Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I Normally Wear, Birthday Gifts, and Some Projects

I was going to do a proper post but instead here is a collection of photos of things from around my room. I've been taking lots random pictures of stuff with the camera by parents gave me for my birthday.

I will do a real post when I'm less sleep deprived, I promise! I actually do have some stuff I want to post about, including a blog award from the lovely Nabby. I haven't forgotten, just too tired to do a proper post! Also apologies for my lack of comments on everyone's blogs lately. I promise if I follow your blog I really do read every post. I've just been too busy and tired to come up with anything clever to say (although my "clever" comments normally sound something like "Lovely outfit!"...)

 Left-over chocolate butterflies are lovely with fresh local strawberries!

I knit myself some slippers from here. I think I just liked them because of the name!
I have plans to embellish them a bit but who knows when I will get around to that.

 When I was home on the weekend I managed to sew myself this fancy little 1930's top from one of the Vintage Vogue patterns. It looks rather purple in the picture but it is actually a light smokey grey colour. Now I just have to come up with an excuse to wear it... 

 I used to keep my sewing pins in a box but I wanted a pincushion too. This jar pincushion is the best of both worlds. Tutorial found here.

A couple of my birthday gifts. Ok, the Bob Hope boxset was actually a gift to myself. My dad wouldn't buy it for me. He thinks I have awful taste is movies :p 

 I am completely in love with this 1959 Needlecraft book I also got for my birthday. I actually have an earlier edition from 1947 and it is really interesting to see how the information and style of the book changed. The earlier version assumes the readers have a lot more knowledge and provides lots of "inspiration ideas" but very few real tutorials. The 1959 version assumes you can't sew without a pattern and provides a lot of easy projects! 

I always think it is interesting to see what bloggers wear on a day to day basis. Often only "interesting" outfits get posted, but I thought it would be fun to take a picture of what I normally wear to class. As much as I love wearing dresses and skirts, when I'm getting up at 6am for class it is rather the last thing on my mind. For my long days of classes (8am until 9pm!) I often opt for mens-wear inspired items.
Blouse and Vest: Smart Set
Trousers: Winners
Earrings: Made by me
Tie: Shamelessly stolen from my dad last time I was home

What do you wear on a daily basis?

That's All. 


  1. The pincushion jar is so smart!
    I actually mostly have outfit posts of what I normally wear at work or so, even if I guess the most shabby items never reach the blog :)
    Looking good with the tie!

  2. The strawberries look delicious, and that book looks really interesting!

  3. What is with Dads? Mine is always ragging on my movie tastes too! :) I work in an archaeology lab, so this summer by "uniform" is jeans of some kind and a ratty t-shirt

  4. Looks like you've been busy! Love that you wear trousers to class. I think I wore jeans 99.9% of the time I was in college (except for when I was working as a TA). I still dress pretty much the same way I did in college: jeans + sweater + flats (or weather-dependent variation). Thus, I never do outfit posts!

  5. Brilliant! You are very talented. I would love to be able to whip up vintage patterns but unfortunately my sewing skills have alot to be desired... Great socks too xox


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