Time for another Friday Tidy:
Nasa prepares for another shuttle launch – one of the last missions for the shuttle. I love how technology has moved on so much that when a shuttle launches, you can watch a live stream of the whole process, with really clear pictures and sounds. I’m going to miss the shuttles – I used to harbour dreams of being an astronaut, and even took physics at school to make sure I didn’t rule myself out of a space career, should the opportunity arise! Of course now I’m a sensible adult I find the very thought of going on a shuttle terrifying, but as a child it seemed like a sound idea for a career.
This 24 hour view of the sky is so beautiful.
Saints and Pinners experiment with freezer paper stencilling – I love the idea of this since it seems you don’t need a talent for drawing (something I certainly don’t have).
Pottering around on the Boden website, I found their new blogs and one of their bloggers is M is for Make – who posted a preview last year of this Spring’s collection, hope they let her do more of this sort of thing. My father worked in fashion and so as a child I got accustomed to new collections of clothes arrriving in our house, always about a year in advance. Unfortunately they weren’t my kind of clothes: he mainly worked with fashion companies who catered to the wealthy older lady!
And from M is for Make, I found the Adventures in Dressmaking site, which is full of photos showing how you can turn a shop bought garment into something a little bit better.
The Guardian ran an article this week about improving your sleep, something I was keen to read since I’ve not been sleeping so well for a few months now. And they also had a feature on beauty serums, which contained a word of advice I’ve long suspected: toner is a waste of time when it comes to getting off the last traces of makeup.