|I am pondering this as a second dress for Burgh Island, though it's a bit 'fronty'|
Friday, 28 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
|Organiser James made this fab K-1909|
I’m very excited about this. Two of my favourite events last year were the Frome Steampunk Extravaganza (my writeup) and the Vintage Nostalgia Show (my writeup), but this year both events are taking place on the same weekend, and Vintage Nostalgia won out. I was, however, a little sad at the possibility of a year without a steampunk weekender to enjoy. This looks like filling the gap nicely.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
I’ve seen a couple of bloggers comment of late on how they need to mend some of their favourite clothes and get more wear out of their wardrobes (Gemma Retro Chick and Gisela Miss Magpie spring to mind), and others who sew talk about needing to make repro that they’ll actually wear. I’ve been thinking along similar lines myself.
|Stylish accessories - are they the answer?|
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Blood Royal, Dark Side and Anno Frankenstein. I said in my review of the latter that it showed a lightness of touch not evident in the earlier novels. Time's Arrow shows a similar playfulness, while returning to the more Victorian setting of the ones before Anno Frankenstein. I really do think it's the strongest book in the series so far. I don't think Green is one of my favourite writers yet, but if he carries on writing like this he'll definitely be on my must-read list.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Carons in case they get discontinued/altered. (I’m still kicking myself for not realising Narcisse Noir was being discontinued until the EDT had sold out everywhere.) This bottle should keep me in stock with En Avion for a few years, at least.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
my Fujifilm X20, a modern camera with a retro look, but over the weekend my husband got himself the real deal: this old Zenit E. We have a few vintage cameras kicking about the house; they're inexpensive, and nice objects in themselves. Plus you learn a lot about photography from using one.
Sunday, 2 February 2014
This is also a photo from my first-ever go at selfies. It took some faffing, but I managed to get one where the lighting and focus were both okay so you can see the stitch pattern. Actually posing nicely is something that can wait for another day.
Saturday, 1 February 2014
I spoke a little about the knitwear in the most recent series of Foyle's War and people seemed to like that, so I’ve taken time to do some screenshots of The Bletchley Circle so I can do you a write-up of the knitwear in the second series.
|Beautiful, but old-fashioned for the early 50s - a sign of Lizzie's poverty?|
I haven't seen 1950s patterns where the colourwork carries onto the sleeves,
but they're usually motifs, not fair isle.