I know that 'matchy-matchy' is fashion death these days and one doesn't see many twin-sets any more , with or without pearls , but I have to say that having matching eyes again is rather nice . The second cataract has been removed and depth perception has been restored . Bliss !
No more gingerly tapping round with one's foot before going down unfamiliar , badly lit stairs .... though now I absentmindedly grope for my specs instead , till I remember that I don't have any at the moment . Once I've had a checkup I'll get some new ones , less strong and less like jam jar bottoms .
But of course , looking decidedly co-ordinated hasn't always been a no-no . Whole families went in for it ! From Hebden Bridge ( left ) to Belgium ( right ) it was considered very smart .
I caught the last half-hour of Gilles Porte's Autoportraits on TV5 Monde this week . So I've found a bit for you on YouTube , in case you haven't seen it . It's quite long ... every time you think it's finished , they show a bit more ... but it'll give you time for another cup of coffee ... and the children's faces are wonderful . Such concentration !
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.