08 July 2012

Lovely things 4

The weather in Dublin has been completely insane for the past month - according to the Met office it was the wettest June on record. It makes it very difficult to take outfit photos! I'm off to the Algarve (south of Portugal tomorrow) so hopefully I'll be back soon with a nice tan to show off in some new outfit posts. For the moment, here are some more lovely things..
owl case
I adapted the Kate Davies owls pattern that I used for my owl jumper to make a little phone case for a friend of mine. I think it worked out pretty well! (If I do say so myself). I wanted to make a cute gif animation showing a phone coming out of the case but I realised that I can't take a photo of my phone, with my phone.. oh dear.
use real butter
Photo by Use Real Butter
I've become a little bit obsessed with making banana icecream. I don't eat dairy products but frozen bananas make a really, really good icecream substitute! If you've never tried it, you'll be surprised by how creamy it tastes and you don't even need to add other ingredients. The recipe above from Use Real Butter suggests adding peanut butter or cocoa though, which both sound amazing!
Velvet bird bookworm
Bookworm dress by the Velvet Bird
I'm sure lots of you are already aware of the beautiful Velvet Bird blog and her store. But if not, how sweet is this dress? Especially the elbow patches! I'm dying to order from her... one day, one day.
Since I'm off on holiday, I've spent a lot of time looking for interesting swimwear - how amazing is this swimsuit from We Are Handsome? Unfortunately, a) I don't live near a stockist and b) the range seems to be very expensive. But still, I don't know why there has to be such a large gap between the cheap high-street swimsuits that are basically a triangle of fabric held up with string, and the expensive designer swimsuits that look like they might be designed to flatter or be used for actual swimming. It's really hard to find something that's both nice and reasonably priced!
girl scout
Finally, my friend Dorota has started an awesome style blog called Girl Scout. I highly recommend you check it out, she's just started but she looks like a total blogging pro. I think she's going places!

I hope every one is having a sunny July, do you have any travel plans?

7 thoughts:

Laura Go said... Reply to comment

I wish I was travelling! Have a beautiful trip to Portugal! And I hope you get that awesome swimsuit! It's AMAZING.

♥ laura
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Becky said... Reply to comment

That owl is amazing!! You're so talented. I wish I could knit something like that.



Annia said... Reply to comment

I just found your blog!
I love it!!!

I made a blog a couple of months ago too!
I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
Thank you!


Pinkrain - Mafalda Laezza said... Reply to comment

wow! I love that swimsuit and your owl too!

Trees said... Reply to comment

I just got back from my winter holiday in Vanuatu and now I am feeling rather sorry for myself again as I am back in the Wellington winter!

I love that owl case you knitted - very cute, well done:D

Madeline said... Reply to comment

That's the best swimsuit, never seen one like it!

Anonymous said... Reply to comment

Dropping in from Kizzy Knits. The banana ice cream looks AMAZING. So doing this!!!!! I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago telling what I do with frozen bananas (here: http://raisingyourrainbows.blogspot.com/2012/08/nutrition-101.html). Thanks for sharing this :)

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