Saturday, 4 November 2017

Gingham, Granny Squares and Twin Peaks Shenanigans

I'm rather rubbish at this blogging lark, but I get there eventually.

I am also rubbish at staying in my shoes. My feet appear to have shrunk as now I can't walk two paces without falling out of my shoes. I actually stepped out of my shoe in Waitrose the other day, leaving it behind. 
You can just call me Cinderella.

And also rather rubbish at remembering to put my hair scarf in for photos!
 Andy was bewildered when I got in the car the other day with no earrings in, and no hair scarf. Apparently I didn't look like me.
In my defense, I wasn't feeling well and I forgot.

Victorian jet beads, once upon a time destined for the bin until I saved them.
I had to restring them.

One of my favourite tops, which always seems to look messy in photos, which I suppose makes it messy in real life too. 
It's old, and the elastic is going, so it sits in awkward ways.
And look, mid photos, I put my scarf in!

This skirt is one of my older makes. It annoys me that gingham is synonymous with school uniforms in this country, as I love it so.
 I have been subjected to sarcastic comments from parents over the years. "Oh," they say with a sugary smile, "got your school uniform on have you?"
"Oh," I feel like replying, as I eye their sports gear, "forgot to get dressed today did you?"

Anyway, in other news, my crochet throw is almost finished! 
This is part of it.

And the Twin Peaks part of this post? I am crocheting a Twin Peaks inspired bag. 
As you do, if you're me.

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween if you like that sort of thing. We stayed at home, popped Wilf in the window all lit up, ate homemade pumpkin pie and watched the original Halloween film. Then as there were no Trick or Treaters, we ate some of the fun sized Malteasers we'd got in, just in case.

This is Wilf in case you haven't met him before.

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What I Wore:

Black vintage hair scarf - gift
Black jet beads - saved from the bin
Black peasant top - retail, years ago
Gingham skirt  - made by me
Shoes - charity shop


  1. Magnificent curls like yours require neither scarf nor earrings! If I had hair like yours I'd never complain again. Alas, I don't so...:)
    Tartan is used in school uniforms here, and I get similar comments from people.
    You crochet beautifully-can't wait to see the purse.

    For what it is worth- a bit of lambswool or similar in the toe of a shoe sometimes helps. My feet swell and shrink regularly and it works for me.

  2. I did think there was something odd about the first photos: it was indeed the lack of a hair scarf! I love the crochet throw, and I'm quite intrigued about the Twin Peaks inspired bag. No trick or treaters here either, so we too have been eating the treats! xxx

  3. Well done on rescuing those Victorian beads, you must have a lot of patience! I love the image of you as a modern day Cinderella in the supermarket. Did no handsome Prince return your shoe? X

  4. I love gingham, but not as much as your wonderful reply to the judging parents! It’s inspired! I also really like your throw, I’m trying to learn crochet and knitting but it’s so hard, if you have any pointers about how to do it successfully, I’m all ears. Xx

  5. Your profile photograph is lovely, and your hair looks wonderful in it! Love the crochet throw...such vibrant, rich colors!

    Cheryl Elizabeth

  6. Looking fab!
    Your blanket is looking lovely! Not sure what a Twin Peaks bag is - I watched it in 1990 and can't really remember it.
    How on earth does anyone keep ballet slippers on? My footwear is either boots, shoes with buckles or toe-piece flip flops. xxx

  7. Your top looks lovely, and that skirt is not at all school-ish. All together, it's 50s with a hint of Helena Bonham Carter (and Helena's one of my icons!).

  8. I LOVE gingham, esp blue. I actually think it might be BECAUSE I associate it with the happy days of my childhood! I also tend to find I get DOrothy comments when I wear blue gingham too! You look very pretty with or without headscarf!x

  9. Hi Melanie,
    The whole outfit is just lovely! I know what you mean about shoes slipping off, lol - especially when wearing stockings :)


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