Sunday, January 30, 2011

urban rock boho chic tote in Italian calfskin..

and opera classic evening purse - handwoven..

Here's the most recent offerings fron my other store byloomandhyde. My 15% opening off offer ends on Monday 31st Jan at midnight..

Monday, January 24, 2011

Turmeric Dye - what incredible colour it gives!!

well.. I have no photo yet to show you but the washing machine washed it to a pale lemon yellow.. not what I expected.. perhaps with a longer spell in the dyebath and more modants the colour would have stayed more vivid..

wow! I boiled up the turmeric in salty water and let the linen stew in it for a mere half hour or so and the colour is sooo vivid!I will do a final wash in the washing machine which can sometimes alter the colour again due to the various chemicals in the soap powder..

well-my next dye project is with turmeric spice. I am expecting rich yellow shades for my vintage French linen sheets which I intend to transform into summer granny totes.. The dye is apparently not verylight fast but that suits me fine as I like my linens to keep their aged, vintage look..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Click here for SALE at Lilydove and Chou Chou until the end of January - grab yourself a bargain!

Peasant Boho French Linen Granny bag click here

for Vintage French farmhouse charm for your walls click here..

charming rustic wristlet click here

Friday, January 7, 2011

what I have been doing over Christmas and New Year...

Happy New Year to you all!! Seems my blogging brain has been in a mini hibernation - I'm slowly creeping back out of holiday mode and looking forward to all the many exciting things to come in this 2011!

Well, I had a precious family time over Christmas..

and enjoyed fresh air and peaceful walks..

pondered over the spring collections to come..