Thursday, 31 December 2009

Talented Friends

As you might of read in previous posts, i've asked friends of mine to each draw whatever they like on plates for me, using pottery paint pens, which in my new house in the new year i will be hanging on the wall. Yesterday i got a little surprise when my good friend Richard came round with this little gem (B) Owl, get it?

Seeing Richards, i think inspired Lucy (Paper Fox, my partner in crime at Fox Bunting) to get her's done. So whilst we had a few guests round last night for a warm up for NYE tonight, Lucy came up with this, which i think is amazing. Seriously!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas Party

Christmas is probaly over now apart from NYE but it was lovely this year. I would of liked to stay back home with my family but you can't have it all can you? I turned 21 on christmas eve so i got double the presents and some lovely ones at that. As well as a ridiculous amount of money from my very generous family i got a few Cath Kidston pieces, not too many mind otherwise i'd get a headache. I got one of her bags, a three tier cakestand off my housemates, some bowls and cutlery for my new house, which im very excited for even though we haven't started looking for places yet. I got lots of sewing bits off my mother including a new sewing machine which she gave me a while ago. My lovely boyfriend also got me for my birthday, probaly the best craft book i've ever read.

It's an amzing book on giving you tips on how to start and run a small indie craft business with loads of resources and templates giving you an insight into business basics. I would recommend this book to anyone. I read it in a couple of days and has answered so many questions for me. I think the best place to buy it is somewhere like the Amazon website. Also here's a link to the authors website.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Robin Red Breast

I wanted to show everyone this amazing Robin brooch i purchased off my good friend Amy Panda. He has not left my side since i got him.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


At the craft fair in Bradford last sunday, as well as buying lots of lovely bits of material for bunting and buttons and ribbon, I was given this, the most exquisite gingerbread man i have ever seen. And don't you think it looks like Susan Boyle?

Monday, 14 December 2009

100 Abandoned Houses

100 Abandoned Houses is a project by photographer Kevin Bauman. Bauman started photographing abandoment in the mid 90's. His photo's document the rising numbers of abandoned houses in the area. From all over Detroit, they give a depressing yet beautiful view of the change in the economy.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Eternal Maker

During my visit to the Knit & Stitch show, i came across this really amazing stall with the best range of fabrics i have ever seen. Here's a couple that i got...

The second fabric also has glitter on parts too. It is way too nice to use! But i do have plans to make a cushion cover out of the French Bulldog material:) I made sure i got their website for further purchases. They are a company based in Sussex shipping anywhere in the UK. Enjoy! The Eternal Maker

Monday, 23 November 2009

Knit & Stitch

Yesterday, i was lucky enough to go to the Knit & Stich how in Harrogate. There was lots of bargins to be had for craft supplies but also a really nice range of textile artists and university students selling some absolutely gorgeous pieces.

This Boat and all its contents were knitted, it looked amazing! I managed to pick up a few presents for myself, pictures up soon. To top it all of i learnt to crochet. It was an eventful day.

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Carpenters

I've been a fan of the carpenters for years now and today decided to watch a BBC documentary about the famous brother and sister duo. BBC music documentaries have always been well made and this one was no exception. The main thing though was that it reminded me of how sad Karen Carpenters death actually was and how beautiful and talented she was. She was an amazing dummer and bloody lovely!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Mr. Toastee

I was trawling through blogs and crafty sites like we all do and i came across Yummy Pancake! This lady makes crochet/ plushie designs. One of her creations is Mr. Toastee...

He also has his very own blog The Adventures of Mr Toastee and Friends! Here you can follow Mr. Toastee's adventures all over america going to differnt tourist attractions and making new friends. Here's Mr.Toastee at the Zoo.

Mr. Toastee when he was ring bearer.

And Mr. Toastee swimming!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Make Cake Not War

My lovely housemate Alex suprised me with this really cute gift the other day...

How sweet is that? It's now proudly hung up on my wall, thanks Alex!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


I came across this cute little shop on etsy here. Astulabee is just Nicole Licht with her prints, illustrations, small objects and wearable designs. "Each astulabee textile work is unique and individually considered, created with lots of hand stitching and special details, utilizing carefully selected materials. Sturdy enough to be shared as keepsake or heirloom toy they are equally enjoyed as soft sculpture for adults." Verdict: completely adorable!

Friday, 23 October 2009


Yesterday was my friend Patrick's 21st birthday, so i decided i'd make him a badge seen as though thats what i do. I know Patrick loves dinosaur's so here's his little present.

Again the photo is rubbish (i need to ask for a new camera for christmas), he has a little bit of fluff on him and looks a little like a lizard but i still think he's very cute and Patrick loved him, so all is well.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

William Tapply

Will is the first of my friends to complete my plate task. If you dont know, i have bought several plates and pottery paint pens have asked all my illustrator friends to draw on plate each, so they can be hung on my bedroom wall as a little centerpiece.

My camera is rubbish but as you can see it's a cute little sea monster. I love him! Find Will's blog here.

Monday, 19 October 2009


I'm such a terrible cook and for the first time in my life, right now i'm cooking a joint of pork. My room is opposite the kitchen and i can smell it from here it smells amazing mmmm. I can't wait to dig in! I watched Wendy and Lucy last week and as i thought, it was terribly depressing it was still really cool though. Also went to see UP at the cinema with a few friends, didn't bother to go see it in 3D it was way too expensive. Nevertherless i still really enjoyed the film, it also was terribly depressing! Anyway i came across this really lovely blog the other day The Unicorn Diaries. Here are some amazing photos off there.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Wendy and Lucy

I downloaded this film and can't wait to watch it tonight. IMDB says: "A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions." It's directed by Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams plays Wendy. Here are a few screen shots. It looks so amazing but i think it's going to be a tough one to watch.