Friday, 31 August 2012

Moon gazing

My dearest readers,
I have to apologize for not posting since Sunday. It was my first week back at college this week so its been very hectic so, sorry.
Right anyway.. on to happier notes:)
I am just going to share with you some photos I took last week of the moon on my new camera! I think they are pretty, what do you think?

What do you think? Give me your thoughts? What do you like to take photos of?

Sunday, 26 August 2012


I was recently nominated for a blog award from Nikki from Note-able Chic! I just wanted to to say thank you so much to her! It's so nice to see that people are actually looking at my blog:)

The rules of the award are the following:
1.When you receive the award, thank the person who gave it to you & post a link to his/her blog in your post.
2. Then you (receiver of the award) post eleven things about yourself
3. Answer the eleven questions the tagger has set for you
4. Choose eleven inspiring bloggers with under 200 followers, link their pages in your post, and create eleven questions for them to answer.
5. Go to their pages and tell them
6. Remember, no tag-backs!

Right 11 things about myself:
1. I am in a 5 and a half year relationship with my boyfriend <3
2. I have angel wings tattooed on the back of my neck!
3. I walked in a fashion show.
4. I have been driving for a year
5. I love to travel.
6. I am obsessed with Brazil!
7. I love cookies - definitely my weakness!
 8. I've met Samuel L Jackson three times
9. I love animals!
10. I study Fashion and Textiles
11. Favourite live concerts: Eminem, Rihanna and Paramore! 

11 Questions from Nikki:
1. When do you feel most beautiful? - When Dale (my boyfriend) looks at me, smiles and tells me that I look beautiful.
2. Where do you go/ what do you do that puts you in a good mood? - Cuddles make me happy
3. If you were to get a tattoo tomorrow, what would it be? - I already have one, but lately I've been looking at getting an old school owl
4. What is the most amazing thing a friend has ever done for you? - By being my friend
5. Long hair or short? - I love long hair but I unfortunately had to cut my hair to about shoulder length, that seems short to me:(
6. Tea or coffee? -  Neither, eww!
7. Favorite perfume? - Paris Hilton
8. What is the best book you have ever read? - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
9. What is something you wish you could do but feel like you can't? - Move abroad
10. What do you think is the prettiest or nicest name? (for example, I think June and Liam are lovely names) - Delilah and Nicco
11. What is your favorite place that you have ever traveled to? - Florida!!!

My 11 Bloggers

My 11 Questions
1. Do you still live in your home town?
2. Favourite colour?
3. Place you have always wanted to go?
4. Day bird or night owl?
5. Favourite band/person you have seen live?
6. Tattoos or piercings?
7. Do you have a passion? If so, what is it?
8. Make-up must have?
9. What do you have to have on you at all times?
10. When you were a child, what did you want to be as an adult?
11. Chocolate or sweeties?

Lastly, thank you again to Nikki for this award - it really means a lot!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Ribbon Back Top

Back to the customization's we go! I think after this one there is still 2 more that I have to show you guys. (Ye, I've been a little busy this summer)
Okay, so again I started out with a plain white top and tie-dyed it. I'm pretty sure you that if you're a regular reader of mine you will know how to tie-dye. If not then you can look back on some of my older posts and you will see. (its pretty easy once you've done it once I promise)

Step 1: Equipment
- T-shirt
- Dyes
- Elastic Bands
- Gloves
- Ribbon
- Wooden Awl
- Cutting mat
- Knife
- Pins

Step 2: Tie-dye
Like I said, I'm not going to show you again but if you are unsure, just look back at some of my older posts:)

Step 3: Making it more interesting...
I decided that I wanted to make the top more interesting so I thought I could make the back look like a corset back with the ribbon woven through it so..
- Put a cutting mat inside the top
- Use a craft knife to cut a slit down the back, DO NOT cut all the way down

- There is now a slit down the back

Step 4: Ribbon Holes
- Keep the cutting mat inside the top
- Take your wooden awl (you can buy these online here) and push through the fabric to create little holes

- Continue all the way down to the end of your slit

Step 5: Add the ribbon
- To make life a little bit easier put pins through the ends of your ribbon so that you can pull it through the holes easily

 - Pull the ribbon through the holes
- Pull it as tight as you want or have it lose if you want, that's personal preference

- Keep going all the way down
- Tie in a bow at the bottom and cut off the extra ribbon

Ta-dah! Okay, I know its a bit off center and not quite perfect but for my first try I'm quite pleased with that!:)
What do you think of my tutorial? Did it make sense? Was it easy to follow? Any hints, tips or advice would be great!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

sight seeing

So, I've been doing a lot of fashion/DIY/ect. posts recently so I decided to take a little step back from them and show you what photographs I've been taking recently on my new (beautiful) camera...

 Nikon Coolpix

From the top floor on the shopping center car park there is a great view of most of the city. And although it was a bit of a minging day, its nothing a little bit of personal editing cant fix. So I hope you enjoy my photos of my city! (Dundee, Scotland by the way)

What do you think? Quite obvious that I like towers, church's, steeples ect. right? 
Also, I have signed up for an evening class called the Blue Sky Photo Club at the DCA which starts in late September to try to improve my photography skills. I look forward to showing you guys my projects and (hopefully) my progress! 

Sunday, 19 August 2012


So, recently my boyfriend and I went to see the Netherlands National Circus, and wow was it great! It's the first time I've been to see the circus since I was a little girl. It's actually the only circus I've been to that I can remember!
Now I'm afraid we weren't allowed to take photos but you guys should totally check out their website: The Netherlands National Circus
Now I didn't really know what was appropriate to wear to the circus? What would you suggest?
I decided I wanted to dress nicely, but not fancy and still have my personal style thrown in. So, this is what I came up with...
Dress - Wallis
Coat - USC
Necklace - Newlook
Tights - Primark

What do you guys think? What would you wear to the circus? 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Black T Phase 2

Okay, so last night I completed the customization's on my black t-shirt from the last post. In this phase I added studs to the t-shirt!
Here's how I did it..

Step 1: Equipment
- The t-shirt (obviously)
- Your chosen studs (I got mine from a great ebay shop! here)
- Pliers

Step 2: Adding the studs
- Push the studs through the fabric until you can see the fasteners on the underside of the fabric (below)
- Okay now you need to use your pliers. You DO NOT need to open them. Just use the flat edge of the pliers to push the fasteners down to secure the stud.

Step 3: Repeat
- Ta-dahh!
- Now that you've done one you just need to repeat it to complete your garment!

- Finished product (below)

Now my top is complete! Tell me what you think? Did you find my instructions easy to understand? I've tried my best to keep them simple. Tell me your opinion :)