Hello friends. This post has been a long time coming, but I’ve decided it’s finally time to end things at Foxtail & Fern and move on to pastures new. Things have been feeling a little stagnant around here for a while and more than anything I’ve been craving a completely fresh start.
You can now find me at my namesake URL, www.hannahhayes.co.uk. There’s not much original content on there at the moment, but that will change soon enough. In the meantime, you can check out my guide to Edinburgh, which I finally completed and posted there. Any feedback on the new site would be much appreciated.
Thank you for continuing to take an interest in my interests and hopefully see you on the other side!
[P.S. For those of you that follow by RSS, I will switch over the feed in about a week so don't worry about updating it.]
So I tried to do an outfit post and this happened. I don’t know, suddenly standing for the camera with the same silly smile on my face feels old and tired, but maybe I’m just getting lazy. Everything is thrifted and I’m pretty sure that my coat was intended for a young boy.
I’m in the process of growing out my fringe (yes, already, oh fickle me) and at the moment it has the most unfortunate habit of looking like a toupée. How does one navigate the dilemma of growing out a fringe? It seems to me that you’ve only got three options: the fringe toupée (please see above), the Bieber fringe or a helluva lot of hair pins. But then again, I never have been very good at styling my hair.
P.S. Turtlenecks (as in the chin-shy cousin of the neck-engulfing polo neck, not the actual neck of a turtle) = my new favourite kind of neck.
One day I will have acquired so many old bits and pieces that I will probably be able to open up my own little museum. It will be a dusty museum, hidden away in a rickety old building in the middle of some large cosmopolitan city, closed more often than it’s open and riddled with tales of an old lady that haunts it. And that’ll be me.
1. ‘The Fiddler’, a lovely little watercolour (I think?) drawing that I picked up at the antique fair a few weeks ago.
2. Antique wind-up pig. His legs don’t move but his tail whirls around when you turn the key. He has the best face. Looks like he’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders.
3. I finally caved and bought an alphabet key chain from Lawrence. That H has been in and out of my virtual shopping basket more times than I can count. I think I’m going to follow in Kater’s footsteps and put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace.
It’s finally time to open those advent calendars! I’m really looking forward to a Christmas in which the build-up doesn’t involve exams for the first time in four years!
*I say ‘recently’, but what I really mean is ‘things I’ve bought over the past few months and as of yet have neglected to share here’. Sorry, I’m catching up.
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Ice Dance – Danny Elfman
The start of a new series. Maybe. Accompanied by one of my favourite songs.
The second set of photos I took for Dahlia went up online yesterday, if you’d like you can see them here. I know this Christmassy photo is a little premature, but when faced with several Christmas displays at a garden centre the other day I couldn’t resist asking Ian to take a photo.
If you missed the first set of photographs I took for Dahlia, then you can find them here. Hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday!