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