Sunday, May 31, 2009

Things I like today

Empty dreams by Argentem

Bunny alphabet print by Lucy Player

Gorgeous spoon rests from lifestyle bazaar

Lovely simple re-purposed jar from Design Sponge. It would make the loveliest pencil holder!

New Polka Dot Rabbit goodies!

New goodies from my shop!

Winter gardening is fun

I decided to move some of my cuttings (mint, parsley, nasturtiums) to a sunny window sill. I'm waiting to get a punnet of pansies to plant in the olive oil tin. I've re=purposed an old blender and cracker flour container.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Words and pictures:Tucked up in bed

Gorgeous print by The Black Apple which can be purchased here

Sometimes bed can feel like a prison when you're an insomniac. There's nothing cool or glamourous or vaguely exciting about it. I have early waking syndrome and RSL. I move around in my sleep. I'm staying overnight at a sleep clinic after I get back from hols! God knows how one falls asleep in such an environment!

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Things I like today

Mixtape zine! I have a subscription and love reading it. Buy your very own here
Cute pet rocks from Gatochy

Colour in dress! from here

Oh these made me laugh! Wonderful cacti and planters from Matteo Cibic

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Polka Dot Rabbit goodies!

A couple of new cassette wallets:

Cute badge sets made from vintage fabric:

I've not put any new things in my little shop for a while due to some burn out issues, but at last I've been working on some lovely things:

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My creative space...

Cooking is actually one of my favourite things to. I've been watching French Leave, a BBC doco series about an English family who move to France, which has the most lovely scenery and cookery in it. I think food is an inspiration for many creative people.

Today I made potato bake:

And so not to waste the heat in the oven, some plain scones. They are a bit flat from being on the bottom of the oven, but tasty nonetheless.

I also ironed some vintage teatowels which are waiting to be sewed into something interesting...

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Lovely bridal corset...

I'm selling this on ebay. It was originally custom made for me for my wedding, but never worn as I went with a different style of dress. It's beautiful handcrafting with the most lovely silk materials and detailing.

Things I like today

Gorgeous handbag made by Curly Pops. I need a new bag for my travels with lots of secure zips alas!
Lucas and Hayley cards from Keep Calm Gallery

Incredibly poignant banner I found on Flickr

Sabrina dress from Burda Style. I'm going to have a go making one for my trip o/s as the dress comes in a variety of sizes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This blows my mind!

It's the work of Lithiuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, featured in an exhibition in Berlin called "Strich und Faden". Can't wait to visit Berlin!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

teacup crafty goodness

teacup bangles by Lindsay Pemberton

Teacup cake stand. Looks great but would be a bitch to store I suspect...

Teacup clock from Daily Danny

Teacup bird feeder! I've also seen these made hanging to great effect.

Teapot + embroidery + cute =wonderful!

I recently included one of Misako Minoko's lovely doll's in one of my posts. Now she has created an embroidery! Just beautiful and charming! You can find the pattern here

Friday, May 22, 2009

Things i like today

Pin cushion/organiser

tutorial here

Mulled Wine


10 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 roughly grated nutmeg
2 cups water
roughly grated rind of 1 orange
1 roughly chopped apple (skin on)
750ml light, fruity red wine (such as a merlot)


Heat cloves, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, water, orange rind and apple in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add red wine and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain and divide among serving glasses. Serve immediately.

print by Blancuca on etsy

Yoko Furusho

I found the some drawing by Yoko Furusho recently and I simply adore the use of story telling and the detail in each piece. Here's some of my favourites:


I'm struggling with a virus so I'm quite tired and worn around the edges. I always hate being ill when the sun is shining, much nicer to feel sorry for yourself listening to the pouring rain, under a quilt reading books. Lots of vitamins and hot water with lemon have been consumed.
Busy weekend planned: hair cut tomorrow, attending workshop on independent publishing as part of the Emerging Writer's Festival, visas to China to organise, accomodation to be booked for Bath and Reading... and various other bits and pieces of crafty enterprise. I need to finish a couple of Polka Dot Rabbit orders and send my consignments to my retailers also...Lots of sleep would be nice also...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Words and Pictures: Careful...

I'm a big fan of World War II Propaganda posters, particularly the themes about 'careless talk' and the thifty, 'make do and mend' themes.

Here's a few of my faves:

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