Friday, April 29, 2011

Feature Friday: Fabulously Fierce Home Decor!

It is Friday, and this time I am as happy as the rest of the office hours people, cause I have the weekend off!

Today I'm gonna be featuring a crafter & shop that I've featured more than once in my blog, Kylie from Fabulously Fierce & Willow Goose, and this time it'll be to share with you something she has recently added to her Home Decor shop, embroidered towels!

After recently purchasing an embroidery machine, she started adding this amazing bath & kitchen towels to her Etsy shop, so even if it's gonna be a while till I'll have a place to call my own where I'll need them, I decided to grab a couple sets of each type!

Kylie hold onto them and only shipped them so they'd arrive once I was back from my vacation, and so, they arrived today! I was so excited that before stashing them safely to wait for when they'll be needed for my own place, I took some pics of them so I could show them off!

I got a set of bath towels with Edgar Allan Poe & the Raven embroidered that are absolutely awesome! Since the towels are white, they'd look great with any bathroom, except a too white one.

And I also got a set of Alice In Wonderland themed kitchen towels, and they are also amazing! I love them, and they looked pretty awesome on my mum's kitchen, and since they have a neutral colour, they'd also match any kitchen colours!

Right now Kylie doesn't have these embroidery designs up for sale in the shop, but she has another Alice in Wonderland set, and some awesome Skully Chef kitchen towels that you really need to check out! ;)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wearing Handmade Wednesday: Resa Smith!

Getting back into the blogging groove, and showing off more of my handmade goodies, cause not blogging doesn't mean that I haven't been buying or wearing handmade, quite the contrary, since for almost everything, handmade is my first choice!

For my first Wearing Handmade Wednesday after my hiatus, I wanna show off one of my two Resa Smith dresses.

Showing off my improving chopstick skills and my Resa Smith dress

Group shot at Bardays' Inn in Goa

I'm more of a jeans and a t-shirt kinda girl, but some dresses are just too gorgeous (and comfy) to just pass up, and that's what happens with Resa Smith's maxi dresses! I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it in her Etsy shop! All the dresses are very much unique, going from limited edition dresses to one of a kind. And they are just fantastic pieces, with a wonderful attention to detail, till the very last stitch! Both her Etsy shop and her website shop are closed for now, but will reopen at the beginning of June, with new maxi and mini dresses, and I just can't wait to see them!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Road Goes Ever On And On...

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

Life does take us down very winding paths, even if some of them are only in our mind, and even if sometimes we just amble along and others drag ourselves on, there's always a time to pick ourselves up and continue on our path, hopefully not forgetting that the important thing is the journey and not the destination.

Finally, after an hiatus due to lack of motivation, probably a mix of being burnt out with work, the loss of my precious puppy Canela and the agony of being apart from the love of my life, I'm back to blogging. To avoid being overwhelmed, you push back strong emotions to go on with your life, with going to work, with spending time with your friends, cause I you let them take you, you just can't function right... but that takes a toll on you, and that toll is usually that spring in your step and that will to write, to share and to capture the beauty of life. I needed some time off, and my vacation to spend time with the bf was exactly what I needed. Plenty of time to think, to relax, to read, to cry, to look in the eyes of love... in short, time to pick myself up, and get myself on the road, back to writing, back to shooting and back to facing the world and my own chosen journey.

Laugh, Love and above all, Live.