Ever found the perfect dress or skirt for riding to meet friends or go shopping only to find it lacks any kind of pockets? Where will you put your bike lock keys?
Well now following these simple instructions you can add a cute and functional pocket to your outfit!
Found via Country Living
In time for the festive season we’ve stocked up with more cotton caps. Check out the Rocket Fuel store for details
Recently we went back to my hometown to celebrate my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. We hung out with the family and took in the local markets.
We played with matchbox toys.
Moser the dog kept an eye on the street.
Got some fruit and vegetables at the car boot markets. The markets are held underneath a shopping centre which makes it a bit dark and dingy but good for all weather.
Besides fruit, vegetables, plants and other hot food choices there are crafts, second hand boots and a pretty good array of vintage clothes. If you don’t mind a bit of a fossick about it’s well worth the look.
These gorgeous wrist warmers would be just the thing for those chilly mornings on the morning commute.
Find the how to at The Purl Bee be sure to check out the whole blog it has some super lovely crafty ideas.
It’s a flag that’s also a bag! Think this would be super cute for a kids bike. Check out the how to over on Instructables.
These super cute pocket reflectors will draw attention to your derriere but not in a bad way, these will help light you up and stay more visible on your ride.
Found via make projects
Recently our good friend Meg was back for a visit and we finally got to give her a present we’d picked up in Japan a gorgeous vintage kimono*
It was incredibly difficult to photograph so I ended up just taking detail shots of the patterns and the contrast of fabric between the neck band and the main body of the garment.
We picked it up while in Kyoto from this wonderful place which I am fairly certain was the shop owners garage. Each night around dusk a roller door would open up and there would be a few racks packed with vintage kimonos and belts and other apparel and an odd assortment of curios and antiques.
It was wonderfully wacky and eccentric and just one of those experiences that make travelling so worthwhile an experience.
*According to the shop owner this is not technically a kimono but rather an undergarment that would traditionally be worn above the underwear and under a formal kimono. It is 100% cotton and the neck band is a woven satin. Undergarment or not it is absolutely gorgeous and way too pretty to be covered up.
Some of the little girls will be getting special parcels of sewn treats this week.
A cream hooded cape with the cutest owl lining.
An adorable bubble dress.
And getting ready for Christmas I’ve even found these great panels to make Christmas stockings from! These ones are bound for a friends Christmas parcel.