Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Spring flowers and a slight technical difficulty!

The clocks went forward on Sunday morning, giving us longer days and lighter evenings. I took the opportunity on Sunday afternoon to get out with the camera and capture my favourite season, Spring!
You can never, EVER have too many photographs of Spring (as you will see from this post last year). It doesn't matter how many blossom trees I see that are probably all the same, I just have to take some photos!

This blog post was supposed to be a little gallery of images I've taken.. BUT, due to some unfortunate (and rather scary) technical difficulties last night, I'm currently without a hard drive for the time being, so I did the next best thing and used my iPhone to get some snaps with the fantabulous 'Hipstamatic' app which I am absolutely obsessed with!

For anyone familiar with the app, I used the Bettie XL lens with Pistil film for these images. For anyone unfamiliar with it, Hipstamatic is a pretty special little photography app for the iPhone, where you can interchange your lenses, films and flashes to create unique images similar to those taken on vintage toy cameras. Light leaks, unusual colours and different borders are my favourite perks and I usually turn to this app as oppose to the regular phone camera if I want to take a photo.

Fortunately before the computer went haywire last night, I was able to list this image on What the Jackdaw Saw. I don't have access to my other shots just yet - Hopefully I can post some in the next few days.

And finally, here's a beautiful treasury I created on Etsy for the blog. It features some lovely spring inspired work to keep us all inspired for the coming weeks! Please show it some love if you have a spare minute. ♥
PS, for those of you who are awaiting the Vintage Jacket Giveaway results, I have extended entries until 14th April 2011 due to my technical troubles as mentioned above! This means that if you didn't have a chance to get your entry in, now's the time!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

TUTORIAL - Vintage Style Decoupaged Mannequin

I picked up this female torso at a car boot sale a few years ago and she's been hanging around in my wardrobe ever since just waiting for the perfect project to come along. I don't know why, but last week I suddenly had an overwhelming desire to try out decoupage and what better project to try it out on than this?

Like it? Read on to find out how to make your own!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

100 followers marks the start of ANOTHER giveaway!

All I can say is Wow. Over the past 2 days my blog has crept to over 100 followers! I can't tell you all how grateful I am that you all enjoy reading and seeing what I'm up to. Thank you so, so much ♥

So to mark this miraculous moment, running simultaneously with my Vintage Clothing Giveaway, I present to you my Antique Edwardian Scrapbook giveaway! 

Please note that because of the weight of this scrapbook, this giveaway is only for UK readers. However, if you are outside the UK remember you can always try for the Vintage Jacket which is equally as beautiful!


Amongst the pages you can expect to find all sorts of ephemera type goodies, much of it is over 100 years old! Fantastic for any scrapbooker, paper-crafts fanatic, lover of curiosity, inspiration hoarder, collector.. Ideal for altered journals, all paper-crafts and even mixed media artwork (non-digital and digital), there are some real gems in there ♥

If you want a chance to get your hands on this lovely book, all I ask is that you follow me on my Blog, Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment on this blog post (let me know who you are if you're not a blogger so I know how to contact you if you win!). Simple as that!

This giveaway will run until the end of April 2011 after which I will write all entrants names down, fold them into teeny squares and then pick the winner out of a hat (to keep it traditional!)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Vintage Clothing GIVEAWAY . .

I mentioned on twitter recently that I was de-cluttering my vintage wardrobe and couldn't think of a better way to do this than to launch another giveaway!

Up for grabs and PERFECT for spring is this beautiful deep rust orange vintage three-quarter length linen jacket by TARA for Z. Victory Paris. I've tried researching the label but have had very little luck. From what I gather, it was a collection by Tara Jarmon dated approximately 1980's *but I might be completely wrong*..(if anyone can enlighten me, please do so!)!

The jacket is 100% linen in a fab rusty orange colour and features an asymmetric military style wooden button fastened front, padded shoulders, mandarin collar and a split up the back. Cuffs feature matching buttons (although one is broken (see close-up image of cuff)). The lining has a couple of little tears, but these are easily serviceable and out-of-view!

The label states it is a size 38 but would suit a UK size 8-10.

Measurements whilst laid flat and completely fastened are as follows:

armpit to armpit: 18 inches

Waist: 15.5 inches

Shoulder to hem: 34 inches

In all this is a super-amazing beautiful jacket with a perfect fit, fantastic for Spring walks and summer evenings.

This giveaway is WORLDWIDE! If you like the look of this beautiful spring coat, all you need to do is follow me either here on the blog, twitter or facebook and tell me what you would team this jacket up with, it's really that simple!

The giveaway will run until midday on the 31st March *14th April (GMT), where I will narrow answers down to my favourite ensembles, and then I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner from the faves!

Good luck and don't forget if you're not a blogger user, please let me know where you're following and how I can contact you if you win!

*Please note, this giveaway has been extended until 14th April 2011 due to technical difficulties my end which are out of my control! This gives you all an additional TWO weeks to get your entries in! Sorry for any inconvenience. Good luck! x