I can’t believe 15 days of December have passed by without one Christmas-themed blog post on Pretty Little Finch!
Believe it or not I’ve been living my very best festive life and celebrating the season with work parties, Christmas meals and much more. Today I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the festive-themed things I’m loving this month. Normally I save these ‘favourites’ type of posts til the end of the month but seeing as everything is so seasonal I thought it might be best to share them now, ahead of the big day so there’s still plenty of time to grab yourself something from this list!
I absolutely love surprises, happy post and Pusheen (that adorable little internet kitty) so figured the Pusheen subscription would be perfect for me. It’s a quarterly box delivered Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – and usually the contents are seasonally themed. Previous boxes have included such goodies as water bottles, cute plush, stationery etc – and although the box itself is quite steep ($43.95 plus shipping) the content value is worth over $100. Bargain right?
The Fall box is my very first Pusheen subscription box and I received it early November -it’s taken me quite some time to get my act together and write about it but, today I thought I’d share my thoughts on it!
Before I begin todays post I would like to give a bit of background to it – I realise many of my readers have probably never heard of Blythe, let alone Blythecon! Very briefly, Blythe is a doll that was originally created in 1972 by toy company Kenner. Her run was short-lived as children found her big head and haunting expression to be quite off-putting. However she was re-released in 2001 by Japanese toy company Takara. Since then she has become more and more popular and collectable. Today a Blythe doll costs from around £120 pounds and up – with some customs reaching well in to the thousand pound mark. Blythecon is an annual event held around the country (and in various locations worldwide) where collectors and fans can gather to buy handmade outfits and accessories plus custom dolls, take part in competitions and workshops and meet/make friends with similar interests!
This year Blythecon was held in Cecil Sharp House, Camden and the theme for the event was Halloween.
For awhile now I’ve been toying with the idea of writing about some of my collections. Collecting is a big hobby of mine and I find a lot of joy in it – if you follow me over on Instagram you’ll probably already be quite familiar with some of the things I covet and hoard because I’m forever posting photos. But for some reason I’ve remained relatively quiet about them on my blog. I guess I didn’t think many people would be interested but as this is such a big passion of mine I thought it would be fun to write about (and photograph!) And when it’s all said and done this is my little space on the internet, I really have to stay true to myself!
So today I’m going to give you a little glimpse in to my Kitsch, Kawaii and Retro collections. I can’t show you everything as I’d be here all day! But I’ll show you some of my favourite pieces and explain why I love them so!