I just have to share this amazing prize I won recently on twitter through Blog & Buy Sale. Which if you haven't stumbled upon before, is a fantastic site which showcases the work of independent artists/designers/makers. It's really great for finding really quirky and unique products. I've been pouring over the work of Kay Vincent (Ketchup on Everything) for a while now - in fact our house definitely needs to have one of these prints! I love the humour and simplicity in her designs, as well as the graphic colour palette. So I was thrilled to win this gorgeous melamine coaster set, it's made in Britain and is of a really lovely quality, and oh how these quirky little characters make me smile in the mornings when drinking my morning cuppa! Thank you so much to Kay and Blog & Buy Sale!
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
So I know the weather has kind of gone downhill since the weekend, but I thought I'd post about it to try and tempt the sun back a bit, as it was just a bit lovely wasn't it? Not sure I can remember a bank holiday like it! We spent lots of family time together outside, sometimes in the garden.
Look at these pretty frilly edged tulips which have just come up in our front garden, I probably should have left them there (I remember so clearly my mum telling me off for picking flowers as a child!) but I couldn't resist putting them in my beautiful pink vintage vase.
Delilah had fun on a tractor at Barleylands Farm,
...and marvelled at the Gruffalo sculptures at Thorndon Country Park.
I was particularly excited by finally being able to wear my new bright blue floral Keds!
Here's to another amazing weekend everyone, hope you all have a good one :) xxx
Saturday, 13 April 2013
My favourite patterned pins from pinterest - I've had this top one pinned for ages and love it, I like to think it's the pattern breaking free from the ceramics, would love to take my work in this type of direction one day.
I adore these gorgeous Ikea fabrics, I always love going in the Ikea textiles department, such good prices also am currently trying to choose some more for our home at the moment (the ones which we have at the moment were there when we moved in and have possibly been there for the last 50 years! and unfortunately not in a cool retro way)
And how uplifting is this beautiful Liberty fabric? So happy! I'm not sure anything else needs to be said - hope everyone's having a lovely weekend :) xx
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
I have loved Bread and Jam dresses for what seems like ages, long before I had my baby girl and before any of my friends had had babies. But even so I was so taken by them I kept trying to think of reasons I could buy myself one just because they are quite simply so beautiful! I saw them at the country living fair a few years ago and remembered thinking how really there just weren't anyother dresses like them for little girls - I have to say I think generally the highstreet seems to be all too in love with the sugary princessy style look for girls (this is so not my mischievious Delilah!) Anyway, I was lucky enough to win tickets to go to the gala night for the Country Living Spring Fair this year, and I knew the one thing I would have to buy is one of these beautiful dresses. Just look at their gorgeous fabrics.......
I love the way that they're meant to be worn all the time, not saved for special occasions or a particular season - Delilah can run around in the summer being perfectly cool, and layer with a long sleeve top, chunky tights and a cardi in the winter months (or spring it would seem). I love them so much! This is the design I went for in the end, the Summer Hill Dress. The dress start at age 2, so I still have a bit of time before Delilah will fit in it properly, but until then I'll just admire it hanging in the wardrobe :)
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Just a quick post to say that my sister and I have started a new blog called Flowers In The Window, which is a place to put all the floral things we love on. There'll be a mix of packaging, photography, illustrators and artists. Please take a peek here!
The above image I found via pinterest but is from the Julie Leah blog - so beautiful isn't it, love the frilly knickers with the co-ordinating flowers.