Monday, 29 July 2013

Rainbow Instax Mini film review

For christmas this year I received a pack of Instax Mini Rainbow film. I have been waiting for the right opportunity to use it, so when I went to Shawbrook residential dance summer school I thought it would be perfect and we could all have fun using them!
I loved the overall look of the film and it added even more fun to my Instax, the only disadvantage that I saw was that when I put them in chronological order they didn't match up. That was a real downside because I store all of my photos in my album and it looked a bit off.
I would definitely think of buying more rainbow film or at least trying some of the other fun options, but I thought it went perfectly with the event I was photographing and really completed the photos :)


In order of when taken:

In colour order:

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Washi tape crazy

Something else that arrived this week was the washi tape I ordered off Ebay. I ordered 7 rolls off Ebay, I had the three chevrons previously and my wonderful Co-blogger Sarah got me the red polka dot, orange stripe and the super adorable "Happy Birthday" tape. I am super excited to start some new projects with my new cute patterns.
So far I have shown you 2 projects which I will link below, my most recent project was covering my mothers iPad mini smart cover. I used my new purple tape and this was the result :)
The link for the iPhone charger:

The link for the instax:

New instax mini album and fun film!

Woo Hoo! My new instax mini stuff arrived this week! I bought a 2NUL mini size polaroid album in yellow, a double pack of plain film, a single( 10 shots ) of Rainbow film and a single of Rilakkuma meets honey film. So far I have only been using plain film so I am super excited to try out the adorable cartoon ones! I will post more on the Rilakkuma film once I use it.
This is my 2nd 2NUL album, I loved the first one (in blue) so much I decided to go with the same style for the 2nd one. They hold alot and look so cute and chubby when they are filled.
I will try to write more posts on Instax minis in the future!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Irish Summer Intensives

Hey Dancers!
As you probably know, Summer Intensives or "SI's" are super popular in The US, and lots of them are household names such as Joffery, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Ballet Austin. For a lot of people it's a great way to get your foot in the door and be seen by major companies and schools. In Ireland, however, it's not really done in the same way.

There are a lot of 'Summer Camps' for kids all over the country, some are great like Ballet Ireland's summer school. They travel around Ireland, going to different theatres and teaching dance. It's called 'Ballet' but it really is more about movement of dance, which is great for younger kids who just want to dance.

Then if you want something a little more challenging there is Shawbrook, a dance school in Longford. They have a large dorm area for their youth company that during the summer is used for the summer schools held there. The courses are week-long and there are different classes for different ages and levels. I have done the course for two years in a row and I would highly recommend it to everyone! The classes vary each year, the food and accommodation really are great and the organiser, Anica Louw and her husband Philip were very welcoming and they made everyone feel so at home. 

Then, if you were thinking about doing a more ballet-orientated summer school for an older age group, I would recommend The Irish Ballet Forum's Summer Intensive held in Dance House Studios in Dublin. This year they have their usual week-long Summer Intensive and they have added a three day 'Mini Intensive' for ballet level Intermediate and above the week afterwards. This year IBF's Intensive will be incorporating more jazz into the week with jazz classes more often throughout the week Denzil Bailey. I did this course for the first time last year, and I found everyone so welcoming and the studios are beautifully white with windows onto a park in Dublin City. Because this course is not residential, the organiser, June tries to find host families for students living outside of Leinster. I stayed with a host family last year and it couldn't have turned out better. They were very nice and I felt at home with them. 

This year AnnaMae and I will both be attending Shawbrook Summer School and I will be attending both Main and Mini Summer Intensives with IBF. 

What Summer Intensives are you attending this year? 

Keep on dancing,
Sarah & AnnaMae.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

Washi tape Instax Mini 7s

I have been wanting to customise my Instax mini 7 for a while now, so I looked online for accessories but then it hit me! I had bought some Washi Tape recently on my holiday to the US! Perfect for adding some fun to any item ! 
I chose a hot pink chevron and covered the cover for the battery area, the button, and the little knob at the other side.
I absolutely love it now ! :D