Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The 2010 Diary Project!

Hey everyone!!! Exciting news!!!
I've just reserved my spot on this fantastic project run by the lovely Lucy where artists and designers around the world create one page out of a 392 page diary and is put together to form one talented, inspiring and delightful piece of work! (Not to mention useful being a 2010 diary!) You'll be able to see your own piece of work along with many others - it's a great way to show what you can do and see what others are doing too! There are plenty of spots still available so reserve your page now! It's free to participate and will be loads of fun!!


Friday, April 24, 2009

When they get it all wrong...

I've been living with my boyfriend of 5 years for about 4 months now and I have been loving every minute of it (even right down to getting the groceries together). The other week my boyfriend decided to go grocery shopping by himself (he likes to go on a Thursday night because it's less busy and then doesn't interrupt his weekends) - I couldn't go because I was working late. I gave him no instructions, it was all left to his own accord and when I got home, he rushed over to me excitedly and told me about all the things he got - what we needed, what we didn't and any bargains or sales he managed to get from it! He did a pretty good job too - or so I thought until last night.
I told him we were down to the last role of toilet paper and he proudly said "Don't worry, I bought more!" As soon as he opened the packet, I started laughing uncontrollably. The colour drained from him face and before long we were both in tears. He accidently bought HAND PAPER TOWELS instead of toilet paper!!! I don't completely blame him though because in the packaging it looks like 2 toilet roles on top of eachother! But it certainly was hilarious, entertaining and an experience - especially now whenever I visit the loo!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twilight gets under my skin!

If you’re crazy about Twilight and can’t see anything wrong with it, read no further (it will probably only upset you).

I do have to admit, the whole Twilight series had me hooked (and a little bit obsessed) but not ALL for good reasons. Yes, it was incredibly easy to read and yes, it was a great ‘story’ (about teen love – good vampires vs bad vampires vs humans), but I was a little shaken (and stirred) about some of the messages it portrayed. So I’m 23 years old and I’m not in the demographic, but I know a lot of people my age and older who are avid Twilight fans. The biggest beef I have against this story is the fact that Bella was so willing to turn away from family over this boy(vampire)!! She had a good, caring, warm and loving family and it was ALMOST as if she didn’t even have to think twice to turn her back on all of them so she could run off, live forever, get married and have babies (I know this was an accident and each thought impossible but the message is still that)! Don’t forget she was also willing to give up her friends, social life and school! Is that what kids are taking away from this story? That even if you’re that ‘in love’ with a boy, it’s okay to run away from loved ones, get married, fall pregnant before you’re even 18!?

I know it’s all fantasy (for those who have not realised yet – vampires do not exist) but the whole concept of such strong teen love is not fantasy. The messages that lie within this story are very much real!

At this point you’re probably wondering then, why I managed to read through all 4 books. Why is it so popular and why to me did I have an urge to finish it? I was obsessed because of the good and bad reasons. You know when something’s so controversial, it angers you but you still read it anyway? (I was also bored on the train and I travel 2 hours every day to get to work). I didn’t totally hate it though, I did like reading it but I am worried and angry at how selfish Bella was. The whole husband/baby/family life I can related to because I want that some time in the near future (not all at once however!) but I know girls who are 12 years and younger who are just as obsessed! I suppose you’re saying to yourself right now “well she had no choice – vampire life is where you HAVE to give up everything!” and in some ways it’s true. But she was a teenager and unlike the Cullen family she had a choice whether or not to live the life of a vampire and she was so willing to give up her HEALTHY human life (i.e everything) for it! Yes I know it’s for love, but does that make it okay? Doesn’t anyone else think it’s kind of selfish as much as you love Twilight? Maybe that's why it's so popular....

Anyway I conclude with this:
1. I do not think Robert Pattinson is sexy at all!
2. I am on team Jacob and not Edward.
3. Bella is selfish and annoys me but I love her name – Bella Swan
4. Dying to see the second movie none the less.
5. Has anyone seen Interview with a Vampire? Much better Vampire movie – although a lot different.
6. Harry Potter makes a much better teen/fantasy/love/school/life story. Don’t even compare.
7. Robert Pattinson is much sexier as Cedric.
8. Dying to see next Harry Potter movie too.

So comment whether you agree or don’t agree! I’d love to hear your thoughts!


And here are some more I've posted up in my store! It looks pretty good now that it's filled with all these new items if I do say so myself! For a while it's been pretty bare - I must not leave it for too long next time but I get so busy at work it's hard to keep up! If only there were more hours in a day....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


New polymer clay earrings!!! Cupcakes in every flavour - chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry with all kinds of different toppings! There's also ice cream and lollipops! Each measures approximately 1.5cm in length. More to come! Check out my store now!

I'm also thinking of doing a giveaway soon too! It'll be my very first giveaway so it'll be pretty special, so stay tuned!


A long time ago, I posted a few sketches I'd been working on and promised to post them up when they were completed. This is my first time using photoshop to colour these pictures and I quite like them (for my first go)! Need to practice a lot more though! Too many things to do and try! I'm going to send these off to print soon so they'll be new postcards in my shop! So excited!

BTW: For those still unsure about Twitter - it really is a great way to stay in touch and read about what others in the world are thinking and discussing! It doesn't take too much time and I find it a much easier way in making new friends! I'm already addicted, so create an account and join me now!! - tinysandtea
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