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A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Hello to you, it seems it’s Monday again and so soon. Yesterday marked a special day for me and L&S as it was my 7th blogging birthday! I usually completely bypass this event – not intentionally – maybe just one of the hazards of being an Aquarius – but as I am partial to the […]


BLACK WHITE OR GREY – PALE OR DARK!

BLACK WHITE OR GREY - PALE OR DARK!

I thought I had it all sorted, but the back and forth has been going on since this post from October last year before we had even looked at a new house, and I’m still freaking out! I painted all my Farrow and Ball and Little Greene testers on the wall the other day, and […]


DAY FOUR – LOVE

DAY FOUR – LOVE

Day four of #augustbreak2013 The naughtiest loves in my life – Wallis and Marlo, my tiny tiger girls. Covering my world in fur and causing mayhem, but melting my heart every minute of every day x


AFTER THE SUNSHINE

AFTER THE SUNSHINE

Hello, how was your weekend?! I am so happy to be Back in our little house today, safely tucked up with this indignant face above, after a super fun weekend meeting lots of nice people and dancing with the Sailor Jerry UK gang, in mud and sunshine at Kendal Calling. I am welcomed home with a […]


SNAPS FROM THE WEEKEND

SNAPS FROM THE WEEKEND

My coral sunset peonies are on their last wave of colour, a delicate pale gold, but there are still a couple of days until the petals completely drop. I have so enjoyed their beauty each day, my friends couldn’t believe they were real. Simple and quickly made garlands from my Friday night gathering, before we moved […]


CLEANING UP THE PLACE

CLEANING UP THE PLACE

Pairing down collections, giving shelves room to breath. Our home is finally on the market and so we figured a few less of our things makes way for other people to imagine themselves living here. The kitchen is sparkling and we are super happy with all the clear surfaces, I hope we can carry on […]


WHIRLWINDS

WHIRLWINDS

Don’t worry I haven’t fallen on the face of the earth, the bank holiday weekend was a whirlwind, including three wedding receptions, too much alcohol, and a day at Go Ape which pretty much destroyed me. So after a couple of quiet days hanging out with my favourite faces (pictured here) it is with great joy that […]


HERE BUT FAR

HERE BUT FAR

I’m here, I’m alive. Sorry to just disappear, I have been detoxing and de-cluttering our home, selling things at a local flea market organised by Rose, (which I hope we will have again). I am working most days at the moment, a new job keeping my husband and friends distribution company’s website up to date […]


STAY STILL

STAY STILL

All calm at home now. well, apart from two cats free running off all the walls and furniture. No challenges this month, I am going to rejoin fat mum slim’s Photo a day challenge in April, so I can concentrate on restocking my Etsy shop and new posts here without any self inflicted deadlines hanging […]


AROUND HERE

AROUND HERE

Thanks so much for all your joy over the matchbox challenge, I am so excited to see what you will make! This weekend I am working at the Brighton Tattoo Convention, so I will say goodbye for now, leaving you with some of my favourite pictures from January (and one old one). See you Monday […]


A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

So as you know I collect and keep magazine pages by the bundle, and thought I would actually try out some of the things from the pages that I keep. My first trial is Fairy bread, usually seen served at children’s parties in New Zealand and Australia. It was featured in the last issue of Oh […]


JANUARY PAPERWORK

JANUARY PAPERWORK

The first ten days of operation, paper control are complete. A sad day last Friday when three years worth of World of Interiors magazines were butchered and the remains fed into the huge paper recycling bin at the tip. But with all my favourite pages saved and a some space freed up on our shelves, […]


A GOOD YEAR-SAYING GOODBYE TO 2011

A GOOD YEAR-SAYING GOODBYE TO 2011

January – Eating cake and getting inspired for the year ahead. February – A trip to California and a bakery tour like no other. March – Celebrating the arrival of our two little tigers.


SWEET TIDINGS TO YOU X

SWEET TIDINGS TO YOU X

Hey you, I am popping in to wish you a lovely Christmas and a happy new year, I just want to say thanks for staying with me all year and for all your lovely thoughts, comments, gifts and friendship. This week I have been busy at the bustling shop and preparing for our first Christmas […]


LAST DAYS OF AUTUMN

LAST DAYS OF AUTUMN

In these last few days of Autumn, I will be and have been, making things with apples, working on some paper decorations, watching Marlo sit like a meerkat, wishing my handmade endeavours only took up this much desk space.


LEFT OVER CANDY

LEFT OVER CANDY

Just fleeting in and out today, as I’m going to the Country Living Christmas fair. So excited, this is basically the beginning of the festive season for me. I am deep breathing to stay calm as I know it is going to be mayhem there on the opening day!A few pictures from the last seven […]


HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween everybody! Who’s got plans for this evening? x Image credit


THIS MORNING IN PICTURES

THIS MORNING IN PICTURES

A symptom I’m sure of modern times, as soon as I open my eyes I reach for my laptop, and it’s so dark now at 7am that I need candles to light my way, these Dalit ones are my new favourite, Top and Dress-Allsaints, I grabbed mine in the sale and they are so comfy […]


LITTLE HOUSE

LITTLE HOUSE

Drank too much on Saturday night and recovery took longer than expected, but I feel back to normal thankfully. Today I’m Just trying to make the house more seasonal, after an almighty tidy up, digging my way to the bottom of the laundry bin while the husband is away, before he comes home with a […]


CINDER ROSE

CINDER ROSE

Tuesday continued . . . . . I found a few last pink blooms on my walk to pick up some paints, hardy little mites battling against the wintery seaside breeze, barely staying still long enough for me to catch on camera, I will be sad when these last flashes of colour are gone and […]


ALL GO

ALL GO

Up too early today and it was still dark, so I scurried back to bed with a bowl of hot cinnamon and maple porridge and started to list some lucky charm pendants in my poor neglected little shop, I managed to get some pictures even though it was grey and moody skied all day yesterday, […]


ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST

ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST

A blustery, rainy evening, made for a quiet Saturday night in with the tigers. I am so happy to wake up without a hangover. Ready to face the day making things in my workroom. I am going to eat ice cream for breakfast in one of my new enamel bowls and salad for lunch, if […]


FADING BLOOMS

FADING BLOOMS

Will be back to regular posting very soon, just, working, hanging with the cats, spending time with family while they are over and watching the flowers fade. Happy thursday x


GATHERED BEAUTY

GATHERED BEAUTY

Another few gloomy days on the outside and today looks to be no different, but indoors the tigers have been snoozing and I am cutting out lots of butterflies for some garlands, sewing and slowly building up more things for sale. I will show you soon I promise. This basket of gathered beauty (top) was […]