This past month I have felt incredibly inspired for no particular reason. My life is a constant rush 24/7. Blogging, Youtube, jewellery making, comic book job, wife, cat mum, friend. I barely have time to eat. But then there are those perfect moments early in the morning when the world is asleep that I get time for myself. I have been enjoying bringing my ideas to life creating new things to wear, share and eat. I've learnt new skills and stayed up late into the night to finish my work. I made my first ever vegan chocolate cake for Liam's 30th birthday, taking my time to follow the recipe carefully while drinking coffee with Liam.
The next thing I made were these rad patch overalls. They will forever be a work in progress. I have saved up all my favourite patches over the years and finally had a place to put them. I purchased beautiful denim overalls from Cotton On and spent all night carefully ironing on each little patch. Dinosaurs, Rainbow Brite, Harley Quinn and Bill Murray are all there to hang out with me everyday. I learnt to really pay attention to the heat from the iron so as to not melt the patch or have the glue not stick properly. It felt so wonderful to wear them out and about. I feel like Kristy from the Baby Sitters Club.
I had a bunch of fun trying out a new craft subscription service called DIY Kawaii. Started by my friend Becky, each month a little box arrives at your door. Inside is all the supplies to create one Kawaii craft. This month was a Deco Den necklace. I had so much fun using the fake whipped creams and charms to make such an adorable necklace. I even filmed a video of me making it to share with you.
I have always enjoyed colouring books, I never grew out of it. While people go crazy for all these intricate 'adult' colouring books, I much prefer the fun of a cartoon colouring book. I've been enjoying my new pack of 64 Crayola crayons. Australia does not seem to sell them anymore so I had to order them from the USA. From the special metallic gold crayon to the peach with a hint of strawberry, I make sure to colour outside of the lines each and every time.
I had so much fun using my new miniature cupcake mold to create realistic looking treats like a choc banana cupcake. I also made an ice-cream using silicone, a plastic cup, polymer clay, resin pieces and fabric paint. It turned out perfect and was well worth the hours of work that went into it. And I also think I finally perfected my mini choc chip cookie.
Lastly I wanted to share this photo with you all. I wanted to try something I'd never done before so when my friend Bryn DC asked for models for a photo series called Future Fatigue I offered to help him out. I couldn't believe it. I was nervous and excited. I had never modelled before and it is a lot harder than it looks. I was covered in gravy, had a real cigar in my mouth and had to stay very still. I gave it my best shot and Bryn took an amazing photo. He is such a talented guy. I look like Tank Girl. It was so much fun to try something new and to have a friend there to help you.
What have you all been creating this month?