Tuesday, 29 June 2010


What a totally wonderful idea! Definitely got to buy one of these for the next pressie I need to buy!
Might try and make up my own one to pop in my kitchen as it's such a simple but AMAZING idea!
I found it on Papergrains blog.....thank you!


Without a camera currently I had the idea of using the webcam to take pics of my new buttons....not the greatest quality but needed to show that I have been being creative recently!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

summer daze....

Stumbled upon some of my old sunny images, perfect for this sunny day! Fantastic memories....x

Digital dilemma....

I have made lots of new buttons (in preparation for my stall!) and was hoping to get them on here for you to have a sneak peak, but remembered the screen broke on my camera whilst in France.
This means, that even though my camera still works I seem to have gotten so used to taking pictures using the screen (and checking the image afterwards!) that I feel slightly stumped by this!!
Also, my other dilemma is that the night the screen smashed I switched it to b+w (adamant I am more photogenic in b+w!) but now can't change it back...... :/

Perhaps it's time I treated myself to a new camera...oh yes please!
My little nephew Tom however, suggested I fix it with sellotape! This seems to work for him....he used sellotape to fix the hole in his sock the other day....!!
It might be worth a try.......

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Craft stall!

I'm setting up a stall in a couple of weeks to sell my work....and I've been getting some ideas about what to sell, and (just as importantly!) how to display the stand!

I'd love to create a bright stall, thats not too cluttered but that looks pretty and inviting....
I don't need a big table as everything is quite little, but I'd like to make the table a pretty space!

Sandy cream table cloth/or pale green.
Bunting in pretty pinks and florals round the table.
Wicker baskets for selling items (buttons etc)
French style antique white self standing shelf unit....for cards and prints to display. And to hang stitched hearts from...
An area for sample Name Plaques...
A vase with some beautiful flowers!
Wicker chest, full of cards.
A framed painting or 2 in the centre.
Sequin stars/hearts to scatter...

I love this natural, pretty outdoor colour scheme.

These are my thoughts....all I now have to do, is make sure I have made enought to sell....I'm going to have buttons coming out my ears!!
If all goes to plan I will let you know how it goes!! x x

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


I am going to read this book called 'Peak' that I was told about by one of the Irish guys we met whilst in France.
He highly recommended it, and I don't read enough books (however I do LOVE a good read!)

So I will report back once I have read this book......it's about a 14 yr old boy who gets arrested for scaling Manhattan's Woolworth Building, in an attempt to tag his 'blue mountain peak' high on the side of it.
He then tries to become the youngest person to ever scale Everest.

Sounds interesting....!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Beautiful France.....!

So Tom and I had a truely wonderful little trip to France.
We drove in Toms 16 yr old Peugeot 205 (it survived all 1850 miles!) and saw some beautiful sights.

Unfortunately my great intentions of taking 4 fab cameras for some fab shots went a bit wrong :(
I hadn't got the right film for the Diana camera I borrowed (and it was bank holiday Monday the day we left so couldn't purchase another) my SLR camera decided just not to work :/ and my 4 shot camera I thought would be amazing, and NONE of the pictures came out....so luckily my digital camera didn't let me down. (Did manage to smash the screen though so the last part of the holiday was guess work pictures!)

'Love this picture! Captures a moment in time in La Rochelle....I love how much is going on in the image. I think the fact that it's b+w makes it look like I've stepped back in time to take it!'

All in all I highly recommend a road trip to the south of France - one word....beautiful!

I had a little thought whilst away (with lots of time on my hands) about starting writing again....I see this blog as a really great way to get back into writing. I used to love writing stories when I was younnger, however they were incredibly cheesy, girly stories - but I wonder what I could come up with now I am a little older (and perhaps a little wiser?!) If only there were more time in each day, to sit somewhere quietly for an hour or so to just gather my thoughts....

My creative ability sometimes is very frustrating! As I love to be creative, have billions of ideas buzzing round my head all times of the day, and I end up getting little post it notes and reminding myself what it is I want to make next...trouble is - I end up having way more post it notes of ideas than I do of actual work. Doh!

I did get started on my 'season spots' paintings yesterday....summer is nearly complete. Just spring, autumn and winter to go then!
I love it when a plan comes together! And I will post them on here when i (eventually) get them finished!

It's a beautiful day here in sunny Cornwall, having a BBQ tonight, then off to the beach tomorrow for some well deserved (ha!) relaxation time! Well, when it's on your doorstep it would be rude not to!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bonjour ma lil pretties!!

So I'm back from my incredibly wonderful trip to France.....here's a sneak preview of my fav pictures. More to come when I'm back to normal having organized my hectic life out!!

I heart France!