Wednesday, November 13, 2013

She's Crafty

These are the little things that have been keeping me busy lately:
  • a Mighty Boosh-themed embroidery. I'm somehow both super excited about this (mostly just because I love the Boosh and because of the shiny silver thread), but also not super happy with the way it turned out. It's part of a continuing theme of making tv-show related things. I used to have a portrait of the Bluth Family I painted somewhere, but I don't know what's happened to it. Pity.
  • a t-shirt with iron-on letters because what adult doesn't need a t-shirt with her name on it? It makes me feel like I'm in the Mickey Mouse Club or something.
  • the new Beatles Live at the BBC album. This just arrived yesterday and I'm totally in love with it. I was just talking with my sister about the Beatles the other day and mentioned that it doesn't even occur to me to name the Beatles when people ask what kind of music I like or what my favourite band is. Because I just assume that everyone loves them as much as I do (which I know isn't true, but it blows my mind and I prefer not to think of how anyone could not like them).

(and yeah, I know the song "She's Crafty" isn't about crafts...)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

going out/not going out

It's been taking a lot of effort to leave the house these days. It's hard when I'd rather just stay in and listen to music or draw or have marathons of Newsradio, the Mighty Boosh, or It's Always Sunny. But actually going out gives me a chance to wear my fake leather biker jacket. So there's that.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I'm pretty forgetful, which isn't a good thing when it comes to wearing glasses. Especially since I don't need to wear glasses all the time, but just when I need to see where I'm going (this is what my doctor told me).  So I try to make sure I have a spare pair in my bag for when I forget to put them on before leaving the house. The other day I embroidered "specs" onto this pouch for one of my spare pairs. I've been trying to be more productive lately with my weird little projects.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Ha! See what I did there? Here are some photos from Berlin via my Instagram. I've really only started using my account this summer since I had forgotten the password (and my username...) for it. I have sort of mixed feelings about Instagram. I like the look of the filters, but it feels rather fakey, so I never use them. The graininess of these are due to efforts to zoom and the not so great camera on my phone.

I can hardly believe it's already September. This summer seems to have gone by much too quickly.  But the weather here is still nice, which I'm not at all used to. I think I'm part vampire or something because I can't handle being out in the sun for very long without getting a headache.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


It usually takes me a while to get back into the swing of things after returning from a trip. And ages to unpack. I emptied my suitcase, but dumped most of the stuff into another bag and that remains unpacked. Somehow getting everything unpacked just reinforces the fact that vacation time is over. So might as well put that off as long as possible. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
I did manage to get some of my film developed though. I think I still have two other rolls and some pictures on my phone as well. The ones above include a trip to Tempelhof, a tour group of Trabis, a view of the Landwehr Canal from the Charlottenburg bridge, and days of wandering around Mitte and Museumsinsel. I'm already ready to get back on a plane just looking at these.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Grüße aus Berlin

  • After a terrible flight experience (curse you, United!), I'm in Berlin and staying very close to where I grew up, which is slightly strange. Some things have changed quite a lot, but it's also quite surprising that some shops and restaurants have stayed the same after nearly 20 years.
  • I've had Pommes to eat nearly every day (they are my favourite food, after all). One place didn't have mayonnaise for them, which is absolute madness. They tried to offer ketchup instead. Again: madness! 
  • I went to the market at Winterfeldtplatz today and got Pommes mit Mayo and these Polish shoes.