Thursday, 28 July 2011


I saw this photo the other day and fell in love with the wallpaper... I wish I knew where it was from! And because my handbag has slowly been converting into a giant pencil-case (I actually found three hole punches, a craft knife and two gluesticks in it the other day!) I decided to make a pencil-case out of fabric inspired by the wallpaper.

So I got some calico and painted tiny little triangles all over it with fabric paint and then set it with the iron. I turned my fabric inside out and zipped along the sides with the sewing machine. Then I (attempted) to stitch on two little arrows in the bottom corner.

I ended up making quite a mess! I'm a newbie when it comes to sewing so I had lots of hot cups of coffee to get me through the frustration :) After much quick-un-picking and clamping I ended up with this...

Loving this teal colour at the moment.

PS. the lovely Soné from polliblog invited me to share a post on her blog. Be sure to check it out :)

Hope you are having a lovely day xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Some of the lovely things that I've been looking at lately

1. Frank & Dean : 2011 Wall Calender     
2. Kelli Murray : Fancy Living    
3. Kelli Murray : Home   
4. Sanna Annukka : The Sharman's Tepee   
5. Charmaine Olivia : Aiyana   
6. Iain Macarthur    
7. Sharon Montrose : Baby Dear   
8. Charmaine Olivia : A Deer Wearing Gym Socks  
9. House Of Harlow jewlery

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


After doing a post about being "inspired by brandon boyd" I decided it was time to get out the pen and paper and do some illustration myself! I always go through phases of sketching... I think how often I draw is determined by how inspired I am.
I've always been quite interested in Native American Indian culture... Their connection to the land, animals, people... And this illustration is the result of my curiosity. It's actually made me want to do a bit of research on its people. Perhaps I should pay a visit to the library tomorrow.

I sketched the girl out with pencil and then went over it with my beloved Staedtler fineliners (I can't go anywhere without them!) I'd have loved to actually paint her... But unfortunately I didn't have the time. So I coloured her in photoshop instead.
Hope you're having a lovely week xx

Monday, 11 July 2011


Dear Photograph is this cool website that a friend introduced me to. Its about "taking a picture of a picture from the past in the present".  I thought it was such a novel idea! I love looking back at photos of my childhood. It brings back so many memories and reminds me of how much has changed. My parents still live in the house that I grew up in and while I was visiting them this weekend I thought I'd give it a go! It was a bit harder than I thought it would be.. trying to line everything up (especially when there were obstacles in the way that weren't there 10 years ago!)

I'd love to give it another go (maybe in the summer when it's not so cold outside!) with a better camera and more time to play around.

Here are some of my favourites from the Dear Photograph website. Go check it out! Then dig up some old photos and try it yourself. It's nostalgic and a lot of fun!