Monday, 31 May 2010

Hello Crafty Stuff

If you're a regular visitor to these parts (do I even have any?!), you might be noticing that there are a few more posts here than there used to be. If you're wondering why, it's because I've moved the posts from my Craft Blog, to here. Because having two blogs is complicated and hurts my brain.

So, as well as my totally random and nonsensical ramblings, from now on there will be a variety of pretty things I've made on display here. Enjoy!

Bank Holiday Awesomness

So, it's bank holiday monday here. And I'm enjoying it by doing precisely nothing. Aside from blogging, obviously, and watching the boyfriend play Lego Star Wars on the Xbox. On the whole, this has been a fairly awesome weekend.

On saturday, I went to Brighton for the first SFX forum Brighton Meet. Which wasn't the greatest success in the world (only five of us turned up!), but which was still great fun. I spent too much money, as I always do in Brighton, but I am now the owner of some awesomely cool stuff, which makes up for it immeasurably. I have Zombiw Fluxx and Munchkin Booty, which are two of the coolest card games ever, three new Edward Gorey books, and lots and lots of sweeties from Cybercandy, including Jolly Ranchers which I cannot get enough of. Pete was ill, and so didn't come with me, which was sad, and everyone missed him, but he also got cool presents bought home for him, in the form of more Cybercandy sweeties, a print of a Ford Capri ad from the 70's / 80's and a Doctor Who mug which has Tom Baker, a Dalek, a Cyberman, the TARDIS and K9, who I'm chosing to ignore as he ruins an otherwise awesome mug!

Yesterday was mostly spent recovering from walking around Brighton all day, seeing the in-laws, and trying to teach small children to play first Munchkin and then Fluxx, neither of which went very well. Which made me very sad. I'm hoping I can teach the boyfriend to play both of them, so I will have more allies next time I try and teach them to play anything!

Which brings us to today, a day where I have again, done very little, except read blogs, finally download Firefox to this computer, and muck about in iTunes. The crowning glory of today however, is that the amazing and super smart Space Squid, who I know from over at the SFX Forum, blogged about an amusing fake certificate I made for him. While following his posts on Twitter, he mentioned that he owned a cravat, which I, with my love for Victorian / Regency dressing thought was awesome. A conversation followed in which I told him he could be Wenched at any time, and he asked if there was a certificate to show such a thing. And me, being me, had to make one. And here it is:

It was the work of about 10 minutes with google, and MS Paint, but I think it's pretty awesome. I make no claims of ownership of any of the images, just the concept. I may even have to work on my own images and then sell them! :p

The point I was making though, is that he blogged about it. And it can be seen here. I also urge you to read his blog. It's awesome. And so clever it sometimes makes my head hurt!

I have some more posts planned here, I think, and I'm also thinking about transferring all the posts from my Craft Blog over to here, but I'm not sure what people would think about seeing my craft stuff alongside my random (and often depressing and sweary) real life blog posts.

Thoughts? Ideas? Comments telling me to stop Wenching and grow up?!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

100 Things About Me

Meridian Ariel posted this on her blog, and I thought it was a cool idea so I'm stealing it! So here we go...100 probably not so interesting things about me:

1. I moved to the other side of the country to live with my boyfriend.
2. I miss my home town of Bristol every day.
3. It took me a year to find a full time, permanent job here.
4. I hate my job
5. But I'm absurdly good at it.
6. I am very bad at doing the laundry.
7. I love to cook.
8. I can't knit with needles.
9. I love to cross stitch
10. But I hate back stitch.
11. Toy Story is my favourite film.
12. I want to have been a teenager in 50's America
13. I love Lord Byron
14. Although I don't think his poetry is all that amazing!
15. My hair is waist length.
16. I consider cutting it off daily.
17. I love heavy metal
18. My favourite band is My Dying Bride
19. I have the ticket stubs from every gig I've ever been to.
20. My first ever gig was to see Nightwish at the Astoria.
21. I love socks.
22. I drink my coffee black
23. Unless I go to Starbucks, then I drink lattes with syrup in!
24. I like my tea white with no sugar.
25. I doubt my ability as a crafter every day.
26. I doubt my ability as a grown up more than that!
27. I have a crush on Charlie Brooker.
28. And a bigger one on David Mitchell!
29. I like men with beards!
30. I have the ideas for 2 novels in my head.
31. I played D&D right up until I left Bristol.
32. I also LARPed.
33. I have a D20 necklace.
34. Scarlett O'Hara is my favourite fictional character.
35. I have read Gone With The Wind 10 times.
36. I used to sing in a band.
37. Now I mostly only sing in the car.
38. I used to go out every friday night.
39. The idea of going out really no longer appeals to me!
40. I dropped out of university.
41. I don't know what to do with my life.
42. I want to backpack across the whole of America.
43. I'd like to have children one day.
44. I have 6 pet mice.
45. I am a gamer girl.
46. I watch too much television.
47. I have watched the entire series of Buffy The Vampire Slayer three times.
48. I've only watched Angel all the way through once.
49. I don't know how to drive.
50. My first attempt at driving ended in me nearly crashing the car.
51. I love Futurama.
52. My favourite car is the Fiat 500.
53. Both the old and new versions!
54. I still have a Warhammer 40k army.
55. I am 5'4.
56. I am a proud redhead.
57. I love my eyes
58. Even though I'm blind without glasses.
59. I cannot put eyeliner on properly!
60. I could eat Sushi forever!
61. I can eat (badly) with chopsticks!
62. I had to think about this all day.
63. I can do some origami.
64. Hedgehogs are my favourite animals
65. I endeavour to be neat but am actually really untidy.
66. I'm a bit of a nerd.
67. I suffer from migraines.
68. I am a closet Elvis fan.
69. I can quote most of the Star Wars original trilogy
70. To the point where no one will watch it with me now!
71. I love corsetry.
72. I own 3 corsets.
73. I want to learn to sew corsets.
74. Gary Oldman is my favourite actor.
75. I love the Winchester boys!
76. And Captain Tightpants!
77. I have two WoW characters.
78. I haven't played WoW in over a year.
79. I have a fairly vast collection of handbags.
80. Teeth freak me out.
81. Horror films set in Asylums freak me out a lot.
82. I never leave the house without a pen and paper.
83. I wish I could have met Peter Cushing.
84. I am generally known as The Wench.
85. I often get told I'm a natural barmaid!
86. I drink proper beer!
87. And occasionally proper west country cider!
88. I currently have a headache.
89. I think Batman is an anti-hero
90. I was vegetarian for 2 years when I was 14.
91. My mum's beef stew turned me back into a meat eater.
92. My favourite perfume is Jean-Paul Gaultier's Pour Femme.
93. I wanted to be an archeologist as a kid.
94. I also wanted to be an astronaut.
95. I like chemistry.
96. I hate maths.
97. And physics.
98. I love liquorice.
99. The name of this blog reflects that!
100. I don't know anyone who will read this all the way through!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Bank Holiday Discount

I know it's a little bit late to be posting about it, but I've decided to give a 20% discount in my Etsy Shop this weekend. Any purchases made up until Midnight on Monday will have 20% of the purchase price refunded back to them, within 48 hours of payment being recieved! This doesn't include postage!

So take a look, and buy something that takes your fancy! I'm offering this on all items!