Saturday, 30 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Tweedy Stuff

A brand new phone cosy for me!


I carefully use every tiny little scrap of Harris Tweed I got from my dear blogging friend Alison a while ago. I'm quite religious about it, actually, very reluctant to discard of the tiniest thread! I cannot begin to imagine what it must feel like to have yards and yards of this material at one's disposal. Heaven!


I lined the cosy with my other favourite fabric, Liberty Tana Lawn. Same feeling here ...Precious, precious, precious!



A little crochet flower completes the look 
- and makes my day, every day :)


My tweedy bliss ... 
I couldn't resist taking a pic!

Thank you sooo much once again, Alison :)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Recycling


I made a sweet pair of wrist warmers from my husband's old jumper the other day. I added some crochet flowers with spare Boden buttons and I'm absolutely thrilled with the result. Oh, the small pleasures of our lives ... 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

For The Love Of Colours

This outfit - worn last Sunday - includes my all-time favourite colours: bright green, pink / burgundy and grey, plus a touch of yellow.


Add an old hat and my favourite shoe style - brogues ...



... perhaps a tweedy item or two ...



... Mum's gorgeous vintage jade necklace ...



... and you're in for one lovely Sunday :)



Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - home closet
- coat - Boden
- hat - Benetton (from my university years!)
- scarf - local boutique
- skirt - Boden
- jacket - InWear
- top - Boden
- jade necklace - my Mum's
- angel brooch!



Friday, 22 November 2013

Music All Around Us

We're celebrating the feast of St Cecilia today.


Photo: source

The patron saint of music :)

Music is an important part of our familiy's life ...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Music In The Family

My girl's first piano performance today. 

Photo: source


She did great.
So did my boy, an accomplished pianist :)
I'm one proud mama.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Brogues In Action, Plus More Printed Trousers

Another version of my uniform. 
Slightly more stylish than a tracksuit (I hope) 
yet just as comfortable.


Meet another pair of my printed trousers:


Quite chic, don't you think ? :)


And finally, the most divine pair of shoes in action:


My feet are happy 
(and my heart is jumping for joy!).



Outfit details:

- brogues - Joules
- trousers - local shop
- leather belt - H&M
- polo top - Joules
- cardigan - Boden
- corsage - Lucy Levenson
- coat - Boden
- scarf - hand-crafted; from a lovely shop in the capital, purchased years ago
- leather bag - borrowed from BFF

Happy, happy, happy!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Of Foxes And Hares

I've been singing my praise to Boden lately but I'm equally (if not more) impressed with another British brand, Joules. I mean, the details on this jacket? Perfection personified.











And I won't even start with the brogues. 
Hand-crafted in Britain.
 Need I say more?


I'm saying it again ... perfection :)

Monday, 18 November 2013

Tweedie

Tweed is definitely my favourite fabric,
it's so utterly and completely British!


It helps if it's actually spun in Britain as well, of course, 
as is the case with this lovely tweedie skirt 
from Boden (who else?)


I wore this to church yesterday,  
I felt like a proper British landlady :)


With clothes like these,
I'm perfectly fine 
with winter weather.
Just skip the snow if you will!


Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - home closet
- tweed skirt - Boden
- rollneck - Boden
- tweed jacket  - InWear (not Boden, would you believe it?)
- scarf - ancient, can't remember
- hat - Boden (surprise, surprise ...)

Oh Boden, how I love thee!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Lindsay, My Name Is Lindsay

If I were Scottish, of course, 
wearing my clan's tartan :) 


Most unfortunately, I'm not Scottish.
But that doesn't stop me from wearing tartan ...


Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - home closet :)
- skirt - made by my Mum's seamstress
- skinny belt - H&M
- top - Boden
- jacket - Boden

My name isn't Boden, either :)

Who would have thought?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Prettiness

Even if I say so myself ... 
Isn't my new purse pretty, though? 
I'm quite proud of it, actually. 


It's the first time I used a different type of yarn, slightly thinner, and I loved it.


More to come, I hope ...


Watch this space :)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Spring In November

I made a dress for my girl, yay! It's a pretty little number, ideal for the upcoming warm months ... :)


Seriously, I have been making this dress for aaages and it so happens that I've managed to finish it in November ... so what?



It doesn't really bother my little girl ... She throws on a pair of tights, a pair ob boots, a warm jacket and heads to school ...


Like mother, like daughter :)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Autumnal

I love these colours! 


They're saying: autumn is the loveliest season!



Isn't it just?



Outfit details:

- heeled brogues - Boden
- tights - home closet :)
- skirt - Joules
- skinny belt - H&M
- rollneck - Topshop
- wooden disk necklace - M&S
- bike necklace - Etsy
- jacket - Boden
- hat - Boden
- leather bag - borrowed from BFF

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Copycat (Bird)

This robin! I'm so anxious for the little package to arrive that I had to make a brother for the tweedie bird :)


I totally copied Alison's design, I'm afraid - I had a tiny little Harris Tweed swatch that Alison herself sent me some time ago. I used felt for the belly, though, as I didn't have any red Harris Tweed. 

I made a sweet little brooch, and Alison's robin might end up on my keys :)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Christmas Is Coming

So many pretty things! 

This sweet little Harris Tweed robin 
was another love -  
handmade by my dear blogging friend Alison
how clever is she?


 Photo: source
 
It had to, just had to be mine! 
With a bit of luck, 
it's already winging its way 
to its new home - to me :)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Casual Uniform

If this was my 'Sunday best' uniform


then today's outfit could be 
considered my casual uniform. 


Outfit details:

- shoes - shoe shop in the capital
- trousers - local shop
- leather belt - H&M
- top - Boden
- jacket - Joules
- scarf - Joules
- corsage - Lucy Levenson
- sparrow brooch - Dear Emma
- wooden beads - shop in the capital, ages ago 
- angel earrings!
- leather bag - borrowed from BFF



I quite like uniforms, actually.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Uniform

Every season I tend to (unintentionally) pick certain clothes & accessories which I wear more often than others.


Apparently, this autumn we're talking about 
my navy blue fedora,


navy blue jacket with oversized floral buttons


and heeled brogues.


Outfit details:

- brogues - Boden
- tights - local boutique
- dress - Joules
- bow leather belt - VB (local brand)
- jacket - Boden
- silk scarf - Joules
- fedora - Boden

I believe Johnny & Tom 
could hire me for their ads, 
don't you think?