Monday, 18 January 2010

what with being ill and everything i have had a bit of time on my hands and i've been filling it with a very productive craft! about a year ago my auntie julie taught me to knit and gave me a pattern to knit some corsages which my mother has agreed to sell at her next school fair. so now i've been knitting the really easy pattern to make a few which i sew a button in the middle and attach a safety pin to or a hairband for presents or to sell. here are a few pictures:

here's the finished article on my pyjamas which pins on at the back.

here are two of the finished ones. these two have both got pins at the back. i usually like to put a completementary coloured button but these ones were for friends who asked for these colours.

the blue wool is a wool that i'm currently working on. you can also kind of see the green knitted part which is the corsage before it has all been sewn together.

i hope you enjoyed a small peek into the workings of a master. haha- no that's definitely my god-mother... ;)

Sunday, 17 January 2010

my god-mother auntie julie yesterday gave me a task to do with being ill in bed and everything. she also gave me the over-the-top award and i would just like 2 say that i feel that this is a great honour and i want to thank my friends and family in particular for the amazingness that is this award. she also gave me a task 2 do 2 take my mind off being ill. i have to answe each of these questions with only one word so... here goes:

1. Where is your cell phone? bed
2. Your hair? blondeish
3. Your mother? anne
4. Your father? ari
5. Your favourite food? coleslaw
6. Your dream last night? strawberries?!?!
7. Your favourite drink? icetea (that's ine word?!?!)
8. Your dream/goal? mummy
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? radio
11. Your fear? birds
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? university
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? short
15. Muffins? YES!!!
16. Wish list item? wellness
17. Where did you grow up? germanland
18. Last thing you did? sleeeeep
19. What are you wearing? pyjamas
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet(s)? none
22. Your friends? lots
23. Your life? big
24. Your mood? ill
25. Missing someone? friends!!!
26. Vehicle? underage...
27. Something you're not wearing? socks...
28. Your favourite store? boots
29. Your favourite colour? teal
30. When was the last time you laughed? dinner
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Your best friend? hannah
33. One place that I go over and over? finland
34. One person that e.mails me regularly? lena
35. Favourite place to eat? anywhere...

thankyou auntie julie 4 the temporary amusement!!! xxx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

being ill sucks

i'm in bed at the moment with a horrible fever, a cough and a really nasty headache. on top of that all my asthma is playing up!!! it's horrible... i'm supposed to relax and stay in be but this is so uncomfortable!!! if anyone comes across a point in their day when they're bored stiff and don't know what 2 do with themselves i am free for visits. ;)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

st john ambulance!

i'm off to my st john ambulance meeting later which i always look forward to every week. the only problem is all the forms that i'm constantly waiting to come through! i handed in my joining pack early november and i'm still waiting for my crb check to go through and my references to go through! i know that a crb check is always necessary but i'm only 16! and i can't go and help the public until everything's come through... i'm also a cadet which means that i intend to spend this evening covered in plasticine, makeup and fake blood while undertaking a casualty simulation! fun. ;)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

prom dress shopping

i went shopping today in colchester in an attempt 2 find a prom dress in the sales. there is a beautiful shop called vintage on crouch street which sells second-hand 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s dresses. i found a lovely silk, floor-length dress in a turquoise-blue but it's a bit tight. it's quite cheap relly but i think i'll get it and lose some weight... ;) i know that prom's in the summer but dresses are a lot cheaper now!
i have a critical thinking exam on monday (fingers-crossed- with this weather nothing is certain!) which school says i have 2 do... i'm trying not 2 worry about it but still...

Friday, 8 January 2010


i seem 2 b doing A LOT of baking at the moment! i think it's just a tool 2 stay in the nice cosy warm kitchen eating my baked goodies... ;) yesterday i made DELICIOUS oat crunchies, the recipe 4 which i include below. I got the recipe from school and they taste like really good buttery hobnobs. The recipe should make around 24 depending on how u cut the dough.

100g butter
70g golden sugar
1 teaspoon golden syrup
3 teaspoons boiling water
100g self raising flour
50g rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 170C (fan oven)
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add syrup and boiling water and beat well.
  3. Stir in oats and flour. Mix well.
  4. Roll into a sausage shape.
  5. Cut into 20-24 pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into a ball, place on a greased baking sheet and flatten with the back of a fork.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cool on a wire rack.

I hope you enjoy making these! They are really quick, easy and tasty to make so enjoy! If this works I'll add more tasty ones because I have also recently made lots of other biscuits such as rose water ones- which were really delicate and tasty- and lemon and sasame seed biscuits which are waiting for me in the oven now!

Friday, 1 January 2010

first post!

just thought i'd show you the four walls of one of my favourite places ever- my bedroom!