Friday, October 24, 2014

Back to normal....

I've just got back from being away for 6 weeks and slowly adjusting back to real life. I have many posts to put up about our adventure, which I'm sure will come slowly once over the jet lag and we've bought some furniture for our new flat!

Just a little sneak at some (!!) of the fabric I got in Japan. I love Japan.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Adventure time starts now!

See you in 6 weeks! We're off to explore California and Japan! Might pop back posting some pictures along our way. Be good xx

Mollie Makes Home 3 - feature!!!

Mollie Makes Home 3 is out now! You can find a tutorial in there on how to make this woven wall hanging! Its a great issue, you should check it out!

It also comes with a printed version of 91 magazine! Ace!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pom pom pouches

Giving these 2 necklaces as gifts I thought they needed pouches. Toweling pom pom ones of course!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ta very much

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway! You said such kind words and many asked about a possible shop... I will be hopefully setting a shop up with the necklaces and will get this sorted soon I promise. Please bare with me! 

Pot from Anthropologie.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fancy pom pom towel

Summertime!!! Aw yeh! I made myself a lounge about the garden kind of towel! I whipped this up in about 2 hours all ready for the afternoon sun... thought I'd share how... pretty simple!

1. You will need, toweling fabric, patterned fabric and some pom pom trimming. They can be cut to your desired size or shape. I chose a regular shape for a towel but a little bit bigger.
2. Making sure that when you cut the toweling it is a little larger than the patterned fabric as it seems to fray a lot more. Pin the two right sides together.

3. Sew up leaving a 15cm gap, turn inside out and press with an iron.
4. I did a line of stitching along the edges to neaten the seams. You can see in the above picture. Next I pinned my pom pom trimming along the top. This will also hide the seam.

Done! I also did a few lines of stitches across the towel to secure the 2 fabrics together. This is so it doesn't slip when you are sitting/lying on it!

Go enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Adventure time...

London to California .... California to Japan

So yep.... come September myself and Hels (above) will be popping off for 6 weeks. All our flights are booked. We are in the process of booking places to stay, places to visit. Getting pretty excited. 

The plan is.... we fly to LA and make our way around California for 4 weeks. Maybe visiting Portland if we can make it up there in time, fingers crossed we can. We are going to be visiting places like Salvation Mountain, a secret swimming pool in the middle of the Mojave desert. The world famous crochet museum, Lake Tahoe. Also hitting destinations such as San Diego, San Francisco, Yosemite and Death Valley. We have already started booking some accommodation, including a stay at the Brewery Arts Complex in an indoor tree house in down town LA and a 'Zensational' mobile trailer in San Diego. Most of these places we visit we'll be staying in a camper of sorts to cut down costs of travel and accommodation.

We then fly out of San Francisco round to Japan for 2 weeks. Again, our list is endless... we want to visit the Studio Ghibli museum, go to a green tea spa, the 7 store stationery shop and try a boiled egg from their many many weird vending machines. Our trip is looking mega exciting!

The reason I am putting this post up (not to bang on about more holidays) but to help us... do you have any recommendations in any of these places? Places to stay (we're on a tight budget), places to eat, places to visit.... anything. The weirder the better! We would be so grateful for recommendations, we want this trip to be pretty personal so it would be nice to hear your favourites! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

More necklaces??

I finished them!! I'm pretty pleased with myself! I think I might put a few up in an online shop if people are interested! I've worn mine every day since!

For a chance to win the necklace below repost this image on Instagram with #peasandneedlesgiveaway, and follow @peasandneedles and I'll announce the winner next Sunday 10.08.14 good luck!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mamma Mia times

I went away to a small island called Skiathos for a week. They filmed Mamma Mia here, man they are massive fans! You can see it 3 times a week at the outside cinema or go on one of many themed boat tours.

We gave that a miss. Instead we spent most days lying on various beaches, swimming in the sea, eating ice creams, drinking cocktails and walking around in the baking hot sun.

To be honest, the island is a little too touristy for my liking. So many bars catered for the English tourists and some days they were just a bit too much. We tried our best to keep away but I guess we did find ourselves warming to the cocktail happy hour which lasted for 4 hours every so often!

Sad to be home now as holidays are always a nice treat. But at least we are having pretty lovely weather here!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Many many beads

Just before I went away I got my beads back from the pottery place! I love them! I am so excited to make these into some necklaces. I wish I could wear all 30 beads on one necklace but unfortunately I think the weight of them might pull my head off.

I will be doing a giveaway on Instagram in a few days so keep your eyes peeled!