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More Dreams To Come True

Music saved me from a panic attack tonight.

Playing this song was like the warm arms of a friend wrapping themselves around me… except I let the music wrap itself around me.

It’s fair to say that I have been busier than I ever thought possible in my wildest dreams this Christmas shopping season. I had no idea what to expect, I set myself no goals and just kind of threw myself at it… sink or swim. I’m still not so sure which it’s gonna be yet ;)

Success isn’t always glitz and glamour, it can be dark and overwhelming and I think it’s OK to admit that. It’s not that I complain or I don’t want to succeed, I just get a little scared and a little tired and a little frustrated, but I constantly surprise myself at how hard I am capable and willing to work to achieve my dreams. I guess when you know what you want, you really know.

Of course, I haven’t gotten here completely on my own and learning to ask for help is a completely different beast that I’m yet to conquer. I am so, so grateful to my friends and family for their understanding natures and encouragement. I am eternally grateful to my boyfriend who scoffs at me when I say I’m giving up. Who takes some of my workload when I’m overwhelmed, but more than that cooks for me, wakes me with a cup of tea and squeezes me tight when I need it. He even tries to calm me when I’m stamping my feet because I can’t squeeze more ink out of the printer than there actually is ;)

He don’t mind the way I am.

Above all… thank you to my customers. My new friends. Thank you for spending your hard earned money on these pieces of my heart, you really are helping me achieve my dreams and I have a lil’ head on my shoulders that is swimming with ideas and goals and more dreams to come true.

Loves x xx

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Ditsy Florals and a Lace Skulll

I love a Winter’s afternoon, with the sun low in the sky and breathing in the crisp air whilst crunching the fallen leaves beneath my feet, but mostly I have been wondering how on Earth it’s December already. I haven’t really done any Wintery stuff like visiting the German market for Bailey’s Hot Chocolate and a Bratwurst or going Christmas shopping in an evening when the sky is already black and the tacky Christmas lights glare above my head. Instead I have been overwhelmed with the success of my ‘ickle handmade jewellery business and dreaming of next year when I’ll (now) hopefully have the money to expand into new designs and products… whilst having the time to expand. I haven’t even seen friends in weeks; it’s a crazy, crazy time.

Mummy Oneten bought me this jumper for my birthday and I love it! It’s so versatile and comfy and who doesn’t love cute lil’ skulls? (Just me? Oh, OK then.) I love the lace effect detail too and dressing it with a cute floral skater dress keeps it girly and fun. Whilst I have a plethora of skull prints and gothic style items in my closet, I’m the sort of girl who will purposefully wear a girly, floral dress to a grungy venue for a gig, because it’s OK for girly girls to like dirty bars and heavy music, y’know? And it’s fun mixing styles :)
My lightening bolt bracelet is by lovely Jade over at Ginger Pickle. Storms are one of my favourite things ever, I love watching them from inside a cosy house and I’m fascinated by the imagery, so I fall for anything ‘stormy’.

 Lace Skull Jumper | Debenhams
Floral Skater Dress | old season Dorothy Perkins | Similar
Leggings | Next
Leather Ankle Boots | old season Ugg Australia
Peace Bracelet | holiday souvenir from Spain
Lightening Bolt Bracelet | Ginger Pickle
Glasses | Missoni at Specsavers

Loves x xx

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