Monday, 29 November 2010

i heart polaroids

Over the past couple of days I've been working on stitching a little Polaroid camera. I don't think you'd call it embroidery would you? I'm not really sure actually! I drew a simplified Polaroid camera on a bit of scrap material then stitched over it with embroidery thread. Here are a couple of photos...

There a bit untidy, I need a bit more practice! p.s. I used my favourite vintage dress as the 'backdrop' cause I love the pattern of it!

love ruby xox

Friday, 19 November 2010

Rainy days...

For the past week it has just been rain, rain, rain. Sometimes the rain is super fun but at other times the rain just seems grey and I feel a little bored stuck inside. When I'm in a warm house or in a cosy tent, watching or listening to the raindrops on the windows, or having a cosy evening in scrapbooking or watching a movie I really love the rain. All the recent raininess inspired me to do this blog post. Here's to the rain! ©

A few pretty things with a rain weather use or theme. Enjoy! From left to right-umbrella, purse, scarf, necklace, rubber stamps, flask, parasol umbrella, umbrella, brooch, coat, charm bracelet, wellies.

A film for a rainy day/evening snuggled in
a blanket and one of my favourite films too!

©A little craft project-

You will need a jar {a jam jar would be perfect,
I used a jar from a jar of vintage-style sweeties!},
tissue paper of any colour you would like,
a thick black pen, ribbon, glue & pennies.

This little project is super easy, it doesn't take very long at all! First you clean out the jar and take the label off the jar {if there is a label on your jar}.Next you write your phrase on a sheet of coloured tissue paper, I chose to write 'save your pennies for a rainy day as this suited the weather at the time and it's a cute phrase too! You can add little doodles, sequins or little decorative things like that to make it pretty, it's up to you what you do. Then you cut out your phrase, but make sure it fits on your jar! Then you glue it on, another idea would be to tape it on with the pretty patterned sticky tape you can get in crafty shops. When you have done that, all that's left to do is to tie a ribbon around the top of the jar for added cuteness. Don't forget to put all your spare pennies that you find in your jar! If you want your penny jar to look super smart you can clean your pennies before putting them in, learn how to do this here. xox

hope you enjoyed my rainy day post!
love ruby xox

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

My attempt at jewellery making...

For christmas last year I received some jewellery making wire and I haven't really used it up until now. I made a tape-measure bracelet out of, you guessed it, tape measure and the wire to make the fastening. The other day I made a necklace out of some old metal bobbins, the wire and a necklace chain of my sister's that she gave me to use. I wound the wire round the bobbins then attached it to the necklace chain. I think I need to practice jewellery making a bit more, my necklace doesn't look very professional! I enjoy making my own jewellery though and I make a lot of my hair accessories too.

love ruby xox

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Outfit ideas-a weekend in London

I just love going on long weekends to London with friends or family-it's super fun! Here I've put together a couple of outfits that I'd just looove to wear on a weekend trip to London, hope you like it!

Saturday outfit-dress, cardigan, tights, shoes, necklace
Sunday outfit-glasses, t-shirt, jacket, skirt, tights, boots, necklace
Luggage-bag, camera

love ruby xox

Monday, 15 November 2010


Little Dusty loves to dress up! Here she is looking very cute and cuddly wearing Minnie mouse ears. This was after she had had a nice wash and brush so she looks very smart :) I'm thinking of getting her this for a Christmas pressie...she already has a Santa coat, it's very warm and fluffy-she likes parading round the house in it.

love ruby xox

Moustaches on sticks!

Me and Dusty dog love moustaches on sticks!

Hope your weekend was full of niceness
love ruby xox

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Scotland Holiday

In the half term hols my family and our close family friends went on a lovely holiday to Scotland. The weather was quite chilly {but it gave me a chance to wear my cute & cosy teddy hat} and the drive up to the cottage we were staying in took several hours {beautiful scenery though}. There was no computer and the telly didn't work so I had plenty of free time for arty & crafty projects and scrapbooking while all the other children played on their beloved Nintendo DS' {I don't have one so I got left out of the many many many mario races}. Here are a few pics of our holiday. Pics of the scrapbooking coming soon.

 there were llamas in a field by
the cottage we were staying in (?) they
were so friendly and loved dusty!

there was a super fun rope swing down the little
woodland lane {you can see sonnny, the little
 boy on the swing, having the time of his life and
 dusty looking like she really wants a go!}

the pretty little town of plockton.

 me and my friend harriet having a great
time running about by a pretty waterfall.

me by the waterfall {wearing a very unattractive orange puffa coat}

Dusty looking very cute snuggled up in a blanket fast asleep
after a very long and tiring walk up a mountain.

Hope everyone's having a nice week

love ruby xox


I know, I know it's only November...but I just love christmas! It's the best time of year. I spotted this bracelet the other day, I would very much like love it for a christmas pressie...hint hint...

I Love Sewing Charm Bracelet

Perhaps the cutest bracelet ever. You can get it here.

lots of festive love
ruby xox