It's so much more fun learning about "stuff" because you
want to than because you have to. Bumping along with others
through a global expression of common interest creates the
perfect medium for happy learning & the exchange of
useful skills & knowledge in a way that transcends age,
ability & locality.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am learning new things all
the time..(might stave off the early dementia
you never know!)
I had begun to wake up to the term "bespoke" quite recently
& realized that I actually had no clue as to it's meaning but it
sounded quaint & appealing so I set about discovering what
this lovely word was all about.
It pretty much just means commissioned, or made to order.
If I could have asked her I would have bespoke my Trade Me
friend Leigh (lamplady) to make me this delightful bunting
using 12 different kinds of vintage Sanderson fabric...
but she'd already made it anyway : )
Once it arrived it never made it out of our bedroom..perfect!!
perhaps we could call it intuitive bespoke bunting!
And of course bunting are the decorative flags that
can be made of anything at all really & strung up inside
or out purely for their celebratory or decorative impact.
My research turned up this info:
"Bunting was originally a lightweight worsted wool fabric
used for making flags of the Royal Navy"!!
I saw a fabulous bunting in a magazine recently made using
old maps & hung on the wall in a boys bedroom.
I also really like the idea of vintage or retro sheet bunting
for outside & just love this from the latest Victoria
mag.. bunting made with old doilies
right.. the doilie hunt is on!
Another fascinating concept is the decade old Japanese
photographic technique known as bokeh which I stumbled
upon in my exploration of "We heart it" an on line image
album site. I found the site through Sophie at
"Her library adventures".. one of those wonderful people
who effortlessly shares fun bits of her busy life & her
passion for vintage finds while simultaneously enabling
others ..ah that's right she's also a teacher..
firstly, if you have a minute & would be interested
do pop over to my image album at We heart it Pollyanna
...well it wouldn't accept any of my real names & I do
love rainbows & prisms & I am practicing the "glad game"!
Here are some of the lovely bokeh images from my album.
this site, I must say, isn't for everyone but you will be quite
safe with my collection..the general feed is certainly an
electic mix of interesting images..a global confluence
Secondly, bokeh:"The term comes from the Japanese word
boke (暈け or ボケ), which means "blur" or "haze",
or boke-aji (ボケ味), the "blur quality".
The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense
In photography, bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic quality