weekends away

WASHI TAPE DIY

WASHI TAPE DIY

Just popping in with a mini DIY project for the weekend. Jazz up those seaside snacks like chips, mini doughnuts, or crayfish tails with these pretty Washi Tape wooden forks. Happy Saturday! x


CHARLESTON WORKSHOP READER OFFER

CHARLESTON WORKSHOP READER OFFER

I am so excited today! Fancy a day out being creative with a friend in inspiring surroundings? The lovely peeps over at my favourite East Sussex country home Charleston are letting me share with you the ‘Introduce a friend to Charleston’ offer, with each full price workshop ticket bought another can be bought for half […]


THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

What will you be doing next weekend? I think I will take the walk to St Leonards, (long neglected but believe it or not), the posh end in the past, it seemed everyone put their heart into our Old Town and somewhat forgot about traveling the other way along the promenade. But now it’s community […]


RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LONDON 2012

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LONDON 2012

Just some of the wonderful things that will be for sale at the Renegade Craft Fair in London this September. I have long watched the unfolding of beautiful stalls at these fairs all over America, and for the 2nd time The Renegade Craft Fair will be held in London’s Old Truman Brewery, at 81 Brick […]


HEARTY BREAD AND PAPER TREASURE

HEARTY BREAD AND PAPER TREASURE

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. […]


UNEXPECTED VIEWS

UNEXPECTED VIEWS

The sun shined long enough on the weekend for a beautiful day trip around the Kent coast, we stopped in Margate, visited the Turner Contemporary, walked the quiet back streets to find the Shell grotto, an amazing underground space patterned with millions of shells, the cool air, dimly lit corridors and glistening walls whispering mystery […]


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 […]


EARLY CHRISTMAS

EARLY CHRISTMAS

Running out the door to catch a plane to Ireland to have an early Christmas with my Mum and sisters. Hope to see you Monday xxx


FEELING FESTIVE

FEELING FESTIVE

Saturday in London, firstly to get the husbands wedding ring resized, we went to Tiffany’s, and it was so pretty all decorated with lights. The second we stepped through the door and were surrounded by glittering jewellery and pale decorations, I felt the first real tug of Christmas. Then to find somewhere new to eat […]


A LITTLE PLACE I KNOW

A LITTLE PLACE I KNOW

I recently visited local shop A flock of crafty birds for the first time, and I have a feeling this little shop is definitely bursting with sunshine all year round, colourful knits, dolls, vintage teacups, and of course the lovely Lisa with her teapot at the ready to pour you a cuppa, if you have […]


LOVELY WORDS

LOVELY WORDS

I hope you had a fabulous weekend, I forgot to ask! Mine was spent in Bristol at Brisfest, on land and aboard sailing ship The Matthew with my Sailor Jerry UK shipmates, lots of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, lime wedges and ginger beer. By some chance I escaped any hangovers and laughed solidly for three […]


A GOOD THING

A GOOD THING

How was your week? Ireland so far has been all about the delicious Arbutus bread and creamy Gubbeen cheese from Cork farmers market, family time, homemade soup, learning embroidery techniques, lots of rain and capturing the last flowers of summer before Autumn rules. I have no phone signal at all?! So no instagram or twitter in the day, […]


SEE YOU MONDAY

SEE YOU MONDAY

Hi there, hows your week going? Only eight hours left of mine then I leave with a group of girlfriends, to work at a festival for the weekend. So I will see you again Monday hopefully with a shop update, restocking the shelves with colourful handmade things. I miss my tiny precious tigers already, but […]


SEASIDE SUPPER

SEASIDE SUPPER

Hello wednesday people, are you enjoying the sunshine? As you know I am always banging on about our lack of garden, so for the last few days while the summer seems to be making a comeback, we have been finding alfresco dining opportunities, a farm cafe, an inside/outside sushi restaurant, a lovely picnic with a […]


POP UP CAFE

POP UP CAFE

Hey, what a lovely sunny weekend, and we really made the most of it, up early to deliver some cupcakes to Rose’s pop up cafe at the Blue Canary opposite Butlers in George Street Hastings Old Town (for August only so if you are in the area or were thinking of visiting come now for her […]


WORTH THE WAIT

WORTH THE WAIT

Looking through the Brighton Made 2011 exhibitors I found three stands that HAVE to visit. Only downside is I have to wait until November!Laura Slater printed textiles, modern patterns on lovely linen, layered and faded just the thing to switch to after my long love affair with florals, I think the husband will welcome these […]


PAINTERS AND INTELLECTUALS

PAINTERS AND INTELLECTUALS

As June is being it’s terrible self as ususal, I thought I would share some Summer rich pictures from our day out at Charleston,


RUFFLED GOODNESS MIXED WITH RUSTIC CHARM

RUFFLED GOODNESS MIXED WITH RUSTIC CHARM

A great day for me and all Rachel Ashwell-Shabby chic lovers, I have been waiting patiently for The Prairie to be finished and oh my goodness, when can I leave Blighty and move on in? I love all the ruffled goodness mixed with rustic charm and the odd sparkle here and there. Go see go […]


GOING DOTTIE ON THE SUFFOLK COAST

GOING DOTTIE ON THE SUFFOLK COAST

I’m sure on your blog travels you have crossed the fun filled, doily adorned, vintage floral path of Tif Fussell from Dottie Angel. Her wonderful style, sense of colours and thrifty craft ideas have me in a whirl whenever I stop by her blog and when I saw this two day course in Suffolk, I […]


MAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

MAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

May, the month of promise, our first taste of hot sunshine, lighter evenings and bright mornings. So outside we go for our first picnic of the year. I am a picnic fanatic and don’t like plastic cups, plates or cutlery so we’ll take a simple meal and save the extra weight for real glassware, potted […]


MARRY TOGETHER

MARRY TOGETHER

It is our 3rd anniversary tomorrow and for the first time we are not travelling as the tigers are still only small and we do wish to move if possible later this year so saving is a high priority, I can just see my husband shaking his head at this, as saving is not one […]


IT’S WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS

IT'S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS

So here it is, the place where vintage and modern collide, a place where the floorboards creak but the walls are silent, a place where you can spend ages looking at all the pretty things, a place scented with lavender, rose, sandal wood, cedar, amber and patchouli, a place where you can buy tiny bottles […]


BLUSH WITH IKEA LIVET HEMMA

BLUSH WITH IKEA LIVET HEMMA

Hi, how was your weekend? Wasn’t the wedding beautiful, I am so happy we have a new princess, and Catherine with her classic style and warm personality is just perfect. We had a great day watching it all unfold, having lunch with friends and drinking Pimms. My Sunday involved a little too much Rum, (I […]


HEART BREAK HOTEL

HEART BREAK HOTEL

So excited about this new Venture from Rachel Ashwell.