Daily Prompt: Being Wishful!

Daily Prompt: There are 344 days remaining in the year. Describe what you’d like to be doing on day 211. (Hint: that’s July 30th.)

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Pom Pom Power!

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Hello! I thought I would show you how to make these really cute pom poms out of yarn. You can do so much with these and they are fairly simple to make. Here we go!

Begin by cutting two circles out of cardboard, then cutting a smaller circle inside each of these. For mine, I used a diameter of around 5.5cm for each circle and then cut the inner circle about 2cm from the edge. It doesn't have to be perfect!

Begin by cutting two circles out of cardboard, then cutting a smaller circle inside each of these. For mine, I used a diameter of around 5.5cm for each circle and then cut the inner circle about 2cm from the edge. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Next, cut a very long piece of yarn - you'll have to estimate the length for this but I cut mine very long!Hold the two circles together, (aligning their inner circles), and start wrapping the yarn around them. Here, I folded the yarn in half, then in half again, so that I would be wrapping four strands around each time - it just makes it quicker!

Next, cut a long piece of yarn – you’ll have to estimate the length for this but I cut mine very long! Hold the two circles together, (aligning their inner circles), and start wrapping the yarn around them. Here, I folded the yarn in half, then in half again, so that I would be wrapping four strands around each time – it just makes it quicker!

Keep wrapping...

Keep wrapping…

... and keep wrapping! I went around mine about two times - this just means that the strands of the final pom pom will be more tightly packed.

… and keep wrapping! I went around mine about two times – this just means that the strands of the final pom pom will be more tightly packed.

After all that wrapping, you now need to wiggle your scissors into the wrapped yarn and in between the two card board circles.

After all that wrapping, you now need to wiggle your scissors into the wrapped yarn and in between the two card board circles.

Cut through the wound yarn all the way around the outer edge until you get something a bit like the above.

Cut through the wound yarn all the way around the outer edge until you get something a bit like the one above.

Cut a short length of yarn, (mine was about 15cm), and tie it in between the two circles. You must do this very tightly or the strands will fall out more easily. Double-knot it!

Cut a short length of yarn, (mine was about 15cm), and tie it in between the two circles. You must do this really tightly or the strands will fall out more easily. Double-knot it!

Once you have tied it securely, you can carefully pull off the cardboard circles so that your left with...

Once you have tied it securely, you can carefully pull off the cardboard circles so that your left with…

... a pom pom that looks something like this!

… a pom pom that looks something like this!

I cut one of the long strands off  so that I was just left with one, which I then tied in a loop so that it could hang.

I cut one of the long strands off so that I was just left with one.

I finally tied the strand in a loop so that it could hang and added some googly eyes - and I was left with a hanging pom pom creature!

I finally tied the strand in a loop so that it could hang and added some googly eyes – and I was left with a hanging pom pom creature!

I am very sorry if any of that was difficult to understand – it was a lot harder trying to explain it than it was to actually make! I made a little pom pom monster decoration, but you can do so much with these things; make a hanging baby mobile, tie them around presents to make an unusual bow, fill a bowl with them, hang them around your room, make a whole family of monsters – the possibilities are endless!

Thank you for reading!

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Daily Prompt: Being Sixteen!

Daily Prompt: Write a post inspired by your sixteenth birthday.

‘Why is the cake so small?’

‘I wanted Louis Vuitton’s instead’

‘That Rolls Royce isn’t the one I asked for’

Sorry, I was just watching ‘My Super Sweet Sixteen’ and laughing at the ungratefulness of the sixteen year olds on this show. Seriously, I wish I could just jump into the TV and tell them how spoilt they actually are. Grr. For my sixteenth I opened my presents, went to school, came back, saw my family and ate a Chinese takeaway. It was small and sweet!

I think the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen on that show is a girl who demanded her mum to fly her to Paris for a day to buy a dress for her party. The best part about it was that they didn’t end up getting a dress. And the fact that it wasn’t even her sixteenth – she was going to be thirteen!

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Daily Prompt: Being Kidnapped!

Daily Prompt: You’ve been kidnapped and given a choice: would you rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked in a strange building?

Abandoned hospitals. That was the first thing that came to mind when I read ‘strange building’. So I’m crossing that one off the list! When I first read this I thought that I would definitely go for an island, but now that I think about it I’m not so sure – all I’d be able to think about would be savage tribes wanting to sacrifice or eat me! So that just leaves an unknown forest. Of course I wouldn’t like to be put in the situation, but if I was I think I could use some of the skills Katniss used in ‘The Hunger Games’ – I’d be climbing up trees a lot! Hopefully there wouldn’t be any mutant dogs though…

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Daily Prompt: Being Lucky!

Daily Prompt: Who was the first person you encountered today? Write about him or her.

The first person I encountered today was my little sister. Here is some stuff about her:

  • She is thirteen years old.
  • She loves to wear oversized clothes, (especially jumpers).
  • She likes foxes.
  • She likes velvet.
  • She likes Lolita fashion.
  • She uses a lot of hairspray.
  • She is weird.
  • She likes to watch youtubers.
  • Sometimes I want to punch her.
  • Sometimes I want to cuddle her.

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Daily Post: Being Reputable!

Daily Prompt: Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it?

I should start by saying that since I have moved up to college, I no longer have the following reputations – at least I don’t think so! At school, I was probably most known for being a bit of a geek and maybe even a little strange, not that there is anything wrong with that! Ever since junior school I was known as being quite a goody-two-shoes, which of course isn’t bad at all. The only downside about it was that towards the end of secondary school, people still seemed to think that about me and that I was somehow incapable of going out and having fun, such as going to a party. It was as if something shocking had happened if ever I told people that my favourite alcoholic drink was cider, or that I did, in fact, enjoy dancing!

Another reputation I had was during the end of junior school – I went through a small gothic phase and quite enjoyed it if I say so now. However, six years later people still decided to bring it up as if it were a bad thing, saying that I went through a ‘strange and rebellious’ stage in my life – I was only ten!

I was a gothic 10 year old!

I was a gothic 10 year old!

I said at the beginning of this post that I haven’t had them reputations since starting college – that’s mainly because everyone is so much more mature and nobody really cares. I still am a bit weird – whilst some people I know go out and get drunk every weekend, you can sometimes find me and my friends having a onesie party, eating lots of food and watching Disney films together!

It’s better to be weird and happy than be normal and expected!

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Daily Prompt: Being Oh So Close!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out?

For about a year now I have been applying for jobs – literally everywhere but with no success. Last summer I got myself my first interview, (and last so far), and was so nervous beforehand I didn’t think I would make it through to the end of the interview. But when I got in there everything went amazingly great and the interviewer seemed really positive about everything I was saying.

It came to the end of the interview and she asked me if I was available to work next week – which I wasn’t. I was a bit cross to be honest because on the job summary it had said that applicants must be available to work a month after, not a week! Anyway, I didn’t get the job. If I had the chance to try again I would, just as long as we hadn’t got a holiday booked for the week after! I still haven’t given up though – I’m still applying!

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Daily Prompt: Being Hopeful!

Daily Prompt: Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped.

For this one, I think I would have to say it was last year’s summer holiday to Cornwall. We never go abroad on holiday, (unless you count travelling to Scotland and Wales), and always go away in our caravan. As you might be able to imagine, the weather isn’t always perfect, and sometimes I do start to wish we were somewhere a bit sunnier and less rainy.

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Lovely weather almost every day for once!

Last summer, we went to Cornwall for two weeks and spent one week in St. Ives and the second in St. Mawes. The second week was especially great, and even though it rained a couple of days, (which I expected anyway), the weather was mostly sunny and warm – woohoo! Just down the road from the caravan site there was a little lane, at the end of which was an overgrown, almost hidden path –  at the bottom, there was a small beach which we walked to most days because it looked like a little Mediterranean cove on the sunny days.

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There were masses of huge rocks lining the shore and when the sea had gone out enough, we could climb onto them and jump into the blue pools below, (just like in the movies!) The only problem was that I have a small phobia of seaweed, so when I jumped in my younger sister ended up having to carry me around until I was definitely sure there was nothing underneath me! Even the water was warm – it was amazing!

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I hate seaweed…

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Daily Prompt: Being Sensational!

Daily Prompt: If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?

Without wanting to sound too cheesy – I really don’t care that much, as long as someone is reading it! It makes me happy when I see that just one person has liked a post – so thank you!

Of course, it wouldn’t be that much of a hardship if somebody famous read it…

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Pretty Things!

Hello! I just thought I would share with you one of my most favourite necklaces of all time…

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Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning…

Isn’t it adorable?

As a lover of Peter Pan, I just couldn’t resist buying it off Etsy – and I’m so glad I did because now I wear it at least once every single week. I think it’s gorgeous!

I visited Hobbycraft just before Christmas to buy some crafty things so that I could make my Christmas cards, and as I was looking around I saw a section where you could buy all the bits and pieces you would need to create one of these necklaces, in all different shapes, sizes and colours. I’ve just had a sudden urge to make my own and see how it turns out – I might do a Mona the Vampire one!

Here’s the link to CalamityJayneDesigns Etsy page – her stuff is amazing!

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