July 2015 - Hayley's Blogger

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Introduction To Stitchin Sunday

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Introduction To Stitchin Sunday
Hi Bunnies.

I haven't wrote in my blog for a while and i wanted to write a blog post about my latest video series on Sundays called "Stitchin Sunday".

So what is Stitchin Sunday? well it's basically myself stitching and illustrating every Sunday and videos will be uploaded at 3pm (UK time).
I wanted to create videos which involved a mixture of relaxation and creativity. I feel that YouTube is so full of entertainment to watch (which is fantastic and i enjoy watching!). However, sometimes i find it quite stressful keeping up with so many videos. 

Let me know in the comments below if you feel the same! :)

So how did i come up with the idea in the first place? well i was walking around Bramcote Hills Park and i stopped to take photographs of the beautiful trees.

The idea popped into my head because i was curious to know about what creatures would be lurking amongst the greenery. 

The photograph i took reminds me of a Enchanted Forest and that's how i've come up with the first theme. I have incorporated this photograph onto all of my video thumbnails so it links the episodes together.

I want the viewer to relax and enjoy the process of when i create each illustration. My music for all of my videos i have used acoustic guitar music which i find personally relaxing.

When i was studying art and design at college i was always interested in free hand embroidery and illustrating. I am inspired by artists such as Lauren Child (who illustrates the Charlie and Lola books) because i love how she mixtures various textures/digital illustrating and also Corrina Rothwell who originally illustrated with machine embroidery but now has progressed to digital drawing. I also thought about my strengths with my creative abilities and my love of illustrating which would make my YouTube channel more unique and different.

My old sketchbooks are packed with experimentations of a combination of drawing, painting, pastel and stitch. I'm so glad that i have kept my sketchbooks because these have sparked off ideas for this video series on my channel.

Stitchin Sunday can also be used as a hashtag on twitter and various social media. I want you all to get involved with my project by suggesting different themes i could do. 

I would eventually love to share my fashion designing skills with you and combine the stitching together at some point (if this video series is successful). But at this current moment in time i am concentrating on the very first theme and enjoying the process of it. 

In total it's going to have 6 episodes including the last episode of the theme which is going to have all of my creations in one video.

I started to make a playlist which you can watch if you have missed any episodes so far.

Click HERE to view.

Bunny Hugs,



Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Getting Ready For The Summer

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Getting Ready For The Summer
Hi Bunnies!

This time of year i love to get ready for the summer by wearing light shimmery eyeshadows, neutral lip colours and having my hair in a crimped or wavy style.

I hope that you enjoyed my "Getting Ready For Summer" time lapse video. Watch it here below incase you missed it!
Here are the products which i used :-
Firstly i applied Rimmel BB Cream (in shade very light) all over my face with a circular sponge (you can buy these cheap from any drug store) to minimise my pores and to give my face SPF protection. Secondly i go over my T-Zone with L'oreal Infallible 24 hr Foundation as it gives high coverage to my unwanted spot scares and inperfections. I use separate clean circular sponges for each product to keep my skin bacteria free. The dark circles under my eyes are concealed with Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I apply this in a triangular shape underneath my eyes with the wand and blend with a sponge.
I use a Eco Tools powder brush all over my face with Rimmel Stay Matte Compressed Powder (in shade transparent) to set the foundation in place. The powder also gives me a base for my eyeshadow which will help it to last longer.

Next i use No 7 Instant Radiance Highlighter pen on the apple of my cheeks and underneath my eyebrows, i blend using my ring finger.
To add colour to my cheeks i apply Kubiss Single blusher (which i brought from a shop called "Face to Body" in Long Eaton) with my Eco Tools blusher brush. I suck my cheeks in and brush the blusher on the apples of my cheeks. My eyebrows are filled using a dark brown eyeshadow from Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow ( shade 022 Brixton Brown).

It's now time for my favourite part which is applying the eyeshadow. I'm using Revolution Eye Make Up Redemption Palette Iconic 3 because it has two beautiful light and dark tone shimmery pinks. I apply the light pink all over the base of my eyelid and a darker tone for the outer corners to make my eyes look bigger.
To finish off my make up i apply a few coats of Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara and Rimmel Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick in shade 38.

For my wavy hair i used Andrew Warton's hair wavers
What do you think to my look? :)
Let me know in the comments below.

Summer is here! Yay :)

Bunny Hugs,