Spring is coming… get “On Yer Bike”!
A week or two ago I shared a few beautiful wallpapers by Linwood, from their wonderful ‘Ephemera’ range and I have just been sent this adorable design that is just perfect for Spring. So of course, I had to share it with you! The calm colours are fresh but not too ‘summer bright’ and the cyclist print is just what we need to encourage us all to venture outdoors.
Wow! What a busy couple of weeks…
Quite a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks - It’s all very exciting! I have decided to take a huge leap, and I have taken on a studio in the heart of Margate Old Town and have since been spending lots of time making, making, making :)
The website is in progress, the studio is almost set up, and I’ve got lots of plans for the near future, and I will of course keep guys you updated with projects I am working on.
So guys, watch this space! xxx
Still on the Valentines Day theme… I thought I would share this adorable pair of cushions with you all. I love how they are romantic and sweet, but not all frilly and girly, just a very cool way to say how you feel!
And remember, a cushion’s for life (well, a while..) not just for Valentines Day - and these would look awesome all year round.
Happy Valentines Day!
Since it’s that day when everyone gets all lovey-dovey, I thought I would post this beautiful Love Letter wallpaper design by Andrew Martin, it’s so pretty and perfect for creating a lovely vintage looking, romantic theme room. Here is the link to the Occa Home website where you can see more pictures, close ups, and catch all the details for it.
Hope your all having a wonderfully dreamy day! xxx
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I have recently discovered this lovely blog by two ladies Elsie and Emma, they give you loads of crafty tutorials and ideas and some very delicious-looking recipes… take a look if you like that kind of thing!
Another wonderful distraction from doing chores! hehe xx
Retro meets modern…
Wow! I love this bedroom… a perfect example of retro meets modern. The flowery green wallpaper and cute scalloped pelmet look great against the fresh white, it seems so calming too.
What does everyone else think?
I love love love this adorable House Lamp from the new Cath Kidston catalogue. I have seen a few house themed lights over the last few months from other companies but this is definitely my favourite… the simple, old-fashioned look of the house and the little flowers at the front look fairytale-ish and pulled straight from a storybook. It’s nostalgic yet whimsical and is just adorable!
This is absolutely on my wish list!
Never too many pompoms!
Just before Christmas I was fabric shopping in London, and of course I had to visit Liberty. Whilst I was there a lovely lady was running a pompom making workshop… I had always made pompoms from two bits of cut-out cardboard and it was pretty fiddly to keep pushing the wool through the whole in the middle… but she had loads of these brilliant little colourful plastic things - actual pompom makers! They were a real thing that you could buy! I was so excited, I had discovered a means to making pompoms of all different sizes in a fraction of the time (which I’m sure everyone can see the importance of!)
So, obviously I had to make one while I was there and give this clever little contraption a go… and here are pictures of my giant fluffy pink pompom almost finished. So pleased with myself, the first thing I did when I got home that evening was order my own plastic pompom makers. I made loads of tiny ones to decorate Christmas presents with, medium ones to put on the tree, big ones to hang around the house, I think I developed an addiction. This ever-so-slight new found obsession wore off a bit after Christmas when the festive decorations went away but this evening I have just been rummaging in my room and found a big bag of wool and a selection of makers, and I’ve decided that it’s time for some cheery springtime pompommy decorations, so that is how I will probably spend my free time for the foreseeable future!
It’s the small things that keep us happy, eh!
Very well said Mr Morris!
I just had to post this…
What a wonderfully cheery colour scheme, I love it! Pink, yellow, turquoise and gold, they are definitely working out for me right here… That beautiful fabric on the funky plastic chair, the striking wallpaper, the Barbie pink desk, and the paler room in the background look absolutely stunning.
I will be adding this to my personal mood board!
It’s Wallpaper Wednesday…
This evening I have stumbled upon Linwood, a wallpaper and fabric company and just fallen in love with some of their wallpapers… beautiful quirky designs that would be such a statement on the walls!
They are a family run company “passionate about maintaining a classic English style… while introducing contemporary designs and innovative modern techniques.”
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite designs… I know I’m sharing quite a few here but they really are great!
Take a look on their website, they plenty of lovely accessories and fabrics… perhaps I’ll have to do Fabric Friday!
Fun, bright yellow craft room!
So while I was scouring the internet for home studio/workroom/office ideas I stumbled upon this fabulous and colourful craft room. Twinkie Chan lives in California and crafts the cutest foodie themed things (including pretzel brooches, crocheted pancakes and knitted cakes) and in an interview with cutoutandkeep.net she shows off her wonderful, bright yellow craft room. Who couldn’t feel inspired to make fun things in a room like this!
Take a look…
I just had to share this little find! I spotted it in B&Q, it is only £8.48 and I think it is really lovely! That gold detailing around the frilly-looking edge is so pretty. This light shade is very simple and not too fussy, and would look perfect in a modern vintage scheme.
Bright, simple, and with a hint of vintage kitsch!
Hello! I’ve missed you…
So I have to admit, I have been a little rubbish at updating tumblr, keeping in touch with the world, and sharing what I’m up to. I have moved back to the seaside, embarked on an upholstery-learning adventure, studied a lot, painted things, sewn things, made things and generally been focusing on making, learning and doing, and finding my seaside feet again… I have been busy busy busy!
I will start posting what I’ve been doing again, shamelessly showing off my new made things and sharing all the lovely places I go and inspiration I find.
This post is a just a little hello and a cheeky preview of a few of my recent projects… watch this space! xxx