August was a lovely month to get some great and un-expected photos. It wasn’t quite the hot summer we had hoped for, but none the less, it did provide a few great days which brought out photogenic butterflies and endless dramatic sunsets, and for this I’m very thankful! Again being in the right place at the right time proved successful, resulting in some very lucky shots – the butterflies and the photobombing swallow are two examples of this, I could’n’t believe my luck! These are the photos that I’m usually pleased with the most as I didn’t go out looking for them, they just seemed to happen, which I love…
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…
We’ve reached August and the height of summer (I’m staying positive that the past few days of sunshine we’ve been experiencing is here to stay) and to celebrate this I’ve picked some great, fun products that I’m loving right now, all from the lovely British designers over at Folksy. Each one of these products makes me smile and forget that summer has been a bit slow in arriving this year!
1. Yorkshire Cup of Tea A4 Typographic Print from Red Cherry Prints 2. Coral Knitting Cushion from CecilyMae Handmade 3. Children’s Retro Style Swan Cushion from Anna Ahmarova 4. Botanical on Black Gift Wrap from Artwork by Angie 5. Dainty Daisies A6 Pocket Notebook from Caren Barry 6. Red Tulip Purse Thirty-five Flowers 7. ‘Low-res’ Apple Ornaments from Loglike 8. Inspirational Rain Cloud Quote Greeting Card from Ginger Pickle
You know I like to treat you guys on a Monday and today is no different! I’ve been busy this weekend designing some free iPhone wallpapers for you all in this seasons’ colour trend; pastel brights. Download your favourite and share with your friends!
My last Folksy Finds proved to be very popular and I couldn’t wait until next month to share another one with you. This time I’m sharing my favourite Summer finds a little bit early, I hope you don’t mind! As before all these lovely products are hand crafted and designed by fellow British designers over at Folksy.
1. Wolf Cake Guard Tea Tray from Jimbobart 2. Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Printed Cushion from Nikki McWilliams 3. Huggy Bear Girl Wooden Brooch from elodie.g.illustrations 4. Swimming Swan Tea Towel from Twigs 5. Lightbulb Handprinted Notebook from Paper Picnic 6. Miss Beehive Screenprint from Moira Millman 7. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark from Cocoa Tabby 8. Swallow and Anchor Illustration Print from MicaPeet