Tuesday, 29 December 2009

we are a pair of sassy minx!

I am pretty naff at writing end of year lists (I am not a current kinda gal and forget when things occurred, thinking last year is actually last month) but I gave it a go as did Kandy for the Wonderful Lisa Clark, check
us out!

Anti Christmas puds

(You could see this as a little late or extremely early), it's the festive season, so it means I must have knocked out a batch of....To make this chocolicious cakes you will need:
- 6oz/175g margarine
-6oz/175g caster sugar
-6oz/175g self raising flour
-3 eggs
-2oz/50g cocoa
-bag of choc chips
-bar of white chocolate
-red and green writing icing
Light the oven at gas mark 4/180.
Mix the sugar and margarine together (add a pinch of slat) until well creamed.
Mix in the flour and eggs, beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and mix well.
Add the choc chips. Mix again and spoon into brown bun cases.
Bake for 20-25, take out the oven and leave to cool.
Melt the white chocolate and pour a spoonful on top of each cake.
Leave to set and then using the writing icing draw on holly and berries.
Then eat and enjoy, with not a bit of dried fruit in sight!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

This is...

Em Ledger, she's reet good. This is her in Diva magazine talking about the important thing in life (Katie & Peter). She was instrumental in bringing the Sister Spit tour to the UK.
Anyway, the other week (probably month now!) sat in a Donny boozer she asks about something I hope everyone would have forgotten, the fact that at the start of 2009 I made an extremely bold statement, nothing new for me, but this one was a,little silly.
The statement that I would be making 12 zines in one year! I managed like 4 actual zines and probably 3 and 1/2 almost zines. For the most part of 2009 I have been unemployed, which means I have had a lot of time to fanny about making zines, this also meant I couldn't afford to get them printed. So when I did eventually get a job, I have had hardly any time to sit and make zines.
I sat and thought about it, and felt a little like a failure, not even half of what I promised. I then remembered it's 2010 next year, a WHOLE NEW decade, a decade since I started making zines and you know what, I probably have only just made 12 in that decade!!

In fact let's have a brief round-up of the zines I have made....

THE DAY BOB 1-3: this was I think my first zine, I co-wrote the first 1 or 2 with Holly, the third was awful, full of teenage writings, I think (and hope) only 3 people read this.

DOLL ZINE: this was beyond terrible, came with a free story tape, thankfully only Holly read this.

then came a selection of terrible mini zines that again probably only myself and Holly read!

KANDI AND THE CASIO KIDS 1: An A4 affair, I don't really like A4 zines, I even interviewed my band mate of my non existent band! Number 2 sits upstairs in a drawer 3/4 finished, which is sad as no one will ever get to read my theory that PJ Harvey predicted 9/11 with her Mercury award winning (won on 9/11!!) album Stories From The City....

Think Holly made a Radical Cheerleaders zine, don't know if I contributed to this. I then realised my writing pretty much sucks and think I'm too old for zines.

DOTTIE AND CLARA 1-2:perfect excuse to get back zining was making one for the then fashion label I was 50% of. I got to interview my friends in bands and bang on about the stuff I always bang on about.

CANDY POP SHOP 1-2: I made two mini zines for my sweet shop, the fist one came with a mix tape with sweet related songs, the second one saw me trying to make friends with all the 15 yr old EMOs by reviewing three Panic At The Disco shows!

SUGAR PAPER 1-4 & SEASONAL: So far my longest running zine series, this is made by Kandy and I, we have made four 20 things to make and do and one seasonal 10 things to make and do, this blog is the offspring off that zine, I like this one, I reckon this one could be made into a book!

EMO ZINE (A RIOT GRRRLS GUIDE TO EMO): again an attempt to befriend all the customers in my shop, I was also trying to teach them the way of the zines by selling them in my shop. This my talking about the three waves of EMO and how I love EMO bands, I was also trying to teach the kids about liking awesome grrrls, sadly I think just my loser EMO twenty something friends read it WIN!

LA AIN'T NO GREAT PLACE TO BE: and edgy zines named after a Help She Can't Swim b-side, this was a handwritten zine about my four week and two day trip along the west coast, it's mainly about what I cooked for tea and living on Sleater-Kinney road. apparently hard to read because I write badly.

BREAKING DOWN: this is a novellazine, this is me going stir crazy being a jobless fool who got sucked into the Twilight saga and then re-writing the third book, as you do!

Sunday, 20 December 2009


I've just been out for works rinks, there's two inches of snow (strange and exciting for an urban dweller even saw snowman) got told Brittany Murphey died, I don't want to think about too sad.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Nickie Pixx

This is me with my pal Nickie. Nickie takes dead good photos, which is great because she visually documents my amazing life!
She ha a new website so you can see her pictures that aren't just ones of me that I put up here, nakanickie

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Hello world I'm your wild girl...

I know I said I wouldn't mention the T word til at least twenty-ten, but with a certain star of the T word starring in a new film next spring, I can't help but wonder if this means lots of young girls will get into The Runaways, I hope so.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

I heart Wilkos

I don't think I could be friends with anyone who didn't like Wilkinsons, I mean it's great, your in a jam and need something quick, anything, pop over to Wilkos and you know they will have it AND at a reasonable price.
My love for Wilkos doubled today when I saw they had the same crafty minds as us here at Sugar Paper.
I did think about stealing these ideas for the next zine, but then I didn't want bad Wilkos Karma, so here is what I found today:

Monday, 14 December 2009

song with a crafty sounding title...

Because as much as I pretend the band who I fell in love with at age 11, don't really do it for me anymore, I was a little sad I was in London this weekend when they were in Manchester, le sigh:

Monday, 7 December 2009

I know....

I said no more Twilight related posts until like 2010, but I forgot about this picture the other day.
It's a nice bit of spot the difference:
Also, I made emo top trumps last year, a few months later Rocksound made some, I made Twilight top trumps the other week, NOW Sugar magazine has made them, god I am such a trendsetter!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

BUSTa rhymes!

We both attended Bust's summer craftacular, it was a ton-o-fun and do you know what we both said afterwards? We said:

So you can imagine how happy we were when this was announced:
I shall be there with my wares dancing to the tunes Sarah Killing Fantasy will be spinning, Kandy will be there knitting up a giant knitted paper chain, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN, be there or be square.

PS I heart this vid!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


OK, so I promise this is the last time I write a Twilight heavy blog (well until at least next year!). I'm not sure what happened or when it did, the turning point, the point I thought it was OK to be 25 and writing Twilight fan fic, the point when looking at the pile of stuff on your bed and noticing it has a particular theme,
exhibit A:
I know my trip to America somewhat fueled it, me and Nickie deciding it to definitely be or new thing to get obsessed over,
exhibit Bexhibit C:
(I still don't know why we didn't take advantage of all that merch FOOLS!).
OK so anyway as you may have heard "Twilight 2" came out the other week, me and a bunch of other 20somethingfeministswhoshouldknowbetter got tickets for a midnight showing, now just going to the cinema at midnight is exciting enough. A little too exciting for me and I got carried away, making Twilight Top Trumps, vxgxn Twilight gingerbreads and special tees for Kandy,
exhibit D:
I think I was so excited I couldn't really remember what the film was like, so I went to see it the next day. I have seen it three times in total, and must say it's a complete lolfest.
I will admit it's not as exciting as the trailer, that made me wet my pants, but I still enjoyed it.
Buffed Jacob made me feel a little ill, not keen on the Cullen's new contacts and why did it seem that everyone was on screen for a total of 1minute?!
I quite liked the 'months' scene, thought the Bella/Jacob rain scene lasted too long and that the Alice jumping over the stairwell scene is the worst thing in film history. Volturi not scary enough, more Edward in his grey tee less of the old man suit, Carlisle been down Next for his dad outfits?
And so the big question, are you Team Edward, or Team Jacob? well seeing as I am incredibly shallow, I decide teams based on who I fancy, so that's Team Edward, plus I'm a sucker for a boy full of woe. But in all honesty I probs would tell Eddie to MTFU. Jacobs makes me a bit sick, I would totez love to run with the wolves, they have more fun, but Jacob would just want to do me aaaaaall the time, plus I have this thing where I think I am far superior to younger boys.
I think we had a TE switch to a TJ, but mostly Team Charlie.
I am definitely not Team Bella, get a personality, jeez.
And so I come to the end of another pointless (Twilight) post, but I promise this is the end (now there's a link to this blog on the Bust site I wouldn't want a bunch of angryfeminists shouting at me through blogger, imagine!......
Unless i get the Twilight or New Moon board game for Christmas!!

Festive fair funnn

Eh up,
It's official, the festive season is upon us, and for us crafty business types that means Christmas Craft fairs! Sugar Paper started off with our up north market Candy Cane christmas market in Sheffield last weekend.
Seleena at the Sugar Paper stall sporting her Tim Burton christmas look.

And what's that on the stall Sugar Paper 4....and loads of awesome handmade stuff, woo!

As well as Sugar Paper, we took Knit and Destroy, check out the new festive wears..who doesn't need a knitted bow-tie?!

Our next crafty event is the BUST craftacular in London, more info soon.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Halloween H2O

For anyone who is interested, this is what we dressed as for Halloween.
I obviously inspired Ch4's 3D week (which was a bit naff by the way) with my '3D lady' outfit, the make-up was questionable, as I a) didn't manage to get what I needed and b) didn't have time. But it looked eye boggling through the 3D specs!
Check out Alison as a BIG CAT in the background.
Kandy went for the 'I put more effort in' approach with this awesome knitted organ dress, look her insides are outside, she got as little hot and later put a sheet on her head.
Am I the only one who doesn't know that dance song from like 3 years ago called H2O?!?

Monday, 23 November 2009


is done and dusted and available to buy from here.In it you can do quizzes, make your own velvet art, learn lots of new skills, and even see how our love for Twilight has infected our zine!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Not on Rex Manning day*

Today feels like Rex Manning day. I want to watch Empire Records now, but alas I have sewing to do!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Crafty Idols...

this time we haven't just got one person of crafting inspiration, but a bunch, a collective, CraftivistCollective .
They aim, in their own words:
"To expose the scandal of global poverty, and human rights injustices though the power of craft and public art. This will be done through provocative, non-violent creative actions."
One way in which they do this is by making protest banners:

The awesome Sarah sent us a protest banner in the post, here's what we did:

Then we put it up:

You can read a little more about Craftivist Collective in the 4th issue of Sugar Paper (but that's not out yet) so go visit their site.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

OK, I think I may have taken it a little too far now...

So I took a leisurely stroll to the library to return my books (for anyone who cares they were Anglea Carter- Several Percetions and Jonathan Coe- The Closed Circle (TCC>TRC)) when something caught y eye on the 'just in' shelf. I went over picked it up and thought, 'hey what the heck, I'll take it out if only for the lolfactor', this is the book:Now I got to the counter and the conversation went something like this
Librarian" Oh, it's popular this isn't it"
me " yes"
"oh, do you like him, Robert Pattinson?"
"I would too if I was 15 tears younger"
Then to hide my embarrassment that she as probably only 6-8 years older than me, and therefore in the same age bracket, I muttered something about me getting it because it looks like an easy read. I was, for once, grateful to be mistaken for a 15 year old, i then scurried off to B&M.

Oh and for the record, I probs wont even read the Taylor 'teeth' Lautner half.


Saturday, 14 November 2009

We shall both be at this...

selling our wares and things, come along!

zine number 4 has gone to press!!!

Here is a few of the things you can make from it!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday the 13th

was spent watching Twilight in the lecture hall of the Whitworth art gallery with a bunch of teenage girls, I also had a spot of bad luck, grrrr.

things I have been doing...

which mean I haven't had time to blog, to read blogs, to generally waste my life on the Internet.....
Working over Halloween in a fancy dress shop, sheesh, having a Halloween party and falling asleep, sewing, making giant candy corns from the recipe in Bust,
going to see live music (LC! twice in one week, ha!), attending a funeral and a wedding, dying my hair orange,
making food from sweet potatoes, finishing off zine number 4, buying tickets for New Moon, getting excited about going to see New Moon. erm yeah actually that's all I've been doing.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

It's almost Halloween!!!!

In just two days it will be Halloween, this time last year I had a sweet shop that was next door to a small fancy dress shop, needless to say I couldn't see out of the front of my shop for a week with all the people queuing to get fancy dress. This year I am working in a fancy dress shop in the Arndale, yes I must be mental. It is so busy that we have a one in one out policy with queues stretching round the corner of the next shop, yesterday we had to close for an hour to tidy up and re-stock because quite frankly fancy dress shoppers are darn messy. We have had to close the changing rooms to try and ease the complete chaos, this has lead to much abuse from people purchasing their 'foxy firefighter' and 'sexy snow princess' outfits to me and all the other staff. I never got why girls need to dress in bottom grazers (you know things that barely cover your bottom) for fancy dress, it is just like that line from Mean Girls where fancy dress means your underwear and some animal ears, I overheard a group of girls the other day saying the theme isn't scary but sexy, what does that mean?!?
Not one for wanting to dress as a sexy version of a number of girlie things (princesses, fairytale heroines(losers?! we all know the baddies rule)) my favourite has always been the sexy versions of members of the emergency services, my mum looks just like that when she leaves the house at 5am.And not one for wanting to spend much money on fancy dress I tend to make my own, previous years has witnessed me as a black and white minstrel, mime artist and a Tara McPherson painting. this year my working in a fancy dress shop has come in handy for discount on certain items I just do not own. Another thing that has put me off buying pre-pack outfits(aside from the cheap thrush inducing fabric) and what I try not to think about is the wastefulness of the whole thing, What is everyone going to do with these outfits they have bought for one night, we sell a lot and I mean A LOT so where does it all go? It worries me it's super wasteful, I think the odd few who have spent a fair bit on a half decent costume might flog it on eBay, but I can't say I've ever seen fancy dress in the charity shop. A student mentioned that it doesn't really matter if it fits as he's only gonna wear it for one night, I had visions of halls of residence bins getting clogged up with masses of nylon, oh dear.
anyway pointlessness over, it's almost Halloween....

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Having followed the ‘little red blog of revolutionary knitting’ for a while, I was super-excited to hear that the lady behind it all, Lisa Anne Auerbach, was coming to Nottingham, as was an exhibition of her work. Auerbach is probably best known for her slogan sweaters which she has knitted with topics from elections, to abortion and now Nottingham!
This exhibition was accompanied by a totally inspirational talk by the artist, which was where I found out about the ‘blanket of ideas’ project. The project involved bringing along patterns and short political texts to discuss while knitting up political squares that will then be stitched together into Nottingham Contemporary’s very own Blanket of Ideas.
In her talk, Lisa mentioned that she doesn’t attend knitting groups at home due to the dull topics of conversation ranging from television shows to television shows. This inspired her to set up her own one-off knitting circle where those attending were asked to bring political texts to inspire their knitting and encourage more interesting conversation.
I left the talk excited by the prospect of the knitting event on Saturday and deep in thought about what my knitted square could represent. I decided on using the ‘Jigsaw youth’ song by Bikini Kill as my inspiration, the lyrics highlight the fact that you don’t have to fit into society’s pre-conceived roles if you don’t want to, you can make your own way! My design was a red square containing a black jigsaw piece. With my pattern plotted out and my Mum now coming along with me, we set off for a day of knitting. The event was held at ‘The art organisation’ in Nottingham, and this is what welcomed us on our arrival, a group of knitters deep in conversation and concentration in equal parts!

We pulled up our chairs and got our knit...and chat on! The lady next to me was freestylin’ her knit, the design of which took the form of a burning cross (some anger at the catholic church there)the finished piece was amazing! Her friend was knitting a very simple piece about equal pay and another design was a dove stitched onto a plain background. These 3 pieces alone spurred plenty of interesting conversation! Lisa Auerbach was a great leader for this project, always chatting to newcomers in the group and really interested in what everyone was doing as well as having an interesting stories behind her own squares.

The square Lisa was creating on the day was a lace knit design inspired by a story about a woman who was saved from an awful fate by her spider friends. This story came from a book of feminist fairytales by Barbara Wilson, an author who is best known for her great knitting books written in the 80s!

It was a great event and I really enjoyed the company, the conversation and the knitting, although I might have managed more knitting if I wasn’t chatting so much! As the pile of very varied finished squares grew you could see that the finished blanket was going to be a really interesting piece. Starting on November 14th The Blanket of Ideas will be displayed at Nottingham Contemporary, and I can’t wait to see it!

All Photographs by Alan Fletcher; Courtesy of Nottingham Contemporary

Friday, 23 October 2009

Hand knitting...for the knitted poem

Hello again,
Now i'm back online there's no stopping me! Here is a little write up of another crafty project I did while on my 'hiatus', and I know it's totally old news to most of you, but I'm too proud of myself not to tell everyone.
It started a few months ago when I read about the poetry society's knit a poem project, I applied then eagerly awaited my pattern....hoping it wouldn't be too tricky! It arrived via e-mail, a letter N that I chose to knit in green on pink. This was my first ever piece of hand knit intarsia (hence me being proud of mesen) and it wasn't without its complications.
First, I was knitting away happily, on the train about 1/3 of the way through my letter when I looked at my work and realised the N was coming out backwards. I blamed the fact I was knitting on public transport and the ticket checker for making me put my work down mid-row, that must have been why it was backwards! Actually, it was because I had started my patterning on a knit row instead of a purl row, and that made it all backwards, booo!!!!
The next attempt there was a lot more concentration, and despite discovering the train and ticket checker had nothing to do with the mistake, the second attempt didn't travel with me, I wanted it to be perfect.

What's that? I look pleased with myself?! Well I was, very! This is where most of the knitting took place, on my sofa accompanied by my other hand knitted creations behind me, they got me through the intarsia! And here is my finished letter, hooray!

And here is a photo of some of the poem in all its' finished glory. I think I can see my letter N near the top in the 'and trade of' piece of the poem!!! I think this was a great project, and a great poem (Dylan Thomas - In My Craft or Sullen Art) , Icertainly had fun knitting my square, giant knitted stuff is always a winner in my books! More of my adventures in hand knit soon. Kandy x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Crafty market finds...

As well as our trip to BUST craftacular way back in August, the Sugar Paper Gang had a fun packed day out in Derbyshire. We started in Chesterfield (the home of one half of sugar paper, me) and as it was Thursday we took a stroll around the amazing Thursday second hand market. We had to get a snap of this button-tastic mirror, someone had put alot of time and buttons into these...

After perusing the market it was time for ice cream then presents (It was my birthday, woooop) before venturing south to find the authentic, actually imported from America '50s American Diner' in Swadlincote of all places. After a few wrong turns we found it in all its shiny tin glory!

Hangin outside the diner yo. A bit too stuffed for the drive home, It was the tower of onion rings that did it! K x

Sugar Paper went BUST....

Eh up,
I know it's been a while, and this BUST craftacular write up is a bit late, but it's here... So, last time I did the BUST thing I went on my own which was OK, but this time I had company which was ACE. Seleena (my partner in craft) got a stall for Sugar Paper zine too selling zines, craft kits, bags n all sorts of other crafty stuffs! So, we took the train from Chesterfield and it was an early start, 7.45am train equals muchos giddiness, tea and top trumps!

Early morning cup of tea, with those dairystix, as long as you don't sniff the tea, it's not so bad!
Vampire hi-jinx, can you guess which Twilight saga vamp I am here?! Extra points for getting which scene it's from!
After the journey, that went quite quickly we arrived in the big smoke, got money on our Oyster cards like proper city folk then hot-footed it to the venue with our heavy bags o stuff. There were already people hanging outside when we got there, man, they really wanted those goodie bags! We had just over an hour to set up, and were informed just before the doors opened that there were HUNDREDS of people waiting outside, aaaaaaahhhhh. This is my stall before the doors opened, Seleena's stall is right over the other side of the room, that bit o turquoise between the 2 people sat down.

The next few hours were a bit of a blur. People came and bought stuff and chatted and oohed and ahhhed at my knits which was great! Friends came to visit bearing birthday presents and donuts for me, hooray! It quitened down later on, less people like, but the music was banging ALL DAY, I was right opposite a speaker which meant lots of shouting, which coped with. All in all it was a fun-tastic day, I was shocked when I woke u/p the next morning with a bad headache feeling ropey, what's going on, am I ill?! I was confused, until Seleena pointed out that the last cup of tea I had had was on the train the previous morning, aaaaahhhhh. A few cups of tea later and all was well, I didn't realise how addicted I was!!! Since this trip Sugar Paper have graced 2 more craft markets, watch this space for more funtastic write-ups!!! K x

Not a song with a crafty title, but still....

so this song doesn't have a crafty sounding title, but it does have a hella crafty video. Check out those awesome papier mache dino heads!!! We last attempted papier mache over a year ago when we tried to make a tooth pinata for my sweet shop. We have been inspired and so expect some papier mache craftings in zine#5 (zine#4 is almost done!!).
Another reason for this video is because Mika Miko are apparently no more, booooooooo:


Sunday, 18 October 2009

My week in celebs....

It starts last Monday, when I went to see The Slits. I was sandwiched between the worlds most annoying couple that I hope I never see upon the streets of Manchester EVER again and Maxine Peake of Shameless/oh she does a good Myra Hindley fame.
I worked for a few days, no celebrities there I'm afraid.
On Friday I went to visit Alison and who should get on my train at Wigan but only Vic Reeves of shooting stars fame! I had to hide behind my book so as not to look t his face because his face was making me laugh, and his pinky ring.
On Saturday I went to a party, before the party someone knocked on my door, I peered through the spy hole and saw a scary looking bald man and did a little poo in my pants, the family all checked this man I was fearing through the spyhole, hen suddenly my mum shouts "it's Nickie". yes she only had on a John Malkovich mask that I mistook for some evil looking man knocking at the door, oh Nickie you got me, you got me good!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

BAKE SALE!!!my Sunday morning adventures

This morning I got up early(ish) to ice some cakes I baked last night to take to Albert Square for a bake sale!
The sale was being run by ladies form The Birdhouse Fund http://www.birdhousefund.org/
and I knocked out some mint choc chip cakes:
When I arrived there, soaking wet from the awful rain they had a LOAD of cakes, I hope they managed to sell lots and lots.
I made my cakes with this
yes it's a giant 1kg tub of stork, the picture doesn't do it justice, it's huge and I nearly wet myself when my mum bought it. I don't know why but giant things and little things just make me smile.
So after dropping off my cakes, I had a a little while to my next bus home, so I thought I would take shelter in Primark until then. When in Primark I got instructed by security to take down my hood! I gave this security man a filthy look, removed my hood for all of 20seconds and put it back up, I mean I can understand that shoplifters my keep up their hoods inside shops to disguise themselves, but somehow I don't think me having my hood up whilst wearing big red clown-esque shoes, a blue hello kitty mac, red panda face bag and green beret, was going to make me inconspicuous,
"that girl stole something"
"oh what did she look like?"
"I couldn't tell she had her hood up, oh well she did kind of look like it was 1996".

Saturday, 10 October 2009

songs with crafty sounding titles and just a plain IDOL!

It's been a while since we featured a song with a crafty sounding title, oh but it was worth the wait!!
This one comes from all round idol Leslie Hall!
Rapper, collector of gem sweaters, wearer of gold lame jumpsuits, what more could you ask for?!?!!

She's even featured on hit kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba!!

she is in just some of her gem sweaters, AWESOME!!
And now the song, an anthem for all craftaholics out there.....

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Bridget Riley: giving ourselves eye twitches!

On Friday I took a day trip out to Liverpool with Alison to the Walker Art Gallery for an exhibition of this lady's work:I would highly recommend the Bridget Riley flashback exhibition, if nor just to make your eyes go funny and stand staring at a painting for a while trying to figure it out without giving yourself too much of a headache. At one point I was thinking the colour scheme of a certain painting reminded me of a broken television, next think you know my eyes had gone funny and it was like I was looking at television static! There is a rather good documentary accompanying the paintings.
We then headed to Blackburne House where Alison has some work exhibited and soaked up the free wine with fries and veggie burgers from Eddie Rockets, yum!
I will leave you with this, careful that eye doesn't start twitching!

Monday, 28 September 2009

an aMAZEing tale of how vampires are taking over

I am pretty certain everyone must have noticed how the likes of Twilight and True Blood are infiltrating , well everything, from the high street to the charts (yes Shakira I'm talking bout you and your lame She Wolf) but who knew it would take over mazes!
I present to you (thanks for the heads up Nickie) a Twilight inspired maize maze:

I know right, it's completely aMAZEing. I would totally get lost in TEAM EDWARDS hair!
I have been swept up by the high streets vamped up fashion, even Topshop is it at, I managed to purchase myself this riot boy stripe mixed with 90s fang logo tee form the H&M:

I noticed, on my Sunday browse around North City shopping centre that even cheap shop Select have cashed in on this, with black and white stripe tee with the word REBEL in red blood drip font on the front, the name of this hot and happening tee....HOXTON GIRL!!! I kid you not.
Now all I need is Claire's to pull their finger out and get loads of fangtastic jewelry I can waste my money on!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Kids need candy, this song is about drugs.

It's true, kids need candy, not Kandy the other half of Sugar Paper, but candy like sweets. On my bus journey home on Monday, a teenage boy sat opposite me, this boy is the kind that probably calls himself a gamer and, fancies only pixelated fictional characters and holds his money in his sweaty palms for too long. I know that the last statement is indeed correct because he used to visit my sweet shop every week and buy £5 worth of blue crystal (not meth, just good old fashioned sherbet). Now, on this bus journey he was rolling something very suspicious kids, grinding some shizzle up, I tell thee, I felt bad, this poor young boy has had to get his highs from another source since my shop shut, oh no.
On Tuesday night I became some sort of sadist and ventured into Fallowfield, during Freshers week (DIE DIE DIE) to watch Times New Viking, my review is this, Trof stop trying to take over and be venue kings, yeah you have a wardrobe door for the toilet door, but this venue is too long and the bar is inappropriately placed and those crazy bus seats you have acting as the walls stunk disgustingly fusty and I don't want that ingrained in my awesome £5 jersey biker jacket from H&M.
When did Manchester become so 'cool'? Are there two bands called Lovvers, because the Lovvers I saw a year and half ago looked and sounded not that much like Lovvers I saw that night. God aren't TNV good? yeah.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

hey you! happy birthday, I'm gonna swoon for moon.

A brief round-up.
Last week I went to see AU, where I learnt two things, 1- my jeans may have shrunk, they don't really fit me anymore, Nickie says they bear an uncanny resemblance to jeggings, no good.
2-When someone does eventually make an indie film of my life I would quite like AU to do the score.
The week before this I attended a 50th birthday party of my mum's friend, I made the cake, it looked like this:

It was also Paul's birthday, I made him a case for his Mac Book that I cleverly called Big Mac:
I have also been making tutus and other such 'things' but that's another, dull story.
I am now going to continue to get overexcited watching the full New Moon trailer, good times! I will I wait til November though arrhghghgg!!!