Have I been pinning or have I been pinning? Seems that every moment for the last week that hasn’t been spent on doing my re-selling thing, has been about Pinterest. I really do have some excellent pins there, even if I say so myself. You really should follow me. Anyhoo, some of my favourites this week were…
Summer is almost here and I’m craving for floral prints. Granted, I’d look like a sofa if I wore this but I like to think that I’d be a pretty sofa. And what you feel inside is what really counts.
Maybe I’d look less like a cushioned seating and more like a hot single girl about town if I ate like this. I have pinned lots of interesting foods, cakes and snacks but I’ve never made anything. But honestly, who has? Have you? You’re lying.
Speaking of making…I pinned this on my Sewing-board. It’s a quilted, reversible jacket by french label Isabel Marant Étoile. The price tag of €290 gives a hefty saving if you make one yourself. Technically, this jacket doesn’t seem too tricky plus you can leave the pockets out. Only difficult thing I can see happening is that if you use too much batting, the armhole might get too tight and/or bulky. And last but not least…
Wow. This week I have found tons of new people to follow on Pinterest and subsequently, tons of pretty, inspiring things. Even with all the hullabaloo surrounding Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway, I found some time to pin:
I don’t know what the story is about but she sure as heck does look cute. I need to pinch those cheeks and ruffle that hair and maybe try on those glasses. I’m pretty sure I’d look equally cute.
Okay. If I can’t rock the cute maybe I could do the classy. I love the autumnal tones of the skirt against the lightweight summer tones in the blouse. I’m half tempted to pull down my curtains to make that skirt.
I couldn’t find the original source But I love this quote.
Can you ever get enough of vintage florals? This wallpaper is something I’d be happy to have in fabric as well. I could do an entire room with it, walls, drapes, sofa…You name it. And a dress. It would be like a crazy cat lady camouflage. Maybe I could trademark it or something?
So many years I planned to join it and equally many years I missed it. What, you ask. Well, Sew Mama Sew’s huge Giveaway Day of course. For those who don’t know, the giveaway day is twice a year event where it’s perfectly okay to comment on people’s blogs just in hopes to win some crafty goodness. I’ve had some luck myself in the giveways. I’ve won fabrics, cute pillow cover and even a lovely handbound leather notebook (which I still haven’t used because I don’t want to use it for anything trivial).
10 fat quarters of various vintage sheets! Yes, 10! This is a fantastic way to bulk up your stash don’t you think?
Oh, how I love that pattern. It’s from an old pillow case. And that orange-purple-green just peeking under? Used to be a curtain.
Now the important part…How to enter: 1. Leave a comment on this giveaway post AND your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The e-mail won’t be visible to anyone else but me, UNLESS you type it in the comment section that is.
OPTIONAL ENTRIES: 2. Follow me and leave me a comment telling me that you did. Doesn’t matter if it’s via WordPress, RSS-feeder, Facebook or Pinterest, any one will do. If you already are a follower, remind me that you are 3. Help ME to get to TOP10 in a photo contest by voting my PHOTO. Just click the little + next to text ÄÄNESTÄ TÄTÄ KUVAA and your vote should register right away. Then let me know that you did.
The giveaway closes on May 10th at 23.59 Helsinki time and is open globally. I will contact the winner personally and announce it here too. Additional prizes may be offered if amount of comments exceeds 200.
I fell in love with this fabulous tutu, made by HandLondon. I like it so much that I asked the girls of HandLondon where to get patterned tulle. Pink I think would be too girly for me but navy, that I could rock. Combined with neon pink pumps and white crispy shirt and voila: one hot chick! Too bad I’m going to have to pester a friend of mine, who lives in London, to go to get the fabric for me. But hey, that’s what friends who live abroad are for! Right?!?
More beautiful people…Young Martha Stewart. Yeah, let that sink in for a moment.
Red Poppies by Vincent van Gogh. I have no academic arguments behind my statement but I think this one beats Sunflowers hands down. Full of life and energy. Side note: check out Wikipaintings.org. It’s awesome.
Well who can resist that adorable little snout? Not me! So cute, I can’t handle it. At all. Or maybe I’m just trying to distract myself from the fact that I’m a horrible human being. Why? Because…
I posted that on my friend’s Facebook-wall. On his birthday.