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Awesome stocking fillers

Etsy is a true online Christmas gift wonderland – and with some of these, you can even pretend you have ‘made it yourself’  ;o)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/105473401/vintage-retro-camera-cigarette-case?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=wallet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=wallet

Bright Neon Green Merino Roving 4 oz

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113458275/bright-neon-green-merino-roving-4-oz?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=neon+wool&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=neon+wool

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104121463/autumn-pearl-hair-pins-mix-3-brown?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=hair+pin&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadehair+pin

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98805630/mens-wallet-mustache-vinyl-billfold?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=wallet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=wallet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108904540/infant-boy-hat-sock-monkey?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=socks&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto2&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadesocks

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86252448/vintage-bike-cufflinks-keepsake-gift-for?ref=fp_treasury_2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74124045/fox-phone-case-iphone-case-fox-iphone-4?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=ipod+case&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=ipod+case

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88276094/beeswax-candle-ganesh-ganesha-ganapati?ref=v1_other_1

Man Gift Set Beard Conditioner Wash Cream Wild Man Gift Basket Box

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80947337/man-gift-set-beard-conditioner-wash?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=men+gift&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=men+gift

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113134219/flower-necklace-red-jewelry-bib-necklace

Grey Frost Monster by Stuffed Silly, Plush Toy Collectible, Soft Art Doll Yeti

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115480131/grey-frost-monster-by-stuffed-silly?ref=v1_other_2

Fairytale Tea

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62071953/fairytale-tea?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=tea&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=tea

Genuine Leather Short Gloves - Black - Sheepskin - Women - Winter Fall - Handmade - Free Shipping

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112093286/genuine-leather-short-gloves-black?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=gloves&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadegloves

wool embroidered Meowy Christmas Holiday Elf Hood for cat plus free catnip toy

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85918619/wool-embroidered-meowy-christmas-holiday

Vintage Elgin AMerican Powder Compact Mirror Elgin American

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90070618/vintage-elgin-american-powder-compact?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=compact+mirror&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintagecompact+mirror

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OMG more cat fashion!

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I love cats. A very lucky owner of a gorgeous feline friend, my cat Mickey rather likes  his bow ties when he feels like dressing up!

However it is NOT EASY to take photos of these little creatures.. They fiddle, they jump, they want to sniff your camera, they want treats!

I have recently discovered an amazing boutique on ETSY which not only stocks awesome handmade feline fashion, but the photography is beautiful! Check out these fun fun fun photos and buy a gift for your puss.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatAtelier

White Felt Beret

Dog 15-16in Twin Cherries tie and round collar

White point collar with flower interchangeable tie

Houndstooth sectioned Beret with Pompom for Cat

Lace edge Baby collar for cat, choose green&white, all white, or red and white

Anna Dello Russo accessorises H&M

She is the absolute queen of quirky accessories and italian bling, the editor-at-large at Vogue Japan branded  ‘fashion supermaniac’ and she has now created a line of accessories for H&M.

http://mistermort.typepad.com/.a/6a010535d07789970c013487c8bc27970c-800wi

Available in stores from 4th of October, the collection includes sunglasses, jewellery, hats, shoes and handbags – and even a particularly stylish suitcase.

“I am excited by this collaboration – it’s the first time H&M has involved a fashion director in a special project,” said Dello Russo. “This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it. I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find.  As a stylist I know accessorising is essential – it is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day.” (vogue.com)

This lady surely knows how to make her day special! Not mentioning she is looking hotter than hell at the age of 50 – we love you Anna!

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The truth behind the feather headdress

Will you be wearing a feather headdress of sort to a festival or a party this summer? Then let me tell you about where these originally come from..

War bonnets are the impressive feather headdresses commonly seen in Western movies and TV shows. Although warbonnets are the best-known type of Indian headdress today, they were actually only worn by a dozen or so Indian tribes in the Great Plains region, such as the Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, and Plains Cree. Most types of warbonnets were made from the tail feathers of the golden eagle, and each feather had to be earned by an act of bravery. Sometimes a feather might be painted with red dye to commemorate a particular deed. Besides the feathers, Plains Indian warbonnets were often decorated with ermine skins and fancy beadwork. Warbonnets were important ceremonial regalia worn only by chiefs and warriors. Also, only men wore warbonnets. (Women sometimes went to war in some Plains Indian tribes, and there were even some female chiefs, but they never wore these masculine headdresses.) Plains Indian men occasionally wore warbonnet headdresses while they were fighting, but more often saved their war bonnets for formal occasions. In particular, long feather trailers were never worn on the battlefield. It would be impossible to fight while wearing them!

In the 1800’s, Native American men from other tribes sometimes began to wear Plains-style warbonnets. Partially this was because of the American tourist industry, which expected Native Americans to look a certain way. Partially it was because many Native American tribes were forced to move to Oklahoma and other Indian territories during this time in history, so tribes that used to live far apart began adopting customs from their new neighbors. In most cases, the feather warbonnet did not have the same significance among the new tribes that adopted it. For them, it was a matter of fashion or a general symbol of authority. But for the Plains Indian tribes, feather warbonnets were a sacred display of a man’s honor and courage, and each feather told a story. Eagle feathers are still sometimes awarded to Plains Indians who serve in the military or do other brave deeds today.

The Indian headband is also well-known from movies and other popular images of Native Americans. However, this style of headband was typically only used by a few tribes of the northeast Woodlands. Usually the headband consisted of a finger-woven or beaded deerskin strip with tribal designs on it. This band was then tied around the brow with a feather or two tucked through the back. Not only eagle feathers but turkey, hawk, egret, and crane feathers were also used for Woodland Indian headbands. Both men and women wore headbands and these were not associated with war. The number and type of feather did not usually have special symbolic meaning, though in a few tribes that bordered the Plains eagle feathers were reserved for warriors. For the most part, Woodland Indian headbands were worn for their beauty, and were often decorated with intricate patterns and  beads.

http://www.native-languages.org/headdresses.htm

You can find many beautiful headdresses on Etsy.com so if you like this style, wear it with pride, but do not fight!8)

FROST DANCE Feather Headdress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98682319/frost-dance-feather-headdress?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=feather+headdress&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmadefeather+headdress

Feather Headdress - The Flame Feather Headdress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98201824/feather-headdress-the-flame-feather?ref=v1_other_2

Customizable Feather Mohawk / Headdress - "Rainbow Brite"

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82254741/customizable-feather-mohawk-headdress

Feather Headpiece

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100301594/feather-headpiece

Athena

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92152443/athena?ref=v1_other_2

Xochitquetzal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92151227/xochitquetzal?ref=v1_other_2

Luna

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82191456/luna?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=feather+headdress&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmadefeather+headdress

RedHairDay competition

Would you like to win these awesome RHD handmade earrings?Perfect for festivals and summer days.The crisp upcycled colar necklace is great to smarten up any outfit (just add to a simple Tshirt or a jumper and you are ready to walk into a meeting or an interview).
Please check out RedHairDay FB page- when we hit 100 likes, three friends will win these goodies.

http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?v=info&id=221142011248873&refid=17

Love,
RedHairDay
XxX

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Cinderella’s bedroom

In Cindy’s room you will start believing in Fairytales again..

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And you will start believing in Happy Endings..

I think I need a rucksack!

For the first time since high school (the 90s!) I am eyeing up rucksacks, especially the ethnic ones. The idea of free hands seems to make sense (makes it easy to dance, too!) and with so many colourful ones around its hard not to fall for them this spring. Yes they are cool again, and why not? Here is a selection of vintage and handmade ones from Etsy:

Ethnic rucksack made from vintage baby carrier.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89017368/ethnic-rucksack-made-from-vintage-baby?ref=sr_gallery_1&sreVintage Southwestern Blanket Backpack

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91175689/vintage-southwestern-blanket-backpack

Tribal Fabric Backpack, Latin American, Peru, Blue Colorful Stripes

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90885350/tribal-fabric-backpack-latin-american

SPECIAL PRICE Orange Backpack Book Bag Handmade HMONG Vintage Fabric Fair Trade Thailand (bg510)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91231745/special-price-orange-backpack-book-bag?ref=sr_gallery_2&sref=&ga_search_query=backpack&ga_order=undefined&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_removeLocation=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Vintage Ethnic Serape Festival Backpack

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91722014/vintage-ethnic-serape-festival-backpack?ref=sr_gallery_8&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=ethnic+backpack&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

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