Sunday, January 16, 2011

"He made the boxes because he was lonely. He didn’t have anyone to love, and he made the boxes so he could love them, and so people would know that he existed, and because birds are free and the boxes are hiding places for the birds so they will feel safe, and he wanted to be free and be safe. The boxes are for him so he can be a bird."

- Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)

One of my favourite quotes at the moment. I feel like I really understand it right now.

I've been purposely keeing myself busy lately. This is for two reasons, I guess. Because when you have nothing to do, you tend to think a lot and thats not the best thing right now. Also, because I don't sleep anymore! It's rather annoying, so I try to tire myself out during the day. It's handy because I've accomplished lots of things. Yesterday I painted some drawers and a bookshelf that I've been meaning to do lately and I'm quite proud.

I have many crafty projects that I am planning on doing this week. And I'm absolutely delighted because I've made some exciting discoveries with all my pottering around. My mum was cleaning out a cupboard and found some of her old shoes which fit me! They are gorgeous- white and lacey, which is of course definitely my thing. I've also found some unloved lace doilies in our linen press and some lace curtain that aren't being used so I'm going to use them to make some things and do to some decorating! Will definitely share some photos when I'm finished.

Round one University offers come out tomorrow, and I'm getting rather nervous. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Last night one of my most favourite movies ever was on TV.. A Little Princess ♥
I used to read the book over and over when I was younger, and I loved the movie equally. I forgot just how much I loved it. I could still quote almost every line! And I also forgot how very sad it is, and that I tend to cry my way through the entire film. Some of my favourite quotes-

"You know, dolls make the very best friends. Just because they can't speak doesn't mean they don't listen. And did you know that when we leave them alone in our room, they come to life? "
"They do?"
"Yes! But before we walk in and catch them, they return to their place as quick as lightning!"
"Why don't they come to life in front of us so we can see them?"
"Because it's magic. Magic has to be believed. It's the only way it's real."

"What are you doing? Memorizing me by heart? "
"No... I already know you by heart."

"Sara... why don't you tell your stories anymore? "
"They're just make-believe. They don't mean anything."
"Oh, but they've always meant something to me. There were days I thought I would die, until I heard you talk about the magic."

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses. All of us"


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Anis Mojgani performs Shake the Dust at HEAVY AND LIGHT.

For the last few weeeks, I've been watching this over and over. I love it. I swear, everytime I watch it, it gives me goosebumps..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This is what I love today...

Who Knows If The Moon's- E.E Cummings.

who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Some Treasures...

I fell in love with these today had had to buy them. They are just so me, the ring in particular.
2011 has been okay, so far. Just putting along really.
I'm looking forward to a week of not doing a lot, catching up with a few friends, spending time with family. After the last few, hectic weeks, a cruisy week souds absolutely perfect.

Hope 2011 is being good to you..