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.

24 comments:

  1. These are so good! Your blog is lovely by the way :)xx

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  2. I popped on over here after Gems post, and I have to say I absolutely love your blog, it is so me! You have completely inspired me with my blog, so thankyou! The t-shirts look excellent, the diamond one looks so professional! Really lovely :) xoxo

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  3. Love the Diamond t-shirt! and i found your blog from Gem and i was so happy. i love reading yours and it's one of my daily reads! my favourite thing was the cooking video xo

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  4. D'awww anytime dude, your worth mentioning. *smiles* Loving those t-shirts, I want one, saying "Put the kettle on?" With a cup on it haha, so I can point at it whenever I see Dey. Glad you had fun at the fayre, sounds fab and looks all Christmasy. Black is boring, I have too much black, haven't bought any for a while though, I love mustard as a colour, think it works great with brunettes xxx

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  5. Great job! Love the one with diamonds

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  6. Omg they look like they've been professionally printed!! I could have a lot of fun with those pens! I got some t shirt pens ages ago but it takes so long to fill in something with the colour! x

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  7. I found your blog via Gem, woo! :)
    I love those tops, I need to get my some fabric pens though because the last time i tried with normal markers it ran ): can't wait to try!
    xxx

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  8. You are beyond Beautiful!!
    i am really jelous !!
    I love your head scarf !! where did you get it from ??

    http://livinginwonderlandx.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is such a great post- there's so many things going on at once that I love.
    Your shirts are so amazing! I think they're such a good idea. It makes me want to get doing some DIY of my own.
    I also adore your outfit. Mustard is one of my favourite colours, and it looks so great against the red trousers you have on!
    xoxo

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  10. You are the spit of Lilly Allen in that second picture!!

    I love the colour of this top, and your christmas prezzie tees look really good! Think I may have to give that a wee try.

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  11. Oh wow that's a lot of great stuff in one post.. I love the mustard top and red tights they go great together and look fab on you! That Christmas market looks lovely, I went to one in Worcester which was great too! Wow those tshirts! What a great idea for a gift.. love the diamond one x

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  12. Totally agree about the bright colors! Even though it's winter, it feels much more festive to wear bright colors and prints!

    And that tee shirt idea is genius! If I hadn't already bought my boyfriend's presents, I might have done this instead. I'll have to keep this idea is my head though for sure :]

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  13. Those are some super sweet t-shirts! I hope whomever you made them for really appreciates them (and cus... I'm well jealous! I want cool handmade presents!)

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  14. Wow that t-shirt idea is awesome! It's specially good for boys since they're so difficult. Giving presents for my dad and brothers in christmas is a nightmare.
    Your blog is gorgeous and i love the outfits you've posted.

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  15. Love those T-shirt designs (: Aaaand I'm a huge fan of mustard yellow; this outfit is a total winner in my eyes! I adore the colour palette of your outfit and srsly Lyzi, please teach me to wear a headscarf like you do *shameless plea* I physically am unable to do it! xxx

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  16. Those t-shirts are extremely impressive!!! Amazing!

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  17. I very much agree with you about colour in winter! We don't all have to be dressed in greys and black. I'm on the look out for a long yellow scarf in exactly that mustard colour :)

    And I'm loving the t-shirt prints! You are so creative, I can never come up with such fab ideas! Might have to give some tshirt prints a go myself. A stag sillouette might work well but I don't know if block colouring in would work. :S

    xxx

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  18. you are adorable! i love your headband, it looks super cute on you! great job on the shirts too they look awesome!

    i am a huge fan of color all through the year but really like to let loose when it is winter! i agree just because it is cold outside and dark doesn't mean you have to dress like that!

    cheers to bright a** color! hehe

    xo,
    cb

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  19. Stop being so bloody gorgeous! I love that gorgeous mustard top on you. Ooh, I wish I went to more Christmas markets this year :/ It looks soooo good! Woah, your tees look so good (: I'm especially loving the party one although the diamond one is too cute. Oh, Bright Eyes. How I could weep at each of their songs. Have a lovely weekend sweet.

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  20. weirdly i've just done a post about my trip to manchester xmas market, looks quite similar really. the smells and stalls just made everyone feel so christmasy. know what you mean about the dark colours, i tend to wear something a bit vibrant in some way.

    well done on the tshirts and the mustard

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  21. YOU ARE SO BLOODY TALENTED. thank you for showing how to do the t-shirts, i can't wait to try some. your designs are sick!

    does your mom's headband come tied like that or do you have to tie it yourself? I love the look but find that scarves only stay on my head if I tie them huge and straight across like a pirate, y'arrr!! if you do another video post, could you show how you tie your rockabilly scarf pretty please?

    xxx

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  22. Oo what a lovely little blog you have! So cute that your making your own christmas stuff, I've just started mine but i'm so impatient their not going too well!

    xxxx

    www.katiewstyles.blogspot.com

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  23. I love your t - shirts, I went to totnes market last tuesday and it was lovely and made me feel very christmassy!! Loved all the jewelry, but unfortunately it was all a bit too expensive so didnt buy any!

    xxxx

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