(A version of this article was originally published at Try Handmade.)
Tie dye is classic hippy style, but I don’t actually always like it. I think it works best when you’ve got subtle shades of the same colour happening, rather than as many different bright colours you can throw onto a t-shirt at once…
My review of the new film, out now in 3d. Directed by Peter Jackson
This is an article originally published on Try Handmade. Incidentally, I can’t wait until the new Pirates film in two years…
Posted in Oshun blog
Tagged alternative clothing, alternative fashion, clothing blog, etsy, fashion blog, hand made clothing, oshun, oshun creations, OshunCreations, pirate costume, pirate dresses
Just got back through the snow after watching the Rocky Horror show at Bristol Hippodrome. This is what I thought…
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Tagged 40th anniversary tour, Ben Forster, bristol hippodrome, musical review, Oliver Thornton, Philip Franks, rhydian, rocky horror show, Rocky Horror show review, rocky horror tour, Roxanne Pallett
Unfortunately we had to eat several packets of minstrels last summer in order to save up enough packets for the ‘Sweet Sundays’ free cinema tickets. We managed it though, and last week used our free tickets to watch Les Miserables…
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Tagged Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Huttlestone, Eddie Redmayne, film review, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Isabelle Allen, Les Miserables, movie review, Russell Crow, Sacha Baron Cohen
Just a quick note to wish you all a very wonderful 2013. I’m busy planning the year ahead…first I’m continuing the renovating push we started in the month before Christmas. I have a little more to do in the living room before I’m going to do our bedroom; so there’ll be more to come in my renovating blog at last.
I’m also planning on getting Be In The Place available for the kindle and I’m hoping the inspiration muse will descend (otherwise known as ‘Flipping heck Helen, this book has been almost finished for 8 years or something, isn’t it about time you actually flipping finished it?’ self-talking to) and I’ll actually finish the last ever ever ever edit of my second book.
For Oshun – www.oshun.co.uk or www.OshunCreations.etsy.com my plans for the year are to finish my new main website – I’m currently re-listing every item and after a new design, will hopefully be ready by summer. In the mean time I’ll be busy making floaty maxi dresses and handy bottle bags in time for Glastonbury festival; and wedding dresses – upcycled and re-made fairy-style and also starting something completely new – a small selection of made-to-order, made-to-measure steampunk and historically inspired gowns.
My other Etsy shop, www.WickedFaerieGifts.etsy.com will carry on as usual, though my enjoyment of making book covers, along with my new Christmas present – a spellbinders grand calibur die cutting machine – means I’m going to make large wedding guestbooks with every page embellished, decorated and distressed with lots of interesting places for guests to sign and leave messages. Fun stuff.
I think that’s enough to be getting on with for now.
I’m by no means an expert, but this year was my fourth doing Christmas craft fairs, and I think I’ve pretty much sussed it as to what you need to take with you. So I hope any other stallholders will find this useful…
It’s quite difficult finding family outings that two teenagers also enjoy going on. They have recently started watching some of the comedy panel shows with us, so when Chris found that Katherine Ryan and Chris Stokes, compered by John Robins, were performing in Bristol at £10 a ticket, we thought we’d treat ourselves to a night out…
The latest BBC costume drama, The Paradise is quickly becoming my favourite ever. I already look forward to watching it more than Downton Abbey, and Larkrise to Candleford is my other contender. It isn’t surprising considering they are made by the same team…
Following on from my last post, it seemed the logical thing to have a little look into options as to what to wear over the top of the swimming costume.