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MSO and Harry Potter and thoughts on being yourself

MSO and Harry Potter and thoughts on being yourself

For the longest time I was ashamed of who I was. High school wasn’t fun for me. Don’t get me wrong I had an amazing group of friends, who even 11 years after High School finished are still some of my closest friends. I just felt out of place. I was smart but had curly hair that frizzed and glasses. I was awkward and unsure and just painfully shy. I used to count to 8 before I have an answer…

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On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

One of the really crappy things about my mental health issues is that I’m so risk adverse. So afraid of taking chances. Of making mistakes. Of doing something new. And on some days not leaving the house. For those who follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I’m currently in England on holiday. England has always been a safe place for me and I was scared to come here as I didn’t want that to change. I didn’t want…

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Arielle Skirt

Arielle Skirt

I’ve finally sewed something again. And since I’m in London using free wifi this will be a brief post. I’ve made a skirt (well 2 actually but I haven’t worn the other one yet so will add photos in later) It’s the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt. This was a wonderfully quick make. The first one took me an entire morning but the second came together in about 3 hours. This skirt is great to fit and as mentioned…

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Moving (or why did I did this to myself again?)

Moving (or why did I did this to myself again?)

I’ve been absent here of late. This is due to the fact I decided to take up a new role which involved a house move. Now as someone whose ability to handle change, due to ongoing mental health issues, isn’t great I decided to just jump into the deep end. My new job (which I’m loving) also involved a move 2hrs down the road to Warrnambool. And as is moving jobs and home wasn’t enough as you will have noticed…

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On Fast Fashion

On Fast Fashion

Long post warning, go make a cup of tea before continuing, Given recent international events regarding climate change I’ve been feeling very low about the state of the world.  Last year I borrowed 2 books from the library that seemed interesting, (ok so the covers caught my eye but I did read them). There were Lucy Siegle’s “To Die for: is fashion wearing out the world” and Elizabeth L Cline “ Overdressed: the shocking high cost of cheap fashion”. Both…

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My First DIY Project

My First DIY Project

As mentioned in my resolutions I want to stop being afraid of DIY jobs as my mind always runs to the worst case scenario (like I screw up the paint, somehow impale or electrocute myself). A while back I split black tea on a side table and it wouldn’t come off which has annoyed me for a while so I covered the side table in random bits and pieces to hide the mess, which annoyed me further as I hate…

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Christmas Baking Part 2

Christmas Baking Part 2

Well I finished off my Christmas baking and as it just past 9am Christmas Eve here in Australia I may have left it a bit late. I made Reindeer Biscuits from the wonderful Tanya Bakes Cookbook, which is one of the best baking book i own. everything is really doable and simple. These look so cute and where really fun to make once I manage to cut out a head shape I like. Next year I will make a stencil…

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