Thursday, 17 December 2009

Once Upon A Forest Floor

We had far too much fun playing in the garden, me and all my forest creatures. It was cold and there was snow but we didn't care too much ... you can't see were shivering in the pics. We had lovely interviews too with our little documentary man Donato, who will continue the interviewing and documenting at the Fashion Show. I'm trying now to upload the images and different files and whatnot into this online book-manual-type-printing-thing, but It's been made clear to me that my computer and all websites are tired of me for now as they fail (choose) not to work. I should leave them alone for a while....
But when It's made I'm sure it will be lovely, and I'll let you know when it's out :) my little ladybird Matilda was obviously the highlight being cute and a natural poser <3
To the forest: Untill we meet again!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Yum, my good left eye and a very well behaved mouse

This is Stephanie and she eats flowers for breakfast:

Before the photoshoot we went to visit the little antique shop up the street. Sometimes I wish I could live inside : but not when there are that many people in there. I Bought an old map of Yorkshire (in a sentimental kind of way) which is now hanging on my wall. Stephanie bought lots of old photos of people we don't know but who all look like they were lovely, for the shoot. She wanted to look all 1940s and I think we made that happen in my little dusty time machine. On our way out of the antique place, which had a sign outside that said 'all books £1 - but there were no books) I saw out of the corner of my left eye (the eye I use to secretly search for pretty things) I saw an old (I keep saying 'old' ... but, of course) parasol. It is black and has three layers of silk and a pretty handle and is filled with lovely. I had to but it. Instead of bread milk and cheese, which i thought was a pretty good bargain. My little parasol is sitting up-right on my shelf now in the top corner of my room like a little planet next to my victorian coat. Nick nacks are the best. Later that night I was trying to finish a dress for Simona when my needle ran over a bead and snapped :( I have to get up early tomorrow and buy some more uf. But in lighter news : The Dome is booked on 4th March for my Fashion Show (...and late 25th birthday celebration + 5 bands). Tickets will be available in January online. I'm only telling you for now - I'll tell the rest of the world next year. It's all rather exciting though! ... there will be someone there making a documentary and special guests!!
eek! said the mouse whom I've hidden under my bed.
Going to run now: I have to make 8 dresses in as many days for my 'Once Upon A Forest Floor' photoshoot... good job I need more needles anyway, these will be overworked and will need rest.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hide and Seek with the Cat

3:20 in the morning ... my laptop is burning. But I did get to play games with Archie the Cat today. He was my photographer and we played on the stairs. He won all the games. He is good at games because he is still a kitten, kind of. I think I'm still a kitten too though, that's why we understand each other. I held a pink ribbon for him to GET and he liked that ... but he couldn't return the favour, because he has no fingers and can only do one of two things: push or GET. There were a couple of hours when we were the only kittens in the house... but I wasn't doing that annoying cognative thing I usually do when I'm in on my (semi)own, that 'if this was a horror film I would get murdered right about now (a lesson learned too late: don't under any circumstances, no matter how 'cool' it is, force yourself to watch cheesey horror films under the age of 8) because Archies fluff made me fell better. He did not make Marias chair feel better though - he likes velvet apparently, pink ribbons and velvet,.. so I moved the chair into the sanctuary that is my room. If you stepped inside my room about now I wouldn't blame you for thinking I had some kind of fantastic chair fettish; the room is quite small and 90% of it is either a bed or a chair (of which there are 4, for the time being) they are all very nice chairs and keep my own two chairs company, so if their owners don't take them back home sometime soon I am going to start some sort of court battle where I will obviously get sole custody of all the chairs.

Friday, 4 December 2009

In The Dolls House

A little Esther Dee Doll came to visit today. There were dresses and frills, leaves, flowers, a hedghog in the corner - spying, photos galore and trees. We turned my bedroom into a forest ... it still smells as though I'm outside in here ... Of course Luna was here as my fairy assistant and make-up girl. It was all lots of fun and we should do it everyday.
I'll post more pics of the whole shoot on my new fangled webpage soon.
Ok now I'm off to put some kind of a face on so I can go and try to book a venue for my March fashion show (which is far too exciting to tell you all about now, but I will in the new year I promise)
I'm going to start a mailing list if you wanted to be on it (for now before I get one of those fancy ones) send me an email at and there will be news soon ***
Shhh.... listen to the wind. It got caught in the trees we brought into my room. She says she is warmer in here but because of this has forgot all about how to be the wind. Now she just sits in my chair and talks to me about buttercup dos and donts.
Cannot stop listening to: Lenka :) ... or the song from True Blood. lol.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Night at The Movieum

Just got home from The Movieum (which I didn't even know existed until today) we went to see the reading of 'The Hand Factory' by Greg Loftin with Patricia Quinn. It was funny... and cold. After the performance we were taken on a special mini tour behind the scenes to see lots of props and costumes from films. Comedy mobile phone lighting was interesting and for a brief moment I felt like a thief. In the corner I found Peter Rabbit - so sad I didn't have my camera with me ... but he was 'life' size and cute, we talked about carrots.