10 things I love Thursday #1

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Hey guys, what a lovely week so far! The weather has finally perked up and I managed to wear a dress, it must be spring!

Anyway , today is the first in a regular series here about things I’ve been loving so far this week! Welcome to 10 things I love Thursday!

1) Willard Wigan, is an artist who creates tiny sculptures, from pencil lead to needle eyes!

This guy has amazing skills … and clearly amazing eyesight! I don’t think I would be able to do this! You can find more about him and his work if you Click here

2) I need this sign in my life!

Why are they always hungry?

3)

why don’t we do something like this locally, if it doesn’t harm them, and it would definitely make me smile! You can find more about these Click here

3)

This fascinating insight to where we feel our emotions first! If you really think about the way you feel and what emotion you are experiencing you can pinpoint where it is coming from! Fascinating really. You can find more information and the scientific experiment behind this Here.

4)

I absolutely love these I am wanting to design some my little ponies maybe I’ll do a challenge? Throwback to my childhood! I loved my little pony! You can find these on spippo’s deviantart by clicking here.

5)

Love this quote!

6)

Wow this is fascinating, you can find some more information about it here.

7)

This amazing smeg cooker!

8)

This beautiful stained glass window, stained glass is so beautiful!

9)

These beautiful geode tables! I wonder where I could put one… you can find out more about these by clicking here.

10)

Of course the new Aladdin is on here! I actually can’t wait!!

So that’s it for the first instalment, these are things that caught my attention this week.

What are you loving right now?

Till next time,

Xx

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Tattoo-sday …. First ever post

Tattoo-sday.

First ever Tattoo-sday…

Tuesdays, or Tattoo-sday ‘s, are the days for looking at amazing tattoos! I love tattoos, the art everything about them, so instead of just looking at all of the tattoo images on the inter webs, i decided i should put it all to good use.

So, having said that, I would like to introduce you to a little regular feature here called Tattoo-sday (did you see what i did there) My plan is to post one every Tuesday, and basically just show you a few of the tattoos I have been drooling over.

 

The Ink….

These images are ones that i found online and i will try wherever possible to link back and credit the artists. Enjoy!

Beautiful!I want to believe

She's pretty scary. Dedication! I love this quote.

Well thats that then, i hope you liked my choices! i love all of these, the rex on the side of the head is awesome.

If you have any that you love i would love to see them, link them in the comments.

Till next time, Big love,

Amy xxx

A Few of my Favourite things….

A Few of my favourite things

Friday…

So it’s that time of the week again. Time to settle down with a cuppa and look at some eye and brain candy!

This week I was focusing on artist of all types, and thinking about the different approaches individuals have. The world is full of creative people, and the people I am  including today, are so inspiring and I love their work. I would love for you to check them out further.

So take some time out for yourself, sit back and look at these beautiful works.

1.Junipercakery

O.k so it isn’t “art” like you normally expect, but it is very artistic. Being able to make beautiful cakes and confectionary is a skill in its own right, and i admire anyone who can bake and decorate sweets as beautiful as these. The Juniper cakery is run by two lovely ladies, called Felicity and Krystle. They bake and supply cakes, cupcakes and confectionary, for Hull and the surrounding area. I literally could look (and eat) all of the things that they create. Artists in their own right.

Take a look….

Picture courtesy of Juniper Cakery.

How Beautiful are they? They don’t just do cakes they do sweets, cupcakes,macarons,cookies, and they are all beautiful. Kudos ladies!

You can find them in all the usual places and their website will be up and running soon. In the meantime click on the link to go their instagram.

Facebook

Twitter

Read their blog over at JuniperCakery

Awesome!

2. Arozona

Succulents. Who doesn’t love a succulent. Personally, I have a little bit of an obsession with them. So naturally when I stumbled across Arozona on Instagram, I had to indulge myself and found their art stunning, to say the least.

Courtesy of Arozona.

Gorgeous aren’t they?!

You can find more of their work here on Instagram

Definitely go check them out.

3 Micromachinedee.

This is an art form close to my heart.

Tattooing is something that i have loved ever since i can remember. I have a fair few myself, and have a few friends in the trade itself. My instagram feed is full tattoo artists and this is one lady who just stands out. Her designs are cute, colourful, quirky and fun. Needless to say she had to be on this list today. I could browse her feed all day.

Dee loves to use inspiration from Japanese anime to 90’s nostalgic cartoons and is also active in the cosplay community.

Courtesy of Danielle Soto.

 

How adorable is her art? I would love to get one, eventually… maybe sailor moon to go with my disney sleeve? 🙂

You can find more information and look at her gorgeous pieces by clicking on these links:

Micromachinedee.

Instagram.

Facebook.

So there we have it. I just want to say a big thank you to these lovely people for letting me feature them and use their images on my blog.

They have all left me feeling inspired. I am in awe of their originality and creativity. I wish I was as talented.:)

What art are you in to? what inspires you to create?

Big Love,

Amy,

xx

 

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Poisongrrls Money Honey Knit-a-long.

General blogging.

Memories….

What stands out in your mind, when you think back to your childhood?

The family dog warming themselves by the fire? The tempting smell of Sunday roast, delicious but filling? The sight of overfull family members, strewn around the living room trying to digest said roast?

For me, as well as those, i always remember the comforting sound of my mum, click-click-clicking on her latest knitting project.

As children, my sister and I, were always encouraged to be creative. Drawing, baking, painting, sewing…you name it, we tried it! Always eager to learn the new skills we’d seen her do. Mum taught us how to embroider cross stitch patterns onto fabric. She taught us how dye eggs, and bake delicious goodies. We would watch intently, as she showed us how to make scarves and hats. Little presents for school-friends and relatives, handmade with love (and trauma – too many knits and not enough purl, knots in threads and lost places in the patterns)

Its thanks to my mum, and the time she devoted to us, as kids, I found a passion to explore my creativity.

 

Today….

As an adult, able to drive a car and eat dessert before dinner, I have dabbled in a few creative endeavours. A hat for my boyfriend, a scarf for myself, but mainly have always felt a little uninspired. Instagram can be great for sparking a creative idea (# ADDICTED). One of the lovely ladies i follow, Amy Appel AKA poisongrrl, had placed a post advertising a knit-a-long.

Knit-a-long? Hmmm… I’d never really considered anything like this before. I’d heard of them before, sure, but never really participated, being a novice and probably not that good. I dived in anyways. Whats to lose?!

Here is the lovely lady herself, click on the link below to check her IG feed.
poisongrrl.

The pattern is right up my street. Vintage styling, with an edgy vibe 🙂

This is my first knitting project for a while now, and may be a little ambitious. I will not be deterred though.

I joined the group on Ravelry, a knit and crochet website full of patterns, help and tips, and bought the supplies.

Click on this link to look at the group.

Poisongrrls ravelry group

I bought the gear needed from a website called ” Love knitting”

Most of the supplies have arrived already just waiting on the main item….  THE WOOL.

These are the supplies that I bought from love knitting. (I think that’s my new favourite online shop 🙂 )

Final thought….

This is going to be a bit of a challenge for me. In the grand scheme of things, I’m a bit of a novice (and usually not that great at, well , finishing things )

Luckily for me? I have a needle master as a mum!

Wish me luck, and stay tuned on here and my other sites for progress reports.

Do you knit? Have you done an “a-long” anything before? Do you want to join in?

Till next time

Big love

Amy

xx

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Excited? You should be!

General blogging.

New beginnings are always hard.

It’s brilliant fun. Sometimes its tiring. Sometimes you end up grinding your teeth, whilst desperately trying to decide if you should have 8oz or 10oz cups!

BUT..

The rewards, I know, are going to be amazing!

Blog-venture.

Welcome to this little blog-venture for The Roastery Coffee Co.

A little coffee shop on the beautiful Yorkshire coast, owned and managed by a couple of regular joes, who love coffee and each other. (who doesn’t like a love story huh? am i right?)

This is just really a tester post, to see how it feels to write again, with the intention of combining our love of coffee, good quality food and cakes, and hilarious stories.

Please leave us a little comment and feel free to add us on social media, by clicking on here, you are sent to our facebook page. Please share and like, and if ever you find yourselves in our neck of the woods, pop in.

So stick around , make a coffee, and read our adventures, mistakes,  and successes over the coming months, and even years.

Have you started a new project or business venture lately?  How do you feel about new beginnings? I’d love to know.

Big love,

Amy.

xx