Facing my Knitting Fears

This is a paid post in collaboration with We Are Knitters Sooooo…knitting. People always expect me to be a pro, you know seeing as I was a textile student and all that.

you, me, geometry

Here’s a simple DIY idea for yourself or even better, a gift. When I think fridge magnets, I usually think ‘tacky’ but these should add some colour and life to your fridge or notice board without the tat. All you need is… For the gold areas I used my gold metallic paint as a base…

woodland love

This project has been quite the lingerer. Back in September I realised I was becoming far too pally with my computer and losing touch with the art of drawing. Most things I produce at work or in my own time, start as drawings or have an element of handwork but it felt like too long…

happy birthday

The Lovely Drawer…. Wow! A whole year of blogging! It seems to have flown by. I started this blog with no real clue about blogging, no big idea and no real direction. All I knew was that I wanted a place to put all my creative endeavors, as well as all the things that inspire…

jazz it up

Often I create random illustrations and patterns that just end up sitting on my usb stick as they don’t really belong anywhere. I realised a great way to give them a home would be turning them into wallpaper for the iphone/ipad. So if you fancy a change get downloading and enjoy! Download ‘shower’ here Download ‘hello…

cookie?

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use this Birthday gift ever since June. My mum bought me this cookie cutter with interchangeable letters. Now it might sound lame but this was definitely one of my favourite birthday presents. Anyway I ditched the cutter from the packet and used a heart one instead, stamping niceties…

valentine’s day comes late

Life has seemed pretty non-stop busy recently, which is possibly why I ended up rundown and nursing a yucky cold this week. Nick and I decided to do Valentines day on Saturday rather than Thursday which was a brilliant idea! Pancake day had also been a no show as Mr Cold had me wiped out…

colour inspiration

dutch rooftops/ quilted blanket/ patterned wall/ typography/ necklace/ polka dots (unknown source) I’m thoroughly enjoying this eye catching colour combination!

free printable valentines card

This was actually the card I made Nick for our Anniversary but I thought it would work quite nicely for Valentines Day. Just download the PDF here and follow the instructions below. To get the look, use flecked, recycled card.  

brown butter pumpkin cake

Ok so I love pumpkin! Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, roast pumpkin, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin bread…I could go on. Sometimes I think I should have been born in America. Anyway I’m always finding yummy recipes that incorporate this delicious ingredient but in Britain you can’t just walk into any old supermarket and pick up a can…

much loved

May I introduce you to Rob Hodgson. I love love love his naïve illustrations so very much. His printed and scratchy textures gives each image added depth and his characters ooze personality. I’ve posted quite an array for you to peruse so enjoy.

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