Sunday, 18 April 2010

Photos and Photoshoots...

Hey folks, hope you're all enjoying the sunshine!! I can't believe how gorgeous the weather has been lately, its amazing how much it affects my mood and makes me smile. This past week has been so good, I hope its been just as sunny and gorgeous where you are!

I was at Sloan's Market with SpoiltPig yesterday and it was great to get some pictures of my handmade prettyness in the sun! Here's a couple for you to see, head over to Facebook for more.

Not sure if it's the sun going to my head or what, but I've had an idea and hopefully you can get involved! It might be a bit mad but have a wee read and leave me comments or email me if you think you can help me.

Basically, for ages now I've wanted to do some kind of proper photoshoot involving my jewellery and accessories. And lately I've been thinking how fun it would be to collaborate with folk and do some kind of joint photoshoot with all our stuff, that we'd all equally benefit from. No money would exchange hands - instead we'd be sharing knowledge, skills, experience, publicity, cake and hopefully lots of giggles!

So if you're a designer, maker, crafter, creative person, photographer, stylist, model or just someone who wants to come along and bring some cake - let me know!! I see this as being something Glasgow/Scotland based for now. We find some awesome localtion (in my mind its somewhere kitschy-retro-vintage-awesome-tastic), we all bring along some stuff (clothes, jewellery, accessories, homewares, props etcetc.), potentially some photography geek looking for experience gets clicking a camera though I'm sure we can all pitch in, maybe someone who knows stuff about lights too? Got Photoshop/Gimp/photo-editing skills? Then you can do any editing that needs done - and voila! We've got ourselves some cool indie photos that we can all use, providing credit is given to everyone involved. Get in touch through commenting here or emailing me and hopefully we can get something cool and indie orgainsed! :D

Monday, 12 April 2010

Vintage dreams...

Wow, its ages since I last blogged! And the crazy thing is I've got lots to share! I will be posting later this week about upcoming markets and schemes I'm working on, with maybe some sneaky-peak photos of new things I've been making... But in the meantime I have some folksy gorgeousness to share with you.

I've been in a mega vintage mood recently. I like to think of it as channeling my inner crazy-old-lady.. she's called Maude or Flora or something like that, and she likes gin and pearls and tea parties and cut flowers and doilies... ahem. I have been listening to loads of vintage jazz on and have been desperately hunting for some gorgeous, vintage shoes to fit my monster feet (I'm a UK size 10 which is a total bitch when it comes to buying pretty shoes). And so I thought I'd show you some of my favourite vintage finds from Folksy:

A gorgeous, cherry scented soy candle from Mr. Wick

Its not secret I love all of Trinket Box's jewellery, but I particularly love this vintage-style pendant which would look fab teamed with a vintage tea dress

If I was skinny I'd buy this dress by Neopolitan Dreams in a flash! So pretty!

Again, if I was skinny.... I LOVE this top by Tea at Aunties