Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Brag Slag

I'm a disgusting person - ONE blog per month?
Let me swiftly ignore this fact, and bombard you with pictures.

But first, did you have a nice Christmas? I certainly did.

CRIMBO baby


I baked, hung out with my besties, sister and mr, played some gigs, made some things, received some amazing presents, spent a fortune, ate a lump sum, freaked out with uni work and other life-orientated happenings.

tampon swishy fun at punk

December started with my first blogging event, hosted by Tampax. Yes Tampax. The tampon company. It was awesome.

A swishing party to be precise to launch their new product, Tampax pearl (which may i add, and note that i am not endorsed by Tampax in any way, are the best tampons as far as tampons go - no word of a lie - try them and you will see what i mean).
A swishing party i learned, basically means you take clothes you dont want, and swap them with ones you do.
Wow!

However, with my one of my besties Karin in tow, and a stop off at Wagamamas preceded by a whole bottle of wine, we arrived a little late, and the pickings were slim!
I did manage to bag a cute dress, which i gave to my sister, and a long sleeved pink jersey body suit, which i am sure i will find some use for. Karin bagged some beauties too!

It is such a good idea, that i am thinking of pinching the idea, and doing something similar in Norwich, minus the Tampons (or not?).

Since the night was a blogger night, i ended up meeting the lovely lady who's blog i never fail to read with a tea in my hand,
MJ of Dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com.

Her blog is awesome, and what i like best, is that she is a DIY queen! She makes lots of things (see below).
She was lufferly, just as easily pleased with the free drink and cupcakes as Karin and I, and from Hull - where half of my family reside. I was chuffed.


MJ
Pictures from MJ's Blog

So, after stocking up on enough tampon samples to last me at least 6 periods, and countless other December happenings that i should have blogged about but didn't, we arrived at Christmas.
Oh Crimbo, i love you.

And Mr Ledoux, how i love you, for getting me this rad vintage ring (and tons of other amazo gifts).

leopard ring

Although i would love to be a brag-slag and post a picture of every gift i got this year (because i really, really was spoiled by everyone i know), i shall hold back.

I will note however, these two handmade beauts that my sister bestowed me.

Mr Bowie, the pom-pom owl, and a cupcake pin holder that attaches to your wrist, your sewing machine, your table, your cat, etc.
What is more, cuppers matches some slippers i got from Santa!

Sister love

Both Charley (sissy) and I have been getting our making on.

I drafted a pattern for an over-sized attachable collar, and made it in a silky satin with red lace edging. One side is a creamy white, and the other, a charcoal black with charcoal ties to make a bow at the front (this needs a little tweaking, as the weight of them at the moment sort of distorts the shape and hang of the collar - smaller ties need attaching instead!).
It also needs pressing, hense the creasy-ness.
This is a gift for one of my besties Vicky.
Which has still not been given.

Reversible Collar

I have also been making my own buttons, to adorn some cushions i have been knitting. They are oversized (sense a pattern yet?) hearts! More to come on these beauties soon.

red and black blog finished

I am also in the midst of the biggest knitting project i will probably ever undertake - a massive heavy black basket weave throw for a king-sized bed.
If this ever gets done, i will celebrate extravagantly.


Speaking of which, have an AMAZING New Years Eve tonight!
I am spending mine celebrating Mike Sheils' (Sheilsy-baby's) 21st birthday.
Here is a pretty picture of him (bottom):

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I've been surrounded by the best people in 2009! Met lots of new ones, and have had so much fun.
Thanks to everyone who has commented on this little blog this year, it makes me tres happy!

Expect much more on this site very soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love Love Love

Dusky
xxx

P.s. Rhonda, if you would like me to make you some cushions drop me another comment with your email babe!


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tattoo + Illustration = AMAZING GIG

Just a quicky.
I got a new tattoo at the weekend.
My sister and i had a pact for some time to get each others name tattooed.
I want to say that it was in some sort of ironic way, but really, we are just totally in love with each other.


However, she got hers done months back, on what i presume was a whim, and miles away from me.. NOT how i invisaged our romantic escapade Charley.

So i punished her for a few months, denying all knowledge of a pact, and even vowing never to get a tattoo again.
But this weekend, WINK, mine and Lee's amazing tattoo-man, scarred my foot for life with his amazing needle skillz.

Gemma Correll, one of my favourite illustrators of all time, designed my tattoo for me, because she is so lovely.
Here was my shitty sketch of what i wanted (position-wise):

foot



This is what it transformed into:
tattoo - designed by Gemma Correll, and tattooed by WINK!

She also designed our band's two singles from our debut album:





You can these pictures and browse more of her fantastic work here!


AND her popular flickr group 'what i wore today', along with her favourite selection from the flickr group on this blog.


Mademoiselle Robot wrote a great post about the group on her blog.

In conclusion, that was the story of my weekend.


Oh... plus the most AMAZING GIG EVER on Saturday night. If you EVER get the chance to see Future Of The Left play, do not pass it up. Or i will have to kill you!

LOVE love,

Dusky
xxxxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Thank you cards (+ tutorial)

Thankyou cards

I've been meaning to post this for a while!
Coincidently, its Thanksgiving! Thank you... Thanksgiving.. HA!
I don't really understand that much about Thanksgiving traditions, i don't know if you give cards?
I just don't know!


WHAT I DO KNOW... is that i had the most amazing birthday ever, and have a lot to be thankful for in terms of fun times and amazing gifts.

I have to admit, i have NEVER sent Thank You cards before. Some people do it after every birthday and Christmas, but i am not one of these people!


It's not that I'm an ungrateful bi-hatch, it's just i have a lotta family, and never get around to it!

Actually... maybe i am a bi-hatch.



This year, however, i am a fully fledged 21 year old swan.

Time to grow up and get posting!



There are so many down sides to buying cards in my eyes.. they are so over-priced, unimaginative, impersonal and usually wet and crap.


On the other hand, i LOVE receiving any kind of card. They're quick, simple, avoid hassle and generally look the part.
It's obviously another 'DIY' complex I'm harbouring.



I'm going to make some similar Christmas cards using my* stampy method. I love it's effect, it's not always precise, so each card is a little bit different - personalisation SOLVED!



So, i leave you with this, my tutorial.



It is so simple a gerbil could work it out..

but if you somehow still manage to get stuck (perhaps we are soul mates?), then just ask.

You won't get stuck.



LOVE LOVE LOVE
xxx


(*I learnt to print in playschool using potatoes.. hehe)





thankyou cards

Mini Tutorial
  • Cut yourself some equal rectangles, out of thin cardboard (the size you want the cards - duh), fold each in half, put to one side.
  • From a sheet of soft foam (the kind found in a kids craft aisle), cut out 9 shapes (of your choice) of similar sizes (but not identical), I chose HEARTS!
  • Similarly, cut out the letters that spell out your message.
  • On two separate pieces of thick cardboard-box-type-cardboard (cut to the size of your cards), arrange and stick down (with double sided sticky tape, or good glue - not pritt stick) your shapes on one, and letters on the other.
  • WARNING - make sure that you stick the letters/words down back to front... think about it logically!
  • Trim closely to the boarder of your stampies, in order to make STAMPING easier!
  • Paint your shape Stampy with whatever paint you like (i used acrylic because it showed up best on my black card- but ink or even watercolour will work on lighter coloured card)
  • STAMP your shape Stampy on the card, go on... STAMP! You will need to re-paint they stampy after each stamp!
  • Leave to Dry!
  • Repeat with your wordy Stampy, but in a different colour!
  • Leave to dry again!
  • For the centre of your card, stick a smaller square of white, or contrasting paper down to write your message - i also cut mine out with a wavvy cutter for added cuteness.
LAZY TIP - Use tin foil instead of a palette for paint, and save on washing up! WOO





Saturday, 21 November 2009

OUTFIT + MOUSTACHE

wear me
SHOES - OFFICE, TSHIRT - TOPSHOP, TROUSERS - UNKNOWN, CARDIGAN - H&M, NECKLACES (if you can see them) - UNKNOWN.

This is what i wore yesterday.
Taken 5 minutes after i was supposed to be at uni, on my dada's swish SLR. (I want one so much now!)

I hate taking these sorts of photos, the generic:

"Oh, what's that on the floor?"
and
"Is someone calling me from the other room?"

expressions are all i can muster without cringing myself to death..

If i could draw, i would totally do a Gemma Correll and post on her amaze flickr group.

moustache
COAT - NEXT (I think), KILLER MOUSTACHE - GOOD GENES.

The coat was a birthday present from my sister.

I might start a collection of coats..
and become the ultimate coat lady of many colours (with lots of bags and cats).

Like Joseph but sexier with multiple coats and less musical.

In cold weather (which is 90% of the year in my world) i never take my coat off anyway.. so it makes sense?

Does anyone have any ideas to kick start my plan?


LOVE
xx

Thursday, 19 November 2009

YUM

I really don't intend this to become some sort of food blog, i promise. However, i love making food. In fact, I love food full stop.

I finished some overdue uni work, and decided to treat myself to a day of festivities and cooking.

Yes, festivities.

If you ask me: November is the heavy petting before the foreplay of December, followed by the climax that is Christmas.

If you like Christmas, start now and make it last longer!
If Lee would let me, my Christmas tree would have gone up by now.

Autumn, Winter and Christmas make me want to cook loads of really gluttonous things to stuff everybody's faces with (especially my own).

For example,

Chestnut soup with bacon crumble:




chestnut soup


PEEL, CHOP, FRY, STIR, SIMMER, EAT, YUM.



chestnut soup

Done. I ate this on my lap with a glass of milk. Two days consecutively.


Second item on to-do list:
Can you guess what it is?


finished ingredients


It reminds me of the guy who lives on my fridge:

obesity monster


He would totally chow down on a slice of my...


fyum

OH YEAH.

I certainly did, as did my Monsieur, in front of (you guessed it) the X files.
We are on series 5, and until we complete series 9, and both films, my life is officially on hold.


rocky road


Does anyone want to come over for dinner?
I have so much to spare.. and our freezer is full!

What kinda stuff do you indulge in at this time of year?

LLOOOVVEEE
xxx



Monday, 2 November 2009

Change!

Isn't change a bitch. It happens so fast.
So many things have changed since I last blogged (which was sometime in the stone age).



Numero Uno:

Nathan left the Brownies. We’ve been a fivesome for five years of our young lives, and being a foursome will take a long time to get used to!
Wrapping our heads around it has been hard, but to ease the blow we have Paul ‘the legend’ Dewbery standing in with us until we find a permanent replacement.



Number TWO!


I am a radio presenter. Yes indeed. I have tried and dabbled with it on occasions this year, and it has turned into something more permanent.
I co-present on BBC Radio Norfolk for their Introducing show, which airs on Friday nights from 7pm till 8pm!

Tune in, or listen back at any time by clicking on the icon on the left hand side of this blog, to hear the sounds that make the music scene in the East of England so amazing.



Drei Drei Drei:

My hair is a shade or 5 darker than last time, and I am addicted to Wii Fit. The latter, I assume, can only be a good thing.




Wow. I’m running dry on my changes list already. Perhaps not that much has actually changed.. which is weird, because life feels a world away from what it was a month ago! I love it.




I also have 101 different little projects simultaneously being completed at present.. and it will be my job to document these on my precious little bloggy-woggy.

Starting with this:
crop top. Draft.

Whats that?
You don’t know what it is?
Um.. are you stupid?
Can you not see?…
Actually.. ok it’s understandable. It was an experiment.

It came straight from out of my head, through my fingers, and into a pair of knitting needles as thick as a dog’s leg.
I call it: Stage one of a knitted crop top.
Once tweaked and completed, it will be made out of a much lighter, more indulgent 100% pure silk yarn. It will be part of a sexy, lighter-than-a-feather-brushing-past-you-in-a-cool-breeze underwear set.
Note that I use the term ‘Underwear’ loosely here, as the set will offer no support to any part of one’s body whatsoever. Perhaps it is better described as an enticing house-wear ensemble or perhaps as the pawn in a tease game with your lover?

All I know, is that it will feel as though angels are licking your skin... and that is all that matters to me.



By the by, the looker in the picture is my new BFF, and my pride and joy, Ursula.
She was a birthday gift from my mama and papa.
Unlike most dress forms, Ursula has a crotch, and can wear panties.

You go girl.




IN OTHER NEWS:
YEAH




So, until next time (which will be much sooner than the gaping hole that has been the time between now and my last post).



LOVE LOVE LOVE
xxxxx

Monday, 12 October 2009

Winner!

competition winner

DIGITAL MISFIT is the winner of my Birthday giveaway!

Happy Birthday DM!
I shall drop you an email!

Thanks to everyone else that entered! I shall stage some other kind of competition soon enough.. they get me all excited.

I played two gigs this weekend, Bristol and Newport. Both were pretty awesome, and the latter ended in what can only be described at the funnest, most drunken dancing ever. I did not imagine i would ever say this (the word itself makes me sick a little in my mouth), but i moshed so much that i think i gave myself whip lash (no, really!).
I need some tips from Andrew WK.



So i spent last night in PJs feeling sorry for myself, home alone with Boo (seeing as Mr Ledoux is away touring), painting my nails, writing some lyrics, and eating stew under a duvet, watching Peter Andre on TV.
If you are finding this hard to believe, or just have no imagination, here is a picture of said event:

night in with boo

LOVELOVELOVE

xxxx

Friday, 9 October 2009

Ode to a birthday.

I had such an amazing birthday. It truly was the best birthday of all time!
The bad news?
I literally took no photos. Zero. I was too busy having a good time, but regret not taking just a little snap or two now!
I am in the middle of rallying together friends who may have a couple of kodak moments from the night... Mainly because i was dressed as a native American, and we all looked cool.
Here is a small sample:

photo by flob!
Photo by the beautiful FLOB!

Enter my birthday GIVEAWAY!

I may be 21 and a week now, but you still have time to celebrate like it's your birthday!

I am off on mini-tour this weekend, Bristol tonight, and Newport tomorrow!

When i am back.. i have some bloggy fun planned.
Also, the winner of the competition will be announced!

LOVELOVELOVE

xxxxxxx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Birthday GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway! Check my blog!

So... I TURN 21 ON SATURDAY!

For some reason, i am much more excited than any other year!

To celebrate, i thought i would host a little giveaway a-la-blog!

The gift?


Well, there are two:



"Statement" mittens! It's getting chilly where i am, and i can feel Autumn settling in. So what better way to keep your little fingies warm than inside a pair of 100%-softer-than-anything-ever-cotton mittens, with some big crazy bows? Hand knitted by moi, in front of the X files.


AND


All-purpose apron! This apron is also a Dusky creation. Lovingly hand made with a beautiful eyelet trim! You can wear it when doing all important domestic chores, or as some kind of ironic feminist attire!


(Both will come beautifully wrapped with a little birthday card from me!)


If these one of a kind hand-made prizes take your fancy, there are many ways to enter:
  • Re-post this competition on your blog!
  • Join this blog as a google user on the left hand side of this page
  • Tweet this competition

Do as many or as few as you desire!


You will get one entry for doing one of the above,
and two extra entries for every extra one you do!


Make sure you leave a comment telling me what you have done!


I shall close the competition at 6pm GMT on Sunday 11th October, draw a name from entries in a hat, and will announce the winner shortly afterwards!


Goodluck and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!




LOVEloveLOVE
xxXxx





Tuesday, 22 September 2009

FESTIVAL, HOLIDAY, BOOTS, BIRTHDAY, COMPETITION

I played Offset festival a couple of weeks ago, and spent the rest of the weekend watching some awesome bands.
Drummer BF got to meet his heros Future of the Left, and i got some pretty funny snaps of it. I have never seen him so giddy when we were watching their set from the backstage area.

Offset Festival

From Offset, we headed down pretty much as south as you can get in Great Britain, to Cornwall - ST IVES for a short break. I really cannot stress how scenic Cornwall is. I had never been before, and it is just the best place to relax!

We stayed in a little cottage on the harbour front, and that was our base from which we did so many fun things... including:

Hiking on cliffs, boat trips to seal island, crab fishing, Eating at Rick Steins Cafe in Padstow, seeing the fat tame seals every night in the harbour, talking philosophy in the pitch black at the end of the pier at night, eating tons of ice creams/seafood/yummy stuff, visiting the Cath Kidston shop, looking around the St Ives Museum at all of the old vintage collections, craft stalls...

I could get even more indulgent in this list but will refrain!

St Ives!


My dream boots came a couple of days ago.. after a legacy of internet searching!
Office had taken them off their website almost straight after i looked at them. So i emailed them, and they told me that there were literally only a couple of pairs left, linked me to a special page.. and WHAM!
My size! I couldn't believe it! My clown sized feet saved the day! It was one of the few times where i have been eternally grateful to have UK size 8 tootsies.
If fate exists, that was it.

So i have been strutting around in new boots ever since (my feet are suffering slightly - they aren't fully worn in yet - but it's so worth it). I shall share some outfit posts this week to show you just how much use these beauties are getting (and therefore how their use really does justify the money spent on them..;) )


I started my final year of Uni yesterday, and it looks really great this term. Strangely, i am only on campus one day a week, and this will leave me with a lot of time that requires much self-motivation! Oh no...
I have a lot of questions about what i am going to do after this degree. So many things play around in my mind daily... doing an Masters, becoming a teacher, starting a business, getting a full time job, taking a gap year... The sick thing is that i really need to decide very soon.. but these thoughts change so rapidly that i am worried i may choose wrong! Has anyone else ever had this kind of dilemma?


Another final note! - I turn 21 on the 3rd of October, and am organizing a themed party to celebrate my official adulthood! Most people i have contact with in blog world are so many thousands of miles away, but if anyone wants to come or finds themselves in Norwich that weekend, i extend the invitation to you!

BIRTHDAY INVITE

So, never to let anyone feel left out in celebrations, i have decided to host a birthday competition on my blog beginning this weekend! Details will be posted very soon :)

Tell me something fun!

LOVELOVELOVE
xxx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Holidays

Ok, so i stupidly left no time to post a little something letting blog-world know that i am going on holiday from the 5th September.

It being the 10th of September i thought i would let you know (better late than never!) that today is my last day of holidaying.



So, me and my Mr spent Saturday at Offset Festival. I played early in the day, and we spent the rest of the day watching bands. A short 7 hour trip on Sunday and we were at our holiday destination... St Ives in Cornwall! Where we have been relaxing ever since!




On to my next train of thought... What fashion magazines do you read regularly (if any) ?



I have never been one to stick to one publication... and i only buy sporadically. So i really have a very shallow understanding of fashion mags in general.

I picked up Harpers Bazaar during the week... and quite enjoyed it (i also dont know if there is a differenence in issues between UK and US). I mean... the pages felt nicer than most... and their collages are really well put together but thats about as much as i can determine!

Am i embarrassingly misguided?

I need some help.. I almost subscribed.. but i thought i would put it to you knowledgable people before i commit to something that may actually be inferior!

What do you think is the best fashion magazine out there?
LOVE LOVE LOVE
xxx
P.s. I'll be back online on Saturday to catch up on your beautiful blogs and reply to emails properly!



Thursday, 3 September 2009

THREE THINGS

Ok, Three things:

ONE


I cannot stop thinking about how much i want these two items:

i want i want.


TWO


I ate the greenest mushy peas the other night with ketchup, and having been craving more ever since

mushy peas


THREE


The Brownies video for our up and coming single 'Dance Romance' has finally been unleashed into the inter-web.





Upon reflection, i much prefer my hair darker.

Is there anything you can't stop thinking about at the moment?

LOVE
xxx


P.s. Thank you so much to everyone who has left me comments. I love interaction!






Wednesday, 2 September 2009

BRODY

BRODY DALLE

My band mates went to Reading festival this weekend and got to meet Brody Dalle (of Distillers and more recently Spinerrette fame... plus she is married to the dreamboat that is Josh Homme).
Brody has probably been my idol since my pre-teen years.. she is a large part of the reason that i started to sing in bands. My hombres picked up an autograph for me.. (and managed to get their mugs in NME at the same time!)
It has got to be the best thing next to meeting her.

Who is your idol?
xx

Monday, 31 August 2009

Mademoiselle Paris

I have spent the past week designing and making something to enter into Mademoiselle Robot's competition to win tickets to Paris!

I wanted to make a playsuit, and had to enter an image that represented Parisian style.. So i thought i would combine the two!

The play suit is made with a semi-stretchy cotton.. and feels comfy enough to wear in bed at night, but also supportive enough to wear out and about!

The back and legs of the play suit are inspired by the flair that french knickers have... because they are so sexy, flattering and sweet looking!

It took a lot longer than anything else i have made.. I don't have a dress form, so i had to be my own! I also did not use any patterns, and did no pattern drafting as such. It was a kind of free-style sewing.. hehe. Hardly technical, but lets me be optimally creative. Just remembering to use the bias of the fabric is important for me.

As i mentioned in my last post, i made tons of bias tape to finish all the showing seams of the play suit, and it really brought all of the carefully arranged stripes together, and ensured it hung perfectly.

Excuse my cheesecake poses. I modeled it with daytime and nighttime looks in mind!


Paris


I cannot wait to make another one... Next time something with a Peter pan collar!

LOVE
xx

Friday, 28 August 2009

Uh Uh UH

blog of 28/8/09

Monday, 24 August 2009

Mustard Cushion

I made this cushion one afternoon a while back, after playing with a strip of fabric. I had been thinking about making a cushion out of velvet, but for the texture of this cushion i had designed in my head, it had to be felt.

I love felt. It reminds me of being really young and making pictures out of felt shapes on some kind of 'sticky' backing.

The other great thing about it is that the edges don't need finishing, and it's easily manipulated. Score!


cushion

I couldn't make up my mind about adding some kind of contrasting edge, but decided on a black one. Which worked great! It frames the whole thing, matches my furniture, and gave me a place to hide a zip.


boobie!

Boo was feeling far from camera shy! It turned into her own personal photo shoot!

LOVE
xxxx

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Let's make things..

This summer i have spent my free time creating things, and improving bits of our flat.

I really enjoy having somewhere peaceful and calm to come back to. Space is a necessity to accommodate my ridiculous amount of belongings, but we still have enough left over so i have somewhere to make new things, send letters, and type with my clunky typewriter.





typewriter

When we moved in, we bought an extendable table for dining at, and put it in the living room. I love eating meals at a table, but it has never been that practical to do so. There is always a mountain of stuff parked on top of it, and the sofa is sat a few metres away mocking our attempt at pulling the table out. So we always dine with food on our coffee table. It's comfy too.

So, our extendable(yet never extended) table became my sewing desk, and our old bed side table became an extension of it... and before long i had my own craft suite taking up a whole wall in our living room.

Then i saw
this via Casey's blog. It is so beautiful! I was so immediately inspired by it, and had to sort out my desk.

I think one of the prettiest and most practical things about that gorgeous craft spot was the place to hang tools/chalkboard. If anything frustrates me when making things or sewing, it is not being able to find something that i know i have within a 1 metre radius. Even more frustrating is having a great idea, and not being able to jot it down. So i knew i had to have something similar.




I bought some MDF and nabbed some chalkboard paint from downstairs, and made two lovely long and narrow boards. One for the kitchen, as a weekly meal planner, and one for my craft table.



I had already dedicated the wall behind my desk as being a wall to eventually be completely covered by frames with my favourite images in them.
You can see an early picture of this on one of my first posts
here.
I had to do a bit of arranging to get them to accommodate their new wall friend.

fun wall!

My whole project took me less than half a day, and has already made a world of difference to our living space. Just looking at it makes me feel super organised.


So here it is. My re-vamped, re-worked work space.

work space


I cant wait to take it for a trial run!



Where do you make things?


LOVE

xxxxxxx













Thursday, 13 August 2009

Berry good..

I spent the weekend just gone playing gigs. Two in one day actually.

One was spent in Halesworth, at 'Gig in the park', the other that night in Diss. It was a bit surreal, but fun all the same.

Sunday morning i was wide eyed and awake, and wanted to spend the day doing something fun. I had been meaning to go fruit picking for a couple of weeks, and couldn't get the thought of raspberries out of my head! It had to be done!

So, i enrolled my sister onto the mission and we set off in search of a pick-your-own-fruit farm.
I thought there would be a plentitude in Norfolk. I was wrong.

After 25 minutes of driving, my little car was gasping for more petrol, and i asked for some directions at the station. We got back on the road with our vague directions, and low and behold a few minutes later... we found one!

Not only did this place have all the pick-your-own fruit on EARTH, it had tons of little chicks cheeping around the driveway and around all of the fruit rows.
Armed with a bucket of raspberries, we headed home.

I smothered mine with yogurt. I dont know what Charley did to hers.


raspberry picking!


Things i have done this week:


Had a band photoshoot in the woods,
Made a cushion,
Sent some letters,
De-cluttered my clothes (see ebay link soon!),
Drawn lots of underwear designs.


What have you done this week?

LOVEEE
xxxx

P.S. Norwich was named as one of NME's future 50 last week. The only location mentioned! Check it out here. I am second from the right!


Thursday, 30 July 2009

Album Reviews

A little about recent band happenings.
I may spread this out a bit over the next two days.
There is a back log.


All recent endeavors have been in the name of this little beauty:


oh yeah



Our Album "OURKNIFE YOURBACK", sat proudly on the shelves of HMV and other record stores alike. Produced by Subways producer Jon Grey, and the famous Andy Gill from Gang of Four (see below)

andy gill. Photo by Andi Sapey


I cannot tell you how excited this makes me. Lame as it may sound, i used to fantasize about being in a band with an album in HMV when i was a pre-teen.

More excitingly than this, it has been well received, more than any of us could have predicted or hoped. We are but one band, on our small independent record label, and we are being reviewed alongside both massively famous well established artists, and mercury nominated breakthrough acts. If it all ended now i would still be freakin' happy.

So here are the most notable write ups to date:

Q Magazine

Q review



NME

NME review


Artrocker

artrocker review


Ok, so i may as well have just looked in a mirror and pleasured myself.. But really. I had to write this all somewhere!
On a more light hearted note, here is an interview we did a few months back for Plan B magazine:

Last ever Plan B
Plan B interview

(You may need to head to Flickr to enlarge this little beast!)


So, head here for more Brownie info and to buy merch. Yummy.
I hope you are all well. I have crafty things to share with you.
Until next time!
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