DIY Throwback

Hey there people of the internet. I have decided to show you an old DIY for sentimentality and whatnot. It’s cool to be able to look back at what has been made over the year (I think it’s been a year or so? I really should find out) so here we are, the Scrabble Peg:





So, if you have been reading this blog for long, you will have picked up that I like shoes. A lot.  So I discovered Toms, shoes that were like those espadrilles but just that little bit prettier, and if you buy one pair, they give a pair to a child in need! I simply had to have a pair.. so along came Christmas and a rather wonderful auntie, who gave me a pair in purple (natch ;D). So the whole time since I got the shoes, I was meant to do the whatnots inside the box, aka “flying the Toms flag”. Flying the Toms flag entails taking a picture of you flying the flag and making it obvious to the world. So i took the pics, (last Christmas) and they have been waiting patiently on my laptop ever since. So today, that very same auntie gave me a pair for my birthday, (my birthday isnt until september but she lives abroad) and it reminded me of my flag-flying-adventure that was waiting to happen… here goes!

A Few Weekend Reads

Yes you may be thinking, hold on here, it’s Tuesday! But that is because I’m giving you time to go to the library like the cool nerd you are and get the book so you have it for the weekend! See, I’m always thinking…. So I have read these books lately and luuuurved them so I am recommending them to you lovely jubblies…

If you like crazy, amazing, and hilarious guys read: Still Got It, Never Lost It by Louie Spence.

Yes, I am a Spence fan. Self-confessed and utterly obsessed. This is Louie’s autobiography and it is both sad and hilare and then of course, it’s Louie, why wouldn’t ya love it?


if you like books about people learning to be themselves read: Flick by Geraldine Meadle.

Flick is a true teenager who has made mistakes and is trying to be herself in a place where she won’t be accepted. But Joey, a girl she bumps into along the way teaches her that it isn’t about what everyone else thinks. I read this in one sitting, its that good.


if you like more out-there, fairytale like stories read: Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne.

John Boyne wrote Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which is now a Major Motion Picture! oh I feel so cool writing that. But anyway, READ IT.


Castlepalooza 2012

 I went to Castlepalooza again this year… brilliant! I can see this headband becoming part of my everyday wardrobe….


Weekend Away | outfit post


Jeans: Miss Selfridge. Top: Forever 21. Scarf: H&M. Dress: Penneys. Jacket: Gifted. Tights: Penneys.

Bubblegum Ice-Cream Nail Art DIY

This is my first nail art DIY… I have always done nail art but never really thought to post it as a diy so… here!

You Will Need:

baby pink polish

light brown polish

blue polish


thin brush (doesn’t necessarily have to be a nail art brush, old eyeliner brushes and paintbrushes work just as well)



1. Apply a clear coat of polish to your nails so they don’t discolour, then apply the baby pink polish. when it dries, apply another coat of clear.

2. Make a cone, with the tip pointing to the bottom of your nail in the light brown.

3. Make a blue circular ice-crem shape thing on the top of the cone, then draw a little line on top with brown polish to make a flake. 😉

4, Wait for it to dry, then apply a topcoat and you are done!



Good News and Bad News

Hello my lovelies! I suppose I should start with the bad news… I am going away for a while (I should be back blogging by Saturday) and I will have no to the internet! It will really make me think about how much I rely on the wonderweb. And also I shall probably think of all the different names I have for this wonderful interweb.

     The good news! I am planning on doing my first set of outfit posts when I get back, and also sharing all the pictures from my holliers and the pictures from the Titanic Museum in Belfast where I shall be for 3 and1/2 hours on Friday. Yes, it really DOES take that amount of time! Also an update… PS- I Made That now has a facebook page!  (With a total of two likes so far, my aunt and my uncle. so help is needed here) And another update- I painted my nails… and am just about to write a DIY for my nail art. SO…. byeee!                                                                           annie xo      



I Finished One….

1. Bake more. Cook more. Therefore, (luckily) EAT NICE THINGS!


2. Write more. Short stories, poems, what I think I would be like if I was a cat. Actually, I really want to write that, like, NOW.

3. Make more. I have oodles of time on my hands, so I might as well put it to good use and do a few DIYs. Particularly decor DIY’s which brings us to number……

4. Decorate my bedroom. I am always doing it, then putting it off, then doing it again, but this summer…. I shall decorate until there is nothing left to decorate.

5. Explore. Photowalks… everyone benefits, right?

6. Try my best to get tickets to Castlepalooza. I simply MUST.

7.  Make friendship bracelets and give them to strangers. Who doesn’t love a bit of friendliness, however random it may be. So, watch out, people in Tullamore, a randomer giving out friendship bracelets is around somewhere!

8.  Cycle with no destination. Fun.

Floral Deer DIY

I saw a couple of these floating around on different blogs and I had fake flowers on hand, and also some turquoise silk. I thought the blue would look good with the orange- and I was right. So I made this…..


You will need:   2 fake flowers

                                some scrap fabric

                                white  cardboard (I used the lid of a box)

                                 Black marker

                                 hot glue gun (you could use ordinary PVA either)



1. Make a deer head template on paper. I had to use two pieces of paper to fit in the antlers.

2. Put your template on the back of your cardboard and draw around it.

3. Now for the frustrating bit… cut the cardboard. I did it with a scissors, but if that’s too hard you could use a cutter. Or a bloody chainsaw, it’s that awkward.

4. Draw a scribbly sort of outline on the cardboard and decide where you want to put the flowers. Cut off the stems and cut out some leaf shapes from the scrap fabric.

5. Decide where you want to put the “leaves” and flowers- then GLUE!

6. Let it dry before you hang it!


An Autograph Book

My gran just showed me an autographnook from her last year in school. Pretty amazing. Unfortunately I don’t have a camera with me at the moment, I forgot it today. Oops. But I will show pics of this some day.

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