A peek into my sketch book...

Life is crazy and wonderful right now.

Since my graduation day (which was awesome by the way) I've landed myself a full time job
...I start on Thursday - EXCITING!
But I'm currently sofa surfing until my permanent house is ready.
The downside is that I had to send lots of stuff to my parents house, to be more mobile in my travels... and I stupidly put my craft boxes in the wrong pile and I am without them! =(

However... all is not lost!
I've been hugely hugely inspired since I started blogging by Natalie 
who blogs at Awkward and Beautiful about her art journalling. 
Her style is just incredible and some of her pages take your breath away.
Some people just have the most beautiful honesty.

So since I am without needle and thread and felt and glue...
I decided to dust of the old pencil tin, be inspired, and have a doodle.

I love the concept I've come across time and time again lately of just filling a sketchbook with doodles and scribbles and ideas, whether they look any good or not.
I am one of those horrible perfectionist types who doesn't want anything seen until it's just right.
So I challenged myself to just draw, whether it looked good or not.

So here's a sample of what's been pouring outa my pen... 
without fixing up or perfecting or grabbing my eraser once.

These two were both pencil and then ink and sharpie. 
Sharpie may just be my new favourite drawing tool.

Good old fashioned pencil and paper.

(A word of warning... don't rush off to the Folksy address listed. There's nothing in there yet...
I stupidly sent everything I'd made to my parents house too... D'oh)
Check them out...

Do you like them?

I've also been working on some mini paintings inspired by some of my favourite songs.
I just hope I have time for all this once I start my job...


A little taster of what I've been making...

So I've spent the last few days at my parents house, which has been awesome and relaxing and a GREAT excuse for my mum and I to craft shop together.

Having just finished University, 
(for those of you who should like to know... I got a FIRST!!)
I thought I'd spend some decent time getting ready to open up my Folksy shop soon, 
so I've been working on some new little creations...

A delicate daisy and lace headband 

Blue and pink daisy headband

purple flower headband 

Which one do you like best?

I've also got a full range of brooches ready that I'll show you soon...

And keep your eyes peeled for the first Nikki Joy giveaway to celebrate the opening of Nikki Joy Folksy.

Have a lovely weekend x