See those bookends in the shape of white bunnies! And I'm always drawn to fabric purses and bunting. These were a very reasonable £10 for the purse and £22 for 1.5m of handmade bunting,it looks sewn to perfection too.
Love n wishes kat x
Ps thank you for all the wonderful comments on my previous post, I'm going to reply to those soon either here or at IG
Jen (mayfith) likes to make things from vintage ephemera, as do i. she sweetly asked to send me some of her crafts, and these little goodies arrived in the post for me.
they are full of charm and whimsy arent they lovely, i am going to gift the alice brooch to someone who mentioned the book to me just lately (smile) i will also share what i send jen in return when i have been able to put that together for her in a bit of time.
My lovely friend, Helen, sent me one of her plates with a deer she handpainted upon it. Isnt it beautiful!
it brought so much sunshine into my day, these photos are of it nestled on my bed... i need to think of a special place to hang it
Post like this seems like a treat, and it is, but at the minute it's also a life line for me, I'm holding on to the love and care in each parcel or letter SO much, I can't tell you!
Please if you can make a difference in someone's life by giving them something small or a notecard of thoughtfulness, then do. Don't stop to worry how it might be received, just reach out. Too many people are out of sight and sadly can be left out of mind also
Speaking as someone on the recieving end of such mail I can guarantee that it's a tonic they need, that its a blessing, and so much appreciated.
I have over the years even when I was most ill, given more than I received, I tended to be the friend that others drew on, relied on and turned to for support. I never looked for it to be this way it just kinda turned out that way somehow, I embraced this role of older friend who had advice to give and practical thoughts of what to do and became familiar with it as part of who I was, it taught me much about unconditional love in the form of giving
This time though,i have been learning about unconditional love in the form of worthiness to recieve. As during some of the harder times I've been having the past 3 years, things have been very different, I haven't been in the role of supporter but if supported. I've been looking at why that is and learning from my reflections there.
I just wanted to say that it's been strange and taken some getting used to, to be the receiver of much kindness. Especially whilst too unwell to make things and give things back in exchange - which I know isn't expected but is natural enough to want to do.
I'm embracing the gifts, the mail and the loving care. And I'm also learning from its prescence in my life. I'm soaking up the strength from being cared about in this way. I'm also working through letting go old patterns of not having that same care towards myself.
What I give to others I'm recognising I'm in need of myself.
What I'm recieving from friends I'm recognising is a reflection of this new view of myself and new self love.
I hope my reflections resonate with something in you also, I share them for that, but I also share them because I just had to write it down.
Helen's shop shelves at Icklebabe are currently brimming with plates of equal charm, some say home sweet home, some say happy day and some have whimsical animals, with balloons and teacups, nestled amongst flowers. you'd love them too.
i found this post in my drafts and thought i would pop it up, now we are in march and time to mark my blog anniversary, hope to return with a giveaway for that soon!
These photos are by Helena Vartiainenare and i found them on a beautiful french blog i was browsing, La Princesse au petit pois, or The Princess and the pea.
The clothes are made by Alexandra, and in this collection they were modelled by her blog friend Helena's children. You can see the full collection on the link above. i loved that it was a collaboration across many miles brought about by their connecting through blogs.
so much inspiring thinngs i could mention but for now this gem is my offering
Here is part 2 of my inpsiring moodboards collection, i don't know about you but i love seeing what others gather together to inspire their creativity, and also the different ways they use to display them. Some of these are close ups of details within the collage, you can see the full picture if you click through to the gallery at flickr (link below)
Do you like creating moodboards? i know i do, and i also like seeing those by others. i have collected together some of my favourites and will share them here and in another post soon. I have zoomed in on some of the details i liked most, you can see the full images by following the links below.
Moodboards are so useful and inspiring, whether in decorating or for narrowing down what your style is within creative projects.
Luca, of Sesame and Lilly, makes the most lovely things from vintage lace and found treasures. I lately bought some things from her online shop, this hairband and hair slide. When they arrived i was taken by the quality of work that went into each piece and the attention to such small detail. I also love the way the items are presented on such nice cards. They make lovely gifts and some things have been squirreled away into my present box, with that in mind.(smile)
I've had some better days lately, so i was wearing the hairband, it was fun to style the photos afterward, even if it had proved tricky to get a photo of the top of my head by myself!