Saturday, 6 July 2013

First Year of Uni

22nd September 2012- 14th June 2013

My flat, first night of Freshers Week
Us girls
Super Hero night
Oceana foam party, night before my birthday
My birthday :)
Pretty girlies :)
Halloween :)

Whammed Halloween bar crawl
Biosoc social

Christmas Dinner

My first year of uni. Was a really good experience. Made loads of good friends, managed to survive on my own and I didn't give myself food poisoning XD Seems so weird thinking back now to the beginning, this year went by so quickly. I'm lucky to of been put in a flat with such good people so I became close friends with them all. It's gonna be weird not seeing them around all the time around the flat in the next 2 years where we are all living in different houses, but I'm sure we will all still go out together :) Have so many good memories and it seems hard to condense all the pictures down into just a few :) Luckily, despite having to make do on my own and going out often I still managed to pass with a 2:1 yays! Sadly it doesn't count :( We did many things as a flat such as going out, making joint dinners such as at Christmas and decorating peoples doors for their birthdays :) Was sad and weird to be packing up my tiny student room to leave for the summer, but I'm quite excited to be moving into our house for next year! :) Was a good first year of uni :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Crochet Peter Pan Necklace

5th July 2013
The little crochet flowers
Everything pinned down
The final thing! :)
With all my spare time I felt like learning something new. Mum's always been good at crafts so I asked her to teach me how to crochet. I'd been looking at crochet tops online and thought it would be really cool if I could make one. Initially I was not good at all :') Mum said maybe its better to stick to something you know, as a joke :L But I kept practicing just crocheting random squares and practicing different stitches. I was looking at peter pan collars online and thought to make one with little crochet flowers. After finding a tutorial on Julie's blog at on how to make tiny crochet flowers I started crocheting away :) Took me 2 days, took forever. Although in the end I'm really pleased! Considering I'm a complete beginner I'm really happy with how it came out! So cute!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Painted Stool

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore
What the stool looked like before
Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore
My inspiration

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore
The finished product
Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore

Handmade Handpainted Wooden Stool DIY Folklore

Since I've been home from Uni I've been a bit bored so mum thought up for me to paint the little wooden stool that we have lying around the house. Of course mum had left it to get all weathered outside so it needed a bit of fixing up. Mum took the stool apart, sanded it down, cleaned it then gave it to me to think about how to paint it. I haven't painted in years so I was a bit hesitant. In the end I decided to go for a Serbian Etno theme and to draw some traditional flowers that are used a lot in Serbian folklore. I used the design from one of my waistcoats we bought when I was about 6. I spent 2 days painting the chair, so long XD It was so fiddly and I had to do 3 layers of each colour as it kept soaking into the wood, felt like a child struggling to keep into the lines, But I'm really happy with how it came out in the end!