Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My eyebrows and other first world problems

So I wrote a post all about my two year anniversary of blogging, made sure people knew I was still around and then promptly disappeared from Blog Land. 
Way to guarantee my continued online presence.

I've been thinking about blogging a lot lately, whilst not actually doing it, and I really want to get back into it. I had various reasons for stopping for a while, one of them being I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my blog. It was always, dress this, skirt that, sew some things, here are some photos. Same old same old. I wanted people to read my blog and was really just focusing on trying to make it interesting for other people.

So now I'm getting back on track, fer realz this time, and I'm going to make this blog more interesting for myself. There will be more written/less visual posts, a bit of sewing, more daily life happenings. General self-absorbed natterings.

And things I'm just thinking about lately.

1. Eyebrows

Here are my eyebrows.

Now that I'm wearing my hair in a longer fringe, my eyebrows are covered up and I haven't been maintaining them as much as usual. They're thickening up and I'm wondering what to do with them.

Part of me wants to wax them right off and draw them on every day.
Jay draws on her eyebrows and they look quite nice.

Here are some other eyebrows I like.

I also really like 1920's/1930's style brows.

2. And I'm wondering if I should change my fringe. It's gothier to have it shorter, but when it's long I can (inexpertly) curl it up, which I like.

Yes, it's Katy Perry. I want this hair.

3. Tattoos. I have some tattoos on my left forearm, and I've always vaguely planned to turn it into a sleeve.  (I am scratched from pulling sticky weed out of the garden the other day)


 There is a long blank patch of arm which I've so far considered covering with a fairy, based on a pin up girl or show girl, a dragon, some flowers on a vine/branch, or a couple of mice playing on a toadstool. I can't remember where I found all these, I saved them ages ago.

 4. CHRISTMAS. I do love Christmas. Here is my little tree. 

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I have yet to decide on a Christmas dress style/fabric this year... not sure if I will actually get around to making one, but I will try.

I will also try to catch up on other blog reading this week.

And hooray... first blog post in months :)


  1. I have almost no natural eyebrows (haven't since they vanished suddenly when I was 14.5) and draw mine on everyday. I've softened their shape in recent months a bit and like them now more than I ever have. I think your brows have a lovely, classic shape and density to them. If they were mine, I probably wouldn't change them much, but I super understand what it's like to start thinking you want to change something about yourself and then can't stop thinking about it until you do. You always look inspiringly fantastic, so I'm sure whatever you to them (and your bangs and tattoos) will look awesome.

    Tons of hugs & happy holiday season wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Eyebrows!!! Oh my god they are my obsession and the bane of my life! I love Jay's brows SO much and told her as much the other day. A couple of years ago I accidentally over plucked ONE (yes ONE!!!) eyebrow and it's never been the same ... I kicked myself daily for this stupidity whenever I choose to Screen Siren my brows. Fine with a bit of pencil, crappy when my kids and hubby look at me and guffaw ;). I wish I could afford tattooing. It's so lovely to see you back, I've missed you. xoxoxoxox

  3. Argh, seriously chookie don't touch your brows! They have a perfect arch to them and a great shape. They hardly need any powder to fill them out even! Experiment with powder or a brow pencil instead before waxing them...they will never grow back as good again. I am a brow activist!! Yes on the sleeve tattoo tho, go for it! xx

  4. Lovely to see you back. I find it hard to get back into the swing of blogging when I've had a break.

  5. I agree with the other commenters, you have naturally good eyebrows and I wouldn't do a thing with them if I were you. I've always had really sparse eyebrows and have to fill them in every day, then worry if they've worn off or I've rubbed them off, so I would love eyebrows like yours. Can relate to you rethinking your blog, I've only blogged a bit but already feel I want to take new directions with it, but don't want to tell too much of my life and thoughts all over the internet either. xx

  6. i'd be quite happy if i had your eye brows. they look great. i thought about shaving mine as well but - no. still haven't found the way to deal with them that makes me happy every day.

  7. Your brows look perfect the way they are!