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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Day Code - Etsy

I've just added a 20% off code to be used on Etsy over the next two days 'XMASRN'

Thanks to everyone who kept me busy this year, may your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, puppies and bby Jesus x

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Ctrl Alt Believe

I bought this tee from For Human Peoples for my little brothers birthday present (he works for a technology company) and I got the Pikachu card on Etsy, Pika!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

I made it with my bum

I don't really carry pencils around with me anymore but when I saw this pencil case on the Ohhh Deer website by Gemma Correll I thought I could find a purpose for it. At the moment I'm using it as a sunglasses case.

Friday, 14 November 2014

50 Shades of Mustard

I noticed this morning that my rail has got a bit of a yellow vibe at the moment.
So while impatiently waiting for the postman I made a little edit of my fave mustard bits I've picked up this October/November:

L-R: Another 8 Johnny Jacket, H&M Trend geo print dress (eBay), vintage cardigan (eBay), Topshop High Neck Circle Jacquard Top, vintage Next yellow duffel coat (eBay)

Another 8 Johnny Coat
I spotted this coat in the new Topshop in Brighton while passing through to go somewhere else (dammit!) Once I had a feel of it I couldn't let go, its really good quality (very thick/heavyweight). I got a 'small' as this coat comes up bigger due to its boyfriend/cocoon shape so I'd recommend going a size down. Even comes in XS which I might have got away with (I'm a 10-12 UK normally). The Another 8 website doesn't do it justice its great IRL *stroke stroke. Thats a Topshop 'concertina bag' at the end I got earlier this year.

H&M Trend Geo Dress
I picked this up off eBay a few days ago. As soon as I saw it I remembered Solange wore the two piece version for a H&M press night. Plus its from the Trend line at Hennes which is my fave and its a bit 60's, tick tick tick. 

Vintage Cardigan
Picked this up off eBay about a year ago. I've been living in it as its so soft *bobblin*
The scarf is also vintage from eBay a few years ago.

High Neck Circle Jacquard Top
I got this from the Topshop website in an '8' a week or two ago. Ideally would have gone for a 10 but I just about get away with the 8. It appears to be almost sold out on the site but I saw loads of them in the Topshop in Brighton the other day. The High Neck Circle Jacquard Top has a good quality feel. It has a little exposed zip at the back (I'm not a fan of exposed zips) but at least its short. Best worn with something high waist as its a little cropped. Nice structured boxy fit. The necklace is H&M Trend, picked up in the Brighton store this Spring.

Vintage Yellow Duffle
I kept getting an advert on my side bar appearing for M. Night Shyamalan's movie 'The Village' and I'm fairly certain this subconsciously influenced my desire for a yellow duffle coat. I took an eBay gamble on this old Next one and won it at the 99p starting bid, so after postage it cost about £6. It's a 'medium' but pretty big, I like its awkward oversizing though. I need to get around to dry cleaning it as it does need some vintage souls exorcising out of it. £6 though...£6

Kitti Quay Sunglasses
I thought these looked nice on top of the H&M dress. I bought these peach Quay Australia glasses towards the end of the Summer on eBay. So aesthetically pleasing to look at...them curves...ohhh.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

What I've been reading

The Humans - Matt Haig 
This has been a favourite. It did 'go off on one' a bit at points towards the end and seem a little laboured out but some of the premises at the beginning made up for that.  This blunt take on humans from an alien perspective reminded me a bit of Don in the Rosie Project which made it all the more charming. I believe the alien occupation of the protagonist is also a metaphor for a mental collapse and theres a couple of philosophical notions in there.

The Girl With All The Gifts - M.R, Carey 
At first I wasn't sure about this one, I was worried it was all going to be based in the one place and couldn't see where it was going to go, but once the pace picked up and the characters got on the move I really got into it. In some ways it was similar to The Walking Dead but with the complication of there being child zombies who are still half human (although that wouldn't phase Carol) Be warned its all pretty glib being the apocalypse…and a bit gruesome. I liked it. 

If You Find Me - Emily Murdoch 

If You Find Me might be a little heavy for some as the core of it is child abuse but its very poetic and I did enjoy the story becoming clear. The characters are created really well. It reminded me a little of 'Room' by Emma Donoghue in the sense that its about growing up away from society and then the shock of being surrounded by people for the first time.

I'd recommend The Girl With All The Gifts the most out of these. I'm currently reading another post apocalyptic book The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Yey! End of the world!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Moomin Shop - London

"I'll take you to the Moomin Shop" (50 Cent...Candy Shop) 

I was looking up places to buy Moomin bits in Japan and found there is a Moomin shop in London. I went up to Covent Garden to bask in all its Moominess. A few of the bits I picked up are at the bottom. They have some plastic cutlery which is cheaper to buy but still satisfying to look at...

Classy Christmas decorations Covent Garden, classy.

2 x Moomin coasters, Snufkin magnet, 2 x plastic Moomin plates, Moomin plastic cup, Moomin pens

Passed the cake test

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Twinkle Tights

The other evening I remembered seeing some jewel embellished tights once and did an eBay search and found these.  I got some in black too, not sure when I will wear them in the outside world but I like looking at them and stroking them every now and then. That will do.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cat Mugs

I had a friends wedding this Summer and I only just got around to getting them a wedding present (so bad!) They really like cats so...that gave me an excuse to buy a pair of these for them.

You can buy these from TickledTealBoutique on Etsy. They came pretty quick and there was no customs charges. YES.

The Rupert The Bear style scarf in the background I picked up on eBay

Return of The Walking Dead


I've bought a few of these as presents for friends from Marcie Bowers at Teesquare and finally got two myself. 

Maybe Carol is deserving of one after the performance she put on in the season five opener. It seemed American viewers didn't agree with the quick poll on Talking Dead...

Whut? Chris Hardwick doesn't get that either (luv u xris)

She rescued everyone from Terminus and even had time for a shower in a building that was under siege with flaming zombies! Nope still not good enough. 

Pre siege: Fabulous

Post siege: So fresh, so clean

To be fair I wouldn't want to be covered in blood and excrement when getting a hug from Daryl either. 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Mini Macbook Birthday Card

I picked up this card on Etsy for a friends birthday, was really quick postage from the States, its handmade in the style of a Macbook laptop - check out her Etsy 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Kinska on Etsy

One of my favourite Etsy finds has been Kinska's handmade pottery. Her Etsy is closed till 10th September, check out her Facebook for more

Friday, 5 September 2014

Moomin Napkins

I came across Dreamzzzzz on Etsy when I was looking for table mats as I've recently wood stained my desk and kitchen bar. She makes custom tablecloths, napkins etc and had this Moomin print fabric I have never seen before. I asked her to do me a set of napkins and she kindly obliged. Moomin errythang. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Hallway Haul

Almost finished painting my hallway today. I've used Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball (it was hot pink before...not sure who's idea that was) Here are a few things that look good with Parma Gray!

Scarf - Vintage
Navy Blue hat - TopShop
Little Koala is a croc attachment I bought in Australia

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday night: my desk

I've been painting all weekend, mainly pieces of furniture (and my new desk). It started with my freezer on Friday and I couldn't stop! I will do little posts on those things when they are finished.

I'm doing some Etsy sticker shopping - Sandylion and Bebe The Bear. Thinking I might decorate a plain phone case as you can never get good ones for the Google Nexus.

I picked up this white bunny night light at Berts in Brighton for £4.99 (came with batteries, whup whup) but I'm sure they can be picked up online just as easy.

The face pot is an Etsy find, I fell in love with it straightaway, its from an artist called Kinska I want all her things!

The white pot and plant are Ikea and the flower tin is Orla Kiely (picked up in Berts)

Oh you can't see much of the desk but it is Ikea (it should feature fully in daylight at some point )
I wood stained the top as it looked a bit unfinished, was a lot easier than I thought it would be

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dogs Trust Update

Since April this year 10% of every Jurassic Pug item sold on eBay has been donated to The Dogs Trust (UK Dog Shelter Charity) So far thanks to you guys over £300 (and rising) has been made. I think I might keep this running through Christmas and update you again.

Odie isn't a pug but would like to pose next to the cheque to say thanks on behalf of all doggi's

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tribal Print Vintage Dress

Dress is from VintageHoards on Etsy
Bag is from SwayChic
Dark green fur stole is from H&M
Shoes are Swedish Hasbeens in "Nature" 

My hair is tickly and annoying at the moment so I have braided it into two plaits and pinned them up semi princess leia style.