Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Our icicles are the biggest I've seen! Not sure that's a good thing though, you don't want to bang your boots too hard when stood under the eaves...
I've done the dreaded supermarket run, so I'm going to sign off for Christmas - hope you all have a lovely time and see you in the New Year!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Winter Solstice

Painting by Sylvia Grantins

It's the Winter Solstice tomorrow - doesn't that sound magical? And there's going to be a lunar eclipse. At 7.40 in the morning - which seems a funny time for an eclipse... If you're up and about, have a glance over to the West where the moon will be going down - if will be visible for longer in the North and Scotland.
I remember a lunar eclipse when I was at uni, and it was surprisingly impressive - it makes you realise that the moon is a big ball floating above us and we are really very tiny little beings!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Deep and Crisp and Even

It's been snowing all day here and it's been beautiful.
Nice that it's a Saturday so we don't have to go anywhere -all cosied up indoors now, with the lights on the tree and the fire going...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


We've got the pre-Christmas lurgy in the Moody household - better now than next week anyway - that's when I move into full-scale manic list-making panic...

Thursday, 9 December 2010


And this is a lovely blog -

Paper planes and Mince pies

I love this Paper Plane brooch from WhiteSquare on Etsy - really simple but effective!

Smallest Moody and I are keeping cosy scoffing mince pies - I'm still waiting for the Christmas Visa advert to come on the telly - the one at the airport that always makes me cry - then I'll feel properly Christmassy..

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Decoratively speaking

I'm beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, so here are some lovely decoration ideas...
Reindeer Star Garland from Little Pieces

Paper Angel Garland from Pete's Patch

Paper Wreath from Bookity

Two festive stars from Little Brick House

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Molly is not a big fan of winter.
In fact she hasn't moved for three days. I think she might be hibernating.
Perhaps I should put her in a big box full of straw and wake her up in the Spring?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Matilda, A Musical

We went to see Matilda, A Musical last night, at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, and it was brilliant!
We especially loved (and feared) the horrific Miss Trunchbull, although Bill whispered to me very loudly -'that's a man!' as she appeared on stage...
It was a very Dahl-like production - the characters all looked like the Quentin Blake illustrations - if you're a Roald Dahl, or Tim Minchin fan, grab some tickets here (not many left!)

Sneak preview here...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Lovely tree

I park next to this lovely tree on the way to pre-school - it's been hanging on to it's leaves as long as possible, but today they were falling like confetti.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Yay - I entered this design in the White Stuff Christmas Card comp - and I'm a runner up!
I won some lovely White Stuff vouchers so of course I've spent the day riffling through the catalogue drooling...

In other news, I've turned into a one-woman Beach Hut making factory - I'm not complaining though! If you'd like to order a personalised Beach Hut, have a look here.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Wallace and Gromit Christmas

In celebration of these fab Wallace and Gromit Christmas stamps, you can win some amazing prizes over here at the Royal Mail website.

You can also create your own Wallace and Gromit style character -hours of fun...

This is me (sort of..!)

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Found this lovely shop - I think I want everything in it, especially the 'Lovebirds' two-piece jigsaw!
Tom Frost is a Bristol-based illustrator, and he has a great blog here.
Have a great weekend everyone! I'm at Farncombe Estate's Christmas Art & Craft fair tomorrow if you're in the area!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Family of Beach Huts

Just finished these four huts, one for each member of a family - I love the way they look together, so I've decided to create a 'Family of Beach Huts' option over in my Folksy Shop.
They'd make a great Christmas present for a seaside-loving family!
Order yours here!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Frosty Mornings

I work in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere - my drive to work is always lovely, but especially so yesterday with frosty verges and mist in the valleys.
It's a lot harder to take photos when driving than I thought... (also probably a bit dangerous?...)

Monday, 15 November 2010


Just wondering, is it OK to buy your husband a present because you really want it for yourself?

He'll like it too..

That's OK isn't it?

Lovely print from Bold and Noble

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Coastal Christmas!

If you're looking for a bit of Christmas shopping inspiration this weekend, have a look here at the lovely Interiors @ Tides website - full of gorgeous coastal inspired gifts and decorations.

Have a great weekend :)

Friday, 12 November 2010


I just got lost in 1996 on Youtube.

Here's the Bluetones - I'm going back for more!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Lovely Tuesday Find

I love these Tenby inspired brooches by Worcestershire based jeweller, Becca Williams.
There are lovely earrings and pendants in the same style available in her Etsy shop here

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sewing paper...

I've become a little bit obsessed with sewing bits of paper together. It's very satisfying...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Something new...

...Very tiny Beach Huts!
(really very tiny)
Personalisable with your choice of initials or numbers - coming soon!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Made in the UK

Hop on over to the Made in the UK Blog for a little peek into my world - thanks to Gina for featuring me :)