Beautiful dresses by wearydrearies.
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Beautiful dresses by wearydrearies.
Simple airy tops from Garden Dub.
As you will see, I have a bit of a problem when it comes to the subject of fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, mittenettes, handwarmers or gauntlets. Whatever you call them, my Etsy favorites list is full to the brim with them. Allow me to show you the best I’ve found in the hope that it will keep me from buying up each and every pair myself!
$32 by Chez Plum.
$34 by Coquelicot Salon.
$32 by Jeannie Knits. These need to come live in my coat pockets.
$35 by While They Play.
$65 (mmm, cashmere!) by Adventures of Jessica Rose. (I have room in my pockets for these too!)
I love them all. Which pair(s) spoke to your taste?
Tie dye is classic hippy style, but I don’t actually always like it. I think it works best when you’ve got subtle shades of the same colour happening, rather than as many different bright colours you can throw onto a t-shirt at once. Shades of pink from bright to pale to white looks girly and pretty and can be quite fairy-like. Ocean blue greens look lovely together and remind me of summer holidays and mermaids.
When I was pregnant with my first child, we were kindly given lots of hand-me-down baby clothes, including several baby-grows and vests that were once white, but were now stained and looked a bit grubby. Apart from that, they had plenty of life left in them, so we bought a couple of packets of dylon and set to work making various patterns. Not yet knowing the sex of the baby, we went for purples. We got so many compliments on those baby grows – I wish I had set up a hand-dyed baby grow business there and then. Oh well! Never mind, other people thought of it too and you can now buy some fabulously dyed outfits for babies.
A dark colour and black always looks good too; especially purple or red. This often has a pagan or witchy feel about it and is great on long dresses.
You’ve also got to be careful of the pattern. My preference is when the fabric has been scrunched and dyed for an all-over random effect. Lines across the item of clothing usually look good, but be warned of circles – the technique where you put a marble or something into the material and tie up the area around it so that afterwards you’re left with circles spreading from a central point. For some reason on men’s t-shirts, the point is right in the middle, highlighting even a slightly over-weight stomach. On women’s tops, two circles seem to always highlight the nipples – fine if you’ve got the confidence for this eye-catching look, but not so good when one of the tie-dyed circles is a bit wonky!
We’re two designers with a real passion for handmade items, ranging from jewelry to house wares. We like bold statements, individuality and anything that is a little out of the ordinary. This reflects on the techniques and materials used in our work, all intended to be one of a kind, rather than ‘ready made’. Knitting, crocheting, various dying methods, screen printing, sewing and clay forming are all part of our techniques when creating something new. We use fabrics, leather, polymer clay, wood, wool and anything that has an fresh or urban feel to it. Please read shops policies for further info & feel free to contact us for any questions \suggestions. Stay in touch by clicking LIKE on FB page where we’ll be posting things that inspire us, work processes [from our studio and from other designers] and of course new items and sales. Enjoy, Lesley & Hannah