My new JORD Wood Watch!

July 6, 2015 | Fashion, Inspired by..., Loving..., Wear it!

Disclaimer – JORD kindly gifted me this watch to wear, test, and become acquainted with. However, all opinions are my own :)

Check my new watch! A friend of mine has a wood watch that I admire every time she wears it, so when the lovely people at JORD got in touch about reviewing one of their watches,  I jumped at the chance! I mean, just look at this beauty…

Jord Wood Watch

Jord Wood Watch

After a (very) lengthy peruse of their shop, I chose to go with the Ely Series in Natural Green and Maple, and was blown away – not only by how cool the watch itself was, but oh my – the packaging! It comes in it’s own little wooden box, complete with protective cushion, extra links, and a cleaning cloth. It feels very.. thoughtful.. and I like that.

Luckily for me, it arrived just hours before I was due to head to Melbourne for a girls weekend (best time EVER!), which presented the perfect opportunity to test this baby out. Melbourne is freezing at this time of year, so I pared it with jeans, boots and a navy pea coat which worked beautifully. Somehow it kinda added that little bit of natural earthy-ness and warmth (as strange as that may sound).

Jord Wood WatchJord Wood Watch

So fun! Thanks to JORD for letting me test out the Ely – I love it :)

You can find loads of other designs and styles (for both men and women!) over in the JORD shop – the lovely folks there even offer a sizing service so your watch will arrive ready-to-wear.. how cool is that?!

…And because no post is complete without Arlo making an appearance, this is how photoshoots go down in our house these days ;-)

Arlo v. Watch

Wooden Watch Men

DIY Pocket Warmers

December 13, 2012 | DIY

I had such a great response from the DIY Heat Pack I did a while ago that I thought doing a mini version, perfect for Christmas gifts, was definitely in order!

If you live in the northern hemisphere and winter is descending upon you, I’m sure these sweet little pocket warmers would really come in handy! They’d be a welcome gift for just about anyone (make them from their favourite fabrics and colours!), or would even make the perfect stocking stuffers!

They’re super quick and easy to make, so lets get to it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Cotton fabric
– Uncooked rice
– Essential oil (optional)
– Pinking Sheers
– Fabric Scissors
– Pencil (normal, or fabric pencil)
– Sewing machine and thread
– Something round to trace around
– Funnel (optional)

Step 1.
Start by choosing your front and back fabrics, and place them wrong sides together. Use something round to trace a circle onto the fabric using your pencil. Keep in mind that this will be the line you sew around (mine was approx. 7cm (2 3/4″) diametre).

Step 2.
Cut out a square of fabric around your circle, making sure to leave at least 3cm (1″) around the outside. At this point, if you’d like to embroider anything onto your fabric you can. I just used some wool to highlight some of the flowers, but this is totally optional.

Step 3.
Sew around the circle as carefully as you can, leaving a small gap (approx. 1.5cm or 1/2″) wide in the stitching – this is where you’ll pour the rice.

Step 4.
If you’re using essential oil, place some rice into a bowl and add a drop or two of oil, mix. Pour the rice through the hole you left in the stitching (a funnel might help here), and fill the circle until it’s sufficiently full but not bursting. Take it back to the sewing machine and close up the hole.

Step 5.
Cut around the outside of the circle (not too close to the stitching) using your pinking sheers.

That’s it! Now go throw them in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, pop them in your pockets, and feel the warmth :)

Note: It’s probably a good idea to put them on a plate in the microwave to help keep them clean.

And as always, you can find all my other DIYs over here :)