Sunday, August 10, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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.
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.
Go enjoy the sunshine!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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
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
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
I will be doing a giveaway on Instagram in a few days so keep your eyes peeled!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Not sure I am the biggest fan of Abba, will be by the time I get back though I'm sure! See you in a week.