29 November 2013

It's getting pretty dark and miserable here in old Blighty. It's only the thought of impending Winter Solstice festivities that keeps me going this time of the year. However, I have been doing plenty of online shopping in the last month or so. I decided to treat myself to something very special.

A looooooooong time ago when I was but knee-high to a grasshopper (18 years old ahem), I worked in Rome for about 9 months as an Au Pair, during which I made some very lovely Italian friends.
Thanks to Facebook (yes we all criticise it, but it does do wonderful things too!) I made contact again, and one of my Friends Ottavia, has moved to Arizona! She and her husband are starting a new life for themselves that is more true to their passions and talents, and changing careers. Ottavia has been very busy starting up her own business making clothes and accessories from reclaimed fabrics.
I am so utterly happy that she has made such a brave step to follow her talents.

Her shop is called FloatingChairs.

I fell in love with this fabric and ordered a case that I can keep my beloved Kindle in.
I bought my kindle fire when I was preggo and it somewhat saved my life. I just watch films and telly on it ; )

Its nice and squishy and has a nice chunky zip, and look at that amazing colourful fabric peeping out! I do love a colourful lining.

 Her items are also vegan and eco-friendly ; )

Thank you Ottavia! It's just perfect!

Meanwhile we have been beating the winter blues by prancing about in colourful clothes and sunglasses.

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