Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summertime Fireworks

In the little seaside town where I live, there is a yearly event where the Summer Illuminations are turned on by someone famous to establish the start of the summer holidays in the town.
Mablethorpe has been my hometown since I was about 5... which was a long time ago... And the illuminations were always something my family and I looked forward to. In the beginning we went out the watch the illuminations (and pretty impressive firework displays) as they weren't too far from home, but we soon realised we could enjoy it just as much in the comfort of our own garden! Various celebrities of different status' have come to Mablethorpe to turn on the lights, from Corrie stars to Gladiators! The event is always a big hit with the holiday makers and locals alike, with many waiting outside for hours near the seafront for the even to begin.

This year I have video'd the fireworks for you guys tonight. I've edited my video so that you all can see some of the best bits! (This could be very poor by the way, as I am not a professional at this sort of thing). The fireworks were not well placed above our back garden so some are just above our bathroom roof, however they're still very enjoyable.

video

I hope you like it!! Why not let me know what your hometown's do to celebrate summer?

Video is from my camera and edited by myself.

My Tailor's Dummy

When i left work on Friday, my leaving present included a menswear tailor's dummy. I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it in my final year! At university there are stands for us to use however it'll be great for me to have one to use at home too.
It's got a metal stand and a black body cover, so it's looking pretty stylish. Especially in Nathan's superman costume so far that I made him that you can see in the photo below.
This gift will allow me to adjust patterns, fit toiles and garments and to display the finished product. It will also hopefully encourage me to start more personal projects.


Image from my phone (sorry for the poor quality!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Goodbye CWI - Hello Summer


Just over 12 months ago I started my placement at Cohen and Wilks, now it is coming to an end... it'll be a sad week to leave my work friends so that I can enjoy the summer before my final year at university. I'll be tying off loose ends, packing up my stuff and saying my good-byes.

I've absolutely loved the experience CWI has given me, I have learnt so much about the industry and even more about garments! I've made some amazing friends that I'll definitely stay in contact with, who have helped me so much throughout my experience. Working at CWI has changed the way I work, so hopefully I'll be much more organised and better at using my time more effectively. I can also use my technical knowledge to fuel my designs develop my final collection! I don't think I can even put into words how much this year has and will continue to help me...

As much as I've enjoyed working, the 9-5 days aren't quite what I'm used to and I'm looking forward to being a student again! I'm looking forward to having time to visit Art Galleries, Museums and to finding inspiration every single day! I've missed being creative over the past year, and I cannot wait until I get to start my final collection!

So as I sadly say Good-bye to CWI - I am saying Hello to summer, to creativity, to inspiration and to living the life as a student one more time!


 Image is from here. Thank you!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Home Sweet Home...

Here some pictures of my little trip home. I actually forgot I had a camera most days apart from the Christening so there are only a few around then. However we had a fun-filled day out at Butlins, with gigantic deck-chairs and camper vans, as well as more relaxing days with the family and a few beer garden drinks. It was a beautiful start to the Summer.

 

Now with only two weeks to go of my placement, I can start planning my summer before I begin my final year journey!

Photos are my from camera
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