Sunday 30 March 2014

things that i carry in my bag

~things that i carry in my bag!!~
the bag that i use most frequently is my lilac kanken (´ ▽`).。o♡
it is my favourite bag, as i can get everything i need in it and its super cute to boot! it's looking a little grey right now, as it needs a bit of a wash )-:  i've had it since september/october time, and considering that i use it nearly every day it is holding up extremely well, in fact there is no wear and tear at all! it just needs to be washed pretty frequently to keep the colour looking nice :-)
my current sketchbook/notebook (*´∀`*)
(wow megan, so attractive)
The sketchbook that i am using right now came from artbox, and is a little bigger than a5??  I love working on this size paper because it means my canvas isn't too big nor too small :-)
My pencil case!!!
My pencil case is a derwent pencil wrap, it unfolds into a big spread so that i can easily access all my pens and pencils at once without having to fumble around for a couple of minutes beforehand. I love it a bunch, but sometimes when i'm drawing on public transport it's a bit of a fiddle (but not too much).
My instax camera (*´∀`*)!!
i bring this e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e as it it super practical and easy to just pop it out of my bag and snap some pictures!!
the last thing, that i always carry in my bag, is
My feelings journal~
this is a lil a5 notebook that i write in daily about how i feel for my therapist (*´∀`*) this notebook is also from artbox, and only cost me £1.90 which i thought was a steal for such a cute lil book (it has bunnies and moons on it)
I hope that this post wasn't too dull )-:
Thank you for reading!! i'll try to post again soon~

Sunday 2 March 2014

i'm sure everyone is familiar with the feeling of when you realise your purse is inevitably on its way out.. ू(ʚ̴̶̷́ .̠ ʚ̴̶̷̥̀ ू)
so allow me to present to you~
My New Purse!!
I got this purse from tokyo toys, in trocadera in central london, but you can get it on their website too :-) 
I've only had it for a week, but i already love it to pieces!! My last purse was also a totoro purse, but as it only had one pouch/slot, it wasn't very practical, as i was constantly trying to find coins/notes amongst hair-grips, oyster cards, receipts, etc. Although it was super duper cute :-(
This purse has two roomy zip-up pockets! In the first slot, i keep my money (when i have it T⌓T) and in the second, i keep a variety of other things, such as appointment cards, pain killers, my house keys and my college i.d card! (a lot of receipts also build up in there ^^')
on the back side, there is a (super duper helpful) little card slot, with a velcro fastening to keep it closed, which i use for my oyster/travel card!!
(dont laugh at my picture okay? (′︿‵。))
I was slightly wary about buying the purse at first (i don't know why), but now i am glad that i did! It seems to be very well made, and considering the amount of silly stuff i cary around in it, it's holding up well! Even though it looks a little big, it fits in my coat/cardigan/jumper pockets, so it's actually a good lil size! :-)
The purse also has a little loop for key rings! so i obviously had to buy a super cute one to go on the purse, since i haven't had key rings on anything in so long!!! I chose a Sebastian keyring from Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler (´ ▽`).。o♡

Thank you for reading! 
Fuji Film Instax Mini 50s
for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, my dad got me an instax camera!
its super cool, because i love the idea of being able to take a photograph and instantly have it in your hands, without having to print it out (whether dark-room printing or computer printing)!!

 (sorry for such a shoddy picture oops)
This is what the camera looks like!! Its a good portable size, which is of course, super helpful, as it fits in even my littlest of bags :-)

 This is what the film looks like~ 
I usually buy a box of two (packs of film) and it costs around £13-£18, which gives me 20 pictures. The film is super easy to load into the camera, and is basically foolproof! 
(my favourite thing to do with the camera is pop it out of my bag and snap some cute lil shots of my friends and i having fun)(they make for cute lil memories that i can pin up in my room and giggle at later)

 I keep most of my pictures on my pinboard :-) 
The photographs are about the size of a credit card. They make super good bookmarks, and also fit into the little picture slot in wallets~
The only thing i have to be careful about, is that the viewfinder doesn't really work. What you see through the viewfinder is different to what prints out when you take the picture (it does tell you this in the instructions).

There are lots of different settings on the camera, for example, an option as to whether you want to make the picture lighter/darker/normal, a landscape option, for taking scenery pictures(??), a self timer, and also flash options~

Overall i love this lil camera to bits! its so so fun and i bring it everywhere. Super practical, portable and almost foolproof! Its so easy to just whip it out of your bag and snap a couple of shots, which are easy store in your purse until you get home (´∀`)♡
Thank you for reading! and once again, i'm sorry for not posting in so long :-(
i just haven't really had anything to post about.
I'll try and post a lot more frequently now, even if it is just boring lil things (/n\)

Sunday 1 December 2013


I haven't posted in a little while again, i'm sorry! Being busy at college (and also being grounded) means that i haven't really been doing anything to be able to blog about (/n\)
But i thought that i might post some of my drawings for you? I dont know hahaha, since i'm doing an art course at college i thought that you may be interested? (but maybe not, who knows)
My drawings are something that i sometimes struggle to show people because i don't draw like realistically or interestingly or anything i don't know like i kinda just developed my own kind of style and i just doodle? i cant draw when I'm forcing myself, for example, because then it just ends up all rubbish... but yeah! Without further ado: 

These three are just pages out of my "sketchbook" (tbh its just a little A5 book that i doodle in) so obviously some of the pages are much weaker than others, and i favour others a lot more than their neighbouring pages haha (/^\)
This is one of the most recent pages from the same sketchbook, but i really like this one!! i used a clipping from an old National Geographic and i just started doodling and yeah..

So that is kind of the extent of my *'~'*.,"*fabulous*",.'~'* drawing abilities
(which are practically non-existent).

thank you for reading
(i'll try to be much more interesting in future posts)
sleep well sweet lil things!!

Friday 15 November 2013

the 'oops i haven't posted for like 10 days post'

What i am currently listening to ♪~(´ε` )
oops guys i'm sorry for not posting in a while, i haven't really had much to post about! But i thought that i would make just a little post to show you that i haven't given up yet!
(if i anyone even reads my blog that is)
On with the tunes~

Warpaint - Billie Holiday (Rough Trade Sessions)
should i write why i like it?? who knows
but anyway I saw warpaint live last month, and they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g
the vibes at the gig were really good and Antoinette and I were at the barrier and it was just a super good night! wah i wanna go back

DIIV - Follow
I actually found this song through someone on instagram and have loved it ever since! It's just such a feel good song, you know? As soon as it starts playing i start to feel super happy?? “ヽ(´▽`)ノ”

Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
I love Marilyn Manson and i love this song so Manson singing this song is just the best ok

(guys i'm actually so bad at this, i don't even know how many songs to do)

Grimes - Unplugged (unknown song)
i'm not too sure what draws me to this song it's just really soothing and relaxing to listen to (all i really know is that i like it a lot)

(i think thats enough)
As always, thank you for reading~ 
(maybe you guys can comment and tell me what you'd like me to post about?)
I will try to make much more interesting posts in the future (シ_ _)シ
Have a nice day!!

Monday 4 November 2013

the 'i cant sleep so i'll blog' post

i know that November has only just begun but...
Things that I am thinking about asking for for Christmas!

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Ever since I was a kid, I remember looking forward to Christmas, and making my list months in advance. It appears even now i have not dropped the habit ^o^

In my family, everyone gets super excited for Christmas, and even though it is only the very beginning of November, i can feel the butterflies of anticipation starting to wriggle in my tummy!

I'm not really sure what i want this year so i kind of just had to google things that i like and explore?? But in the end i have come up with these few items that i thought were super cool (´ q ` ” )

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this was really just an 'i can't sleep so i'll try and do something productive post' so i'm sorry for wasting your time haha (シ_ _)シ
on the other hand if anyone wants to know what any of the items are then please message me either through here or on tumblr!

I suppose i'll try to sleep now?

the 'we made terrariums' post

Terrarium Jars
(and my nana's farm!!)(a lot of pictures)

I have almost been back in London for a week now, but am only just making this post! (laaAaAAaAaaaAazy) So, the day after we went to Mumbles, Monday 28th October, Antoinette and I went to visit my nana's farm in Port Talbot (´∀`)♡
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While waiting for our lunch of home-made pizza to cook, we decided to use some of the empty jars that were hanging about to make terrarium's!       


We started off by filling the jars about a quarter or half the way up with damp soil, so that it would be easy to manipulate it later on ^o^  (we used normal growing soil from a bag we conveniently found in the garden).
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After that, we wandered around the farm garden until we found some cute little plants that we wanted to put in our jars! We then parted the section that we wanted from the rest, and gently pulled the plant (including the roots) from the ground, and used our fingers or a butter knife to make a little dip in the soil in the jar and planted  them! (If you're using this as a reference, you're probably not, but don't forget to push the soil around the plant's stem to help keep him straight, okay?)

Next we had to explore for some moss to cover the rest of the visible soil! You can usually find it in damp shady places. We found ours on some wood next to one of the barns, but you can find it growing on rocks and trees and by streams too :-) We used the butter knives to cut the moss from the wood, and it came of really easily which i thought was a bit surprising?? But thinking about it logically it would be quite easy to remove!
(moss grows without roots)

In my jar, i had a bit of a gap where i used some of my soil to hold up my plants, so i used a couple of stones to fill it, and put moss on top of that! It was really just a compromise because i was too lazy to trek back to the garden for a bit more soil, but it ended up looking super cute!! (。^_^。 )人( 。^_^。) *high five*

I don't really have any pictures of how lovely they looked when they were finished, but you should definitely try it for yourself! They were super duper therapeutic to make too (*´∀`*)

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More images from the farm!!
(mainly from the conservatory to be honest)
My nana had some old national geographic's hanging about, so we had a lot of fun reading them!
my nana was also showing me some of the children's books she had, since i am super interested in illustration!

After lunch and all our adventuring, Antoinette and I sat down for a bit with my nana and talked, which was amazing since they are two of my favourite people in the world and i was with them both at once!!

Thank you for reading, and i do hope that the length of the post was not too overwhelming!
As i am back in London, the posts will be a little different i suppose haha.

Credit to Antoinette for taking most of the photographs! 
Check out her blog, she's a cool cat 。(*^▽^*)ゞ

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Bye for now!

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