This chilly September weekend read is the book Make It Your Own by Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical home-ware and jewellery label A Alicia. Arriving just in time to inspire idle hands to get busy when trapped indoors with all that Autumn rain rolling down the windows. My favourite projects include a Plaited Floor [...]
Ever dreamt of selling all you own and buying a home on wheels to travel in? Well that is the extreme dream that I sometimes have, normally when I have been on vacation and realise how easy it actually is to survive, even enjoy life with just a few essential belongings nearby. But if we [...]
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 [...]
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.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Creative Display book giveaway. I am well aware that my blog time keeping leaves a lot to be desired, but hopefully this will make someones weekend start a little sweeter as I am excited to tell you that the winner is (and I can’t find a name) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Friday a visit to see Alexis with my friend, to get her arm tattooed and request my next one, so excited. Saturday shopping, walking, coffee drinking and graffiti finding around town. Sunday working and reading.
My new favourite thing is finding time in the afternoons to snuggle down with my two new best friends and read. On my March reading list . . . . Cosy kitchen dreams, Chez Moi -Agnes Desarthe Magical discoveries and inspiration, French General Treasured Notions -Kaari meng Learning curve, The Happiness Project-Gretchen Rubin Pretty and [...]
Helping out in my old offices this week has really helped to remind me how lucky I am to run my online spaces and have so much more freedom, today was market day so after meeting my husband at lunch time on my way home, we made a bee line for the stand of local [...]