Monday, 26 May 2014

Dried Flower Crown: A Bank Holiday DIY


Hello my loves,
From a very young age I have been in love with dried flowers. I used to pick numerous bunches of dandelions and daisies and press them in between my heaviest books, when I was at school,as this was before I got my vintage flower press. I had gathered such an array of different dried out bits and pieces, that I decided to make the most of the three day weekend and create something with them. I couldn't think of anything more perfect than a flower crown, just in time for summer. It is really easy peasy to make and this is how I did it... 

What You Need:
Dried & Pressed flowers
Thick Headband
Glue Gun
Scissors
Step one
Separate out the leaves, ferns, gourse etc into a pile. Start by gluing the leaves all over the band, until covered. This will be the base of the crown, for you to build on. You can start adding bits of fern and bracken, making sure it is cut to size and fits with the base of the band. 
Step Two
The next bit is to gather all the pressed, smaller or flatter flowers and start gluing them on top of the base. Try and layer them from the bottom and work your way up into the middle of the crown, on both sides. 
Step Three
Lastly bring together all of the dried larger flowers, especially buds. Making sure you leave a little of the stalk to help support the flower, glue towards the ends and the middle of the crown. Try to make sure that everything is dispersed and you are happy with the compilation. 
Hopefully after a while of adding, cutting, gluing and more adding, you should have your very own dried flower crown. Keep in a dry place and wear whenever and with whatever you want :)

If anyone has any questions about drying or pressing flowers, please let me know. 
What flowers would you use to make a crown?

Lots of Love
 


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Dressing To Match My Bike

Dress~Vintage/Bag~H&M/Necklace~C/O Sugar&Vice/Socks~Topshop/Shoes~Primark

Well hello there my lovelies,

I do hope you are all enjoying this glorious May weather and have had the chance to finally dust off your summer dresses and pop on your sunnies, I certainly have. Today was the first day that fur coat became pastel cardigan and black tights became yellow ankle socks. I woke up this morning and couldn't wait to hop on my bike and pick up a bunch of fresh flowers ( a little Sunday tradition of mine). It was also the perfect excuse to wear my new little vintage dress, I picked up from a stall in Brick Lane. I think I have just about enough gingham to last me a lifetime now!

Blue and yellow is one of my favourite colour combinations, especially when it comes to outfits. I am in love with my new daffodil necklace from Sugar & Vice, the whole shop is a wonderland of beautiful acrylic jewelry and this statement necklace completed my summer outfit. Oh and of course I had to match my socks to my bag and accessories out of habit.

I am nearly finished with my DIY post, so that will be up ever so soon.

Have a wonderful week and lots of love


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tulle Tuesday

Bow~Vintage/Crop Top~Topshop/Skirt~Ebay/Socks~Topshop/Shoes~Topshop

Hello my beauties,

Sorry for my short absence, work has got me up to the neck in medicine exams and the like and my normal life has seemed to have taken a short break. But with my birthday coming up next weekend, I decided to take a few days much needed break to sort through my room and get back to my little blog.

Let me start by saying that showing this much skin in one outfit is never something I would normally do, but the weather called for it and I just couldn't bare to pop on a cardigan in this glorious sun. May is generally my favourite month of the year and I love breaking out all of my pastels and brights to correspond with the warm air. I am wearing a lot of Topshop in this outfit, again something I am not used to doing, but I thought why not try to incorporate some more High Street garments into my ensembles. This sweet little gingham crop was an impulse buy a few days ago, I just couldn't resist its charm.
Tulle skirts have always been a love of mine and I found an eBay shop that makes all of these beautiful shades, including the green one I chose. I am currently awaiting its grey sister to join in my tulle filled dreams. 

I have lots more posts planned, which I will be starting this week. Including a DIY and my very first video, which I am petrified to post. I used to dabble in Youtube a few years ago, but this will be the first one attached to my blog and I hope you guys will enjoy it. I will keep you posted on Instagram and will do a little post on it here.

Wow, ok enough rambling, speak soon :)

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