Monday, 27 September 2010

Blue Sky in Devon

We went to Woolacombe in the van for the weekend -and apart from a rocky start when Mark locked the keys in the house and then got wedged in the dogflap trying to retrieve them...we had a nice time!
All my photos seem to be of sky -

Friday, 24 September 2010


Look what I got in the post today....

One for me, one for my mum's birthday - if you haven't already heard of Snapdragon, they're a little Scottish company creating lovely hand-made textile items - have a look at their website here, and don't blame me if you end up spending some money :)


This has cheered me up on a drizzly dark morning - a tiny animation from Aardman -

Found via the Kickcan & Conkers blog - well worth a look!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Ace of Cakes

Ughhh, I hate mornings - especially after having a very long dream about covering a bus in blue fondant icing - that's what happens if you stay up until midnight to watch Ace of Cakes... I love Duff!

(Good Food Channel 11.30pm and 12!)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Dog and legs

A little bit inspired by Elliott Erwitt ...

- every small dog should have a woolly jumper and matching beret..

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Creative Campden

Bill and I picked up our friend Karen and went to Chipping Campden for the afternoon to have a look at 'Creative Campden'
We especially enjoyed the cooking demonstration at Robert Welch (except maybe the bit where he pulled the guts out of the partridge..), and these gorgeous paintings by Paul Wright at Campden Gallery.

(loving the Orla Kiely duvet cover in the last one!)

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Just been looking through Mark's Surfer's Path and found a few nice photos - the one below is by Jack Brull - a NY based photographer and surfer who uses 'lo-fi' cameras to capture his surfing shots - he has a blog here

I also love the photos of Clark Little - have a look here

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Woo hoo - empty house!!

I have the house to myself for the first time since.... July!!
And what am I doing with my precious child-free time?
Yep. Ebay and The Gilmore Girls.
Oh, and photographing Mr Apple and Mr Onion for the boys - I think Mr Apple looks cuter now his mouth has fallen off..

Googly eyes from here

Friday, 10 September 2010

And the winner is......

....Comment number 6, chosen by the Random Number Generator.
Congratulations to Cheryl! Betty the Hula Mouse will be hula-ing her way to you soon!

Also, as a thankyou for all your lovely comments, I'm offering you all £2.00 off the purchase of any print from my Folksy shop - just remind me that you entered this competition when you make your purchase :)

The winner of the public vote.... Cornelia the Crocodile! (closely followed in second place by Betty the Mouse)
Thankyou all for your great comments -the winner of the print giveaway will be picked tonight!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Today's Boats

Just finished these two personalised boats - remember, you can order your own here!


My newest Etsy favourites all seem to be very bright and zingy - here are some of them -
When Life Hands You Lemons print from Dear Colleen

Vintage enamelled bowl from The Groove

Dipping Dishes from Hope Johnson Ceramics

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


We went down to Croyde on Sunday for the day, and yes, it rained. A lot..
But that's the way it should be in North Devon - in my family we call it 'Combe Martin weather' after many damp holidays spent visiting my granny who lived there.

If you too love North Devon you can still snap up this Beach Hut here

Monday, 6 September 2010

Frank and Friends - win a print!

Frank the Monkey and his friends are now available to buy as 7" x 5" prints here

To win a print of your choice, just let me know which is your favourite by leaving a comment on this post - I'll choose the random winner on Friday (10th September)!

Friday, 3 September 2010

40 years!!

It's my parents' 40th Wedding Anniversary today - here they are after their wedding, about to set off on their honeymoon in their Morris Minor Van - they were so cool! (and they haven't changed a bit :)

A few new favourites..

Decoupage Bangle from Polly and Milly

Pink on Blue print from Eyeshoot Photography

Turquoise necklace from Thalassa Jewellery

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Camera crisis

Spotted this amazing shop in Bath - it seems to sell vintage clothes and...dollhouses?
Bit depressed today as my camera's died, I feel a bit lost without it - hopefully it can be saved or I'll have to fork out for a new one.