30 Jul 2013

Traditional Spanish town

Well I'm back! Yesterday I got back from an amazing holiday to Valencia. We had a great time it was hot, and I mean hot, 43c some days, which made walking up mountains very hard! Over the next week I am going to share a few posts from my trip, the days were so different I think some deserve their own post. Valencia is a beautiful city and is surrounded by amazing views and gorgeous traditional spanish towns, an hours drive from were we was staying was a beautiful market town. We strolled through the market which was just like the ones we have here but once we worked our way up the hills you became lost in a maze of narrow streets. It was beautiful, some of the streets were only a meter wide 
and on each corner you would find old chairs were the old men would sit and stray cats would sit by them, it  really was an enchanting place. 

My boyfriend bought me this beautiful duck egg blue maxi dress whilst on holiday

Much love
Natasha x


21 Jul 2013

Granny Chic giveaway!

I have reached over 170 followers and realised it's about time I did a giveaway to say thank you! Up for grabs is this amazing Granny Chic book, it is full of craft granny chic ideas, it's all about finding old things and sprucing them up! i know great right? 
"Granny Chic offers inspiration to keen crafters hoping to breathe life into vintage fabrics and second-hand objects. This book also offers advice on granny chic lifestyle, from befriending your local fabric shop to creating a handmade home. It includes full of ideas it can have you rustling in your vintage fabric to find your inner granny chic crafting soul."

So to enter here is what you have to do.
You can gain more entries depending on how many different ways you enter, so heres the list.
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If you have entered through any of these ways please comment on here to let me know, don't forget to give me your username for each way you have entered. If you tweet about my competition please provide the link. At the end of your comment please provide your email address so I can let you know if you win. Giveaway open to UK residents only and closes on 11/8/2013

Good Luck! 
Much Love
Natasha x


19 Jul 2013

catch up with my photo journal

A few weeks ago i shared with you my smash folio here from K&CO so I thought I would share with you an update! Scrapbooking really isnt that hard, and I'm hoping these posts inspire a few of you who have never tried it! The other night I sat for 6 hours on my bed surrounded by paper and photos and scrapbooked! I had breakfast at tiffanys playing and midnight in paris it was absolute bliss! Anyway in the book there are a few pages that dont take my fancy, and the other week I bought 3 packs of stock paper by the amazing AmericanCrafts these papers are amaze! Seriously, I got so excited when I saw them! They have that quirky vintage feel to them as well as (if your a blogger) a beautiful mess feel to them? So I covered some of the pages with these papers and also bought a pack of embellishments from them that are really cute, the hot air balloon, the "oh lovely" tab and the boat "lets go on an adventure" are all from the pack. I have also added some paperchase stickers to my book, the two owls, clouds, bunting and whale are just a few I've used. I love paperchase way too much then I should and I have become obsessed with their stickers, I mean I was laid in bed thinking about how I needed to buy more, hello 9 yr old me! 
Much Love 
Natasha x

14 Jul 2013

D.I.Y Flower Crown

It has been a while since I did a DIYso today I created my own floral crown, I have seen some really gorgeous floral crowns online but they are so expensive, so I decided to make my own. That way I get it exactly how I want it and at a fraction of the price

You will need,
a selection of flowers (hobby craft do really good realistic ones)
wire cutters
floral tape
and green garden wire

  2. Create a circle of wire to fit your head, I wrapped mine around 4 times to make it sturdy, i secrured it together by cutting pieces 4 inches long and wrapping it around a few sections

 3. Take your flower and cut some more wire and secure it onto the band by wrapping it around the stem of the flower

4.  Now start building up your crown by adding more flowers, keep trying it on to make sure you like how its going. I did mine so it was heavy to one side as I wanted a crown were the flowers were more to the left of my head and not all the way across.

5. Once you have all your flowers on secure the end and hide the wire on the ends with the floral tape

This crown took about an hour to make and cost about £10 to create. It was really easy to do and I love my crown! Another idea would be to make one as an alternative to a hat/fascinator for a wedding or ladies day, for flowers a little more formal but just as beautiful I would goto Randall Ribbons *. They sell gorgeous flowers that are more suitable for occasions like this, I especially love their flowers made from feathers! Amazing if you want to stand out and wear something nobody else will have!
   Let me know if you make one!  
Much Love 
Natasha xx


8 Jul 2013

Oh hello summer

As I'm sure you are all aware we have finally seen Summer! This weekend was boiling! We decided to goto Easington beach on the yorkshire East coast, spurn point near enough. I love this place and have always come since I was a little girl, and my mum always use to come with my Gran and Grandad when she was little, so it was really nice to share my favourite place with my boyfriend. There is nothing there, no amusments, no rides no nothing, it is literally a beach and a bird reserve. The beach has a lot of WW2 bunkers on it that use to be on the coast and have collapsed into the sea. The coast is literally wearing away, every time you come it's different. Walk half a mile and your at Kilnsea Beach which is basically the beach then a road then the River Humber, sometimes the sea completely takes the road and the people living at the light house and coast guard are cut off from the main line. It's a beautfiul gem that many people don't realise exists. We had a picnic on the beach, played tennis and went for a long walk along the deserted beach, paddled in rock pools and walked along the road in between the sea and the river. It was a prefect summers day.
Much love 
Natasha x


6 Jul 2013

pretty in white

Todays ootd post is of a beautiful white dress I bought from h&m. I got it form my trip to Valencia, but with it being so hot today I thought I would put it on. It comes with a tie belt but a brown one would look just as nice and make it have a more boho feel. I teamed it with gold sandals, blue nails and a floral crown to add a little colour to my outfit. Oh and Mr Bert the basset hound wanted to say hello!
Much Love 
Natasha x 

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