Monday, November 30, 2009

Summer List.

It's only two and a half weeks till summer holidays 'officially' start here. Six lovely weeks. One of which will be spent at the coast, staying right across the road from the beach! So, here is my list of what I want to get done in the summer holidays. Sorry, I can't help it. I'm addicted to list- making.

1. Spend as long as I want reading at the beach.
2. Learn how to cartwheel. I have spent too long doing pathetic half handstands before falling onto the ground.
3. Have a picnic in the gardens. If I can't get anyone to join me, I'll do it à la Teddy Bear's Picnic.
4. Fill another tile. Ok, that doesn't really make sense. Everytime we go to the local pool, my friend and I fill up a tile on the bottom of the pool. We write or draw something by scratching it into the tile with a bobby pin. And it stays there, year after year. We don't go too much together, I think we've filled about four tiles so far.
5. Get up early in the morning, sneak out, walk down to the beach and watch the sunrise.
6. Go swimming at the beach every morning.
7. Make icy poles.
8. Have a water fight.
9. Write more of my book/story/novel/whatever it is.
10. And I know I won't do it, but how sweet would it be to have a lemonade stall like in all the movies?

Image via weheartit, and the photographer's name is also on it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tim Walker

I was doing my usual photography browsing when I came across Tim Walker. Wow he has some amazing work. Wouldn't it be wonderful to go buy a cute little car, strap a bed onto the top and go driving around the countryside. Far better than a caravan! Or maybe camp inside...?

Saturday, November 28, 2009


My friend first introduced me to Soko (Stéphanie Sokolinski) about a year ago, and I immediately fell in love with her cute French accent and quirky lyrics. When I found this video with one of my favourite songs by her, plus an array of adorable photos from weheartit, I just had to share it with you. Enjoy!

If you want to listen to more of her songs, I suggest 'I'll Kill Her' and 'I Will Never Love You More'.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Strange strange strange

I'm home, on a Friday afternoon. It feels very strange. You see, I've been doing drama every single Friday all year. Lately I've been doing it at least three times a week, in preparation for the massive anniversary/end of year concert, which was on Wednesday night. Everyone in my group started to feel like family, I saw them so much! The concert was so much fun. But now it's over, there are of course no more practices. I feel funny. But I'm seeing all the drama kids next week for dinner, so I am looking forward to that!

Lately I've been in love with the whole embroidered doilies thing. I think I might attempt one myself. It's the perfect way to display your favourite quotes I think :).

Image from here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Letters to Crushes.

So I found out about Letters to Crushes from reading this blog, and I just had to share it with you.
The site is one massive hub of anonymous messages from people to their 'crushes'. Some of them are lame, but most of them are pretty darn sweet.

October 24.
red-haired boy in the supermarket,

you’re my favorite. i like that you stock the milk aisle. i like that you look at me a little when i pretend to deliberate between 2% and skimmed.

i like your hands. i sometimes pretend we’re married. and i kiss you when you’re off to work, to stock the milk.


— green-eyed girl in the supermarket

October 5.

you really want to know? i like you as much as my mum likes to sew. i like you as much as i like to climb trees and ride bikes. i like you as much as i like polaroids and bags from op-shops. i like you as much as i like feeling pretty. i like you as much as i like picnics. i like you as much as i like sunrises. i like you as much as i like books. i like you as much as i like music. i like you as much as i like the silence. why?

because i love the way you dress, and i love that you like to climb trees and ride bikes. because you make me feel pretty, even in second-hand clothing. because you took me on a picnic to cheer me up. because you make me want to write. because i think your music is beautiful. i like you because you can sit with me in silence. and i like you because you will listen when i feel like talking.

you know when people say little things and they just fit into that tiny place in your heart? your words fit nice and comfy.

— me

August 8.

you are incredibly adorable when you sneeze.

— s

P.S. Don't know image source. Please let me know if you do!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Have you ever seen the light?

Click images for source.
Sorry for all the pictures but I've just been finding really beautiful photos lately.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rainy days

It's a rainy day today, and all I want to do is run away to here...

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Denise Grunstein's work is utterly stunning. Her images are all so dreamy and fairytale like. You can check out all the rest of her photography and view everything in full size here. But for now let's escape into her wonderful world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm bored with myself, I'll have another chocolate milk.

Juliette over at where the wild wolves dream just did a post where she had to say ten things about herself. She's passed it on to everyone who reads her blog, so I thought I would do it...

1. I can never not have a book to read. Does that make sense? It doesn't mean I have to be constantly reading. It just means that if someone asked me what I was currently reading, I would always be able to answer. I would never say "Oh, nothing at the moment." Bit of a book worm I am!

2. I cannot bear touching peach skin, wooden spoons or flour. I don't know why!

3. I love writing. I've only realised just how much I do it. I write in my journal, on here, stories at school. I'm writing a story at the moment, it's going to be fairly long I think. I'm on about 14 000 words at the moment. I want to get a book published someday.

4. When I was about two I could fit into my dad's briefcase. Which makes me think, why did he have a briefcase? He's a biologist, and he spends most of his days off in the bush somewhere. Anyway, I still am very short and I'm often mistaken to be younger than my age. Which I don't like now but I guess will be better when I'm older.

5. I have always wanted curly hair. I have straight hair, which tends to have annoying flicky bits, and I envy people with gorgeous curly locks. Yet most of them seem to hate it!

6. I can never get enough of old photos. They fascinate me.

7. The Holocaust intrigues me. It's so interesting. So very sad, but very interesting. I read every book I can find on the subject. I particularly like ones from young people's point of view. Maybe one day I will go visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, where all those terrible things happened.

8. I adore pretty dresses.

9. I'm a list-maker. I love making lists. About everything and anything. I make lists when for Christmas, for my birthday, when I go away somewhere I make lists of what I have to pack. I make lists each year when we go to Rock Eisteddfod. I make lists of things I want, songs I should get. Things I have to do. The list just goes on (haha).

10. Our school has participated in Rock Eisteddfod for many years. I absolutely love it. I love practicing, I spend all year looking forward to leaving our little town (well, it's not that little) at 6am to travel into the city, and not getting home till about 4 am the next morning. I love the whole atmosphere.

Well, that's my ten things. You're very welcome to do this too!

P.S Image from here.
P.P.S I have found an amazing photgrapher to share with you very soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Liebe Marlene

I want all her clothes! Please! How come I never find amazing clothes in op shops?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little bits of Katie...

Got quite bored today, after studying, so I'm doing a second post! I was mucking around with the camera and I thought I'd share with you some bits and pieces from my room :).

This is my collection of frames. I want a few more up but I havn't found the right ones yet, plus I don't know what to put in them!
Top row, L - R: A picture cut from Frankie, Catherine Campbell 'Meet Me in The Middle' print, yet another picture from Frankie, an old ad for Velvet Soap.
Bottom row, L - R: There is a girl reading, and a girl writing, both in matching frames. These two are actually cards that I had for years before I framed them. Next along is a Brambly Hedge print. I used to love love love the tv show and the books when I was little, the books especially.
Finally there is a photo by gingerlillytea.

This is an inspiration board type thing. A while ago I saw something like this on someone's blog, and I loved the idea, so I used it! There's an old postcard on there, a card from my Nan and Pop, and other pretty things.

My bedside table that used to belong to my Grandma. It holds a few of the many books I have. You can see the Narnia series in the bottom left corner. I love those books.

I love old cameras. I was considering buying one off the internet when Mum produced this little gem. It was my great-grandfather's. The bird was found at I don't know where!

And to finish off, this is my old friend, Eeyore. He's been through a lot. I've had him since I was one or two. He's had a few haircuts and his tail was cut off by my sister. He's one of the things I will always treasure.

Soooo I hope you enjoyed a little sneak peak into my room. Let me know if you do a post like this, I'd love to see :).


is what these wonderful photos are. They have a kind of eerie, sad feel to them. You can check the rest of them out at Faded Film Strip's flickr. By the way, no birds were harmed for these photos...the photographer went around and found dead birds for the shots. She has guts, I definitely couldn't do that!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Pretty picture comes from here.

I'm a bit stressed at the moment. I'm not exactly sure why. Heat, friends, school? This picture seems to kind of convey calm and stress at the same time, that's why I like it.
Sorry this is such a short post, but I'm off to learn some drama lines!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kate Miller Heidke

I was listening to Kate Miller- Heidke this morning. I probably havn't listened to her for three weeks, and listening to her today made me remember just how much I love her! I've absolutely adored for about three years now. She's got an amazing voice and really unique lyrics.
Just in the past few months she's become really famous here in Australia, as in being in the Top 20 etc. Which is good, but it kind of isn't so good as well. I just think when everyone knows about something it's not as special anymore. Don't you agree? However everyone mainly only listens to her new stuff while I still have the secret little gem that is her older albums.

So today I thought I'd share with you a piece of the lovely Kate Miller - Heidke. This song is called Make It Last, it's from 2007. As well as loving the song I love the video clip, it's a garage sale type thing and involves people dancing with lamps, boys in pyjamas wearing cat ears and a goldfish. + I want her dress.

Well unfortunately I can't get the video on here cause of embedding disabled etc. So instead I will content myself with saying you must watch Make It Last here :).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Neat Freak

Does anyone else share my love of cleaning their room? I'm finding that most days lately I'll come home, have something to eat, read a bit, then go and clean my room. Make my bed, tidy up my desk, put things away. I don't know why it's so addicting. But I just love seeing and having everything so neat and tidy. I can't leave my room messy for more than a few days anymore. Which is funny, because not so long ago I was the proud owner of a floordrobe and my desk was completely buried under a massive pile of junk.
But it's only my room. It doesn't bother me if the rest 0f the place is a complete mess. I mean, you should see my bathroom. Ha.

Image from here. It's Alice from the TV show United States of Tara, which I love. She's definitely a bit of a neat freak.

Maybe we all have a touch of neat freak. Do you?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Uninvited

I was reading the latest post over at Vintage Frantic's blog, which was mainly about the outfits that Zooey Deschanel wore in 500 Days of Summer. It reminded me of how much I loved the outfits Emily Browning wore in The Uninvited, so her post has inspired me to write this one!

The Uninvited is a horror movie, I absolutely love everything about it. It has the best twist, and it's really cleverly done. The house where most of the movie happens is beautiful. The movie's about a girl who returns home after being hospitalised because of her mum's death, only to find she now has an 'evil step-mother', but I won't give away any more than that. I'll only say that you should get down to blockbuster and hire it!
Anyway, here are some of the outfits Emily Browning wore in the movie. I wish I could steal them.

There are many more pretty things that she wears (my favourite is the dress in the party scene) but I can't seem to find any images! I tried to take my own stills, with print screen, but they came out pretty blurry. Looks like you'll have to watch the movie yourself :).

Mieke Willems

Mieke Willems is a shop in Belgium owned by Veronik Willems and Mieke Verbijlen. Although I doubt any of you will be in Belgium and able to go check out their shop, they do have a lovely little webshop where you can buy all sorts of things from pillows to a balloon powered boat! You can also have a look-see at their blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


So I finally have a decent layout that I actually like, it took me a while to find a template that I liked, and I couldn't really work out all the blogger codes. I used to be really into websites so I know the whole CSS and FTP, but it's not as much like that on here.

I was looking through my favourites today and I came across Ben Zen. He draws lots of quirky, intriguing characters, and usually posts a story along with each illustration, I love reading about the little characters he's created. Anyway, head on over to his blog sometime soon! You will easily get lost in all the wonderful drawings.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quiz type thing.

Daydream Lily had this on her blog so I thought I'd do it too. Anyone who wants to just copy + paste, and let me know if you've done it :).
1. Where is your cell phone: On my bedside table.
2. Your hair: is a massive mess, bedhead much?
3. Your favorite food: That would be anything Italian really.
4. Your dream from last night: I can't really remember the details.
5. Your favorite drink: Iced chocolate...mmm.
6. Your dream/goal: To get a book published someday.
7. What room are you in: Ummm, lounge room.
8. What are your hobbies: Reading, writing, drama, drawing, singing, the list goes on.
9. What is your fear: Hmmm things that go bump in the night.
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years: Just happy would be nice.
11. Where were you last night: At the show with my friends.
12. Something you are not: Boring.
13. Muffins: Are yum, especially home-made blueberry ones :).
14. Wish list items: Kate Miller Heidke eps, Fallen by Evanescence, more skirts, Polaroid!!
15. Where did you grow up: In Australia.
16. Last thing you did: Answered question 15?
17. What are you wearing: Oversized tee and shorts.
18. Your TV: Only gets turned on for me to watch a few hours a week.
19. Your pets: A very stupid cavalier king charles spaniel that chases shadows...but I love him.
20. Your friends: Are wonderful people.
21. Your favorite store: Ones where you find all sorts of old and wonderful forgotten things. Oh and any bookstore.
22. Your favorite color: Purple.



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