New toy!

I’ve just gotten round to upgrading my camera. (Finally!) Not that there was anything wrong with the old one. In fact I think my old one takes more beautiful photos but I’ve not had a huge opportunity to use the new one yet so we’ll see how that compares later. So I wasn’t very adventurous…

Tilly and the Buttons – Orla and Bettine

I have a bunch of patterns that I got whilst working at Tilly and the Buttons and I’ve only now gotten round to making some of them! If you’re new to the indie sewing pattern world, Tilly makes patterns which are striking in design with straight talking instructions. They are very much intended for beginner…

Cut out art

Inspired by a paper art exhibition I stumbled into in New York last November (and to a degree, the very reasonably priced IKEA RIBBA picture frame – only £3.80!), I’ve made a small piece of art combining organic leaf patterns in a circle using a cut out technique to create 3D structure encased in glass….

Making a himmeli inspired hanging shelf

Geometric homeware items are my poison. Show me anything with a few triangles, straight lines and angles and I’m a goner. I always pick out those wire lampshades, ornaments, baskets showing off big bold lines and shapes. So when I came across this tutorial, showing off DIY himmeli inspired homeware I couldn’t help myself! It’s…

Bathroom art!

I’d never thought about putting artwork into a bathroom until recently. I must’ve seen something whilst browsing on the web that sparked my interest because suddenly I couldn’t get the idea out of my head! I was a bit concerned what with the bathroom being a ‘wet’ zone and all and how that would affect…

Kitchen art/storage – An awesome solution

So my kitchen is tiny. Like super teeny tiny compared to what I’ve had before. The distinct lack of cupboard space has led to the one big question… ‘Where do I put all my s**t?’ The kitchen got the normal revamp of high gloss white cabinets and a solid oak worktop so what’s there looks…

Learning to screen print on fabric at East London Printmakers

Finding fabric with a specific pattern or print has always been a major hassle in that as soon as you’ve fixed your mind on something, you’ll never be able to find it… Ever. I’d often thought about getting some custom made- there’s a few companies that can do prints for you- but the costs were…

A beautiful belated birthday gift!

Only a month late for my birthday, my lovely elder sister presented me with a trio of charcoals drawings to hang at my flat. I chose a theme of ballet- I love ballerinas, they’re just so graceful and elegant!- and she came up with these for me! I just had to share them cause they’re…