Wednesday, 26 November 2014

EXPLORING NEW MEDIUMS: PYROGRAPHY

'Writing with fire'.  Its amazing what can be achieved with burning into wood, more commonly known as Pyrography.
If you follow my instagram, (if not, you're missing out!) you may have seen my first attempt at etching into wood.

|I chose a rep of Bambi - keeping a woodland and nature feel theme |



Using only a basic kit I picked up in hobbycraft - a Kirstie Alsopp craft kit no less, I am amazed at the results and effect Pyrography creates.  Once I found my feet, after getting to grips with using the different pen nibs and developing a way of shading, I found using wood and 'fire' an interesting alternative to drawing on pen and paper.

| Etching out the initial outline |

| Adding in the shading |


The set I bought provided a variety of nibs to choose from; including those to draw with and decorative tools.  For the shading, I used a decorative nib which etched in multiple lines I could build up for depth.

Kat x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

AUTUMN FAVOURITES '14

Following on from my last post,  it seems I'm ready for A/W!  Here are my favourite go-to outfits so far this season.
| TWEED SKIRT - M&S | FLORAL SKIRT - Urban Outfitters (sale) |
I recently purchased the tweed skirt above, adding to my ever growing collection of pencil skirts! This '60's mod' style mini I find so flattering and comfy to wear, plus they're a nice change to black skinnies this time of year!
| JUMPER - M&S | CIGARETTE PANTS - ASOS | DRESS - River Island | POLO NECK - M&S|

I absolutely LOVE this houndstooth dress!  It has a very loose skater/swing style cut and the long sleeves give that added warmth when its a little chilly.

Never dismiss a shop! I wouldn't typically shop in M&S for clothes but they've recently made a turn around in some of their fashion.  Their Limited collection has some great wear for A/W, like the roll neck jumper above and you can't beat their basics! 


The brown sheepskin coat I wore LOADS last year and its another guaranteed staple this year.  The grey coat is a new addition,which has an 80's style cut, giving a much looser fit in the arms and body. Sheepskin coats can be a little pricey, so hunting for one in vintage/thrift/charity shops could lead you to a great find!

Layered jewellery in a mixture of gold and silver I'm pairing with lots of outfits this season.  Hoop earrings are another favourite which I'm hoping to get more in a variety of sizes.
| SHOES - KG Carvela(sale) | LOAFERS - Office |

Finally fave shoes! These were the first Kurt Geiger shoes I've ever bought and they are so comfy to wear all day! They have a nice chunky heel but still look feminine and look great teamed with the skirts above.

Patent loafers, or even anything patent for that matter, isn't something I particualrly go for. However, I love these loafers from Office! Beautiful oxblood colour and just so lovely to wear!

Kat x