Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Today I was out shopping and came across a gorgeous vintage style tea dress in Peacocks! I was surprised to find such a lovely piece of clothing in the shop, as it isn't renowned for selling vintagey clothes. Anyway, here's a few photos of my £16 dress:
Monday, 23 June 2014
This month, I've been doing the Snap! daily photo challenge on Instagram:
Friday, 7 March 2014
So, a couple of weeks ago I went on what was possibly the best school trip ever: 4 days in New York and one day in Washington DC! We stayed in the Skyline Hotel on 49th Street, so not far from Times Square. It was really amazing spending a few days away with friends in one of the most famous cities, as well as getting to know some of the teachers better. Here are a selection of my favourite photos from the trip:
Sunday, 26 January 2014
So, over the weekend I've been working on a crafty project which I've been meaning to do for a while: a decoupage stag head. A few months ago I bought a papier mache stag head which cost just a few pounds, then I found some pretty fabric squares, and I had an idea. It was only until yesterday that I started on it, and this is how it looked in the beginning:
First, I cut up the squares of fabric into four smaller squares so they're more likely to fit over the odd shape of the stag head. Using the glue designed for decoupages, I stuck on the fabric squares:
Covering the head was very easy, but the ears and antlers? Not so much. Anyway I managed, and finished my stag head earlier today:
I am very pleased with how it turned out! It's so pretty and unique, but now I have to find a place to hang it!
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Sorry I haven't posted for a week, I've been struggling to think of something to write about! Now I've found something, so here's my 4th blog post. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I enjoy crafty things. My most recent make is this faux leather tattoo style heart which I made using a kit courtesy of Mollie Makes magazine. It's only a tiny little thing but I thought it was rather sweet! I love how the style of it allows it to end up looking a bit scruffy, so it doesn't matter if the stitching is a bit naff, as demonstrated by myself. I will probably post about my future mini craft projects, so if you like this post keep checking for more!
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
So, a few days ago I finished my first film in my Civica and today I had it developed! Most of the photos didn't turn out very well but some of them look pretty good, such as the one on top of the pile. Hopefully in the future I'll learn how to get the best out of 35mm cameras, but seeing as it's my first go I'm pretty happy. Not a very long post today, but I just thought I would update you all!
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Yesterday I mentioned 35mm photography in my post so I thought I'd go into more detail about it. These cameras are my two 35mm cameras: the first is a very simple Civica MX-V and the second is a more complicated Kodak Colorsnap 35. The Civica literally has one thing you can change when taking photos, and that's the brightness setting! I've just finished my first film in that camera so that will be sent off to be developed soon- the final product will be posted on here! The Kodak is the most amazing camera I've ever seen, but I have no idea if it works and I won't until I send a film off for it. I only got it yesterday unexpectedly through the post so I haven't even had the chance to try it yet. This camera was manufactured between 1959 and 1964 so it's very retro!
I'm hoping to add more cameras to my collection in the future, and I'll keep you updated on my photographic journey!
Saturday, 11 January 2014
So, this is my blog!
I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while, but I've never known what I would blog about. But now I do. Recently, I've developed an interest in 35mm photography (basically retro cameras) after watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in the cinema. I would definitely recommend it to anyone because it completely changes your perspective on life, and it might even spark an interest! Anyway, lots of my posts are going to be photography and camera related, but some of them will be about other bits and bobs I'm interested in.I don't know if I've done this right, this is my first blog post so please forgive me. I'm leaving you with my favourite quote ever:
To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, that is the purpose of life.