Friday, 30 September 2011

A pencil and a daydream can take you anywhere.

A joke my friend told me yesterday:
"Want to hear a joke about a pencil? ... Actually, you probably don't - it's kinda pointless!"
Despite how unfunny the joke is we found it hilarious and rolled around on the floor for ages. Anyway, that was the inspiration for this post. I love drawing. It's a big hobby of mine so I thought I'd post some of my drawings:


  


Doodling is fun too. I can literally sit for hours and just draw silly little shapes all clumped together haha!

I'm quite proud of this one.


This one's not finished yet but it's supposed to be me.






Sunday, 25 September 2011

Cupcakes.

Today, I had a craving for cake - unfortunately (and shockingly) there was no cake in my house. So, the only thing to do, was to make some! I love baking and decorating cakes so I had quite a lot of fun although it did take aaages for me to completely finish them.
Ready for icing :)











I did want to use my cupcake stand but I couldn't find the stand so I just had to put them in a couple of tins - not, however, before I could gobble one up. I have to say, they are rather yummy and I'm quite proud of my cakes!




Friday, 23 September 2011

OOTD

Hey guys :D
I'm really excited because today... I got my camera back! woohoo! Note the picture to demonstrate how happy I am to have a decent camera again!

 The second thing now... I realised that since I've had this blog i've not really shown you my own personal style so I thought I might do a wee OOTD so, here it is ...

Skirt - Primark
Top - Zara
Belt - New Look
Necklace - I made the necklace myself (proud!)



Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Genius Plan!

Ok, I'm not one that spends A LOT of money but I never seem to have any money, like, ever. Don't get me wrong, I splurge sometimes but not that often. So, to cope with this problem I have concocted a plan. I have made a list, well, a display, of the things I want to buy soon and I have decided that I'm not allowed to buy anything unless it's on my list. I guess it's like a wish list but it's not just for one month - I just keep going until I have everything from the list, and when I do I'll make a new list! Clever eh? I've tried to think 'winter & Autumn' since it's starting to get colder now :-
1. Chunky knit cardigin (Topshop) - I think they look so cosy, especially since it's coming up for winter!
2. Maroon jeans (River Island) - Perfect for Autumn
3. Suede ankle boots (sorry! Don't remember where these are from!) - I need some cute, substantial boots
    that'll keep my feet snug.
4. Quirky printed tee (David &Goliath at chicksrule.co.uk) - It's too small to see in the picture but it says
    "this is how I roll" on it. I just think it's pretty cool ha!
5. Cute little pendant on a long chain (hannahmakesthings.com) - This is sooo cute! I love it!
6. Fairisle sweater (Next) - You can't go wrong with a big cosy patterned knit to keep you as snug as a bug
    in a rug in the chilly winter months.
7. Cable knit tights (H&M) - I need a warm pair of tights so that I can keep wearing dresses right through 
    winter.

I'll keep you posted with how this goes! If anybody else does this sort of thing or has anything in particular they want to buy for autumn/winter I'd like to hear about it!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Shop 'till you drop ... Well, not really

Hi everyone!
Firstly, notice the addition to the wee logo thingy at the top  (the photos)! I thought it looked a bit bland. I need your opinion - do you think I should keep the photos or lose them altogether? I quite like them but I just thought I should ask for a second opinion.

Ok, now on with the post...
I went to visit my Granny and Grandad, up in Aberdeen this weekend and while we were there my mum decided she was feeling a bit generous so she took me on a little shopping spree (whoopdedoo!). Now, when I say little I do mean little. We only spent an hour and a half shopping because we'd only paid for two hours in the car park and we knew, in a city that wasn't our own, we would have trouble finding our car again. We were correct. After we'd found the car park, which was an adventure in itself, we spent ten minutes looking for our car before we decided we'd have to ask the attendant. In the end we found the car and drove off home.

 I apologise in advance for the crap photos, my camera is broken so I had to use my old one :( boo.



A new charm for my bracelet :D

Belt (£2) and charm (£1) - both Primark
Skirt (£12.99) - H&M
I bought some other stuff too but just things like a hairbrush and some vest tops which I thought were a bit boring so I didn't take photos of them.


Words cannot describe how much I love Primark. I'm not one of those people you see where everything they're wearing is from Primark, but sometimes on a lazy day I just shove on my Primark leggings and a Primark t-shirt. I mean let's be honest, who hasn't done that before?!


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bookworm

So, I like to read. I read quite a lot and usually I end up reading a couple of books at the same time. For example, at the moment, I'm reading private peaceful and pride and prejudice and we're also reading Romeo and Juliet at school. But anyway, you get the gist - I like reading, so I've decided that when I'm older I'm going to write a book of short stories for children. That's another thing I should have mentioned. I like writing stories too. So now, every time I hear someone say something that sounds like the name of a children's book, (just a phrase or a couple of words) I remember it, go home and write it down in my notebook. I have a huge long list but these are a few:-

        The dog that couldn't wag his tail
        The accident
        The Pointless Hedgehog
         The hole in the sand
        Gavin's Treehouse

These are just a few but I do have a HUGE list. Some of them don't even hav a concept behind them yet (all the ones above do)  but I do plan on thinking up ideas for them and I seriously do want to write them. That would be like, my dream job. Imagine if I could get published. Creative writing is always my favourite at school and usually I can com up with a really good idea and I can structure it well and write it pretty well too, not to toot my own horn though ha!

Do you have any aspirations for later on in your life? I'd like to hear them!


      

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's a hairy situation...

I thought today I'd show you my sort of ... signature hair looks. These always bring in cart-loads of compliments and make me feel really good about myself.

This first one amazes me - barely anyone has seen it before and the number of people that ask me how I do it is huge. I even had a random girl come up to me once and ask me how I did it. Thing is, it's sort of hard to show them without un-doing all my hair. Anyway, it's called a fish-tail plait.

FISHTAIL PLAIT - works on mid-length to long hair
(My apologies for the crapola-ness of this picture - I look like a bit of a bogey-monster)

 First, sweep all your hair round to one side. Split it into two parts like this ^.
 Next, take a small-ish piece of hair from the front of one section and cross it over to the other side. Include it in that bunch. Now, do that on the otherside and keep alternating the sides. The first few strands you have to cross over are the hardest. Just make sure you don't drop them!
 Once you've got it going like this, it should be pretty easy from here on in. It's just a matter of doing this all the way down now.
keep going until you get to the bottom and every strand of your hair is in the plait. When you get to the bottom, tie it with a bobble. It will probably take you a few tries to get it right, don't worry though, practice makes perfect! Also, the first time, not gonna lie, it took me about fifteen minutes to get right, now though, I've got it down to about three minutes! It's also really good on second day hair and hiding any unwanted waves, curls or frizz.

Number 2 is a hairband plait. This one's pretty simple but people still think it's really cool. I always get asked
           "Is that your own hair, or is it a hairband?"
Proudly, I answer that yes, in fact, it is my own hair. Woo! It never fails to amaze me how many girls think all they can do with their hair is a ponytail.

Hairband plait - works best on long hair


 First, all you need to do is collect a section of hair to plait. Try to pick it up from under the top layer of hair so that you can't see where it starts (hence the whole, 'is that your own hair?' thing) So anyway, plait it almost to the bottom and tie it with one of those tiny, elasticy bobbles.
 Next pull the whole plait over to the other side of your head, shift some of the top layer of hair out of the way and then attach it with a kirby grip just above your ear.
Lastly, just let the hair that you shifted out of the way hang down over the Kirby grip so you can't see where the braid ends. Now ... TAADAA! And let the compliments start rolling in!


Monday, 12 September 2011

Summary of Today

I don't really have much that's interesting to say today so I thought I'd just give you a little summary of my day.
It didn't start well - I managed to sleep in thirty five minutes. I completely slept through my alarm which is a pretty rare event for me. I'll set the volume a notch or two higher tomorrow I think. Anyway, I managed to get back on top of time and get to school on time. However, I couldn't find my school skirt so I had to wear my old, very short skirt which meant I was slowly waddling around all day, pulling it down. Not so hot. The rest of the day was good though although I did have to walk home in an absolute hurricane!

When I got home from school I found an ENORMOUS fairy toadstool in my garden. Can't you just imagine a little pixie sitting on top of it? I think it's so cute!

I then felt in the mood for some baking so I made some cupcakes.
They are YUMMMMMMY! There was a bit of a palava with the icing though. I tried my new icing bag, which has 24 different nozzles but the icing was too runny and the cake case overflowed. Boo.  So I stuck to a spoon and some sprinkles.

So basically, that was my day! A pretty good day if you ask me. Just hope I wake up on time tomorrow *crosses fingers* !


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Vintage

As a lot of teenagers are these days, I am pretty into fashion. At the moment I'm really into the whole vintage thing and I think it looks really feminine and soft. There's quite a lot you can do with it and there's loads of shops that stock that kinda thing. Probably the best shops for it are Urban Outfitters, Topshop and New Look although loads of other shops stock it too and online stores are definitely worth a peer for the vintage look in question.

Dress:- Topshop
Earrings:- Asos.com
Blazer:-Dorothy Pekins
Brogues:- Urban Outfitters
Necklace:- Hannahmakesthings.com














I would also just like to take the time to mention the 9/11 attcks...
It's so Horrible to think that ten years ago, while I was just being a little four year old, I was completely oblivious to the fact that people the same age as me were losing mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles and other loved ones, at exactly that moment in such a terrible way. I could never imagine losing someone I love in a way as horrific as that and to think that hunreds of people never even got a chance to say goodbye makes me feel so sick. May all those who died that day be fondly remembered forever and my heart, and my sympathy go out to everyone that lost someone on that tragic day.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Summer into Autumn

I am horrified to admit it but this week I found myself in ... a scarf! Yes, a scarf!!! The last dregs of (the rather rubbish) British summer are beginning to drain away and the temperature is falling ever so slightly. *cries*. However, although that may be the last sunshine for the next nine months, don't fall to pieces just yet - there are a couple of good things that come out of this.

Firstly, the closer we get to winter, the closer we get to snow (hopefuly)! I know some of you probably hate it but to me, snow is a godsend. Last year, with that enormous dump of snow we got, here in Edinburgh, we managed to get a whole week off school because of snow disruption. I probably could of got to school if I'd tried but I wasn't really prepared to make that awful cold walk to school with snow slushing into my wellies and have snowballs containing huge great rocks propelled at my head the whole way. Plus, school was shut, so there would have been no pint in going even if I had wanted to. But anyway, I'm going off on a tangent. 

Snow also enables something wonderful - sledging of course! For anyone from the US, that's sledding to you. You haven't lived if you haven't been sledging. It's something I enjoyed when I was four and something my mum, who's coming up for fifty one, still enjoys!

The third reason I love winter is that, in Edinburgh every year, they set up a really good fair thingy mabobber :
It's called winterwonderland and it's quite simply UH.MA.ZING. And what you can see in this picture isn't the best of it - just up to the right there's a whole load of really good rides. They've got one of those HUGE spinner things that's like a big arm and it goes round in circles, turning you upside down etc. There's also one of those crazy waltzer things that picks you right up and spins you round and round and one of those big elastic band balls that you sit in and then you're launched into the sky. So - that's why winter tops summer as my favourite season!
Peace! :)x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Barry M Crackle Polish

At the moment I'm pretty much in love with Barry M's Crackle Effect Nail Polish. I think it's really unique and let's be honest - it's pretty damn awesome! You'd think it would involve all this nail art, coctail stick malarck but it doesn't.
All you have to do to get these rather lush looking nails is firstly, paint on 2 layers of any colour you want. It doesn't have to be Barry M but it works better if it is because the paint tends to come off underneath the crackle layer if it isn't.  My personal favourite Barry M colour is mint green. It's really pretty and pastely. Next, paint on ONE layer of the crackle effect nail polish and then sit back and watch while the magic begins! When this layer is dry paint on a layer of clear top coat. That's it!
I guarantee everyone who sees your nails will compliment them. It looks soo funky and pretty on your nails. You should totally invest in some of this!

Peace :)x


Friday, 2 September 2011

Mmmm!

I know this lady. This lady makes AMAZING tray bakes. Her absolute best one is a maltser tablet... thingy. I love it so much that I decided to try it myself. I found a pretty simple recipe online which you can find HERE and then I got stuck in. There was a bit of palavawith the chocolate - we didn't have any bars of milk chocolate in the house! D: Therefore I had to melt 7 Wispa bars in the microwave (the whole boil it in a pan over the stove was a bit too technical!). It was VERY messy. If you decide to try the recipe my number 1. tip is WEAR AN APRON!!!!
Anyway, I thought you might like too see the yummy, scrummy, deliciousness that is my very own malteser cake!



Peace :)x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

This is me. My hair isn't naturally like this. Ha! I wish! My natural hair is half straight with one random wave at the end. I think I wore my hair in a bun for about 3 days to get it like this.
 Anyway, you can tell quite a few things about me from this picture. Firstly, I'm a pretty messy person. You can see all my clothes piled up there on the chair behind me. I'm constantly being nagged to tidy up. Haw haw. My bedroom has been known to get to the stage where you simply can't walk into the room without standing on (and usually breaking) something. The second thing is that I like to draw. I'm quite creative and I love to take photos. You can see the walls covered in drawings and pictures and stuff. Since this picture, all that has been taken down and I've begun covering the whole wall with photos! 
This is my charm bracelet that I mensioned yesterday. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My favourite charm is either the little umbrella or the little bike. I'm not sure. What do you think?

Peace :)