Wednesday, 15 December 2010
with your christmas of white.
Firstly, I want to say another massive thank you to Gem for featuring me in her last post. She wrote some really sweet stuff and it made me smile a lot. The comments that people left were so encouraging and heartwarming. Plus I know a lot of you reading now came via her, so double triple quadruple thank you!
Secondly, I've noticed a lot of people wearing black and dark colours recently. I mean, I know it's winter and I know it's nice to wear dark colours but....everything just looks so much more cheery when everyone is wearing colourful stuff, and I need to feel as cheery as possible right now. So I decided to wear a massive mustard top and red tights (and a black skirt but we'll ignore the fact that I am actually wearing black) and my mum's headscarf that I always wear.
Here are a few photos of Totnes Christmas Market. My photos don't do it justice, they're just a few snaps while I was waiting for my friends. The market goes all the way down the high street and is full of beautifully made things, and LOADS of food and mulled wine, live music etc. It's on the 3 Tuesdays before Christmas, and it is definitely worth going just for the atmosphere! (I never buy anything except some dinner, haha)
Today, I made a present. Just in case they happen to be reading this, I'm not going to say who it's for, although I think it's pretty obvious. ANYWAY. I had a brilliant idea to make some t-shirts. This is such an easy and personal thing to do, so if you have even a tiny bit of artistic talent in you, I think you should just do it. Okay?
So I started with a couple of t-shirts from the men's section of H&M and some Berol fabric markers. These are the best I've found so far, and the ink is set by ironing. (I purchased mine from The Works)
I printed out some designs I came up with a while ago but never did anything with.. and then chose which ones I'd use. Working with fabric pens it's best to use really simple designs as it's hard to get a lot of detail (All designs copyright of me so don't steal, you sneaks! Except the moon, obviously. I don't own the moon.)
The white tee was easy because I could just see the design through the fabric. I couldn't see through the grey one, but the design was simple enough to just copy.
Here are the finished items! I kind of want to keep them...! I'm DEFINITELY going to make another diamond one for myself! I hope they are a nice surprise when they're opened..
Finally another Christmas song for you, why not. Bright Eyes are lovely.