Inspiration and Ideas

November 11, 2015
I've been working on some new items for my shop and getting some inspiration from polyvore.  I've made myself a board of things that I like and it's a bit of a mix of different things, some jewellery, clothes, items for the home and pictures.  I don't think I'll ever tire of stripes and cute animals but I've recently been playing around with skulls and something more stylised like sugar skulls.  I like the idea of stitching some embroidered sugar skulls and making them a feature of something else like a bag or purse. 

I also want to get back into using more wire and making some fancier items for my shop.  I made myself a wire pendant using gemstone beads and I really love it.  I was wondering if there was a way of making some gothic arch shapes, like in the bed, but out of wire and decorating them with beads. 




November 3, 2015
For the first time in years I went out on Halloween and got dressed up.  It was so much fun and I forgot how much fun dressing up can be.  I decided to go as the Corpse Bride as I love Tim Burton films and I already had a few of the items I needed to get dressed up.  It also occurred to me while I was practising my make up that I'm being one of the blue ladies that I paint in my art.  I've been drawing and painting blue ladies for about 20 years and although they are explicitly self portraits...
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Art Journal

September 27, 2015
I've been using a art journal prompt to give me some new ideas and so far I've been really enjoying it.  I've been keeping it since the beginning of the month and although I'm not happy with everything I'm working hard to just create and not edit my ideas.  I know that the inner perfectionist can be my biggest enemy when it comes to creating something new and I don't play around with ideas and have fun.  Usually if I like something I'll work like mad and finish it or I'll run out of steam and...
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August 30, 2015
I really want to make some new items for my shops but I'm having a tough job getting inspired.  I thought I'd have a play on polyvore and see what cool stuff I can find.  That usually helps.  Here's what I found:

I really want to make some non jewellery items and make some more accessories, maybe some hair accessories and items like hats, scarves and arm warmers. I also love the laced cuff and would like to make a laced mug cosy.  I've got some cool pleather with skulls on that would be cool. ...
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Work in Progress

August 5, 2015
I've had a few months of feeling a bit uninspired but after a bit of frustration I seem to have felt in the mood to paint again.  This isn't finished yet but I thought it might be nice to share some progress photos.  I normally do this on instagram and I find it interesting seeing how a painting evolves as I work on it. 





I just need to do a last bit of work around the eye and with the hair but so far I'm really pleased with how it's looking.  Hopefully it should be finished in the next few ...

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World Goth Day 2015

May 22, 2015
To celebrate this years World Goth Day I thought I'd share some of the cool stuff I found over on Etsy. 

'World Goth Day 2015' by alittlebitgoth

My celebration of all things goth ^v^


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CorpGoth Status Report: Hair

May 18, 2015
I've been a bit lacking in inspiration with regards to blog posting recently so I've been making the most of the themed post homeworks set by my fellow bloggers.  Todays blog post idea comes via CorpGoth and the theme is how you style your hair for work days. 

Being self employed gives me a bit more freedom around how I look, what I wear and how I do my hair. If I'm going out to see a client or attending a meeting then I tend to wear my hair up in either a ponytail or a bun.  That way it does...
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The Liebster Award

April 29, 2015
Thank you to Franny over at The Curious Professor Z for nominating me for this award.  The rules of this award are as follows:

The Rules

1. Post award on your blog
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award to you and link back to their blog
3.  Write 11 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 blogs who you think deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers
5. Answer the 11 questions posted by the presented and ask you nominees 11 questions

First up 11 random facts about me!

  1. I have ...

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Spring Cleaning

April 12, 2015
I've been having a bit of a tidy of my craft supplies and I'm rather pleased with myself as I've been brave and done a cull of my beads and charms.  I've managed to prune out 4 bags worth of beads, buttons and charms.  I figured the beads I don't plan on using are just cluttering up my supplies and it was making it hard to see what nice beads I had.  As most of my woodle doodle dandy designs jewellery is made from natural materials I've kept the wooden, glass, metal, ceramic and gemstone bead...
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Ideas and Inspiration

April 4, 2015
I've hit a bit of a creative block recently so have been trying to get inspired.  I have an assessment coming up with Atos, which I'm really anxious about.  It was meant to be next Thursday but, in keeping with the whole 14 month cock up from the DWP, Atos are also dicking me around and have moved the assessment to the 22nd now.  I can't even begin to put into words how unbelievably pissed off I am so I'm trying to vent some of that frustration into creative hobbies. 

The only problem is that...
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