It started with a spring clean…

I’ve had gremlins..or little fingers…logged on this morning to find no post.  Gone like the dew in the morn except for the first paragraph in draft form and 2 comments! Great. So here it is again, sort of –  and I apologise to anyone who got this ditty twice due to the  re-publishing…

It started snowing again today…snowing.  In London.  In March April.  It’s pathetic.  But somewhere deep inside there is a feeling of spring coming – because I don’t know what else is making me want to clear out cupboards and fill up dustbin bags.  Which would be rip roaringly good except I have come to the conclusion that I am probably the worst de-clutterer ever…take this morning..I attacked our ensuite with the firm intention of getting jewellery sorted into piles, old make up thrown out (read ‘give to daughter’) and detritus removed.  I got as far as the jewellery…I have this pile of old earrings in a brass bowl..

IMG_1700They’ve become part of the furniture.  I keep them for some sentimental reason or other because the majority are dangly earrings and I never wear dangly earrings..

IMG_1720Then I had this thought – what if I could change them? turn them into stud earrings? Surely worth a I set off to the shops…

IMG_1712These caught my eye.

IMG_1702And then I couldn’t resist these.

IMG_1710And these just had my name written all over them…

IMG_1701Removed the dangly hook thing, added copious amounts of this..

E Voila!

IMG_1717Macabre jellyfish skeleton men on juju juice! Why do I love these so much?!

IMG_1708Got utterly carried away and added additional gemming – but these I WILL WEAR with a white shirt dress and wedges in the summer…which admittedly could be never..

IMG_1714The additional shape, the little pop of colour..makes all the difference.

IMG_1718Neon orange stud hoops! J’adore!

IMG_1715I LOVE this combo.

IMG_1716Pretty non?

IMG_1713My alien babies! You look at them…and then look again..

IMG_1704Moral of the story? – Mess is obviously inspirational.

My tip of the day? – make sure the buggers are completely dry BEFORE you put them on…previously I never used to wear them…now I can never take them off..

Laters…much later, Kate x


  1. jannairefaulkner

    This is proof of procrastination gone right! Lovely post, I adore the ‘over gemmed’ pair! xo

  2. buttercupsql

    It snowed in Minnesota last night and we can expect much more tonight. Last year at this time it was in the 70s! Yet, I too have been decluttering (haven’t gotten to the nitty gritty of cleaning yet) for a month! It’s a soulful endeavor. Looking forward to enjoying your blog!