Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Covet Tuesday: Mismo

I've seen lots of canvas rucksacks about the place - in stores and online. I think this Mismo Flap Rucksack is the best of the lot - although I really like this Grid Shopper. Hopefully the Mismo website will be fully online soon and I can window shop some more!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Make Your Own: Button Wedding Fascinator

Having looked in every shop imaginable for something a bit different to wear to a recent wedding I decided to chance making my own fascinator. Most fascinators available were expensive, black and/or feathery and so I headed straight to eBay where I found this Silver Metal Headband and Sinamay Teardrop Base. I then raided my crafts store and found this purple ribbon, assorted buttons and card toppers (the crafty possibilities are endless) and finally some soft felt to line the base. Lots of sewing later I was delighted with the results and was so comfortable that I could wear the headband for the entire day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Visiting: Chinese Ceramics at the British Museum

Having missed this whole room the last time we visited the British Museum, I was determined to get a good look around this time. This gallery is off the main thoroughfare and away from the crowded areas (we were there on a very busy Sunday morning) and the wonderful displays did not disappoint! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Covet Tuesday: Mel Boots

I came across these Mel boots in Schuh and decided to have a look at the Mel website when I got home. I really love the Mel Ankle Boot Bow Red but also the Mel Boot Grey with the rope effect bow - though I think these may be last season's design. I already own a pair of Tretorn wellies which I keep for 'good' so can I really justify buying another pair for Autumn?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Covet Thursday: Gallery Shop Bookshops

What is it about Gallery and Museum Bookshops? I end up frantically photographing every book I see - most especially in the children's section - for future reference. Here is a small sample of some books that caught my eye last weekend in Tate Britain and the British Library.

Monday, September 3, 2012

iheartcrafts Felt Flower Corsages

Long overdue additions to my iheartcrafts Etsy store - four new Felt CorsagesFragrant Melon, Star of the Sea, Sweetly Blushing, Highland Star. I really enjoyed making these and hope to start on some new felty projects soon!