Colenimo Fall Winter 2014 | Kittenhood

[Dress me in] Colenimo, FW14

Colenimo Fall Winter 2014 | Kittenhood

You didn’t know what was missing from your fall wardrobe. I have your answer: it’s red. You didn’t know you needed a red pinafore or jumpsuit, but now you do. And you won’t be able to stop thinking about it. You have Colenimo to thank for it. The red accents in this collection are a dream come true. The pieces are classic and wearable, a mix of retro children’s clothing and contemporary styles. I won’t even begin to describe how I much I want these outfits in my closet.

See a previous Colenimo collection here.

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[DIY] mouse-shaped cat toy

DIY mouse-shaped cat toy | Kittenhood

I don’t know how your cat works, but mine is crazy about certain fabrics. If I wear a sweater, I get a cuddle. The same goes for a sweater pillow I made, blankets and bath robes. And of course, felt. A felt cat toy works not only because it seems to be an attractive fabric to cats, but also because their claws cling to felt, i.e. an even more fun game. Making it into a mouse if, of course, for your pleasure only. The cat couldn’t care less and you know it.

How to make a  cat toy | Kittenhood

What you need:

  • felt or sweater scrap
  • scissors
  • thread and needle
  • wool for filling
  • wool string

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How to:

Fold a piece of felt and loosely cut a mouse shape (that’s basically a teardrop shape, if you were wondering) through both sides. Make a few stitches for the eyes on each one, then turn on the wrong side of the fabric. Starting from the nose, stitch almost all around, with room to add the filling. Cut the mouse’s tail from a piece of string and tie it with a knot “inside” the mouse (as pictured above). Turn the felt on the right side of the fabric and fill the mouse with wool (cat nip can be added as well). Continue stitching, and finish at the nose with a loose knot that looks like whiskers. Throw on the carpet and watch the cat play instantly. 

How to make a  cat toy | Kittenhood

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[Put some color on] Audrey Hepburn

Of course, Audrey Hepburn couldn’t be missing from this series of re-colored black and white photos. Her style is something of a staple for fashionistas, and you’ll often find quotes attributed to her sitting at the top of fashion blogs, waiting to inspire. Interestingly enough, her outfits often consisted of carefully put together basics (e.g. turtleneck + capris + ballet flats), nothing too fancy. The ease with which she did it, her effortlessness, might be what brought her the ‘style icon’ status.

Put some color on, Audrey Hepburn | Kittenhood

Scarf – Toast | Trench – Front Row Shop | Pants – Topshop | Loafers – Monsoon |

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Behind the scenes: transitional foods

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It’s inspiring to look at my own food pics from recent weeks, because it makes me want to repeat certain recipes. The garlic pull-apart bread (recipe from High Walls) was a total hit, but I also successfully improvised with say, the marshmallow-filled baked peaches. And as it turns out, pumpkin muffins are not my favorite thing – at least not the way I made them. What are you eating these days?

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[Weekend marvels] 34/2014

Here are some links to keep you company these rainy days:

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[Shop handmade] Ziggy Stardust

[Shop handmade] Ziggy Stardust | Kittenhood

1. Ziggy skirt by Kayci Wheatley. A totally awesome Ziggy Stardust skirt that you’re probably not gonna see on other girls.

2 Brooch by And Smile.  If you ever doubted David Bowie could look cute, this brooch will prove you wrong.

3. Changes phone case by John Stick. All the different faces of Bowie, now on the back of a phone near you.

4. Bowie doll by Proxy Shop. Just in case you want him in your pocket at all times – and who doesn’t.

5. Bowie t-shirt by Emily the Pemily. Not your regular Bowie t-shirt, because this time he’s casually having coffee.

6. Christmas BOWie by Tay Ham. A greeting card that will be appreciated by all spiders from Mars.

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[My outfit] fall florals

Skirt with Pockets - Kittenhood

Sweater – Sheinside | Skirt – swapped on Flipster | Shoes – BBup

Alright, time to take out the sweaters and fall patterns, because it’s officially official. There are leaves and dust on the garden tables instead of food and drinks, and there’s no one else there except me (ok, clearly the photographer guy was there too). I’ve initially planned a hairstyle (it was a bangs-roll trick I was quite proud of), but you know what happens to all my hairstyles after 10 minutes of biking or just being? You guessed it: they become an unfortunate mess. I quickly remembered why I don’t do hairstyles. So it’s just me and my old bob for now, and I know we can all learn to deal with it.

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The Whitepepper, Fall Winter 2014 | Kittenhood

[Dress me in] The Whitepepper, FW14

The Whitepepper, Fall Winter 2014 | Kittenhood

When fashion and food collide, it’s usually a controversial subject. Not in this case! In the fall 2014 lookbook from The Whitepepper, the two are in perfect tune, whether they’re props or prints. The London-based label took it to the next level with all the ingredients you need for an English breakfast – eggs, toast, beans, veggies – and they topped it all with honey and baguettes. I’m in awe of the splendid dress above (just like honey) and I find the beans print most adorable and unusual. How about you, any faves?

See previous collections from The Whitepepper here, here and here.

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DIY minimalist golden bracelet - Kittenhood

DIY minimalist golden bracelet

DIY minimalist golden bracelet - Kittenhood

Long time no jewelry on Kittenhood! And to think I’ve started this blog to promote my jewelry back in 2010… A lot has changed since then, including the type of jewelry I like. It’s now on the minimalist, delicate side, with much less cuteness and adornments. Such is this bracelet idea, which can easily be reproduced by any one of you with the proper supplies. And here they are:

DIY minimalist golden bracelet - Kittenhood

What you need:

  • separators
  • chain
  • pliers
  • tape measure
  • closure

How to:

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I began by measuring my wrist and adding 2 cm to that number (e.g. wrist is 14 cm, bracelet will be 16 cm). I laid the tape measure flat on the table as shown above, and placed the bracelet closure at 0 and 16 cm (adjust to your own number). Then I placed the spacers, at regular intervals. I measured the distance between two spacers, then measured a piece of chain of the same size. For me, this was 2.5 cm, which translates as 7 chain links.

I broke the chain into lots of small pieces of this length. I used 20 chain pieces of 7 links each, plus four more for the closure. I connected each five pieces of chain to two spacers, until a bracelet was formed. I finished with a clasp.

This would also work nicely as a choker!

DIY minimalist golden bracelet - Kittenhood

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[Weekend marvels] 33/2014

Happy weekend, guys!

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