Viking Princess

‘Butt’marks – Viking Princess

We all love cats. In fact we all love animals in general. I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest the last few weeks looking for inspiration and the internet is certainly not short of it.

I’d seen a couple of designs of bookmarks that make it look like a kitty is trapped between the pages of the book, so I thought I would have a go… [Read more]

Art

Viking Princess

I’ve always enjoyed making things with my hands, although I was never a fan of resistant materials lessons at school – I knew I would never make it as a carpenter, but I love crafts. I used to make models out of card and cardboard, sometimes houses, arcade games or imaginary friends #toocool.

For Christmas, I received a pack of Sculpey polymer clay samples of all colours of the rainbow and I got realz excited. After scouring Pinterest for jewellery and figurine ideas, I went for it and immediately fell in love.Business card

I’ve become so engrossed in clay modelling that I’ve set up a shop called Viking Princess
so that I can sell and market my creations. You can visit Viking Princess Gifts at Etsy when I’ve opened up the shop and check out my website www.vikingprincess.co.uk for more info!

Before everything kicks off, though, I’d really appreciate it if you could like my page on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

Here are some things that I’ve been making already… PS. The unicorns are my absolute favourites.

Art, Misc.

Hobbies

When you have a lot of hobbies, you find yourself more bored than anyone who has no hobbies. I have many – I like to write fiction, blog, sew, draw, watch films, listen to music and more – and when I have a day to myself with no plans, I find it impossible to choose something to do and then an hour late run out of motivation to even do anything, resulting in what feels like a wasted day. I’ve been staring at WordPress for the last thirty minutes, watching Pointless on a random digital channel and feeling like I should be doing something more with my life. I should be at work right now in a Mon-Fri 9-5 job but I’m not. I’m part time and at first I loved it, but as it turns out, I’m incredibly bored.

I’ve done a lot of drawing recently, and as you know, I’ve got a real thing for Disney Princesses. They’ve always fascinated me and in this last week I’ve been drawing them and colouring with some nice shiny new Crayola pencils (which are wonderful!). Have a look at these and be nice..

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Life Experience, Misc.

Five Ways to Relax After Work

I find it really difficult sometimes to return to myself after a hard, long day at work. The commute and the nature of the job automatically triggers higher than I would like stress levels and it got to the point where I was turning into a real bitch on an evening, which isn’t nice for anybody. Over the last couple of months, however, I have found a few ways of calming down and becoming me again when I get home, which is nice for everybody in the house, not only myself. I’ve managed to sort them into five nice succinct numbers and hopefully they’ll work for somebody out there in the blogging world.

1. Creative Colouring Books for Grown-Ups

61Wn3m9LdnL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I bought one of these art therapy books,  and it’s actually working wonders. I didn’t expect it to that much, I jumped on the bandwagon and decided that because I’m a creative person I should probably have one of these on my shelf. There are so many out there and they’re getting really popular because they do work. Having a book with beautiful black and white patterns to peacefully colour in on an evening is bliss. You can get them from bookshops like Waterstones or WH Smith (I got mine from Amazon for about a fiver) and decent colouring pencils aren’t expensive – it costs barely anything to chill out and have a pretty masterpiece at the end of it. Highly recommended – it keeps me quiet which is a win-win for everyone.

2. Plan what you’re going to eat in advance

My life seems to revolve around food an awful lot – what’s for lunch, what’s for dinner, tell me now! – and I’ve found it really soothing to know what’s going in my belly after work. After all, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to and that thing is nomz. I really enjoy cooking and I’ve got a taste for cooking healthy meals from scratch recently. This keeps me busy but not too busy – you don’t wanna be the busy kinda stressed with cooking because that defeats the whole point. Get some tasty stuff in your fridge and have your mouth watering all day thinking about it.

3. Watch an old filmlarge_eE64N6PYCSRW2mtQucfK2av5Wk2

It’s no secret that I love films. They’re the bees knees and there’s nothing that I love more than curling up in front of a movie with a glass of orange juice (wine). It’s always great, though, to watch films that you have seen before. Films that you know you love, that are just great at what they do – entertaining. Have a dig through your DVD collection or hit up Netflix, find something you haven’t watched in years and stick it on. If you have the luxury, shove some popcorn in the microwave and you’re away.

4. Have a shower as soon as you enter the house

If you don’t share a house with 5 people like I do and can use the bathroom whenever you feel like it, it’s a great idea to drop your bags, throw off your coat and head straight for the shower. Make it hot, make it steamy and when you come out, work will have been washed off you and you’ll be ready to relax. I always love feeling all snuggly and fluffy in my PJs as well and omg if you have fresh bedding waiting for you, it’s a blessing. Yeah I get a little excited… I figure this is what it’s like to be an adult…

5. Do some writing

Power of WordsDoesn’t matter if it’s fictional, a diary, random words or a monologue, just write. Get that pen to paper and put your mind on the page. Just don’t do anything school or uni related – it’s gotta be your own brain. Your own thoughts, what matters to you. It really, really, like really helps me to write – shocker, I have a blog – because I sometimes feel like my head is going to explode from everything going on inside it. And if those things are work related, it’s as though I’m taking those stresses away and giving them to the paper. Because those things are written down you don’t forget them either – so your brain is worry free and your memory can rest easy, knowing that you’ve got it covered. Be chill.

Only you can really make yourself happy and I had to discover this on my own, after pissing everybody else off. Took me a while to realise that it was me being too crabby after work but – I think – it’s all fixed now… Seriously get one of those colouring books though..

Entertainment, Film

Poster Words

I’m looking for new posters for the bedroom. I outgrew the rainbow phone boxes collapsed on top of each other, and my Back cinderella_poster_a_pto the Future one is on its last legs so I’ve been shopping around. I love film posters but I want something on my walls that’s more arty than fangirly. Trouble is, each and every film poster has the title scrawled across the bottom half of the paper, like I don’t know what movie it is. Lady in a blue dress – woah is that Cinderella? Who knew? Thanks, movie poster for telling me. A hobbit looking out of a circular door – is that perhaps…The Hobbit? Well, I never would have guessed! And a very familiar wavy haired dwarf, standing at the edge of a boat looking out towards a dragon over a misty sea. Is it for the movie Snow White? OH WAIT. It kindly informs me at the bottom that it’s Game of Thrones. Gee, thanks, poster.

I don’t need to be told what the film/TV programme is. If I’m a fan of it, I probably know what it is already. If I’m not a fan of it, why would I want it on my wall?? I just look at all these beautiful posters that are real credits to the films that they come from and think that they are entirely spoilt by the title plastered across them. We know what the films are, we don’t need informing. The struggle is real, all I want is something to brighten up my room that doesn’t have words on it…

Entertainment, Life Experience

Inspiration

So I’m sitting here in my wonderfully bland uni room on a Sunday afternoon thinking: there is crap all to do in this Godforsaken establishment. And then the filmmaker in me pops out and says, “Let’s make a video!” Ooh, great idea.. about what though? It’s then that the same idea that hits me about four times a month pops into my head to create a tiny film using stop-animation, something sweet and cute that relates to my life. To cut an incessantly long and dull story down; I drawed a pichure of me and mah daddy when i was ickle. 🙂 N’awww. This has absolutely no relevance to your life in the slightest, but I like the picture, so here it is 🙂