Sunday, 26 July 2009

Star find!

About a week ago I discovered, through another blog (cheers Laura!) the very extremely gorgeous designs by Sarah Hardaker.

I am so excited by her wallcoverings and fabrics, and could barely contain myself when my requested samples landed on the doormat on Friday.

The fabrics are even more lovely in real life and for a while I was a bit overwhelmed - I wanted everything and it was giving me a bit of a headache!

I got to thinking that I may never need to look elsewhere for any other fabrics in my lifetime, and they relate wonderfully with the fabrics I am currently working with.

Sarah very kindly enclosed a bag of little remnants which she thought I may like to use on my cards...

What with me being the only female in the house, I rarely get a chance to indulge my feminine side and wouldn't normally 'do' pink. But Sarah's impossibly pretty paisley fabric is calling me away from my usual red, white and blue!

However I'm still having trouble deciding which one to go for...

What Herbie did next

Friday night - wine, chocolate and a DVD - it's become a bit of a tradition in our house!

The kids were tucked up in bed early and we were halfway through all three of the aforementioned treats, blissfully unaware of what our two year old was up to upstairs.

He appeared at 9.30 like this!!

And it was permanent ink! One friend tried to be positive and remarked, "At least he's ambidextrous!" I thought Mother-In-Law was going to wet her knickers.

I wonder if there's a waiting list for Borstal...

Monday, 20 July 2009

Friday, 17 July 2009

Window shopping

After painting over the huge blackboard in the boys' bedroom (fine when it was bare floorboards in there, but carpet and chalkdust aren't a good combination), the chimney breast looked somewhat bare, so we chose this rather smashing wall sticker by Ferm Living. Even better, I found it on Amazon at a third of the normal price!

Of course, I'm never satisfied, so have been compiling a little list of things I'm coveting to jazz up their room further. (I'm just daydreaming but indulge me!)

Firstly is this fabulous beanbag by Quba Sails..

I am loving the Ron Arad Bookworm bookcase available from Heals..

And these colourful (spotty and stripey of course) throws from Feather and Black would just finish off the bunkbeds nicely.. Of course , it's never going to happen - I have designer taste, but alas, only an Ikea budget!

Better get back to work - I'm going to have to sell alot of cards to pay for all this lot!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

New product

My recent driftwood beach hut cards have been so popular, I thought I'd go bigger and hopefully better! So here is this collage of scrummy row of huts which has been professionally mounted and framed by the lovely Rob at Studio 4 in Liskeard.
Available now from my online shop at Folksy.
Any feedback would be appreciated!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

The jobs can wait!

So, woke up this morning with a hundred and one things to do (as usual at the weekend) but decided to escape to the beach for a couple of hours to blow the cobwebs away!
Here are some photos taken on Finnygook beach at Portwrinkle (such glorious names!) near Whitsand Bay.
The sea was near Red Flag rough - I used to love it like that as a kid - and it wasn't long before Buddy was stripped off and frolicking in the waves. The Herb sat there with his fingers in his ears and clinging on to Steve for dear life - so perhaps he isn't so fearless after all. Shame really, the salt water would have worked wonders on his eczema!