Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A few pictures of blossom I took a while back in London. Now the blossom is over but everything is lush and green.

I'm so busy at the moment I don't know whether I'm coming or going. My sewing machine decided to start to break though which is simply typical. It is fixed - for now - and it feels good to be back on track. 

Don't forget to follow my blog via Bloglovin' (other blog followery things are available) if you are currently using Goggle, because something is happening and that will no longer be possible. I won't pretend to know exactly what's going on, because I don't really have a clue. However Bloglovin' is actually really good for reading your blogs and it's got a good app too. You can follow my blog here - Hello, hello, follow me and read my blog yes.

I hope everyone's having a lovely week. Guess what? I'm going to Glastonbury tomorrow and I'm so bloody excited. See you on the other side.

Photos Of People I Don't Know

Friday, 21 June 2013

I can't help myself when I see a box full of old photos or postcards in a junk shop I just have to have a rummage. Here are some that I bought in Falmouth yesterday:

I chose these photos because they have a summer holiday sort of vibe. I chose the last photo because that woman's face makes me happy. I hope it makes you happy too.

Build Me Up Buttercup

Friday, 14 June 2013

/ / Jacket - Oxfam / / Crop top and big ol' briefs - American Apparel / / Necklace - Alex Monroe / / Jeans - Topshop / / Christmas dinner badge - homemade \ \

This is a field on the way out of our village. In the evening it gets the most amazing light. I'm so happy summer seems to have arrived, we didn't have one last year, so the feeling of sun on the skin is something rather magical.

I treated myself to about five things in this floral print from American Apparel for my birthday. I know it's cliche summery to go all floral but I love it anyway. I realised looking back at these photos that it looks so silly to have these short/pant things pulled up over my trousers. I'm just terrified of having a builders bum. Oh well, I'd rather a strip of undies than a flash of butt crack.

And on that note, I'm off. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Studio Update

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A little bit of what I've been up to in the studio lately. Another special Liberty print Macaroon dress, this one's a real sweetheart.

I love packing up orders, I've always been pretty geeky about wrapping presents and it's nice to get something special in the post. I've been rummaging through old Country Living mags and pulling out all the pictures of blossom and flowers to make into thank you cards.

These half finished blue dresses are a little peek into what I'm working on too. I am trying to create a bunch of one off dresses in various sizes to add to my shop. Just picking up some fabric and sewing it into something unique always feels so satisfying - and also helps me get through my rather ridiculous collection of fabric. So anyway, hopefully a few of these lil' numbers will be up in the shop over the next few weeks.

I hope everyone's having a lovely start to the summer, it's amazing how the year is just long enough for every season to be such a wonderful surprise. These long days are my absolute fav.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.

Monday, 3 June 2013

How does your garden grow? This is the first dress I made for myself after my good intentions to make myself more clothes. It's not gone too well as this one is still unfinished and I have now got a part time job as well as sewing orders to get them out on time.

I don't mind that I don't make myself that much clothing as I get a nice amount of satisfaction knowing other people are wearing it. But still, now summer has arrived I will be making myself a swimming costume (fingers crossed).

The table in our bedroom has become a growing station. It's like a little green house in the window so it's the perfect spot to start off our plants. All these pots are nasturtiums that I'm growing to have on the tables at my sisters wedding. They've shot up since these photos and the table is now a mass of green. My windows need a good cleaning.

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