Monday, 22 August 2016

DIY- Batty Sun Hat.

Hello everyone and welcome to today's blog post! Recently I picked up this plain sun hat in Penneys as the weather had been really really warm. For some reason the black version of this hat is really expensive to buy everywhere lately so I opted for this one instead. I soon got bored of its plain appearance and so decided to jazz it up with some bats! I drew the bat, cut it out with a craft knife and used it as a stencil. It took a few tries to get a usable stencil but overall it was was fairly quick and easy, surprisingly so! 

Black fabric paint, paintbrushes and a thingy for pouring the paint into!

BAT! Bat bat bat. 

I used the one stencil for the whole thing and once I was careful not to transfer any of the black around, it worked perfectly! I used masking tape to secure it each time I painted a new bat. Its not perfect and the paint ran a bit but I'm really pleased with how it turned out! 

 I replaced the brown string around the rim with this piece of black lace as a finishing touch.

Haz halo of bats now! 

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Outfit post!

Hey everyone this is a short post showing an outfit I wore a while back that I really liked! I enjoy a dressy casual kinda style most of the time and I was really pleased with this simple look.

The top and necklace are both from New Look, the belt is from a magazine years ago, the shorts are from Pennys and the boots are my usual Docs (I'll be buried in these things). I wasn't feeling the makeup vibe so I kept it fairly simple. 

I really love the sleeves on this top! Swishy swishy.

The belt worked much better than I expected, sometimes these waist belts can look a bit strange I find. This came with a magazine though, how cool is that. It's ancient and the silver is faded but I've never been able to find a suitable replacement. 

This choker is gorgeous, I reeally love it. I think it goes well with the style of top!

Recently I have been LOVING this cover of The Cure's A Forest by Clan of Xymox. I think COX may be my favourite but my favourite changes all the time anyway so who knows. They are definitely some of my most played. I've also been playing a lot of Joy Division lately especially at night when I'm drawing and the house is quiet. I've been so excited about music recently!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this little post!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Tintern Abbey + Two YT Videos!

Hello everyone and welcome to today's blog post!

Recently I took myself away to the gorgeous Tintern Abbey and while I was there I took some photos and recorded some footage for you. I had a headache that day from the thundery weird weather we'd been having and so I wanted to do something positive with the day to make myself feel better. A walk around the abbey and the grounds in the fresh air for a few hours was just what I needed.

The Abbey is said to have been founded in 1200 by a Norman Knight by the name of William Marshall. He was on his way to visit Ireland when he sailed into a storm and was almost shipwrecked! He prayed to god that if he survived the shipwreck he would found an abbey wherever he landed and when he landed in Co. Wexford, that's just what he did. He granted 3.500 hectares to the Cistercian order with which to establish the Abbey. Tintern Abbey is sometimes called the Tintern of the Vow for this very reason. Ownership of the Abbey passed through any hands over the years until it eventually became property of the government. 

The walled gardens nearby were gorgeous too and I really enjoyed walking around in the fresh air! These Georgian style gardens were built in the early 19th century and have since been restored. 

I filmed a vlog style video and an outfit video, I hope you enjoy!

What are some of your favourite things to do when you are feeling under the weather?

Until next time