I'm not going to write about photography today.... although one teeny camera appears to have slipped in! (No idea how that happened). As well as being genuinely easily distracted, I'm also a very nostalgic and sentimental soul. In this guest post it's my pleasure to share with you some lovely objects that are inspiring me as we head into spring.
Lovely things for sentimental hearts:
1. I have a huge crush on this wonderful, yet likely completely impractical mini suitcase from Liberty. It's covered in the iconic floral 'Eloise' print.
2. I always have a few creative projects on the go. I love making things - my grandmothers taught me to knit and to sew when I was very young. At the moment I'm finishing off a scrappy quilt. I love the recycled fabric range from Worn & Washed, which come in pre-cut strips in colour co-ordinated bundles.
3. Bloggers the world over are already huge fans of shoes by Swedish Hasbeens. I love these t-bar clogs in pale leather. I'd wear them with tights until the weather warms up, and then with pretty vintage dresses all summer.
4. Tatty Devine make unique, quirky and irreverent jewellery. These tiny flower earrings are made from 1920s millinery silk.
5. Just like my photography, I like my music analogue too. I've been searching for a record player for months, and I've now got my heart set on this retro-styled one from Steepletone. Nothing beats the sound of vinyl!
6. I tend to use satchels as handbags, as they're great for carrying all my stuff plus a couple of cameras everywhere I go. I got sick of putting my handbag down all the time to take photos - a satchel is the perfect solution! All winter I've used a black leather satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company (oh, and it has my initials embossed on it! LOVE!). For spring I'd love something lighter and brighter, like this pretty and practical canvas haversack.
7. This tortoiseshell coloured cat ring is another fabulous design from Tatty Devine. Readers of my blog will know I'm a bit of a cat lady - a badge I wear with honour! I think this is just the cutest thing ever.
8. The Diana Mini camera is a girl for all seasons - and for spring I love the white version. She's the little sister of the 60s cult camera, the Diana. She takes 35mm film and produces dreamy, retro looking pictures through her little plastic lens.
9. I discovered these handmade lip balms in vintage tins at the Bust Craftacular a couple of years ago in London. Made by Andrea Garland, they make wonderful gifts. Oh, and when you've used it up, you can have it refilled for a fraction of the price!
I hope you enjoyed my selections. I certainly enjoyed picking them out for you. Thanks for having me here at For The Easily Distracted...