Thursday, March 22, 2018


The cold snap this year meant an unusually long snowdrop season, almost three months of their delicate flowers, and I loved it. I think I saw more snowdrops, across more locations, than I have in any previous year.

Monday, March 05, 2018


The Snow Queen visited in the night, under an almost full moon. When morning came, she had covered the land in a soft white blanket of snow.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


I spent February deep in snowdrop fever.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


This winter was a time of hibernation for me. I felt the need to go slowly, spend a lot of time by myself or with only my closest people, mull things over. I slept a lot and dreamed a lot. I had ideas and plans which I carefully stored away at the back of my mind, half formed, waiting until I worked out how to achieve them. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Witchy Star And Moon Cape

I actually finished a sewing project! This cape had been laying in the unfinished projects pile for quite a while. I'd hoped to get it done in time for October, but then life got busy, and I finally finished it at the beginning of this year. It's quite good timing though, as the cape is waterproof, and I think it will be a good light waterproof layer once the weather is a little warmer.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mermaid Haul

I recently acquired several pretty things with an iridescent and holographic mermaid inspired theme, so I thought I'd group them together into a little haul. The first one is the only thing I bought myself, the rest are belated Christmas gifts. This is a duochrome "oilslick" effect shell shaped ceramic money box from Sainsbury's. I'd been eyeing them while doing food shopping for weeks, and they went down to £2.50 in the post-Christmas sale so I snapped one up. It's really gorgeous and colourful, and I'm currently keeping it on my desk as eye candy.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fungi Finding

Every autumn and early winter I feel the urge to hunt for fungi, and last autumn was no different. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get out into nature as much as I wanted at the time, but I did manage to go on a fungi finding walk in my own time, and an organised fungi foray at Trooper's Hill Nature Reserve.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Adventures In Art Journaling

 I decided that this year I was going to really focus on being creative, and one of the ways I am doing that is by starting an art journal. I am a perfectionist, and my perfectionism often leads to procrastination with creative projects. I wanted to get into the habit of regularly creating and finishing things, with less pressure. An art journal seemed like the perfect place to play. The combination of media used in art journals means that if I feel like painting or drawing I can, but if I don't feel like that I can just cut up paper, and collage away to my heart's content. I was also really inspired by seeing My Fair Pixel's amazing art journal spreads, and that pushed me to finally get started on my own journal!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thrift Haul

I had some particularly lovely thrift finds in the latter part of last year, so I thought I would share them.
First up is this large makeup bag, which has a very mermaidy raised scale effect and a slight iridescence. The pinkish colour isn't what I would normally go for, but my old makeup bag had started falling apart, and the price (£1!) and iridescence convinced me.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Treasures From The Sea

I have really felt drawn to the sea recently, and have also felt the need to surround myself with things related to the sea and water.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Clevedon is a charming little estuary town in Somerset, with the slightly faded beauty that a lot of Victorian era seaside resorts now have. 

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Crystal Haul

Crystals have increasingly appealed to me over the last couple of years, and I always seem to have at least a few crystals on my mental wishlist. So when I got a bit of unexpected money I went a bit ham on the crystal shopping, and here is the resulting crystal haul.

First is a type of crystal I have wanted to own for literally years, an opal/angel aura quartz. I fell in love with these after seeing pictures of them online and initially thinking they were photoshopped. When I realised they were a real thing,I knew I had to have one! They look so fantasy-like and remind me of the soul gems in Skyrim. They are quartz crystals which are treated with metal to create the pastel rainbow shine. Although I had some aura quartz geodes, I really wanted this cluster for the full fantasy effect. This one is quite milky which makes the colours stand out even more! I got this at a bargain price as it was secondhand. 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Victorian Antique Lantern Lights Repaint

Recently I've been trying to re-organise and decorate my home to make it fit my current inspirations. I've been aiming for a sort of fantasy Victorian inspired, witchy look, and I've tried to use as many things I already had as possible.