Friday, 11 July 2014

Still here...

Still on my holibobs, really enjoying ourselves. I got poorly when we were supposed to do last minute shopping and get ready, urgh. So half of the stuff I planned to take with us, is still in ABZ.
First week was a bit cooler with the temperatures, but now for the last week we have been getting 20 and above, so it is now proper summer....
Had my check up, things are ok, and it was a great stress relief too.
The flights were both pleasant, and the views were stunning! As we approached Copenhagen, we saw lots of little bonfires scattered about, as the night we travelled is also the night when Sweden and Denmark celebrate the midsummer solstice with bonfires. Finland does the same a few days earlier. 


 City lights and sunset....

 Advertising for framing services....
 The river Aura

 Turku Medieval Market. Lots to see and I wish I had lots of money to buy all the cool things we saw
Turku Cathedral
 St.Michaels church
 River Aura closer to the harbour

 Some city cycling near my mums...
 My great bicycle. Bought cheap, yet a good bike...
A massive hare having a nap in the yard...

Friday, 20 June 2014

Looming holidays.....

I'm flying to Finland on monday. Part of me is deliriously happy, part of me is bricking it. I have been feeling rather crap lately, and booked an appointment to a private gyno to get my ladyparts checked, while I'm on my holiday, as this doctor is one I can actually trust.... Just took in forms to swap healthcentres too. The GP I have been registered to has been just a bundle of disappointments and frustration. I just hope that it's not too late. Having problems that GP will ignore is just feeding into my anxiety.
I'm stressed and slightly depressed, and just want to get the check up done.
There will be more pictures soon, start of holidays and a little tattoo I got done today, finally got to use my birthday present money.
Just not feeling it right now, hopefully feeling more positive soon.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Passion for rags....

Right, this still isn't a fashion blog. I'm not into fashion, nor do I follow it. I buy shit that I like the look of, if I can afford it. You won't catch me paying 200 quid for a fucking t-shirt though....
My passion is clothes. They are a form of self expression, and using colours and patterns to reflect and lift my mood. I love the slightly camp and the tacky, hawaiian and tropical prints are always go, leopard never fades either!
I trawl through second hand markets, charity shops and boot sales and buy pretty things. Optimally my home would have lots of storage space, and a room for crafts. At the moment it has neither of them, so it looks horrendous.
This time, I have a pile of pics of bargain finds, and also my sewing frenzy I had last week....
Here we go....
Some skirts a whipped up for le child from scraps.
Two of the same skirt, the other one got a new home in another girls wardrobe.
 My fashionable assistant
 I bought some tropical fabric and made it into a dress for warm weather..
 This was originally a full dress, and fucking tiny, so I bought it (2€), cut it up ....
 and added a stretchy panel to accommodate my ass.
 Primark find, rarely I pay full price, but this just couldn't be passed....
 My anti-depressant bag... Charity find £3
 Pretty summer frock with embroidery and sequins £1..
Lovely duvet cover, I think it would make a nice skirt or trousers if I don't use it as bedding....
 Got a pencil skirt, was too tight for my buttocks, so made little sidepanels from another skirt...
 T-shirt that was small enough to fit my kid, butchered and added another tee to bring length...
 Same with this one, pink fabric was bought years ago, never got around making it into anything...
Cute details... :)

That's it for now. More to come soon...

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Random pics again....

Nothing interesting to write about this time. No need for any foaming in the mouth today, semi-sunny, so will just put some pics again.....

My trusty overlocker. Presser foot is held in by a nail, Macgyver all the way....
Made some Frozen hairbows, officially for Meri, unofficially, I might steal them.....
 Bootsale find, floral bag 1£
 My strawberry plants
Bootsale find, maxi dress, 2£
 Learning to crochet for the last 6 months...
 One of my fav moments on Ace Ventura movies...
Huff puff
 Supposedly a Beetlejuice stencil, not great to be honest....
 Sacred heart style
 A mens denim jacket I pimped up ages ago

 Buzz buzz


     
 Cheapo shoes      +                               random silk flower bits+  glue
 Floral shoes...
 Haircombs I made
 Haircomb with fabric "flowers"
 Little hairclip
 This one imma keep....
 More flowers...
Creepy flower haircomb... Might add some blingy bits
 My embroidered mexi-dress... love it!
 Everybody needs pink flamingoes in the garden!
Babymetal stencil. This one came out pretty good....