{happy friday} I spy...

Hello you!

Just a little update and a sneak peek at things to come...look whose ceramics are on display at the lovely Nook & Cranny shop in Liverpool!



Yes that's right, they're my ceramics and moleskines - yay!

The lovely Leigh at Nook & Cranny has curated my bits and bobs amongst the other delights in their shop - I only wish I could pop up and see them in person!

Here's some more delights on offer...




what a lovely little shop eh?

xo.


{why not} inspire someone you love today...






Today I pondered what to do with a day off work home alone and I thought, why not make something for our favourite new desk to inspire my lovely boy whilst he gets stuck in to his thesis writing this summer {poor thing!}.

It's always nice when someone gives you just that little bit of extra support or encouragement, especially when it feels like things are piling up around you. You could create something like this really easily on photoshop with a beautiful picture and a nice font, I love the amount of possibilities. I'm also thinking of making one to send by snail mail to a friend. Something nice to fall onto the door mat in the morning I thought!

Anyway, here is what I came up with...needless to say he likes it a lot :)

xo.

{happy friday} little clouds in sunny oz...


G'Day all and Happy Friday!

Very exciting news from the shop...I have just sent off my very first order to Australia! (a few weeks ago actually but I didn't want to spoil the surprise!). The order was for one of each of my smily little cloud cushions. In the spirit of the upcoming Jubilympic celebrations over here I thought I'd include a little British Jubilee themed treat along with the cushions...so here's a couple of little snapshots of what I did!


Here are Sally's two little clouds, happy as Larry.


I put in some Haribo Starmix because who doesn't love a cheeky fried egg? In the back there you can see the little Jubilee treat of Limited Edition red, white and blue M&Ms :). 


You can't really tell from this picture but I hung the tags with NEON pink thread.


So that was it, my first order to sunny, sunny Perth - Australia. I always like it when you order something and you find a little something extra or a cute surprise with your order or the seller has gone to extra effort with the packaging, so I like to do that when I can for my customers too :)

I also decorated the outside of the box with my leafy motif and added a bit of sparkle as you can see below!

I hope Sally receives her parcel safe and sound and that she likes the secret little treats!
Have a great weekend :)

xo.

{colour ways} Loving the Lavender!

This week I have a total crush on all things lavender! Inspired by my lovely little french lavender plant that has sadly finished flowering now..so in homage to it, here are some pretty lavender themed goodies I'd love to own..the shoes especially are now on sale....I'm far too tempted!

Plus doesn't that blueberry ice-cream look just om nom nom?

{clockwise from left} //. Lavender Skinnies: Topshop //. Lilac Jeans: Republic //. Acid Wash Skinnies: Net-a-Porter //. 'Playdate' Nails: Essie //. 'Do You Lilac It?' Nails: OPI //. Lace Bra: Topshop //. Amethyst Slice Neckace: Natural Enemy //. Triangle Print Sketchbook: HappyDappyBits //. Soap: Method //. Lilac Wedges: ALDO //. Blueberry Ice cream: Pinterest //. Purple Headphones: UrbanEars

xo.





{colour ways} Feeling Minty.

As you can possibly tell from this website and the shop I am partial to a little bit of mint...I thought I'd share some of the deliciously minty things I've been recently lusting over!

{clockwise from left} //. Green spotted blouse: Republic //. Marvis Toothpaste: Amazon //. Mint Jeans: Topshop //. Nail Varnish: Topshop //. MT Washi Tape: Etsy //. Shower Gel: Boots //. UrbanEars Headphones: Available at UrbanOutfitters

xo.

{DIY} make this...from that.



I always love a good trip to Ikea and since one opened literally 20 minutes walk from my door - I've found myself sneaking in more often than is safe for my poor wallet. 

Nevertheless, I have found some cracking bargains AND had a go at a few of my own 'Ikea Hacks'. I thought I'd try to share these mini projects so that you guys can maybe try it out yourselves!

To kick things all off, today is the turn of the humble wooden spoon...

I got this bundle of cute wooden utensils from Ikea for a bargainous 59p! I definitely bought more than one bundle...

So many cool examples of painted utensils crop up all over the place on Pinterest, I thought it was about time I did my own version. Its very easy to do and the colour combinations are endless! Since I took this photo I've done another two sets of utensils...its rather addictive!

Here's a little photo showing how I got a neat even line, its nice and simple! (Sorry for the messy table!).


I found Washi tape to be the best as it has just the right level of adhesive. I used acrylic paints which I mixed with a little magic ingredient - Mod Podge. It preserves the paint and makes sure it adheres properly to the wood. I always see Mod Podge mentioned on ace American blogs and I finally found some in HobbyCraft. Its pretty much the same as PVA I think so if you don't have it you can just as well use a bit of PVA mixed into the paint!

Hope this might inspire you to have a go yourself - they really look cool!

xo.






Little Clouds for a Cloudy Day...

Hello all,

Monday was my lovely lovely friend Bing's birthday and as a gift I thought I'd make her something extra cute - and here's what I came up with...


So today (and the whole week really) has been pretty horrendous weather, so I suddenly thought I ought to make something to stock at OH NO Rachio that might just brighten everyone's otherwise rainy day!

These two little fellas are now available to purchase over at ohnorachio, check them out!





xoxo.

Lovely New Shop Appearance!

Hello all...

I've spent the last couple of days teaching myself (with the help of my lovely boyfriend) Adobe Illustrator. It's been frustrating at times but also mega fun and I kind of wonder why I've never thrown myself into it before?

My first task was to create completely new business cards - photos to follow (SO excited for them to be delivered!).

My second task was a new professional, consistent with my brand banner for the little Etsy shop and here it is...!





I'd love to hear people's thoughts :)
xoxo