31 July 2012

A Collection A Day

I have just discovered Lisa Congdon 's truly amazing book...A Collection A Day It is a 1 year diary of her documenting collections of objects.
She says on her website:
'from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I would post a photograph of one of my own collections or a drawing or painting of an imagined collection on a blog called A Collection a Day.'
Well I think this is so inspiring, I have always had a fascination with collections, so this really excites me.

She photographs and illustrates her collections and the variety of objects is almost too much!.  I think I need to buy the book.

Here is a link to the original blog.

30 July 2012

Laura Spring

I have followed Laura Springs colourful collection, since I saw her at Top Drawer last year, where she exhibited in the Spotted area.   Based in Glassgow, her work is inspired by the weather, I especially love the playful colours and prints..   I'm very excited as she has just added a pencil case and a duffel bag to her range....I want them both!  View the collection here.
She is also available for commissions.

Image of Wet Weather Rucksack

Image of Duffel Bag
Image of Pencil Case

27 July 2012

Just listening to First Aid Kit

Thanks Anya Jane for the recommendation x
First Aid Kit


I do like a nice tin.... What I really like, is remembering where, and when I got each one.  Here are a few from my collection...

24 July 2012

New Design....

I've had a little bit of time to myself, and I'm enjoying have a bit of a play with ideas....A possible card range perhaps?  What do you all think?

Little Geo

I do like a Geo....and this one is The One I like best.


I'm going to start designing some little vintage prints, so I brought out my side plate collection for a bit of inspiration.

19 July 2012

Shop Coming Soon!

I'm now working on getting my shop together......updates soon....

18 July 2012

Super cute Jewellery by Brainbow

Who wouldn't need this typewriter brooch!  You can buy online, all the way from Sydney Australia at : brainbow. They do ship internationally too!

Image of Typewriter Brooch

17 July 2012


Today I swapped my boring black umbrella, for this amazing 1970s SUN shade!  Yes the sun has come out, and I'm so happy!


Anna Duthie Textiles


Anna Duthie is a textile designer recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art
specializing in embroidery for fashion.  Her drawings and colour sense are exceptional.
Have a look at her website: http://cargocollective.com/annaduthie

16 July 2012

15 July 2012

New Brooch from the carboot sale!

We had a lovely weekend...we went to a car boot sale...my favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning...then we had pancakes...perfect!  I bought my self a beautifully plain black brooch. Here is a little bit of what I saw and loved....

10 July 2012

I found a new blog I love!

Three Red Apples
Annabelle Ozanne loves vintage textiles, and she makes these beautiful embroideries, available at her shop:


I especially love this picture she has on her blog.......( Riz is what my big sister calls me...made me smile )

Tin & egg cup

09 July 2012

04 July 2012

03 July 2012

Rhubarb and Apple Loaf

oooh this was so good!  I made this Rhubarb and Apple cake from a recipe I found on Cellardoor Magazine by Melodie Walter,   I have to say it is now my favorite cake!  Go on give it a go too!  Ps it goes lovely with a nice pot of Earl Grey!