Monday, 21 September 2009

Goodwood Revival

On Saturday we went with a couple of friends to Goodwood Revival which is a classic car racing event in Sussex in the south of England. We've been going every year for several years now and it's guaranteed that we will have a brilliant day!

For those who haven't heard of it, it's a classic car race weekend that celebrates car racing between 1948 and 1966 when Goodwood Racecourse was in its prime. All the cars are of the era and are all picked by the organisers for the event because they are extra special examples and so on. Plus (and this is the best bit for me) most people who attend dress up in the clothes of the era! Of course it covers quite a range of styles - post war 40s, military, 50s and 60s.

It's just an amazing spectacle and people put so much effort into looking the part - everyone uses their imagination. There are special acts too like the Dad's Army guys (some of them are the spitting image of the TV characters) and policemen, spies, taxi driver girls.

If you haven't been but get the chance to go, then go! Here are some photos....

You'd definitely see in the dark on that scooter!

My 50s dress bought on eBay that was originally from a shop in New York.
Hubby Ivan looking rather dashing!
Sarah and Craig enjoying the local beer.
Dad's Army!

Friday, 4 September 2009

A jewellery interlude

So my weaving has been rudely interrupted by my wandering mind...which rested on my jewellery projects. I finally picked up my jewellery stuff from my parents house where it's been out of sight, out of mind and I can feel myself getting carried away.

Here are photos of some necklaces I made a while ago which I've just been reunited with.

This is the last one I made and is my favourite. I actually made it for my mum for Christmas but I think it's a bit heavy and extreme for her! It's made of red coral - ethically sourced I'm led to believe - and it's really very long. The white beads are sparkly and give it a bit of a glam edge. The big sticks of coral remind me of chillis!

This is a little neat necklace that I often wear when I go to visit clients - it's business-y enough to wear with a shirt but the glass gold beads brighten suits up a treat. Again I used the red coral pieces to punctuate it.

I wear this one most. It's large turquoise pendants all the way roumd with coral chips and sparkly beads. Looks nice with a white dress or shirt but again is very heavy! Also because the coral circles all the way round, it scratches your neck and I usually end up getting frustrated and take it off half way through the day!

I also collected boxes and boxes of stones, findings and all the paraphanalia that goes with it. Ivan might be coming home to a big mess of beads all over the bed and floor........
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