Monday, 31 May 2010

Hey Kids!

Do you like video games?

Then go listen to the guys from at or 97.3fm right now.

(They also play pretty good music so even if you're not a gamer it's worth a listen.)

New Additions

I've managed to purchase not one but two of the Momiji's that I've wanted to add to my collection for a while. So let me introduce you to:

Ruby is a Joanna Zhou Cosplay Momiji and is becoming increasingly rare. I found her in a little costume jewellery shop in The Bay, Cardiff and just had to snap her up. You can find Momiji's in the most unlikely of places.

Sakura is a Joanna Zhou Tinned Collection Momiji, she is one of the most popular Momiji's and therefore very hard to come by these days. I found her on Ebay listed under the miss-spelled name of 'Sakuro' (and therefore I got a total bargain.) So it just goes to show it's worth typing in all the spelling variations you can think of when lurking Ebay.

Hen Weekend

Last week I went on a Hen weekend, which would usually fill me with dread (really not into the whole fancy dress, getting drunk and oiling up some not very attractive male stripper thing.) But this Hen was completely different; we had a very relaxing time at a Spa (I had an Indian Head massage for the first time - they are so good.) We then learnt how to make an array of cocktails, ate wonderful food and then worked it all off by going around an assault course. Plus the only naked man in sight was our Butler in the Buff 'Joyce,' who served us pastries on the patio for breakfast.

This is the Hen and Joyce our Butler (We gave him the hat so he didn't catch the sun. Bless.)

This is me learning/demonstrating how to make a Mojito - although I wasn't impressed the Bar Tender made me use Bacardi Rum, you're supposed to use Havana for the authentic flavour. School Boy error.

And this is me stupidly going the hard way on the assault course at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. I think I'm about 10m - 12m from the ground and I kept getting my shoes stuck in the stirrups (not good) but it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I'd love to go again.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Little Ralf Update

Today I re-potted Little Ralf, although he's not so little any more.

I've worked out what he is but I won't let you guys in on it untill it's pretty obvious.

I'm thinking I may spruce up his pot - maybe a project for the imminent bank holiday weekend...?

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Stolen From Samboy

I thought I really should post something tonight, as I wont have a chance to over the weekend (I'm going on a 3 day Hen party.) I stole this from Samboy 'cause her answers always make me chortle.

What is your best friend's Mom's name?
Mrs Biston

Where is the weirdest place you have a mole?
I don't think I have any

Who was the hottest teacher you ever had?
I was firmly in the Mr Smith camp (there were actually quite a few to choose from.)

Have you ever made out in a movie theatre?
Just a quick peck

What body part do you wash first?

Do you have any piercings?
Not as many as I used to have

What's the strangest talent you have?
Not sure you could call them talents...they're more like strange 'party pieces'

Do you have an innie or an outtie?

What's your favorite flavored Pringles?
Am I weird for not really liking any of them?

Have you ever been tied up?
Yes but not for THOSE reason. Pssht.

What was the last thing you ever got grounded for?
I can proudly say I've never been grounded (because I never got caught.)

Do you parallel park or drive around the block?
Drive around the block for fear of anyone seeing my awful attempts at manoeuvres.

Have you ever had two dates in one night?
I wish lol

How many times have you been cussed out?
Say what?

Which shoe do you put on first?
which ever one I can find first

How old are you?

Have you ever been to a gay bar?
Yes, yes I have.

Is there one thing all of your ex's have had in common?
They all used to go out with me

Did you french kiss before you were 16?
Bluergh. Yes.

Have you ever been cow-tipping or snipe-hunting?

Who is the last person you think about before you fall asleep?
Me not getting enough sleep. Argh switch off brain.

Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you?
If I have I've never heard it.

Have you ever found anything gross in your parent's bedroom?

What was your childhood nickname?
Poppet/Pops/Little One (pretty much still get called all of these)

When is the last time you played the air guitar?
Maybe sometime in the past month?

Have you ever peeked in the opposite sexes locker room?
Ergh no, smelly boys are in there.

What's the weirdest thing you have done while driving?
brushed my hair?

Have you ever bitten your toenails?
Why would it even cross anyone's mind to do it in the first place? No. Gross.

How do you normally eat your cookies?

When working out at the gym, do you wear a belt?

Name something you do when you're alone?

How many drinks does it take before you get drunk?
Shorts: 4

Cider: 1/2

Wine: whiff

Have you ever sniffed an animal's butt?
Err no.

How often do you clean out your ears?
I'm slightly deaf and had to wear hearing aids as a child. My consultant said never clean out your ears with buds because it compacts the wax and you can get infections and have to get your ears syringed, which is not pleasant (some people say it is but people lie.) So don't do it kids.

Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper?

About how many times a day do you pick a wedgie?
Sensible briefs = no wedgie

Do you have any strange phobias?
Lycra. The thicker the more terrifying it is, and if it's in glove form then I think I may just die. It's freaking me out just writing about it so I'll have to stop now *and breath*

Have you ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?

What is the stupidest thing you've ever done at a bar?
Ordered Sambuca. Yuck.

Have you ever been dared to do something you totally regretted?
Nothing springs to mind

Have you ever called your bf/gf by another girl/guys name?

Have you ever gotten caught farting while on a date?
haha Nooo.

Have you ever played naked twister?
I don't think I've ever even played regular twister...

Have you ever been drunk at work?
Erm nope.

Have you ever found your gf/bf's sibling more attractive?

Do you want to bring sexy back?
I just don't have the time right now.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Using My Powers For Good

This weekend has been quite busy on the sewing front. I've made as sash for a lovely lady who is going to a wedding and wanted to 'fancify' her plain black maternity dress.

And I helped Gemma out with a fancy dress costume she's wearing to a Hen weekend, it's an 80's theme if you hadn't guessed already! Gem bought the dress from Ebay and we just had to modify it. It looks a bit weired in the photo but that's because whoever wore the dress before Gem really bent the boning out of shape, but for a quick fix I think we did a pretty good job.

This weekend was also busy on the kitty front too. These two cute little trouble makers are Cassie and Baxter, unfortunately they're not mine but I did get to play with them for a while, which was ace.

Oh yeah and Lenny here let me hang out with him for a bit too. He's the rad-est cat I know.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Little Ralf

Look how well Little Ralf is doing even after being traumatised by Jesse the B.M.

More Pretties

Also at the vintage fair on Sunday was Sheena Holland. She makes the most wonderful head pieces and I was lucky enough to try some on. They were a little out of my price range but I would definitely want to purchase one for some grandiose event (if I ever get invited to one that is.)

This is one of the designs I got to try on, I've absolutely fallen in love with it.


Last Sunday I went to a vintage fashion fair in The Coal Exchange, Cardiff. Blind Lemon Vintage organised the event and they always put on a great fair. It was pretty quiet as it wasn't in the usual venue (City Hall) and I guess a lot of people (including me) hadn't realised this, but that meant we (as in myself, Gemma and Delyn) had the pick of some awesome stuff.

Here are all the pretties I picked up at the fair.

Hand made felt brooch made to a 1950s pattern from Rock Follies Vintage

Some fabulous earrings from Random Vintage.
The pink sweetie flowers are my favourite.

Monday, 10 May 2010


to my cousin Laura and her fiancée Rhys on their engagement.

Apparently Russell Howard (I heart Russell Howard) was at the engagement party and I only found out 2 days later. Gutted to say the least.

Anyway, enough about my failed attempts of minor celebrity stalking...congratulations Laura and Rhys, I hope you have a wonderful life together, and the next time you see Russ tap him up for some tickets to his next show. Ta.

Little Ralf

This is my brother Hywel aka Smell, he came home from university on Thursday with his lovely girlfriend Becky and brought a gift.

This is Little Ralf, I'm not allowed to know what type of plant he is, so I can be pleasantly surprised when he is fully grown (I have been assured he is completely legal.)

Unfortunately our budgie Jesse has taken a shine to Little Ralf and has started chowing down. Therefore Little Ralf has been relegated to the desk because we don't call Jesse the B.M. (Bastard Murderer) for nothing - we used to have another budgie called Moby, but there was an 'incident'.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Presents in the Post

I was bit of a mardy arsed cow this afternoon, but then I got mail. Whoooooooo. I love mail. Suffice to say it turned that frown upside down. It consisted of a bunch of presents that I had bought for myself and for others and they're all awesome...

...but this one is the awesome-est.

It's a KidRobot Yummy Donut by Heidi Kenney and I got it from, I think they might have sold out but you can still get the Breakfast Donut version.

Monday, 3 May 2010


I am so annoyed right now, I've spent the best part of 4 hours trying to make the blog more visually stimulating but I am totally inept when it comes to computers/the internet (despite a HNC in Graphic Design) and I am right back where I started.

I basically want to generate a custom template and background, I kind of know what I have to do but putting this into practise completely baffles me. If anyone has any hints or tips on how I could do this please let me know (I warn you it will have to be in the simplest of terms because I just don't get techy stuff.)

Any help would be appreciated ^_^

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Cymru Am Byth

I learnt how to make a Daffodil this week. I'm pretty pleased about this as it's my country's national flower (Wales - for those of you who were wondering) and I'm pretty patriotic, so now I can crack this baby out every March 1st (St David's Day.)