Thursday, 6 January 2011

New Year, new post!

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you are all fighting along with your resolutions and not finding an excuse to still drink bubbly by midday and gorge on chocolates (ahem!'s on my many lists of what not to do)

I am back writing a regular column called 'cutting edge' for the brilliant, a fashion and modelling industry website, where I get to do a spot of fashion forecasting. If you want to see my predictions for what we'll all be donning and hankering for in 2011 then please click through here.

I got quite a few clicks on my post on How to make a cushion cover from an old jumper and as one of my trend forecasting musings involved the resurgence of the artisan and the crafty approach to fashion I have mustered up a new project. I saw this lovely idea in the new Elle Decoration which transformed a vintage tennis racket into a mirror and wall feature. I will scan the pic in but for now to help your foggy minds I found this very similar picture from styled by the interior designer Grant K Gibson. Now I am a great hoarder, it's in the blood as my grandad was a smithy and his garden was a fantastical land of scrap metal, and of course I have a pair of vintage rackets! I also know a great cheap glass cutters on the Muswell Hill Broadway who'll hopefully fit the mirror for pennies. Please send me posts or links to any random projects you are undertaking, I love to see others mad surges of creativity!