Monday, 30 June 2014
This is the last of the mini designs for now - look out for some more Avengers coming soon!
I think I'm going to turn mini Mr Distinguished into some keyrings for Christmas stocking fillers (I'm thinking about Christmas already...what is actually wrong with me?!).
If you do use the pattern let me know - I'd love to see your distinguished projects!
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Photos from http://www.onebrowncow.co.uk/
I love storage tins. I love them so much that I may need a storage box in which to store all of my storage tins if I obtain many more!
It's going to be hard to resist these tins of beauty with genuine 1950s designs by John Hanna which I stumbled across over at http://http://www.onebrowncow.co.uk.
My favourite is definitely the badger, who looks decidedly shifty, but am really in love with the style of all of them.
Would a few more storage tins really hurt?
Bye for now!
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Phew, it feels good to admit that.
One of my favourite places to get my stationery fix is ArtBox. I have a sneaky suspicion that I'm not alone with this addiction, so thought I would share some snaps of my recent Artbox haul...
I'm determined to start writing more letters, so I've bought a couple of very cute letter sets...
|Hello Panda Letter Set|
|Happy Animals Letter Set|
I bought some cute Rilakumma tape as part of a birthday present for a friend...
|Kapibarasan Sticky Notes|
and all of the notes on the inside...
These will be a huge improvement on the yellow sticky notes I end up sticking around my desk on an average week!
Ok, time to organise my desk with my new supplies...well actually I need to organise my desk full stop - it's a mess!
Monday, 16 June 2014
I've decided that approach isn't very productive, so I'm going to start posting them anyway - please just excuse the fact that some of them won't have a 'finished item' photo to go with them!
This week's design is a tiny cute yeti - perfect for putting into a key fob or for filling any tiny spaces that are crying out for a miniature mythical creature...
Lots more patterns to come over the next few weeks - including some more Marvel characters, a Hunger Games inspired design...and a character from Frozen. If you have any requests please send them my way!
Sunday, 15 June 2014
His response was instant, and slightly worrying.
I'm telling myself it's because he has recently been playing Robot Unicorn Attack .
I couldn't resist delving into the unicorn related offerings on Etsy...and a little while later this treasury was born.
|Rainbow Unicorn Treasury on Etsy|
Anyway, I hope this treasury brings a smile to your face - is there anything more ridiculous yet awesome than Unicorns?
My abslolute favourite item is this print:
|LittleCatDraw on Etsy|
Friday, 13 June 2014
A woodland wander is definitely on the 'to do list' - my go-to place if I'm feeling a bit stressed or low on energy (plus there's always the hope of spotting deer!)
I've been testing my restraint by resisting the urge to binge watch Orange is the New Black, but I'm absolutely loving Season 2 so far,so it seems quite likely that I'll fit in an episode ...or two. I have really loved getting to know some of the season 1 characters better through flashbacks, although am finding myself less and less interested in Piper's story and more interested in the other inmates.
Divergent is finished and I LOVED it. I've started Insurgent and although it hasn't got me hooked in the same way as the first instalment I'm still looking forward to some time with Tris this weekend.
Most importantly of all, it's Father's Day, so I'm looking forward to catching up with my Dad...hopefully complete with some sunshine and a BBQ!
I hope your weekend brings lots of fun times your way, wherever it takes you!
Sunday, 8 June 2014
|Terrarium Treasury on Etsy|
Phew...I needed to take some time to re-charge my batteries this week, which I've succeeded in doing - hurrah! I'm on a mission to improve my fitness at the moment, and in the spirit of that am starting to go for lots of walks - with a view to building up to some jogging at some point - couch potato mode is definitely disengaging now the sun is out!
The only trouble I have is that I have a tendency to stop and take photos when walking! The route I'm taking at the moment is a 5 mile trek through a forest near my home - but when it's this beautiful its kind of hard to resit stopping and taking in the beauty along the way...
At the risk of sounding like a forest-dwelling hippy (which I might just be) I feel completely full of energy after a visit to the forest so I'm vowing to make at least one visit each week.
I'd love to hear about your 'go-to' places for re-charging your batteries - I think they're an important part of survival in the current hectic world!
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
I would love to be able to decorate biscuits that look this amazing - I can pretty much only manage weird blobs of icing. Luckily Sweet Petite Shop has got me covered!
|Ruby Lewis Designs|
|Loobie and Boo|
My dad is forever losing his glasses and this gorgeous Harris Tweed glasses case would solve that problem perfectly!
|Fawn and Thistle|
A couple of the items from this list will be finding their way to my dad on Father's Day, but I'm going to keep which ones it is a secret, just in case he stumbles across this post! Hope it's helped those in need with some inspiration!