Monday, July 23, 2012

*seeing as I missed last week this link list might be a little bit longer than usual, don't say I didn't warn you.

This 1950's Green Gables dress off Etsy is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it, such a pity is already sold.
This time Anne of Green Gables, I absolutely love this quote, and the design is absolutely adorable.
Katie looks absolutely adorable in a black dress and red shoes.
This illustration is perfect, I love the colours, and all the little details just come together perfectly. 
This Peanuts was inspired by a tweet. So funny.
This painting by Edgar Degas (I think) turned up on my Pinterest feed this week and it brought back all sorts of memories of the ballet studio I went to when I was young.
This DIY pallet bed is absolutely beautiful.
I can't find out where this print is from but it is absolutely wonderful. I was doing so well finding links for everything on my list this week but this one has totally stumped me.
I love Carrie's outfit, this dres looks beautiful on her.
These kitten mitts are absolutely beautiful. And even better you can make your own!
I desperately want to build my own teepee in my bedroom after seeing this photo
I love this hair colour, it's so vibrant, and such a contrast from the rest of the photo.
I love this bedroom, the walls are such a fantastic colour and the mix of fabrics is amazing.
I am in love with this map of Twin Peaks, such a cool idea

Sarah's tips on working with a designer should be set reading for anyone thinking of getting some design work done, and I have been addicted to Clients From Hell since reading this post. 

Beca talks about being a grown up versus playing a grown up

This wonderful story about how a couple dealt with their seven year old son announcing he is gay is so heartwarming. What wonderful parents. 

Kaelah posted about how to batch edit in Photoshop Elements, it was really useful and with  a little bit of tweaking I've been using it to make new badges for my blogs I love page in Photoshop CS3. 

A Police officer in the UK has been acquitted over the death of a member of the public during the G20 protests. One of my biggest disappointments about the UK is the lack of policing within the police, and the fact this man was acquitted despite medical evidence his actions caused Mr Tomlinson's death and a less than stellar record on the force is a tragedy. Check out the details here.
*I am aware that 99.9% of the police are perfectly nice guys I don't think your profession should protect you from punishment

Katie at Hems For Her posted a great piece on the Kate Upton scandal and loving your body for what it is.

Caitlin explains why her and her dog are the same person, and has me wondering what I have in common with my puppies. Also from Caitlin, operation pimp our patio, such a beautiful outdoor space!

Just to prove gorillas are awesome, these guys have managed to learn how to dismantle traps left by poachers.

Some stories from the BBC. You can now follow the movements of eight basking sharks off the coast of Scotland. If you aren't from the UK you might not know about the naked rambler, Stephen Gough earned his nickname after walking naked from Lands End to John O'Groats in 2003 and hasn't stopped. He was released from prison earlier this week, but his complete refusal to wear clothes means he was arrested again only a few hours later. I don't know why but his story always fascinates me in a strange way. 

If you need a little bit of TLC but don't have a lot of time check out this post, 55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you're busy busy busy (via Orchid Grey). 

I love these free photoshop actions from Maybe Mej and cannot wait to try them out. 

Making me feel a little bit better about my many failure DIYs, Emma posted about her failed glass vases project. 

And finally, Lauren over at Someone Like You has been having a rough couple of weeks so go give her a little bit of support. She is a lovely girl, with some lovely style and I wish all the best to her. 

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  1. I love the dress and the birdie illustration! I don't think that picture is degas though, the dancers faces are far too photorealistic.

  2. So many great links I don't know where to start! I loved every single one of those bedrooms so much- I am reader to makeover my bedroom! And I've got almost every single one of your story links pulled up to read! I always love your lists! And thanks so much for including me :)

  3. Wow--there's a lot of awesomeness in this post. I'll start with saying that dress at the top of this post IS AMAZING. Too bad you couldn't snag it! And now I'm off to go waste at least an hour browsing. (:

  4. This is a lovely compilation. Oh, I especially the quick TLC and the twitter Peanuts, ha!

  5. I agree, katie looks absolutely adorable!

    xo Jennifer



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