Wednesday, 11 September 2013

30 Days of Lists Day 11 - Things my family taught me

Oh wow...where are the days going? September is my busiest month at work and time is definitely running away from me! I've still been listing in my little book though, and really love the quiet 'me time' it gives me even amidst chaos! The part I'm struggling with is actually photographing my lists because I'm not at home in the daylight at the moment and the lighting in my house is terrible!

So to get me back on track with sharing my lists I thought I'd replicate them on my ipad...partly because I love playing around with picture apps!

So here is today's list. I really loved thinking about what to write from this list as it wasn't a question I'd asked myself before. 


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Collection Crush - Paperchase Woodland Collection

Paperchase have won my heart again with their new collection 'Woodland'!

These are four of my favourite items (clockwise from top left): Woodland Framed Print, Square Self Adhesive Album, Zip Purse and Fox Frame.

You can view the collection in all its beauty here: Paperchase.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

What's in my Hoop? - Freestyle French Knot Kit

I had a truly lovely day out at Buckland Abbey last week. It's a beautiful National Trust property with stunning gardens and a really interesting history - if you're ever in Devon, UK, I highly recommend it!

Here are a couple of photos from the day:

I found an unexpected little treasure in an art gallery based at the Abbey, in the form of this embroidery kit...

The kit contains a piece of hand-painted calico which has a pretty floral design, and the idea is that you freestyle french knots onto the painting to form the flowers. I haven't tried anything like this before so I'm really looking forward to the freedom of the design.

There are some really pretty examples of how this works on the artist Anne Woodgate's website here, and here is one beautiful example of a much larger design...

I'm going to treat myself to some relaxation time with this kit - I think a cup of tea and some biscuits would compliment it well! I'll update on my progress (with the kit...not the tea and biscuits).

What's in your hoop right now?


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sunday is Pinday - Bee Happy!

Did you know that bees are the new owls? Well actually - that's not even slightly true, but my love for things with Bees on them is equalling my love for owl-related items , and that really is saying something (I say as I sit in a lounge surrounded by approximately 14 owl related home furnishings!).

My favourite items so far have been these two items:

That print would look lovely in my bedroom, and the embroidered necklace is just gorgeous!

Check out the rest of the board here: