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Thursday, 16 May 2013
I'm a little obsessed with earrings this week, today a new handmade pair. I have decided I need to up my game when it comes to metals, a (late) birthday present for one of my oldest friends was the perfect opportunity to start playing with real silver. It was really easy to work with and I feel happier gifting something that I know won't tarnish. My friend loves purples so I made another one these bags in linen with lilac spots to wrap them in. I do love a good tassel earring and I think my friend did too!
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Sometimes I forget how much I love a good pair of shoes, especially a pair of lady shoes with a large dash of fabulous-ness! These beauts from Sophia Webster caught my eye, they are brilliant on all levels. My favourites are between the pink and yellow ones at the top or the sunset pair.
Images - Net-a-Porter
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Here's a nice and simple statement earring DIY today. I have been lacking a navy earring in my daily get-up (seriously) its been causing me to run late for work for weeks! This tutorial is so easy, it's four simple steps that let the beads do the talking! I can't remember what the blue stone is, I think its sandstone (?) anyway it has a lovely sparkle to it, its like someone has caught the sky and put it into a bead. I think the total cost of these was around £7 which I think is a bargain. All the steps are below.
You'll need; Sandstone or semi precious stones (approx 1.5 x 2cm), plastic beads, 4x head pins, earring stand.
Step 1. Take your head-pin and thread on your square bead. Leave about a 1.2cm length of wire at the top (trim off any excess). Taking the end between your round nose pliers curl the wire around your pliers.
Step 2. Cut the flat part off your head-pin (you can just use a length of wire, I was feeling lazy so didn't). Make a loop at one end thread your bead, like step 1. Make sure you have a length of 1.2cm, trim any excess. Make another loop.
Step 3. Slightly open one of the loops on the round beads and then thread on your square bead.
Step 4. Add your earring stand
That's it, sometimes the most simple ideas are the best. Happy making! x
Monday, 13 May 2013
Last week I had my wisdom teeth out and it was very painful, I spent the week eating bananas and generally taking on the personality of an elderly yorkshire terrier; smelly, grumpy and a little snappy. I started to go a little dolally without regular human contact, too much Kardashian watching and neurofen. My mouth has almost* healed but its funny the things you miss when you can't do them, for todays post I have made a list of my most missed from my daily routine.
Brushing my teeth
Washing my face
(Crunchy) Peanut Butter on Toast
*As I say almost healed hence the slightly odd post. Have a great week everyone!
Friday, 10 May 2013
I think Columbia Road has to be one of my favourite places in London, I know it can be a but try hard at times but there is just so much to see and do, I love it, plus there are flowers. I visited a few weeks ago with the the lovely Helena for a camera lesson. Learning to take photo's on manual is one of my aims for the year, its frustrating learning something new as I'm not the most patient of people but I saw improvements in just one lesson - getting an image in focus was a huge step.
When I downloaded my photo's I noticed two distinct themes; bright and colourful and soft and delicate. I have been having a little play with palettes pulling out the gorgeous pinks and oranges of the market itself and surrounding places to eat and then the soft grey's and mauves found in windows (I'd like to move straight into the shop below).
The variety of Columbia Road is what keeps me going back, the colours change with each visit and I always notice something new around a different corner. Change is good but sometimes looking at a favourite place with new eyes (in this case through the lens of my camera) can be just as inspiring. Have a super weekend. xx
You can get in touch with Helena here if you want a photography lesson - she is very good.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
I did the big winter/summer wardrobe switch at the weekend which made me realise that I hate all my clothes and have nothing to wear (standard really). If I had my way I'd buy all of the above. I saw these trousers in Mango last week and keep thinking about them, they are perfect for this time of year when its too hot for tights but too cold for bare legs. The yellow top and accessories are from Hobbs, I went into the Convent Garden Store a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how nice and good quality everything was (especially the shoes), I know Hobbs have been working on their image a bit but I still had visions of navy shift dresses in my head. If you like the smell of coconut (its my favourite smell) then you'll love this fancy body lotion, it smells heavenly, I know I'll break some point this month and buy it. Anything on your wish list at the mo?