This New Year I’ve become completely obsessed with Pinterest . It started as a way to help to save ideas for my sister in law’s wedding that is coming up in October but now I’m merrily pinning everything from hotels to remember to knit knitting patterns to come back to. And that’s in addition to Ravelry! I’m in danger of achieving nothing but creating a big wish list on the web!
A great thing though, is the new inspiration and blogs I’ve come across in the course of browsing through other people’s pin boards. I love this blog from Australia for example.
It’s called Completely Coastal and definitely lives up to the title with pages of inspiration for coastal living and lots of diy projects too. Sarah who writes it has been renovating an old beach cottage having moved out from the UK. A must if you love coastal style!
I’m loving a lot of crafty sites too at the moment. This one is called Allsorts and has all sorts (see what I did there!) of free downloads and inspirational tutorials.
This is another US blog called Not Just a Housewife, I especially love the outside living inspiration, check the pinned up flowers for a party, very pretty!
I’ve also found some brilliant makers in my search for a dress to wear to the wedding. My Etsy email updates are SO dangerous, but here’s a selection…
Loving these 50s inspired tea dresses at Dig for Victory
Way out of my price range are the beautiful dresses made by Alexandra King at Make Me a Dress
but slightly more realistic are the pretty things at reliably cool Tara Starlet. These cotton lawn and linen dressses are really lovely .
On the accessories front I’m slightly bewitched by the lovely earrings at BlueFinch Boutique owner Jenny is a lovely lady too!
We have been out and about too. If you’re in Dorchester check out the Dorchester Curiosity Centre which has everything vintage you can possibly think of and a nice cafe. Back in beautiful Pokesdown there is the Crooked Book which is a haven of vintage homewares, second hand books and really good coffee. We picked up a fantastic orange melamine camping lantern for our now defunct caravan!
I’m going to start listing up and coming craft and vintage events again now that Spring is here so please let me have any details of events you’d like to big up.
Keep the Vintage Love xx