Thursday, 27 September 2012

You Wore What?

 St Michael zip up top about £7, Patchwork waistcoat about £5, boots about £15 (all ebay), 
skinny jeans 20p (jumble sale), earrings gift from Helga

Peacock bangle 50p (boot sale), metal bangles 30p each (charity shop), 
wooden bangles (high street, years ago)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

On Reflection

Looking at the history of my blog, I can see that I post very infrequently which is annoying to me as I'd love to do more with it. I know that some of you will tell me to take it easy - blogging shouldn't be an obligation or a chore, but something you do for the fun of it (unless it's work-related of course). With this in mind, I'd like to invite you, dear readers, to make some suggestions for things you'd be interested in seeing here. Keep it clean(ish)! I'd also love to know how you fit blogging into your life, especially if you have children.
It goes without saying that more pictures are required and I should definitely comment more on other people's blogs, but it's hard to come up with something other than 'great dress/shoes' type comments, nice as they are. All of you that I follow look fab anyway, damn you ;-).
I also have lots of thoughts that I could use that don't necessarily lend themselves to a full post straightaway, so now I'm keeping a notebook of ideas for future use.

In some ways, it's a scary thing to put yourself out there as the Internet can be an excuse for people to say things they'd never dream of in 'real- life'. Luckily my experience so far has only been good ( though I know some of you have had problems) and I've 'met' some lovely and interesting people through blogging that I would never have come across in real life. I've always been a bit nervous about the idea of meeting up with other bloggers as I feel like I wouldn't measure up (and if you're thinking 'just get over yourself', I would be too), but I'm just going to throw it out there and say I would love to meet up with any of you that are up for it. Though I can't offer you any gems like Vix's fabled Second to None, we could always go on a voyage of discovery together!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Ta-Dah Tuesday Treasure

A veritable smorgasboard of finds for your viewing pleasure this week, you lucky people!

 70s seersucker fabric and thread 50p, vintage threads £2, car boot.

 Love those old names, so much more interesting than boring old numbers.

 Books 10p each, jumble sale. I imagine most of the walks don't exist anymore as the book was last updated in 1950!

 Skinny jeans, 20p, jumble sale.

Curtains 30p, jumble sale. I ummed and aahed about these, but I knew I'd regret not buying them. Will use the fabric for something.
 Shoes (ripe for a makeover) and belt, 50p each. Jewellery 50p the lot, jumble sale.

Brocade curtains, apparently they came from the 'Lord Mayor's house' (don't know which - Bristol doesn't have a mayor yet), and cost the astronomical sum of £2. Again, I'll use them for the fabric.

Dress, 20p, jumble sale.

Save the best til last - this Carnegie dress was £8.95 from the local Hospice charity shop. Looks like it's never been worn as it still has it's original tags.

Linking to Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Looking Back Over My Shoulder

Firstly let me tell you I'm now 21 + 10 years old! Back when I was actually 21, this seemed a looong way off and I had no idea what I'd be like in 10 years time, though I don't think I expected to have a husband, mortgage, 2 kids by now! I wonder if anyone actually turns out the way they think they will?

A few of you asked to see some more pictures of the junior birds, so here's one at least. This was taken in the Walled Garden at Mells, which we visited for my birthday. Shortly after this, oldest son decided to see if apple juice is better worn all down your clothes than drunk.

I recieved a lovely suprise parcel from the delicious Helga last week. It was all the more lovely as she hadn't realised it was my birthday a few days before it arrived. Her witchy powers were at work again!

 Pull along Buzzy Bee toy for the small folk. Apparently Buzzy Bee is a houshold name in New Zealand and every kid has one.

 Patriotic 70s scarf and handknitted (?) gloves/mittens. I'm sure I'll need these at some point this winter!

60s washbag/purse, lovely earrings and fab craft book. Lots of reproductions of 60s/70s patterns from the NZ Woman's Weekly magazine, plus a few modern ones as well. I can dream that I might one day have time to make some of them!

Hope you've all had fab weekends x