Friday Favourite Five – Redbubble Buys

Discovering Redbubble was possibly the best and worst thing that ever happened to me – I’m obsessed, and I really have to control myself otherwise I’d be so broke!

Firstly, I love the concept of Redbubble; giving artists a chance to get their work out there, without worrying about the inconvenience and costs of printing and shipping, but also giving shoppers great, unique products at a reasonable price, as well as letting us express our craziest fandoms!

The Redbubble range of products has also expanded fantastically from t-shirts to prints, bags, skirts, scarves, laptop sleeves, phone cases, I could go on.. But here are 5 of my favourite purchases! (Please excuse any creases)

1. Gaston’s Gym t-shirt

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I bought this with the sole purpose of looking cool while working out, its my favourite top to wear to the gym, and I get loads of compliments! The design is here.

2. Floating Lanterns scarf

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When Redbubble announced they were introducing scarves, I had to have one, and this is one from my favourite Redbubble artist. It’s super high quality, super floaty and its large size makes it super versatile! The design is here.

3. Dapper Dans pencil skirt

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Another of Redbubble’s newer product lines, this pencil skirt is adorable and I couldn’t resist it! The design is here.

4. I’m the Lost Princess tank top

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Another workout top, this tank embraces my love of Tangled with my love of running! The design is here.

5. Hairy Baby Day Car Centre t-shirt

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Ok, so this was my bad for choosing a white t-shirt because you can’t really see the text that reads ‘Hairy Baby Day Care Centre’, but its there, promise! I am satisfied with my top, Baymax. The design is here.

Are you guys Redbubble shoppers too?

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Disney Art Wishlist

There is so much beautiful Disney artwork out there. My collection started when I fell in love with Thomas Kinkade paintings in Epcot last summer, and I ended up bringing home a canvas box print of his Tangled piece. Since then I added to it with a Finding Nemo World of Disney print from the Disney Store, which I got for Christmas.

So today I’m sharing a few more beauties that I’d love to have in my future home!

Honey Lemon Disney Watercolor Print, Big Hero 6 Watercolor Poster, Kids Decor, Girl Room Wall Art, Not Framed, Buy 2 Get 1 Free! [No. 46-1]

After watching Big Hero Six when it came out, I immediately fell in love with Honey Lemon as she is literally me in Disney character form; I’ve never really totally identified with a single princess, but a yellow loving chemistry nerd is me to a tee.

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These Art of Aurora lithographs from the Disney Store are really sweet. Sleeping Beauty was my favourite princess as a kid, so I’ve got a total soft spot for anything Aurora.

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Another from the World of Disney collection, this Up! print would go perfectly with my Finding Nemo one.

TachaDesigns on Redbubble has the best collection of watercolour silhouettes of Disney Parks. This is the California Disneyland print, but there is also Disneyland Paris, and all of the Disney World parks, and I’d love the full set!
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Another few Thomas Kinkade designs from the Disney Dreams collection.. The full images are actually rectangular, but my box canvas print from Epcot was square, and I’d love a few more of those to go with my Tangled one.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do tomorrow, but it seems to be turning into a wishlist week, so I’ll come up with something!
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Sea Shell DIY

In keeping with this week’s Little Mermaid theme, I’ve been crafting away with sea shells.

Shells are a great craft supply; if you live near a beach, you’ve basically got a free supply right there and a lot of fancier seafood you can buy from the supermarket comes with shells now too. Cleaning them up is easy enough with hot soapy water in the sink, but you can also put them in the dishwasher too!

So here are just a few quick little DIYs to add a little under the sea to your home!

 First of all, you could spray paint them..

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Or turn them into cute hair accessories..

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Or miniature trinket boxes..

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Or fill a decorative vase..

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Or make into cute little tealights..

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And large shells would make a great jewellery dish..

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Or key dish..

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Or even a soap disc..

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DIY Tangled Inspired Lampshade

This has been a working progress for months now, only cos I can be lazy and unmotivated, but I’m so happy to have finished this..

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I’ve also really struggled to get a good photo, but it looks better in person, promise!

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It was super easy to make, all you need is a lampshade (preferably a plastic lined one), a needle, and a template/artistic talent!

I printed off the images that I wanted, and while holding them in position with sewing pins, used the needle to make holes along the outlines.

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Although its a little fiddly, you’ll get the best results working on the design from inside the shade (poking the needle through to the outside) because the lining will pucker outwards, making the light shine through better.

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With no light, it looks pretty sweet..

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And then BAM!

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Top Disney Cakes

So I think this is the first Foodie Thursday I’ve actually managed, wahey! That being said though, its a slight cheat post as last week I managed to fall up some stairs (yes, UP the stairs..) at work and now my wrist is in a temporary cast as I wait t0 find out if clumsy old me actually broke it!

And while a broken wrist makes for a poor blogger, that’s not the only part of my life is makes more difficult..

What you may not know about me is that I am fortunate enough to be blessed with an incredible day job as a cake decorator, so with a right hand out of order, I’m feeling a little blue.. So I thought I’d share my favourite Disney themed cakes with you!

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1. R2D2

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2. Alice in Wonderland

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4. Up

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5. Toy Story

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6. Tangled

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7. Olaf’s beach

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8. Mad hatter tea party cupcakes

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9. 360° Disney Dreams (full view here)

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All cakes made by yours truly, more info and pictures of my cakes can be found on http://www.facebook.com/LottiesCupcakesBournemouth

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360° of Disney Cake by Lottie’s Cupcakes

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Aladdin’s lamp, Cinderella’s pumpkin, Fairy Godmother wand and the enchanted rose from Beauty and the Beast

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Toy Story aliens and pea pods, Tinkerbell’s wand and Olaf

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Poison apple, lost runes of Atlantis and the iconic lantern scene from Tangled.

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Monsters Inc and The Lion King

 

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Ariel, Nemo, 101 Dalmatians and Lilo and Stitch

To show your love, head on over to www.facebook.com/LottiesCupcakesBournemouth and like their page 🙂