Thursday, 17 April 2014

OOTD; Sunflowers&Stripes

top | american apparel | £40.00
skirt | diy
So as you can probably see I'm wearing the sunflower top once again, I think I'm going to be sick of the sunflowers by the end of summer (along with everyone probably sick of seeing me wear it)
I made this skirt just from some pink pinstripe fabric, I can't seem to stop with the pastel colours& already have my eye on some lilac gingham fabrics.
After paying for my holiday it's left me a little on the low side money wise, which in a way is a good thing as its making me actually make stuff myself rather than just being lazy&buying things I'd probably wear once&send to the charity shop. 
Hope you're all well & enjoying the Spring-ish weather.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

DIY with a difference: Flower Food Crazy

For Christmas I received a cook book which showed how to use edible flowers within cooking, I'm still yet to make the cake I wish to but, I came across a little magazine article about making flower food not just in cakes but frozen foods to. Firstly is Flower Ice Cubes, I think they would be perfect for a summer garden party or even just to make a drink look pretty.
Here is the article to share the instructions& my attempts of flower cubes:
Flowers that can be used : Violets, Geraniums, Jasmine, Pansies (what I used), marigold, Cornflowers & Carnations.
Pansies which I washed thoroughly then removed each petal ready to place into the frozen trays, 
(one third of a way). 
The flower cubes before adding more water&refreezing.
Once the ice cubes are completely frozen (I left them overnight), then you can use them in whatever drink you like. I went for water& some cute pink party straws.
Let me know if you give flower ice cubes a try& I hope you're all well!


Monday, 7 April 2014

OOTD; Checked Dress&Matching Sets

dress | handmade | around £6.00
hat | vintage | £3.00
necklace | topshop | £12.50
Recently in Topshop they've had loads of checked dresses which I really loved, however money isn't really on my side at the minute with having to buy fabric for uni&whatever else so I thought why not make one similar for myself. This (school uniform looking) fabric cost me around £6.00 for three meters which is really cheap & a huge saving compared to the £40 Topshop one& I'm actually quite happy with how it turned out.  I think I'm going to make a couple more in different fabrics for the summer/holiday as well as some more crop tops & skirts I made last year.
Whilst on about two piece crop tops/skirts, I thought I'd mention this palm tree set I recently bought in Primark. It was around £14.00 for both which I thought was a absolute bargain, they also had in with black tree printed on it.
I hope you're all doing well.