Thursday, 6 January 2011

Oxfam never fails me

I brought this beautiful bracelet on Tuesday in good ol' trusty Oxfam (same place I found this gem of a leopard print coat!).  I don't usually wear bracelets or watches, I find wearing anything on my wrists sort of irritating, but I just fell in love with this quirky exception.  Four lockets to some day place four lovely photographs :)
I also picked up this retro wooden puzzle.  I'm a little bit obsessed with anything circus themed at the moment, this will most likely be inspiring my new Kakes Makes collection :)

In other news, my plan to make a dress had begun!  I brought this utterly amazing from ebay (it arrived today!), and have already cut out all of my pattern pieces.  I am sort of trying to combine two patterns together and have made some alterations to the hems, I have real trouble with just simply following instructions!  So, fingers crossed that it will be a huge success!  I might attempt the sewing tomorrow evening...

6 comments:

  1. Don't forget to follow the grain of your fabric!!

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  2. Great finds! I'm going charity shop hunting on the weekend. There is is town close to me that has about 10 chairty shops and it's quite a posh area so I always find fab things.
    Love that fabric, please post some pictures of the finished product :)
    x

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  3. The bracelet is so lovely, and the endearing thing about lockets is the hidden aspect of storing a cherished photograph inside!

    The fabric is very lovely too, I can't wait to see how it turns out :)x

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  4. That Jigsaw is awesome, I currently have a circus-freak range (work in progress) and am also obsessed with anything Circus/Carnival related right now!

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  5. OMG awesome fabric! And a great bracelet, just wanna find one and stick tiny pictures in it hehe! :)

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  6. Very pretty bracelet, great find! Also, I can't wait to see the dress you make! I haven't yet attempted to sew a garment, so I'm jealous of your skills :)

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