Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crafts {Day 2 of 3}

I am utterly sorry that I didn't get round to posting yesterday! I recieved some amazing things yesterday that I'll post about soon :)

So, today I'll talk about Craft supplies. What I personally think you can't live without in your art box!

Okay, so the basics:
  • Printing paper
  • Glue (Pritt & PVA)
  • Scissors
  • Average pens and pencils
  • Markers, colouring pencils, gel pens etc.
The er... 'fancy' stuff:
  • Colourful papers
  • Old newspaper *not fancy... but whatever*
  • craft foam, felt, stickers etc
  • paper for cards
  • caligraphy pen
  • chalk and charcoal
  • ribbon
 What I think is cool but don't have:

  • buttons
  • crepe paper
  • card stock
:) Sorry, this wasn't the best post in the world but I hope it helped!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Crafts {Day 1 of 3}

 Okay, so inspired by Libby's post. I'm making my 'very own' craft post. She linked to two wonderful websites; made & Ruffles and stuff. Two websites that I am now - happily - following.
 A fair few of those things require sewing machines and being able to sew well. I tend not to think of piercing my finger everytime I try to sew being able to sew well. So, I went on a craft blog hunt and found Martha Stewart's website. She appears to be famous. Anyway, I'm now thinking about Christmas presents.
 When I was little, I would just draw a picture for my family. I distinctly remember drawing a Christmas tree on green paper, cutting it out and putting it in a what, cracker box? and giving it to my dad.
 Though, that was cute and for the past two-three years I've been buying presents. I've always loved art and this year am restorting back to 'my old ways' by making something for each person instead.
 Not just one big thing though. A little stocking filled with nice things!
  • I would buy a plain stocking and decorate it {if possible}
  • Something unique and personal for each family member
  • A few of my 'famous' flap-jacks
  • A well thought out card
  • A few sweets!
That's probably enough, seeing as they get to keep the stocking. If I can't find any near-plain stockings I'll have to make some if I have time! If I don't though, I'll just wrap things up.

All of the websites have great craft ideas!

What do you think of my idea?

Also, this will be a three day thing for the last three days of my mid-term, even though it isn't themed that way :) ~Maeve

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Getting all excited.

It seems that most people are getting packages recently. Maybe it's because of the archival of Felicity and Elizabeth and all their things. But I'm not receiving any packages. Oh no. I'm getting things straight from the American Girl Place. Pity, I'm not going. Or more so, pity, I haven't gone.
My dad is lucky. Well, in my eyes, possibly not in his. That was his second time at the American Girl Place. He wouldn't have gone if I didn't ask him but still. Lucky, lucky.

He bought some stuff for Molly and Emily because I asked him to. I gave him a piece of paper with all the things I'd like. I don't have Molly but I have Emily. One of the cutest best friend sets, one of the only. Infact, they aren't best friends. They're just friends. But American Girl made Emily over Susan and Linda so there wasn't 'favouritism' shown.
I, as well as many others, fear the archival of Molly and Emily. It was just pure luck for me they didn't decide to archive Molly and Emily over Felicity and Elizabeth. Because, although Molly has been there all along, ever since 1986, before I was born, I've picked the newer ones (Emily 2006, Ruthie 2008, Rebecca 2009). Molly was around for 20 years before Emily came along. Kit, for eight. And I got Rebecca the year she came out. I got them all in 2009 actually. I got Ruthie before Rebecca came out, Emily after Rebecca came out and then I finally took notice of the sweet face on the American Girl website and got her for Christmas.
Anyway, so if you can't guess or if you don't already know,

 I'm getting Molly McIntire for Christmas! Why? Why do I suddenly decide to get her now? Why, when I've picked other dolls over her? Because, my dear friends, she's adorable. She's nice with the glasses, and absolutely amazing without them. I've always liked her and although she's not like... I don't know, as eye-catching and unique as my other dolls, I greatly fear her archival. I'd sometimes say, 'I can live without another doll' but then when acting out the Molly archival scene in my head. I know how much I would regret not getting her.

Some of my newer followers will be thinking "So? Can't you just order her when they announce the archival?" but no. I can't. I live in a different country, a country where American Girl has agrivatingly decided not to ship. Ireland. I've never visited America but I really, really want to. That's what makes my dad so lucky - in my eyes. I think he'd rather be home though.

Okay, this is just turning the corner down ramble road so without further ado, I will tell you what I'm getting.
For Christmas,
  • Molly McIntire doll + Book
  • Molly's Accessories
  • Molly's PJs
  • Emily's PJs
  • Emily's Accessories.
I'm quite excited! But it's another two months away. So I decided to please myself by getting,
  • Rebecca's accessories
  • Rebecca's School Outfit
  • Rebecca's Hanukkah Dress
I will save the Hanukkah dress for a while yet. Hanukkah is on December 1st and I might be able to last until a week before that. I'm Christian but I really love Rebecca's dress and culture. Now, to end this boring-pictureless post. I'll show you the American Girl Stock photos for the stuff I'm getting when my dad gets back.


P.S I've also pretty much decided to only get Historical items because they are the only dolls I have and modern stuff doesn't fit in with them!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I'm not sure, but I possibly told you about 'Pylones' before. Anyway, Pylones is a French brand but it seems to be availible in many countries. I found out about them in Germany a while back. They're good quality products and they're very funky.

I got this hairbrush. It has a Japanese girl on it. It's a very good, firm hairbrush and although it wasn't all that cheap it was worth it.

You were also able to get smaller hairbrushes but some of them were different. There are many products and it was a tough choice (Barely any money left!).

Thanks for reading, just a quick thing I wanted to share with you. :) ~May

Miscellany Monday

This will be my first time doing Miscellany Monday. I may do it a bit more often.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

We have to learn to sew for school because we're making rag dolls! I'm quite excited but I can't seem to get that back-stitching right.

Don't you just treasure those little things? Moments. Or even something you wouldn't have thought about before. What I am trying to say is, I have 2 pencils on my desk. 1 is a HB orange one and the other is a 'Hand Hugger' one in blue. To you that wouldn't matter. You would only see the difference in the shape and colour, I'd be the same if they didn't belong to me. The blue pencil means a lot more to me than HB. Why? Because I got the blue pencil when I was five and it was given to me in junior infants. I have that pencil for 6 years. Can you believe that?

That's what I am. Passing through all the classrooms and other rooms in my primary school make me remember stuff that would make me want to cry. I will not be able to face graduation in June.

My teacher was giving out to my class in genral. Even to the people who didn't do a think and it made me upset. I was one of the people who didn't do anything. *sigh* I can't even say I hate the teacher, mildly dislike her which is odd because she's like this everyday.

That's all from me :) I sure hope I did this right. Next time I will have 'more experience'.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I don't know if you've heard of NaNoWriMo before. So I'll start from the start.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Though it should be called International Novel Writing Month because you can do it from anywhere in the world. The 'Novel Writing Month' is November. It's an annual event that has been going on for maybe... 11 years? The version which I use has been going on for 7 years. That counts this year too. I joined in 08.

Just type in the link and you'll be there!
Yes :) I'm pretty excited. My story is gonna be about a boy. I've typed out what it's going to be so many times that I think I'll have to link you to my profile where you'll see my novel info.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Two Truths & a Lie

Aparently, I have to write ‘two truths’ and ‘a lie’ and you take your time guessing which two are fact, and one that is fiction. You then scroll down and find out.

It is night-time.

I am in the attic.

I adore the movie ‘Annie’

Consider your options.

It is night-time.
I am in the attic.

I adore the movie ‘Annie’

Time zone differences. I am in the attic because that is where you live. I haven’t seen ‘Annie’ in years.

Please link up at Iona’s blog (:


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oatmeal quizzes (All of them aside fromt that er.. bigfoot one)

How many hungry weasels could your body feed?
Created by Oatmeal

How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor?
Created by Oatmeal

How many Justin Biebers could you take in a fight?
Created by Oatmeal

How long could you survive after punching a bear in the balls?
Created by Oatmeal
(Nice thought, huh)

How addicted to Twitter are you?
Created by Oatmeal
(Funny, I don't even have one)

How many baboons could you take in a fight? (armed only with a giant dildo)
Created by Oatmeal

How many tapeworms could live in your stomach?
Created by Oatmeal
(What I'm trying to figure out is whether this is a good thing)

The Zombie Bite Calculator
Created by Oatmeal

The Twitter Spelling Test
Created by Oatmeal

How Addicted to Facebook Are You?
Created by Oatmeal
(Again, guess who doesn't have a facebook)

How long could you survive on the surface of the sun?
Created by Oatmeal

Are your loved ones plotting to eat you?
Created by Oatmeal

The Teenager Audio Test - Can you hear this sound?
Created by Oatmeal

Acutally. I just minorly edited the title, just for now. Please don't worry, this is nothing serious. Just some people I know who'd make fun of me if they saw some things I wrote. I'll keep it with the 'minor' edit for the next moth or something, then we'll see!~May
I'm thinking of making the blog private. Why? Just cos certain people, I don't want to be able to see. But I would dearly invite all of my current followers to give me any of your email adresses. I promise that I will not do anything.

Otherwise I'll have to change the URL. What to do?

I'll have to think of some other options because I do not want either of those things to happen. Don't worry, the blog will be up and running for as long as possible. ~May

Sunday, October 10, 2010


 I have a cold. It's definately not fun. It started on Friday, and since then I've used an estimated 30 tissues. I also have a slight head-ache and slight sore tummy - but I'm guessing that's because I'm hungry.
 My Grandad, auntie and baby cousin are coming over which just sucks with this going on. Why? Because since my cousin is a baby, I have to be careful about passing on colds and stuff.
 I am really annoyed. I just took some medicine though and hopefully that should clear it up a bit. I want to go downstairs and wait hopefully for them to arrive, but I can't. I'm too utterly sick.
 I was earlier playing with my sister, just crazy running around the place stuff and it felt amazing. But now I'm done, it hasn't helped.
 DRONE DRONE DRONE DRONE - I am sorry about this 'droning' on about my health - DRONE DRONE DRONE DRONE.

In other news, if you're reading the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore (I recommend you should), there is a surprise! I just finished Shadow Wave, the last in the series and at the back it gave me a special bookmark that helped you read a secret code thingy (wait, make that 31 tissues) that takes you to a site. If you can't contain yourself and would like to find out what he's saying, press this and you'll find out! I'm excited but I still have to wait another year for the 'thing' to happen. Also, if you are a fan of his, you might like to know that there will be 7 books in the Henderson's Boys series :)

:P ~May