Archive for May, 2011

May 13, 2011

Love This: Mollie Makes magazine

I picked up issue one of Mollie Makes magazine today and it felt like a breath of fresh air, it has satisfied my eyes yearning for beauty and inspiration, something I have not found in craft magazines previously. It is all about crafting, making, collecting thrifting and (my favorite) homes and interiors, this issue has some beautiful interiors full of vintage crafty treasures, I especially love the tour of Paula Mills home. The magazine also has lots of things to make and ‘Ooh I could do that’ ideas to steal which I love, and knitted bunting, and summer garden party ideas, and crochet bike wheel covers… I definitely recommend it.

May 12, 2011

Doilie design

I love the intricacy of doilies and lace, and I love drawing intricate things, here is an illustration I did that I’m going to turn into a textile design. I just cant wait to get into the screen printing studio next month. BIG things are gonna happen!

May 11, 2011

Yes please:

I’d really like this book:

Pulled by Mike Perry

May 11, 2011

Love This: Hilda Grahnat’s home

Recently I have been swooning over images of Hilda Grahnat‘s Swedish home, it is such an inspiration, especially because almost everything in her small apartment is a vintage find, recycled or from a thrift store. I love the mid-century style furniture combined with her charming style; eclectic clusters and collections of personal objects and touches of colour amongst the clean sleek Scandinavian ping.

All images from Hilda Grahnat’s Blog, you should have a look, it’s beautiful.

May 9, 2011

Three things I love;




See more of my Interior dreams on Pinterest.

May 7, 2011

Lover of gardens

A trip to the Botanical Gardens in Bristol:

May 4, 2011

Mail Art

I’ve received my first mail art package in the post, It was very exciting to see the beautiful handmade envelope among all the identical white bills. It was from Jessica Gowling, a creative artist lady, maker of zines and mail art aficionado! (have a look at her lovely blog: Nature’s my friend)

Personal, tangible post is a joy to receive (and send) it is also a great way to artfully communicate with creative people from all over the world and have something fun and inspiring pop through the letter box for a change, which is why I LOVE mail art.

I’m going to get to work on my reply now…

If you’d like to exchange mail art with me then see my ‘I wanted to tell you’ page.

May 3, 2011

Holiday at home

This week we are having a holiday… at home. Strange but lovely. Today we went for a cycle to a castle:

May 3, 2011

I collect doilies

I have unintentionally acquired a doily/ vintage tablecloth collection, I’m very happy about this. The first batch I collected for the table decorations at my wedding, and the other day my lovely Gran sent me a bag full that she had collected for me, including two beautiful vintage linen tablecloths:


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