Monthly Archives: August 2015

Enjoying the Bank Holiday

Posted On: Monday, August 31, 2015

Bank Holiday

Today I’m enjoying an extra day to my weekend and the last bank holiday until Christmas, eek! Instead of posting nothing I thought I’d share with you a few images I’m loving over on Pinterest right now. I really like the colours and the simple imagery used, they compliment each other well. I hope you like them too.

Gelato System by Tom Jeuris.
Unfortunately not all of these images are credited as I cannot source the original designers. If you know who they are please let me know so I can credit them accordingly, thank you!

Shopping for a Few Favourite Things

Posted On: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Favourite Things

Whilst researching upcoming blog posts, I’ve been collecting a few of my favourite products along the way. Just like shopping, I always find something lovely when I don’t necessarily need it right at that time, so I’ve been saving them in the hope I can use them later. No time like the present! Here are a few of my favourite, random things that I love…

1. British Birds and Little Birds Tea Towels from Cath Kinston  2. Pure Copper Kettle from Amazon  3. & 4. Edible Lace and Rose Petal Lollipops from The Little Lollipop Shop  5. Set of 3 Vintage Apple Cake Tins from Dotcomgiftshop.com  6. How to Find Old LA Map from Herb Lester  7. Bronze Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  8. Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  9. Pineapple Throw Cushion from Sibling & Co.  10. Wander Throw Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography  11. Vintage Floral Butterfly from Bombus

Feeling Starry Eyed

Posted On: Monday, August 24, 2015

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Last month I wrote about my growing love of spots and before that my love of stripes, but my first love is stars and it started all the way back in my childhood. It was so far back I can’t even remember how old I was when this obsession first started, but what I do remember is that I was always drawing them in my doodles. Then one day my bedroom was redecorated with starry wallpaper, similar to the cream pattern above and my love of stars took off and I’ve never looked back.

I like stars in all styles, but my absolute favourite if I had to choose, is the seven point star because it was the star that was on the wallpaper when I was younger. They’re like a home comfort and hold a lot of memories for me. Similar to the spots and stripes, I like neutral coloured stars as you can clash them wonderfully with other patterns, something I’m yet to try!

I’ve bought many a starry product, but I think I need to add these to my collection…

Starry

1. Stars Throw Pillow from Love & Muse  2. Stars phone Case from Akaink  3. Map Stars Wrapping Paper from Bombus  4. Geometric Thread Art from Alison McIntyre  5. Eco Parcel Tape Stars from Lollipop Designs  6. Black & Gold Star Notebook from John Lewis

Illustrations in montage from Ashley Goldberg, Jorey Hurley, Topshop, Tilton Fenwick

iPhone Wallpapers Free Downloads

Posted On: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Hello! I’ve designed a new set of iPhone wallpapers for you to download this month and by pure coincidence they all feature an element of pink. I didn’t realise this until I put them all together, but I think they look great, I hope you agree! This month I’ve tried something a little different with one of my designs; the beautiful ruffled peony made for a great background as there was so much detail within the petals, I couldn’t resist adding it to the collection. There’s also a colour update to the popular diamond gradient design, this time I’ve used just the one colour instead of two or three and I think it works quite well – less is more! Download your favourite and share with friends and you can also keep up to date with any new designs over on my Pinterest board.

I saw this & thought photos for July…

Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2015

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We’re already half way into August and I haven’t even shown you my photos from July yet! I don’t know where the time is going. July flew by so fast I did realise I hadn’t taken as many photos as usual. Why would I admit to this I hear you ask? Well I like to be honest with you guys and not pretend each month was easy to get images, because sometimes it’s not, but when I did have the chance to get out and photograph there were some wonderful things to shoot. Nature is a it’s peak during July and August with crops ready to harvest and flowers in full bloom. Late summer evening always provide great backdrops for architecture too. Maybe the little break helped me to see the world clearly again…

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