Thursday, 28 January 2010

A Spot of Mustard

Ok, so the snow I can deal with, fresh, freezing & bright, still love. But dark, dismal & grey, no thanks. How about a spot of mustard to brighten things up...

My hat from Japan. Oh look & there's Mr Britain

I love little berets. They never suit me though.

This really amazing Eames chair

This little baby

This would look amazing with lots of curly hair

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


ok, so I've been working on some little pdf embroidery patterns of my little birds, I love their bodies, just not 100% with the way their little faces look. Here are a few amazing stitchy things.


These by Emma Smart

& this little chap

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

birdy tray

*ONE OFF* four birdy tray, this is by far my most favourite illustrated ceramic I've done so far, there's only one of them... HERE.

There will be one other similar one coming, perhaps with some little owlys


Monday, 18 January 2010

Grumpy dogs & little clouds...

A few new things this week to take a little look at:

Grumpy dog earrings... available from our folksy & not on the highstreet shops

Also, our first set of badges, featuring a little bird, "tweet", an unhappy cloud & a penguin! Available in our folksy shop & on our website.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

things that have caught my eye this week...

This little Peas in a Pod necklace & Owl Bandit necklace by Made By White

I love these lampwork beads by pinocean, I like how matt & delicate they are, I've ordered myself these lovely white ones.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

penguins & birds

These little guys are being made into fabric as we speak... hopefully! Brushing up on my sewing skills to make little clip frame purses from them, so cute. There were going to be bears too... but they just didn't look right as a repeat pattern, will probably make cards out of the chubby little fellas instead.

I'm also working on these little birds being available as an embroidery pattern in pdf format, exciting!

Monday, 11 January 2010

things that make me smile...

my little alessi monkey salt & pepper chaps that I got for christmas. I love these little guys, so cute.

They sit on our tv cabinet with my pepe & friends guys. I can safely say none of these little beauties will ever be used!

Our massively snow covered washing line, amazing how snow sticks to the thinnest of things. We have had SO much snow.

Little dog & cat foot prints. When you have a cat with very long legs & a dog with unusually short legs, its easy to spot the cat's footprints & the dog's foot/belly prints!

My little cat & dog family.
This little blank face.
The shape of this cat. Always. Plus she always steals the dog's bed.

Reading anything by Mo Hayder. Not that dark/thriller books make me smile, oh nonono, it's just nice to spend some time reading, just reading with tea. Not feeling guilty about what needs to be done.

What kinda things make you smile?

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


on my (lengthy) searching around the internet for cuteness, I came across this amazingly lovely little pug embroidery by sublime stitching. So cute, they even do little chiuaua ones too! I bought this little forest friends one a while ago, not had a chance to do it yet though.

Monday, 4 January 2010

fresh new year

This was going to be a post about new years resolutions, diets, changes, yoga, no sugar, carbs, bring extremely saint like etc etc. Basically not eating anything that I like/doing anything I know I shouldn't.

I do find it slightly weird when come January, you're expected to forget the whole cheesecake you ate in one go, 3 mince pies you had one after the other & be more thin, toned & healthy than before.

You're meant to ignore all those piles of cakes, biscuits, cheese etc etc you went to 3 different supermarkets to wrestle to get. I like to use the term "use up" all the naughty food before starting fresh. (yeah I know if I didn't eat it all in the first place the new year healthy eating wouldn't be so bad, or so needed!)

There are loads of things set to change in 2010, things have been really busy towards the end of last year with unexpected things taking up lots of time, there are lots of new things working their way over to the shops shortly, more designs, more little birdys, more home stuff & accessories, it's very exciting!

Ok, so resolutions, I don't think I've ever kept one in my life before ever. Usually its, sort my life out, spend my time being more creative, read, see friends & family more, don't procrastinate, make the most of my time, lose weight, be healthy, spend less, exercise more, get a better job, be generally happy, more excellent individual, you know how it is.

Last year however, I set myself only one & managed to get a good way to being a lot more healthy & lost quite a bit of weight... I guess. So for this year I just need to exercise really, not really gone any in about 10 years... yes I know that's bad! i do remember the gym a few years ago, but that was followed by the pub afterwards, doesn't really count!

I would also like to use my time a little bit more usefully. And to feel a little bit more fulfilled... do people ever feel content with their job & what they do?

And I guess all that other stuff too, but small steps!

Also, I've bought this little cute shade of blue twine on the end for some revamped packaging & also some recycled manilla gift boxes, they'll be like little bundled up packages, lovely!