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What I Wore: Greazefest 2015

August 4, 2015
Fashion and makeup, Festivals and Gigs, My Life, What I Wore

Greazefest was on this weekend and it was the first one we’ve not had a stall at for two years. It was pretty great to just go for a browse and not have to worry about setting up and packing down the stall, being bored and/or tired for two full days, dealing with customers and so on. The only bad thing was that I spent way too much oney and made nothing in return! Ha!

I went with my best friend Sarah where we met with our long time friend Dallas and my mum to catch up and chat and have a look at the many classic cars and market stalls. Unfortunately we didn’t think of taking photos til the end when Dallas had already left and the sun was blinding so a most of my photos were washed out. But I snapped a few of my outfit which I decided to call “Kawaiibilly” (as a play on rockabilly). I wore a vintage dress my mum gave me something like 12 years ago, in fact I wore it to my 21st dinner! Combined with a bunch of super cute accessories and face bling (my new favourite thing) I felt pretty darn cute that day ^_^

 

Dress: Vintage swing dress from the 50s, gifted to me by my mum many years ago
Shoes: Converse flatform low tops
Socks: Clear socks with pink hearts and purple seams from WEGO in Japan
Headband: Pompom headband made by my sister from Ruby Kawaii
Necklace and earrings: Bought on the day from UrsaLady

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Ruby Kawaii at Supanova 2012

November 14, 2012
Festivals and Gigs, My Life, Nerds and Geeks, Ruby Kawaii

I just endured the longest weekend in my life. And yet, it was also the most satisfying. It was the “debut” of Ruby Kawaii at the 2012 Brisbane Supanova, and we did amazingly. In fact, we did better than I could have possibly expected! We had a certain amount of trepidation about whether or not people would get or care about kawaii hair bows and accessories, and this was going to be our big test as to how people were going to receive us. As it turns out, we had nothing to worry about as we were received brilliantly. We spent the last three or four weekends as well as any time we could afford after work every night, madly creating new fandom-related bows (such as Harry Potter, Adventure Time, the Avengers, Star Trek etc) and they were so popular. We even had to make some more on Saturday night to keep up with the demand on Sunday!

The real surprise was how much people loved our non-fandom, just-plain-cute bows. And the rings, we sold so many of them too! I was just so pleased to know we’re catering to a very responsive demographic, one which I wasn’t sure existed in Brisbane until we saw the evidence at Supanova. Naturally, all of our fandom bows were what drew most people in, and were the first to sell out, but a huge amount of the people who came to look at our stuff were absolutely delighted by all of our regular, kawaii bows too. My mum pointed out at one stage how most people walked away from our stall with a huge smile on their face. Exactly the effect we were after! I also took note of what fandoms are really in and have lots of great new ideas for future conventions! Mini Doctor Who fez, anyone?

I would like to give credit to Nerd Burger Jewelry for the ideas for how we displayed our bows. The pink picture frames and the little doll house were perfect ways to show off the merch and we got lots of compliments on the presentation! Plus Caz has been so supportive in the lead up to our debut at Supanova so thank you SO much for everything. Go check out her store!

I had such a fun weekend, I even managed to sneak off for a couple of hours on here and there for a seminar and a few photos with some of the stars. I won’t go into it here, but instead will write up a separate entry for all of my non-Ruby kawaii adventures on the weekend!

A BIG thanks to everyone who bought something from us, as well as all of the familiar faces who came up to say hi and show their support. It was lovely to meet a lot of new people, especially those I’ve interacted with online for a long time now. Also, I can’t thank my mum enough for starting this crazy venture with me, as well as my handsome boyfriend Ben for supporting me and even helping sell bows (which he did without a single complaint), my sister for dressing up with me and helping for two long days and my best friend Sarah for all her help on Saturday, the busiest day of the weekend :)

 

Current Mood: (cheerful) cheerful

Greazefest 2012

August 10, 2012
Fashion and makeup, Festivals and Gigs, My Life

On Sunday I went to Greazefest! If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I go every year. I used to be really into the rockabilly sub culture until a few years ago when I kind of got over it (plus I got really into the club scene which is about as far removed from rockabilly as you can possibly get). I used to go to the gig nights of Greazefest too, but now I’m out of the scene I don’t bother as it’s pretty pricey and I’m super lazy (plus I’d have to drive there and I’m no fun without at least a couple of drinks in me). So I just go for the Sunday markets which is the best bit anyway.

I was really impressed with how much better it was this year. I used to feel so let down afterwards (see my post-Greazefest blog from 2009) so it was really refreshing to see it looking bigger and better than ever. I didn’t bother going to the gigs as I had other commitments (ie. Harry Potter birthday parties) plus I didn’t really know any of the bands, but the Sunday was well worth it. I aimed to get there before lunch (like 11am) as cars start leaving kind of early but as usual we ran super late and didn’t get in until after midday. Fortunately though the cars stay put a lot longer than usual so we didn’t miss out on any. There were some amazing pink ones including two BRIGHT pink ute’s which kind of blew my mind! Plus heaps of markets where I wanted SO much stuff but was good and only got a few knick knacks as opposed to the eight or so dresses I really, really wanted.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the day:

Erin (my sister) and I in front of the sexiest pale pink Chevy I have ever seen :O

An equally sexy but BRIGHT pink ute. Adorbs!

Erin and I got the most amazing new sunglasses ever! Hers has a little ice cream charm and mine a black bat. Also, BLING!

Then I had a German sausage for lunch and pretty much turned on everyone in the world without sexy (and classy) I am!

OK so this  was taken after Greazefest when I went out for dinner and drinks but I felt I should make up for that last picture wit something a bit classier ;)

What I Wore – Lady Gaga concert

June 20, 2012
Fashion and makeup, Festivals and Gigs, Music Love, What I Wore

On Saturday night my sister and I went to the Lady Gaga concert! It was a lot of fun, though I will admit it was not quite as mind-blowing as the first concerts I went to back in 2010 (which I wrote about here). But hey, the lady puts on a GREAT show and I was not disappointed. I was also really impressed with how much fan-interaction she had this time. She really does love her fans and while “Little Monsters” sometimes shit me (they’re like a frikken, flamboyant gang sometimes, yo), I loved seeng her talk to fans during the show.

Anyway, on to our outfits!

ME!
Dress: Hackey leatherette dress by Miss Cherry  (from igedo)
Jacket: My precious Lipsy coat from Miss Shop (as also worn to Prince recently)
Leggings: From Avon
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Nightee (bought from ZOMP)
Handbag: Studded lips from Dangerfield

ERIN!
Dress: Black lace mini dress from Valley Girl
Leggings: Peacock leggings from Black Milk
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Night Walk from Solestruck

Now, my sister and I are both about 5’9” without shoes. With our JC’s on we were taller than her boyfriend who’s 6’3″ so it’s fair to say we stood out in a crowd in every way possible. We couldn’t go anywhere without hearing someone whisper “OMG their shoes!” which was pretty funny. We got a few compliments but mostly people just stared in awe. I guess it’s pretty darn daunting approaching two girls who are about 6’5″ tall to tell them you like their shoes.! We spent ages before the show people-watching and spotting Black Milk leggings (my sister is a recent convert) and Jeffrey Campbell shoes while sipping champagne.

After the show my feet were in hell. Erin’s shoes are MUCH comfier than mine (I wore hers one night for a few hours and it was like walking on clouds). Because they’re peeptoe’s they cut into one toe a bit and basically I just wasn’t used to them. But I managed to spent almost the whole night in them and even did a fair bit of dancing so they fared better than 60% of my high heels. They’re actually not that hard to walk in, as long as you don’t lean back too much, you’re all right!

It was a really fun night, and I’m glad I shared it with my little sis!

Nothing Compares 2 U – Prince in Concert!

June 5, 2012
Fashion and makeup, Festivals and Gigs

Last weekend I finally got to see Prince live in concert. I’ve loved him since Cream came out in 1992 when I was only 9 years old. I remembered being shocked (but delighted) but how sexy that clip was and used to love singing it and griding away like they do in the privacy of my bedroom. Admittedly I had no idea what any of it meant but even then I understood the raw, sexual energy that Prince conveys in his music. So I have NO idea why I was so slack with getting tickets to see him live! I knew he was coming and then somehow forgot to buy tickets until a few days before his first Brisbane show on the 18th May. I literally couldn’t justify spending the money to go, but made a deal with my gf Skye that we’d go to the 2nd show. Neither of us even knew the other was a Prince fan so it actually worked out really well!

I won’t go into too much details because you literally need to see Prince to appreciate how good he is. For someone in his 50s he was a spry as he was in the 80s and danced up a storm, sang like a dream and played half the instruments on the stage. It was an “in the round” stage so no matter where you sat the view was pretty good. We have average tickets, but thanks to the many huge screens we didn’t miss any details. Though next time (hoping there is a next time!) I will definitely make sure I get tickets right up by the stage!

Anyway, here are some photos from the night:

We arrived petty early so there weren’t a lot of people around which gave us a great opportunity for “posing in front of the venue” pics.

Skye and I have a drink in some classy plastic cups. This really odd family of bogan-inclined folk  kept chatting to us and getting me to take their photo so I made them take one of us too!

Sneaky public bathroom selfie ;)

Oh BTW just in case anyone’s wondering, my jacket is by a brand called Lipsy and is the greatest jacket I’ve ever owned. I got it from Myer on sale and am seriously considering buying the black one too. How DIVINE is it?!

A couple of shots from the show. The stage looks further away than it actually was. We could still see Prince quite well and didn’t have to rely on the screen that much.

It was a long night, by the time he finished at 11pm (FOUR encores), I didn’t get home until about 2am and was absolutely exhausted! So much so I fell straight into bed and woke up looking a hot mess:

Workin’ It at Future Music Festival

March 6, 2012
Festivals and Gigs, My Life

I love music festivals, I try to go to as many as possible every year. But sometimes it’s just not feasible to spend upwards of $150 for a ticket when you have debts and bills to pay. So for those festivals that I want to go to but would live if I didn’t get to go, I keep my ear out for a chance to work at them. I’ve worked a few festivals now like Good Vibrations and Stereosonic, so this was my first time working at Future Music Festival. FMF is a good one, it tends to cater for the more discerning fan of dance music and there are far fewer near-naked fuckheads attending than at many other Aussie music festivals. The acts are typicall a lot less mainstream and it’s always located in Brisbane as opposed to switching between here and the Gold Coast which is a right pain to get to.

I was a supervisor of a small group of promo people and our job was to promote the shit out of The Met nightclub and the fact Skrillex is playing there. It was a long, busy day with shitty weather and lots of wasted people getting in our faces. But it was also a lot of fun and I’m super glad I did it. We got fours hours off between shifts to go check out some acts, so I caught some of Skrillex (who I’m not much a fan of but can see the appeal, even if he had ruined dubstep, a genre I generally dislike), the Die Antwoord (who were AMAZING) and a little bit of Fat Boy Slim. Because I was working, I only had two ciders so was in no state to get into the spirit of Fat Boy Slim’s music so my sister and I checked out a few of the locals tents and scored some glowing tube thingies from the V tent and then taught ourselves how to shuffle dance at the Pure Blonde tent where we kept getting complimented even though we were totally taking the piss. Oh and we took a bunch of photos of us looking appalled at random shit we found lying on the ground. Good idea for a new tumblr, me thinks? Good times.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few photos of my day:

I forgot to take a picture of my outfit before I got saturated in the many rainstorms, which is a shame because I was looking totally cute. Though white shirts + rain = not appropriate festival attire, just FYI.

The Stereosonic Experience

December 5, 2011
Fashion and makeup, Festivals and Gigs, My Life

Yesterday was Stereosonic, an Australian dance music festival that started back in 2007 and is absolutely huge now. I’ve been going to it ever year since 2009 and this year was really looking forward to it. I haven’t been to a festival since Summafieldayze at the start if the year and was eager for a good dance and a massive day. My sister had her 25th birthday party the night before so I was feeling a bit rough when I got out of bed, but not bad enough to stop me from being excited! My sister and best friend Sarah came over where we all got ready, ate a healthy lunch and listened to LMFAO to get into the spirit of the day. We started walking from my unit to the festival (a handy 10 minute walk away, lucky me) which is when we started seeing the types of people who would be sharing the day with us.

Sara, Erin & I on our way to the festival

So, apparently we missed the memo where compulsory wear for girls was bikini tops, teeny tiny denim cut off shorts, sandal and bad tans. For the guys, it appeared the uniform involved dicky short-shorts and spaghetti strap singlet like body builders wore in the 80s and those ridiculous thin-material boat shoes. Option extras for the ladies were boobs jobs (extra points if we could see the scars/surgery tape) and tattoos of “meaningful quotes on their wrists, ribs or thighs. For the guys, acne caused by steroid use on their over-muscled bodies and terrible, stereotyped tattoos straight-from-the-wall, including a plethora of Southern Crosses, boxing kangaroos, grim reapers, wizards or general colourful cityscapes.

Now don’t get me wrong, this is what all festivals have too much of these days. But this was just…ridiculous. Sarah and I were seriously two of about 25 other girls there NOT wearing denim shorts. The three of us were the least tanned there and showing the least flesh by far. About 60% of the guys there weren’t wearing shirts, despite the festivals “TOPS ON” policy (which was definitely not being enforced). It was… mind blowing. The extra special part was seeing just how little the girls could get away with wearing. It seems to me there’s a new trend of denim shorts that are cut up so high in the arse area that half your arse is exposed. ON PURPOSE. We’re pretty sure next year they’ll just be wearing denim g-strings and pasties to cover their nipples.

My sister took a few sneaky photos of what we witnessed while having a sit-down earlier on the in the day (please note, we are not sitting in a forest, all of those brown things are actual human legs):

And our absolute personal favourite, this girl:

Except for the last “lady”, these aren’t even the worst, in fact they’re not even that bad. My personal highlight was seeing the woman who was pushing her late 40’s at least who looked like she was trying to emulate Barbie, with her bleached blonde hair, giant boobs, crazy dark tan and cutesy pink and white bikini. Shame her skin looked like old, soft suede that was about to peel away from her otherwise fit body. Or the guys who were so friggen buff their backs had cleavage! BACK BUTTS! Does anyone find this attractive? Well I guess they must, but I know I don’t and it was such a shock to see so many people rocking this atrocious look. Seriously, even the folk from Jersey Shore would have found it totally over the top.

Needless to say, they’ll need to have a damn good lineup and sort out their shitty layout (and get MORE figgen toilets) before I’ll go back. Admittedly half the fun was people watching and thinking of witty comments to go with all of the more “noticable” patrons.

Oh and here we are at the end of the ight, looking a little worse for wear but still, SO much hotter than everyone else there!

Brisbane Zombie Walk at Supanova 2011

April 3, 2011
Festivals and Gigs, My Life, Nerds and Geeks, Zombie Walk

Well Supanova 2011 is finally over and I am exhausted. If you thought attending for two days straight was exhausting, try having a stall there as well as going and getting your geek on. It was intense! We decided to get a booth for the Brisbane Zombie Walk, to help promote it and get some extra funds from donations and selling some merch. We got a lot of registrations and sold all our left over shirts from last years walk as well as the figurines and books we had from some of our sponsors. We’ve already started planning our stall for next year which may involve brain-icing cupcakes to draw in the crowds.

Things I observed over the last two days while surrounded by Brisbane’s biggest nerds:

  • The girl in the stall next to us drew people as anime characters and was revoltingly good at it. She would have made thousands from her custom portraits on top of the pre-drawn pictures of manga and anime characters she was also selling. We are amused to see one man get her to draw his little doll which he had sitting on his shoulder as he walked around the convention. It was super weird and probably the highlight of the weekend for all who witnessed it.
  • There is absolutely no such thing as body-shame at a convention like Supanova. Guys and girls were wearing some of the most revealing and skin-tight costumes I have ever seen and they walked around like they did not give a damn. Good on ’em because god knows I’d have to lose about 20kg before I’d ever feel that confident without pants in public!
  • Tiny top hats are pretty popular at the moment which is kind of cool but also makes me very jealous and possessive because I feel like it is my thing. There were some amazing ones there though and will have to start hunting them down to add to my collection.
  • I was able to identify a lot more of the costumes than I thought I would. Maybe I spend too much time on the internet, or maybe I just have an excellent memory for useless crap. But at the same time there were just so many costumes I couldn’t identify at all so I just assumed they were all from anime’s I’ve never seen or heard of .
  • People were cashing in on internet memes like Troll face, fffuuu guy and Forever Alone which was hilarious. One guy had a mask of Troll Face and pranced and danced around all the time. Too funny.
  • Many nerds lack manners. The amount of times I was nearly knocked rotten by some pimply faced teen who was making for some stall was appalling. But then again, many of them are all super polite and in some cases extremely chatty. A couple of times I found myself in intense discussions about Lara Croft or dyslexia which was interesting albeit a little bit disconcerting.
  • People actually recognised me and read my blog! I was shocked to say the least. I’m now going to have to up the ante knowing people who aren’t my friends read this thing. Thanks to those who came said hello, it was so nice to meet you :)

As a grande finale for the weekend, my sister and I went and got photos with Tom Felton (aka Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films). Naturally I was excited because I’ve always had a soft spot for poor Draco and loved how Tom played the character. He was really, really lovely and such a good sport. Basically the scene played like this:

Tom: Hi there.
My Sister: *loud whisper* Show him your tattoo!
Me: Hi! Um, I want to show my tattoo off in our photo *suddenly very starstruck and giggly*
Tom: Oh my god, is that genuine? *strokes my Dark Mark gently*
Me: Yep! *dying on the inside*
Photographer takes a photo, Tom has his hand around me and points at my arm and I try to pout but am overwhelmed with giggles so don’t quite pull of the come-hither look I was aiming for.
Tom: Thanks, lovely.
Me: Thank you! *walks the wrong way, dying some more*

Click the pic for the larger version

All in all it was a great weekend, though I am officially not doing anything zombie-related all week lest I end up strangling someone! I am probably going to be all Tom Felton/Draco Malfoy obsessed instead :D

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Summer Music festivals

January 12, 2011
Festivals and Gigs, Music Love, My Advice, My Life

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I know every blogger has done this before, but usually they’re boring and full of lame advice about wearing sunscreen and drinking lots of water which you should already know. I thought I’d mix it up a bit by explaining the Dos and DON’Ts through my recent experience at Summafieldayze which took place at the Gold Coast on January 2nd.

DO: Dress appropriately

Basically you can’t wear skinny jeans to a music festival in the middle of summer. I went to my first Summafieldayze in tight jeans and Chucks and almost died from overheating/sand in my shoes. I quickly learned you need to dress light and comfortably, though don’t be a massive dag about it if you can avoid it. As tacky as they are, those fluro kids had it right with their singlets and shorts and slip on shoes. Also, don’t wear thongs when you know there’s a good chance of rain/mud. You will lose them and have to risk walking through pee later in the evening.

DON’T: Wear new shoes
My friend did this and while they looked comfortable, they gave her such bad blisters she couldn’t walk for days afterwards. Wear shoes that are well-worn and comfortable while also being disposable should you lose them in a massive mud pit. If you know it will be raining and therefore muddy, gum boots are great but make sure they fit as those suckers can cause nasty blisters.

DO: Medicate Yourself
If you suffer from any medical conditions, take what you need with you in a safe compartment of your bag and don’t rely on the ambo’s there to help you. I get migraines and only took some weak-ass pain killers with me which did bugger all when I was hit with a killer migraine of doom at the end of the night. Sitting on a bus with drunk/high festival-goers when you have a migraine blows big time, so assume the worst and take extra precautions (especially if you have a life-threatening condition, naturally).

DON’T: Forget to plan
It seems obvious, but I made this mistake very mistake the other day at Sumamfieldayze. For some reason we couldn’t find the timetable on the website so didn’t know who was on when until we got a timetable from someone else on the bus on our way there. As a result we missed one of the main acts we wanted to see because we assumed they’d be on a lot later than they actually were. We also left an hour later than we originally wanted to, and because the Gold Coast is just hopeless with organising festivals 90% of the time, it took us THREE hours to get from Surfers Paradise to the Spit, which is really only a 5-10 minute drive on a regular day. If we’d spent more time working out the plan instead of buying and consuming booze, we would have made it there a lot earlier and not had to hang around screeching morons for three too may hours. On the upside though, we managed to find someone willing to take us to the festival gates by jetski which was hilariously awesome.

DO: Drink before you get there
If you’re planning to drink at a music festival like this one, make sure you have saved your pennies. For a crazy $10.50 you can get a can of a premixed drink that is only mid-strength. Oh yes. I suggest having a few drinks before hand to get the day started and then go easy at the festival because you will send yourself broke if you try and get wasted there. Other options included getting into the VIP area which usually sells full strength drinks for less or just take drugs. Seriously, anything over $8 for a mid-strength drink is highway robbery and only encourages people to take drugs. I’m not saying I am condoning drug use, I’m just saying that for a lot of people it’s more economical to have a pill for around $30 than try and get drunk at a festival. For another perspective on this, check out this article by Sam Cleveland on The Punch.

DON’T: Rely on your phone too much

By the end of the night it’s likely you won’t be able to get reception, or like me your phone will go flat because you used it to take photos/update Facebook. If you’re worried about losing your friends, agree on a meeting point and wait there at the end of the night, or else just make your own way home. I have notoriously poor luck with mobiles at festivals, namely because friends give me their to hold which is a right pain in the butt when you end up losing them!

DO: make sure you have the next day off
I have tried to go to work the day after a big festival and it sucks. If you can do it, take the next day off work and recuperate. No one likes a hungover asshole in the office so get over your misery in the privacy of your own home and then get back to your routine the day after.

DONT: Go to a festival if it’s not your thing
I’ve gone to festivals with friends who were only going for one artist, and generally hate the style of music that dominates the day. Man it’s a massive downer. They either end up getting watsed and acting like a crazy fool and missing that one artist they came to see anyway. Or they bitch and moan about all the “losers” there, how shit the music is and what a terrible day it’s been. Nip this in the bud with a friend who’s looking at going to the next festival because they like whoever’s headlining. Remind them of all of the other acts who they hate and show them photos of patrons from previous years. Or even better, tell ’em to get a life and stop hating so much. Both are good.

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2010 – A Year in Review

December 30, 2010
Body and Soul, Festivals and Gigs, My Advice, My Life, Random Thoughts

Wow, I cannot believe 2010 is almost over! I know I’m not the only one who think this year went ridiculously fast. I remember going to the Good Vibrations festival in Sydney, having my 10 year high school reunion and moving into my awesome unit like it was last week (all happened in February) and I can’t believe I have had three, if not four, vastly different jobs in the last 12 months. I didn’t go overseas once this year while I managed to be overseas three separate time in 2009. That’s probably why the year flew by so quickly this year, as I didn’t have major holidays to look forward to, which tends to make time slow down drastically.

If I was going to be honest I’d tell you that 2010 hasn’t been my finest year. As I said, I’ve changed jobs a lot this year with some moves being great and others being not-so-great. Recently I lost my job, a job I loved, only to find myself staying within the company and into a position that I now also enjoy. It was tough but I try not to dwell too much and move on with my life. It did help me realise I am not content with where I am in life and have vowed to do something creative, most likely graphic design, next year. So now I am saving up to do a full-time course or at least a part time one sometime in 2011.

It’s not all been bad though of course. I’ve done some good things which I am proud of. I maintained this blog all year which is a pretty big deal for someone as vague and forgetful as me. I got into nail art and got over my fear of posting photos of me wearing clothes on the internet. I am also the fittest and healthiest (and therefor, slimmest) I have been in years which is an awesome accomplishment which I plan to continue. I’ve done some dumb diets and lost weight but this is the first time I just ate healthy and exercised a lot and I am really toned and so damn healthy, it’s sickening!

I managed to go to a heap of festivals, I didn’t even let the fact two of them were on the same day up here in QLD and went on a road trip down to Sydney for Good Vibes and then got to see one of my favourite bands, Faith No More, play up in Brisbane (and I also got to meet the band Anvil who I was briefly obsessed with thanks to their doco). I also saw Lady Gaga twice in one weekend and Calvin Harris twice this year, both of whom I love very much. I also managed to run one of the biggest events in Brisbane – the Brisbane Zombie Walk. 10,000 people and $13k raised in donations later, we officially run the larehst zombie walk anywhere in the world.

OK so maybe it wasn’t that bad after all. I didn’t travel and I am still without a bangin’ career but I am working on both of those things. In fact I am working on a lot of things already, including getting more crafty with the new sewing machine my mum bought me for Christmas as well as my new found love of scrapbooking. I also intend to totally overhaul my blog soon and so some excellent things with it which I haven’t had a chance to do yet.

I wish you all a fun New Years Eve and hope 2011 is all you want it to be. Don’t forget to keep safe and if you’re heading out, be responsible and look how while doing so! (Just remember to hide the tacky plastic cups when posing for photos, as I quickly learned today. Ooops!)

For my last few days of 2010, I plan to relax a whole heap, sleep in late, catch up with old friends and then head down to the Gold Coast for some trashy NYE fun before the first festival of the new year – Summafieldayze! Catch ya’ll on the flip side!