Hello again – is it Christmas already?

I know it’s been an age since I posted on my blog. I have broken so many blogging rules that if the blog police came and took this blog away I would give it up without a fight. So now I’ve decided to clean up my act and blog at least once a week before … Continue reading

Plate art

I’ve never been one for putting plates on my walls as it always seemed like something only my Gran would do – but these plates might just change my ways.  They’re also good to eat off too. Here are just some of my favourites Yvonne Ellen, London –  Etsy Zupa Atelier Brazil – Etsy Marinski Handmades, Croatia … Continue reading

Alternative Valentine’s Cards

I’ve always been very cynical when it comes to Valentine’s Day (I still like to receive flowers though!)  The irony that I now design Valentine’s cards, is not lost on me.  So if you’re like me and dislike Valentine’s and all it represents, but you still like to be given stuff….here’s some of the best funny, … Continue reading

Super Chunky Knits by Ohhio

I know we’re going into Spring in the UK but I couldn’t resist posting about these super-sized chunky knits from Ohhio on Etsy. Made in the Ukraine they are all made of extra soft 100% merino wool. Large blanket. Available in a range of sizes and colours from £546 Medium blanket from £124 Super oversize sweater from … Continue reading

Favourite Floor Lamps

I’ve been pondering a floor lamp for our living room for sometime. There’s a space to the left of the fireplace that is screaming out for one. We don’t need it for functional directional lighting but for a  soft diffused light, for telly watching. Here are some of my favourites. From this industrial style tripod … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2014

I’m back after a very busy December. It was chaotic, mad but profitable – so I can’t really complain. As a result I’m taking New Year’s Eve really easy. So easy I probably won’t be leaving the sofa. But if I was to have a party here are some of the best party decorations I … Continue reading

Wood Wood

I have noticed a surge in wooden jewellery on Etsy recently. I’m sure it’s because laser cutters are more readily available but I think it’s also due to people wanting something a little more tactile and natural. Here are some of my favourites below. I love these house rings by Clive Roddy. Each set of miniature … Continue reading

Brown overload

For sometime now we’ve had brown cushions on a brown sofa. This was fine when we had pale blue carpet in our old flat but now we have beige. Now the living room looks – well brown. This would be fine if it was 1975 but it isn’t. We are planning to buy a new … Continue reading

A Bird a Day

As the name suggests this shop on Etsy promises a new drawing of a bird (almost) every day. Talented artist Natasha Newton, who divides her time between Suffolk and Paris, has set herself a challenge to draw a new piece of bird art for five days of every week for 2013. I think her drawings … Continue reading

Made in Paper – Free Giveaway

I have a free  copy of Made in Paper magazine to give away.  After my I’m crazy about you card was featured I bought a copy but the generous publishers have sent me a freebie so I’m giving it away to one lucky reader. UK only sorry. It’s a great magazine packed with paper tutorials, free templates … Continue reading