wren handmade

I want to pile some old suitcases up like this.. via design sponge

Pretty kitchen curtains via inside a black apple

I like this letter writing bureau.. via apartment therapy

I love the colours used here and the glassware via design sponge

Typewriter arrangement by smile and wave
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Monday, 14 February 2011

Weekend Highlights

A few random photos from the past few weeks.

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A mix cd I made for Isabelle

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Hanging out at a bad takeaway in Leicester before succumbing to chips & cheese...

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Tom recorded a new song

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A break after packing many boxes for moving house

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We went to see a David Bowie tribute this weekend.. who looked nothing like the great man himself
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Wow!


Dear readers...

To celebrate having 200 followers (I'm amazed, yay!) and thank you lovely people for reading my blog I decided I want to make one of you a special something. In this post I said I wanted to try making a hand drawn paper doll, so I thought it'd be nice to make one for one of you. If you'd like to win a hand-made paper doll of yourself just leave me a comment below, or send me an email by 20th Feb and I'll see what I can do! (I'll need the winner to send me a photograph of themself which I can then copy and make into a character.) Fun fun!

NB... I'm moving house soon so it may take a couple of weeks for it to be completed. Also it's an experiment as I haven't made one before.. so we shall see how it turns out!!
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Friday, 11 February 2011

Film Friday: Black Swan


I finally got round to watching Black Swan this week, and it was really good. However, I wasn't quite prepared for some of the more gory moments! Not wanting to give too much away, it's best to bear in mind Aronofsky's other work before going to see the film!


When I was a kid my Nan often took me to see the ballet, and we saw Swan Lake a few times. Although I can't remember much of the actual ballet, (I'm not sure it was the most exciting night out for a child!) the music really stuck with me and watching this film really brought back Tchaikovsky's musical accompanyment, which I still really enjoy. I think a lot of older members of the audience were a bit shocked that the film wasn't just a nice ballet film - I'm not sure my grandma would really enjoy it! But it was a great film and Natalie Portman always impresses me, she's a very talented actress indeed.
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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Save Our Libraries event


Some of you UK readers may know about the plight of many of our libraries, so I thought I'd share this music event in London, to help support them. Am really tempted to go as seeing Jens Lekman live a few years ago was one of the best gigs I've been to! Tickets are on sale soon, and there's more info here.
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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

What I Wore Today

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.. or rather what I wore on Monday! It was such a windy day. This is the first time I've painted anything in years, and I quite enjoyed it!

(Submitted to Gemma Correll's What I Wore Today group on flickr! Anyone can join in!)
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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Listening to old songs


Love this illustration by Melissa Chaib... (This will be me come Springtime!)
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The Travelling Circus


I love these circus characters, made by the talented Handmade Romance. They are currently on display at the enCounter shop in Melbourne, Australia - those who live near should go check them out!

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