Posts Tagged ‘blog friends’

WINTER TRAVELS WITH SPLENDOUR AND ROUGE

WINTER TRAVELS WITH SPLENDOUR AND ROUGE

If you have the travel bug but haven’t had the time to get away, I have a great place for visual stories from europe and the world over. Fellow magazine addict, Sarah of Splendour and Rouge has a passion for all things creative and is inspired by traveling. These views below are just breathtaking, so […]


TURQUOISE AND GOLD PAPER AND SOAP

TURQUOISE AND GOLD PAPER AND SOAP

I have shared this shop before, but you may not have caught the posts, and as I just adore everything over in Brittany Campbell’s world – The Homeground, I am sharing the love again. Each of Brittany’s beautiful gemstones is carefully chosen for its colour and patina and I will always treasure the earrings I […]


SCREEN PRINTING WITH LAURA ASHLEY

SCREEN PRINTING WITH LAURA ASHLEY

I am so behind, like running in treacle this week, but last week I was miles away from this chaos in London at The Papered Parlour in Clapham, to celebrate 60 years of Laura Ashley. It was an amazing sixty years ago that Laura Ashley and her husband started out and decided to design a range […]


SAY HELLO TO SIMPLY CHIC

SAY HELLO TO SIMPLY CHIC

Happy Saturday to you, introducing my newest sponsor Simply Chic today, a sweet little online boutique selling all the pretty things you see here and more. Party and celebration decor, gifts for wedding guests and of course yourself! All the things that can be combined to make a pretty cosy home and a good measure […]


FLORAL FRIDAYS WITH THE LOVELY EMILY

FLORAL FRIDAYS WITH THE LOVELY EMILY

These beautiful flowers arrived on my doorstep last week from the lovely Emily of The Start Up Wife, I was the lucky winner of her lovely Floral Friday Competition and couldn’t believe the beauty inside the box that was delivered to my home.Delicate stems of green with plum coloured blooms mixed with the palest pink roses […]


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


DAY THREE – YELLOW

DAY THREE - YELLOW

Day three, a day late, yesterday was spent chopping down my beloved forrest of fennel, so the roses behind could breath again. One of my favourites in the garden I hope to move the fennel to the other side of the house where it can run riot and burst into yellow flowers as much as […]


DAY TWO – CIRCLES

DAY TWO - CIRCLES

Today there are black clouds on one side of our house and sunshine on the other. Thunder all around, and one hour for it to go away before I need to get to the bus stop. Cabin fever is setting in. Since my weekend at Kendal floating about a muddy field fuelled by Sailor Jerry […]


AUGUST BLOG BREAK WITH SUSANNAH CONWAY

AUGUST BLOG BREAK WITH SUSANNAH CONWAY

Home made granola with natural yoghurt and English strawberries – the beginning of the end of my thighs. It’s just too good, here is the recipe link from my earlier post today, I just added my own toasted sesame seeds and coconut x   This is my first post for – The August break 2013 […]


HOLIDAYING AT HOME

HOLIDAYING AT HOME

Is it time to leave this country yet? With only the odd fleeting taste of Summer every three days around here, it must be? Well, I have found a slice of bliss right here online. Making friends on Twitter a couple of weeks ago I met the lovely blogger of My Paradissi, Eleni from Heraklion in Crete. Eleni’s […]


LITTLE TREASURES MADE BY HAND

LITTLE TREASURES MADE BY HAND

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 […]


GOODBYE 2012

GOODBYE 2012

So that’s it for 2012! I just wanted to pop by and Wish you and all my lovely sponsors a happy new year, hoping 2013 is filled with inspiration and happy days. I can’t wait to make and do a ton of fun things next year and hope you’ll drop by so we can share […]


FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

Shall we start 2013 with some colourful fun? I have the perfect place, Candy Pop Images. Lovely cheerful interiors with bright accessories, and the occasional porcelain deer popping it’s head into shot here and there. I love the photography capturing Natasha’s day trips and vintage shopping outings, and all the beautiful images from the Friday […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

5 Things you’ll discover when clicking through the pages over at my latest Blog of the week, What Katie Does. Exciting experiments with pasta. A new appreciation for The Pink Panther Cartoons, 2 adorable cats. Lovely pictures from days out. Screen printed posters for your walls. Have a great Sunday! x All images What Katie Does.


NOT ANOTHER BILL

NOT ANOTHER BILL

I spent a good while yesterday looking through the past gifts from the super sweet site Not another bill yesterday and how much do I love this idea from Dashing Magazine contributor Ned?! Who doesn’t love getting fun interesting things in the mail? And lets face it these days it’s a rare treat. But sign up  yourself […]


SOMETHING SWEET FOR AUTUMN

SOMETHING SWEET FOR AUTUMN

Friday at last, and a sweet one at that, as soon as I’m finished walking around outside in the glorious September Sunshine, I will be snuggling down to catch up with all the Fall goodness in the latest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. Autumn recipes, Plaid interior inspiration and mushrooms crafted from vintage lace.


CREATIVE DISPLAY BOOK GIVEAWAY

CREATIVE DISPLAY BOOK GIVEAWAY

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 […]


SEATTLE SWEETHEART

SEATTLE SWEETHEART

Introducing my latest blog of the week Elephantine. A peaceful place curated by Seattle based Rachel Ball, who lives with her husband and pets Rufus and Bodhi. A fellow lover of simple, pretty things and also it seems, just as baffled at keeping a house plant alive as me. (I am down to one thirsty looking […]


SHARED PASSIONS

SHARED PASSIONS

For the past few years now Sam and I have lightly tiptoed in and out of each others lives and blogs, keeping in touch, with shared passions for vintage lace and an interest in each others discoveries and makings.  Sam’s notebook is not updated anymore due to all the beautiful and interesting things you see pictured […]


10 DAYS

10 DAYS

Only ten more days then I am back to my little seaside town, full time cat amuser, attentive sister/wife and kitchen extraordinaire. I will bake, tidy, make and most of all POST. I am having real fun up here in Soho, but will be so happy to Summer in Hastings. With the odd trip to […]


THE SWEETEST SPRING

THE SWEETEST SPRING

Pastel hues and lots of things to make, bake, craft and decorate. Here are my favourite pages from the newest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. Always inspiring and packed with so many tasty recipes and fun stuff to get you motivated on fresh sunny days.Eating more and more vegetarian dishes than ever these days, so finding […]


THE WHOLE SHEBANG

THE WHOLE SHEBANG

One final thank YOU and before I run off to work, I thought you might like to see the whole collection of 29 matchboxes all together, I am so happy with the success of this challenge, and only seven little boxes are left in the shop x


DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 29, the extra one, for my last box of the challenge I have chosen the theme ‘cabinet of curiosities’. The outside of the box is decorated with a collage of paper prints, labels and ink stamping. Made to look like an old specimen box, inspired by the tales of Gerald Durrell in his book-My […]


DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 28 The Romantic One, a declaration of lasting love, that will fit into the pocket of someone special. A collage of vintage roses and stamp marks decorates the outside of the matchbox with a victorian style paper scrap, the words ‘Ever True’ and a twinkling treasured jewel. The inner drawer opens to reveal two […]