Tuesday 20 August 2013

A Fairy Apocalypse

Another mile of time without a post, I promise I have not been lapsing. I've been surrounded in fabric, pins, html code and letters, not to mention trips back and forth to Wells-next-the-Sea where my parents, sister, and four nieces and nephews have been holidaying.

Have I got little treats for you, in the first of a flurry of posts.

A new venture for Binky Roo has been Art Dolls.

I have made three different kinds of Art dolls to date, with more coming in the future.


This is a blue floral themed 9.5" Flying Fairy

This is a red and black rock themed 9.5" Flying Fairy

This is a red gingham themed 9.5" Flying Fairy
The flying fairies are beautifully sculpted by hand and take time. Each doll has it's own accessories which make them doll unique. They are accessorised with beads, all hand sewn and are made from designer fabric.This is the cheapest of my Art Dolls and look gorgeous flying in a corner of a room .


The sitting doll, priced ever so slightly higher than the Flying Fairies, are gorgeous. Sitting on three fabric flowers and 5 fabric leaves, this little fairy looks like she's sleeping or meditating, so peaceful. Although the fairy is the same scale as the flying fairy, her sitting pose stands her at 6.5" tall. Her eyes can be open or closed, and different wing patterns can be used.


Meet Griselda. This little gem is a necessary accessory to every sewing room or sewing area and not only is she a necessary accessory, she is a gorgeous accessory. I love Griselda! and even though it took about two projects before I'd dare use her, she has now helped on many of my sewing projects. This art doll is practical and unique. The pricing of art dolls has to be mentioned as this is the only project I will say, hands up, that takes a lot of time and precision.


The pin cushion art dolls are sculpted by hand and takes time. Each doll has it's own accessories which make each doll unique. Griselda, pictured, has a lovely Onyx-like pendant as a hat brooch, Onyx-like and silver plated charms for earrings, and a spider charm around her neck. She is accessorised with beads (necklace, bracelet and ring), all hand sewn. She is made from designer fabric made up as a head, torso, arms, eyes and ears. Her lips are hand painted and a bit of blusher applied. A blouse is made to fit, and he hat is also made from scratch. Her hair is hand-sewn on to her scalp and detail added to her pin cushion . She is mounted on a painted MDF base with buttons. A lot of time and energy goes into making each one unique. She stands approx 7.5" tall including the base, which is 6" x 4".

The blog is brought to you whilst being invading by the original band members of The Wiggles so my son can dance about. The worst thing about this is I can feel myself head bopping and hear myself singing along.

Thursday 18 July 2013

Happy Bees, Owly's and the Ghastlies: Dressing sweet & Sour

Sorry I haven't posted since the sponsored sew and charity auction last month. With Vincent's 2nd birthday and a visit from his grandparents it's been very busy here at Mockingbird's End.

This last week I've been buried in fabrics, swimming in fact.

It started with a birthday! A friend of mine had a little girl a week to the day after Vincent and her birthday was just an excuse for me to finally make a little girl dress. I had been accumilating patterns from here, there and everywhere, but hadn't gotten around to making one. Not my normal choice of provarication, this time it was because I had been working on two major client projects. Firstly I was working on a double CD-ROM project called Perfect Papercrafting Companions for Creative Crafting World Ltd, this then rolled into a major rebranding and web design for a publishing company, and a book jacket design for Unthank Books (in association with The Bronte Birthplace Trust) - something I do through Binky Roo's brother design company 'Green Door Designs'. 

So there I was, 48 hours to go until Amelie's birthday and I'm sitting at my sewing machine about to make my first dress...

This is the first dress styles of several

It's so difficult to price these beautiful creations as it all depends on the fabric but I try to be fair. This particular style takes me about 2 1/2 hours from the start: cutting the panels, to the end: hemming the bottom panel.


Alexander Henry 'Ghastlies' Fabric makes up this one of a kind dress

I love Alexander Henry fabrics. They are random, qwirky, and exciting. The fabric used for the bodice and the bottom tier are from his 'Ghastlies' range. I haven't found the bottom tier fabric in the UK as of yet so I have a limited supply of it. The middle tier is a plain black woven fabric and the entire dress has a top stitch detail in pink (taken from the little girl twin's dress). I love this so much I need one for myself.


'Bee Happy' Fabric in yellow and black
When I was trying to decide on the correct fabric for my friend's daughter, this was a close contender. As you can see, I was so taken by it that I still had to obtain some and make this gorgeous summery dress. For this one, the middle tier is slightly deeper than the bottom tier - on of the fun things about this dress is that it allows you to have some fun. The black really brings out the yellow in this dress and makes it look airy and light. Love it!


AdornIt - 'Nested Owl' Fabric from the coral range

TOOWIT TOOWOO! OWL! OWL! Vincent is obsessed with owls at the moment and this fabric screamed out to me. I played with several of the contrasting fabrics and this was the one I chose for Amelie. This one costs a bit more because I have to buy more of the bodice fabric to make sure that there is a whole owl for the front, but how it's worth it. I was so pleased with this dress I will be making another one for 1 - 2 yrs, with the bottom tier being the same fabric as the bodice but without the owl motif. So watch this space.

The beautiful thing about these dresses is that you can match a long, or short, sleeved top or a cardigan and wear them all year round, and to maximise the wear time, the knotted strap feature means the dress can grow with your little princess.

So hop on over to my Etsy Store and grab yourself (your little princess) a beautiful handmade, half-lined, dress. The Ghastlies dress, and the Bee Happy dress are available in 2-3 yrs now, though only one available of each, or you can pop on to the custom-made 12 month - 3 years old listing or the 4 - 8 years old listing and order one in any colour or theme you would like.


Monday 10 June 2013

Sponsored Sew for Cancer Research UK *UPDATED*

*UPDATED (June 24, 2013)

Thank you everybody who sponsored me or bid on the two lovely dolls. In total, I raised £300.77 + £53.81 in gift aid. That is a total of £354.58 for Cancer Research UK. This has been a wonderful experience and a very rewarding one. I couldn't have ever imagined raising this amount of money, so thank you all again. 

Unexpectedly, the two dolls were won by a friend of mine, one for each of her daughters, and in memory of her Father. A well deserved new home for these two pretty girls. 

What's Next?

I am currently working on adding some variety to the shop, so watch out for baby bibs, baby/toddler/children's dresses, toddler/boys shirts, and shoes. And perhaps a new bag or two. 

*UPDATED (June 13, 2013) - You can now bid for these two gorgeous girls right HERE

Small Article in the Norwich Evening News - June 17, 2013

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I have been terribly excited about the sponsored sew and having reached above my goal in sponsorship I was more motivated than ever. A big thank you to everybody who has sponsored me and supported me through this project.

Me with the dolls made in the Sponsored Sew
Donations to date (June 10, 2013)

The Donators

I know I have posted about our donators before but without them this sponsored sew would have been a lot more difficult to get together. So firstly a great bit thank you to the donators:

The Wool Felt Company - Baby pink wool blend felt
An online shop specialising in craft fabrics.
Suzie May Ltd - Fabric for the skin, ribbon for the hair and shoes, and satin and organza for the skirts
One of  UK's favourite Haberdashery supplier
Groves-Banks - Two bags of toy stuffing
UK’s leading independent distributor of haberdashery, sewing accessories and needlecrafts to the retail trade. 

Binky Roo Designs (me) - Pink Ribbon / Cancer Fabric, lace trim and flower buttons for the body of the doll and hair accessories.
Specialises in beautiful handcrafted dolls, bags, accessories and much more

The dolls were made from slightly adapted  Dolls and Daydreams Patterns. Sarah from Dolls and Daydreams designs the most beautiful dolls and plushes and is very supportive of those who use them.

The Sponsored Sew

The Sponsored Sew took place on Saturday, June 08, 2013. Rather than bore you with the step by step details I thought photos would be much more interesting.

Everything ready for the Sponsored Sew

Sewing the hair onto Dolly Irene

Making the Bow for Dolly June Rose's hair

Sewing the legs for Dolly Irene

My son peeping over the table to see what his Mummy is doing

Faces for Dolly Irene and Dolly June Rose are ready

More Sewing at the Machine

More machine sewing

Stuffing the legs

The two dolls are ready to be put together

Stuffing Dolly Irene

More stuffing of Dolly Irene

Vincent cheering his Mummy on

The finished Dolls!

The Charity Auction

The two dolls, named Irene and June Rose, will be up for auction on Ebay from Thursday, June 13. To keep informed of when the dolls are available please like my Facebook Page.

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Away with the Fairies - An Interview with Suzie Sroka

Since this blog is for arts, crafts, and pretty much anything design related, I decided to do my very first interview. So I sat and thought for a moment who would I love to interview and the answers I came up with were all impossible, most are no longer in the land of the living - Clovis Trouille, Cary Grant, Vincent Price, and Elizabeth Taylor to name just a few, and the others, well, I'm far too unimportant for them to want to talk to little old me. But I did have one woman who is just as fantastical and spiritual as the above mentioned and that's Suzie Sroka, the lovely lady who drew the wonderful images for the Crafting CD-Rom I designed for Creative Crafting World, At the Bottom of the Garden. 

Interview with Suzie Sroka

Suzie Sroka

Q. What are your favourite things to paint?

A. I love painting children and people in general, although I also love to paint the occasional dog or animal, and I really love painting whole scenes with all of the above in them!

Q. Who/what are you inspirations?

A. My childhood is mainly my inspiration. I have many memories of that time, and can remember vividly how I thought and daydreamed. I think because I spent some of my childhood in Nova Scotia in Canada, and the rest in England, I remember it so much more as it was so varied. I just remember the magic of being a trusting, believing child, open to magic. I absolutely adored reading Enid Blyton's 'The Faraway Forest' and 'The Enchanted Tree', I used to want to believe those things could really exist! I also used to love nonsense verse too.

Q. Which of the 12 featured designs is your favourite?

A. Well that is hard to answer! Can I have 3? The sunflower pixie, the sleeping fairy and the kiss, but at a push I would choose the pixie with the sunflower.........or the sleeping fairy!! I used to be indecisive, but now I am not too sure.. ha ha!

Q. How long have you been drawing and painting?

A. As long as I can remember, from the time I could pick up a pencil and scribble it has been there. Years ago I remember a teacher showing my Mum a picture I had done, it was of a ship, it was very detailed with portholes and people looking out of them, deckchairs.. everything, and the teacher said that I was excellent at drawing, but that it was a shame I had to spoil it all by painting it! I never forgot that, and still feel nervous and terribly lacking in confidence whenever I pick up a paintbrush!

Q. Do you remember your first commissioned piece?

A. Yes, I do, I was asked to draw and paint several children wearing billboards. Each bill board was from a deck of cards, it was for a card club. I enjoyed that one!

Q. Crafting CD-Roms are a completely different format to a print of book. How does it see your artwork on cards and boxes, does it have the same impact?

A. Well, it is completely different, but it is still a thrill to see my artwork on anything! I am pondering having a go at writing a children's book myself, and that would be a challenge.. I have a few ideas swimming about in my imagination right now! I also have a little Etsy shop and am working on some digi stamps for that at the moment!

Q. Do you have a studio or a specific place you draw/paint in?

A.Well I have a studio which doubles up as a dining room too when we need it, this is not ideal as I need to tidy everything away when we do! I also love the breakfast room which is just as well, as I was actually stuck in there with four dogs when I was working on the artwork for 'At the Bottom of the Garden', as we had workmen in the rest of the house at the time! Sometimes if it is a really lovely day, the garden is rather appealing too, as I can watch the butterflies dancing and the bees buzzing!

Q. Do you have any guilty pleasures or a routine that you go through before you sit to paint or draw?

A. Not really, but I do love to listen to music when I am drawing or painting, it takes me into another world and affects mood. My guilty pleasure I suppose is that I like the music to be quite loud! I enjoy a varied choice of music, it would be hard to find something which I didn't like to listen to. I also love to eat midget gems and Licorice, I have loved licorice since I was a small child!

Q. I know you have several dogs, do they let you paint in peace?

A. Most of the time .. yes! On occasions no!! Generally they are quite good, and get on well together. It was a bit difficult when I was drawing and painting for this CD-Rom as being locked in the breakfast room with 3 Jack Russells and A large Old English Sheepdog puppy is not ideal, but we all managed!

Q. Most importantly, do you believe in fairies?

A. Ha ha, well of course!!! I used to look for them when I was a child, and was tired out often in the day, as I would lie in bed with my eyes very barely open, trying to fool the fairies into thinking I was asleep, because we all know they won't appear if you are looking for them! I was convinced if I waited long enough I would catch them flying about my bedroom and tiptoeing across my bed!! Nowadays, I believe in most things that should not be there! I have never given up on that childhood magic. In fact as a child I disliked magicians, as I wanted 'real' magic only, I wasn't about to be fooled by someone pulling a rabbit out of a hat! I have a strong spiritual side, and am always open to possibilities, after all just because you can not see something, does not mean it is not there!!

One of Suzie's paintings from At the Bottom of the Garden

Monday 20 May 2013

CHARITY - Sponsored Sew - Fighting Cancer

After what I would have said was a successful Charity Auction of the Monkey Plushes for The Monkey Sanctuary / Wild Futures, I was excited at the prospect of my next Charity venture. Every year I wanted to take part in Race for Life but something always got in the way - unavailable for those dates, pregnant, baby too young - so I came up with another challenge to raise money for a Cancer Charity. Since the Monkeys did well - £59.00 - I thought I'd use my sewing talents to raise money to fight cancer.


My mother-in-law, Irene. This was my late father-in-laws favourite picture of her.

In 2000, before I met my husband, Stephen, my mother-in-law also passed away from Cancer, one of the long drawn out fights that still resulted in her being taken away from her son and husband. Again, she has always been described as a wonderful woman who was perhaps a little too giving and forgiving. She never got to see her son marry in to a very happy partnership or see his son, her grandson. Because I live away from my family I feel as though I've missed out on having a close family here in Norfolk.


Several months had passed since thinking about my Cancer Research Charity Auction and then I heard that the first dates for Race for Life had just passed and I knew it was time. The reason the Monkeys brought in £59.00 was because Wild Futures aided the promotion of the auction. However, I realised that many people raise money for Cancer Research UK and it would probably be impossible for them to aid promotion for everybody so I decided to split the fundraising into two parts: A Sponsored Sew and the Charity Auction of the two dolls made from the Sponsored Sew.

On the 8th & 9th of June I will be making two dolls made from a Dolls and Daydream Pattern. These will be made from donated materials from companies listed below.

The Wool Felt Company - Baby pink wool blend felt
An online shop specialising in craft fabrics.
Suzie May Ltd - Fabric for the skin, ribbon for the hair and shoes, and satin and organza for the skirts
One of  UK's favourite Haberdashery supplier
Groves-Banks - Two bags of toy stuffing
UK’s leading independent distributor of haberdashery, sewing accessories and needlecrafts to the retail trade. 

Binky Roo Designs (me) - Pink Ribbon / Cancer Fabric for the body of the doll.
Specialises in beautiful handcrafted dolls, bags, accessories and much more


After the Sponsored Sew I will have two beautiful dolls, approx 18", one called Irene. They will share the similar theme of pink and represent strength, courage, and the fight against cancer. The two dolls will be up for auction on Ebay starting June 10, 2013 if all goes to plan. Again, they will be sold with 100% going to Cancer Research UK.


I am using Just Giving for my Sponsored Sew. The minimum donation accepted is £2.00 GBP. That is all I'm asking for. Those who can afford more have been giving more but my ask is £2.00. So please, donate just £2.00 for this worthy cause.

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

Thank You! 

Friday 17 May 2013

Illustrated Fashion of Eurovision 2013

Since I met my husband, Stephen, we have made Eurovision a family occasion. So far, in 2013, we have had the two semi-finals, the finals hitting us with a mix of dance, power ballads and even a little bit of cheese, tomorrow night live. I decided that, for a change, I would do an illustrated commentary of the female dresses and outfits as the Euro-V fashion is almost as important as the music. This year, the men mostly played it safe with shirts, leather jackets (some a little sparkly, and one with gaffer/duct tape for visual excitement), with a little bit of traditional dress thrown in for added spice. However, it was the men from Romania and Montenagro that added some of the 'fun' into Eurovision this year. Montenagro was a trio, two men dressed as spacemen and a woman (whose outfit you can see below) and Romania cannot be described in a better way than Dracula in a dress. This is the only male outfit I have included in my illustrations.

The theme was not absolutely clear this year. The repeatative logo was a butterfly that flew each of the countries flags, these were pretty and very well done, however, I recall seeing only one butterfly on the hand of the Ukraine. In the first semi final, the competition seemed to be ruled largely by female singers in white - representing their innocence and purity obviously! The second semi final brought forth the men, and fewer women in white.

Below are the female contestants (including Cezar from Romania because I could not include all the dresses without his monstrous skirt). The contestants of the top six are not included due to not being absolutely certain of their outfits, I will illustrate their outfits after the final. Neither have I included some of the females that were included in a group. Finally, I missed out Austria because I just plain felt they didn't try hard enough with the outfit. The song, Shine, was neither brilliant or terrible.

So here we go.

The first white dress goes to Estonia
Birgit sang Et Uus Saaks Alguse for Estonia. A ballad sang sweetly, and a little Disneyesque (the first of several). Her dress completely white, representative of bedsheets. I'd like to give her a break as she is five months pregnant but I still think the dress was wrong. Had the dress have had a underbust line and allowed to flow from that point rather than from her armpits, it would have had a better reception.

Leather Feathered Birds Should be put on the Endangered Creature List
Hannah sang Straight into Love for Slovenia. Now, I've seen this song sung with either auto-tune or something because on the night I wanted to put earplugs in, in fear of blood dripping from my ears. Don't get me wrong, Hannah could sing the lower notes but those top ones, alas, she fell off key a few too many times. Her outfit consisted of a leather fitted top and leather or leather - look leggings. The first leather outfit of the semi's but certainly not the last. Unfortunately the leaf shaped leather detail made her look like a leather clad bird. Remove those and it would have been a good outfit. I'm not sure it was a good Eurovision outfit, but it wouldn't be the first time bird have featured in the Eurovision.

Peasant Girl Invades Eurovision
It is said that Emmelie de Forest's Only Teardrops is a favourite to win. Her peasant style dress in an off white, egg shell perhaps, was simple and suited her voice. The song felt to be simple and a little Celtic. It was those penny whistles. A conversation developed between Stephen and I, after a drink, as to what the song would sound like if you took out the whistle and replaced it with another instrument, such as a trumpet.

A bit Prom for Russia, where were the Russian Grannies?
Dina Garipova sang What If and my response would be What if you chose a different colour for your dress. This dress felt a bit prom dress for a 16 year old in a colour a bride would choose for her bridesmaids so they didn't show her up. Her lace shawl was pretty and suited Dina, but the pale peach/salmon dress was a bit sickly. The song was a step down from the Grannies from last years Eurovision, some may say stepping up their game as it was a serious ballad sang with conviction. Again, nothing spectacular, though she certainly belted out the last note.

Beauty and the Beast crossed with Jack and the Beanstalk
Zlata Ognevich certainly shocked us all with her entrance with a seven foot giant for her song Gravity. Sadly for the wonderful giant, it has caused a few trolls to attack him which I'm sure he was not expecting, and therefore I am announcing my support for the joyful giant. Zlata's dress was another white dress, much like a simple wedding dress that, to me, looked like it had been made for another model as it seemed a bit roomy on the bust and a bit tight on the hips. Otherwise, this dress fitted this pop ballad well. Though I wonder whether something a little more like Cyprus or San Marino would have been better.

Go in my wardrobe and you will find...
Apparently Anouk is somewhat a big star in The Netherlands, and I'm sure her song Birds is a hit over there, but like Austria, I nearly didn't include this outfit. This is the kind of attire I have in my wardrobe and leave the house in on a daily basis. She obviously thought she was too big to try. This is supposedly another favourite, for me, it reminds me of the feeding the birds song from Mary Poppins. Maybe Anouk will try harder for the finals -Nah!

Spacemen and a Borg Chick! What more could you ask for?
Who See brought us back to the 90s with Igranka. Oh was I disappointed that this didn't make it to the final. This was fun and energetic just like the outfit. Two spacemen and a borg chick in leather with translucent wings of some kind. Need I say more? After multiple pop and power ballads this was refreshing and brought the party back to the Eurovision.

The 60s have returned!
Shake those tassels, baby! Alyona Lanskaya entertained us by coming out of a giant sci-fi egg in a 60s tassel dress for her song Solayoh - a song that wouldn't feel out of place on holiday in the Spanish isles or another European sun spot. The silver dress was playful like the song.

Lava Lamp Science Fiction Convention here we come
I never envisaged a projection of galaxies and lightening ever to be projected onto a growing skirt/dress. What are they suggesting, that Aliona Moon (apt name) has a universe between her legs? What a fantastic dress - white again, though I say she can be forgiven for that since they projected a range of images on to her and let her grow at least three foot right in front of your eyes. Did the outfit fit O Mie? Not particularly, though it wasn't sang in English, so perhaps the lyrics has significance, but the feel of the song was more power ballad than sci-fi techno which is what was needed to pull off this spectacle.

Classy and Elegant - Black Floral Lace
In terms of serious dress Despina Olympiou's elegant black floral lace dress was my favourite. An Me Thimasai, however, was less impressive, something of a 90s pop ballad - have the 90s come back around as the Top 40 charts have been taken over by 90s samples, revivals, and down right pastiche? The song is elegantly sung so is fitting to the dress, it wasn't terrible.

Lesbians meet Cupcake meet Alice in Wonderland
If you hadn't laughed at any of the acts up to this point, Moje 3 had it all. If it wasn't for the presenters pointing out that the song was in fact about a boy I'd have guessed it was about a lesbian love triangle. Only does the former make sense if you see a previous performance where two of the girls are dressed up as a devil and an angel. Instead, it comes across as a lesbian trio that have fallen down the rabbit hole and landed in a cupcake wonderland. Now that's surrealism. Another pop Euro song that leads us down the wrong rabbit hole with the wrong outfits,  but at least they brought the cheese back to the Eurovision this year.

Red over red, minus one red, equals red
The return of the Facebook / Social Network girl who suddenly looks ten years older. Valentina Monetta doesn't look older or younger than her years, but from last years entry she has dyed her hair and is wearing clothing that suits a woman in her 30s. This caused me some confusion as last year she looked more like she was in her 20s. How very strange. Crisalide (Vola) was equally mature. This dress and translucent long shawl began as a deep red (perhaps burgundy) which was stripped off to reveal a more letter box red with abstract beaded detail. All a bit to mature for my liking. Classic though.

Jolly Gypsy in Red
Now this was a sight to be seen. Esma and Lozano were a male / female duet but may as well have been just Esma as she stole the show. Lozano a pleasant singer wearing a suit, taped together from the look of it, was blown straight off the stage as Esma almost glided on in a larger than life, over the top, red dress and shawl. The dress having gold floral detail. The song, like the pair, was calm and cool when Lozano sang and over the top and magnificent when Esma sang. Traditional beauty.

I don't think I'd want to marry her either
For me this felt like Kay Perry's I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold all wrapped into one and the official video backs this up. Krista Siegfrids most certainly performed one hell of a fun song with Marry Me, with fun props, and an 80s style retro white wedding dress and florescent pink accessories. Her song, catchy and querky, and fitting to her outfit. I think that Eurovision producers should have perhaps mixed up the fun a little bit more as the second semi's seem to get most of the fun. 

Super Nanny Librarian with a bulging cleavage
Moran Mazor made everyone's head turn as she stood on stage and performed Rak Bishvilo. I have no idea what it means or what it even sounded like as I was distracted by Moran's voluptuous body, bulging cleavage, and librarian look with those huge black framed glasses. I wonder what kind of books she keeps? Someone on the night tweeted that she looked like Super Nanny and that was it, there was no justification left.

Return to Space - Another white dress with Bling
The beautiful Margaret Berger delivered a compelling performance of I Feed you My Love. Dance, Techno, Sci-Fi awesomeness. The outfit screamed the same lyrics. She even moved. Most women in the tight, figure hugging dresses, didn't move but a few steps across the stage. Margaret gives us some tremendous wiggles, which I believe are the cause of the split up the front (in one of her performances the split is in the back). Hehe!

Anyone for another Wedding?
Another white wedding dress! Sophie Gelovani, one half of another Disneyesque performance, Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani, wore this elegant, dress that was beautiful, a touch Roman, and fanciful, perhaps suiting the sickeningly romantic song, Waterfall. This dress, however, just added to the feeling of being at some kind of wedding show.

And finally, without further-a-do, the only male dress of the evening, Romania.

Dracula in a growing dress of bling
The second semi finals ended in gothic theatrical heaven. Why hasn't anyone made Dracula the Musical yet? Should it occur to someone to make this I think Cezar should play Dracula. His black jacket with huge collars was blinging all over the place, and similarly to Moldova he grew and grew and grew. He was operatic, entertaining, theatrical, and perfect for closing Eurovision 2013 and I will be voting for him to win with his song It's my Life. For me it was like returning to the 90 dance scene that had been taken over by an opera singer.

So, although, slightly out of line from my usual blog posts, I hope you enjoyed this illustrated commentary of the semi final of Eurovision 2013. To close I am sharing Eurovision's video of Cezar performing It's my Life.