Hello internets, long time no see! I do actually have a large backlog of entries about gigs, jewellery and general goings on, but the backlog got even more backed up as time went on and I couldn’t be bothered to sort through it all. I’ll attempt to get up to speed over the next few weeks.

So, what’s new? The website design for one. I gave it a newer, more streamlined feel and also merged in my flickr feed as I felt it was stupid to upload my photo portfolio into two separate places. I also now have a real live home page, with flashy banners, scrolling photo tickers, social widgets and a little box that shows my weekly most played album from last.fm (which I hand coded myself, are you proud mum?). I still haven’t got a proper online shop back up yet, due to me battling to get Magento installed on my server and then trying to figure out how it works. But Folksy and Etsy are doing ok for the moment, and I have all my stock listed on them so nothing is missing.

Jewellery wise, there have been lots of new bits over the past few months, including a Supernatural themed Impala necklace which manages to sell out as soon as I receive a new batch. I also redesigned the TARDIS necklaces to match the canvas bags, and I’ve been pressing on with screen printing things.

(Woo, face and TARDIS)

Gigs; there have been plenty, and photography has temporarily ground to a halt as I’m not happy with how GigJunkie are operating these days. The only gigs I’ve managed to pro-shoot have been small ones or for friends. Fingers crossed I can get back into that soon.

So sit back, enjoy, and please keep checking in as the entries below should start to appear.

I met David Tennant!

That is pretty much all me and Nikki said for the whole of Sunday. It was so exciting! I wasn’t originally going to get anything signed as I was having my photoshoot, but I decided to pay for an autograph and let Nikki go up and get it as a thank you for helping me out on the stall. I got my Season three dvd cover signed and it looks great.

The rest of the convention was the usual chatting to randomers, seeing odd costumes and confusing guests with our dancing, particularly our wonderful ‘Lovecats’ dance. We didn’t make a great profit as it was fairly quiet, but David Tennant! My new doctor necklaces also went down a treat and I should be putting them up in the shop this weekend. (Remember kids, they are Paul McGann approved!)

David was absolutely lovely. I was near his 1000th photo of the day and he was still lovely and smiley.

Arthur was sweet but I think he was a bit overwhelmed at being in a hall full of fangirls, so he was quite quiet.

Despite our serious faces, Paul was in a great mood and complimented me on my doctor necklace. I had this shoot right after my David Tennant one, so it was my two favourite doctors one after the other! I was quite a lot excited.

Nik got to fight Darth Maul

The fantastic view from our table..

I have invested in a screen printing kit as my old method of stencilling canvas bags took far too long. Hopefully this means I can churn out a lot more of the TARDIS bags and actually put some on sale online for once! I’ll be working on some new designs and maybe tshirts too.

I went to see Crystal Fighters last night at the Shepherds Bush Empire, but I won’t be writing much of a review because I didn’t really feel very into it. The music was nice and the band were pleased with the packed out venue, but the crowd really annoyed me and I ended up moving right to the back where I couldn’t see anything. I ended up leaving before the end because I was just not enjoying myself. Luckily I saw them at both The Big Chill and Reading this year where I had a nice time, so it hasn’t tainted my live experience.

Plage was excellent though. I dare you not to smile when you listen to it.

In jewellery news I have booked a table at the Entertainment Media Show/Collectormania London on the 1st and 2nd of October. I wasn’t going to do it originally, but they have now announced David Tennant as a guest so I am there with bells on! I’ve booked photoshoots with the man himself, plus Arthur Darvill and Paul McGann so I’m very much looking forward to it. I may even find time to sell some jewellery! I’ve hopefully got some new designs coming soon so keep your eyes peeled for those.


It was my birthday yesterday, and I am now the grand old age of 24. We started off the evening quite respectably by having a nice meal, but that quickly devolved as we got stuck into some delicious cocktails.Then we carried the party on to the pubs and clubs and impressed everyone with our terrific Beyonce-style dance moves. Sort of! Photos are courtesy of my lovely new camera, the shiny Canon G12. I need to try not to lose this one in a student bar!

I also got some lovely acrylic jewellery gifts, including the awesome gamer-necklace from Punky Pins and a black cat ring from Tatty Devine. My friends know me so well!


Unfortunately due to a combination of location and bad weather, the market at the weekend was pretty much a bust. On the plus side, we had fun looking at all the lovely other craft stalls and eating cupcakes with edible glitter.

Here are some arty-farty photos I took of the stall:

Nikki found a balloon which kept her happy for the rest of the day

The new Gentleman Cat bag and some of the mobile phone covers I’ve been making