Saturday, 30 July 2011


Having just celebrated our fourth Wedding Anniversary, I'm in the Wedding mood! 
(and it's the season for it!)

(image above taken from pinterest, click here to follow to original source)

There are so many beautiful inspirational blogs and websites out there now devoted to Wedding style and ideas, that I didn't even know existed when we were planning our special day all those many moons ago.

I still like to have a little look at the wedding blogs though, some absolutely gorgeous imagery on them and just generally lovely photographs and styling ideas. As well as showcasing real life weddings, a lot of them also do inspiration boards summing up an entire theme for brides to use as ideas, fabulous!
Here are a few of my faves.


Paper and Cloth at Printsource...

Ooh, exciting things have been happening in the Paper and Cloth design studio recently as we get ready for Printsource next week. Be sure to stop by and see the stand if you're visiting the show, it's F11.
Here's a little shot of our new promo cards for the show and a link to the blog post over on the P&C blog about the work we've been doing recently.

(image taken from Paper and Cloth blog)

We also feature on the Printsource blog in their post titled 'Pattern People's Top Ten Print Trends for AW12/13', under 'Tapestry' and 'Cross Stitch', exciting!
Heres a link

(images above taken from the Print Source New York blog)

If you're going to the show... enjoy!

x x x

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A gathering of loveliness...

We had a little day trip out to Stratford-upon-Avon recently (the boy, the fluffball and me!) and, apart from having a lovely time walking along the river and sitting in the park, eating fish and chips and ice cream (in that order, yum!), wondering around the farmers market and then having multiple photographs taken of Alfie (the fluffball) by lots of tourists, (bit weird but I suppose he's just THAT cute) we also had time to look round a few shops. 
There are some of the normal high street shops you'd expect to see but also some lovely small independent shops stocking some gorgeous things so I thought I'd do a little round up of some nice bits I fell in love with. (and of course, some purchases were made, it would have been rude not to...)

First up, a lovely little 'Aladdin's cave' of a shop called Aspire Style.

Full to the brim with gorgeous jewellery, bags, decorative home bits and bobs and general loveliness.
( I bought a lovely key necklace and a ring, can'r resist a bit of jewellery)

They had lots of products themed around 'haberdashery', with tape measures, buttons, sewing patterns and instructions and all in lovely faded colours.

(How cute is this owl?!)

Thought these were just gorgeous, love the mix of the delicate bird cages with a ditsy floral print and doilies. (loving doilies at the moment...)

Next up... Vinegar Hill.
I've visited one of these shops before, in Cheltenham, which was a little bigger than the one in Stratford, but still full of gorgeous home decorations with quite a big focus on a nautical theme at the moment. You can visit their website here.
There was a collection of homeware that really caught my eye by Pip Studio, yum!

And when I visited their website after seeing this gathering of loveliness in Vinegar Hill, I was not disappointed. Right from the home page, its just b.e.autiful!

ooh, gorgeous yes?

I also added to my collection of rosehip notebooks. I love all of the different patterns and thought this one was really nice.

See more on the website here.

x x x


Thursday, 21 July 2011


As promised, an entire blog post dedicated to the loveliness that is Accessorize's new collection, mmm mmm mmm, I'm loving their range at the moment and can feel quite a few purchases being made very soon!
Have a look at their lovely collection here

(want, want want!)

I've always been a fan of Accessorize but this new collection is looking even more gorgeous!
Beautiful embellishment and lovely on trend prints; ikats, oversized florals, mix and match looks and some global chic, happy days...


Saturday, 16 July 2011

TU newborn graphics

It's been a while since I posted any of my own creations on here, so when I spotted the high summer ranges I worked on with TU Clothing, in store, I thought I'd do a little blog post.

I created these graphics quite a few months ago now when I worked at Sainsburys with the lovely ladies on the newborn dept. (love working on babywear, graphics, so cute!)

Even though I've been designing graphics/ print/ patterns for quite a few years now, it's still nice to see the finished product in shops for all to see (and hopefully buy)!

If you have a little one, be sure to pop over to have a look at the childrenswear ranges next time you're in Sainsburys, some very talented ladies create the lovely collections there and there's lots of cuteness to be seen!

(All designs copyright of TU Clothing, Sainsburys)


Pinterest picks...

A lovely little round up...

(from top to bottom)

Loving the work of...

Loving the work of Shelley Gardner and Paula Mills, aka Sweet William's etsy shop.
Gorgeous intricate fine line drawings with washes of colour and collage, beautiful.
(love the teacups!)

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