the story of heidi

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This is my Heidi inspired outfit, which didn't end up looking like a Heidi outfit at all. You may be wondering why I'm not wearing the adorable hat. Well... it doesn't fit my big, fat head! So into the shop it will go.
These next three pictures are from my newly purchased Heidi book. I adore the illustrations and look forward to reading it. Look how cool Grandpa is with his beard, pipe and hat!

The Story of Heidi was released in 1979 and came out on video in US in the 80's. English versions of the film are very rare, I've been hunting for one for many years. My Nana still has our original copy, but it's in very bad condition from all the past viewings. This scene was one of my favorites. Unfortunately it's not in english :(, but it will do.

I first saw this movie when I was very young. My Pa had recorded it for my sister and I, off the tv. It had quite an impact on me back then and I believe still does.
Heidi lived the ideal, simple, beautiful life. There was no excess of any kind. Simple clothes, fresh food and air, gorgeous surroundings, handmade goods...aahhh! How I would like to try and live more simply. Actually, I am trying, but the pull of the world sometimes seems too strong for me to fight. I'm striving to live within my means, I'm attempting to keep only what is necessary and I have a great desire to make more clothes/blankets/ etc. by hand. All I keep telling myself is, "Baby steps" and "One day at a time". I'll get there eventually :D Often times, I'll find myself making excuses as to why I can't live the way I desire. I have to make a real conscious effort to make the best of where I am NOW, not imaging how great things would be if I lived here or there and how much happier or what a better mother I'd be in this or that circumstance. I need to live and take advantage of every moment! Live life as though it were my last day! I know, this is much easier said than done, but the desire is there. That's enough to get started. Does anyone else feel this way?

♥ anne


  1. Yeah, I completely understand what you mean. Sometimes there are so many things that keep us from doing just that...but its important to keep that goal in mind, I think, and try to live as if it was our last day with everything we've got. Thanks for posting this. I love reading your blog Anne:)

  2. Oh and I love your outfit. I often try to wear pinafores, and I love the way you have styled this one.

  3. My grandmother used to read this to me. It's one of my favorites.

  4. I loved the Shirley Temple Heidi!

    You look beautiful Anne and I love your straw hat.

    Lulu Letty

  5. These pictures are so beautiful! I have an unruly-sized head too! It makes hat buying quite difficult.


  6. This is so cute! Your dress looks so comfy and pretty.

    I have a complex about the size of my head.. When I was about 13 we had a maths lesson where we had to measure the size of each other's heads and plot the results on a graph and work out the mean, median and mode. Well it turned out that my head was the biggest in the class by quite a lot, and I've never forgotten it lol. I have a suspicion that the girl who measured me was being nasty and added a couple of extra centimeters though... :(

  7. Hi :)

    Stumbled on your blog! I'm in love with hats lately and yours is perfection! Adorable look!

    Cheers, Jesa

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  9. This is such a cute outfit! Where are you're Heidi braids? ;)

    I have a wonderful vintage copy of Heidi too. I've been saving it to read to Clover when she gets older.

  10. o my god i love your hat and little shoes! adorable!

  11. I adore Heidi and your outfit equally! :) both sooo adorable!


  12. This is such a sweet look! I adore everything and that scarf is fantastic.
    Whenever I have a lot to do I actually end up taking a break from it all and doing something fun! I'm a terrible procrastinator, but I also like to break things down into lists with mini deadlines next to each one.

  13. Oh my gosh you have the exact Heidi hat in the storybook- that's totally sweet! I love the colours in this photoshoot, they give a very nostalgic air <3
    I also find that my head is too big so I rarely wear hats too, but hopefully this means a bigger brain? XDD

  14. Did you ever find the movie? I've been looking for a long time now. Any tips?

  15. I love the outfit! I love black tights with light colored dresses so...

    Heidi made such an impact on my life as well.


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