Etsy Etsy Etsy

Ok, so anyone that knows me also knows that I am completely obsessed with Etsy.

I can spend hours on that website, and before you think wow Holly, stop it, then you might actually keep your money for a change- this is actually without buying a single thing (that is what I call willpower my friends). I just love looking at people’s creations, and all the handmade things on there makes it an extremely inspiring place to be.

So, today I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite sellers, and some things that I simply wish I could have.

First of all, we have Dan- Ah Kim‘s shop. Here we find a beautiful collection of illustrations available for sale, and I just love them. I am always extremely jealous of anyone that can draw illustrations, because any time I try to draw anything cartoon like, I always end up with a drawing that looks like something a 5 year old did. Sigh.

Anyway, my favourite ones at the moment are these, just because I love the colour, the style, everything.

Right, next I have something that no gadget obsessed girl can resist. Cute phone cases.

I have to admit, I have a huuuuuge weakness when it comes to phone cases, I’ve even got a section of one of the drawers in my bedroom dedicated to them!

Blossom in May  sells some of the most adorable sleeves out there, and they will custom make a case to fit the size of your phone. I purchased one of these cute things for my beloved samsung galaxy s2, and it fits a treat. Inside they even put a lovely velvety type fabric which is great because it actually cleans your phone screen as you slide it in and out of the case. Perfect ha!!! 🙂

And finally, I have found a seller that sells some of the cutest dresses i’ve seen on etsy. They are unbelievably lovely, and although they are well out of my price range, I always have fun looking at them and gaining inspiration and ideas for things I could add to my (overflowing) wardrobe.

Frances Baker sells handmade, eco friendly clothing that is, to me, extremely stylish. I’m someone that just cant resist girly dresses, and anything that looks even slightly vintage is perfect in my opinion.

I love the photo’s here too, natural poses and the sunny countryside make me beyond happy haha!

I could go on forever really, but I’ll leave here.

Are any of you obsessed with etsy, or am I alone in my weird ways?  I actually am planning on starting my very own etsy shop soon, so look forward to it haha!!!

À bientôt!!

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Pandora Bracelet

So, the lovely Karen from Style Crumb noticed from my Mulberry video that I have a Pandora bracelet, and suggested that I do a post  about the charms as there dont seem to be many around on wordpress.

I thought it was a PERFECT idea so here we are! 🙂

I’ve had my bracelet for about 2 and a half years now, and over that time i’ve managed to collect quite a number of charms.

I like to rearrange my bracelet every so often because I’m a loser, and I prefer my bracelet to look quite empty so that the charms move around when I move my arm, rather than filling the whole thing completely with charms.

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What I would really love would be a couple of gold charms to throw on to give my bracelet more colour, but as they are around £200 each i’m pretty sure that will never happen (and even if I did buy one, it would look odd on its own wouldn’t it?)

That’s all for today heh, do any of you guys have pandora bracelets? (now im in the mood to buy some more charms oh no haha!)

À bientôt!!

(P.S dont forget to check out Karen’s blog, she is really lovely <3)

 

 

Mulberry

Today I received my beautiful Mulberry handbag that I have wanted forever through the post!

As a girl who loves anything pretty, this bag has been on my wanted list for ages, but originally priced at £670, it was rather out of my price range…

On boxing day however, I was lazing about on my laptop when I happened to click onto the Mulberry website to lust over the pretty things that I couldn’t afford. Then something magical happened. I saw the word sale.

I literally screamed when I saw that my bag, the bag I had lusted over for so long had been reduced by almost 50%. I’m not even kidding, I literally screamed.

And now I have it in my arms and its beautiful and I’m so so so happy. And broke. But happy.

I made a vlog with me rambling about the bag for like 12 hours (ok maybe that’s an exaggeration but ha) its basically an unboxing and I hope you enjoy my awkwardness 🙂

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I just realised how many times I say basically and nice in that video wow how embarrassing haha.

Anyway I love it and i’m really happy and it has definitely made my pretty crappy week a lot better 🙂

À bientôt!!

Happy New Year

Now that 2013 is officially upon us, i feel its time to welcome in the new year with some sparkly champagne and a few resolutions to make this year fabulous.

Personally, i always like to have more than one resolution, and i always like to make them pretty achievable. My continuous resolutions that i still haven’t finished from last year include bake more yummy cakes more often and learn more french. Haha! Thinking about it, I should probably learn how to cook some more proper food because my limit is literally toast. With the occasional tin of pasta shapes if im feeling adventurous ooh!

This year, however, I have gone for~

1. Visit a place that I have never been to before.
This has crept onto my list for the past few years, and it is always the most satisfying resolution to fulfil. In 2012 I was lucky enough to visit Paris for the first time in my life, a city I have since completely fallen in love with. To say that I would move there in an instant is an understatement, it is a beautiful city with a fabulous way of life, the only thing stopping me from returning straight away is the boredom that i like to call college. Sigh.

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Here are a couple of the photos I took on my trip. I was so lucky to be blessed with such a beautiful sky on my first morning in Paris. Beautiful Beautiful.

2. Eat better, be skinnier. 

I want to be skinny and elegant. Waif-like and delicate. I know its an unhealthy obsession, and I know im skinny enough already. But if i just loose a few more pounds i will be happy. I promise.
Really I just want to be stricter with my day to day food routine and cut back on the amount of ‘treats’ that i allow myself throughout the week. I want to tone my arms and I want a completley flat stomach. I want to look good for summer (bikini season is fast approaching!)

3. Spend more time dedicating myself to college art.
I need to begin to live breathe and sleep the kind of art that my college needs me to submit. I may not enjoy the themes that we have been given to study as much as i enjoy my own kind of art that I spend hours and hours reading about, but I need to put in effort to enjoy what I’m doing more. If i put in the effort now, when it comes to picking uni courses and making scary life changing decicions I hope I will be more prepared for that than I am at the moment. One of the reasons i havent applied to a uni for next year like pretty much everyone my age is because i still dont know exactly what kind of art i want to do in life. Or even if I want to restrict myself to one media at all. Who knows.

4. Blog frequently to fill my spare time reminding myself of the things that inspire me.
If I begin to loose hope, if I begin to question why I have chosen the art path at all in my life,(which trust me, has been happening a lot lately purely because I have no solid idea about my future), I hope that this blog will be somewhere that I can call home, somewhere which holds all of my true creative influences and somewhere that gives me comfort. I will gradually begin posting my own work, maybe this blog will even become something that universities would be interested in seeing- part of my portfolio in some ways.

5. Dont forget about the small pleasures in life.
Things like scented candles and fairy lights, face packs and long bubble baths, laying in the grass on a summers day and simply having time alone. I need to remember to take a break every now and then, to relax and just enjoy some of the simpler things in life, the things that make me the happiest.

Finally, enjoy life.
I’m young and I need to remember not to stress about every small thing. Sure, there will be times when i have lots of deadlines, personal issues and annoyances, but I need to remember to just breathe. I need to remember that more than likely everything will turn out fine in the end, and the stressing will have been completley pointless and unessecary.

I need to remember to keep life sparkly and fun ^^
What are your new years resolutions? Do you usually stick to them? Let me know in the comments and i will give you a cupcake of your choice 🙂

À bientôt!! ❤

The Ballerinas

As someone who has been taking ballet classes for my whole life, when I stumbled upon this collection of work I couldn’t have been more thrilled.

Created by photographer Dane Shitagi, the ballerina project is an ongoing project with the aim of exploring not only the visual beauty of ballet, but also an attempt at capturing the passion and heart of the dancers behind the Photographs.

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These images never fail to make me smile, stunningly beautiful not only because of the dancers themselves, but the natural compositions and dusky monotone colours.

So, here’s to the ballerinas, making the world a more sparkly place everyday~

À bientôt ^^