Friday, 18 December 2009

Vintage Hairstyling

I'm trying to grow my fringe out at the moment. It's frustrating. I wish I woke up in the morning with my hair looking like this.

"She shows you how to achieve some fantastic 40s and 50s hairdos - victory rolls, waves and pompadours, the fake fringe (bangs) then more than twenty hairstyles called things like "The Vixen", "The Casino Wife" and "For The Boys."

Who else desperately wants to know what a 'Casino Wife' do would look like? I'm sure I need more hair glamour in my life. Available here.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

All I want for Christmas is...

....2 of these please! These beautiful handmade cushions are made from vintage fabric and are available from emmalovesretro, along with a lovely range of vintage fabric cushions, gifts and upholstery projects. (image via

Monday, 14 December 2009

Gifts for Kids - High(web)street Edition

More gifts for kids - this time they're from the high(web)street - ideal for those last minute online shopping sprees. We are fast approaching the last day to order online in time for Christmas - get your credit cards at the ready people - you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own home.

Above: Muji Decorate your own mug £ 14.95. (via The next two will probably be appreciated by parents as well as kids:

Paul Frank - Julius Matching Game (via

Set of 20 Staedler Triplus Colour Fibre Tips. (via

Lego Harry Potter (is it me or does this Harry look like he ate some pies since the movie) (via

Tattoo Plasters (via

Gifts for Kids - Handmade

One of the things I like about getting older is that there are the amount of people who are younger than you increases every year! That may sound obvious, but think back to when you were 16 or 17. Were toddlers and young kids on your horizon then? Now I'm finding that every year I get to buy more fun gifts for kids. The best thing about this is that you know the receipient will be truelly excited about your present. Here are a few things I would love to give to a smiling kid on a christmas-sugar-high this year.

Christmas Stickers by Lou Peajeux. Lou Peajeux' shop on Folksy is well worth a visit - check out the lovely Shop banner with hand lettering!

I always loved interactive gifts - and still do. Added bonus: it keeps the little ones occupied while you relax with a Baileys.

Less interactive, but definitely not less cute: Chocolate Pudding Bear by Treacle Zoo.

This one I really want myself: Pink Unicorn Necklace by Ich Bin.

For slightly older monsters - Monster Takeout by Made by Kate.

I can't get over how awesome these finger puppets are. They're called Mungo, Goofrey, Spiglett and Noodle. Set of Monster Finger Puppets by MuNGBEANS. (I really recommend checking out the whole shop!)

Another post of non-handmade gifts to follow!