Monday, 15 September 2014

A Dainty Blog Hop!

Hello dolls, I hope the weekend was bliss for you. It was so gorgeous here outside, amazing. I spent Saturday by the water & Sunday at a Vintage fair (more on that another day). Today I'm doing a blog-hop for the first time, but I like new things, so I am happy to join in. 

The beautiful Anya nominated me. She blogs over at Anya Adores Design, she's a absolutely gorgeous gal, I do believe her blog was one of the very first blogs I started reading & she was one of my first subscribers too (long time ago now) I've greatly enjoyed how her blog has changed and evolved over that time as well. Adding more of her own photography work (she's a marvellous photographer) and I always enjoy seeing her sweet beautiful family too. She always makes me want to visit Copenhagen as well :)

Anyways, for the blog hop, I was asked 4 questions, here's my answers!! My photo above is also joining in Share In Style for trousers or skirts, so feel free to join in on Sacramento's blog

Have a sweet day dolls :)
Loves & Loves

Why Do I write? 
I started my blog years ago with no real direction as to what I wanted to write about. I just posted here and there randomly. Then I was going to just delete it as I didn't really think it was interesting. I left it for a bit, people started commenting and following my blog, then I got inspired to keep going with it. I began writing about things that interested me, Art, music, world issues. I then decided that I didn't just want to write a blog, I wanted this to sort of have an entity of it's own, be more like a place - 'A Dainty Dolls House' to come to, daydream in, create and maybe make a difference. Usually when we don't feel well, we go home. Home is meant to be the place that makes us feel good, so I wanted to radiate that. A place where I could talk about women's issues, being a feminist, showcase different women from around the world and what they do, share my love of art, positivity, love, things I felt were being left out. Blogs when I started (and even still now) are overly saturated with clothes and fashion, but not necessarily in a positive way. I often see the same looking girls on each blog (and promoted by shops) so when I decided that I needed to feature other bloggers or women in general, I wanted to find the ones that were different or those I felt were being ignored due to age, looks, size, race or whatever else. This blog is a complete champion for the underdog, the ignored, the ones that don't feel they measure up to society, 'misfits', because I feel they do, they just have to believe in themselves or have someone believe in them! And from time to time I try and take a step out from behind the curtain myself :)

What am I working on?
At the moment, now that I have conquered potty training with my youngest & she's in school for half days, I'm crazy busy making things, love crafting. I've been making brooches, I made a fascinator or two for the first time, I want to make cute rings - all kinds of different things, might have a shop, will see. I just enjoy creating and being creative, as that's what is in me to be. Might get back into my photography as well when I can too :) 

How does it differ from others in it's genre?
I have no idea, haha! I guess I don't really have a specific genre, I don't tend to stay in one box of topics or ideas, I pretty much like to bounce around and post different things here and there. I know there are a lot of blogs obsessed with only blogging about the things that will make them popular or their numbers go up, but to be honest, I'm not really bothered about all of that. I can honestly look at my blog and say, 'yes, this is me'. I am giving my readers me in essence. I have no fronts or agendas to hide behind, I wear my heart on my sleeve, so maybe that is how it is different in some way, haha. I can't really say, I'm just me, so that is what people get, haha. 

What is my writing process?
Hmm...I get ideas when I'm asleep about everything in my life, I carry a notebook with me everywhere. I've been that way since a child. I get inspired by the slightest thing, so I just tend to see where it takes me. I sometimes have like 5 posts ready to go because I create them as I think of them. Sometimes, I do a post just before it's published. I prefer it that way, just write what comes to my mind, what I daydream about, what I see in my head. So it's never forced, everything is natural.

I also have to nominate two people to do this as well! So I nominate:

My 1st nominee is Kim from A Very Sweet Blog - Everyone already knows that I love Kim, she's just a fantastic person, very genuine and kind. She's one of the people that make blogging fun, a darling she is! 

My 2nd nominee is Jenny from She Loves Dresses - like Kim, she is one of those friends I'll have for the rest of my life. We have so much in common, we could be twins in a way, haha. We're both passionate about the same issues of the world and crazy for vintage dresses like no one else! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

This Barbie is in Love.....

And happy Friday dolls...I can't honestly remember this week, I feel like it was just the weekend, but here we go again!! Do you like my necklace!?! I got it as part of my birthday from my husband & was created by the amazing Anne Sophie Cochevelou! Since I love heart shaped items so much, I knew this piece was definitely for me on my birthday!! There are lots and lots of creations I daydream about in her store, so having a look and getting yourself a treat is a must! I feel it's really important to support the Arts, & small businesses too. Creativity is what keeps the world going, it is my heart & soul :)
I got these eye decorations from Face Lace some time ago, I'm obsessed with them, I love face decorations of all kinds, so when I was getting dressed, I just had to add them for some fun. Super easy to put on (works like a sticker that you can use over and over) and wear however you wish, they don't smudge or fade. Also perfect when, like me,  you can't be bothered to do your eye makeup, haha! They have lots of other designs too. As you can see, Ken & Barbie are in love...just like my Gorgeous Gavin & I - so it fits :)) I love this necklace so much, you can be sure that it will pop up lots more on the blog!! Have a great weekend my sweets.

Loves & Loves

{Dainty Boudoir: Dress - Thrifted (Altered with hearts by me)  ; Necklace -Anne Sophie Cochevelou ; Stockings - Vintage Mary Quant ; Shoes - New Look ; Earrings - Ebay ; Face Appliques - Face Lace ; Bracelet & Ring - Serena Kuhl ; Lipstick - Barry M}