22 February 2011

Dog Blog Part 2

This pooch was hanging out in the window of a pub in Manchester. He seemed very concerned we were staring at him. Perhaps he was feeling self conscious about his choice of red neckerchief. He needn't have though, it's an obvious winner.

18 February 2011

Lean Green Sewing Machine

I made a prototype of my 'easy tube skirt' last week, it turned out OK, a bit rough round the edges but fine if you're admiring it from a distance! It needs a few simple improvements, perhaps an exposed zip at the back so it's a bit easier to get on and off (I have to wiggle in and out of it, it's pretty tight!) It took me about an hour and I used a thick stretchy jersey material, which cost £2.95 a metre. Bargain, and I have some left over. Perhaps I'll make a hair band.

17 February 2011

Colour Block Shoot

Here are some of the final edited photos of the shoot I did on Saturday. It's a shame the full story photo is so tiny but you get the idea. The colours look good together. Fruity. I've included a few close-ups so you can see the hair and make-up.

I love the pink look cos I think Sarah, the model, has a touch of Alicia Silverstone about her in that shot. If you are around my age, like me, you too will also have had a tiny crush on Cher in Clueless... aah those outfits, so 90's. Inspired.

13 February 2011

Eat yer Greens

Sarah wears: top, Bertie Creation, skirt by American Apparel, earrings by Lola Rose, bangle, Warehouse.

Yep, I'm not very good at puns.. Here's a few shots from the photo shoot last night. Went well I think- these pics on my iPhone don't do it justice. Linda (the photographer) did a great job of capturing the vibrant colours, Gayle (make-up) used an amazing Mac eye-pigment on Sarah's eyes and Tony (hair) managed to do the quickest hair changes Ive ever witnessed! The green top I made worked so well Sarah kept it to wear as a skirt.

It's a perfect Sunday morning, the fellas in bed with a cuppa, it's raining outside and I'm gonna stay in my PJ's, cosy up on the sofa and read some blogs. Or maybe look at pictures of funny dogs :)

12 February 2011

Dog Blog

Nothing cheers the cockles of my heart more than a dog wearing clothes. If I am ever feeling moody (which is pretty often) there's three things which will distract me; an amazing vintage bag (preferably a market full of them) a foreign supermarket (with jars of unusual jams and pickles) or a funny dog. If the dog happens to be wearing a bomber jacket then I will probably let out a small squeal and take a picture.

The second picture was taken on my way to work. I wanted to be that dog so bad- all cosy and warm in his dog-bag. Look at those soft loppy ears!

I'm doing a shoot for my website later today. I've been busy collecting. borrowing and buying clothes all week but hopefully the results will be good. The story is based around colour blocking and cos I couldn't find the perfect green top I am just about to attempt to make my own. The shoots starts in 4hrs and 24 minutes.. best get down the haberdashery then.

PS no swearing in this post.. I'm saving it all for the speed sewing this afternoon..

7 February 2011


I was in Urban Outfitters last week and, shock, horror, I saw this:

A COLLAR NECKLACE! As you can see from my profile picture I have already created this very simple item using pieces of lace available at any good haberdashery priced at around 50pence per collar. You just have to buy two and then sew the pieces together. It really is that easy which is why I was horrified to discover how much Urban Outfitter are charging for this, albeit very pretty, item....

£28!!! All I can say is, I hope it was a labelling error cos that's fucking appalling.

Read my post here: Detachable Collar Necklace it proves it was my idea FIRST :)

6 February 2011


Here's a quick snap as promised! I've worn them a few times this week for short walks. I am gradually wearing in the soft leather so they don't rub my feet. They look nice teamed with my new polka dot culottes but I forgot to take a picture.

Russell & Bromley shoes, £145

Sorry I've been rubbish at writing the last couple of week, Ive been spending most of my free time obsessively checking Gumtree and Rightmove searching for the perfect flat to rent. But my hunt came to an end on Wednesday (hooray!!) so no more excuses. I expect my posts will involve some interior design and homeware finds in the forthcoming weeks...