Friday, December 31, 2010

Xmas wrap-up

- Christmas book and card from my little sister
- Scoobie and bracelet, handmade by little sister
- 99' Daewoo Nubira and keyring from mum
- Futurama calendar and salt + pepper grinders from Lorena
- Derwent colouring pencils from my boyfriend Travis
Overall a very successful xmas! I got the thing I need most, being the car, and while I paid a small portion for it I would have never gotten a car for the price I actually paid. Having said that, it still needs major mechanical work yet, so it  will end up being a bit more pricey. I can't wait to start using the pencils, they're almost too precious to use! My friend Lorena gave me exactly what I wanted, and I didn't even have to tell her - what a champ.
Probably the best presents were from my sister Tifini, who is 8. I always get her to make me things, because I find bought gifts can be a bit generic and I don't really need for much anyway. Myself and mum had a good laugh over her gifts, apparently the reindeer started out as a cat, and the place where the whiskers were ripped off is visible. My sister said that, "it wasn't Chrismassy enough". Her gifts will be going in my bookshelf because they are very precious!
Tifini got a Wii for xmas, which I've been tempted to buy for a while. I might have to buy guitar hero now!
In other news, I'm still looking for another place to move. It's been disappointing at the most, nowhere seems to be properly priced, or the tenants expect too much.
How was everyone else's xmas? What did you get, do and eat?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A busy week

Yesterday my friend Lorena turned 20, finally. So I decided I'd finish making the skirt I promised her months ago which was interrupted by exams. The zipper goes down the back, and I didn't include a picture of the front because it looks the same, but without a zip. Come to think of it, you could really wear this skirt backwards or forwards! I'll have to get a picture of her wearing it as it is hard to imagine, but it sits on the waist and goes to above the knee. I also gave her a Where's Wally mug like mine.

In other news, it's been a hectic week. I got a car, which is so awesome. It's nice being on time for work. Secondly, I have to move house again. It seems I have a curse - every year I have to move. This time the house is being sold, so I have no choice. Sigh, every holidays I have to go through this - packing everything up and trying to find somewhere nice, well-priced, and filled with people who have a life, which is the most difficult part. Maybe I'm just a loner, but I don't believe in trying to make life-long friends with housemates, because at the end of the day I've found it's easier to live with someone if you don't know them intimately. At least now that I have a car looking for a house will be wayyyyy easier!

Food and outfit post to come soon!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas wishlist

1. Vintage 1960’s mod day dress: A cute 60’s day dress with a graph-paper-like print
2. Porcelain Rabbit with Yellow Bow Brooch: Sarah McNeil by Corky St. Clair
3. Vintage grunge FALL HARVEST babydoll dress: A tartan dress in grungy autumn colours
4. Karen Walker mini skull ring: it’s finally time to buy a proper ring for myself
5. Retro style sunnies in a quirky colour
6. A Skulk of Foxes x-ray elk brooch: X-rays being my career, I just can’t resist.
7. Clogs in a neutral colour such as beige/camel/sand
8. Tortoise shell sunnies in a odd shape
9. Vintage blue Floral day dress: Another vintage day dress
10. A new computer, mine is completely dying. With a fancy-shmancy LED widescreen full HD monitor, naturally.
11. Eating Ghosts no.1 Original Painting: A proper investment without going totally over budget
12. Panasonic micro four thirds lens
13. Retro Fonts and Flashback, as well as a million other books
14. A proper set of real pencils, instead of kiddy Crayola pencils I’ve been using.

Ok, so I have something to admit. I acutally bought the computer and monitor on my wishlist already, however I made this graphic on my old computer and can't be bothered to install programs to change it. And yeah, it's an awesome computer. It's just annoying having to find all your favourites and software again. AND wtf is up with new Windows Live messenger - so annoying. And learning the new operating system is frustrating too. I'll admit that I've yelled at the screen a few times initially. But apart from that, thank goodness for my portable hard drives, and yay for a pretty screen. Now I can install Photoshop, and next on my list is a Wacom Bamboo tablet for pretty drawings.
Since I made this wishlist it has increased exponentially. Yesterday I went to the local fabric store and I was completely in awe of the new material they have in. The MOST beautiful digital prints as well as plenty of others that I have favourited on Etsy, but are cheaper in the store - and no delivery time! Lets just say that digital prints will be taking over my sewing machine after work slows down.

Also, I would like to remind Australian girls (and guys!) to start using sunscreen now that summer is coming along. If not for the skin cancer, but for your good looks. The sun is a massive radiation source which kills cells, and especially those that produce collagen. It only takes 5-15 minutes to get your vitamin D dose from the sun, so don't use that as an excuse either ;)

Friday, December 3, 2010


Lately I've had a lot more time than usual, and most importantly a lot more headspace. With uni finally over for the year I can push aside thoughts of physics and pathology and focus on drawing lines to make pretty pictures. I've felt like doing some typography lately as you can see. I've also done a few drawings of girls too, but I'm not ready to show them to you yet. Not because I'm afraid you won't like them, but because they are not developed yet, and the last thing I need is someone else taking my ideas and drawing them before I have the chance!
I've been working on watercolour too, but I need to remember to stop putting so much pigment on my palette - it's supposed to be subtle colour, not near-acrylic!
Also, I'm 90% sure that I'll have car by the end of the fortnight! Which will mean a 15 minute drive to work instead of leaving 2hrs early to catch the bus. It's frightful I know.

P.S. I'm also working on a new header, the current one is fairly bland. It will incorporate my little owl though! I could never lose my owl.

P.S.S. Over 50 followers now - yay! I'll have to do a giveaway at 100.