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another friday, another friday florals! i know i keep saying it, but i can’t wait until spring starts. flowers will be blooming everywhere! well, it’s already starting but it’s not spring yet so although there are some spring flowers about it’s not quite the same in my eyes.

i will definitely taking some more of my own floral photos this year, and hopefully i can get out and about a bit to take photos in places other than cardiff.

ps – you can see previous friday florals here.

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snapshots of my week – 9th february

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i seriously can’t get over the fact it’s almost mid-way through february already! i feel like i’ve not done much this year yet, but it often happens because depression seems to hit me harder in the winter months, and because of that i feel much less productive. i try to work through it, but sometimes it just does. not. happen.

i feel like if i could get some illustration work during these months it’d be good because i’d be more distracted to think or worry about anything else. yes, i know i could do personal work, but when you feel really unmotivated and putting yourself down over every little thing it’s kind of hard! luckily, i’m not a person that compares herself to others (well, obviously a little), so i guess that’s one less thing off my mind! ha. you gotta take the good where you can get it!

snapshots of my week   9th february
i found this lovely swing/smock style dress in the week, i had actually gone to get a refund, but i saw this and did an exchange instead, whoops! but i just fell for that super pretty floral pattern and couldn’t resist. it’ll likely appear in an outfit post soon!

snapshots of my week   9th february
one thing i have been doing, is being busy making the shapes for necklaces and brooches! they take a couple days to dry, and because of time constraints this week i’ve not had time to sand & paint them yet, but i’m hoping to make some progress on this today, and take some photos on monday or tuesday. come out sun!

snapshots of my week   9th february
i had however made this test brooch the week before. i forgot to sand it before i painted it, but i kind of like the rough top edge, it looks like it’s been nibbled at! so hopefully these and more will be in the shop soon!

snapshots of my week   9th february
i finally tried the barry m gelly nail paint! i really like it. this shade is called orange (or satsuma), and i think it goes fantastically with my pale skin. also, it’s a very similar colour to my recently acquired wet n wild lipstick in purty persimmon. i’m really loving coral-ish orange-reds at the moment.

snapshots of my week   9th february
adding to my forever growing stationery collection, i couldn’t resist these cute cath kidston-esque notbooks for 69p for 3, especially as they have dotted and square paper in. for some reason i’ve never liked lined paper. am i the only one?

snapshots of my week – 31st january

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my goodness, the weather has been dreary this week hasn’t it? the one thing i don’t like about winter is how dark and constantly grey it can be. sometimes i relish it, it’s quite nice and makes you appreciate the sun and some warmth, but sometimes it just ..drags you down, doesn’t it? i’ve no problem with it being cold, rainy ..it’s just i would like a bit of sun inbetween those days!

so, i’ve been relying on little things to keep me going. songs that make me feel happy, bits of painting here and there (slowly doing it more and more, i used to paint ALL of the time!), watching nostalgic tv shows, avocados, and staying in bed probably a little too long, as well as other things.

snapshots of my week   31st january
in my friday florals i said i did actually have some flowers in the house this month, but forgot to take photos. well i’d actually left these in the vase (and forgotten, duh) and took a photo today. they’re pretty much dead but they look quite nice dried out i think.

snapshots of my week   31st january
i found this pretty little girl in a charity shop, sitting in the window. i shouldn’t be spending money i don’t have (she was only 70p though) but she kind of captivated me.

snapshots of my week   31st january
and i also found this super pretty embroidered cushion cover. got to get my floral fix!

these photos (and this weather) really make me realise how much i need to get a daylight bulb. i can’t afford ‘proper’ lighting, but i feel like a bulb that emulates ‘natural’ light will help me both in terms of my mood, and to help photos taken on dull days that little bit less flat. a tripod and slower shutter speeds can only do so much when it’s darker out!

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wow, can you believe it’s the end of january already? i have actually had some flowers in the house this month, but forgot to take photos. naughty me! they were in a clearance bin outside a local florists for £1 so i couldn’t turn that opportunity down!

i remember years ago i went in lidl and they were giving away bouquets of flowers. how lovely! it really made my day. i wish someone would give me a bouquet of flowers now, haha.

friday florals 034top // tina fussell, the robertsons via style me pretty
bottom // , ginny branch photo by elizabeth messina