Music Crush - Grimes

I've found my sound of 2012 and its in the shape of Miss Grimes. Don't be fooled by her hypnotising, angelic tones or 90's girl next door looks (and I wish I had a neighbour like her!) 
She's edgy, beautiful and with lyrics like, "someone could break your neck, coming up behind you always coming and you'd never have a clue", haunts your mind long after you've listened... and you really should!

If your a lover of synth music with haunting, melodic vocals that take you back to your childhood, (I listened to a lot of Julee Cruise of Twin Teaks fame) then you'll love Grimes, and I certainly do! 

Win Teacup Castle goodies - giveaway!

Ooo! I'm pretty excited about this! 
It's my first giveaway hosting and when lovely people at Teacup Castle contacted me I felt very honoured! The Etsy shop is fab with cute little charms and trinkets. 
And you can win these fabulous Bow earrings and Rose cameo necklace! 
Pretty good!
All you have to do is enter below, its the first time I'm using Rafflecopter for a giveaway so if you have any problems please let me know!
The winner will be chosen at random on the 13th May, good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

My week in pics

Ahhh...its been a busy week! Traveling, working, designing and going on a girly spa day, its a tough life! Ha! 
This week I've been loving...
Marshmallow stir-in hot chocolate! Love it!

Pastel pink hair dye (pics coming soon!)

 Company magazine - my new favourite magazine with its free eye liners! I love a pressie!

I've been away from my little crafty workshop for a while so here's some projects for you guys coming up!

See you soon 

Fashion Crush - Meadham Kirchhoff

There's nothing like falling in love and this spring I've got a mega crush on Meadham Kirchhoff's cutely surreal designs.
I'm sooo inspired by the pastel pallet, kitsch motifs and feminist edge, fashion that makes a statement and looks this cute, LOVE IT!!!

I'm really a Mermaid....really

I've been sooo inspired by mermaids I'm busy designing a new collection called "I'm really a Mermaid", heres a little peek into my inspiration!
Are you loving the mermaid look?

Pretty Pastel Hair - How to

I LOVE pretty pastel hair and its perfect as part of a spring time look.

When I was 12 I dyed my hair like this with highlighter pens. I wouldn't recommend it!
Here's a better way to do it!

It's a quick and easy way to get some super cute pastel highlights. Plus it washes out easy and wont damage your hair. You need soft oil pastels, simply take small sections of your hair and paint away!

Fancy something a bit more permanent? Take a look at this great beauty DIY from the amazing The Beauty Department blog.
Have fun!


Crafty Easter! - Eggs

Here's some fun decorative ideas for some cute Easter Eggs!
Add a touch of class with these elegant vintage pictures, simply paste them onto the hard eggs. Easy.
My personal favourite (as I'm a sucker for glitter) is to cover them in fab glitter!
What cuties! Cut out gorgeous paper silhouettes, stick them on the egg and paint around them. When the paint is dry carefully peel of the paper!

And what about these lovelies! Take the top of an egg and use the egg inside, what about a fried egg? Then carefully wash out the egg shell, add a wick and wax. Easy!
Make this amazing decorative egg!
You'll never guess how you make them and its super easy?!

With these!

You need 100% silk for this to work. Make sure to check the labels to make sure you’re not buying polyester, which can look similar. You can grab these at charity shops and car boots sales for only a few pounds!

It's a real surprise as to how the colours will turn out so have a go and find out!

First, deconstruct the tie. Snip the seams and remove the lining so you are just left with the silk.
Next you cut a piece large enough to cover an egg. Wrap the egg with the right side of the fabric making contact with the egg. The right side is the printed side, or the side that would be on the outside of the tie. You want to try to wrap the fabric as tight as you can without breaking the egg of course. The more direct contact the silk has with the egg shell the clearer the imprint of the pattern. Where there are folds in the fabric you’ll get kind of a swirly water color effect. I love those parts- it adds to the charm. Once wrapped, tie with a piece of string or a twisty tie. (Do yourself a favor and go with the twisty tie!)
After the eggs are wrapped in silk, you’re going to wrap them again with a light colored light weight piece of fabric. An old pillowcase, sheet, or thin dish cloth is perfect.
Put all those little guys in a pot and cover them with water. Add 1/4 vinegar and bring it to a boil. After about 20 minutes you can remove the eggs and set them in a colander or on a towel to dry and cool. Once they’re cool enough to handle you can remove the fabric.

It’s always a surprise to see what went on in that little package.

Have a fab time with these!