I love having projects on the go. My house and garden are an ongoing project; I am currently finishing the final year of my masters; my main sewing project at the moment is a blouse with a skirt that has a poodle on it to match the blouse!! (I have gone poodle mad).
But my favourite project at the minute is not requiring much work from me - just some tolerance of pain...
A little cocktail hat I made... you can't beat bows or cherries!!
Good hair days - My hair is finally a good length. I cut it very short over two years ago; my hair is so slow to grow!
My new stole. I hope I don't offend anyone with this as it is real fur. I would like to clarify that I do not advocate killing animals for fur and take animal welfare very seriously. I agonised over vintage fur for a long time; my personal view is that in the 40's (date of my stole) things were different, fur was acceptable. I can't change that. I would rather wear this piece of history than let it go to waste. I have modern fur - ALL FAKE!!
Pussy bow blouse - charity/thrift shop
Stole - Ebay
Wool skirt - jumble sale
Belt - charity/thrift shop
Shoes - primark (I do like modern shoes. I love vintage shoes but find it hard to find my size and often don't like how scruffy they are! I like things neat and coordinated; I'm a librarian!!)
Flying Ducks - I have a mid-century modern style in my living room and it would not be complete with out flying ducks! The ducks were from http://www.dotcomgiftshop.co.uk/
I am a very lucky lady as I have a dressing room. Here are my autumn/winter clothes... needs a bit of a tidy!!
I started this blog and have then been really bad at posts!! In my defence I have sadly been made redundant from a job I loved and it was a bit of a blow... but onwards and upwards!!
So on a happy note, here's that post I promised about those chickens...
September 2010 we re homed two chickens, one white, one brown. We then received a third as an engagement present!! The best present ever! Our new chook is named Greta, she is the supermodel of chickens so required a glamorous name.
We got the chickens as I wanted to be that bit more self-sufficient and I love having animals around. I totally underestimated how wonderful these birds are. They have given us hours of entertainment and each has their very own distinct personality.
Vera the little brown hen is the boss. She leads the other chickens and bosses them, and us, about! She gets the best bits of food first and she gently pecks our feet to remind us if we haven't given her a treat for a bit!
Lynn the white hen is the chilled out one. She loves to sunbathe and survey the world perched on the top of my partners bike.
Greta is a stunner. She's a lovely grey/blue fluffy hen. She gets a little bullied as she is new to the group. She's the explorer and loves to hop over the fence for an adventure!
We have a large run for the hens which is all enclosed. We keep them in there when we are not in, to keep them safe from predators. When we are home they are loose in the garden.
It has taken a little time for the dogs to get used to sharing their garden with them but we are becoming quite a happy little family now.
Chickens require very little care but give back so much... and the eggs are just wonderful!!
p.s. please ignore the date stamp - it's still wrong!!