Mother’s Day all wrapped up

27th February 2015

mothers day giftsFrom top left: ceramic bunny vase // colour block purse // personalised monogram notecards // hanging planter // orange & frangipani bath soak // clay statement necklace // yummy mummy tote // gem soap gift set // Mum card

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new prints & a giveaway

25th February 2015

Abstract art printfrom the top: dash & dance // set sail // look see

 This is later than promised but better late than never! I’ve added three more prints to my Etsy shop so you can pop over and have a gander. I particularly had fun with these three, getting my spontaneous brush strokes in gear and making a bit of a mess.

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One for the stationery lovers

20th February 2015

DIY marble and copper stationery

It’s time for another DIY and this one really is easy! I know there are lots of stationery nerds out there, just like me. You love checking out all the different coloured pencils and stocking up on an amount of notebooks that even a writer couldn’t get through. But they’re so pretty, right?! This little DIY is for you. Marble, yes please and copper, yes please. Two big trends we’ve all been loving packaged nicely into one book and some matching geometric paper clips.

DIY marble and copper stationery 2

Be warned you may well get the urge to cover everything in sticky marble and copper paper. Try your best to resist. I know it’s tough.

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New to the shop and 20% off

18th February 2015

new prints I the lovely drawerMonochrome Stamped Zig Zag Print //  Moon Phases Illustrated Art Print

Hello! Well I’m excited to release four of my seven new prints today! They were all originally made with ink and watercolour (my obvious favourites). I really love creating new prints and having a license to go crazy with reams of paper….all over our dining room table. I’m the kind of person who loves coming up with loads of ideas and versions at once and then coming back to the pile the next day with a fresh head to select the ones I scan in and work up. That seems work for me.

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something for your screen

15th February 2015

love is beautiful free desktop wallpapersWell this is kind of  a day later than I’d hoped but isn’t it the month of love??… hold on…doesn’t love exist all year round?? I think so. Guys I’ve beed so creatively frustrated recently! It’s so amaaaazing to be so booked up with design work and yet I have so many half finished projects for the blog put on hold, as well as about 7 new prints I’m wanting to launch but they’ve had to go on the back burner too (stay tuned). I’m holding out for a day to get moving with new stuff and stretch my creative muscles again. So I know I don’t need to apologise for it being a little quiet around here but I do get a bit fidgety while I’m sitting on a load of ideas I want to get out there and execute!

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pretty & useful

10th February 2015

DIY decorative jewellery hanger 1I have A LOT of necklaces! I mean A LOT. They’ve been hanging out in various bowls, trays and dishes around our bedroom, leaving me rooting around like a crazy women in the morning having forgotten which one I put which in. For a while I tried those sticky hooks on the wall next to my mirror but I can safely say folks, they just aint that strong. There came a point where I was beyond sick of sticking them back onto the wall and rooting around on the floor to retrieve the debris. So I came up with this easy DIY which is useful but will also be a cute addition to any wall. You can see where all your necklaces are and there won’t be any surprises hurtling off the wall.DIY decorative jewellery hanger 2To start you’ll need one of these delightful wooden house boxes from Tiger. Yes,  Tiger is my second home. I’m not ashamed at all. This comes with an attachment at the back which makes it easy to hang from a wall hook and it cost me about £3 or £4. I’m really bad with remembering numbers but it was cheap as chips.

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styling the seasons: February

5th February 2015

styling the seasons february I the lovely drawer

It’s time for a new month’s Styling The Seasons post and this month it’s a little bit special. Laura Ashley teamed up with the monthly style challenge to provide some of the regular bloggers that take part with a few pieces from the SS15 collection. The idea being that we’d then style these products for February.

You can see all twelve blog posts on the Laura Ashley blog over the 10th and 11th of February and you can even vote for your favourite one which will enter you into a draw to win £50 to spend at Laura Ashley! I do love a freebie!

breakfast in bed I the lovely drawer

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