Friday, January 29, 2010

I've been keeping a secret. I know this goes against the rules of blogging, but I have been waiting patiently for things to come together, and although there may be still some pieces missing from the puzzle (as in future website) I am simply inspired to post these little pieces of fluffy loveliness right now. Take a gander at these...

My dear friend Lara, of Three Owls, recently moved back to Nelson after nearly a decade of life in the middle of nowhere. Literally, she used to sew up these puppies (and sheep and turtles...) on a treadle sewing machine in the middle of the woods on a mountain top!
My favourite are the buildings. I have a pretty little pink number in my pillow assortment on my sofa, complete with the sweetest little awnings and a sparkley chandelier seen through the window. I will post a photo. Her handwork has always astounded me! The rest of her managerie is made up of whichever creature strikes her fancy while at her worktable. She uses re-loved fabrics and organic wool fill to be nice to the fancy marble we live on, and works very diligently at the sense of enchantment that she believes should weave its way through our lives.

This girl has always been one of my biggest inspirations and you can learn more about her at her own newly created blog. She is just learning the ropes, both in the blogosphere and in the high tech world of electrical acoutrements (that decade also put her computer access to pretty much nil,) but her personality comes through in her writing and she always has something intelligent to say, so worth the visit.

Here's a switch!

OK, I am not used to posting about fashion, mostly because the one thing a Nelsonite is not required to hone is an astute fashion sense and it feels very silly for me to follow things that you city people already do so well. Unless it is a local artisan, and trust me, there is a very healthy dose of local talent here, I kinda leave the shoes and bags to other lovely and fabulous hunters. HOWEVER, I can't let these sweet little gems go unnoticed!

I am not into these types of sites. Years of being in the fashion industry in some form or another has created sort of a white noise effect in that regard, but I happened across a pair of these in a teeny ad this afternoon and went to check them out. No idea how long the site, Sense of Fashion has been around, but if you really search, there are some nifty indie designers listed.

And although I am certainly not suggesting pairing these shoes with this crafty little find, I think the colours and textures of some of Tchibi's crocheted necklaces are adorable! Handmade and from Brazil, with stupidly low prices, what a lovely way to bring some spring into your winter step!