Friday, 26 September 2014

Tatty Devine Challenge Part Two

Onto the next thirty days of the Tatty Devine challenge!

  1. Medium paisley rose necklace AW12
  2. Amber planet necklace AW13
  3. Girl on a swing necklace
  4. Head in the clouds rainbow AW13, one of my all time favourites
  5. Red Heart Lolly, the first Tatty piece I bought from eBay
  6. Small red grapes necklace AW12
  7. Red Mexican embroidery necklace, exclusive to House of Fraser 2014
  8. Small radiance necklace SS13
  9. Ruby Slippers, bought from Ruby!
  10. Large Gold La Luna necklace AW13

  1. Red Heart Glittery ring
  2. Ariel name necklace in translucent ocean with iridescent charm SS14 colour way
  3. Statement seashells necklace SS14
  4. Scallop shells statement necklace SS14
  5. Scallop shell ring SS14
  6. Small white acid cherry blossom SS13
  7. Can can legs JPG Barbican collaboration 2014
  8. Paisley rose ring AW12
  9. Small printed shells SS14
  10. Charlotte Olympia Mermaid exclusive 2011

  1. Emerald gem necklace AW13
  2. Small fortune teller hand AW14
  3. Ghost necklace
  4. Black horse and carriage necklace
  5. Red glittery lobster necklace Christmas 2013
  6. Trio of autumn leaves necklace
  7. Rainydays necklace
  8. Teeth necklace
  9. Triple plectrum necklace
  10. Moustache, bow tie and heart rings
Will post the most up to date thirty once I've reached day 90 in a couple of days time!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tatty Devine Challenge Part One

In my previous post I wrote about the Tatty Devine challenge I took part in over the summer in the run up to our workshop last month. The idea was simple, wear a different piece every day in July and August. Since then I have decided to try and go for a year wearing Tatty every day posting my shots on Instagram. Today is day 86 already! I thought I would share what I've worn so far and list the pieces if anyone is interested or wants to know. All these have been taken from Instagram edited version and I've listed below the days in order of what I wore although they might not be in the exact same order in the pictures if that makes sense.  

  1. Blue forget me not necklace, appropriate considering our workshop! 2014
  2. Lotus necklace from SS13
  3. Blue striped anchor necklace from the JPG Barbican collaboration 2014
  4. Scallop shell pendant necklace from SS14
  5. Red London Bus from the Year of the Bus collaboration 2014
  6. Gold mermaid necklace SS14 Contemporary
  7. Single goddess hand SS13
  8. Small aqua parakeet SS14 Contemporary
  9. Ginger Siamese cat necklace
  10. Silver horse and carriage necklace

  1. Large red white and blue bunting necklace from this years lucky dip box
  2. Gold Statement Spaceship SS14
  3. Large opal La Luna necklace AW13
  4. Rock pool statement necklace SS14 Contemporary
  5. Medium bubbles necklace SS14 only made in very limited numbers
  6. Autumn leaves link necklace
  7. Opal Ruffle SS14
  8. Blue Seashells SS14 a real bargain in the sale from £165 to £30
  9. Goddess hands strand SS13
  10. Mission control necklace SS14

  1. Large pink lobster, for the Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House
  2. Large white acid cherry blossom SS13
  3. Pastel Mexican embroidery necklace SS14 Contemporary
  4. Strawberry Patch necklace SS14 Contemporary
  5. Eley Kishimoto snake necklace collaboration
  6. Red cocktail umbrella SS10
  7. Sky lab rabbit necklace AW13
  8. Opal Seashells SS14
  9. White Tiger necklace
  10. Unicorn charm necklace for Bestival collaboration 2013
Next thirty coming soon!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New challenges

I find it hard to believe an entire summer has pretty much passed us by and I've not posted at all. We haven't done anything particularly exciting this summer just walks with the girls and the odd day out here and there. Our work restructure has happened and I'm pleased to say I still have a job! Doing very much the same role as I currently do but with a little bit more. This will be a challenge as it is going to require a new way of working which we have yet to be told about as our training doesn't start until early next month. I also made the decision to go back to college at the start of September to do a CIPD Human Resources course as I helped out in work doing a training audit and thought it was quite interesting. I need a new challenge career wise and this year long course may well help me in finding something I can really contribute and make a difference to more than the role I have. 

Ruby and Tilly are almost nine months old already! For such little creatures they have huge personalities and they are so different. 

We took them away to Fishguard back at the start of July for two weeks. Despite a little bit of sickness due to salt water drinking they had a brilliant time exploring the harbour and running around on the beach. They had more than their fair share of attention and always made sure they were heard. 

As you can see they enjoyed swimming! Hopefully we will venture down again in the near future as the girls had a wonderful time.
Another challenge I have taken part in over the summer is linked to my love for a certain iconic British jewellery brand. I've spoken on here how much I love Tatty Devine and my collection has grown over the last year and I now have pieces I only dreamt of having this time last year. Every year Tatty have a lucky dip box weekend and a sample sale. Unfortunately I couldn't go to the sample sale but I did get some lucky dip boxes. Most of the items I got weren't me but I was able to swap with some ladies who were after them and I got some treasures in return including the paisley rose ring and a red cocktail umbrella! With all this trading and swapping around Instagram and Twitter were buzzing with people looking for certain pieces and I got talking to Jess and Ruby at first then before too long we had our own little group along with Tracey and Sam where we discuss all things Tatty. This all started back in May and eventually we managed to book a private workshop at the Brick Lane shop to make forget-me-not necklaces on the last day of August. Jess posed a challenge that for July and August we wear a different piece of Tatty every day in the run up to our workshop. This was a great challenge, especially with the summer sale and some of the goodies I got I desperately wanted to wear again but I stuck to it. Having more than two months worth of pieces I, along with Jess, have kept going with the determination I will wear every piece I have. That got me thinking and I have decided to attempt to wear Tatty every day for a year. I don't have 365 pieces before you ask so there are going to be repeats but I think it's a good challenge. I'm planning a couple of Tatty blog posts at the moment with more details about our workshop and the visit to the South Bank Centre for their birthday celebrations. Here is my collection as it was, I've since added

I currently have 124 pieces but I will be selling a few after I complete the challenge to wear everything I have. So yes, that's what I've been up to since I last posted, enjoying spending time with my girls and Tatty Devine, sometimes the two loves combine