Friday, 31 December 2010

hello to any lovely people that started reading my blog in 2010...i hope you continue into our shiny and new 2011...i'd like that.

i thought i would do a rather self-centred blog post, looking back on what i promised myself last year...did i do it? did i fail? what can i take forward? sorry if you were hoping for pictures of bunnies and silly jumpers...but i'm bloody reflective damn it...!

1. draw more. you have 2 really nice ink pens...use them.
I think this was me just wanting to be creative again. i love drawing with my ink pens but i've found an outlet that is more rewarding than doodling in a notebook. so nope, didn't draw more. but i'm not going to beat myself up about it...x
2. pass your driving test on the 1st attempt (and stop holding your breath when you change doesn't help.)
I didn't pass on the first attempt...but i passed on the second! and i chewed gum the whole way round so that i physically could not hold my breath. top tip there for you, learner drivers! x
3. get a new "direction" that actually makes you feel like you are working towards something/learning/ deserve better.
Haha, this was my "brilliant" code for get a new job (in case anyone at work was reading). Well, I did get a new job, I got promoted within my company. But....I want more...and by this time next year, I am going to be a Junior Copywriter. You watch me.....x
4. spend more time with your top people that you love...they are so so so important.
I don't think we ever feel like we spend enough time with the people we gets so busy. However, this year I have made some amazing new friends and developed stronger bonds with people I already knew...I am thankful for all of you....let's do stuff in 2011 yeah? x
5. move out and live closer to london so that point 4 is easier to acheive...aim for the lifestyle that other 20somethings seem to be living, even if it is all chatter and fluff.
yeah, didn't move that is pretty much first on the checklist for 2011! BUT...i have had so much fun this finally felt like it was all coming together. x
6. continue with the crafty mini-business ambitions....start up on etsy, get a website & promote yourself.
YES! I am so proud of what I have achieved with pixielated this year! Looking back, it has made me so has been hard work at times, and I haven't wanted to LOOK at a crochet hook, but it has totally been worth it. Next year, I am hoping to re-stock my shop with new stuff and can't wait for my second photoshoot with Dave...onwards and upwards! x
7. read all the books you have collected and not read yet.
I have collected more books and not read those either. I need to go on more beach holidays in 2011...that will sort this out...x
8. reconsider the blonde....attempt pastel coloured hair if appropiate.
I reconsidered the blonde on many many many occasions...but i just can't take the plunge....and no, pastel hair is never appropiate over the age of 19. x
9. force yourself to exercise.
I did Davina's exercise video about 6 times. x
10. ignore outside influences (and be the person you would be if there were no other people in the world.)
To the best of my ability, I think I have done. x

So to stronger, take care, be healthy, love, understand, listen, be quiet, be louder, consider, look forward, work hard, be creative, wear what you like, stop buying things in Superdrug when you are tired, be grateful, be a friend.

Happy New Year...Let's make it ours.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010


today i am bringing you a literary blog post, because i have spent the afternoon reading blogs by girls who take photos of the outfits they wore and then write about them. Sometimes they go shopping for make-up and write about the make-up they shopped for.

this book is by Johnathan Safran Foer, one of my favourite authors. I don't want to go into a long-winded creative gush, but simply put, he takes words and makes them mean things that mean other things in very clever ways. Just read some of his books, you'll get it.

this new book is called Tree of Codes and amazingly, literally AMAZINGLY it is sculpted from another pre-exisiting book called The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Scultz. Words have been cut out from each page, and each page after that, until the page you are reading goes many layers deep.

Just think about this logistical nightmare of a project....*headache.

But isn't it incredible?


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

We Made

Here is my mum and me at the We Make Christmas Fair on the King's Road, London.

There were so many lovely stalls and sellers...i had fun going round and chatting to lovely fellow much clever craftyness!

I had lots of lovely visitors and even saw some old friends, which was a lush suprise...Becca and Dave came and took over from my mum in the afternoon and afterwards we all went for yummy food, which is always fun.

It was nice to play shop for a day and if anyone came and said hello, then thank you!

On to the next one!


p.s in exciting news, pixielated items were featured in the daily email...going out to thousands of craft-minded google analytics was very was I....x

no taste tastyness.

merry nearly christmas! how are you doing? done all the shopping? I nearly have, using the internet.

lovely yummy rainbow cloud cakes from colouring-tastic.

ok, so my best guess is "Hello Kitty Giant Blanket You Can Get Inside" but it could also be "Inappropiate Hello Kitty Ball Gown" or "Best Thing Ever".

oooo...lovely knitwear from recently graduated Holly Giselle. Good luck Holly, i'd really like to be able to buy this jumper someday....

i'd also like to buy this jumper, but everyone in my life would leave me.

a snapshot into my future. also, hilarity.

a 365 day mood wall chart from Brigada Creativa on

I have a cold. Note: Lemsip is disgusting.