Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Spring- Short Video

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Video from ABC3 (our local kid's channel). The Vimeo video is just entitled ABC3 Alex- Spring. I love how it shows so many things I love: picnics, flowers in hair, dreamy dresses, stripy socks, trees, secluded beautiful spots in nature. The girls' facial expressions are maybe a bit exaggerated but it's still lovely and evokes that mood of a lovely Spring day in nature.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fortune Teller Style

I was channeling the style of fortune teller or witchy characters in old movies.
 I want more of this style!


Short velvet dress over satin skirt in same colour 







Headband- secondhand
Shrug- secondhand
Short velvet dress- sale store
Satin skirt- bought off Bane of GIY


Choker- a few bucks an eBay
Lapis lazuli pendant on piece of velvet ribbon


Clockwinder necklace- redheart13 on Etsy


Key earrings- selfmade



 Scarab bracelet- secondhand

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Week In Review


This week: Monday 14th- Sunday 20th July
  • My partner's aunt has been over from England so we have had lots of fun family times
  • I have been doing a lot of faery sewing, the result pictures are upcoming
  • I dyed my hair again, see above
  • I have been working on my writing
  • I have been doing well with the vegetarian thing I have been trying for a few weeks. I am also working on cutting more unhealthy foods out of my diet.
  • I made up some cool outfits
  • My elf coat finally arrived!
  • I read lots of Holly Black
  • Finished Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour. Or was that last week? One of my favourite books now!
  • Finished Penny Dreadful! Wow! Amazing series!
  • Had my 2nd #WombatFriday.
  • Rewatched one of my favourite Charmed episodes that was on TV.
  • Finished watching the amazing Pillars of the Earth  with my boyfriend.
  • Discovered some great new blogs
  • Got so many lovely blog comments that I was overwhelmed with gratitude
  • Started trying to learn to crochet flowers 
  • Discovered the music of Hannah Fury
  • Discovered the music of Elvya Dulcimer
  • This post: 
    Gave myself a dead leg by sitting on it. Walking around with my on my shoulder and a dead leg and realise I am now a

Friday, 18 July 2014

Wombat Friday: A Tea Party

When Gabriel saw all the fun everyone was having with Miss Vanessa of a Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party, he was very jealous, so I threw him his own little tea party.


 Wombats are allowed to put their feet on the table because they are too short to reach it otherwise.




Rosehip tea

Pink cupcakes made by little independent bakeries are the best. They have a sweet whitecake taste.


Some hedgehogs came to the party, too, with their own tiny teaset.

I really enjoyed reading about everyone's Mad Tea Parties, and Gabriel and I hope to participate next year!

Happy #WombatFriday!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Greensleeves?

I know my sleeves aren't green! I love this kind of medieval looking dress from HolyClothing. I wore it with my secondhand peasant top because it's Winter here. If only my hair was longer!


Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
 To cast me off discourteously.

 
For I have loved you well and long,
Delighting in your company.


Greensleeves was all my joy
Greensleeves was my delight,
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
And who but my lady greensleeves.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Elf Coat from Euphoric Garments

My Elf/ Faery coat from Euphoric Garments on Etsy arrived this morning all the way from Finland! I had to take a few quick photos! It is by far the most wonderful coat I have ever owned!








Button with leaf design. I chose this one because I liked the leaf and the wooden button looked natural, like the kind an elf or faery would put on its coat.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Outfits from Books: Reiko Fata

Reiko Fata is from Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour. I adored this book. I want all the clothes and creepy beautiful houses! 

Reiko Fata is all red and black, a stylish and elegant femme fatale.

In the book Reiko actually has long black hair, but I think my hair looks fine with the outfit, too.



Lace and red bead necklace: eBay
Gloves: One secondhand, one from England, years ago, I lost the other one of that pair.
Jacket: Vintage shop
Black lace dress: Secondhand
Red slip: Secondhand









 

I think Jilly Tracy's song Evil Night Together is perfect for Reiko!

Makeup for Reiko:


Bright red lipstick, black lines to accentuate the edges of the eyes. Like an evil, beautiful doll.