Saturday, 13 June 2015

leap of....

plague. I have it. Wooo.A cactus has taking a lodging in my throat, horrid stuff.
 A few weeks back saw this gem in a bootsale... I didn't buy it, even though I know some people I would play it with...... And the joke there is that these are on the list for worlds most dangerous toys, as they have killed and maimed......
 Lil'un found a cute momiji-cup. Very kawaii indeed.

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 Morse horse!!!!!
 Finally one opened, loads more waiting for sun and warm weather...
 Urgh, did some sewing for a friend, blackout curtains. I hate that fabric.
Had noms in a new eatery, was nice indeed. Mmmm root beer.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Plague ahoy!

Just to rub it in, this virus that has been lingering in the kiddo, has now brought new experiences with kiddos first ever ear infection. Horrible times were had, lots of painkillers and tears. Kiddo is gutted as she has missed out on quite a few piano lessons now for being off school, and it's not helping that the asshat of the house says that she needs to go to her lesson or then someone else deserves her place. WTF? I had to really hold myself down for not smacking him with something. I'm sure if getting sick would be a choice, noone would do it. Dear lord, the stupid.

Well in between the sleeplessness, downing all the coffee and administrating painkillers, I managed to paint a bureau lid with blackboard paint, so now she can be messy on furniture with a permission.
 A pile of cards I made a while back

 Feresi, a Karelian dress, traditional style
 Cheapskate gardening....
 Cheapskate crafts, all the leftover scrap fabric into a little basket
 Bureau with blackboard/magnetic paint
Shitty strawberry nails, bored morning...

Cheapskate gardening is my favourite hobby! I have fuck all money to spend, so scraping something nice together from poundshop shit and other recycled tat is much more interesting to do than walking into a garden centre and throwing a fuckton of money at some posh plants that probably dislike the shitty climate anyway. Got the logs from my neighbour, used some old shed paint I had, and crocheted some little bum covers from old clothes.....

Right, get my shit together and ready for bed, I'm knackered and have to prepare myself for the possibility of yet another night of meds dispensing......

Friday, 5 June 2015

Ikea fabrics

I fucking love them. Ikea is heaven, and of course the nearest one from me is miles away, I mean, 2,5 hours of driving-away.  So I had my lovely friend over who spoiled us with some very kawaii South Korean goods a few weeks back, brought me a little goody bag from Ikea, so I decided to crack on with a project that had haunted my scatterbrain mind for a while. A spring coat. With colour....
 All the CUTE!
 My spring coat. Two different Ikea fabrics mixed in

In action.

The lining is made from old bedding, the zip is ancient vintage one, probably first needing a fix, but the coat is so cosy, surprisingly warm, and just all in all I'm very chuffed with it.

Now, better get ready for bed and relax, before I get to tend to the poorly kiddo again, the fecking virus has now made it's way to the ear. Fucking fuckety fuck.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Those quiet moments...

It's been quiet here, there has been a lot of bugs this year, and as people use the schools as sick bays, every goddamn bug spreads like wild fire. One good thing has come out from this, marathons of Bill Nye The Science Guy, he still is bangtidy!
I've had my sewing frenzy on occasionally, although my most recent project went a bit poopy, so trying to figure out how to alter it so the fit is better. Will make a post for sewing projects.
I've tried to spend some nice days in the backyard, sorting out flowers and making it decent.
Being Scotland, the weather tends to get pish at least once a day, so all the sun has to be enjoyed, while it's there.
 In a few weeks we will fly off to our holidays, so that is exciting, although I'll miss the dog terribly again.
 Cruden Bay and the castle remnants
 Nice scenery
 I'd have the view from my window any day
 Early bugs
 A quick trip to Edinburgh, did my voting duty for the Finnish election
 It is a nice city to visit
 And a shop with scandi goods was the best find! ( Nordic Affar)
 But it was nice to come back home to my mutts butt
She is elegant lady who acts her age, just like me.... ;)


Back soon with more stuff.....

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Primark hacks and some weirdness....

I've been trying to keep up with the crafting, my eternity crochet prject is still on the go, but I get bored with too much of repetition, so do other stuff at the same time....
I had some bits that I bought from Primark sale rack (god I love the sale racks), but never been using them, so I gave them a little change so this time I might use them....
First was a Guns'n Roses body, which I like, but just don't like the idea of opening press buttons in a sweaty crotch, so I decided to marry it with a skirt I've had in the cupboard for ages, so a bit of chop chop, and result.
The other one was a top I grabbed, and noticed it was a bit small, it fits though, but it's short, so I added a little fabric to make it into a nice summer dress, BAM!

 This one is cheap polyester knit  that I made into a tunic, but never used it, so I took in from the sleeves, maybe with a different fit, I'll actually wear it....

This one is a knit dress I bought from a charity shop for 50p (them sale racks....) but as I'm not very beige, I had to add something to the dress, and the Karelian emroidery was perfect idea for the hem. I got the practice, and the dress got a little colour.

We have been watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, and I get fanny flutter, he is hot!
that's about it for now, it has been relatively good weather wise, so have been taking every chance for going outside, and will post some pics of our trip to Cruden Bay last week....

But for now, ta ta bitches.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Spring

It's here, sunshine and warm(ish) weather. For the few days it lasts here :)
Did a school fair selling my crafts, still crocheting my forever project, lil' un got a keyboard to learn to play the piano. I've been hunting for 2nd hand El Naturalista shoes, as I can't afford new ones, but ebay is sucking big time, so no luck. That pretty much sums up the last few months....
I try to ignore internet discussions as people are just too fucking dumb.
 The schnose.
 Bender is my fav!
Pippi Longstocking phone cover.
 Bits and bobs.
 Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice......
 Rocky Horror
 Hunky kitchen curtains to truly bring that spring into my chest.
 Marimekko fabric into a curtain
Sons Of Anarchy little shoulder bag
 Pimped up winter cape

Leggings with added decoration



 Derp!

 Looks so amusing, amazing weather and all that....

That's it for now. Back to my Metal Slug gaming.....