12 August 2010

re-made and re-vamped


I dont often take photos of myself i promise you haha i wanted to show off, my new dress, it has a feew flour marks on it due to a massive cooking spree, i made Calzone, chicken and potatoe thing and surprise cake, the surprise was that it had courgette and lavender in it, went down a storm witht the family.
Its a new project i have on the go atm, my recipe book, its basically all about cooking the old fashion way, making use of everything, a little bit like the dress i am wearing in the above phorographs i have had the black dress about 3years and it had an awful black bow on the front i shopped that off and hand sewed some vintage lace i have had since i was about 10, i have meters and meters of it, and only ever find uses for it every decade ha! I love the fact that i can actually sew, my granma taught me when i was really little how to sew and knit i think its really fantastic, I watched a show on channel four about amish teenagers and they sew all their clothes by hand, im not saying anything about their religion by the way i just think it trully fantastic when someone can create a totally new outfit without having to go to primark or topshop. I just think its a really great life skill to have imagine being able to pass it on to your children and your granchildren awww...theres me getting all old ha! I wondered how many of you had singed upto the no buying any new clothes thing or wardrobe re-fashion?  I do think its a really fantastic idea and the only new clothes i have bought in the last 6 weeks is a blouse and a pencil skirt for my job interview at harrods haha. I actually feel really free, that i dont 'follow' trends, and i think my art and illustration is also going more that way aswell, drawing vintage women in clotes inspired by my granma and the 40's.

Im in love with the colour purple and lace at the moment its really inspiring me with my illustration and necklaces that i have been creating. Vintage inspired aswell
After me and mum visited covent garden antique stalls i decided that i would create some bespoke fastion pieces they will be avaliable on my etsy tomorrow. The top and the bottom ar from finds i found at covent garden the top is a neck is made from tiny little patterned blue beads i believe the beads are from the 1920's and the bottom necklace is quarts and a cut shell with gold edging! The tea cup is from my winter collection of Ellabear and joseph.


Yesterday i talked about writing my Recipe book, i recently made some french macaroons which i was really proud of but silly me never photographed them so this is a we illustration i have done for my book, forgive the typography a wee bit lame im still working on it lemme know what you think. I really love the fact that i am not entierly sure if i like the taste of macaroons i had a birthday cake once bought for me from harrods that was covered entierly in green macarrons that my mum and dad bought and since then i have been in love with them expect more illustrations.

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7 comments

  1. Oh my! What a lovely collar on that dress!

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  2. I adore your dress. I'd love to be able to sew and have always wanted to learn but I never had a mum or grandma who could show me and I could never find a class in my area (believe it or not). I'd love to learn how to use a machine - it would be so useful to at least be able to alter clothes, if not make something entirely new!

    At the start of this year I had roughly 4-5 months of not buying ANY clothes and you hit the nail on the head - it made me feel completely 'free'. I must get back to that. Thanks for the reminder :)

    xx

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  3. the dress is so lovely! It looks great on you :)

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  4. aww thanks guys :) go fro it sofia join the free club :) xx

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  5. the collar is so, so beautiful! i wish i could sew, i really do. your photographs are lovely, as are your paintings. your watercolour writing is very pretty too. xxx

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  6. i love the dress, and even more i love your hair, its such a nice colour.
    i love fench macaroons and wandering around convent garden x

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  7. that collar is gorge!
    mmm french macaroons, your illustration is so pretty, really digging your blog :):):)
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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