Who wants to embrace joyful relaxed living and cheerful surroundings? I bring you – A Place Called Home by Mr Jason Grant. A bright colourful new book filled with ideas for your home and garden. Jason shares his simple but valuable tips for creating relaxed fresh spaces, for a realistic un-fussy way of modern stylish living. [...]
There was a promise of 20°C today, and it is more grey and overcast then ever with a chilly breeze! So, may I suggest another beautiful book for reading? Visual Contrast by Tim Rundle is a colourful, practical book with some of the most striking images I have seen for ages. Pages that will guide you [...]
Hello there, I hope you have had a lovely start to your long weekend. Just lately I have been sent a beautiful selection of books, so have to decided Fridays will be the day I share my favourite ones with you. I am a little late this week, as we have had lots of tradesmen [...]
Happy Friday! Digging around at home, trying to keep only the essentials in the rooms we are using, (the essentials being about twenty boxes full of craft materials piled high up the walls and a boot fairs worth of junk strewn about the place ready for a weekend of selling). Well, anyway, I found my [...]
Just finished, this Summer Fiesta Confetti Wreath is for my Etsy shop, it’s a little sunshine for another grey day, and my first update in a while. I am slowly sorting and getting my online life back on track, my poor neglected shop has been brightened up and there will be lots of pretty supplies and packs [...]
Stay inside and read an amazing book. Having received a review copy of A Life Less Ordinary last week, I am overjoyed to have it’s lovely pages in my hands. When I say pair down, strip back and get a bit more masculine with our interior, this is what I mean. Still a bit feminine I know, but the boy wouldn’t [...]
Midweek quiet time this morning (after a blustery stormy night) found me browsing through all the back issues of the lovely Styled Magazine by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry, and I found a few pages I think you will like. All images Styled Magazine.
Hey, I hope your weekend is going well so far. For two of you Saturday is about to get even better. Thanks so much to everyone who commented, shared and tweeted about my Craft book giveaway last weekend, your response was amazing. The winners are . . . . . for Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft – [...]
When the prettiest book of 2013 arrived in the mail last week, I was so excited, and wow, Selina Lake’s Pretty Pastel Style does not disappoint. It is filled from cover to cover with the loveliest pastel inspired interiors. Modern settings with new ideas and a dash of vintage all mixed in, bringing long neglected pastels [...]
So much Spring joy to be found within the delightful pages of the new Gatherings Magazine. Recipes, crafts, interiors, vintage resources, and all things for creative living, including these six pages for making a colourful hideaway by Annetta Bosacova. (p54-59) All images Gatherings Magazine.
Sunday, I settled down to devour properly the pages of ‘Romantic French Homes‘ by Lanie Goodman. With a new home to decorate on the cards, we are looking at all styles of interiors, and hoping to mix as many of our favourite elements together as we can when creating this exciting new chapter of our [...]
Sharing some Saturday joy in the form of my favourite feature from the Spring 2013 issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. A trip into the tender world of Violets by Dietlind Wolf, (pages 148-155). Recipes, crafts, sweet gifts and of course there is plenty more on the other 156 pages! All images Sweet Paul Magazine.
With Spring still refusing to show it’s face, I thought an inspiration board re-jig and creating some tissue paper decorations might cheer the place up. Some long awaited sunshine will have to burst through those gloomy clouds sooner or later, and when it does I’ll be ready! So with a ton of tissue paper, some [...]
I have been thinking about this wonderful project the last couple of weeks and suddenly realised I had better get my skates on, so I am happy to share that today I made my pledge for a copy of the beautiful book Little Treasures: Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijkerk. It features over 50 [...]
It may be wishful thinking (what with moving home on the horizon an’all), but I am looking forward to starting March with cheery brights and lots of ideas of fun things to make in time for this years early Easter. With pages packed full of DIY projects Homemaker Magazine is a great place for beautiful [...]
Just enough time for one more gift wrap idea, Autumn colours with lace and recycled papers. Add dried twigs and berries for birthdays and a sprinkling of gold leaves for Christmas. I used Place cards and Alphabet index tabs for labelling, both available from Papermash.
So this year has completely run away with me, leaving me standing in a cloud of dust wondering what happened. Good, bad, fun, scary, exciting, a ton of things keeping me away from my blogging world. Carrying on with the whirlwind I am leaving for Ireland tomorrow to spend a week with my mum and [...]
Just wanted to share with you these lovely images from the editor of the revue Toc-toc-toc Sophie Denux and French designer Caroline Gomez (www.carolinegomez.com). Both Passionate about editing and design, they met two years ago and decided to create a different magazine. SLØ Review, is dedicated to slow design and a slow lifestyle. With articles about the Maison empereur in Marseille, [...]
I have been doting on the pages of Hans Blomquist’s The Natural Home, for months. I love the idea of living in more subtle surroundings, darker and lighter, natural, more masculine, earthy colours, wood mixed with wild flowers, linens and antiques. Perfect Sunday dreaming.
A few last days of sunshine spent by the shore, Black and White styling and Autumn bakes. This must mean I’m reading the beautiful pages of the latest issue of Heart Home magazine. This month between the inspiring interiors, fashion finds and recipes on pages 26-29, I’m excited to say you’ll also find some of my seasonal collages [...]
A few favourite pages from the beautiful book Creative display by Geraldine James. A woman after my own heart, finding new ways of piling up and styling interesting finds with natural elements, books, magazines and all the other kinds of wonderful things you may have collected over years of creative treasure hunting. I was sent [...]
Just take a look at these amazing pictures of an installation at the store Merci, in Paris, taken about a year ago by katie merchant of Thank you Ok. Maybe a few good ideas here of what I can do with all that vintage lace I’m hoarding? I adore all the soft colours and different textures here. [...]
Another weekend away with no internet and possibly no sun, but hope to return to the sunny coast and L&S on Tuesday. Just thought I would leave you with the last few pages I made for my Record the day collage book. A collection of my favourite images saved mostly from my London Magazine haul. [...]