Monday, 29 June 2015

Oz Comic Con

Yesterday, my friend and I had a blast at Oz Comic Con
Both of us had been to conventions before but Oz Comic Con truly impressed us with their organization. There was plenty of space, it didn't feel packed so you could move between stalls pretty easily, they had an incredible app (!!!), and lines for panels weren't crazy long!

Seriously though, that app! All of the information you wanted was at your finger tips. You didn't have to go searching through the paper guide to try to find what you were looking for. It was organized under multiple sections so you could find what you wanted quickly and easily. Also, you could organize your own schedule before the event. Friday, I went through and put in all of the panels we wanted to see and set in app alerts for when we wanted to line up. I was so impressed! It is the most informed I have felt before a con and it was all so easy! I was never expecting that when I downloaded the app. 

Aside from the fabulous app, we also thoroughly enjoyed the con. The stalls were really interesting, the panels were fun, and there were lots of things to see and get excited about. Lots of people had amazing costumes! We got to talk to some local artists about their work and buy some of their stuff. I got a Princess Bubblegum mug and Card Wars, it was great!

I went dressed as Sailor Jupiter and had a fabulous moment where after walking past the Sailor Moon signing section and being told they were about to head to lunch the lovely Linda Ballantyne, who voiced Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon S, ran over to me and gave me a hug exclaiming, "Jupiter!" and told me she didn't want me to miss out so she brought the other two voice actors that were there, Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars) and Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask), to say hello. It was very kind of her and meant a lot that she took the time to do that. 

I so recommend going it when it comes around again. It was crazy fun!

*All opinions are my own. Comic Con has not asked me to say any of this. I just really enjoyed myself and really liked the app!

Monday, 22 June 2015


So, I failed to blog yesterday. But you know what? That's ok. I ended up getting my butt into gear on a few pressing projects and I'm happy with how far I've gotten with those. I'm also really proud of myself for blogging as much as I did. 

I think this week was a really good learning curve for me. I worked out that I sometimes put too much pressure on myself to blog and it should be easy and fun. It wasn't always easy this week. I think Thursday was when I hit a bit of a wall but I worked through it and I'm happy with what I generated.

Now, I'm off to go finish packing that box so I can send it to the USA tomorrow!

Planner from Kikki K 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

City Escape

A few weekends ago, James and I went down to the Mornington Peninsula with some friends of mine. My grandparents have a house down there so we stayed over Saturday night. 

Sunday was spent exploring the surrounding area including Arthur's Seat and Main Ridge, where we went to the Pig and Whistle for lunch. It was nice having a brief escape from the city.

Dress: Deathrose Vintage (I am in love with this dress and this shop!)
Cardigan: Made by Me
Coat: Op Shop
Boots: Wittner

Friday, 19 June 2015


Since I had work all day toady, I decided to snap a few photos as I was getting ready this morning. 

These are all the pretty and practical things I like looking at and using. 
I love the contrast of my dark vanity with my light fluffy bed. 

When I wake up I get that view of the peachy curtains and my fake cherry blossoms hanging down. Next to my light are my new pink sparkly dice and I have been itching to play pathfinder since I bought them! 

The last photo is of the bike lock I got last night. I was pretty excited to see it had STARK written on it. 
I like to pretend Tony Stark made it.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Secret World of Arrietty

Last night, James and I watched The Secret World of Arrietty. It's from the ever magical Studio Ghibli and I'm amazed it's taken James and I so long to watch it. We both LOVED it. 

Spirited Away has always been a favourite of mine and when James described it as somewhere between Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro, I was sold on watching it. 

Based on The Borrowers, it was one of those lovely films where there's not really a "bad guy" but it was just so adorable and well done. I actually put down my knitting 5 mins in because there was so much to take in. 

Arrietty is just the cutest and James kept joking that she was like me all through the film. It's well worth a watch!

All screen shots taken by me. All extra info found via the Arrietty Wikipedia page