Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fading Light......

Two of my favourite photographs from today.......taken as the Spring sun was fading.


Friday, 20 April 2012

Birthday fun.....

Birthday fun at Loch Lubnauig......

The two weeks of the Easter holidays literally flew by.  All four of us celebrated our birthdays during the two weeks.  For mine we headed up to Loch Lubnaig, despite the cold, with a barbeque and blankets.  Toasted marshmallows, bananas, sausages, a little walk, swinging on the tree rope and playing cards made for a perfect birthday..... 

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Top Two......Sorbetto versus Vintage

Two of my most recent additions to my non colourful wardrobe (tends to consist of black, grey, cream, denim) - a total colour fobe when it comes to clothes.

Here the Sorbetto top by Colette Patterns makes an appearance in slate grey poly cotton.  Again for this version, I inverted the pleat and finished with matching hand made bias binding on the armholes, neckline and hemline to create a lovely finished edge.  At £3.99 a metre this versatile little number cost me aprox £7.00 to make and a couple of hours from start to finish. 

And I couldn't resist this sparkly number (admittedly I have removed the shoulder pads!) that I picked up at Judys Vintage Fair last week for a mere £18.  I adore the detail on the sleeve and hemline - I think it will lend itself to be worn with skinnies and heels or would look elegant teamed with a pencil skirt and nipped in at the waist with a skinny belt.


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Spring is here.....

The past two days have been glorious......Spring is finally here!


Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Affordable Vintage Fair.....

After a hard week at work, Saturday saw me kicking back and taking a trip with my lovely friend Janet to Edinburgh to Judys Affordable Vintage Fair.  After attending one of Judys fairs in Newcastle a few years ago, I knew what to expect and made sure I had my camera at the ready as well as some cash in my pocket. 

Packed with some super stalls, we browsed through sequins, leather shorts (I kid not!), pretty jewels and vintage homewares - pausing for lunch on the way. 

I was so wanting to get my hair done by Miss Dixiebelle who was creating some seriously stunning styles!  Maybe a treat for another day.......*sighs*


Monday, 20 February 2012

Reading Material......

Heading out the door before work this morning, I took these snapshots in my living room of books as part of the 30 day photo challenge set by Elle Moss Photography ........

I can't decide which of the above books in this last picture is my favourite.....certainly My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijerk is one of my favourites and a huge inspiration but the Hummingbird Bakery book is getting a fair amount of use at the moment!

What are your favourite books?


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Vintage Butterflies......

I adore this vintage muslin cover.....a  friend was having a clear out at her Mum's house and found this that her Granny had hand crocheted with the prettiest of butterflies and thought that I might love it.  An understatement to say the least.  J'adore!!!!

She thinks it was orginally made for covering food as it is both decorative and made from the finest muslin. 

For now I have hung it at my window whilst the sun is not strong to create a pretty and whimsical look.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

February Morning Musings.......

A small selection from my living room this morning. The morning light was odd today, quite overcast......

My favourite object here is the vintage February teacup.  It was bought for me by a friend, oddly enough I have never had a cup of tea out of it as I use it for tealights.  Need to look for an April one as that my favourite month!


Monday, 13 February 2012

Small Details.....

Sometimes it's the small details that really stand out for me - sometimes its the light, sometimes an observation that I find beauty's a few taken recently.....


Monday, 6 February 2012

A Peek Into the heart of Salzburg......

On our recent trip to Austria for a friends wedding, we spent a day in Salzburg.  I particularly loved the battered doorways that told a story, giving you a glimpse into Salzburgs are some of my favourite pictures........

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sewing Projects.....Sorbetto

This versatile pattern from Colette Patterns  is wonderful!  Here I made the Sorbetto top (which is a free download able pattern) in sheer gold fabric.  I inverted the front pleat to make nice and loose, giving the option to wear floaty or nipped in at the waist with a vintage belt.

Admittedly the fabric was a  nightmare to work with, it frayed madly and due to the nature of the finish I was unable to press, but I love it!  I wish I had bought enough fabric to make one for me -  as this one was for my best friend Josey Jo - I thought it would look amazing with battered denim. 


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Collar by Colette Patterns..........

Leopard Print Satin Collar

Metallic Collar with satin ties

For ages I have been looking for a pattern for a collar.  Right now I am into wearing one main accessory, whether it be a statement necklace or a haircomb. 

I had been looking for a collar pattern for a while, so I was like a dog with two dicks when I found this collar pattern by my favourite creative ladies at Colette Patterns.  More so - you can download it for free here......

The Leopard Print collar I made for myself and have worn loads and the Metallic gold, silver and black collar I have made for a friend, hope she loves it....

Colette Patterns is a great resource and inspires me on a daily basis, keep up the great work girls!


Sunday, 1 January 2012

The Loony Dook 2012


The Loony Dook 2012 , a set on Flickr.

Every year The Loony Dook takes place at South Queensferry as part of The Edinburgh Festival.

Unfortunately we were too late in registering for a place, so we observed from the beach.....