Thursday, 29 October 2009

Fort building competition..


Ah there was a sweet Where the Wild Things Are themed contest on Boooooom, aren't these entries amazing! I want to get building my own. Pictured at the bottom is the winner!







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Amazing Paper Sculptures: Jen Stark


There's a lot of artists currently using paper as a basis for intricate artworks but Jen Stark's really impressed me! Wow.. that takes some patience. First seen on It's Nice That


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Friday, 23 October 2009

TV Shows i miss: My So-Called Life


I was shopping in H&M the other week and noticed just how many checked shirts are out there at the moment (I nearly bought one..hmm). It also dawned on me that shorts with leggings or tights are back in style - all styles that were around in the grunge era when my favourite ever TV show was on, My So-Called Life.


The fact there was only ever one series kind of adds to its offbeat charms.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Autumn Evenings

Things that made me happy this evening..

Getting post (my mix cd arrived from Adeline finally, hurrah!)


Home-made Lemon Drizzle Cake (made yesterday!)



New sewing projects!

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Embroidery Hoops


How cool are these by Moxiedoll, first seen on you are my fave..

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Halloween Outfit


Ooh really want to have a go at making this Bat costume from an old umbrella.. (found via Milk) there's a tute on Martha Stewart but it looks complicated..
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Monday, 19 October 2009

Photobooths in Berlin


Well i am back from Berlin, it was rainy but fun. (The most graffitied city in the world!) Found quite a few old style photobooths which was exciting (although both times the first picture took us completely by surprise!)


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Monday, 12 October 2009

Patchwork Quilts


I am currently feeling the need for sleep and longing for a pretty patchwork quilt to curl up in... that would be heaven.




Images from we heart it and bottom image taken from craig thompson's doot doot garden.
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Friday, 9 October 2009

New Comic - French Milk


I forgot I'd ordered this off Amazon and it arrived today.. i'm halfway through and really enjoying it so far. French Milk is a comic by Lucy Knisley, written on a 6 week trip to Paris with her mother a couple of years ago. There's lots of places that I recognise inside, and it has inspired me to draw more on my next trip away (Berlin next week! Yay)..

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Pavement ATP!


Ooh just got a ticket to see these fine fellas at ATP next May! Can't wait!
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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sweet Dreams


Ahh look at these handmade pillows, spotted on Freshly Picked. Also loving the bunting one below!

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Monday, 5 October 2009

My Top 5 Comics!



..or Graphic novels if you prefer! Aha, a chance for me to be all geeky! Inspired by Erika's recent post about Ghost World, here's my top comics that I urge everyone to read..

5. Maus by Art Spiegelman - the story of the Holocaust as retold by the author's grandpa, where Nazis are cats and the Jews are mice.


4 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The film is also a good alternative to the book, this really opened my eyes up to the suffering in Iran during the uprising in the 1980s. And it's funny and sweet as well!


3. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

The first comic I ever read.. I really wanted to be Enid when I first read it, ha!
The film's good but the book's better.


2. Clumsy / Unlikely by Jeffrey Brown

I love all the intimate relationship comics by Jeffrey Brown.

1. Blankets by Craig Thompson

This is such an epic but really worth the read.. the most beautiful graphic novel out there. The artwork's amazing.


If anyone out there has any others to recommend, I'd love to hear it.
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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Alice's Alphabet


On a recent trip to Oxford I popped into the Alice in Wonderland shop and picked up this alphabet poster! It really makes me want to read the book again (-sorry for the slightly rubbish photos!)


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