I am a little bit in love with taking pictures from a birds eye view at the moment. I go through phases of how I like to photograph my items or general pretty things and this is definitely a firm favourite.
Bicycle bunting and cards are my most popular items at Messyla so I thought and thought about how I could continue the theme and make some different things for around the house. I love the trend of embroidery hoop art – I have a few myself around my room. After finding the perfect 6″ hoop, I printed some fabric and voila. I am so pleased with the results.. and it’s a perfect little gift for a bike lover!x
If you follow me on the Messyla Facebook or Instagram, you will have seen that I have been very excited about a new stockist of Messyla goods. Siempre Bicycle Cafe is a new coffee shop come bicycle equipment shop in Glasgow’s West End. Pick up a coffee, delicious healthy sandwiches or browse around some unique cycle accessories.. It’s a perfect place to meet and relax if you are a bike lover.
There is a selection of bike cards available and also Bicycle luggage tags! I really enjoyed putting together the cards and considering all the different types of people who might purchase them. Different colour schemes and patterns. Little gems on the wheels or no gems. There is, hopefully, something for everyone. So if you live in the Glasgow area.. why not pop down for a browse of all things Bike? 162 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow.
Above photo is taken from the Siempre Bicycle Cafe Facebook page.
This weekend, in style of the Tour de France & Bradley Wiggins himself, Cameron and I took a little trip to the local wind farm on our bikes. It was a greyish day and rather blustery, but we enjoyed our cycle and the opportunity to photograph each other with our bikes. I wore my new daisy frock with my denim love-heart print jacket, along with some brown leather booties. Not the attire of champions, but the perfect outfit for a cycle trip to the windmills.
My bike can be seen here (& here & here), it was our restyle project last summer and has been adored since. Despite being a little unsuitable for the terrain of the windmills,I cycled along in a cute style… and keeping up with Cameron was my biggest hurdle. Enjoy your Monday!x
Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend whatever it is you are up to.
Today I had the rush and excitement of my first real thrifting adventure. It was the local Jumble Sale and I have never seen a bunch of people so wild before! Manners didn’t matter anymore. Everyone ran and grabbed and threw and elbowed and tugged until they got what they wanted. My mum, dad and I were the perfect team and managed to walk away with lots of cups, saucers, teapots, a welsh dresser and a bike!
I was over the moon with my buys and the fact that it cost next to nothing was a huge plus. A very happy bunny I was indeed. Today I thought I would have a little outfit post on what I was wearing to the Sale. A little spotty dress with a shirt tied over the top. Some brogue like shoes and a cat.
I can’t wait to paint up my welsh dresser. I am thinking a pale pastel pink would be lovely for it! Displaying my cups and saucers will be a dream. I feel like a grown up now, with all my china. Off to the cinema, speak soon!x
As everyone knows, I love bikes. In particular, I love my summer restoration project of my little blue bicycle. [If you want to view the posts visit them here and here. :-)]. I love the feeling of being on a cycle, its so free and the wind blowing in your hair is a lovely feeling. I follow the blog Bikes and Babes each day to see the ladies in the rest of the world who have pretty bikes too. You can submit your bike pictures and if the blogger likes it..she will post it! And guess what?
She liked my bicycle!
–Click here :-) bikesandbabes.tumblr.com
I am so over the moon. Not for me, but for my little bike. She is getting her moment of fame! I love how I have given her a new lease of life and now she is being featured on blogs..<3 love!
Via my polaroid 600.
I have been in a bit of a pickle with my Polaroid. I had one box of film left that I felt really reluctant to use. The film has got extrememly expensive and I really don’t feel that I can afford it. But then I also thought – I’d like to take some lovely photos with my polaroid today of my new bike. and I am going to. And then hopefully get a Fujifilm Instax for my birthday. (With more affordable film).
Okay so here we go, my bike!
To see the first part of this project restyle, click here.
The bike needed a lot of work, but after it was all finished I am completely over the moon with it. Heres what we did:
- Powder coating. Blue with Cream mudguards and brake levers.
-New brake cables in white.
-New saddle from an eBay shop. I opted for this seat rather than something that just looked exceptional but left you with a sore bottom. So this saddle is the perfect mix of comfort and style.
-New Pedals from eBay. They are 1980′s pedals, white and keep the continuity of vintage.
-Also other things like polishing and shining up of the handle bars, hub, sprocket and cranks.
Overall, I am in love. It rides like a dream. I’ll post some more pictures when it’s not pouring of rain all day. Hopefully tomorrow!