Friday, 11 November 2011

This is just a feeling, it's not who I am

It's been an emotional and difficult couple of weeks for me, but I'm getting through it and reminding myself that it's not who I am.... remembering some easier times, some delightful times and places and this is a collage I made as a backdrop for my computer to remind myself about what's really important. It really makes me smile.

Monday, 31 October 2011

New pics and some old from my lunchtime walks

A couple of little snaps I took a while ago (a little ode to summer), plus a couple which are undeniably...autumn. I love my lunchtime walks, and I hereby make a resolution to do many more, even as we get into winter. I will get my coat on and brave it and feel better for it. Ps. the top left was taken on quite a reflective day back at work following our most brilliant time at the yurt we stayed at in July (can't believe it's been so long). Will write more about that soon.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Colours that are making me feel perky this week

As we come in to this new phase of the year, I'm feeling jolly and perky about colour, and in particular I'm feeling inspired to bring this to my blog so that it sings with brightness. Totally inspired by Holly Becker at Decor8 & her wonderful course 'Blogging Your Way' which I am currently taking part in.

Do you like this beautiful vintage cross-stich I found at a local antique is wonderfully old and pretty in it's pinky, mustard, chalky blues and mint-y hues. I love it! Just got to find a place for it to hang in all it's glory.

Oh, and did you notice? I have finally got around to creating a new blog title picture! H x

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sewing & Glastonbury

This morning I woke up and instead of getting all worried and anxious about the day ahead, I had a moment of calm and managed to head straight to my room to set up for a morning of sewing. Sounds a bit twee but really, I am a bit twee. Twee and proud. I got myself all set up with a nice cup of coffee & glastonbury on the radio (it seems so vivid hearing it now since being there last year), chuckling to myself as I go to Adam & Joe's sillyness.

We're off to a lovely wedding later, and I've been planning on altering a pretty vintage Laura Ashley dress passed down to me from my mother-in-law to wear. Now, the way I make that sound is as if I am some sort of established dress-makery wizard, but BELIEVE me that is not the case, but for the first time ever I am getting over my fear of having a go....and having a go. How good does that feel?

So here are a few pics. It's definitely not perfect, might be a bit wonky....but I simply chopped a big section off the bottom to shorten it, hemmed it and then used the off-cut to make a ribbon-y bow tie around the waist. I think it will look really nice with a cherry red clutch bag the gorgeous Nik gave me. I hope you like it. So long for now xx

Friday, 24 June 2011

The little things are the biggest....

Got out of the office for 5 minutes to have a wonder and a wander. That seems when I'm at my most inquisitive, looking out for little quirks and wonderments. And what did I happen upon today? A tiny little green and yellow caterpillar, spread out on the shiny glossy red lip of a village post box, as if  waiting for a letter or maybe thinking of making home inside.

I didn't have a picture-taking machine with me, but I hope you can imagine my joy on discovering the little man in this oddest of places.

So, instead, here is a painting I did recently. A little outside my norm. Maybe this might be a nicer home for a little chipper caterpillar? xx