Just can’t get away from the word ‘lovely’ can I?
I am ashamed to say I bought some of the below a very, very long time ago so apologies it has taken so long for me to post about them.
First up, back in June I was picked as a Folksy Featured Seller and was asked to choose the sellers for July. Among them was Jemima Lumley who makes beautiful jewellery, so beautiful in fact that I fell in love with one of her cuffs and made M buy it as my rather belated Birthday present (if you don’t ask you don’t get, besides he had been asking what I would like for 4 months). It’s silver rolled with antique lace to leave an imprint and I wear it most days, which is great for me as I used to be rather stylish but these days I leave the house looking like a bag lady, at least my wrist can be well dressed.
(Sorry about the awful photo but I am struggling a bit today).
I am also rather partial the this lovely crochet necklace (which I wear as a bracelet) made by Izabela at Blue Fish Handmade on Folksy. It’s delicate but not so much so that I fear wearing it. Izabela has so many things in her shop I would like and as always I have crochet skills envy.
Next, I started my Christmas shopping early, it makes me feel a bit more in control of the mayhem that is my life and makes it a bit easier on the wallet. With this in mind I bought this wonderful stained glass bird brought from Flora of Through the Round Window (also at Folksy). It came beautifully packaged and I am very pleased, in fact I may be keeping it which is a bit naughty.
Whilst yet again on the subject of Christmas, I recently bought this fabric
from Saints and Pinners. I mentioned a while back that I wasn’t entirely happy with the fabric I used for my winter Lavender Birds, annoyingly the above is exactly what I had in mind, it’s the perfect colour for a winter Robin and not too Christmassy, if you know what I mean. Too late for this year but I couldn’t resist buying a bit. Also, big thanks to Jo and Fran for giving The Linen Cat such a lovely write up on the Saints and Pinners Blog, made my day.
Lastly, we have my new winter boots from Celtic Sheepskin. I do have some lovely healed boots but for school runs and quick dashes out into the cold you can’t beat a nice pair of sheepskin knee highs. I prefer these to Uggs as they are taller which works better for me as I wear quite a few skirts and it’s a more flattering height. I became addicted to them during my first pregnancy when my wide feet wouldn’t fit into anything else and the boys each have a pair courtesy of Auntie Tori last Christmas, they were perfect for Yorkshire and I love the fact I can shove them in the wash.