Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I'm still hear!

Sorry, I disappeared for a while there, I had a deadline at collage and things coming at me from all sides, though I think I may have to get used to that as I don't think it's gonna let up until sometime in the new year!

The last project at collage was a theatrical one where we have make a hat similar to one from a picture from history, this 50's picture hat was my inspiration. It's made in brown fake straw. I may have to find a reason to wear it!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

The perfect Boot.

I have been looking for the perfect boot for a long time now and I think I may have come close to finding it, I was reading the lovely Una's blog over at Sewinswing and she showed a lovely pair of shoes by Fluevog and I thought I'd have a look at what other lovelies they do and oh my I was not disappointed. Just look, I'm not sure witch pair I want more. Alas they are not available in the uk but I shall keep wishing(and saving!).

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


I finally finished working out the crochet pattern for these snoods and they are now available in my etsy shop. It's taken me quite some time to be totally satisfied with them,I hope you like.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


Thought I'd show you my finished Halloween costume, sorry about how blurry the full length one is, I need a better camera! The second one was taken by a friend of mine on his very lovely camera. I had such a fun evening and there were some really good costumes.

Monday, 19 October 2009

pins N needles

One of the things that is keeping me busy at the moment is an expansion of the knitting group I help run at a local pub the Fox & Firkin. The pub has always been a bit alternative and has supported local bands for years and the lovely manageress decided she wanted to extend that love to the crafty among us. So as well as knitting there is going to be craft things going on and a clothes swap, with me on hand with my trusty sewing machine(Edith) to help people. It should be a fun night, we are launching on Wednesday the 28th October so if you are in the lewisham area please do pop in. The facebook group is here.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tattoo weekend.

I've been so busy lately I've hardly stopped but I did spend my weekend at the London tattoo convention, there were so may amazing artists to see and bands plating and all sorts, but I've not caught up with myself yet!

The Tobacco dock is a grate place, it has pirate ship and everything! I got so wraped up in things that I hardly took any photos though, sorry.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

I'm ready.

I wasn't ready, I was denying it but I'm ok now. I have said goodbye to summer and welcomed autumn into my hart.


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

I'm famouse!

Well in the borough of Lewisham any way!
Me and some friends run a knitting group in my local pub and were recently approached by our local council magazine for an interview and somehow I ended up on the cover! I'm no model and it was a really odd experience. The cover pic was taken in the street because the light wasn't right inside! The magazine is distributed for free round lewisham and if we'd only been in the mag and not on the cover no one would know as know as I'm not sure anyone actually reads it, but as it is all my friends have been texting me to say they got home and found me staring up at them from there door mat!

Friday, 21 August 2009

macaroons to celebrate

I have exiting news, I got onto the millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea collage yesterday so I have a busy year ahead of me but am very exited and to celebrate I treated myself to tea and some macaroons from Laduree. yum.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Tips on vintage hats.

Over on Queens of vintage this today there is a lovely article wearing vintage hats with tips from lots of lovely bloggers. Well worth taking a look.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

This weeks hats

Thought I'd show you some of the hats that I'm eyeing up this week, click the *'s to go where I found them.

I love that the feathers are made out of the same felt as the hat, I'll have to give that a try some time.

I'm not sure where this is from but they are lovely illustrations .

I do love a matching hat and handbag combo.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

hair combs.

I have made some hair combs as a cheaper alternative to my geisha hats and they are now up on etsy, please do go take a look.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

walking along the southbank

I took a lovely walk along the Southbank last week and  would highly recommend it to anyone in London as there is a amazing exhibition on at the Hayward gallery  called Walking in my mind that has spilled over on to the Southbank in the form of red and white polka dot trees. 

The dots have provided space for lots of graffiti.

The exhibition uses all the spaces at the Hayward indoors and out. I love these big shapes.

Though not as much as this group of kids did! 

Outside the National theatre are these amazing giant sofas aren't they fun.  

I took some pictures with my Holga and Diana cameras too, I'll show you those once they are developed. 

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Tag I'm it.

A big thanks as I have been given a badge to honor by the lovely Ms De Vil and tagged in her blog and so will carry it on.
Here are the rules:Copy the logo and place it in your blog. Link it back to the person who gave it to you.
Pass it on to five fellow bloggers and List 10 things about yourself. 

So ten things about me:
I studied theatre design at collage
I come from a small village in Cumbria
I have a thing for coordinating my outfits(but rarely manage it)
I love to knit
Everyone thinks my favourite colour is pink but it's actually turquoise 
I make hats
I'm left handed 
I'm not sure I could live without cheese 
I love to lose myself in art of all kinds
I used to be a bit of a tomboy and now I own handbags and shoes with heals. 

The 5 Bloggers lovely I pass it on to are: accessories

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A weekend in the country

I spent the weekend visiting my folks up in cumbria, the weather was good and it was lovely to see everyone, it's so peaceful up there and I got the chance to play with my Duaflex and take some photos through its viewfinder. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Through the Viewfinder.

I' a big fan of Through the Viewfinder photos, I like the grainy dreamlike quality. I'm hoping to do some myself soon but until then hear are some I like, all very different.


Sunday, 31 May 2009

A walk with Diana

I took my new Diana camera for a walk down Portobello Road yesterday, it was a lovely day and i love the market and colourful houses. The camera has a special back so you can take instant pics, hear are some. 

I think I will now always want a pink door. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

my stall

I've not been around because I had a stall of the things I  make at a little music event, as ever I had left lots of things to the last minute so last week was a bit crazy. It went really well though and was nice and sunny so sitting around outside was a pleasure.

Monday, 11 May 2009

May I introduce the Catford cat

Ok so I live in south east London near an area called Catford and the somewhat sad shopping centre there has this giant cat presiding over the entrance, it's not a grate photo but I love him very much!

Monday, 23 February 2009

A holiday.

I had such a lovely weekend, I felt like I was on holiday in my own city! I visited a friend who lives in east London and we had a weekend of fabulous food. We started with traditional pie and mash at G Kelly's on the Roman Road. Then after enjoying the February sun in Victoria park we had afternoon tea at The Empress of India, it was really good and the scones were so fresh and warm, it was such a treat. we may have pushed the boat out and had  champagne too so no wonder I felt like I was on holiday!

On Sunday we took a lovely walk down brick lane to Spitalfields market, I love doing this but as ever my eyes were so on stalks I forgot to take any photos!  

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Through The Viewfinder

I got this Duaflex camera through today and I'm really exited about having a go at taking photos through it. You use this camera as am extra lens for your digital camera and the results can be amazing

These are my first couple of go's just in my room, I'm exited to get out on a photo mission to take more. 

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A hat for a friend.


Although I'm spending quite a lot of my free time knitting, I did find time to make my friend a hat for her birthday. 
Before I put the flower on it looked like a big chocolate button! 

 The flower took me an age to embroider because the thread was horrible to use and the felt is so thick to sew through.

 I hope she likes it!