Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Honestly, I think that maybe 2008 was the worst year I've ever spent on this planet. I lost ALOT of people I loved for one reason or another and thats sucky above everything else. The most significant of these was my Aunt Sarah. She'd struggled with cancer for 10 months but we all honestly thought she was going to get better but in June they gave her just another 4 weeks. It was about the only thing the hospital got right sadly enough. I miss her every day.
The other people I lost are strictly speaking still alive but I like to think of them a bit like zombies. They look just like the people I loved but they're not those people, they are rotten and horrible and caused me pain. They walk about on the planet but as far as I'm concerned they're dead (see how good the zombie analogy is!). I admit that it sounds a tad melodramatic but I also promise that it is fully deserved. On the whole I'm a super friendly forgiving kind of gal and it takes a lot for me to be this upset with anyone.
Not wanting to be completely negative I couldn't write this entry without mentioning how amazing and supportive all my true friends have been. Putting up with my tears and outbursts at all times day and night. Without them I don't know how I would have made it. I love you guys.
I have big plans for 2009 though. I'm gonna make this year work for me. I'm gonna be the person I want to be. I have set myself little projects and targets which go beyond making a new years resolution to eat less chocolate, yes indeedy!!! From tomorrow I begin two new albums on my flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherrypiepunk/. 365 days of Stuff I Made and 365 days of Mini Adventures. The stuff I made one is fairly self explanatory, the mini adventures basically involves me going out of my way every single day to do something that isn't part of my standard routine. Even if it is something small I'm gonna photograph it and share. Its really quite exciting. I also intend to take my business to dizzy new heights, be glamorous all the frikkin time and get shit loads more tattoos. Wahooooooo
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Anyway, thats not what todays blog is about so if its a hearty political debate you are after then you might want to scoot over to a different blog that is less pink and fluffy. Today my blog is a little bit about getting to know me. So here are ten things about me:
1 - I have a phobia of clowns.
2 - I am a cat rather than a dog person (I have three kitties).
3 - My alcoholic drink of choice (if you ever see me at the bar) is Jack Daniels and Diet Coke.
4 - The reason it is diet coke is because I have a caffeine allergy.
5 - My first musical love was Aerosmith.
6 - I'm useless at almost all computer games apart from Guitar Hero.
7 - I love love love cake and cheese.
8 - I prefer bubbly baths over showers.
9 - I'm addicted to Greys Anatomy.
10 - I can't swim.
Sooooo, there you go. A bit more about the gal behind the blog. I shall be back with pictures and some actual sewing news in the very very near future. xx
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Sooooooo I spent all of yesterday making some custom pieces including this red leopard shirt with a big ol fold over collar. It made me say many swear words but luckily it turned out pretty good in the end and the customer is pleased with it. Thank God!!!!
In my quest to become more organised I am trying to finish off all my half done projects. I'm sure I can't be the only one with a pile of things that I started in a frenzy of excitement and then discarded when something didn't go exactly to plan or I discovered that I didn't have all the materials I needed. These things need either to be finished or thrown out. See how I am becoming more efficient before your very eyes!!! Sooooo, there are two necklaces and a crochet scarf that I am giving myself to the end of the week to get finalised and listed on Etsy. If you don't see pictures in the next four days feel free to hurl abuse at me (really I need a kick in the ass!!!).
My problem is I spend way too much time making "to do" lists and not nearly enough time completing the things on them. I wish I was a "doer". You know, one of those people that just gets up (probably at 6 am) and does everything they need to do in the day. I bet "doers" don't press the refresh button on their inbox every five minutes "just in case" or decide that watching Greys Anatomy on dvd will inspire them to be creative!! My target for the day was to complete and list two corsets and two pairs of pants, go to the post office and do some serious work towards finishing those half done projects. Hmmmm lets see how that works out for me. Time to stop blogging and start doing me thinks.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I'm not going to start this blog by talking about all the reasons why I am now trying to pick up the pieces of my life and make a big ol change for the better. All you need to do is come with me on the journey and be around to listen to the occasional temper tantrum.
This blog is mainly about sewing. It is mainly about my shop Cherry Pie Punk. I'm gonna show you the new things I've been making and what I've been doing to promote the hell out of what I do but it's also gonna be a little bit about me too. About how (hopefully) a person can make things better by doing something they love!!!