Get on ya Bike

There's so much pop culture mythology surrounding receiving the perfect bicycle. I can remember being younger, and watching several television shows where the tiny, yet double digit child/ren covet the "perfect bike", but it's way too expensive, and then they either win it in a competition, mow all the lawns for those $$ or get it as a surprise for "being a good child or whatever". 

Although the details of these shows/plots have long since left me, I still remember the excitement of the perfect bike written into the show. After maturing into what some would call an adult, I thought I would never get to experience "new bike excitement" ever again (because as great as bikes are, "stuff" doesn't make me excited/bring fulfilment like it did when I was a wee lass) 

Long story short, my parents bought me the perfect bike for my birthday, and I was able to experience that child like wonder/excitement. Legit, I felt 10 years old again. My birthdays in July, we picked out the bike in May (complete with basket and bag rack) and I basically thought about how cool it was going to be/how fun it would be to ride/how great having a basket was going to be for 3 months. 

Like many children in these shows, the first few days after bringing the bike home I found myself wondering if I was responsible enough to handle having such a nice bike (pro tip: Totally am responsible enough).

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that with this nice weather I've basically been riding my bike as much as I can, and (finally) took photos of her. I've also named her Beatrice because 1) I'm weird and like to name inanimate objects 2) Beatrice is a great name.  

Bikes yo! So much fun!! 

Classic Minnie

shoes Guess who's finally at the stage in their assignments where they can stop panicking because the bulk of the work is finished 3 ish days before it's due. ME THAT'S WHO!  These assignments have been hanging over my head like huge dark clouds filled with cold, anger and sadness for the last month and a bit, but now that feeling has gone away. Even though they're not done yet, I feel so free!

Walking towards camera landscape

Apart from wining at assignment time management, I played gig 5/5 for this week. This gig was at the Maitland Bowling Club for a fundraiser some people were hosting. It was an interesting gig. We played 3 short (for us) sets of music. For two sets we were kind of sort of background music. In our last set, the host managed to get everyone on the dance floor which was super fun.

Holding skirt edged up

Believe it or not, this outfit is a "I've woken up late, and I have no time to get ready" outfit. We had to be at the venue at 11, which meant I had to wake up at 15 to 9 so I could get ready and leave at a leisurely pace. Instead I woke up late, and rushed to get ready. I pretty much always wear red, black and white when I'm running late because those are the 3 most prevalent colours/tones in my wardrobe.

I'm also wearing my concert makeup because I couldn't be bothered removing my makeup after the gig.

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As you can see in the photo above, I'm actually wearing a petticoat under this skirt to give it more poof. This skirt looks pretty terrible without a petticoat. It hangs a bit limp and doesn't have much shape. I made the petticoat out of the black version of the tulle I used for the skirt so that they kind of matched with a slight contrast.

Sideways walking tree

I don't really have much else to say right now. I'm pretty spent, and that feeling isn't going to leave for a few weeks (It'll take me a few weeks to recover from my fortnight of crazy) so apologies in advanced if my writing dies (not that it's very good to begin with :P)

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Minnie Mouse

wpid-pict_20150325_182754.jpg This is the last of the skirts I sewed on the weekend.

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I saw the fabric in spotlight, and I just couldn't resist. It was so cute, and I knew I had the spotted red tulle sitting in my fabric box (It had been in there forever!)

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So, unless you've been living under a rock, Netflix Australia launched this week, which is the best worst thing to happen to me in a while. It's the best because I'm a content nut, and now I'll be able to easily stream all the content I could ever want, but it's the worst because a) most of the series I'm watching aren't on there, and b) now I have a super duper easy way to procrastinate.

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The moral of this story is, don't let students on Netflix, because it will end in a multi series binge watching session...

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