Thursday, 25 July 2013

See You In August!


My dear blogging friends, I'm taking some time off blogging to get some much needed cuddles from my family and catch up on my crochet :) I'll see you again in August!

Have a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Fancy A Dragonfly?


Aren't these absolutely gorgeous? And what's even better, one of them could be yours! That is, if you enter the giveaway over at 'Pretty Little Things' where the extremely talented Diana is making all sorts of things and writing about them, too. The blog is in Slovenian, I'm afraid, but the photos speak for themselves. To enter the giveaway, just leave her a comment! It's international :)

I've entered already. What are you waiting for?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things...

Goodness me, it's been a fortnight, and we haven't even been away on holiday yet! I had a translating job to finish, and even though I spent a lot of time at my computer, I didn't really find any extra time for the blogging. I did follow your updates, my dear blogging friends, and left the odd comment or two, just to let you know I was still there!

Anyway, before I actually embark on my proper blogging holiday, let me share a few of my favourite things - most of them have already been seen on the blog but not really from up close. So here you go:


- my beautiful giraffe pin - 
from one of those lovely craft shops in the capital


- colourful beads from the local supermarket 
(would you believe it)


- and another lot :)


- my absolutely gorgeous Joules tweed satchel...
love love love it!


- my equally gorgeous Cath Kidston clutch


- and last but not least, 
my favourite summer earrings
(in the shape of my favourite fruit ever!)

So, when the dog bites, 
when the bee stings, 
when I'm feeling sad... :)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Currently On My Bedside Table...

I finally finished the Ken Follett books (I wish it were a trilogy, absolutely fascinating reading!) and now I'm re-reading an old book I got as a present from some very dear friends. They used to live in the same village as the author of the book, Ms Dinah Lampitt, and I used to spend many a summer with them. The book in question was signed by the dame herself and I saw her perform several times as she was part of the village acting group.


So, basically, reading this book again is one great walk down the memory lane for me. Ah, the times of youth and folly :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Deja Vu

Some familiar sights again 
when I go out jogging in the 'hood...



I love this time of year.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Out & About In The East

Just an overload of photos from our recent day-out in the eastern part of our country. There are so many beautiful places in Slovenia we haven't visited yet!













I'm happy to say I can tick these off my list :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Yellow (Sub)Marine

Finally some (close) summer temperatures, yay! Meaning I can run around with no tights but I'm still happier with a cardi :)






Outfit details:

- sandals - Cath Kidston
- bermuda shorts - Etirel
- blue leather belt - Laura Ashley 
(from ages and ages ago)
- stripy top - Zara
- cardigan - Boden
- bracelets - Boden
- blue tit brooch - Dear Emma
- leather tote - Boden
- silk scarf - Joules

Do you have any proper summer?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Yarn Bombing Part II

Right, in my previous post I promised to tell you about my secret crochet project. Here's the thing: one of our best friends celebrated his 40th birthday last weekend. A group of friends had decided to present him with a new bike. Since there were two avid hookers (!) in the group, we decided to yarnbomb the vehicle!


I made the seat cover...


... and the handlebar covers,...


...each with a bunting flag.


The cross bar bunting was made by my good friend M.


The surprise present was exactly that -


- a lovely surprise!


How do you like the end result?