31 Dec 2010

Handmade Christmas...Play Shop

Well.. I never got to post about this before Christmas as I was still up hand finishing pieces at midnight Christmas Eve but hey ho, better late than never.

Toy Market Stall Shop

All over shot of the shop/market stall we found second hand.  Its originally from Early Learning Centre and even though I was planning on building one, this is much better and only cost £10

The canopy is made from a vintage pillowcase cost about 50p from a boot fair, and all the sparkly glue, felt and fleece I already had as I am a bit of a hoarder!

and some close ups of my handmade felt food....

Cinnamon Whirls, Swiss Roll and Seeded Rolls Close up

Felt Macaroons and Cookies

Felt Jammy Heart Biscuits and Cookies

19 Dec 2010

For the Love of....

Faux Bois (or Fake Wood)

I'm kinda loving these this theme at the moment, its totally kitsch in the best possible way and I have been slowly moving away from pale wood over to the dark side so to speak.  It started with a mid century side board which is identical to the one my Nan still owns (but my mother has laid claim to)

So here are some fantastic ways to get that little bit of Faux bois in your life and home.

heart pillow

This cute cushion, small and perfectly formed

This Fridge from Delightfully Tackys' blog is superb!  I first saw it over on Elsie's blog, then on another blog which I cant remember (as that is one of my major weaknesses...reading blogs).  This is definitely one to go on my possible decor changes for 2011!

Morning Wood, faux bois

These ties just kill me! Possibly the coolest and craziest thing I have ever seen, not sure I could convince hubby to don one of these though.

How about a extremely stylish Laptop Case available from HunterGatherer  They also sell lots of other cool wood grain products like, an IPhone Case, Skateboard Deck, Cushion, Magazine Stand and a wallet!  They obviously love wood grain too!

Upcycled jars

These up cycled jars, with faux bois contact paper (or fablon for us UK residents)  what a great way for using old jars as a cool storage idea

Pile of Logs!

A little pile of fake logs cushions!
Wood Grain Chucks

and last but not least Faux Bois Converse Chucks!  Could life get any better than these?

16 Dec 2010

Tattoo inspired Goodies to own!!!!

Im totally in love with all things tattoo style as im designing a range of alt toys and purses for my shop come the new year, here are some beatuiful things I have found along the way....

This gorgeous necklace from Wicked Minky's Etsy Shop which I await eagerly for in the new year!!!!!!

Emily Peacock Hope cushion

This amazing Emily Peacock Tapestry Cushion is LOVE but alas i have way too many projects on the go and I also think my hubby has enough trouble with the amount of cushions on our sofas as it is!

Just in time for mother's day...

Super cute knitted plush heart!!!!!

'Do What You Love' bag

I think the sentiment behind this statement is great and I totally agree with it, also its a re-usable bag so totally green and cool at the same time! So double Yay!  Having found this image, I then walked into Primark yesterday and saw the most amazing tattoo image reusable tote! So of course had to get one!  In fact I may pop back and get another and have a giveaway! 

"Tattoo" dress for my niece Emily

and this dress is adorable for the little ones of alternative parents!  As much as I like high street clothing from H&M and stuff, nothing beats homemade or vintage and something a little alternative for the kids too!

5 Dec 2010

For the Love of....

Beautiful Vintage Tins!

Vintage Candy Tin

Daher tin trays
Technically these are trays, but have to be one of the best designs I have seen so have to be included

This is so practical! And looks nice too!
Fantastic Storage Idea

These are a few of my favorite Tins.........

Knitting and Quality Street.

And this pretty set up and amazingly pretty collection of vintage Quality Street Tins

2 Dec 2010

Decided that today I would start on the Christmassing?! (is that even a word) of our flat. Tree is up and decorated, I have also installed some fairy lights on our shelves in the living room, but I don't like the new LED White lights, was too cold and not warm enough! Bring back old school lights! Anyone have any ideas about where to get white cabled warm lights? In the UK let me know! Please! :)

Just a few close ups of our tree

Christmas Tree Close Up

Christmas Tree Close Up

Christmas Tree Close Up
We also have had loads of snow (for us South in the UK) which means the schools where closed today, hence Snowman building was on the agenda, although Rosie decided it should be Hello Kitty (a girl with taste). Here is our attempt, doesn't look very Hello Kitty like, but its definitely a cat! lol
Hello Kitty? Cat Snowman

1 Dec 2010

Tattoo Love

Here's is some beautiful Tattoo Inspiration...


I don't normally fall for black only tattoos, having said that my first tattoo was only black outline, but I knew then that it would eventually be a sleeve, but this tattoo has to be one of the most beautiful ones I have seen.  All in the detail I feel and the design is perfectly balanced

This Gorgeous Owl, beautiful colour work and that diamond heart is squee!


These super cute and full of meaning Russian Dolls, a shared Tattoo between three sisters


This one had to be included! A tattoo, and Buttons what more could one ask for!

old school keyhole tattoo

I also love this, the colours are great and the design is something I have never seen anywhere before.  I have a rubber stamp with four different vintage style Keyholes and I have always thought that it would make a wicked tattoo, then I found this beauty!  I may have to re visit the keyhole idea at some point in the future.

30 Nov 2010

30 before 30

Well today I turned 29 and in the spirit of looking forward to the next year before I turn 30 I have made a list of some things I would like to accomplish, achieve and own at some point over the next 365 days.

1.  Get my Sewing Sleeve Tattoo Finished, Ideally I would love to have this finished before 2011, but we will have to see if that will happen.
2. Run my Blog and Store as a profitable business (related to no.3)
3. Stay at home with my girls and afford to do so! :o)
4. Design and Make Children's Clothes
5. Learn how to Tattoo
6. Make a range of Colouring Books
7. Make the girls curtains for their bunk beds
The best Bunk Beds
8. Finish my Colinette Cushion! Started in 2007! Shocking
9. Restart Running (once the snow clears)
10. Recover my Ironing Board
11. Start Drawing ...Lots!
12. Read
13. Watch a film at least once a month!
14. Keep up with the ironing! (I'm terrible at doing this)
15. Wear Makeup everyday! I'm begging to realise I have reached an age, when I looks 100x better when I take the time and effort to do  my make up everyday.  I look less stressed when I do and I'm in a much happier state of mind when I know I look OK when I walk out the door.
16. Get some DMs, these babies are my favourite!
doc martens
17. I really would love to own at least on of these little treeson toys! preferably one with glasses!
 Baby Treeson Bingo
18. Decorate our bathroom
19. Go to Paris again
20. Catch up with Fringe! I am seriously behind (i.e only watched series 1!)
21. I would love to get rid of our carpet and go for stripped floorboards, I might have been a bit ambitious with this one, but one can only dream
22. Go to the London Tattoo Convention
23. Go to Brighton
24. Have a store selling my goods
25. Learn to Drive 
27. Start thinking about making our family bigger
28. Make some fairylights a permanent fixture in our home, they're so pretty and make life a little more fun!  Which can only be a good thing
29. Embrace turning 30!
30...and have a party

29 Nov 2010

Vintage and Handmade Fair

We had a great time at the Leigh on Sea Vintage and Handmade Fair on Sat! Here's a few pics from my stall...

CreateMakeBake Stall

CreateMakeBake Stall

CreateMakeBake Stall

Here was my outfit for the day! I was so chuffed that my WeLoveColors tights turned up in time! Sad, but its the little things that make my day!
Wardrobe Remix 27/11/2010

I met Fliss from now-voyager which sells these great hair clips, totally not understated but so christmassy!!!  There's a range of all sorts in her shop, and she runs a craft fair!

Back soon xxx

17 Oct 2010

For the Love of....

Nice Things

This beautiful and haunting painting!

"New" old, fridge***

This super cute and pretty polka dot fridge, who wouldn't want one!!!

rose pillow - finally!

Pretty patchwork pillow

Pillow Featherbed

and a Bitty Button Doll, I haven't seen many of these around the UK but am on the look out for me and my 2 girls! Dolls with buttons for eyes! Kinda creepy in a Coraline way, but SO cute at the same time!

Yummy Things!

You cant eat these goodies sadly but they look great all the same they will be making their way onto my Christmas Wish list

These cute and useful earphone cable tidies!
Available from cox and cox

30 Sep 2010

For the love of....

Im so loving this colour at the moment and will be painting our chimney breast in our living room this colour as soon as possible!!!

90-minute Teal Cassette Pillow

This funky Cassette Cushion

♥ teal-phone

Beautiful Vintage Style Phone

The Sleepy Dragonfly

Sushi Cake II

This Cake, which is perfect for me.  Contains all my favourite things!  Cake, Sushi and the Colour Teal!


and of course this of the moment twitter pillow :)