Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tea and Cake...

I had a lovely day a couple of weeks ago when my friend Heather Attwood came over and we did a mini photoshoot. Here's a few of the shots..

Heather is a photographer based in Leamington Spa and mainly does portraits and wedding photos, so it was nice for her to shoot something different for the day! My Gran's lovely lemon and pink teaset featured again in the shoot. I just adore it! Always good to have cakes on a shoot as you get to munch them at the end of the day! :D


I'm having a day of painting today as I've been asked to do 4 large canvases for a good friend in the style of Paul Klee.. It has been some time since I have painted anything so I am looking forward to getting stuck in and covered in paint! I am a big fan of Paul Klee's work, especially the pieces where he has used gorgeous soft pastel colours like 'Villa Florentine' and 'Highways and Byways'...lovely!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Pretty Things Photoshoot

Photographer: Sussie Bell

I had a great day the other day styling a photoshoot with the fabulous Sussie Bell using lots of our pretty things!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Favourite Wallpaper

I am totally in love with this wallpaper from Osborne and Little, designed by Suzy Hoodless.

I can't wait to get some and make a feature wall! :D

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Cockpit Open Studios

I had a great time last Saturday when I visited the Cockpit Open Studios. Not only did I spend some time with my lovely friend Abigail Brown, but it was a pleasure to meet so many of the very talented creators of some of my favourite things... and to purchase them there and then..

I met Mary Fellows of Pintuck, the ladies from Lush Designs, who I bought the fabulous 'LOVE' pillowcases and a 'DISHY' teatowel from, and the fabulous Petra Boase, from who I bought a lovely mug, teatowel and badges.

It was fabulous to be surrounded by such creative and talented people and to be introduced to some new talents as well..

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Busy week..

Abigail Brown,
It's a busy week this week..I've been doing lots of work for Jolly Peachy, meeting some fabulously creative people to brainstorm some exciting new work ideas and I'm assisting on a BBC Homes and Antiques shoot with Selina Lake and Debi Treloar on Thursday and Friday..the weekend will start with a trip to the Cockpit Open Studios to see some wonderful work by bird maker extraordinaire Abigail Brown and lots of other very talented artists and makers..I'm very much looking forward to seeing what is on offer and buying some lovely Christmas presents!

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Fri 27 November: 11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Sat 28 November - Sun 29 November: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm

Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Teatowel love x

Ros Shiers

Rob Ryan

I have to confess, I have a bit of a teatowel obsession! I love how they can be used for so much more than drying up..framed as wall art, made into cushion covers or just to make a kitchen that little bit more special.

I am currently setting up my own label called Jolly Peachy which will be launched in the new year selling teatowels, cotton bags, aprons and prints to frame..watch this space!

In the meantime, I have treated myself to a fab Rob Ryan and pretty Ros Shiers teatowel, both available from todryfor.com- a great place to get some lovely teatowels..

Friday, 6 November 2009

BBC Homes and Antiques Dec '09

Christmas came early a few weeks ago when I assisted on a Christmas cover shoot for the December issue of BBC Homes and Antiques. Styled by Selina Lake and shot by Debi Treloar, it was a great shoot to work on- lots of fabulous decorations and gorgeous things to inspire you for a colourful Christmas!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

More plates...

I went to Columbia Road a few Sundays ago when I had a lovely London weekend with Abbie, Beth and Nik.. It was my first time there and it certainly won't be my last! I loved it- the hussle and bustle of it all and the lovely shops and flowers everywhere..I managed to find these pretty plates to add to my ever growing collection..

Plates, glorious plates

A couple of weeks ago I assisted on the Spring Summer 2010 catalogue shoot for Retreat Home, styled by Selina Lake and shot by Sussie Bell. It was at the fabulous Foster House in Kent which is one of my favourite locations for a shoot.

Whenever I am down that way, I always pop to Hastings and have a wander around old town. I love the quirky little shops and like roaming around and seeing what I can find- Robert's Rummage is one of my absolute faves- an aladdin's cave of goodies! I managed to have a good find of some lovely glass candle sticks, old tins and a lace table cloth as well as these fab old plates..very pleased indeed with them :D

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

My Desk

I'm a blogger at last! :D

Well I have finally got round to starting a blog and it has certainly been a long time coming..I am very excited about it and have a feeling it may be a bit addictive! Just need to figure it all out first..hmmm..