Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summer breeze earrings

Unfortunately I've still not had a chance to take pictures of the black dress I made for NYC but the post is coming in the mean time I thought I'd share the cutest handbag I bought on sale the other day.

the Bag and matching trinkets

 
The turquoisey light blue is a bit out there considering that I'm scared of all colour apart from black, but the shape and the style of the bag was just too good to miss and I think I would have chosen the turquoise one even if they had black ones ... Scary thought.

Anyhow I have a slight obsession for matching things and with the whole being terrified of anything in colour I figured the best way to go about it was to find matching accessories. Obviously this turned out to be easier said than done so I was tres pleased to find a matching nail varnish even if I didn't find earrings or a scarf. Luckily I had some purple plastic earrings I'd worn to a 90s night a few weeks back that weren't really my colour lying around at home and after a few coats of the nail varnish ta-da perfectly matching earrings.

Before and after



And the question on everyones mind is won't the nail varnish chip from the earrings? Yes, it might do but I can report that so far the earrings have survived one outing and a trip to Helsinki and back in my bag so we shall see and I can always add another coat of nail varnish if they chip. 

I'm still working on finding a scarf or a necklace, and who knows maybe I'll even try a turquoise top one day... Enjoy the summer breeze dear readers!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The lazy summer blogger

Dear readers, I haven't forgotten you, it's just that summer always seems to turn me into a lazy blogger. I'm still in love with my Singer 160, but I've not been able to spend quite as much time with her as I would have liked to as I've been too caught up with the summer madness (I still don't know where its all come from but I'm not complaining) that is good time with friends, light rains, BBQs, going to gigs (90s techno being the fad) and enjoying life. 

And I also went to NYC for nearly two weeks which was/is the highlight of my summer. I did make a black dress for New York (which I didn't wear in the end cause it was too hot) but I've not got around taking pics of it yet, update to follow when I'm back on the right time-zone and get the pictures sorted (and maybe re-do the hem ...)

But New York, it was amazing. I fell in love with the City, the noise, the lights, the Brooklyn hipster markets, Central Park, the garment district, yummy sushi and just everything. I wasn't so organised that I would have booked a sewing lesson with the lovely Gertie, but they say you need to leave something to come back for and in a way I felt like I needed a break from sewing for a while. But I did visit the garment district and was over-whelmed by all the lovely stores and haberdashery you could find there. I went easy on the sewing shopping and only got a Simplicity pattern 2547 (I see sugar skulls!), some fray glue (which never seems to be in stock in Finland) and a french curve that could easily double up as a machete ...
 
Garment district


Adorable vintage Singer in a shop window


I also found these adorable bobbin earrings at an arts&craft market in Brooklyn and couldn't say no. Aren't they so adorable?
One of my fave NYC finds

 
I was also eyeing up a scissor necklace, but decided against it for some reason. Needless to say I'm now kicking myself, well maybe next time. So tell me what have you been up to all summer?