Friday, 28 March 2014

Made Peachy.

Last week me and my mum took a little trip to Birmingham for an art show. Whilst there, I met the lovely Laura from Made Peachy. She showed me how to make this super cute reverse-able peter pan collar, which I am completely obsessed with!
Please excuse the slightly bad quality instagram pic of me as I've lost tri-pod, but I just had to show you guys!

I'm not going to lie, I was quite scared of the sewing machine but purely because I haven't used in at least 5 years and I'd completely forgotten everything! But Laura made sure I knew what I was doing. And it turned out to be one of the most easiest things I've ever made, plus it looks so cute with literally everything.

Unfortunately, the pattern and how-to guide aren't yet up on Made Peachy, but I'm sure they'll be put up soon.
Make sure you check Laura's blog as she has a ton of adorable little DIY projects for you to try at home.

Much Love.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Take Me To Los Angeles...

I feel as though all  my blog posts in the past couple of months have had something along the lines of "sorry for forgetting to blog" in them.
I've not been myself lately but I won't go into that. But I promise I will try and get better.

Recently I've had SEVERE wanderlust. My brother came back from his trip to Australia two weeks ago, and he's been showing us photos and telling us all about it. It sounds amazing. Just travelling. Being free. But it's made me want to pack my bags and get on a flight somewhere.
The problem is -I'm too damn scared to do it on my own.

The one place I've wanted to visit for as long as I can remember is California.
I've never been, but for some reason i feel as though there's a piece of my heart there.
Is that weird? Something keeps pulling me there. And I'm not sure how to describe it.

I've actually been planning my trip there for years, but in the past week or so I've started really looking into. I even looked at flights and hotels the other day! And I've even thought about adding in Hawaii adn Arizona/ Grand Canyon in as well. I'm hoping to go Autumn this year (very unlikely) or next year.  But as I said above, I am far too scared to go out alone.

All Photos can be found on my weheartit page.

I want to hike up to the Hollywood sign, take a road trip down Pacific Coast Highway, dance around Coachella, wander around San Francisco, rummage through Amoeba record store, go on Santa Monica's Ferris wheel, shop around Melrose and swim in the Pacific Ocean.

The weather here in England has been absolutely dreadful and although it's started to get a bit sunnier and warmer this week, I'm still dreaming of palm trees and paradise.

Maybe it's what I need. To do something I'm scared of. Maybe I need to get out of my comfort zone and experience a whole new way of life.

I guess what I'm trying to say without being rude is -I'm sick and tired of this place, and I need to get away for a while. And, as it would appear, my heart is yearning for the Pacific Coast.

What places would you recommend in the California/ West Coast/ Hawaii area?

Much Love.