Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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
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!
♥ 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 ♥
Friday, August 22, 2014 Personal Style
The Forest Mermaid
- Blogger, artist and crafter. I like creativity, adventures, deer, cats, pygmy goats, and trying to dress like a fairytale character. I blog about all these things and sometimes more.
#CreativeKickstart is a hashtag to share what we've been making and being inspired by each month, created by my merfriend Cuttlefis...
Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, along with Spring. I like the transitional seasons.
I have wanted to go along Bristol Harbour on the steam train that operates there for years, and luckily for me, we managed to catch th...
In October I travelled to Cirencester, a town in the Cotswolds. As a very small child I lived near Cirencester, and I visited the to...
In between the stress and hard work of moving, we've managed to fit in a few small winter adventures.
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