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DIY Ceramic-look candleholders

The nights are drawing in…time to get the candles out and enjoy some cosy, ambient light.

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…


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.

paint it on

After my last post you might realise I’m digging the chalkboard trend. Here’s another simple gift idea…buy some glass water bottles (these are from IKEA) and paint on rectangles of blackboard paint so they can be labelled with whatever drink they want. Tie on some chalk and it’s good to go. Pretty handy for entertaining! In…

diy hot chocolate kits

These were another Christmas present make but could easily work for any gift during these chilly winter months. I made the mugs a bit more fun with some blackboard fun. Warm your insides and get doodle happy at the same time, lovely. You’ll need the following to make up your kit…. They are really easy…

homemade jotters

Nick and I decided to continue last years tradition of making Christmas presents, which perhaps sounds sweeter than it actually works out in practise. We set aside a day to embrace our inner elf and set up a production line. One day is simply not enough if you want to go at a leisurely speed.…

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