Nothing New

Should I Start A Blog?


I have found myself over the last few years putting other people first. I have silenced my voice at times and let others take the lead so that they stay happy. Now is the time to reclaim my voice, to put myself at the front of my life and give myself some time.

Prior to this I have blogged for many years. I have blogged about my fashion, family, style, sewing and my dogs.

With the silence of my voice, I also felt a loss to write. I have contemplated whether I wanted to continuing to blog although my resolution to not buy anything new stands.

I googled ‘Should I start a blog?’ and I was inspired by the breadth of reasons to start or in my case to cognate to write. These were the top reasons that came up…

Blogging is easy.

Blogging makes you a better person.

Blogging helps other people.

You can make money with blogging.

Use blogs to stay in touch.

You can make world a better place.

Blog can help to grow your business.

Blogging can become your hobby.

Blogging helps to improve writing and argumentation skills.

Having refreshed my thoughts blogging and having such an inspiring project as not buying anything new for a year, it seemed rather sad not to continue documenting my thoughts and findings. So its with new and improved vigour that I continue this blog.

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Emergency DIY Jewellery Storage Makeover


As everyone was back to work today, my mental to do list was ‘remove Christmas’.

I’m not as miserable as I sound but the year has started and I’m determined to achieve something this year other than house work…

And I did achieve!

I have been bugging myself silly over the picture frames I created to hang earrings from. It’s a simple idea where you simply staple gun mesh wire to the back of an old picture frame. Simple and very effective, however previously when I had time I had painted the frames to match each other but when I made the second batch of frames I ran out of time.

Today armed with an extra shot of coffee, a paint brush and some acrylic gold paint - I simply painted the frames (carefully) whilst hanging and within two hours and 3 coats pf paint they are done!

Before painting the pictures frames…

Before painting the pictures frames…

And after ❤️

And after ❤️

A simple and small job but one that has made me super happy. Plus I already had the paint (which from memory was £5) and a paint brush. The job took a small amount of time and no extra money being spent.

#NothingNew seems to be creeping into other parts of my life and its fun!


New Years Day 2019


Rixo x Laura Jackson - Dress, Mui Mui - Boots.

Rixo x Laura Jackson - Dress, Mui Mui - Boots.

New Years Eve and New Years Day (apart from my birthday) are two of the hardest days of the year for me. I simply find them over whelming at the start of the day and then only end up feeling under whelmed by the end of the day. The pressure to perform, achieve, list, analyse ourselves only serves to simply freak me out! So as I type this as the clock just approaches 5.30pm - I am glad to say that the day is nearly over and I have survived. In fact I’ve had a great day walking dogs, generally chatting about very little and baking fresh bread.

Last night was spent at the London Palladium, where I wore my last purchase of 2018 a Rixo X Laura Jackson sequin dress. It’s a great dress that is timeless and will last years, in fact I’m keen to try wearing it again and again daytime and evening in so many different ways.

It is a super simple, rather 1930s inspired shape and has set my mind thinking about what direction my first recycled / up cycled sewing project should be… as 1920s and 1930s clothing is becoming so hard to find and because its in such a delicate condition now, It has inspired me to think along these lines for the silhouette.