Tuesday, 5 July 2011
I know...I know...this blog is supposed to be defunct. I'd moved on to Posterous, it was going to be amazing, I was leaving Blogger behind me...
And I have. And it is.
But some of you lovely people still manage to find me here, and you have a read, and that's lovely.
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that the dream that kicked it all off, the little idea I had on the bus, the self-taught mad crochet skills..have all come to fresh 'n' ripe fruition once more...
pixielated is days away from being re-launched on etsy. For anyone who fancied a bit of pixie-ness last time around, just wait until you see what I've made for you THIS time.
Watch this space...
Big love Bloggerers...
Oh, and by the by, you might find it a lot more interesting to read my slightly shinier blog at www.pixielated.posterous.com
Friday, 7 January 2011
hello blog reader!
I have taken the jump to Posterous!
(Its a bit better than Blogger....i can post videos and songs and multiple pictures and it looks nicer. I've always thought Blogger looked a bit naff. Sorry Blogger.)
So please, if you are a regular reader, or an occasional viewer, or this is your first time popping by....visit me at my new home:
...for more pictures of cool things and chat about crafty bits and general funtimes.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, 6 January 2011
here are some muchly hilarious prints from Rich Fairhead (from his "Book of Unused Quotes Volume II" or something....i forget).
hehehehehe...funny yes? YES.
This one is my favourite. I think I might change my desktop wallpaper to this.
Our first week back to school is nearly over....
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
ahhhhh...here are some pictures of my co-worker Hannah's adorable little Panda Niece wearing her Christmas gift from pixielated...
ARGH....run away from the amazingly cute escaped Panda as she roams across the wild moors, searching in vain for bamboo!
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
happy new year to you and yours! I'm back at work today and crikey, I am not pleased.
I got used to doing what i liked, and seeing my bonji, and having naps, and doing crochet, and watching poirot.
to combat this shizzleness, here are a couple of Dan Baldwin's paintings. his work is quite similar to my bestest artist person, Antony Micallef. i like the smooshes and drips. I like how it looks like f**ked up Paperchase wrapping paper.....
you get me?
he had a couple of prints for sale in a brighton gallery last time me and bonji had a daytrip. I can't afford him.
hope your january has started ok, and continues to be ok. january can only ever be ok, let's face it.
Friday, 31 December 2010
hello to any lovely people that started reading my blog in 2010...i hope you continue into our shiny and new 2011...i'd like that.
i thought i would do a rather self-centred blog post, looking back on what i promised myself last year...did i do it? did i fail? what can i take forward? sorry if you were hoping for pictures of bunnies and silly jumpers...but i'm bloody reflective damn it...!
1. draw more. you have 2 really nice ink pens...use them.
I think this was me just wanting to be creative again. i love drawing with my ink pens but i've found an outlet that is more rewarding than doodling in a notebook. so nope, didn't draw more. but i'm not going to beat myself up about it...x
2. pass your driving test on the 1st attempt (and stop holding your breath when you change gear..it doesn't help.)
I didn't pass on the first attempt...but i passed on the second! and i chewed gum the whole way round so that i physically could not hold my breath. top tip there for you, learner drivers! x
3. get a new "direction" that actually makes you feel like you are working towards something/learning/progressing....you deserve better.
Haha, this was my "brilliant" code for get a new job (in case anyone at work was reading). Well, I did get a new job, I got promoted within my company. But....I want more...and by this time next year, I am going to be a Junior Copywriter. You watch me.....x
4. spend more time with your top people that you love...they are so so so important.
I don't think we ever feel like we spend enough time with the people we love...life gets so busy. However, this year I have made some amazing new friends and developed stronger bonds with people I already knew...I am thankful for all of you....let's do stuff in 2011 yeah? x
5. move out and live closer to london so that point 4 is easier to acheive...aim for the lifestyle that other 20somethings seem to be living, even if it is all chatter and fluff.
yeah, didn't move out...so that is pretty much first on the checklist for 2011! BUT...i have had so much fun this year...it finally felt like it was all coming together. x
6. continue with the crafty mini-business ambitions....start up on etsy, get a website & promote yourself.
YES! I am so proud of what I have achieved with pixielated this year! Looking back, it has made me so happy..it has been hard work at times, and I haven't wanted to LOOK at a crochet hook, but it has totally been worth it. Next year, I am hoping to re-stock my shop with new stuff and can't wait for my second photoshoot with Dave...onwards and upwards! x
7. read all the books you have collected and not read yet.
I have collected more books and not read those either. I need to go on more beach holidays in 2011...that will sort this out...x
8. reconsider the blonde....attempt pastel coloured hair if appropiate.
I reconsidered the blonde on many many many occasions...but i just can't take the plunge....and no, pastel hair is never appropiate over the age of 19. x
9. force yourself to exercise.
I did Davina's exercise video about 6 times. x
10. ignore outside influences (and be the person you would be if there were no other people in the world.)
To the best of my ability, I think I have done. x
So to 2011....be stronger, take care, be healthy, love, understand, listen, be quiet, be louder, consider, look forward, work hard, be creative, wear what you like, stop buying things in Superdrug when you are tired, be grateful, be a friend.
Happy New Year...Let's make it ours.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
today i am bringing you a literary blog post, because i have spent the afternoon reading blogs by girls who take photos of the outfits they wore and then write about them. Sometimes they go shopping for make-up and write about the make-up they shopped for.
this book is by Johnathan Safran Foer, one of my favourite authors. I don't want to go into a long-winded creative gush, but simply put, he takes words and makes them mean things that mean other things in very clever ways. Just read some of his books, you'll get it.
this new book is called Tree of Codes and amazingly, literally AMAZINGLY it is sculpted from another pre-exisiting book called The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Scultz. Words have been cut out from each page, and each page after that, until the page you are reading goes many layers deep.
Just think about this logistical nightmare of a project....*headache.
But isn't it incredible?