Monday, 19 April 2010

put a little bow on it

I found this little cutie pie in The Sentry Box whilst snooping about Glasgow's West End the other week (see some lovely photos of the shop here). I said: "you'll go perfect in my kitchen". She was a steal for mearly 99p and with a little recycled ribbon from my ever growing ribbon box I have a brand new "must bake" reminder on my wall. As if I needed the encouragement.

I am a greedy hoarder of trimmings and things and I'm always a little reluctant to use them up. Surely the purpose of having a stash it being able to dip into it? But no, I just like knowing it's there. Not that my ribbons are all that special - I mostly snip the hanger ties out of my tops! But every so often I tug a bit out and be-ribbon something or other. Here was a bag of Parkhead Humbugs: 

So what is in my cake tin, I here you ask? This bready Breakfast Banana Loaf from BBC Good Food. Without the glaze, it's a good not too sweet one using wholemeal flour making it rather, well - wholesome. I especially like the inclusion of the word "breakfast" it adds a certain justification to having it at any old time of the day (or night). My only issue was with the tin size (when is a pound not 450g?) so have a couple of fairy cake cases ready for the extra mix, I say. Which reminds me...


Thursday, 15 April 2010

free-flowing frills

1. Desert Button Up from Red Lips Vintage 2. Gingham and Ruffles from mustardseedvintage 3. Dale Evans Red Gingham from VixVintage 4. Ruffled Blouse from MariesVintage 5. Pink Button Up from tobedetermined 6. Prismatique Rainbow from slubird 7. Embroidered Mexican Blouse also from mustardseedvintage 8. Alice Blouse in Silk from ForetLA 9. Little House Blouse by faithfullvintage

It's that time of year when the weather has got just about warm enough for me to start thinking about casting-off my simmet and consider something more (dare I say it...) - summery. I've been looking to Etsy for inspiration. Ok, some of these aren't high-summery but anything where I can ditch the cardi and free up those frills speaks of summer to me. 

My wardrobe has been seriously lacking in refreshment of late although I have high hopes of fashioning some new stuff myself. Not sure I'll even manage Me-Made-May Lite but if I actually manage to make and finish this top it will be a distinct improvement. Stay tuned.