Freitag, 4. April 2014

Excuses Excuses

Just so that we’re all up-to-date, here are some of the epic head-tapes I have been repeating to myself over the last 2.5 years.  These, coupled with food consumption reaching dizzying heights, have resulted in me being fat, basically.  Sadly, in my reality, not a great place to be:

  • My mother and sister are overweight.  It is my destiny.
  • Over-eating is my only coping mechanism.  I need food to get by in life.
  • I had a difficult pregnancy. (Any number of sub-clauses to fit in here… so I have the perfect excuse to let myself go;  my physiology has changed and I can no longer lose weight… you get the idea).
  • I am older than the average new Mum.  That’s why I am heavier than the rest…
  • Diets are bad.  I have no alternative for losing weight.
  • My mother loads us down with unhealthy food on a regular basis.  It’s her fault.

Am I alone here?   I suppose I'm asking for help and support really.

Mittwoch, 2. April 2014

The Shame

I’ll be honest with you; life is a roller-coaster.  What an absolute thrill it is to enter the world of motherhood.  Boy, don’t you know you’re living?  Haven’t you felt love like no other?  Isn’t it all just an absolute honour and wonder?  A resounding YES, damn right, is my answer to all of the above.

And with that ultimate high, my deepest trough is the endless suffering caused purely by my weight gain. As superficial, uncool and trivial as that sounds, it is there, my friends, and I encourage myself to suffer shame at a very deep level on a daily basis. 

Dienstag, 12. Juli 2011


I'm going through a bit of an experimental phase at the moment and there are a couple of things that I keep playing with.  Still not 100% sure if they're working for me but thought you might enjoy the attempts :-)

Pattern Mixing

My first attempt was fairly mild, keeping the colours the same and working with one very subtle pattern.  I've gone a step further this time!  Different colours!  Obvious patterns! And no, OK, I haven't accesorized and yes, I did actually wear my trainers.  Oh come on, I'm pregnant and had miles to walk to the shops ;-))) 

But, with some nice shoes and jewellry, I think it could be really nice!




Silk headscarves, while very often beautiful, don't stay in my hair without gallons of product.  So, I put on my cotton, tie-died scarf that I bought in Japan yeeeeaaaaarrrs ago.  Stayed in all day.  I have one in purple too. 


What do you think?  Tell me about your current experiments!!

Freitag, 8. Juli 2011

Project re-style 2: stamps (part 2)

My new morning project (read here): rejects from a stamp collection and frames from a charity shop.  The framing proved MUCH more difficult than I thought, so I cheated and split the project into 2 phases. 


I blew up (photocopied, people, photocopied) my collection of edible and poisionous mushroom stamps from the DDR (1980 - aren't they cool???), and made an amateur attempt at paper cutting them out:



That act was inspired by this book.  Phenomenal. Have a look at Hino Aoyama or Peter Callesen, and watch my attempts melt into insignificance :-)


Ta ra, what do you think?


Montag, 4. Juli 2011

Getting Bigger...

... or did my t-shirt shrink in the wash?  I seriously asked myself that this morning.  Well, it's one or the other. 

I'm in a bit of a disorganized rush today and it's not because I have too much to do.  Not to worry, my fuzzy hairdo (photo 2) is perfectly reflecting my state of mind so everything's matching.

I know what you're thinking though.  My tights are too dark.  They're the only Mummy tights I have (you know the ones with the ginormous bellies) and it's fe-reeezing (11°C!!!). Once again, dear readers, another little luxury getting in the way of a tremendous blog shot (read here).




I hope you like my brooch, bag and red shoes as much as I do... and that you're having a clear-minded, focussed kind of a day :-)

Freitag, 1. Juli 2011

Project re-style 2: stamps (part 1)

My new morning project (read here): rejects from a stamp collection and frames from a charity shop.  The framing is proving a little more difficult than I thought, so am (cheating) splitting this up into 2 phases.  What do you think so far?


stamps_frames_after (part 1)

I've also got some random getting dressed moments from this week:




I think I look tired; but I suppose that's what pregnancy does to you.
Have a fab weekend everyone.

Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

A rose is a rose is a... but a necklace is so much more

I got this beautiful string of beads from my man a few years ago and while I've always loved it, haven't really had the 'outfit' to go. 


Until now!  And boy, it's so much more than just a necklace...

The Necklaceneck_1

The Baby Bumper (the stone whacks Little Baby in time to my steps)
The Gypsy Bangle

The Strangulation Device (not to be attempted during later stages of pregnancy)

Hanging Loose

Which look do you prefer? 
Do you have any other ideas for outfits to go with this necklace?