I Heart Garland

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Valentines is ah comin’ people! I love Valentines single or not. I take my sexy single self and just pamper myself watching glamorous vintage movies and eating foods which are sweet n cold and salty n deep-fried! As for the relationship part well…I only had one Valentines day celebrated and I just stayed indoors watching Jump Street 21 and eating my small box of  chocolates…still nice tho.

But what about friends? family? Imaginary? And what if you’re broke? Wanna give something nice? Heart-felt? I’m tired even just setting this up so I’ll just say…Heart Garland!!!! (It’s been a long time since I done a How to).

What you need:

  • Various Cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine* or Needle and Thread
  • Stuffing (found in an old quilt…that will do)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Assorted trims such as ribbons, lace etc.
  • Love
Cut out your heart whatever size you like. Mine is 3"x4".

Cut out your heart whatever size you like. Mine is 3″x4″.

Cut a piece of the twine AGAIN whatever length you choose...mine was 4", make a hoop with the ends at the top of the heart just like in the picture shown.

Cut a piece of the twine AGAIN whatever length you choose…mine was 4″, make a hoop with the ends at the top of the heart just like in the picture shown.

Then sandwich the twine with the other piece of heart cotton and place pins for secruity.

Then sandwich the twine with the other piece of heart cotton and place pins for security.

Stitch all around the heart a little gap for stuffing. Gently turn it inside out.

Stitch all around the heart a little gap for stuffing. Gently turn it inside out.

Aww...an empty heart. We can't have that now can we?...

Aww…an empty heart. We can’t have that now can we?…

...fill it gently!

…fill it gently!

Once filled, stitch up that gap!

Once filled, stitch up that gap!

And here's your heart! Now you can leave it how it is and jazz it up with trims OR you can continue.

And here’s your heart! Now you can leave it how it is and jazz it up with trims OR you can continue.

I made loads of hearts and strug and tied them onto longer twine. I made mine a meter long and tied them on one by one starting from the END.

I made loads of hearts and strung and tied them onto longer twine. I made mine a meter long and tied them on one by one starting from the END.

And finally decorate with a medly of trims of your desire!

And finally decorate with a medley of trims of your desire!

Ta Da! Your romantic Heart Garland! Enjoy x

Ta Da! Your romantic Heart Garland! Enjoy x

I hope you enjoyed the well overdue How To and found it useful, I’m going to make some and sell them…If only I knew where and how! (If I do find out I’ll let you know).

Happy Crafting!

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The Nannyiest place on Earth

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Oh My Grandma! Last years most fondest memories weren’t spent playing happy days in the summertime with my new boyfriend or showcasing my fashion show with my own creative collection and passing University; NO! It was discovering Little Nans bar and literally falling head over midi-heels in love with cocktails with freakin epic names!

I simply cannot tell you how much I adore this place so I have to tell you in dots;

  • Everything is Granny chic! To the windowssss, to the waaalls! (sorry broke into song there but really everywhere tho, absolutely beautiful)
  • I’ve been banned from Little Nans (by my BF coz he doesn’t understand my love for Nanna and he never will. Y’all know a Nannas love is priceless right?)
  • They sell tasty tea time treats (yesssss cupcakes and such! And at a very reasonable price (and I’m a cheapo chick)…hell! At times It’s for free!)
  • It’s in Deptford! (the new SHOREDITCH so get your ass down there and make it happen people)
  • The cocktails are served in teapots and teacups (ohhhh yeahhhh, I went there for my first time and I had The Sir Del Trotter* and it was served in a big teapot which the spout was a dog with an open mouth. Every time I poured a cup I was pretending it was hurling up tasty juice…so funny in my defence but I was a tipsy coz I drank most of it even tho I was sharing with my BF)
The best cuppa you'll ever have!

The best cuppa you’ll ever have!

ROYALS! They aaporve! From a family of a famous nanna to another!

ROYALS! They approve! From a family of a famous Nanna to another!

BTW this is not the drink I mentioned coz the one I mentioned had fruits, umbrellas and sparkles in the cup...this is Little Nan Loves You More*. Yum

BTW this is not the drink I mentioned coz the one I mentioned had fruits, umbrellas and sparkles in the cup…this is Little Nan Loves You More*. Yum

  • Funky tunes! (Vintage, Retro, Gaga, whatever…great playlist!)
  • Secret entrance (It’s undercover coz you would never think it’s a bar…but I won’t spoil the surprise for you but all I’m saying is believe what Google maps is telling you. If it’s there then that’s where it is…not like me searching and searching saying “Is this where it is? Is this correct? I HATE YOU GOOGLE! Y’ALL KNOW NOTHING!)
  • Nans Grandson and her Lovelies (you know when you meet people for the first time and you can sense whether the person is nice or just rubbish by their presence and how they make you feel? Well I love the Nannas team (#TeamNanna). I never met a nicer, friendlier bunch of people!!! If you don’t go there for the drink then go for them and have a chat, show support coz they’re awesome! I know coz on the first time me visiting I asked for a job and I already have 3!)
  • POP UP EVENTS (need I explain more? ATTENTION PEOPLE!! NEWS FROM Little Nans…

“Hello my dears! It’s my Cream Tea Cocktail party on Sunday 1pm – 5pm xx” https://www.facebook.com/events/653356814702512/

  • Other things and such…(…as area reserves FREE Thurs-Sat and available for private hire Sun-Wed from £20 per hour, experience courses*, all you can drink party from £25 per person and also available for photo shoots*

Okay so the point is that Little Nans bar is wonderful! I die of happiness (if that’s a thing) every time I go and I’m pretty sure you would too!

Picture time!

The bar window! It's like being a nosey neighbour but hey welcome you.

The bar window! It’s like being a nosey neighbour but hey welcome you.

Simply love the lamp shades (I bought one but not from them...from a boot sale but you can have a piece of Nana like deco on Ebay!) #AintNoPartyLikeMyLittleNansTeaParty

Simply love the lamp shades (I bought one but not from them…from a boot sale but you can have a piece of Nana like deco on Ebay!) #ThereAintNoPartyLikeMyLittleNansTeaParty

Don't be tempted...

Don’t be tempted…

...Nana means business!

OOOOOH! SIPPY CUP! Nana means business!

Told ya to tha walls!

Told ya to tha walls!

Cosy seating!

Cosy seating!

*update* My fav drink is Barbie Girl! It tastes like candy pretty pinkness and they got popping candy in it too!! Love the feeling...I'm sticking my tongue out at people telling them to listen to my mouth!

*update* My favourite drink is Barbie Girl! It tastes like candy pretty pinkness and they got popping candy in it too!! Love the feeling…I’m sticking my tongue out at people telling them to listen to my mouth!

Where?: 46 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH, England

Times?: 6:00pm – 11:00 pm Thurs – Saturday

Call?: 07792 205 375

Facebook?: www.facebook.com/LittleNansBar

Cost?: Vary up till £19* (£14- £19 pitcher teapot*)

*I’m unsure if this is still current so feel free to check them out on www.littlenans.co.uk and call for more info OR follow them on Twitter @Littlenansbar and support them.

Have fun and don’t be like me, drink responsibly!

Happy cakin’ and cocktailing!

Trendin’ Tuesdays: Kawaii

AWWW! How cute and sweet! I want to love it and eat it.

AWWW! How cute and sweet! I want to love it and eat it.

AAAAHHHHH! I’m so on this Kawaii kick right now and I don’t feel like changing! In fact I’m adding it to the list of identities I already have. So now I’m so into it and there I see… a brand new Manga mascara by LOreal! SON OF A SANDWICH! I came up with it first (I say in my head coz I’m para that the walls have ears and that they’re stealing my ideas to give to others)

Now I don’t know how to dress Kawaii 100% but this is what I’ve been doing (just until Miles Jai does a tutorial and hopefully shows me how)…

  • Watching Anime dubbed (coz I have it hard hearing english as it is)
  • Being happy, positive and polite (i am anyway but uno)
  • Lots of cuteness!  (along the lines of Pusheen and big eyes)
  • Colour and Pastels (no dark, no black! Colour from Hair to toe)

So far that’s my plan otherwise I’m on Pinterest! Loving the cuteness, Hipster is so 2013 not to mention mainstream. For makeup search for Miles Jai productions! He is awesome on long legs!…Link!:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MilesJaiProductions

So Keep it cute or keep it mute!

Happy Trendin’!

Plus Size Fashion Weekend

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British official and sponsored by Evans! Yep this is an event to go to Ladies! With Fashions shows, markets (and you know how much I love markets!), VIP and an after party it’s awesome!

Following an exclusive press launch on Friday 14th February, British Plus Size Fashion Weekend will be open to all on Saturday 15th February, bringing attendees the ultimate plus size fashion experience. There will be four fashion shows throughout the day including a retailer show, indie designers, Plus Size Bridal Wear and Beach & Swimwear, as well as product and brand launches, a VIP gifting lounge and special guest appearances from plus size industry models, bloggers and advocates. Evans will be the main attraction at the fashion show lots of fabulous outfits and some extra special models too! – Evans Fashion Fix

“I wish I was a plus size model, well-known blogger & designer…” is what I said 2013! I am a fashion designer & plus size model that blogs! I am a VIP! I am going to the event! ALL THE FABOULOUS PEOPLE THAT ARE SEMI-FAMOUS SAY “I’m going, it’s happening, deal with it!” (I like to think it’s my own non-over-used YOLO, bit of a mouthful tho.)

Sorry I went a bit off there…Here’s the link:

http://www.bpsfw.com/

Yeah! So have fun, I’m defo going and gunna bring my Ma with me!

Happy self loving!