Thursday, 25 August 2011

Mirror Cosy

I have a little craft to share with you. I went to France well over a year ago and visited Monet's garden at Giverney (where the water lily pond and the green bridges are). There I bought this lovely little mirror...

However I had nothing to keep it from getting scratched inside my bag. For a long while it travelled in my bag wrapped in the paper bag it came in. Unfolding a worn paper bag was not the most ladylike way to reveal my pretty mirror to everyone on the bus. Didn't really do it justice.

I finally got around to making a cute little cosy out of an odd sock. The sewing's a little wonky and it's clear the sock is worn but I think that's kind of endearing. It was quick to make and cost me nothing.

Linking to...

The Shabby Nest

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Dear Friends,

Sorry it's been over a week since my last post. I've been quite tired of late, but there are many things that I wish too blog about and I will have new posts shortly!

This evening I have had my hair cut. For a little while now I have found 60's fashion really interesting. I had a fringe quite a while ago and let it grow out, I can never decide whether or not to have a fringe put back in my hair or not in such circumstances - does anyone else have this dilemma? Perhaps you're not all as indecisive as me! Anyway, this time I went with the fringe, perhaps I will be brave enough to post it, perhaps not, but I will leave you with some of my inspiration from these 60s beauties....

Monday, 1 August 2011

Pretty is the Pest

On Friday evening I was on a train for little under 3 hours on my way to Liverpool to see my boyfriend.

I often make this journey. Things often get loud and/or busy at Sheffield and the train waits for a while in the station. Stockport is where I first start to feel I am really in the north of the country, Manchester inspires me, Warrington reminds me of childhood trips to the pictures, and at Liverpool South Parkway I'm excited that my boyfriend is only one stop away.

This time I noticed something new.
As a gazed out of the window I noticed vibrant purple flowers along the sides of the track and the surrounding banks. They crop up again and again.

After studying them I thought they looked a lot like nettles.
Nettles? Those things that look so unpleasant in your garden? Those things that left you crying in feilds as a child whilst your mum searched for a dockleaf? When left to thier own devices, to grow as they please along the trainlines, can they become something beautiful?

I have done a little google search and found the pictures that you see on this post (various sources), which are of Purple Loosestrife's (or Lythrum Salicaria), which look just like those roadside beauties.

And for you craft lovers, here is another lovely flower that I came across today, at Kiki Creates.

Love Katie xx

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