Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Someones drawn on me again...

So Mum and I went to the London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco docks near Tower Hill last Friday. This is the second time we've been and it did not dissapoint. Got there for 11.30 when it opened and after queuing we got in about 10minutes later.

We had a look around and mum spotted a art print that caught her eye. It was of a hawk. She wanted an owl done in the style of this hawk so had a chat with the artist Jeremy justice from Seatlle.

He was booked all day but agreed to get her in before all his appointments started.

She sat like a trooper and it took an hour.

Placing the stencil

Jeremy Justice at work

The finished tattoo, you cant see the detail here, but he really put effort in creating the owls facial features.

So after Mum had hers done, I couldnt resist anymore. I was not going to get one as I didnt have enough money, however mum came to the rescue and gave me a loan. I knew what i wanted but needed to find the right artist. I wanted someone who could life like swallows instead of traditional. I wasn't seeing anyone that caught my eye, when all of a sudden mum spotted a guys portfolio that had a real life swallow in a gourgeous red colour. I told him what we wanted and he drew this free hand for me.

So this is half way through, this took just over an hour at this stage and it hurt. Although the ribs are not the most painful spot for me, it still takes some concentration.

So after 3 hours of work here is the finished article. Its very red here and doesnt do it justice but a final pic will come later. I just need to loose some weight now, photo does not put my tummy in a good light.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

It's a dogs life

Yesterday I spent my lunch break over Hampstead Heath with one of my work colleagues. He's off on holiday so brought his two dogs down for me to meet.

They are two lovely Staffies. Tony is the black and white one and peej is the all white cutie pie.

They loved chasing each other and it was lovely to finally meet them as i'd heard so much about them.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Pop up vintage fair Hampstead 18/09/11

So yesterday I went to my first Pop up Vintage fair in Hampstead. I didn't know what to expect as I've never been to a London one before. I have been to one where I live, however unfortunately there was not a good turn out.

Got there for 11am and it was already really busy. It had some lovely stalls selling some beautiful items. There was lovely gold dress hanging up which would have been perfect for our vintage themed new years eve party that my friennds are planning but it went before I could take another look.

 The hall was set out great and you could have a good old rummage through the rails.

 We got to try out some of  Vintage Teatime delicious cake. I opted for a coffee. I needed waking up due to it being a Sunday. 'One lump for me'

The tables were set out beautifully. I wanted to take the roses home :)

We had lush cake. I opted for the Victoria sponge with real strawberries and the other half went for the red velvet cake which was just as yummy.

I got to have a dinky vintage cup which made the experience fab! I need to purchase myself one of these now. I also am sporting my brand new 'Rockalily' Lipstick in 'Vintage Vixen' greatly named if I do say so myself. Still not sure on my full fringe though

 Fellow tea drinkers and cake eaters.

 There were some lovely cup cakes on sale but I didnt get to try one. Maybe next time :)

So I got my lipstick that I have been banging on about for the past week. Thought i'd like 'Vintage Vixen' the most and I did although 'Rockette Red' was a close second. Maybe next pay day ;) The owner Ree Ree was very lovely and looked amazing. Adored her leopard print bandana and dress. I hope she made lots of sales as her stall looked cute. I also wanted to buy a print off  the stall next door but didnt have enough money. Maybe next time.

So the next fair is on October 30th and I shall defiantely visit it again.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Give it some lip!

Hoping to get one of these lovely shades on Sunday at the pop up vintage fair in Hampstead.. Exciting!!!!

Beautiful Hampstead

Yesterday I had a site meeting in Hampstead and whilst waiting I saw some beautiful sites.

In the background you can see London's skyline.

I saw this lovely house, the window reminds me of the castle in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'


So it's Friday. Yey!

Woke up this morning and thought it was the middle of the night. It was so dark this morning. Cant believe soon it will be even darker in the mornings and evenings.

Yesterday I got my hair cut and coloured at Vintage Rock . Thought i'd try out a fuller fringe however I don't like it so now I have a short side fringe. Give it a week though and it will have grown already.

This was what I was wearing in my hair on Wednesday. Cute butterfly clip.

Yesterday I sported my nans scarf in my hair again. Little did I know my beautiful fringe would go.

Finally, I have gotten into home baking again. I made this lasagne on Wednesday and it was so big, its substituted as my lunch for the past two days.

I am hoping to bake another pear crumble this week or I might bake some cup cakes at some point. I feel this the start of a beautiful baking career ;)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Ball Player

As well as being a grand prix bunny, Arthur likes to play with several toys I got him.

Mum got him the green ball and last night he was rolling it around.

Grand Prix Rabbit

So those of you who know me will know who Arthur is but those of you who dont wont.

Arthur is my 18 week old French Lop rabbit. I got him after my Gilly died back in May as it was getting very lonley in my one bedroom house all by myself.

So Arthur is quite a character, he has had the snip but so far has not quietened down at all. Last night he decided to be part of the grand prix by doing several laps around the sofa.

He also has a fascination with the curtains and likes to get behind them. I think my neighbours must think I am a curtain twitcher when he gets behind them.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Pop up Vintage Fairs London



11:00 am


4:00 pm
POP UP VINTAGE FAIRS LONDON is an exciting Vintage Fair held in two different venues in Hampstead NW London and now a new location has been added - the Islington Assembly Hall at the Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1.


The Hampstead Town Hall will have two halls crammed full of gorgeous vintage delights from the best handpicked vintage traders who will be joining us for some vintage decadence.

::: 30 individual stalls :::
::: Selling vintage fashion, accessories, jewellery, homeware, antiques & more :::

Whether you just want to browse and enjoy the eclectic mix of stalls, pick up some bargains, or relax with afternoon tea and cake, POP UP VINTAGE FAIRS LONDON is the place to spend your Sunday.

Our dates for 2011

::: Sunday 29th May ::: Hampstead Town Hall :::
::: Sunday 19th June ::: Hampstead Town Hall :::
::: Sunday 24th July ::: St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill ::: (Summer Spectacular)
::: Sunday 18th Sept ::: Hampstead Town Hall :::
::: Sunday 30th Oct ::: St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill :::
::: Sunday 20th Nov ::: Islington Assembly Hall ::: NEW VENUE!
::: Sunday 4th Dec ::: St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill ::: (Xmas Extravaganza)

:::Open 11 - 4 :::
:::£3 Entry :::
:::£2 NUS :::

07716 295998

Hoping to make an appearance at this. Plus its where I look after for work now so could always do a bit of pothole spotting

Rockibiliy Make up

Ree Ree Rockette uploaded this awesome video of her showing how to put on rockibiliy style make up.

Love it, esp the quirky music


Coffee number 2

Today is the first day of the rest of my blogging life.

Currently at work drinking coffee number 2. Not bad seeing as yesterday I had 5!

I have no idea where the obsession with coffee came from, I think since getting a job in London over a year ago, its just the norm. But the strange thing is I never drink tea or coffee at home! It seems its a working week thing.

So got some tips from ReeRee Rockette and have worn a polka dot scarf that once belonged to my nan to work tied around my hair. Looks really cute and cant wait to experiment with different looks. I am looking to treating myself to one of her lipsticks when I get paid on Thursday. Im thinking of going for  Vintage Vixen