Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Colour crush...

It's that time again...a lovely colour crush post.
I've gone for a beautiful muted palette; some soft peachy pink tones with duck eggs and ocre.
A simple and understated combination but still gorgeous... get ready for spring!
Some really lovely artwork featured on this one too, 'There's no place like' art print (bottom left) by Studio Meez, and 'Forest poster' by Studio Morran (Camilla Engman), (bottom right).


(image credits - clockwise from top left)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Snow day, fun day...

Well, we've had quite a bit of snow here in the UK now haven't we!?
We had a lovely weekend last week, trekking through the snow to get brunch out (yum) and then afterwards it was snowman building time (little and large varieties), hot chocolate and playing in the snow with Alfie. 
All in all, a very nice day!

Here are a few pics...















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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My Christmas bake off...

Before Christmas, I said that I'd be spending Christmas Eve doing a spot of baking, so I thought I'd post a few little pics of the results of my labour.

I was quite pleased with how the yule log turned out, (it being my first attempt) but the mince pies leave a little to be desired... 
They tasted lovely but looked a little messy as they struggled to come out of the deep filled muffin tin (silicone muffin tin next time me thinks).

Although, it all added to the rustic, homemade appearance I was clearly going for...





(photos taken by me)

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sketch.inc etsy shop

I discovered this lovely etsy shop a while back and after receiving one of the brooches from the boy at Christmas I thought Id do a little post on it.

Skecth.inc, owned by Becky from Colchester is an artist and crafter who creates paintings, dioramas, brooches and wooden figures inspired by geometric design and Japanese illustration.

It was hard to pick which design to go for as there are a variety to choose from.

So... it was a case of conveniently placing the ipad on the coffee table, subtly left on the page showing the little harlequin bear brooch in all its glory for the boy to spot...

and...voila!



(above photos by me)

Below are some of her other brooch designs; geometric deer/ stag, green apple, harlequin bunny, origami bird and diamond.
Definitely worth having a little pop over to her shop.






(above photos taken from sketch.incs etsy shop)

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Colour crush...

What better way to start the New Years colour crush posts with a gorgeous, brights palette, yum!
I'm loving these combinations at the moment and using them in geometrics and that lovely tile print design, just beautiful...


(image credits - clockwise from top left)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6


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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Paper and Cloth at Printsource...

The Paper and Cloth team are currently in New York at the Printsource show which is being held at Penn Plaza Pavilion.
Heres a little sneaky peek at the eflyer for our Spring Summer 14 collection...



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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Happy New Year...

Apologies for being a little belated in popping by to say 'Happy New Year', but believe me, this time last week, (and indeed the week before) I was in no fit state to do anything other than sit and watch endless back to back episodes of the Big Bang Theory and general Christmas/New Year entertainment, surrounded by tissues, lemsip, various cold and flu medicines and paracetamol. 
(urgh)

I was doing so well up until Boxing Day and then it hit me,
(and the entire family, before and throughout Christmas...) 
the dreaded norovirus... 
that soon put a stop to any merriment and enjoyment we were planning to have, big booooo!

I did however, enjoy the few days before that kicked in and managed to have a lovely day of baking on Christmas Eve and knocked up a lemon drizzle cake, some mince pies and my very first yule log. 
I was so proud of myself, first attempt at fancy icing too, and it turned out really well, 
(messy, but it was worth it) 
happy days...
I'll post a few photos soon.

Anyway, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year?

Already so much to look forward to this year...
And thanks once again to all my lovely followers and I hope we continue meeting like this throughout 2013, Happy New Year!

So, now I'm feeling pretty much back to full health, I can now say...



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