Wednesday, October 13

fryd+design x

beautiful on line magazine....can't quite remember if i talked about the first issue of fryd, but here we now are at the second......a real delight to virtually *flick* through....

{all images 2 by fryd}

the cold is still lingering
but on the plus side it's affording me plenty of sofa & *pinterest* time

every cloud.......

xx

Monday, October 11

a is for autumn x

noun
the season after summer and before winter, in the northern hemisphere from september to november:
the countryside is ablaze with colour in autumn

{all from etsy}

well the country may be ablaze with colour, but i am full of cold, after many weeks of staving off the bugs invading family & friends, crossed fingers that it goes as quickly as it came

xx

Saturday, October 9

imagine x

today would have been john lennon's 70th birthday. too young for him to have had the impact that he had on others growing up with the music of the beatles, but you can't fail to be aware of the talent he had and the memory of him that never seems to fade.

there is a twitter campaign happening today, the target to tweet a million wishes for his birthday, and in a short while the *imagine peace tower* will be lit.....

bottom: image from *theguardian*

xx

Tuesday, October 5

thursday night dinners x

even though it's only just turned october, have been thinking about christmas already, and this year i really want to make handmade presents & cards....i have this thought every year, and every year it gets to mid december, i go into freefall panic & still end up rushing around shops buying gifts, so maybe this {very} early thinking will finally give me a fighting chance of succeeding this year. have been talking to friends about get togethers for *crafty* days, which would be a lovely way of spending time & making lovely things at the same time.

a friend pointed me in the direction of *thursdays*, a website run by a group of friends who meet each thursday for dinner, crafting & girl time.....*thursdays* is where they share their recipes and crafts, and i love how they theme the dinners; from *lazy thursdays* to *elastic waistband thursdays*, and *cozy winters * and *post breakup thursdays*.......

{all images from thursdays}

xx

Monday, October 4

shades of grey x

thinking of a new autumn wardrobe & love the shades of grey & damson at *plumo*......

{all images plumo}

love the shoes & that gorgeous dip dye dress
perfect with a pair of woolly tights & an oversized cardi

almost makes you look forward to the colder days

xx

Sunday, October 3

knit 1 purl 1 x

have recently discovered knitting again, and now the nights are drawing in there's something cosy about sitting in the evening knitting away....especially with the chunky needles & yarn bought in portland last month.....i love the fact you can knit away & nearly finish a scarf or hat in a couple of evenings {great for those of us who don't have much in the way of patience!}

*rowan* has some lovely yarns, and have found some lovely {free} patterns on their website; i have my eye on some knitted cushion covers, a really cosy throw & that amazing rug with knitted flowers....gorgeous!


have had a really lovely weekend, the house is tidy, which always makes me feel more content, and now sitting with glass of red wine, looking forward to an interesting week at work

for now
xx

Friday, October 1

places in portland {oblations} x

we stumbled upon *oblation papers&press* on our first day in portland, a wonderful stationery shop with a letterpress print shop on site. they had a wonderful selection of cards, a cute pair of birds to chat to and really friendly staff

it goes without saying that a small fortune was spent that day on cards, journals, and gorgeous embroidered wrapping paper......

{all images from oblation papers&press blog}

it has been the rainiest of days today
but
secretly wishing it rains all weekend & i can spend time curled up on the sofa watching old movies
xx