rANDoM rOunD-UP 3 // featuring Pottermore and Netflix

Hello sisters, how is your week going? Today I thought I would just share some fun, random things that I’ve come across on the wonderful world-wide-web in recent weeks! Get clicking, and add your own fun finds in the comments if you fancy it!

I’m in Hufflepuff! How about you? [Image from pottermore.com]
I have a confession: I’ve never read Harry Potter! But over Christmas the films were on T.V., and it reminded me how much I like the stories and characters, and just magic in general. So long story short – instead of starting to read the books – I created a Pottermore account, where you can find your Hogwarts House, wand type, patronus and more! Of course I am also going to start reading the J.K.Rowling series, right after I finish the Terry Pratchett book I’m currently reading.

[Image from imdb.com]
We have recently found some gems on Netflix. The best was The Little Prince, a beautiful film adaptation of the French children’s book. Never mind that the story is beautiful and captivating, just watch it for the animation. There are multiple styles all mixed together to create a small masterpiece!

[Image from minimalismfilm.com]
I have also discovered that Netflix offer some brilliant documentaries. I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, featuring The Minimalists. Despite the slightly better-than-thou vibe coming from most of the minimalism followers, I was still very inspired by this film, and will definitely be continuing in my own minimalism journey.

Sticking with the theme of films, I have been going through a YouTube obsessed phase! My current favourite channels are Olivia Hayward (above) and Kalyn Nicholson for all things business and getting stuff done. Plus Jenny Mustard and Rachel Aust for minimalism, diet and fitness inspiration.

pinetree_shirin’s cute Instagram feed. [Image from instagram.com/pinetree_shirin]
I am crazy about pretty Instagram profiles: they usually feature nature, letters, type-writers, tea, cats and anything vintage, plus lots of simple flat lay photos. My favourites at the moment are pinetree_shirin (above), lisireh, liskin_doldaughter_of_the_woods and fiorere. Definitely go and check them all out!

My random ransom note!

That’s all for my little mishmash from the online world. Don’t forget to leave your recommendations from the infinite-internet-universe in the comments below! I will be back on Friday with a very special update post, see you then!


Peace and love,

Rachel x


rANDoM ROunD-UP #2: featuring self-love and craft tutorials

Welcome to the second edition of rANDoM ROunD-UP: a mishmash of all the bits and bobs I’ve come across on the wonderful world-wide web in the recent weeks. Let the browsing begin!!!

My random round-up ransom note!


Image from Roxwell Press


  • Make your own sketchbook by following the steps in this video by Pear Fleur – you could even use your marbled creations for fancy endpapers!


  • Print these cute illustrations from Rookie mag, make a collage and then upload it to their website by the 19th of December, and your collage could feature in their gallery! Awesome!!!
Image from Rookie mag


Image from Kristyna Baczynski’s Etsy shop


  • Heart and Hands’ shop seems to have a lot of press about it’s temporary tattoos to aid anxiety, but I love their incredible zines! These tiny books feature little pop outs, stickers and fun activities for self-care and positivity. The one below sold out, but there are lots of other designs!
Image from Heart and Hands’ Etsy shop


  • Speaking of positivity, check out these pastel painted rocks with brilliant words of wisdom, by Papered Thoughts. Such a cool idea!
Image from Papered Thoughts’ Etsy shop


  • Every cat should have one of these incredible colourful felted houses by Felt Field. Cute and practical!
Image from Felt Field’s Etsy shop


  • And last but not least on my list, a sweet dress making pattern from Cocowawa Crafts, called the Marshmallow Dress. It has joined the pile of many other adorable dresses I need to make!
Image from Cocowawa Crafts

Please note: these are all my own opinions and no one has asked me to advertise their websites/products in this post.

Please send me any fun randomness you’ve found online recently! Comment below, or come and find me on social media.

Tomorrow is a huge day for me: my first ever market stall!!! EEEK! It’s a free indoor event at The Southbank Club in Bristol, so if you’re about between 11am and 4pm, come and say hi! If you don’t make it, you can catch up on how it all went via my Sunday Sunray News post. See you soon sisters, have a lovely weekend!

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Random Round-up #1: zines, favourite illustrators and more!


Here is something a little bit fun and silly, but possibly useful: a mishmash of all the bits and bobs I’ve come across on the wonderful world-wide web in the recent weeks. (The illustration I promised in my previous post isn’t quite ready, so I will have to save it for next Tuesday).

Welcome to my rANDoM ROunD-UP, let the browsing begin…


Random ransom note and watercolour by me!

Stickers from yozocraft.com and zine image from rookiemag.com

  • I’ve become really interested in zines lately, and really want to create some of my own. I love the whole idea of them: the illustrations, adding collage, using a typewriter to add text, then copying it yourself and creating a whole load of them, and of course sharing them with everyone! So anyway, I enjoy reading/looking through Rookie mag’s comics category.


  • I love learning new skills, and am so pleased that workshops are so popular right now. I also love this online workshop platform where you can find loads of lessons to learn new crafty skills! I haven’t signed up yet, but I’m sure I will very soon.
Image from creativebug.com


Image from sandianerd.blogspot.co.uk


  • Viktorija Semjonova of And Smile Studio is another of my favourite illustrators, and she has a brilliant and inspiring Instagram account. So she wrote an awesome blog post following her journey from first steps as an artist, to becoming a popular illustrator, as recorded via Instagram, and even gives you some tips on how to do the same.
Image from andsmilestudio.com/blog


  • I’ve been getting super inspired, and filling by brain with loads of wholesome business/blog advice via The Blogtacular podcast this week.
Image from blogtacular.com/podcast


  • I also love Kat’s new personal vlog series, which gives great insight into a blogger/freelancer/creative’s day-to-day life.


  • Awesome DIY screen-printing how-to channel, I just love how Eva has put the videos together in a really fun and clear way, with bright and colourful visuals.


  • And finally, a crazy guy walking down the street making a song! Stick around until 3’30 to hear his lyrics/vocals too!


Well that was just a random bit of fun for a drizzly Tuesday evening! Can you tell I’ve been browsing YouTube a lot lately?! I also want to add that, obviously, these are all my own opinions and no one has asked me to advertise their websites/products in this post.

Come back soon for episode three of Playtime this Friday, and then another edition of Sunday Sunray News at the weekend. Enjoy the rest of the week, and feel free to send me any fun randomness you’ve found online recently!


Peace and love,

Rachel x