Tuesday, 21 February 2012


pencil & watercolour

Just a quickie as Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is on & it would crush me too miss it! Just a little update; iv got a trial day at the job iv mentioned!-yay! Very nervous but also extremely excited. Then thursday is my boyfs birthday which im unfortunately working for, boo. Its going to be a busy, busy week!
Also i was lucky enough too have the boyf buy me the topshop daffodil dress iv been lusting after for our anniversary, however, little tip there is absolutely no boob room. Not even a bit, like, id wager that if you were a size 10 with b/c-cups you'd easily have to buy size 14-16 just to accommodate them :'(. Very dissapointing. *facepalm*

& not to forget ohmygoshilovepancakes


Friday, 17 February 2012


pencil & coloured pencil

Thank you all for all the lovely comments in my previous post about my interview, sorry its been a late post since! Work has literally taken over my life, it takes me about 2 hours (just one way) to get to work so when i get home im not particularly inspired! But anyway the interview when well i think, hope, i should hear back around next week so here's hoping! The job sounds perfect & a great opportunity to work with upcoming illustrators as well which would be fantastic, fingers crossed.
On a different note its fast approaching my 4 year anniversary with the boyf! shockkkkkkker! That's almost a quarter of my life with one man, scaryyyyyy shit! Not sure what we're doing for it yet as im working, surprise, surprise but hopefully something extra nice. Im silly excited!

So two new things, one: possible centre not sure, ive been going back & forth with the idea for a few weeks, ive always been a strictly side parting kinda girl for oh i dunno going on 7 or 8 years now which is exactly why i need a change. I feel that maybe its a bit more 'grown up' for me? Still im not convinced. Instead ive been slowly edging it over but im like common kate its just hair chill outttt. p.s spotlight lights are a photo killer!
 Also new bag, well sort of new, bought it awhile ago, lost it is the ever expanding mess that is pretty much is where ever i happen to live be & found it today, i love it. The straps a bit naff tbh its like poppers to adjust the length so looks a bit weird plus isn't as long as id like but other than that i have few complaints..oh & it barely holds anything. No hairspray with this bag, which is something i really do struggle with clearly
Oh well i think its a bit beautiful.

Now its all about the neapolitan yum.


Sunday, 12 February 2012


Had my first day at work today, id say it went well if not a little quite, i wore my newlook velvet dress that im sure everyone who reads my blog must think i live in. I don't. I just, well don't own many newlook clothes anymore & felt i needed too.- not gunna lie though i do love it & think its probs one of my most flattering dresses i own. 
I wore it with my orangy/red rimmel lipstick 'kiss me', which weirdly enough is the only rimmel lipstick i own that doesn't dry my lips out to shit.yay
Im sporting my obligatory billion rings on my gypsy hands, i swear the majority of the weight of my outfit is all in the hands. I bought that little topshop cross ring the other day, i know its been around for yonks but i just had never got round to it, £5 for it wasn't too bad i thought...or maybe it was for two teeny bits of metal...ok so not a 'bargin' but i love it. However if your into bargains i picked up my clip ons (bottom right) from truro flea market a couple of days ago for 50p bargain!yeah bargin! I also managed to find about three other pairs for about £1, if anyones down truro way and looking for some clip ons for their virgin ears then theres for sure the place.
p.s sorry for the big bags under my eyes, its been a longgggg day, if anyone knows any miracle cures please let me know.

I have an interview for a second job tomorrow, heres hoping it goes well!

Something a bit different, the outlines are taken from a photo i took of a friend way back when for a college project. 

Early to bed for me, for the big day, going to enjoy my galaxy cookie crumble cheers boyf & watch some documentaries. geeeeeeking out! 


Thursday, 9 February 2012

bunny boy

A mish mash of different things im craving at the moment! I absolutely adore the topshop daffodil dress, been swooning since it first popped up on the website, im a big floral fan but iv grown a bit bored of them lately however this daffffooo print is just a little bit special. Both pairs of shoes are a must as soon as payday comes, that is if my conscience can deal with the real leather :'( boo. Also how ridiculously beautiful is the bikini? OH YES. Not that i currently have the body for it but a girl can dream.
- Oh and not to mention Kelly Brooke underwear for newlook, finally bras that will fit! Quite cute styles if not a little 'girly girly' but cant argue with cheap & large cups. winnnnning.
bunny boy! I love this shirt i want boyfriend to get it so bad so i can steal it.

Iv spent the day with my besttt today which has been lovely & really the most enjoyable part of being home, bar the saving. Im planning on a nice romantic day with the boyf tomorrow, however the idea of rainrainrain all day is putting a downer on it, anyone know anything to do that requires little money & can be done in the middle of nowhere....that involves you know, getting out of the house?

pencil & paint
Based on a picture i took from a magazine & added to my scrap box ages ago, i think it as to raise breast cancer awareness so yeah good cause.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

oh yeah oops

pen & ink. 
Thought id try something a bit different today, its more graphicy- graphicy, not a word oops, than usual but infinitely more fun to play around on photoshop than the norm. What does everyone think? A little too simple looking?mmm maybe!

 Sorry iv been so m.i.a lately after saying i was back blogging! Im such a fail.Iv had a jam packed time seeing old friends & spending far too much time out drinking, my body is suffering badly now, poor poor skin! I never realised how hard it would be to get back into this after a little absence but hopefully im done with that now.  Iv got my new hours at work starting on sunday, im so nervous, its really hard starting a new job especially when i was so comfortable in my old one. boo boo.
Thanks for all the comments on whether or not to get a graze box, seems most people think its not that great but theres still part of me that thinks yeah fuck it, its free!

Im listening to nirvana atm feeling a little bit old school ;) & trying to catch up with all my blog stuff which brings me on too..Iv had some of those blog awards since i started & iv been a bit pants with replying etc so i though yes today is the day!
First of all, every single blog i follow are ones i genuinely think are great & would recommend to everyone, i dont ever just 'follow for follow' so yeah give them a little look, but as for favs atm, regardless of followers etc, basically the top ten ,ok it turned into 11, ones atm that i rush for the laptop 
& have a little click click are:

  • LLYMLRS bit of a no brainer here, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't read this, but just in case, do. Shes always a bit of a winner really.
  • ASHLLYD im a big fan, her style is so effortlessly beautiful & she always has a really nice mix of things to have a little chat about.
  • being little iv loved this one since way, way before i began blogging, shes so cute, interesting & her illustrations are too die for!
  • pocket full of fashion this girl may be one of the sweetest ever, not to mention continuously great style & always an interesting read.
  • By Jaymie wonderful illustrations, if there was anyone im just a little bit jealous of its her.
  • FRENCH FOR CUPCAKE a blog for everyone & anyone, literally never a dull post. Plus shes forever posting delicious looking recipes its a wonder im not always baking!
  • lady liquor vintage easily one of the best blogs out there, full of inspiring little bits & bobs, plus shes a real beauty!
  • The Little Magpie i have yet to see an outfit post im not crazy about.
  • The Red Rosette i don't think theres ever been a time when i haven't read ulrika's blog, couldn't really falut it!
  • I'll just blog it all instead never fails to make me smile, beautifully written, funny & some really great outfit posts too top it all off!
  • chloeHford none stop flow of fashion inspiration for me, this blog is definitely one my bank balance doesn't enjoy!
 so once again thanks for my awards guys i really do appreciate them!

wow bit of a wordy one for me today!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Hi guys, just a quick one to let you know im still here! Iv now got the internet up and running & im hoping to post an illustration or two tonight. Iv been super busy as you can imagine - the amount of actual crap i own is ridiculous!- also to all those who have enquired about me doing some illustration work for your blogs, i am trying to email you all back as quickly as i can to sort out any details but it may be a few more days until i can get fully back into it!
On another note, iv reached the 50 followers mark! yay! Thank you all for following & all your comments, its so nice to see people enjoying my work. Fingers crossed i'll have sometime tonight for more of a substantial post!


Friday, 27 January 2012


both: pencil

 Sorry ive neglected the blog for a couple of days, iv been ridiculously busy packing & going out, chances are i wont be able to post properly until about tuesday so just bear with me!
So last night was so good, had some man ask me if i was Egyptian...? um no?why? ' oh because your wearing a cross'....umm no & you know since when did being Egyptian & crosses go hand in hand more so than anywhere else?weird. Then came the awkward conversation of trying to exlain to this man why it was a necklace for fashions sake & not a religious statement & that i in fact am wholly not religious, needless to didn't go down well. good start to the night kate! In the end though i didn't get in til about 5am, absolute winner, spent my whole night dancing to possibly the best music you could ever hear at a club, yes britney & beyonce im looking at you & no im so very very not into 'dance' music, then had a two quid pizza because apparently its like totally normal for places to stay open just to supply drunk people with food that late! Then fell into bed only to be up at 8 to have my mattress taken away for the move. Bye bye bed thanks for all the memories.

Oh & on the subject of food i was thinking about trying those graze boxes, anyone ever had one?


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

free art anyone?

Finished my last day at work :'( emotional.
There was nothing left to do but have a domino's, two for tuesday mmmmhmmm, then take a nap, which is something i seemed to blog about alot on here - just to clarify im not an 87 year old women nor do i have some kind of medical condition, im just that lazy lately!but i don't care.
 Also boyf bought me some ice cream, only to find out that its actually a 'frozen dessert', a no diary, no nuts, no sugar,  vegan 'ice cream'. You know what, its really good! Only like 79 cal per serving, not bad!

  zooey deschanel - pencil
I love zooey, shes beautiful, funny & a great actress. Its no secret that im a massive New Girl fan, for any of you who haven't been blessed enough to see it, then go, get, you know what to do!

So iv had a bit of interest in my art, yay, which is the main reason i started my blog so i just thought id put this out there: 
if anyone wants any illustrations for blog headers, blogs in general or just for laughs & wants this for FREE then let me know! I am more than happy too to do some 'commissions' for free, all i ask is that your a follower & that you credit back. If anyone is interested or just curious either leave me a comment below or email me:


Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012

lets talk cats

quote : the cat returns

sunday, sunday, sunday
i love sundays

i also love cats, but who doesn't?

  Guess what guys, ive finally got my scanner up & working! bout time right?
 (1) Iv had another busy weekend, a friend from leeds came to visit so naturally the only thing to do was to go out, drink too much & spend the next day regretting it. naturally.
 (2) I still so ill at the moment, seems as though im never actually well! However ive only got a week left in brighton & i intend to make the absolute most of it. Ive got so much planned - lets just hope my body holds outs.
 (3) Had a lovely trip with boyf to topshop to take full advantage of the 20% student discount, nah im not a student but where theres a will theres a way. He bought me the topshop flippy dress in the forest green, that id been lusting after since a work colleague sported it, a new nail varnish in peaches & cream - literally cant wait to give that a go & a skinny studded belt, which originally wasn't the one i was after but it may even be better!

Ive got alot more fashion related illustrations in the bag that i'll be posting over this week, 
hope you all like them!


Thursday, 19 January 2012

put a ring on it


So as you can see my not a ysl arty ring ring turned up! Its not perfect, the 'stone' is a bit too small for the mold but it was cheap as chips! I also ordered some clip on earring's courtesy of ebay once more, i love them, they remind me of something id see on big fat gypsy weddings- only paired with many,many more earring's. I love a good bit of tacky fake gold! & yes clip ons, i don't have my ears pierced, weird i know, me & my little virgin ears. Ive just never really gotten around to having them done, i have one ear that's a strange shape, it sort of pokes out & folds over a little- lush i know, so nobody could ever really see them anyway when i hide them under all my hair! I love clipons regardless, although iv lost many on nights out :'( booo.

I wore my much loved barry m lipstick, it was my first & one of my favs, a nice pick-me-up when im looking a little worse for wear. Its so soft & doesn't dry out my lips, the colour also lasts ages which isn't a bad little bonus. As far as i know barry m doesn't use carmine in their products ( i hope!) which is great for me as im trying so hard to slowly cut anything like that out.

sweet times

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

sassy pants

the usual

 Iv had a really good day today, you know just one of those days that just kinda clicks. Work was over & done with before i knew it. Tried a vanilla spiced latte, have to say its the bombbbbb. So good. The 10% discount doesn't hurt either, every little helps! New episode of new girl is up & about floating around the internet. SCORE. I love newgirl, a little too much. Im also majorly excited to see Sassy Pants, its got that kid from the sixth sense in you know im going to be good ;) - cheers yahoo news, what would i do without you. & im settling down for the charmed finale with hot chocolate. Doesn't take much to please me these days.

- also watch this space, im getting my scanner up & work soon, promise, so much better quality pictures soon. yay!


Tuesday, 17 January 2012


 dress: newlook, ring; h&m
New ring! I never wear rings, which is stupid because i love them. I think their always just a bit of an after though! I also never wear silver, i had a big hatred for it for a long time, but now i literally have no idea how i could of.
This little beauty of a tote bag is one jon picked up for me from shop little shop in the lanes. I LOVE IT. Moustache girl riding a rabbit?yeah sure why not. No idea who illustrated it, but whoever it was, well done.

Florence & the machine inspired one today, i cant get enough of her newest album, iv had it for a while but just re-discovered it & my goodness is amaze. Bedroom Hymns has to be the best thing on there, makes the walk to work just that much more bearable!

- Iv wanted this dress for what feels like an age now. Its from miss selfridge in the petite bit, not that im petite but i think i could manage to squeeze into this little gem if i could ever find it! If anyone has it & wants to sell it or knows anyone who does or has seen it anywhere please, please let me know! 



Monday, 16 January 2012


dress: topshop, coat: newlook, fur: topshop, makeup: barry m , necklace : vintage

Whats this? a photo of me smiling? what a rarity! Im wearing my much loved diy coat today, as i do most days. God bless cold weather! I swear i'll be wearing fur all through summer if i have my way. The dotty dress is a go to of mine, little see through but other than that i love it. I think my fav thing about it is that im not restricted to certain colour nail varnish's/ lip sticks, which bring's me onto my love of barry m. So nice, so cheap. This lipstick is one mother bought me a while back, not sure what its called, i call it 'icing', yeah. I don't normally wear light lipstick, i think it makes teeth look yellow.ew. but i was feeling matchy, matchy today with my newly painted nails. oooo fancy-well not really i just don't normally bother, they chip like a bitch at work so i never really see the point!
As you can see the boyf took me to yo sushi today. OH YUM. Im gunna miss that. I was lucky enough to have a 45% of voucher from glamour magazine. Sweet deals. It was so good, i love veggy sushi & the fact that it makes me such a cheap date(with all the veg stuff only like £2.50 tops) is a real winner.

So the reader last night was good. Yay! Recommend a watch, well don't like go out & buy it or anything but if its one, yeah, sure why not. Kate Winslet is beautiful as always & the guy in it is really good to watch, plus the fact he only learnt to speak english for the film is impressive on its own! - not to mention he has a nice bum, worth a little look ladies ;)

 Quick illustration today. Kinda like a nun gone wrong i think.


Sunday, 15 January 2012


smokers are jokers.

What a lazy weekend iv had, ive basically been bedridden & i wont lie its been LUSH. This has been my last weekend to completely relax before i leave so ive been soakin' it up. I was lucky enough to have the lovely kath of pocket full of fashion, great blog btw - check it out, name me in a little award for blogs with under 200 followers thing, needless to say i was very honoured, its so nice to have someone mention you! Might put my own one soon, still not fully sure on how it works though being the old spinster i am.

I'm going to watch the reader tonight on channel 4, tbh haven't heard a lot about it - what i have has been good,  it looks interesting enough so why the hell not! - Is it weird that i find ralph fiennes just a little bit attractive, i mean given he normally plays eeeevvvvviiiilllll men?mmm.
Ive been doing a little bit of research into some volunteering jobs for my little jaunt across the world. Theres so many i want to do but i cant help but think paying £2000 to shovel poo is a bit silly, id rather volunteer & not pay but find my own accommodation/food etc. Anyone know anything like that?

Soooooo iv decided i might even try an outfit post tomorrow.shock horror! yeah.i dunno maybe. We'll see.
Happy Sunday!


Saturday, 14 January 2012


 pencil & watercolour
 inspired by the beautiful We Are Handsome swimsuit.lovely, lovely, lovely!

shoes: newlook, scarf: miss selfridge, rings: ebay, dress: zalando, nail varnish: topshop, lipstick: topshop

As i said in a previous post iv been on the hunt for a new dress, any new dress but what i haven't said is that for about 3 months now iv been looking for a dress with long sleeves- not a  massive request you might say but you'd be surprised! Luckily on my peruse of blogs LLYMLRS - amazing blog btw- although im sure you all know it, had this little gem of a  LONG SLEEVED dress. Needless to say i was bang on that. Cant wait for it to arrive.
The orange shoes aren't normally something i would look twice at but in real life, saw them at work, they are beautiful & look much more expensive than id expect. I know everyones jumping on the old pastel coloured band waggon- which yes i do love too, but i cant forget my newly found love of orange, orange jumpers, orange lipstick, orange nail varnish, orange shoes, orange. I do think orange suits blonde's more, i still cant resist it though! Plus im thinking of going back to blonde soon, probably just an ashy kind of blonde but my heart wants a white/lilac colour. Perhaps a bit too bold for me.
Im very much looking forward to my tax rebate, kachinnnnnng, to pay for all this lovely haul, not to mention the massive vintage shopping spree im going to partake in before the move. I guess that's one perk, sort of perk, of being an 'adult' - you know over paying in tax without really noticing but then getting it all back so it ends up feeling like a gift!

on another note...
oh woody.
 This Is England 90' soon guys. HOW EXCITED ARE WE ALL.


Thursday, 12 January 2012


 what else?pencil & watercolour

 mmmm enjoying a nice night in with some location,location,location - shouldn't watch it really, sends me off on an imaginary house shopping spree, oh yeah £800,000?yeah no probs.pshh, my poor boyfriend & my high expectations.
The little diddy above is just a quicky, still playing around with some different styles lately. Iv found that since starting this blog my style, of which i was so sure of, has been ever so slightly changing which surprises me as like i said i was pretty set in my ways. Cant wait to crack that sewing machine out in a few weeks and add some texture to my illustrations! 
oohhh excitin'.
Yet more views tomorrow! Sighhhh. I mean, im not at all shocked nobody is like jumping at the chance of moving in here, its not great value or anything but id very much like it if someone would so i don't have to be up at 7am to make sure im dressed in time for a group of people to come a pokin!
Im on the hunt for a new dress atm, but the high street is letting me down big time, theres just nothing. Everythings all t-shirts & shorts, which yes is nice but just not me. Anyone seen any dresses worth a mention?if so-


Wednesday, 11 January 2012


 pen, watercolour & photoshop

 Brief one today, iv had quite a few busy days & am knackkkkkeerrredddd, so bed it is! These two little'uns are a couple of many, many variations iv been playing around with tonight. Might upload them to my flickr, i'll post a link to that soon- theres alot more work on it, but for now these were my favs. 
Actually really looking forward to a nice night in tomorrow, have to be careful though iv been so hungry today im afraid if i have too much time on my hands i may end up eating my own body weight in junk & i don't want that now! nomnomnomnom.


Monday, 9 January 2012

hush now.

biro & photoshop
 I love old men. So cute, especially in their tweeds with little flowers in the pockets. 
Nawwwwwww. Don't even get me started on little old men holding little old ladies hands! 
So sweet i could die.

Quick'un today, Im having such an old man day today, literally, - & not so much i suppose. I'm sat in my new massive,cable knit jumper courtesy of newlook & leggings eating little vimto strips watching charmed. I know, i know your all in absolute awe of my never ending adventure of a life. 
I'm also feeling a little bit sorry for myself today, had some rather rude comments- although im sure they didn't mean them too be, from customers at work today & REALLY bad skin.oh & my ghd's snapped, wah wah wah. I'm such a moaner.

newlook  - much nicer in real life & clearly needs to be styled better.

I don't normally do jumpers, as i mentioned before i have an 'above average' bust so jumpers just really don't do anything for me, plus im practically always in dresses but this little one was just such a beaut & super cosy, right time right place i suppose! Off out tomorrow night spending far too much as per so probs no post, but thank you all for your lovely comments, much appreciated, ciao!


Sunday, 8 January 2012

bear hugs

 upside down girl
pencil & watercolour pencils, of course!

Not a webcam photo! Growth. Tried some full body/clothes photos but the idea of posing terrifies me.
Im wearing my lovely & pretty much unused, by me anyway, vintage faux fur coat. £20 from To Be Worn Again. Not bad, not bad. Still although it was an absolute bargain that id of been stupid to pass up iv got a thing about anyone who isn't on the teeny side wearing full fur- well i know that i end up looking like a bear. 
Went out on sat to see some bands with the boyf then out to vodka revs for a friends birthday so, busybusy! & today iv spent 7 hours playing the xbox, MAJORLY COOL. Gunna crash out early tonight as we've got some viewings for our flat kinda early, 10 - that's early right? I hate having viewings, the idea of strangers coming into my flat & poking around horrifies me, its like someone going through your ipod or phone or something, way too personal.
Oh man the weekend ends way too quickly.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


pencil & watercolour
I love drawing topknots, i think its the symmetry they give a face.

- My new dress, from ebay, came today! Its lovely but unfortunately a tad too small for my bust. Anyone know any good tips to stretch fabric?- I just really don't want to get rid but atm its unwearable..unless i want to go for that streetwalker bra out look. Which i don't.  Iv been wearing my topshop 'inhibition' lipstick loads atm, its a really nice reddy,purple colour,  my webcam doesn't really do it enough justice! 
- Took a little trip to topshop yesterday to finally check out the sale & found the dress i had been swooning over all summer.- no picture but the one with the cut out sides,the denim looking one, ohhh you know! What a bargain aswell, only £15 & then 10% off for a bit of damage. Bang on it.  
- Sorted out a transfer at work, only a couple of weeks left in Brighton, very sad to be leaving but gotta do what i gotta do! Im gunna take a week off & do all things brighton, crammmmmmmm!  
- Just watched Water for Elephants, what a nice makes me want a pet elephant, well at least go and you know 'meet' one. Im pretty sure that's not the point in the film but still! My one gripe about it, Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon a couple?no.nope. don't buy it. Which is a shame really because other than that it was quite good.


Monday, 2 January 2012

whos that girl?

dress, necklace & lipstick: topshop
-man im a walking advert for topshop today

 Happy new year everyone! I don't think iv been this excited for a new year before. 2012 is going to be busybusybusy for me & i cant wait! Iv been so busy lately with packing for the move, iv made little progress though, making a mess is much more my thing than tidying one.
Did a bit of shopping after work today & bought myself guessed it...more topshop. Iv been wanting to pick up this eyecrayon for a while & today was the big day, want a bargin! £3! Couldnt say no really. I also, very spure of the moment, bought some boots. Check these badboys out.
I thought they'd go quite nicely with this little urban outfitters number. £10,cheers ebay.
Not sure if i should keep atm, £36 isn't a bad price but iv also got my eye on these:
 As iv said before i don't normally do heels, wedges i like. Still i have wide feet, like ogre wide feet. Might have to get them just to see though, the reviews look great.

Iv been watching 'new girl' all week online. SO GOOD. Like unbelievably funny, its on channel 4 soon, i recommend everyone to watch it, the boyf even finds it funny ;)


Here's an illustration i did for a 2nd year project i did a couple of years ago. The design is taken from a photo i found yonks ago on the internet, don't know who took it but you can find it if you google shadow dance or something like that. The typography is my own design.

 Harry P's on now so im going to go watch it with some tea!