Monday, May 20, 2013

Customized Artwork

Spot artworks can be made to order for a special occasion or gift - this one was done for a friends 40th birthday - choose the colours you would like and let me know any memorable dates, names, places, quotes, or anything else that you are interested in and I shall try to include it in the piece. 
Subtle personalised pieces that will form a very special and personal gift, ideal for wedding present or birth of a new baby, birthday or special occasion.

See more colour ideas here or let me know your own colour combination to coordinate with a room or colour theme. £65 For a personalised A3 artwork, for more information contact:


Grey and white bakers twine

Just discovered a lovely company Papermash - have been looking for some grey and white Bakers twine to wrap orders - lovely quality, great value and sent next day - they also have a lovely selection of Washi tapes and other stationery items.

Scalloped tape

Washi Tapes

Boxed Japanese washi tape

Lovely Alphabet Index Tags - adhesive stickers for marking books.

Alphabet index tabs

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kirsty Baynham Illustration

Ordered these lovely bird illustrated cards from Kirsty Baynham via Etsy... beautiful bird illustrations and all came wrapped in her illustrated wrapping paper with a lovely card included... Love them!

Kirsty produces a variety of stationery products and lovely giclee prints
view online at

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Lovely meeting and lunch in the sun yesterday at a little gem of a cafe, called KIOSK
On a side street off Mansfield Road, is this tiny tucked away terrace, a perfect little sun-trap with hand drawn menu chalkboards, deckchairs and bags of charm. 
Delicious food, cooked fresh each day, and an constantly changing menu and most food sourced from within a 2 mile radius!

The indoor space is a revamped shipping container - small and intimate, with a big stack of crochet blankets for those cold mornings drinking a hot coffee and a slice of homemade cake!

Menu wall inside the container...

Check out more pics HERE and definitely pop in if you are passing that way!

The Kiosk is currently open seven days-a-week (9 - 3 Mon - Sat,10 - 2 Sun)

1b Winchester Street, Sherwood, Nottingham. NG5 4AH

Great food review HERE

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


While spending a lovely weekend celebrating a friends birthday in Leamington Spa, stumbled across this little gem of a shop. With its window full of a, rainbow hued, variety of lovely items. A mix of vintage finds, and carefully sourced new pieces it was a wonderful, inspiring collection...great for gifts, and treats for yourself!

Orla Kiely tins and storage jars & vintage fabric lampshades, lots of original cards and gifts and stationery bits...

Vintage sewing patterns, crochet, haberdashery and patterned pyrex

Crochet blankets were hung as curtains, with lots of car boot and vintage finds throughout the shop. Love this vintage hexagonal patchwork quilt.

Upstairs Berylune run craft workshops - screenprinting, crochet and sewing classes and a regular 'Knit and Natter' every week! You can view their upcoming classes and book on a course here:

For the Knit and Natter...

Love this old felt applique...

Love their vintage finds and wall displays with vintage wallpaper - makes me want to get to a car boot NOW!! :-)
So definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, or you can find a small selection of items in their online shop here:

45 Park Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 4QN

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday 10am ish- 5pm ish
Sunday 11am ish - 4pm ish