Retro Shoes: American Duchess giveaway!

There are several super-cool posts just awaiting the removal of my current lurgy & pre-autumnal apathy (anyone else get that end-of-summer-dip? just me?) but in the short term, here’s a super, super cute giveaway. American Duchess, purveyors of fine historical footwear, have produced a pair of adorable 1930s inspired shoes. Not only of their usual… Read More


Cup. Mug. Cake. Bake.

I’ve been eating clean for months now: coffee is a totally different food group but no sugar, flour or baked goods have passed my lips since April. I’ve not missed it, to be honest: the freedom from cravings has been awesome. Until this last week. Four months later and the hormones/pmt kicked in. Something sweet… Read More






Forties films: a whole new reason to watch

I was watching TV while I tidied up, an early Hitchcock film was on and I noticed something: the clothes. This one on the younger daughter caught my eye because its similar to something I’m making for Wee Bear just now! Even the ‘dowdy’ older mother is smartly dressed: she always wears an apron when… Read More