Well, nearly the end of our little "holiday", back to work on Monday *sadface*
I have mainly been shopping ☺ I finally found a couple of names for the kind of clothes that I'm looking for - natural kei (kei = style) and mori girl. Mori means "forest" in Japanese. Forest Girl sounds a lot like me ☺
So Steve was marvellously patient (under the influence of plenty of lattes) and we went shopping.
Winchester was charming, but very busy, and I did find a great little boutique called Anokhi who had some OSSIM clothes. I was fairly restrained (cough) and just came out with a cute Masai Clothing tunic (with huge pockets, win) and some cute cropped trousers with leg pockets. Very La Bass. There was a delicious linen cardi by Sandwich, but £100 was bit rich for my blood - it was a very simple shape in loosely woven linen with a tie front. I reckon I can make one with my handwovens...
Today was Henley-on-Thames, and another score in the form of two great tops from Foam, and a bargain £59 sale coat from Noa Noa. I'm starting to feel like I have a wardrobe! Yay!
Anyway I've been promising to show you my new toy. Here it is:
Diana F+! Here it is all spread out with the booklets:
It takes some pretty darn cool pictures, let me tell you, and is almost impossibly cute.
It now has a little friend, in the form of a Recesky DIY twin-lens reflex camera, which uses 35mm film and took Steve an entire afternoon to put together...
That's it on the right, sitting on a vintage Voigtlander that I snagged in a charity shop for £15. The Diana is in the middle, with its tiny keychain version on top ☺ and on the left is Steve's Lubitel.
Totally worth it.
We've also done a little photo shoot this week, of a couple of FO's:
and the February Lady Sweater:
(me in best Knitwear Model Pose™)
and tonight I just finished making Nigel Slater's chocolate beetroot cake. Haven't tried it yet...