Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Painted House

I love looking at pictures of interiors and thinking up ideas for my future dream home, so when I came across The Painted House I pictured me covering fabric, furniture and walls in many many patterns and colours! They produce these amazing rollers emboss with designs allowing you to create your own patterned wallpaper with a few strokes of a roller. They can be used on fabric and walls and can really enhance an old piece of furniture or turn a plain wall into a feature. Take a look at more of their ideas and design here http://the-painted-house.co.uk/

Monday, 29 April 2013

Mini paper worlds

These beautiful paper worlds, cased within glass domes are created by Helen Musselwhite. Her works have covered many areas of design from decorative furniture, jewellery and paper art. Helen's work is largely influenced by her love of the British countryside which you can really see through the colours, textures and patterns that she puts in to her pieces. Take a look at some more of her work here http://www.helenmusselwhite.co.uk/ I especially love the Owl Town piece!

Salted Peanut Florentines

Some casual Sunday baking turned out to be 3 hours and lots of baking parchment but these Florentines are tasty! I'm obsessed with salted chocolate things at the moment so when I came across this recipe on not without salt I thought I would give them a try. After burning quite a few I was left with a nice stack of crispy, sweet and salty Florentines, yum!

Thursday, 25 April 2013


This is quite possibly my most favourite ever shop to wander around. Anthropologie is always full of bright, beautiful unique pieces for your home. I have a constant wish list of things I hope to fill my home with one day and here are a few on the top of my list at the moment!

Olive Manna

Olive Manna is a lovely textiles, paper goods and crafting company. There website is full of cute bits from twine, tape vintage bits and lovely storage perfect for my ever growing paper and tape collection! The website is really clean and simple and all the styling of the products create a great aesthetic quality to the product images making me want to invest in lots of pieces!
Take a look http://shopolivemanna.com/

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Timbergram is a unique type of postcard that you will never want to recycle. It is made from wood with lovely printed images and typography on the front, one for every occasion and you can choose to have your message engraved on the back, making it a postcard to treasure forever. You can even have them create you a bespoke design for that extra special event. More of their designs can be found here http://timbergram.com/

Little Birds

These super cute designs are from Kate Wilson-Little Doodles. I love the mixed media of these cards from the delicate illustrations made up of tiny dots, to the bursts of colour and the textured backgrounds. There is something so aesthetically pleasing about all of her work. Take a look at more here http://cargocollective.com/littledoodles

Yours sincerely

Caroline Gardner is always creating lovely cards from floral patterns to delicate illustrations and bright, bold typography. I especially like her new 'Yours sincerely' range with its funny little statements and quirky type writer text. There is a statement in there that everyone can relate too and giggle at.

Paper models

I love these cute 3D paper models by Jennifer Collier. She creates them by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching the paper and treating it as if it were cloth. It's really clever how she has managed to turn everyday objects that would often go unnoticed into pretty paper models. Check out more of her paper models here http://www.jennifercollier.co.uk/

Monday, 15 April 2013

Anna Wright

Anna Wright has created a beautiful and funny range of cards combing illustrations with collage. I love the combination of the delicate illustrations and lovely pieces of fabric and feathers. I already have one framed on my wall and am eyeing up the hedgehogs next. Check out more at annawright.co.uk