Kitty Love

They are lovely where ever you go!

Croatian kitties...

French kitty..

 Italian kitties...


laura x


Crochet Edgings 1850

Traveling has not stopped my op-shop habit! 

And I'm glad it hasn't or I would not have found this amazing crochet edgings book.

Inscribed to Fanny from her sister 
Harriett July 22nd 1850!

I can't wait to try these patterns out!

laura x


The Cloth Shop

The Cloth Shop was a great find in Dublin. A beautiful range of fabric types, prints and other habby. 

I'm always a fan of Liberty prints and loved the animal one! 

If you are not near Dublin any time soon you can buy online. The lovely lady mentioned she has lots of Australian customers!

laura x


Vintage Portraits

I couldn't go past these vintage portraits at a 
street market in a small Scottish town. 

I love the facial expressions, 
clothing and hair styles and poses. 

Andy the man I bought them from said they 
were all from the same album, 
but no names on the back. 

It looks like they were a well to do family!

laura x


Victoria and Albert

One of my favorite places to visit when in London. 

These pics are from the permanent collection as no photos allowed from the Bridal and Italian fashion exhibitions that were on. 

It was a big day of fashion with fitting in the three exhibitions on. I might have been, dare i say a bit fashioned out by the end of the day.
Disgraceful I know!

laura x


Oxford Vintage Fair

Found this little gem at the Oxford Vintage Fair!

 Celebrating my find in the famous 
The Eagle and Child pub.

laura x


Vintage at Portobello Market

This was my favorite stall at The Portobello Market.

How cute are those little mannequin heads!

laura x


1940's War Time Dress

I made this Retro Butterick 1946's (B5281) dress pattern for a 1940's war time murder mystery party! I just happened to have a lovely dark green fabric just like in the envelope pic. 

It was a time consuming dress. With cute little asymmetrical details, fully lined and lots of hand stitching. 

I found a perfect hat on e-bay to complete the outfit. It was a winning assemble as I guessed Agent Scott's secret identity!

laura x


Vintage Post Cards

I found these colorful 1920's hand painted photo post cards at Portabello Market in London.

I love the writing on the back,
 Winnie and Dolores what great names!

laura x


Japanese Doona Cover

This project has been completed for a while 
now but I still wanted to share it.

I came across a bag of beautifull Japanese kimono off  cuts all in shades of blue. I fell instantly in love and thought that I would create a patchwork style doona cover for my partner since the colours were more masculine compared to my usual bright style.

I was inspired by the delicate hand Sashiko stitching I found on parts of the fabric and decided to do all the stitching of the fabric on to the base also by hand. Now I must say that there were times where I started to regret this decision but am certainly glad that I stuck with it as my partner loved the final result and so do I! 

laura x


Scarf Tying 101 with Hermes

Spending a year traveling around the world with just a backpack, light packing is top priority. 

After seeing Hermes scarf knotting cards I'm convinced the scarf is one versatile must have accessory.

Unfortunately a Hermes scarf is a bit too pricy but I will have a great time searching the Paris markets for a lovely vintage one!

There are 21 cards but here are some of 
my favourite looks!

laura x

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