Monday, 15 August 2011

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011


While travelling in Australia I quickly picked up a pencil to start sketching in my travel journal. It happened to have the quote - "Be silly, be honest, be kind" on 

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Pick 'n' Mix

Beautiful garments, a wonderful mix of textures and colours. S/S 2011 Michael Van Der Ham. X

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Wish List

McQueen Chrysanthemum Ring. SWOON. X

Friday, 11 March 2011


Currently spending far too much of my time flicking through Pinterest, find me here! X

Wish List

Monday, 7 March 2011


Oh what a lovely packaging idea! See the full tutorial at Brooklyn Bride.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


More pleats, I can't get enough of them! The princess pleater is definitely coming out today, these have inspired me to play! From the Chloe SS 2006 collection, just beautiful. X

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Guilty Pleasure

I have a new guilty pleasure - 'House Gift' on ITV. House Gift sees Laurence LB and other interior designers battle it out to find the ultimate gift for someone's home, each with a budget of £200, £500 or £1000. In today's show Danielle Proud picked some 'Decanter Lights' created by Lee Broom, and I adore them! See some of his work below, and catch House Gift tomorrow at 2pm! X

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


The most beautiful thing I've seen in a very long time, I want to touch it! I now have the urge to get out the princess pleater and pleat away! Found via Amateur Couture, if anyone knows who this is designed by please comment, I need to see more! X

Friday, 18 February 2011

Wish List

A cat teepee... Just fab! From Loyal Luxe. X

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Beatrice K Newman

At the 2009 Hand and Lock awards I was lucky enough to meet Beatrice, I had won third prize in the student category and Beatrice received a very well deserved first. I have been following her work since then and pleased to say she is doing extremely well for herself. She is a super talented young lady, and certainly one to watch! Just this evening one of her creations has been worn by Alesha Dixon at the Brits. Well done Beatrice! Read a great interview with her at Spot On: TEXTILES. X

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day you lovely lot. X

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Treasures and Trinkets

I'm very lucky to have such thoughtful friends. Katy at Fison-Zair and Heather at Little Red have recently treated to me to some lovely bits, here's a little selection (there was more!). I think the nicest thing about these bits is that they've picked up here and there, when they see something I would love. Lots of little bits to find homes for, particularly in my printer's tray. I've currently got something up my sleeve that I'm making for them, details soon! X


BHLDN (pronounced 'beholden' - 'to keep' in Dutch) is the latest sister to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. This wedding line will offer dresses, shoes, hair pieces, lingerie etc. and the website goes live tomorrow! Now I'm certainly not planning my big day anytime soon but some of these fabrics are wonderful, and I couldn't resist a post! X

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Image of Karen Nicol's hall, via yshlondon.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Wish List

This cute piggy bank is most certainly on my wish list, get yours here. X

Monday, 7 February 2011

Wish List

This piece of furniture is the kind of thing I wouldn't go for usually, but seeing it on Design Sponge's sneak peek post of Jennifer McGargile's home I fell for it. Perhaps it's because I'm a sucker for peonies, they are my absolute favourite. Find it here. X

Love. Love. Love.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and I'm not one for spending a fortune but it's the little tokens and gestures that mean so much. X

Clockwise from top left - Rob Ryan, Le Creuset, Not On The High Street,

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Eunsuk Hur Textiles

Came across these while hunting for laser cutting inspiration, beautiful! Love the neutral palette . X

Thursday, 3 February 2011

New Work

After all that pink in the "Rose tinted spectacles" post I couldn't help but add a touch to my own work, and I think it makes it. X

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

New Work

A little snapshot of my latest design, playing with ruffles. X

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Mood - Rose tinted spectacles

At the beginning of 2011 Pantone declared honeysuckle the shade of the year - "a perfect post-winter pick-me-up", I agree! X

Clockwise from top left - image from Ginger Hill, Cyndi Lauper & Lady Gaga for Mac, image from Bloom, Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday, Rachel Papo, Pantone - Honeysuckle

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Wish List

Oh how fab are these pants from All Saints' S/S 11 collection? If only I had £120 to part with. X

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

All things Nottingham - Part 2

Today I visited Spinster's Emporium situated just near the train station. Full of lovely vintage fabrics, wallpaper, buttons and trimmings. Perfect for anyone feeling crafty, and they run workshops! In a fantastic studio space with a cafe downstairs (Fentiman's lemonade? Don't mind if I do...). Go see! X

Sunday, 16 January 2011

New Work

Using my new camera to try and get some pictures of my latest work. The light was bad so had to use the flash not sure this has worked all too well. Still far better quality than what I could achieve on my previous camera. If anyone has any shooting tips for detail design work I'd be happy to hear them! 

Embroidery done using my beloved Irish machine, worked on top of a printed fabric, with layers or lace and tulle. X