Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Marc Johns ♥

First of all... I must make this! It's going to go above my bed ♥ I'm not sure how as I don't have a polaroid camera, but I'll figure it out :) Anyone know what the rollip.com photos will print out like? Might try a couple and see..


Browsing the old blog circle today and stumbled across this amazing artist! Marc Johns has some pretty crazy ideas and I love them :) I actually found a pack of his cards in a TK Maxx the other day but had to resist as I was a little broke, but now they are playing on my mind again, so I may have to sneak back and find them...

Aren't they cute?! Right, packing avoidence is working a treat...a little too well in fact. Must return to the depths of my belongings *sigh*

Hope your evening is lovely :)
Miss x

Monday, 16 November 2009

Vinyl Love

I am completely in love with my vinyls and record player. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it out where I am now, but in my new place I'm going to find a special place for it so it no longer gathers dust! I've been collecting records for about 4 years now, usually 7" and any unusual ones I can find. Picture or engraved records are particularly exciting :)

I would like to start a bigger collection of 12" records but storage is a bit of an issue. So I want to get myself one of these beautiful things to keep them safe :)

This picture is just incredible ♥

One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite films....

"If you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."

I haven't been to a record shop in a very long time and I miss it, but I've found a cute one nearby my new home so I will have a wander over as soon as :) Can't wait ♥

Miss x

Friday, 13 November 2009

Fairy Lights

I have a mild obsession with fairy lights, they're just so damn pretty! My favourite place to find them is Ikea, they always do really unusual ones with all different colours. Of course Christmas is a fab time of year to get hold of some at bargain prices. The clear ones will set you up all year round :)

Found out yesterday that the beautiful flat is officially mine to rent! Which means moving in one week and I have a ton to do! Sorted out all my clothes today, which is a mission in itself. I'm now banned from buying anything new for a very long time!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll paint my desk ready for next week. Bought some cute little Christmas trees yesterday, they're all bright and sparkly ♥

Here are my fairy light *Loves* for today:


Hope your weekend is sparkly :)

Miss x

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Mixed Tape

Mixed tapes have popped up in my life twice this past week! On the lovely Rachel's blog, of Red Velvet Art fame, Dylan Todd was guesting for the day and posted on how to make the best mix tape..it's very cute :)

Plus, my fab friends were discussing the lack of mixed tapes these days...I myself am a big lover of a good mixed tape (CD/playlist). Both for other special people and for myself. I quite like designing artwork for the CD's, or sometimes I just write the lyrics of my favourite songs across the CD...it makes me smile :)

So I say bring on the return of the mixed tape! Send the message forth with your favourite tunes :)

On my mixed tape right now would be:

  • Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar
  • Rubber Lover - Marmaduke Duke
  • Oh You Pretty Things! - David Bowie
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Louis Louis - Teitur
  • Ok It's Alright With Me - Eric Hutchinson
  • Stone Cold Sober - Paloma Faith
  • Rabbit Heart - Florence and the Machine
  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
  • Nighttiming - Coconut Records

What would be on yours?

Miss x

Dream house...

First of all.....

I love this! Found it on the V&A website :) I'm desperate to go there one day. I feel I would be in awe and very over excited!

Making a small (and ever increasing) wishlist for my future house. Not my cute (tiny) flat, but the house I grow old in. This, I am hoping wil have more space for me to fill with beautiful things.

First up is of course, the library! Which will look like this and can be found here -->Craft and Creativity...

I also dream for the days when my kitchen will be red with white polka dots. I imagine a sprinkling of Cath Kidston cuties to go with my growing collection of mugs...

And a beautiful Smeg fridge. I saw this one in a shop window when driving around in Spain once!
Whilst we're on a spots and stripes theme! What about this pretty thing?
One day kids! For now, I wil drink reviving tea in one of my Cath Kidston mugs :)
Miss x

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Photo Love

Evening all :)

I've been playing around with photos and choosing some to display in the new pad. I'm particularly obsessesed with Rollip at the moment, you can create some great effects. My favourite one is probably the simplest but still gives it the slightly grainy, faded quality. The one below was taken on my phone camera and uploaded onto the site. I love this picture, I stumbled across this on a jaunt down one of my very favourite roads.*Loves*

A very strange, little painted house in a place I don't visit often enough :)

There's also an option that puts a bluish (technical I know) filter over the photo - can sometimes look great, sometimes scary, but fun to experiment!A kite festival that even had sychronised kites! We were impressed :)

At an unexpected gig where we came across Teitur...he stole our hearts. *Loves*

I've also been trying to turn some of my photos into black and white. I really love this look sometimes and want to try a few printed. Here's some inspiration *Loves* I have found along my research way:




I'm still a little tempted to create my comic book coffee table...such a geek! Right bed is calling, night all!

Miss x

Monday, 9 November 2009

It starts!

I couldn't help it, the call to join the blogging world was too strong!
Recently my chilly evenings have been filled with lots of tea and my new favourite pastime, checking out (mostly crafty) blogs. I love it, especially seeing all the pics people put up for inspiration - it works!

Soon I will be moving into my new place and I have been thinking up lots of decoration ideas to make it lovely and mine :) I'm a bit scared as this is the first time I'll have lived by myself, but also super excited to turn it into my home. All of this is being done on a budget, as I shall soon be penniless...at least I'll live somewhere pretty!
Decoration ideas so far are:

  • Paint my desk a lovely aqua colour
  • Find pretty material to make new cushion covers
  • Get photos printed (I want to try some black and white)
  • Paint my chest of drawers red
  • Try to recreate this Paul Smith beauty:
Can't wait to get started - it's going to be messy!

*Loves* of the day:

Find home details here: *channel4.com/homes*

Off to find more hot tea, hope your evening is cosy :)

Miss x