I have committed the cardinal sin of blogging – not blogging. Unfortunately two weeks ago I developed a repetitive strain injury (RSI) in my wrists and hands from all of the work, blogging, craft and graphic design study I had been doing.
The doctor said I had to take time out from blogging, craft and study and just focus on work until I was better. It killed me to come home and not get to do anything with my hands and I have been going crazy thinking about all the things I want to do but can’t. I did catch up on a lot of TV shows though! The good news is that I am on the mend, my hands and wrists hurt less each day and I have been gradually increasing my work load and have added my study back into the schedule. If you ever develop RSI listen to your doctor, as it can develop into a pretty serious injury if you ignore it.
So over the next few weeks you can expect fewer blogs from me, however I have decided to try out video blogging so keep an eye out for that! For now, these are a few of the illustrations I have had to work on (slowly and carefully) for my graphic design course.
The boy is finally home! I had an eventful three weeks of work, assignments, sewing, knitting, catch-ups with family and friends and living on my own for the first time ever (for an entire week)! While I got a lot done I am super glad that my Mister is home and we can enjoy some down-time together.
I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite things that my lovely man brought back for me from Los Angeles – he spoils me good!
Magnetic Polaframes from Urban Outfitters.
Plenty of boxes of Milk Duds to feed my addiction!
Some of the prettiest charms to go on my Anthropologie necklace.
Make-up in rosy colours and my favourite perfume.
And the two cute jumpers in the photo at the very top of course! I have such a wonderful boyfriend, so glad to have him back!
Aside from Citizen Kane* I love just about any old classic, but when it comes to choosing a film on a Friday night I tend to reach for the new release over the tried and true classic films. So this Try Something New Tuesday I am going to watch Funny Face! I adore everything about Audrey Hepburn and this film looks like a real treat, especially with the dancing extraordinaire that is Fred Astaire. It should be the perfect thing to watch after tap class!
Here are some of my favourite old classics:
Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Who doesn’t love this gem of a movie?
The Way We Were: Oh Robert Redford, he’s such a charmer and Barbra Streisand is adorable as Katie. Warning: this movie will make you cry.
Singin’ In The Rain: Gene Kelly, what a babe! His fancy footwork in this film is oh-so-incredible, it’s not to be missed!
Houseboat: Oh my gosh, it’s just not fair that someone can be as beautiful as Sophia Loren!
What are your favourite old classics?
*I had to watch Citizen Kane about a thousand times while I was at university – I get that it made waves in the way that films were made and I really appreciate it for that but I just cannot like this movie no matter how hard I try. I find this quite amusing seeing as my boyfriend is a director!
I finally made a dress! After many failed attempts at sewing clothing I managed to finish something, and it doesn’t look too bad either!
The pattern is from the book Sew La Tea Do by Pip Lincolne. If you are a beginner at sewing like me and are wanting to try your hand at clothing I recommend this book over those tricky patterns by Vogue and McCall’s. Pip explains things in plain English so you aren’t suffering trying to understand all the different acronyms at the same time as trying not to sew your leg holes together (I have done this before).
There are also some really cute sewing patterns for the home tucked away inside and a yummy recipe! Ok, I think I have convinced you enough!
Sorry about the blurry photos, I couldn’t keep my hand steady after a morning of non-stop sewing! Happy weekend!