Thursday, 20 September 2018

Julip Live 2018!

 -Photos without my waffling here-

As mentioned in the previous post, I travelled down to Tetbury last week to stay with my friends Tomas and Rory and the three of us drove to Oxford for the show. We had intended to arrive super early so we could nab all the good spares and get set up, but alas, the best laid plans and all that. We did get to drive through some seriously spooky mist though...

Julip Live 2018

Julip Live 2018

To Tetbury and Beyond!


Living in Glasgow has its downsides and one of the most irritating is being so far away from many of my friends and by extension, all the Julip shows. This year I was determined to combine both of those things in one big bumper trip.

I haven't seen Tom and Rory since last year's RHS, and as this year's official Julip Live was less than an hour away from their house it seemed like the perfect way to kill the proverbial two birds with one stone and so, last Wednesday I rolled out of bed at the ungodly time of 6:38 am so my dad could run me into town to get the 8am train down south.  I’m aware that for most people that’s not much of a challenge but when you’re a night owl and don’t currently have the routine of work to adhere to, anything before 9am is waaaay too early!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sew Many New Clothes!

Max, Juno and Baxter

(and sew many sewing puns! 😜)

I've been lax as usual in posting to this blog but I've certainly been busy!

Max and Juno have been out and about rather a lot recently and are due to do so again tomorrow when I set off down to the Cotswolds to stay with friends and attend the Julip Live at the weekend!
In the meantime, here's a few new additions to the girl's wardrobes.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Sew on and Sewforth!

I've been feeling a little under the weather recently and have subsequently spent more than a few days tucked up in bed while I recovered. I find it really relaxing to sew in bed whilst watching TV (usually either let's plays on youtube or serial killer documentaries, lmao) so I've managed to get a few bits and pieces done recently which would otherwise have taken ages!


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Pride Glasgow 2018

I've had a fairly busy weekend with the Trump protest on the Friday and then Pride Glasgow the following day. Last year I went with one of my friends, but this year I went solo! The event as a whole had some serious issues, but I managed to be one of the lucky ones who avoided them!

Pride Glasgow 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

Scotland Against Trump Protest

I usually try to keep politics off this blog as these days it's all depressing af, but when we've got a fascist wannabe dictator trying to take the US back to the dark ages, sometimes you just have to take a stand for what's right, and so I did my bit by going along to one of the many protests held here in Scotland while he (unfortunately) came over to visit this week.

Despite his arguments to the contrary, nobody here likes him. Not even a little bit.

Scotland Against Trump protest

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Lake District Julip Live 2018!

As will have been pretty obvious for anyone who's read my blog for a long time, I haven't posted much Julip stuff in a while.

Lake District Live 2018

This isn't entirely by choice, but rather that my muse has wandered and affixed itself to my 1/6th scale dolls rather strongly. I still love my little rubber ponies to death, I'm just not really in the mood to do anything with them other than admire them on my shelf right now. On one hand this is incredibly depressing as they've been such a huge part of my creative life for so long, not making tack and stable stuff feels really weird, but on the other, I've still got lots of plans for the future which I fully intend to carry out at some point, so it's not like I've lost interest completely or anything. I still definitely want to make a new stable set as the old wooden ones took up waaaaay too much space and I'd like something a little more custom. I'd also really like to get back into my photostories as I really miss them and I had loads of drama that never actually made it into story form...

Anyway, I digress; you didn't come here to read about my chronic procrastination, did you?

(I mean if you did you're certainly in the right place but that's besides the point...)

Regardless of whether or not I'm in 'the Julip zone', I'm never going to miss out on going to shows and the annual Lake District Live hosted by Stacey and her mum is honestly one of my favourite shows to go to. As with all Julip shows, by it's very nature it's chilled out and great fun, with a really friendly atmosphere. I've been going with my friends Heather and Magda for the last couple of years which has only added to the great holiday roadtrip feel of the whole thing. We usually find a B&B to stay in near the show hall, but this time ended up in lovely Morecambe at the Trevelyan Guesthouse.