I've been very industrious these last few days, restocking the shop after several months of neglect. What's more, I haven't made any jewellery for such a long time and had a real urge to make a chunky, yet feminine, bracelet to see in the new season.
I'm having a pearl moment right now and these vintage glass pearls are stunning. They date back many many decades and come from the factories of the late, great, Miriam Haskell (1899 - 1981). The one who started it all! So much variety; dimpled, smooth, some perfectly round, others haphazardly shaped, each one different and interesting in its own right. All so wonderfully tactile.
I also made a couple of purses with some lovely vintage fabric, originally used for curtains I think. The slate grey background is a great combination with the pink blousy cabbage roses and the whole thing looks muted and understated with the soft cotton floral lining. As well as making a regular purse sized one, I made an oversized version and boxed the corners so it will stand comfortably when filled with an array of goodies.
I've also spent a little time going through my wardrobe, packing away the majority of my summer clothes. They don't seem to have been out that long. But it's good to welcome back some old favourites and yes, there is a lot of grey there too!
Which season are you wearing now and more importantly, have the tights come out yet?