Just when I thought the chilly Autumn air had set in for good, a blissfully warm Saturday was bestowed upon us. We made an early start to stock up on terracotta pots, gardening supplies and snacks, then got to work repotting orphaned succulents. I've never had a garden to tend to before and am taking this newly acquired responsibility very seriously. Having said that, I did almost kill one of our beloved house plants today with an overwatering catastrophe... lesson learnt.
I've spent the past few days painstakingly mending a plethora of vintage which I gathered during our time in America. Some just need an odd button or a thorough ironing but other pieces like this beautiful Edwardian blouse require countless hours of tedious hand sewing, accompanied by copious cups of tea and cadbury creme eggs. It was well worth the mammoth mending effort. Made of the softest cotton I've ever felt, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this century year old blouse has a few more decades of wear left in her.
Next up in the mending queue is a ratty 1920s silk gown, I cannot wait to bring this baby back to life!