Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Life. Words To Live By

I tend to babble on when I post here but today is different, I'm going to let this post I found on Hey Amber Ray do all the talking for me.  

 Be inspired people.........

image source: hey amber ray via pinterest

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wolf & Willow Desktop Wallpaper

My desktop is looking soooo pretty today thanks to this lovely wallpaper from Nancy of Wolf and Willow. London has been really grey these past few days so I think this is just what was needed to brighten things up around here. I also like that this is not a month specific wallpaper like some of my favorites have been recently so I can keep it forever and ever and ever - or until Nancy posts another ;) Oh and did you know she hand-painted each of these little flowers just for us. Arent we lucky! - Click here and enjoy lovelies.

Psst...Pocket Money Picks will be back next week...

image source: wolf & willow

Photography by Elena of Pretty Light

Hello friends. I've been a little poorly this week so as I am still feeling a bit delicate I though it would be nice to post some pretty, delicate images for us to just look at.

Elena's photography is just stunning and the journal where she has posted what seems like hundreds of beautiful images is such an inspiration to me and I refer back to it often. The light, the colours and the compositions are always so soft and to me are perfect.

It was unbelievably hard to select just three images to share with you here but I hope you will enjoy these pictures taken from nature as much a I do. Be sure to visit Elena here and browse the archives to find many more wonderful photos.

Have a lovely day x


Psst...as well as the journal Elena writes and posts on she has a blog, Pretty Light which is in English ;)

image source: elena's journal - 1, 2, 3

Friday, 20 August 2010

Pocket Money Picks 20/August

I hope you have all had a lovely week. I've been a bit preoccupied with some projects I have on the go right now. Hopefully I will be able to share some of my work with you soon but it's not quite ready for the big reveal just yet ;)

To wrap things up for this week lets take a peek at my Pocket Money Picks...

1. Red Heart Stickers $2.99 - Knot & Bow

2. Hello Fox Handmade Card $4 - Monkey Mind Design

3. Bird & Bird Tracks Hand Carved Rubber Stamp Set $6.75 - Eat Prey Create

See you back here next week xx

image source: 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Minimega Children's Poster Set and Printables

These prints are just adorable and such a steal at 13,50 Euros for the pair. I can't think of anything sweeter to decorate a child's room or nursery, plus they're educational ;)

You can find them at the Minimega store, but hurry before they sell out!

Aside from all the beautiful printed goodies in store I simply can not mention Minimega without telling you about the lovely freebies Sara shares on the Minimega blog. You will find lots of sweet diy projects including these fantastic treat boxes. Explore the Minimega blog for yourself right here.

Speak to you soon friends!

image source: minimega shop & minimega blog

Friday, 13 August 2010

Pocket Money Picks 13/August

To round off the week lets have a look at todays Pocket Money pics shall we...

1. Flower Patch Jotter $6.50 - Wit & Whistle

2. N is for Nest Print $9 - Evapaul Petite

3. Hello Plant Vines Hand Drawn Card $3.50 - Eat Pray Create

I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. I have a christening and three birthdays to celebrate with friends and family this weekend so it should be fun filled. Yes thats right three birthdays.

I also have a whole load of quilting to get done but who knows when I'll be able to fit that in! Hopefull I'll be able to snatch a few hours of relaxing 'me' time :)

See you back here Monday friends! 

image source: 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Make Origami Hearts with Upon A Fold

What do you think? Not bad for an origami newbie, right?

I've been making these origami hearts all afternoon having found a really simple step-by-step over on the swoon worthy paper blog Upon A Fold.

Once you start making these you really cant stop. Not only will you get faster and faster but you'll want to turn every scrap of paper you can lay your hands on into hearts of every size :)

Pop over to Upon A Fold to download the origami pdf and dont forget to take a peek at their store while you're there. They have products to make your heart skip if you're a paper lover like me!


Psst...if you like my paper heart your can download this pattern from Lovely Design and print onto layout paper which is what I did ;)

Monday, 9 August 2010

Zorrini Fox

Do you remember when I posted about Monty? Well I found another little guy over on the Little Lovely blog who was begging to be posted too. What do you think? Pretty fantastic for a fox, right?

Want to know what makes this handmade Haciendo el Indio softie so extra special? ...He has two faces, one side he sleeps and one side he's wide awake! He also comes with a wonderfully jaunty hazel scarf :) 

Happy Monday all x 


Psst....Christina has a really sweet website so be sure to stop by and check out her work as well as the Big Cartel store where you will find Zorrini.

image source: Haciendo el Indio via Elmarie Giles 

Washi tape download here

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Free Printable Mailing Labels

Just because its my blog anniversary this week doesn't mean its all me, me, me! I have these free printable mailing labels for you to download as a little gift from me to you :)

Click here to download the labels.


Psst...those of you who have joined the mailing list will receive the mailing labels in two other colour ways exclusive to newsletter subscribers, yay!

Please Note: This file was created by me for my blog readers and is for personal use only. Feel free to share with your friends and your blog readers too but please direct them to this post to download the file.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!

Thats right friends, my little blog is one year old today!

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed the journey so far. I could never have imagined that being part of the blogging community would enrich my life in so many ways when I started out but it really has. 

I will have several celebratory posts this week (including a giveaway!) but lets start the festivities by simply enjoying a little cake.

Wont you please join me wherever you are in the world and treat yourself to a big slice of cake or a delicious cupcake like this one posted by Aran on her beautiful blog Cannelle et Vanille.

Have a lovely day friends x

psst...Aran has the recipe for these gorgeous Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes on her blog, yum, yum!

image source: cannelle et vanille