Friday, August 29, 2014

A Walk In The Woods With The Waterfall

In mid-summer my love and I took a walk in one of my favourite places-the woods with the waterfall. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Patchwork Perfection!

Back in May I caught the end of Midsomer Quilting's Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition at Radstock Museum (which is a bit of an unexpected gem and well worth a visit!). I was blown away by the incredible skill of the various quilters, and spent a long time looking around and taking photographs. So many, in fact, that I can only show a few of my favourites in this post-I took over a hundred pictures!

I will let the photos speak for themselves, but this really was a stunningly beautiful exhibition, which I am so glad I saw. 

 Incredible tiny hexagons quilt (with my tiny hand for scale!): "Hexagonals" by Juliet Nelmes.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Stained Glass and Jewel Colours

The last week has brought a definite chill in the air and Autumn seems to be rapidly approaching. These in between days where the weather can't make up its mind can be difficult to dress for, but I'm enjoying the opportunity to wear my big cardigans and these new and very warm boots.

I thought the bronze colour of this tiny pocket watch necklace looked pretty with the rusty orange of my silk blouse. The wire wrapped ring is on long term loan from my boyfriend and was made by him. I really need to start wearing more of my own creations so I put on a ribbon rose headband I made a few months ago.

I doubled up on hair accessories and tied a multicoloured silk scarf around the end of my plait. I thought the colours went well with my outfit and the bow mirrored the one on my blouse.

A little bit of pearlescent eyeshadow in white and plum topped everything off. I've had a lot of make up free days recently so this felt like a lot of effort!

Outfit details:

♥ Ribbon rose headband-made by me ♥ Knitted circle scarf-F&F at Tesco ♥ 

Cardigan-Goerge at Asda♥ Silk blouse-Phase Eight via charity shop ♥ 

Pocket watch necklace-Kookeli on eBay ♥ 

Stained glass print skirt-Primark via charity shop ♥ Plum tights-Marks and Spencer ♥ 

Boots-Shoe Dreams on eBay ♥