Sunday, 27 December 2015

String Art Board Tutorial

I made this for my parents for Christmas, it was a little tricky but worth it!

What you will need: 

1. A board - It should be at least 1 1/2 cm thick.
 2. A template with your design, 
I used HOME. You can easily find these on Pinterest.
3. A hammer
4. Small nails - I'm not sure on the exact size but they were about 2cm long.
Mine used 322 nails, so be prepared!!
5. Pliers - For holding the nails when you hammer them in, it helps to get all the nails even.
6. Thread - Mine was quite thin, cross-stitch thread would be best.
7. Tape

First of all tape your paper template onto the board on both sides. The template should have dots were the nails should go. I nailed left-right, top-bottom. I used a Melteca board and with that you have to be careful to nail evenly and not split the thin top layer.

This picture is up-side-down but it is clear enough to see the paper and nails. 
Once you have finished all the nails carefully peal of the paper. Use tweezers or pliers to get any scraps of paper that have stuck to the nails.

When you start threading make sure you know whether you are threading inside or outside of the nails. I did the inside. If you want to do the outside the nails then you need to do a row of nails around the edge of the board and thread between that and the letter shaped nails.

First thread around around the outside of the letters and then fill the rest in. Go crazy! There is no particular pattern.

Use any colors you want, but it looks better if you use at least 2 colours.

I hope you were able to understand this all right and that maybe it will be helpful if you ever want to do some string art of your own.

Thanks for checking this out!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

                         Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to all of you!!! I AM SOOO EXCITED!!! IT"S CHRISTMAS EVE!
Anyway, now for some sweet Christmas-y pictures!

Isaiah 9:6,7
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, EverlastingFather, Prince of Peace. 
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zealof the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

John 3:16
16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Please comment with some of your favorite Christmas traditions, foods and carols!
Enjoy your Christmas!
Love from 

Friday, 25 September 2015

My 13th Birthday!

So, on august 29th i celebrated my 13th b'day!! i had a super fun party with lots of amazing friends and mum and my sisters did a great job on yummy food, a cool quiz and a super yummy cake!! It was a movie night and we watched the new Cinderella movie!      There aren't many pics but i thought I'd post them anyway!

                                             The table (before the food was put out!)

               We had super cute mini mason jars filled with jelly beans and other goodies!!


                                                             During our quiz!

                                                 Birthday cake! (there are berries in the middle!)

                                                                             Well, that's all for now so, tata!!


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Vintage Photos - because i love them!

I love vintage photography so I'd like to share my favorites (none of them are my own)

I hope you enjoyed this random pretty post!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Edge of the Precipice Book Giveaway!!

Hamlette is giving away 20 books!! 20 books!! It is easy as to enter and the draw will be on June 25 so get your entries in by June 24! Just click on the above picture to go to the blog.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

May the 4th

National Star Wars Day!!!
hope you all enjoy your day!!

p.s. i would love to do a questions and answers post so please
ask as many questions as you like!!!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Anzac Day Post

I always feel happy outside but sad inside at this time of year. When i was little i just thought it was cool to see the parade with all the soldiers, i never thought about other soldiers who were once fighting.What i love about the parade is everyone joins together to celebrate the lives of these special people. I will be in the parade this year, with our Cadets and Calvinettes club. It will be a small parade but a nice service hopefully!  Daisy from Violets and Daisys posted a lovely poem (not her own) about the meaning of the 'Poppy'...

"I am not a badge of honour,
I am not a racist smear,
I am not a fashion statement,
To be worn but once a year,
I am not glorification
Of conflict or of war.
I am not a paper ornament
A token,
I am more.
I am a loving memory,
Of a father or a son,
A permanent reminder
Of each and every one.
I'm paper or enamel
I'm old or shining new,
I'm a way of saying thank you,
To every one of you.
I am a simple poppy
A Reminder to you all,
That courage faith and honour,
Will stand where heroes fall."
Paul Hunter 2014

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Movie Review of Cinderella!

hmm, i haven't posted something proper for a while so this had better be good!
let us begin.

'once upon a time...'

                                     'don't you think she needs a more substantial shawl?'
  So. The story line follows the usual 'Cinderella' story. Father marries mean lady with mean daughters. Father ------. Ella becomes a servant. Goes to ball. Falls in love with prince. Leaves at midnight. Loses her slipper. Prince finds her. They live happily Ever After.(that movie's cool too)
But of course it is far more interesting than that... 

Cinderella (Lily James) was perfectly pretty and sweet and magic-bluebirds-y nice as she is meant to be. Kind and caring, slightly scared of her stepmother, but keeping to the vow she had made to her mother. 'Be Kind, and have Courage."  Her blue dress was very pretty, and the dress she wore as a little girl was nice too.

Ella and her Mother. Their dresses are very pretty!

Drizella, the stepmother, and Anastasia.

The stepmother was very mean but i think i prefer her to the baroness in 'ever after'.
Drizella and Anastasia were silly,as they should be and always wear matching dresses with D in yellow and A in pink.

The Prince is first seen when the two cross paths in the woods. Cinderella convinces him to stop hunting for sport which they have no need of.  'Kit' is puzzled by this but hopes they will meet again.
On first impressions he's kind of cheesy. Someone described him as a frog. But you get used to him.

What i love is that the moviemakers obviously tried hard to capture the magical sweetness and prettiness of "Cinderella". Another i found funny but nice, is the little blue birds...sadly i couldn't find any pictures of them, but they were just like the little birds in the fairy-tale story.

The King...poor guy doesn't look to happy. I think he was perfect for the king. Really nice, with
'Obi-wan Kenobi' hair.
Yes. He was great.

Now of course i don't want to give lots of things away, i mean, i couldn't just spoil this fabulous movie for everyone else! I won't say any more but i will post some pretty photos!


                   You Shall go to the Ball!!!