Have you ever had clothes moths?
Our old Victorian house was totally riddled with them. You couldn’t get a cardigan out of a drawer without discovering a new hole. Eventually we traced them back to a large, rolled-up carpet in the basement that was acting as a huge moth housing complex. There were generations of families living in that thing.
They don’t seem to have followed us to our new flat (yet), but apart from the evil clothes variety, most moths are beautiful. No, really. Moths are much cooler than butterflies.
That’s why I love this moth necklace from Tatty Devine:
Isn’t it amazing?
I have to admit I’m biased as I spent lots of this summer freelancing at Tatty Devine, part of which was writing product descriptions for their AW12 range. Probably the best job ever (all day looking at and writing about gorgeous jewellery – yes please). But the moths are definitely my favourite. They also do a green moth necklace, which is expensive but beautiful, and moth brooches and earrings too.
What do you reckon, are moths creepy or attractive? Here is a clue as to the right answer:
p.s. You can also get these amazing iron-on moth patches for nibbled clothing from Twisted Twee.
p.p.s. I’m thinking moths should be the new Etsy/hipster wildlife of choice, replacing foxes, birds, cats, bears, trees, and deer etc etc etc