Life Lessons I’ve Learned Since Taking The Rose Coloured Glasses Off.

Okay. Time for a deep (ish) blog post. Life lessons and the one’s I learned the hard way. Or simply noticed as I got older and less inclined to listen to bullshit. Let me know which ones you knew or ones I may not mention in the comments. Its always good to learn more.

1. People and success. The mass majority of people in your life really don’t want you to succeed at all. They want you to do well but not better than them. And thats a scary thing to accept. It hit me when my mum would smug over the fact that I didn’t get tbe job I wanted or when I went through my times of unemployment.

2. The only person you can actually count on is yourself in this world. Too many people will expect something or some form of payment in return if they help you. And some peoplejust can not be counted on in the least.

3. Your gonna lose some people. Whether that’s cause people have moved away, grown apart or a little fight that has grown ugly. Sometimes it’s a good thing to leave people behind and others your gonna miss like crazy. But unfortunalety it happens. If you have people you want to keep in your life then keep them there.

4. The world will try to make you feel ashamed of your beliefs. Stick to your guns and you beliefs. Don’t let anyone change you or tell you how to act. We are all awesome and should be allowed to feel awesome.

5. Being an adult can suck. Like seriously can I go back to being a kid please? Try and keep those childish hobbies alive. You like pokemon?? Fantastic so do I. You like collecting stamps. That’s awesome. What about that secert love for dinosaurs? Don’t be afraid of sharing your passions and hobbies with others.

6. Last but not least. Learn how to love yourself. It will be the greatest thing you will ever do. I’m perfect for me and only me. I love my flaws and scars. My history aint pretty but it has made me how I am. I’ll be honest with you I used to hate myself. But now I love myself and who I am, from my tattooed ankles all the way to my button nose.

Really enjoyed writing this little ranty like post. Do you agree with any of these? Have you got any that you would like to share, let folk know in the comments.

Until next time my lovelies.

Xx

Plans and Building in 2018!

Hello my lovelies. How are you all? 2018 is just round the corner and I thought this would once again be a great time to share some plans that I hope to get on the ball in 2018.

PERSONAL

Languages. I’ve always wanted to learn a new language for such a long time and in 2018 I’m so determined to do just that. My place of work has so many languages going on and I love the sound of all of them!! 

Swimming. Ross and I plan on going swimming 3 times a week to help with our health. He wants to get healthier and so do I. My breathing has been a damn nightmare and needs sorting. We also plan on being better with our food too!!

Planning, goal setting and journaling. These are personal little goals that I need to work on and keep them going strong. I’ve loved goal setting so far this year. I just need to get my head round the journaling thing. (Everyone else’s journals are so pretty and detailed. Mine is just super plain and boring.)

SHOP

My cute little shop will be worked on a great deal in 2018. I’ve wanted this for years and now that I have it I intend on making it work. Many new ideas are in the works, with some super cuties in development. (Keep an eye on my insta for sneak peaks!) Buisiness cards will be created too and if things go well, a whole website may be in the works. I don’t want to give too much away yet but all I can say is too much cuteness!!

SOCIAL

My plan on being more active on social medias for 2018, this way I can help provide a brilliant level of customer service and people can ask questions. A social media page will be made for the shop too. I’m getting excited that’s for sure!!

Youtube. That was going well but with the lack of a decent camera and editing tools it will take a while to do well. But I don’t plan on giving up on it!! 

My blog is going strong and I defo plan on keeping this going. Some updates are needed and maybe a revamp too. Lets see what happens.

So far 2018 looks like it is going to be an amazing year, with saving for a house and hoping to drive next year it looks like an adventure. And I can not wait to see how things turn out. And I hope that you, my lovely readers will continue to support my blog well into 2018. 

What are your plans for next year?? 

Until next time my lovelies. Xx

Patchwork Animal Plushies

Hello my lovelies. How are you all doing on this rather wet looking day? I’ve been great, from working alot on nightshift and making time for crafty adventures. 

I really want to show you 2 of my latest pieces I’ve recently made. So here they are, my patchwork animals:

My Patchwork Piggy

This one turned out really well! The felt is from the Dovecraft Essentials in pink. You can you colour theme packs from the Works for £2!! I got loads of different colours. The fabric was from a subrciption box that I used to get. I’m so happy with how this turned out although it got rather annoying with the measurements and then the stuffing part. I didn’t want to over stuff this little one. I love the nose and my blanket stiches here. 

My Patchwork Robin

This little guy is a little wonky. I had wanted him to be more circle in shape but it’s either the way I’ve sewn him or stuffed him. The beak is also my first attempt at statin stich on felt!!! While not perfect it went really well. I think I’ll stick to the size of my piggy though as it seems more reasonable in size. But I’m still proud of how the robin turned out. 

I have loads more ideas for the Patchwork Animals so keep an eye on the shop. May even make some cute fruit and other bits too. Super enjoying the sewing time and the creative side. Also nice to see some of my fabrics getting used!! 

Any advice or recommendations are highly welcome for getting better. 

Until next time folks. Xx

Life with NO Internet

Well it happened. It finally happened. Knew it was coming but gutted that it’s so soon. What you may ask? My data ran out and I have no internet in the flat yet. So I’m currently sat in the local library mooching off their free wifi. 

The last few days has kinda made me realise just how much I depend on the internet. Finding local places, youtube, twitter, instagram etc. Never really noticed how big a part they played in my life until they where actually gone. How often I reach for my phone to check twitter for the latest gossip or info on whats happening in the world. Or scrolling through instagram and wishing I was on a white beach somewhere. 

Can’t complain to much though. My flat is spotless, and sorted. Clothes orginised as much as possible. Boxes have become a makeshift wardrobe. 😄 I’ve read some books I forgot I had and now half way through a sketchbook!!! Even got a night time routine going on for relaxing. It just goes to show how much of a distraction the internet is. But I do miss it for music playing in the background or finding something out. 

I’m now a regular at the local library, staff have been lovely and really helpful too. Got even more books out and plan on reading them later on. 

But I gotta go, library is joined to the school and my peace has been shattered by excited children. Heart warming to see really. 

Anyway until next time. 

Xx

25 Things About Me (Get too Know Me)

Hello my lovelies. How are you all this bitter, sunny day? Hope your week has been a positive one. Mine has been a strange mixture. Stay tuned for updates!! 

Recently I’ve been looking through some old posts and it dawned on me that I haven’t done a ‘Get too Know Me’ post. I love readings these. You always get to find out something funny or interesting about the author. So without further delay. Here are 25 things about me you may not know:

1. I’m an artist. In both textiles and the drawing sense. I’ve been in love with drawing for many years but lost my love for it after some rude, negative comments from teachers in high school. However the last year I’ve rekindled my love for it and can’t wait to get stuck in more. 

2. Born English but bred Scottish. Its a combo that I’m proud of!! (I love Britain and our amazing history.)
3. Some of you may know that I’m a mum too 2 gorgeous chinchilla’s. Or my furbabies as I call them. Damos and Maximillion are close to 1 years old! I’m beyond excited for them!!

4. If your a new follower then you might not know I was born a brunette. Now though I’m a bluenette!! Still loving the colour. 💙

5. Not surprising to some but I’m a novice when it comes to makeup and hair. I may be a lipstick addict but I have no idea how to contour or even plait my hair. Never mind put it in a bun!!! 

6. Im happier in the counrty or by the ocean. The roaring waves and the vastness of the open woodlands. 😍

7. Been told many a time that I can talk for Scotland. Got the gift of the gab me and I never shut up. Ross has even said I talk in my sleep!!! Something about birds…….I have no idea either. 

8. I have 7 tattoo’s at this moment in time. My 6 star signs for the family and the heart on my right foreman. I do want more in the future, but currently looking for a great tattoo artist who will work on designs with me. 

9. I suffer from bouts of insomnia. Hence the dark circles under my eyes. These bags are designer folks!! But joking aside being an insomnac is annoying and exhausting. But on the plus side I am getting it under control. 

10. Embroidery. I’ve recently fell in love with this beautiful techinquie and I’m slowly starting to learn more about it. 

11. Not a proud one to admit but I’m currently unemployed. However I do have a few interviews coming up so watch this space!!! 

12. I’m 1 of 4 children. 3 gals and 1 boy. Being the second oldest is tough, mainly cause you play peace keeper and get a lot blamed on you for some reason. Not sure why though?!?!?! 

13. If you ever meet me in person you may be confused by my accent. I can pick accent’s up very quickly or if I’m round people for long periods of time. Basically my accent is a crazy mixture of a few places. (But please don’t call me a fifer! Just no.) 

14. I actually stayed a good 10 ish years of my childhood in the Orkney Islands. (Part of my crazy accent!!) The Orkney’s are the Island’s just at the top of Scotland before Shetland. If you ever go I highly recommend the peat hills at sunset. (They look like they are on fire!!) 

15. Gamer gal right here. I love games like Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Stardew Valley, Yugioh, MTG, Jak & Daxter, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and the list could go on!! 

16. I used to do tons of whelking!! Whelks are the salt water version of snails. These little snails can be found in rock pools all over the coast. Just be careful you dont get a hermit crab. They pinch rather hard. The snails are yummy in a white cheese sauce with garlic butter!! If you ever need a hand whelking gimmie a shout! 

17. I’m a tea jenny. Through and through a tea jenny. I can’t start the day without a cuppa and I’ll have like 6-12 a day. It’s a problem I know. 

18. Unpopular opinion. I love dark chocolate. I actually prefer it too white or milk chocolate. 
19. I despise cream. Whipped cream, pouring cream etc. It’s just not nice. Just no. (Shudders at the thought of cream!!) 

20. I’m not a techie person. At all. Anything that goes wrong with my phone or computer I shout on Rossco. But I am learning. Very slowly……..at a snails pace slow.

21. I can not cook to save myself. Well I can just not all that well. Rossco cooks mass majority of the meals and sometimes me. (I’ll be cooking the night!! Wish me luck!) 

22. I actually have aniexty. Normally I’m a very touchie, huggy kinda person however I hate it when someone touches me without my say so. I freak and feel like my space has been invaded. Just don’t. I also rip myself apart alot too. Mentally and emotionally. However I do know that it doesnt define who I am as a person. 

23. Fantasy, mythology and ancient history are just some of the things I love. I love to dig into theories or learn something new in a subject that I’m interested in. 😄

24. I have so many interests that I can confuse myself easily with them. This goes for ideas too. My mind can at times be a choatic mess of ideas, theories, plots, information or anything else. It can be scary really but so libarating at the same time. 

25. I ‘ve been building my confidence over the last 4 years to a point where I will not take anyone’s negativity or crap. I have a brutal attitude to some situations now where I do come off cold and harsh. I was severly bullied in both primary and secondary. And by other people closer too me. It got to a point where the black hole almost destroyed me. But I faught back. And now I’m at a stage where negative comment’s or attitudes will not have an effect on me. That is a good thing. 

I hope you all enjoyed some of this new infomartion. Don’t be afraid to leave something about yourself in the comments!! I love getting to know my readers that bit better! 

Until next time folks.

Xx

Dunfermline – Best Place To Eat

Hay folks, just wanted to share a little piece of info about the town I stay close too. (Hopefully move to soon too!!) If you are ever in the Fife area, and looking for some good places to eat out. So here is one of my main suggestions:

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The one I mainly go to is the City Hotel near the Glen. They have a fantastic restaraunt at the back. (Never had to use the hotel part, so can’t comment. Sorry!) The staff are very friendly and lovely to speak to. City Hotel itself is a very old building, and has loads of photos of the town’s history on display.

The service for food is also spot on. Staff let you know if things will be a little late. Quality of their food: perfection!! From their scampi and chips to their gorgeous fajita’s. (My favourite dish by a mile!)

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You always get a decent serving. The range of beverigde’s being served is varied and wide. A few friends love the place for a quiet drink.

Location of the restaraunt. Its at the bottom of the high street and a 5 min walk to the glen. Beautiful spot for a picknick when we have the good weather. Luckily it has a carpark right behind it, which is very convient. It’s a great place for family meals and worth the money. Not super expensive!! Even parties.

They also have a lovely outside sitting area for when the weather decides to play nice. I highly recommend the place a visit and a treat night. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Whats your favourite place to eat??

Xx

Candle love

Ah the smell of a lovely new candle burning. So relaxing and can so easily set the mood. Who doesn’t love a candle! Got mum this new candle as a little pressie.

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I found this candle at asda for £5. I’ve never used NSPA before and only just found out they have a huge range of products. But the candle was a must.

It’s a very strong scent to begin with, but after about 10 mins it settles beautifully. Plus you can smell it all round the house!! Brilliant. A great little stress reliever after a long hard day. I wont say it smells like summer. If I had to say what it smelled like, I would say it smells like a flower shop.

Although I don’t think my little bro liked it as much as me and mum. It may have been to strong for him.

Who else loves candles??

Xx