Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Breton costumes - past and present.

Last Sunday I went to an exhibition of Breton
In the past there were many variations of dresses,
embroidery, headdresses all
adding to the richness of the Breton culture.

I couldn't use flash so some of the photographs aren't as good as I would have liked.

The richness of the embroidery is extraordinary and so skillful.

Black and white is a very strong theme especially in the mens costumes.
I just love the buttons and the braiding.

Even the simple costume for a young girl has so much charm.

The beauty of the lace caps is just amazing and they are highly collectable and also
of great financial value.

Just love the shadow of the lace on the wall.

The apron below is really just for show and the cut work is so intricate.

The two photographs below show the influence of Breton costumes on today's fashion.
The dress below is designed and made by a young man, Romuald Herve who has his studio in Auray.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Introducing you to a new love in my life !!

So may I introduce you to......

" RUBY "

I have wanted a 2cv for a very long time.

So this beauty is a happy addition
to life at Kerjacob.

She is 26 years old and is in excellent condition.
I cannot fully describe what it's like to go for a ride in her except to say
we laugh all the time and both have smiles on her faces.
Mr P is not  at all jealous - he's always number one for me !

Saturday, 7 September 2013

........ So here we are - just beautiful as always

I think you've all waited long enough !
So here is my beautiful bag from

I make a lot of my own things but ....
I just couldn't resist this and 
I am very happy.

Yes, the handle on one side is made of braces.

Just look at the tape measure and the old button.

Then the back is old ticking - a fabric I love.

Then the fun price tag - where is Alice and the Mad Hatter ?!

Don't you just love the little purse to go with the bag ?
I've propped it up on one our old doors outside our barn.

Below is the picture on the bag of the purse.

Couldn't resist this photograph against the rusty hinges.

 So there you are - I hope you think it was worth waiting for the surprise.
I LOVE the bag.

Monday, 2 September 2013

A beautiful parcel from Sea Angels.

Just over a week ago I received a parcel that I bought from Lynn at Sea Angels.
I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to it arriving with my post.

I knew what was inside but only by looking at a photograph.

The packaging was just GORGEOUS !
So lovely that I just had to take some photographs of it .

Wrapped in a lovely old dress pattern, tied with a black ribbon and lovely little numbers
and an old card decorated with flowers with a lovely message.

Carefully I unwrapped it and have saved everything AND ..........

now you are going to have to wait a few days before you see what was inside !!!!