Saturday, 21 January 2017

Film Friday - Casse- Croute - A short nature animation

This week's film is a fun but also beautiful animation by directing duo Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet called Casse-croûte which they describe as A little journey through a forest full of creatures looking for a snack.

Casse-croûte from Burcu & Geoffrey on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoy this film and thanks for reading my blog!

The Dorothy Days Xx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Short Film Friday - Gabriel - An inspirational short film about athlete Gabriel Neris

Hooray for Friday! Hope you all had a fantastic week and that you are looking forward to the weekend.

For this week's Film Friday I wanted to share with you all a film called Gabriel which is a short film about 16-year-old Gabriel Neris, a determined para-athelete, on his way to competing at Tokyo 2020. He was made famous after he completed a 100m race, even though his prosthesis had fallen off.

GABRIEL from Pudim on Vimeo.
Gabriel Neris is a 16 years old para-athlete who's not afraid of pursuing his dreams.

He got famous after losing his prothesis in the middle of a 100m competition in São Paulo, Brazil.
Even under a lot of pain, he made a way to reach the finish line.

This film dives inside Gabriel's life and background, leading us through his fellings and motivations.

Directors: Douglas Bernardt and Squarehead
Director of Photography: Lucas D. Oliveira

Produced by Stink São Paulo
Hope that you enjoy the film, it is beautiful shot and produced and is also a really inspirational story.

Have a great weekend 

The Dorothy Days Xx

P.S - For last week's Film Friday post please click HERE

Friday, 6 January 2017

Film Friday - Power Hungry

Happy Friday everyone!

I am trying to blog more regularly in 2017 and one of my favourite features on my blog last year was my Film Friday feature where I shared interesting films that I found that week. I had a lot of fun watching all these short films and sharing them with you all so it was a feature that I was really keen to continue in 2017. I find that watching the films is a fun way to take 5 minutes out of my day to do something different and take a bit of a break from the work I am doing and I hope that you will also find the same. I have some really great short films to share with you all over the coming weeks!

For my first Film Friday of the year I am sharing Power Hungry by Benjy Brooke. Benjy is a director, animator and illustrator, currently working out of Ithaca, NY. 

Power Hungry from Benjy Brooke on Vimeo.

Thanks for watching!

The Dorothy Days X

Thursday, 5 January 2017

For all of you wedding planning in 2017....!

Something that really made me smile over Christmas was that the amount of searches in my shop for wedding items dramatically went up which means that lots of you got engaged over the Christmas break! How exciting. Congratulations!

We had an engagement over the Christmas break in our family too and the bride-to-be has already been using Pinterest as a way to start planning her big day. 

Over the last few years my Wedding Pinterest board has grown and become quite popular. It is my absolute favourite board on my Pinterest account so today I thought I would share it with you all and hope that if you got engaged over Christmas or that you are planning a wedding this year, that it might prove useful! I try to keep it regularly updated so new pins are being added all the time.

The Dorothy Days X

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year! - Quote for the Year for 2017

Hey everyone,

Happy 2017!! Been seeing lots of bloggers that I follow post up on Twitter recently sharing their really lovely year review posts or posts on New Year's resolutions but seems as my resolution is to blog more regularly and it is 9pm at night as I write this I thought I would do something easier different and frantically write save my resolution/ year review post for later in the month.

Monday normally is my motivation Monday/ inspiration post so today I thought I would share with you all what I feel should be my quote of the year for 2017.....

*drum roll*

Here's to a wonderful 2017!

The Dorothy Days Xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Gifts for Him from Dorset Team Christmas Fair Stallholders

Hi everyone,

Very excited that it is less that 2 weeks to go until the Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2016 and also just over 1 month until Christmas!

I always find my boyfriend really difficult to buy presents for. He loves films and music but if there is something he wants to listen to or watch he will normally buy it as quickly as he can when it is released. He is quite difficult to buy clothes for, doesn't like stereotypically 'man stuff' etc so aside from buying him gin or packs of socks (!!) I struggle for inspiration with products on the high street so normally try instead to get him something really different from Etsy.

I have managed to buy some really lovely and unique gifts from there including a handmade leather bag last Christmas and an architecture drawing for his birthday.

I am putting together this Gifts for Him gift guide to give inspiration for anyone else who struggles to know what to buy for the man in their life! All of the following sellers have online shops which I will link but if you are local to Dorset, you can also come along on the 3rd December to browse their stalls at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair.

1) Map print cushion

I love this map print cushion by Bahru Boutique. Perfect for those of you who have wanderlust!

2) Embroidered hoop art

A modern twist on a vintage sampler. This embroidery hoop is a great way to easily add interest to a room. Find it HERE in Studio Pickles.

3) Art Print

Limited edition Giclée print of 'The Needles', created by Maxine Walter.

4) Notebook

For notes, doodles, ideas, drawings and more...! Notepad by Gemma Bullen Designs 

5) Bike Card

For guys who love cycling...(or just cool cards!). This fixy bike card is by Dorset artist Sarah Lovell 

Thanks for reading and hope to see some of you at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair this year!