Well well well… What do we have here then? That’s right, it would appear to be a clean and sparkly, revamped version of glitterbat.net, how very exciting! Okay, so maybe it’s not all that exciting yet, but it will be. At least, it will be for me.
It’s been well over three years since I started using WordPress, and if I’m completely honest my blogging has been somewhat… fragmented. Up until now glitterbat.net had been my Blythe blog, with a little bit of urban vinyl and other toy related chatter thrown in for good measure. I flirted with a personal blog at /alive, and in all honesty can’t really remember what happened to it or why I stopped writing there. My Livejournal is pretty much dead now, I’ve not updated it in almost a year… and you know what? I miss blogging! So, in a bid to get back into this, I have decided to spring clean glitterbat.net, and revamp the site as my blog – after all, the little bits and pieces I have scattered all over the internet are bits and pieces of me. It feels so much better (and makes much more sense) to bring it all together in one place. :heart:
I think it would be best now to round up what’s been happening in my world. Since finishing my psychology degree I have gone full time at Rocky Horrors, and am ridiculously happy there – for the time being. My lovely colleague Kim has gone back to college, and I have taken her full time hours looking after the shop website, as well as all the day to day joys of working for Sheffield’s finest alternative retailer. I kid you not, I don’t think I could be more happy at work. The sensible part of my brain knows I can’t stay there forever, but for now being paid to fit corsets, have funny coloured hair, and be choked by Alice Cooper is a pretty sweet deal.
Dan & I have moved out of the student hovel, into a lovely flat in a converted Victorian detached house in Sheffield. It’s huge, beautiful, and cheap – and we have a cellar that’s perfect for home brewing! We share our home with the most adorable dwarf hamster, Earl Arashi von Shiverbug. He’s not the brightest hamster in the world, but I love him to pieces regardless.
I’ve been getting back into my dollies, now I have free time that is actually free time and not just time for sleeping between full time university, critical discourse analysis and working 32 hours a week. I may even be getting a new Blythe doll soon (it’s been a while, believe me!) in the form of Simply Guava! Look how beautiful she is!
She’s the one with the pink hair, and the sausage dog, just to clarify. I’m not struck on Mango at all really. A good friend of mine will be visiting Japan soon, and much to my delight will (hopefully!) be bringing a Guava home for me! ^__^
Fuelled in part by my plastic girls, and mainly due to my need to do something creative/useful with myself, I have taken up crochet. I’m still learning, but enjoying every last stitch immensely. It’s something I have been threatening to learn for a long time now, as my Mum is ridiculously good with a hook, as was her Grandma. Though my Nan can’t crochet, she used to knit loads, and has kindly given me all her old knitting needles so I can try to teach myself to knit as well. My most recent crochet success was the Blythe Bubble Dress I made, just by playing about with some Twilleys Silky cotton and a 2mm hook over a couple of evenings.
I think that’s just about covered most, if not all, of the important goings on for now. I’ll be tweaking bits and pieces on the site for a little while, so please excuse anything messy or broken for a little while!
Hey Jess! 😀
First off, thanks so much for commenting on my site … It means a lot to me, since I’ve adored your site ever since I first stumbled across it. ^__^ Can’t remember how I did, exactly, but I suppose it doesn’t really matter. xD;
BUT ANYWAY, to actually comment on your entry … OMG, I love how you revamped the site — What win! For some reason a subdomain blog on one’s own domain never works out. I haven’t the slightest clue why, but people tend to just forget about ’em after awhile … Same with LiveJournal! I do hate LiveJournal, though, so we shan’t discuss that any further. >_>;
And aww, your Blythe dolls are all so cute — I’m jealous! It makes me hobby of collecting My Little Pony/Pokémon/ Schleich/Super Mario figures seem so very boring in comparison … I’ve wanted to get into BJDs for so long, but I simply wouldn’t have the cash, not with all the other collectable-type hobbies I’ve got going on … Nor the time! I’m the type of person who has to be interested in a little bit of EVERYTHING, which gets annoying pretty damn often, since I love too many things at once. xD;
And awesome new layout/overall revamp, BTW! I’m quite delighted about it all. ^__^
I love the layout of your site 🙂 I know what you mean about sporadic blogging, I’ve been trying to blog more often since new year but I don’t have as much time as I’d like.
Love the crochet 😀
Hey- nice new site! I’ve been tempted by Guava too, but I don’t think I’m totally smitten. She’d be great for a custom though!
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