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Rituals

I have this really great little ritual that I do every time I move house, rearrange my furniture or spruce up my room. And I didn’t even realise it was a ritual until yesterday when I did it again. You see, I have these gorgeous posters that used to belong to my mum (most of which are Anne Geddes photos of cute babies doing cute things in cute costumes!) and I like to have them covering my walls.

I first began using them way back when I was in primary school, and since then they’ve been displayed on countless walls of mine- bedroom walls, caravan walls (I used to have a caravan as a bedroom!!), house walls… anywhere I could put them I did. Each time they get put up, I go through the slow process of carefully peeling off the old hardened blu-tack and rolling fresh blu-tack on.

The corners of the posters have oily marks from layers of blu-tack, they’re a little bent from so much use, and some of the posters even have tears patched up with sticky-tape. But they mean so much to me, because my mum used to do the same thing with them- decorate her walls.

So yesterday, I put up my posters again, and I’m loving having them on the walls… Continue reading

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ProjectBox- Pastels

Today when the house was quite with the sounds of napping, I took a pad of pastel paper and my mum’s box of pastels outside to sit and let rainbows smudge beneath my fingers. I haven’t used pastels in a long time and it was fun rediscovering how much I enjoy playing with them! The first page I opened up to already had a sketch on it, one that my mum must have done back when she used to take life drawing classes. It was a nice surprise… Continue reading

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ProjectBox- New Idea: Excitement and Fear

I am equal parts over-the-moon-excited and totally-terrified about my new project, and I think that I can’t be the only person who feels this way about new ideas. New ideas can fill you with such a big feeling of excitement, of possibility. They can make you shine with joy and they can make you buzz with enthusiasm and adventure. But they can also be a bit scary. They can make you doubt yourself and they can taunt you with the potential of failure. But do you know what? It’s okay to feel both. In fact, if you aren’t afraid of failing… where’s the fun in it? Continue reading

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ProjectBox- Ribbon Board Tutorial

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CookBook- Not a recipe for Polenta

That’s right. Today I made polenta and I’m not giving you the recipe, because it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to. I will give you a simple salsa recipe though! Continue reading

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ProjectBox- Big Crazy Dreams

We all have dreams, little dreams, big dreams, short-term dreams, long-term dreams and my favourite kind of dreams- the big crazy dreams. Dreams that make people wonder just how crazy you really are. Dreams that inspire other people to have big crazy dreams along with you. Dreams that change the world. And tonight I’m sharing my big, crazy, world-changing dream with you. Continue reading

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FilmCanister- Photoshoot: Painting with Fairy Light

I had a quick play with my camera and my fairy lights last night in my new fairy cave. I love long exposure pictures. These were taken with my Nikon D3000 with 2-4 seconds of exposure. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Sad Days and Happy Days

We all have them. Days when we don’t want to get out of bed, days when the smallest thing will set us off in yet another round of tears or tantrums, days when nothing goes our way and it seems like we’re making no progress. And it’s during those days that we have to remember the happy days, where the world was our oyster and life was this wonderful promise waiting to be fulfilled. Continue reading

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ProjectBox- Hair Decorations

So this project was inspired by a series of events and it’s an ongoing project (as anyone could see if they looked at my floor workspace…) It started with an email from Leonie which referred me to a link about mermaid hair. I then saw a post about how to be a mermaid, and a tweet from Jess about nymph hair. It all led up to Sunday, sprawled out all over the floor with jewels, ribbons, shells, charms, bobby pins and an old on-it’s-last-legs hot glue gun. Continue reading

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ProjectBox- Flaming Autumn Scarf and Beanie Set

I’m currently using this wool along with a matching red wool to make two scarf and beanie sets for my soon-to-be etsy shop. I was planning on opening up an etsy shop toward the end of this year, but I’m trying to step it up a notch so that it can help fund my next trip to Uganda (Africa) in September.
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