Friday, 31 December 2010

2010...The year that was

Cabochon images from The Blythe, however, is mine (eee!)
Yep, so I blinked and missed 2010. I must have because I truly can't seem to recall what I've done with this year. It hasn't been a bad year...but I can't seem to shake off the feeling that I should be doing more. I guess that's where my resolutions come in. I've been thinking about them for the past week or so (hurrah for time away from the office!) and have done a lot of exciting planning about some of the things I want to do...but more on that tomorrow.

Back in October I made my first post with four simple goals I hoped to achieve by the end of 2010. So how did I do?

1. Start a blog (and perhaps most important - maintain regular posts!) - well I did this...kinda. I at least got as far as starting a blog...further than I've got before. I just need to give it a structure and post more regularly with things that are actually useful/ interesting. The posting I have done has been incredibly fun so it is definitely something I want to do more of.

2. Watch one new film every week - Now this I've done...and because of it I've watched some great films that will be on my ever-growing list of films I adore. Some of the best? (500) Days of Summer, Predators, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, A Christmas Story and Coraline...little gems of magic, every single one

3. Learn to crochet - I can't believe I still haven't done this. I have the book...the hook and the wool but after my first disastrous attempt I haven't had the motivation to go back and try again. However, there are many super cute creatures waiting for me to create them so it's going on my list for next year.

4. Change my surname back to my maiden name - Now this I've done - best decision ever...I still have some places to change my name...but I'm getting there and it feels good 


So all in all? Not too bad. My crochet hook is judging me...but that's about it. I'm really looking forward to 2011...I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I think about...possibly because it will be the year of the Rabbit...seriously...fuzzy bunnies...what's not to love?

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Moomin Maths

I'm stuck in the spiralling panic of realising that I've left making everyone's Christmas presents until the last minute at the moment.

I mean - thinking 'hey I'm going to make presents, not buy presents this year' was all very lovely but apparently it had escaped my attention that I would actually need to make the time for Christmas day.

Still, before I return to the panic...and stitching Motley Crue onto a notebook (don't ask) is a little piece of sheer joy. I can't even tell you how happy this sum makes me...





Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd providing the voice of Moomintroll in the new Moomin movie which seems to have been created in a beautiful vintage style? 

It literally doesn't get any better than that.

Right...back to my spiral of panic I go.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Batman and his Pug

I love Pugs. I'm not sure when the switch was turned on in my brain that has led me to worshipping at their little Puggy alter, but it has happened, and I do love them so.

Owning a Pug is on my 'to do in the next ten years list', but I don't think it will happen in the near future. So for now, I amuse myself with watching clips of Pugs on Youtube, clips like this...

...which I make Nick watch approximately 10 times a day...leading him to draw little pieces of genius like this...
Yep...Batman and his pug. I love this more than I can ever say.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

The worlds most owl-tastic calendar? I think so!

Owl Lover 2011 Calendar

My obsession with owls has always lingered in the back of my mind but over the past couple of years it has pushed itself to the front, and those little fuzzy dudes with the giant eyes are slowly taking over my life *shifty eyes*

So imagine my glee when I stumbled upon this blog. Imagining it? Now imagine what happened when I discovered the Owl Lover 2011 Calendar - with a selection of images from some seriously amazing artists.

Now go...ensure that every month of 2011 is as owl-tastic as it can be. I'm off to decide on which 12 images to include...not easy.