Saturday, 29 December 2012

these boots are made...

I have a deep passion for boots and am on an eternal quest for the right pair. The right heel, the right material, the right fit and, most definitely, the right comfort. I only want comfortable boots, that cradle your feet and make you feel you could run for a bus, go to a fancy restaurant, meet a head of state, and then climb a tree. Although in any order you wish...

But, yes, that kind of pair of boots. Multi-purpose, go-anywhere, always-look-gorgeous boots. They also have to last forever. No question.

My latest trawl through online shops have revealed these gems...could one of them be The One...?

|| 1. Boots perfect for Autumn. And watching The Hobbit.
|| 2. Felted boots perfect for re-enacting scenes from any of The Lord of the Rings films. Including The Hobbit.
|| 3. Classic and contemporary all at once, these will never date.
|| 4. Tiny attentions to detail make these even more stunning.

|| 5. Fluffy and soft. Does anyone need more?
|| 6. Grey. Zips. Ties. Oh yes.
|| 7. Tough yet caring.
|| 8. Wonderfully finished.

Do you have a favourite? I can't chose...

Sunday, 23 December 2012

pillow love

It's cold outside. The days are short and dark. I crave warmth, light, and comfort and nothing says comfort like a large, soft pillow, just right to be held as a barrier against the winter.

Here are some of my favourites, both to make and to buy.

Please leave any links to any more adorable cushions - you just can't have too many...


First posts are always a little awkward. No one knows anyone else, and nobody has a clue what to expect. If meeting in the physical world I wouldn’t refer you to my about page, or provide a list of what I like, and dislike, and what topics I’m hoping to blog about here. But this is the digital world, and so we have the freedom to be a little more forward ;-)

I like:  coffee (decaf but strong, no milk or cream), hot pain au chocolate for breakfast (occasionally. Well, I’d like it every day, but you know...calories), kites, seasons (excuses to wear different clothes and redesign your house decor!), nature (I love to squirrel watch...), gardening, bags, shoes, cake, photography,  the sea, white clouds on a blue sky, reading, dreaming...

I dislike:  Oh, this is so, negativity, custard, anchovies, panda eyes, being too cold, being too hot, selfishness, grey skies day after day...

I’m hoping to post about:  all my likes, and...

Designing  - decorating a house, a room, myself, a website

Creativity  - crafts, jewellery, clothes, cushions, art, illustration, diy

Coveting  - beautiful things, clothes, jewellery, home furnishings, furniture, art, books

Reading  - anything and everything, fiction, fact, history, politics, crafts (ahem), blogs, weakness for glossy magazines and paperback fiction (and ebooks)

Learning  - how to be a better version of me, understand the word, make web sites, make crafts, make a home

Discovering  - art, cities, countryside, seas, nature

Thrifting  - more than ever, it’s a part of modern life. Living well but living economically, reusing, recycling, upcycling, making my own things and making gifts for others. Repairing those old jeans, or making them into something else!

Want to know more? Check out my about page.

I hope you find something to read and enjoy around here. Welcome to my patch of the web!