This is a top that I made, oh it seems ages ago now, at the beginning of the summer when it was getting quite hot. It's made from the fabric I bought at the market (even longer ago!). It was a very simple pattern and took just an afternoon. Based on this great post, I used a well-fitting t-shirt (1) as a base pattern, making it a little more boxy and shorter (2). I then made a loop closure at the back of the neck and added simple sleeves (3) - they are my favourite thing about the top, as I usually have real trouble putting sleeves in and make a bit of a balls of it. And there we are! I've worn it a lot this summer, it was really great and airy on hot, sticky days. Next - a dress, on a similar line, perhaps?
Friday, 12 September 2014
Saturday, 6 September 2014
here, and perhaps purchase a copy here, should you wish...
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Cat, a friend who's a wonderful poet - we've made a little book, called Exchange, which we will be launching at the Feminist Library on September 13th. If you're London-based we'd be delighted to see you there! Meanwhile, I'll try to take some nice pictures of it, and show you.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Here are some of my film photos from our holiday. I took my Lomo Diana camera, which I haven't really played with for a good couple of years, and it was quite hard to get back in the swing of it (there were QUITE a lot of duds)! but some of the double-exposures came out sort of okay. I'm just pleased that I didn't ruin ALL of them by setting the shutter off by accident inside my bag...
One or two of these are from a good old-fashioned disposable as well. I've got one more Diana film that hasn't been printed because the photo processors said it was so weird they couldn't even scan the film (!?) so I'm going to try and borrow a negative scanner to do it myself. There's a couple that look alright, we shall see!
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Our week in Dubrovnik was great! I just fell totally in love with the place. We swam, we kayaked, we snorkelled, we wandered around the impossibly beautiful old town and watched the great sunsets. I even saw six shooting stars!
I won't gush too much, just show you all my instagramz...!
I took a good few rolls of film too, can't wait to get them developed and see what's there.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Blimey, July went by fast, didn't it?!
I've decided to extend the summer sale through August, in honour of this beautiful sunny weather we've been having here in London. Everything is still 20% off, with a further 20% discount when you use the code SUPERJULY20.
Happy shopping! (Real posts coming soon, I promise...)
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Perhaps in between sunny picnics and frollicking in the park you'd like to take a little break to treat yourself to something nice? Then roll up, my friend! I'm please to announce a great big summer sale in the shop as part of 'Christmas in July' on etsy.
Everything, yes EVERYTHING, is 20% off. Plus, if that wasn't enough, you dear readers can get a further 20% discount by using the code SUPERJULY20. I know, mental!
Feast your eyes:
You can browse sale items here.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
I'm really impressed by this project, Reflections, by Verena Michelitsch and Tobias van Schneider. They photographed layers of plexiglass, plastic, paper and things like that, and then with a little digital manipulation they have these very beautiful images! They're available as prints and I'm sorely tempted, especially by that first one.
Via It's Nice That
Sunday, 22 June 2014
A few weeks ago I mentioned a copy of Show me how to sew, a 1947 Good Housekeeping booklet. This is a poster I've made based on one of the best pages from it (click on the top image for a closer look). It's A3, printed on watercolour paper.
I'm fairly pleased with it - it has the slight offbeat oddness of the original, just a little cleaned up. What do you think?
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
I noticed lately that my usual conditioner didn't seem to be working so well anymore; my hair was getting heavy and greasy much more quickly than usual and wasn't as healthy looking as usual. So I've decided to take a break from chemical conditioners and use a natural rosemary and cider vinegar hair rinse for a bit... I've used it before to very pleasing results so I feel confident in recommending the recipe. I've forgotten where I first found it, but there are a great many available around the internet.
This is so easy, basically you just:
1. Pour boiling water over several sprigs of rosemary and leave to steep overnight
2. Remove the rosemary and mix the remaining (quite dark coloured water with oil visible on the surface) infusion with cider vinegar in the proportion 1 part vinegar to 9 parts rosemary water.
When washing your hair, simply apply it after shampooing. It's best to leave it in, if you're feeling brave (it goes without saying that you would do well not to get this in your eyes...)
Don't worry, the vinegar smell goes once your hair is totally dry!
I find it leaves my hair feeling properly clean and light. Apparently it's better for brown hair than otherwise, but I'm not sure about this, and would be interested to hear any feedback.