Thursday, 29 April 2010

A good vintage..

This week - my favourite vintage finds on Folksy - click on the pics to visit the shops!

Hand-painted vintage buttons from Vintage Dreams

Gift tags from It's the Little Things

Vintage fabric hair clips from Belle and the Bean

Lavender Heart from Padleigh Corner

Beaded jug cover by Silky Prudence

Tea Cosy by The Crafty Bride

Aussie Thursday - no 1

We're off to Perth four weeks today (gulp..) and apart from worrying about how to smuggle a bottle of Ribena onto the plane, I thought I'd share some of my favourite Aussie blogs with you.

First up is the amazing Lark

Based in Daylesford, near Melbourne, the Lark shop stocks lovely things from Cath Kidston, Lisa Jones, Ellen G, Belle and Boo and many more.
Allison Jones started her business in the UK before moving to Australia. Her blog is a great read, full of the ups and downs of running your own business and a family.

Check back next week for another 'Aussie Thursday'!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

On yer bike

Ooh, a brand new card design, I got very excited when I picked these up from the printers today!
You can buy one here.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Precipitation in sight (2)

Our Sunday walk - watching the rain approaching from Bredon.

Etsy Excitement..

Oooh, my Beach Huts were on the front page of Etsy yesterday... Took some detective work to find this out!
Thanks to elTiburon for including them in her Treasury :)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Beautiful Beetle..

Love this! This lovely vintage fabric covered Beetle was on display and up for auction at Milan Design Week - all the details are here..

And if you like Beetles, you can buy this birthday card here!

Friday, 23 April 2010

In the garden

Planning on spending the weekend in the garden, so here are some lovely gardening finds from Folksy!
Cow parsley tea towel from Rachael Taylor Designs

Hanging hen ornament from Birds Bees and Bugs

Recycled planters from Lucky Bird

Seedboms from Kabloom

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Boats, and more boats

This is now hanging in my kitchen window - my mum made it using one of Bill's drawings as a pattern - he's very proud of it, and it looks lovely with the sunlight coming through.

And this is the Radiant Queen -

'Hello! I've been looking at the wooden boats and wonder if you would be able to customise one for a friend's birthday on April 23rd? She owns a dive boat named Radiant Queen and it will be her 30th birthday so ET 30 would be the required registration. '
Sheila, Orkney

The Radiant Queen defied the volcanic ash and arrived in Orkney on time -

'She is perfect in every detail. Thank you Elli, from a very happy customer x'

And here's the real Radiant Queen - available to charter for diving in Scapa Flow, more details here.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

I'm all alone...

The smallest Moody started pre-school today - very happily!
Now I'm lonely...

Friday, 16 April 2010

Harbour Life

Can't believe it's Friday already!
Here are some of my favourite harbour related finds from Folksy - click on the pics to visit the shops!

Robin Hoods Bay Print by Eddie Saul

Harbour Life Lino Print by Zebedee

Limited edition print from Zoe Sadler

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Oooh Habitat....

Do you think they'd let me live in Habitat?
I wouldn't make a mess.

Print by Sarah Leslie

Think I'll have to make do with doodling in my new sketchbook..

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Personalisable (is that a word?)

These designs are now available to personalise on the Ballistic Blue website - click on the pics to add text, numbers etc to create personalised cards and invitations -

Friday, 9 April 2010

Folksy Friday - Super Stripes!

I love stripes so here are some of my favourite stripey finds from Folksy- click on the pics to visit the shops!
Fab cushion from Sewgirl

Beautiful stained glass bunting from AmyOrangeJuice

Great pincushion from Octavi

Gorgeous candle holder from Loglike

Lovely bunting from Little Solsken

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Remember Gilda?

Remember Gilda? I had a lovely email today from Sandra, the lady who ordered her for her friend Gilda's 90th birthday -


Just to let you know Gil was delighted with her beach hut. It is now hanging inside her beach hut. It was also much admired by people attending her party as I had set it on my dining table in front of her birthday cake.

Many thanks

Sandra "

You can order your own very specially personalised Beach Hut here!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter Walk

Just got back from walking off the chocolate... amazing sky out there - from clear to stormy in five minutes.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Folksy Friday - lovely prints

This Friday - some of my favourite prints - all found on folksy - click on the pictures to visit the seller's shops.
Bonbi Forest

Lil Sonny Sky


Janice Jong