Wednesday, 11 July 2012


I love movies. I love going to the cinema but I also love curling up on the couch at home with a good movie and big bowl of popcorn.

We went and saw Ted last week. It was everything we hoped for and more! Lots of laughs. It is a bit crude but even my parents saw it and both had a few laughs. If you like Seth McFarlane and Family Guy you'll like Ted!

There are some great movies coming out in the near future below are some that I'm pretty excited to see, even if at least one I'm sure will disappoint me!

Hubby's 30th birthday preparation

My husband's 30th birthday is coming up very soon, and to celebrate we're throwing a costume party in movie, tv and cartoon character theme. He's Batman! I'm going as Sailor Moon.

I had my costume custom made to my measurements. However, I had some issue getting the accessories. I managed to order the earrings, odango and brooch easily enough, but due to certain complications, I was unable to get a wand or tiara.

Two weeks out from the party I have decided to make the wand myself and a jeweller friend is making the tiara for me. Here's what I have so far for the wand.

I used

a 5 1/2" inch dowel rod
Air dry plaster
Cardboard cutout of crescent moon

Once I fill in a few cracks, I'll be painting it with gold (for the moon and details) and baby pink (for the wand) paint. I'll also apply a couple red gems, one either side above the mini crescent moon.

Hand modeling this was very tricky and I can only hope once it's done it will be worth all the time and frustration!