Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Pony Painting with my Pals and other Fun Stuff

Friends are great things to have in general, but friends that don't mind driving eight hours across the country to see you and play with ponies are the best.

Tom and Rory visit

NaMoPaiMo 2019!

I've been procrastinating more than usual recently, and as a result my documentation of this year's event has been delayed by far too long!

I filmed as I painted, so there’ll eventually be a full video tutorial on YouTube at some point once I’ve got round to editing it all!

For a project like NaMoPaiMo, success can be measured in many different ways.
For some, success can be as simple as adding paint to a model after years of no motivation, or trying out a new colour or technique. For others, it can be more specific, like finally finishing that AR you’ve been putting off painting because you lacked the confidence to even start it, or nailing the perfect dappling technique.

Everybody’s experience is entirely their own, and therefore, in the words of the inimitable Bob Ross:

’we don’t make mistakes, we make happy accidents’

That said, I made my fair share of mistakes this year, but I think the successes drowned them out overall.

‘Primrose’ - NaMoPaiMo pony 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The Fresh Squad Unboxing!

After what feels like forever, I finally have two of the three lads from The Fresh Squad! I wish in hindsight I’d got Anthony as well but hey-ho, I’m happy with the two I ended up with anyway!

I’d really like to do some tutorial videos and things this year, so I thought I’d do what all the cool kids are doing these days and do an unboxing video to test things out as I haven’t made any proper videos in years. (with the exception of my stopmotions) Hopefully it isn’t too cringey - even when I’m alone in the house I get myself super nervous in front of a camera and had to edit out several minutes of me forgetting how to word and going off on a tangent! XD Any future videos would likely have me behind the camera with a voiceover and not actually in the frame, but I didn’t want to faff about with the big tripod this time so you’ll just have to put up with my face! XD

Anyway, without any further ado, here it is!

I’m in full on studio tidying mode so my desk is completely obscured by craft supplies and doll clothes, so I haven’t been able to take any photos of them yet, but I’ll post something on here later hopefully as they’re very photogenic!

If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see in a future video, please let me know! I’m determined to actually get my arse in gear this year when it comes to productivity so I thought this would be a good thing to aim towards.

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!