Crafty, for a change.

September 4, 2012

A couple of weeks back I was invited by Lilly to participate in a re-styling and crafting event in London. Even though I live a bit far it was well worth travelling for the day: I saw friends from Lisbon Teresa and João, which I hadn’t seen in a few years and had a lovely afternoon sitting with the girls, just chatting and making pretty things. It was a very nice afternoon, spent bonding over some of our mutual interests and also very inspiring to hear other people talking about their ideas and projects for the future. It is something I had been missing, hanging out with other creative people as we end up nurturing each other’s creativity.

The idea of the event was to alter something you already own that for some reason needs altering or sprucing up. I took a couple of projects to do that day: a white t-shirt and an old black skirt I was going to throw away but thought I could re-use the material (recycling is good!) and a pair of glittery loafers to add some big red pompoms to, as inspired by this. Amy from Dolls are United! was also there and was kind enough to snap some photos of me. You can also see Amy’s photos here.

Me and Lilly

The finished tee and a cardigan Lilly embellished.

The pompoms, halfway. I will have to show you the finished shoes some other time as I had to finish them back at home, there wasn’t enough time to do everything.

The heat was too much! I am glad I wore a strapless dress. It’s not like I have a lot of oportunities to wear these here anyway…
pearl headband – H&M
Dress – Wet Seal
Bag – Pylones
Tights – H&M
Shoes – Irregular Choice

Obviously I couldn’t wait to wear my t-shirt, so I wore it the next day to work:


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  • Reply Connie September 4, 2012 at 14:43

    How fun to have friends to craft with! The tee shirt is very chic. And is that a watering can handbag? Wow. Way cute, comme toujours.

  • Reply shooting star September 4, 2012 at 16:42

    wat my eyes r stuck on is the awesome bag u got 🙂

  • Reply Clara Turbay September 4, 2012 at 16:56

    Perfect lines and style.

  • Reply Cat September 4, 2012 at 17:22

    Que giro, tenho uma mala “regador” igual à tua, mas em preto :)) Já não a uso há muito tempo e agora fiquei com saudades, tenho que voltar a usá-la, é muito fofa ;)**


  • Reply Joni September 4, 2012 at 17:24

    Wow, love this big black flowers on the white tee. That's a great idea really. I bought some of Megan's button flowers and have yet to narrow down what I want to do with them. You look fantastic in the little hotpants too. 😉 That's what we called em' back in the late 60's.

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil September 4, 2012 at 17:25

    Oh man, pom pom construction beings back memories, and I adore your watering can bag – it's amazing! Sounds like a great day.

  • Reply SACRAMENTO September 4, 2012 at 18:30

    Gorgeous and crafty you.
    Love everything about your ensemble.

  • Reply Karolina B-H September 4, 2012 at 19:09

    Cute tshirt!! I wisk I could sew too…


  • Reply wardrobeexperience September 4, 2012 at 19:28

    fun shirt …
    but i really love the strapless dress and the bag!

  • Reply Hang T. Tran September 5, 2012 at 07:40

    very nice Mrs.D! I wish there are some fun and creative events like this here. I am glad you had a nice time and came home with nice creations.
    I love your watercan bag!
    Btw, thank you so much for having nominated me for Leisbter Awards. I am preparing for the post ^_^

  • Reply Melanie September 5, 2012 at 08:05

    Brilliant T-shirt! The event looks like a whole lot of fun. And is that a bag? Ooooh, I love that so much, now my mind is spinning thinking of ways to make my own.

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