The loveliness of vintage labels

One of my favourite things about buying vintage is that every piece has a story attached. Sometimes this story is based in fact - when an item's history and era are known by the seller - and sometimes I make up a wild history myself. I just love that each piece has lived its own … Continue reading The loveliness of vintage labels

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Crochet// How I made my sunburst baby blanket

Crochet sunburst granny square afghan baby blanket

Two of our best friends are about to have their first baby and Gavin and I are really excited about becoming a Funcle and Faunt (fake-uncle and fake-aunt)!  Even though I haven't met the little champion yet, I know they are going to be an absolute dude/dudette. As a 'welcome to the world' gift for the new tiny … Continue reading Crochet// How I made my sunburst baby blanket

Silk, stars and samurais: my vintage wish list 

I'm trying not to buy things at the moment. My boyfriend and I are saving to go on a selection of awesome adventures involving elephants, sloths and tapirs. In lieu of actually buying anything I've just made a long list of things I love right now. Chambray blue cotton dress, The Vintage Mistress This feels like … Continue reading Silk, stars and samurais: my vintage wish list 

How to get hooked on crochet

Crocheting is the absolute balls. I love it, because it's such a cheap hobby, you can do it anywhere, and it makes me feel immensely proud of myself. When I first learnt how to crochet I was in Switzerland with my friend Alice and it was absolutely pouring down with rain. In a chalet, in … Continue reading How to get hooked on crochet