Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sliding doors


A great space saver, sliding doors can be a feature as well as functional. Sliding doors are used a lot in Japanese buildings but I'd like to see more of them over here too, especially if they look like this.

Friday, 28 January 2011

I've got the key...

...I've got the secret...well its not a secret, its out in the world wide web for everyone to see. So get your beady eyes on this little tutorial from Craftzine by Jessica from How About Orange. QUick and easy, just the way I like my crafty projects!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Print Workshop

Oh Joy featured this book, Print Workshop on her blog recently. Its by Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop and the images inside are super inspiring, think thats one for the shopping list next week. Her stamp sets are fantastic too.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Grocery store meltdown


Depending on how well you cope with the ditherers in the supermarket, super-long queues and the self-service checkouts (seriously, they never work - Im having a meltdown just thinking about them. Yes, I have placed my items in the bagging area b**ch!) , one of these two bags will do the business. I like both designs, but only one gets across my loathing of grocery shopping!


....Its cold outside so here are some heart-warming images

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

my alternate reality


Ok, so in my dreams, my partner and I live in some amazing loft apartment in Montmartre in paris, I have great dress sense and great hair - like these lovely pics...

Monday, 24 January 2011

Hello my pretties


Some beautiful bits to cheer you up on a winters day. Loving those wooden flags, so many uses so little time!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Salty Sea Mouse

My wonderful boyfriend designed this super book cover for my imaginary children's book as a Christmas present. I once told him that I was going to write a children's book and the first title that came into my head at the time was 'Salty Sea Mouse does it Again' - very silly, I know! Especially since it sounds like a sequel and I've no idea what it is that poor ol' Salty is going to do!) But my boyfriend's illustration for the book has made me want to write my first children's book about Salty the seafaring pirate! (I've since come up with an equally inspired title for the, as yet unwritten prequel, Salty Sea Mouse- Adventures on the High Seas)

New Crafty Social Dates for Jan/Feb/March

The Crafty Social at Jam Jar Beads in Sheffield 6pm-8pm Cost £3

New dates:

25 Jan 6-8pm
8th Feb 6-8pm
22nd Feb 6-8pm
8th March 6-8pm
22nd March 6-8pm

Love tea,coffee and biscuits? Love craft too? Well, you'll be pleased to know that the Crafty Socials are being revived as of the New Year. So why not pop along with your current crafty project or start a new one at the Social, all crafts welcome. We will provide tea/coffee and biscuits and plenty of basic supplies, as well as a library of inspiring crafty books for you to peruse! The socials take place at Jam Jar Beads on Leopold Street in Sheffield City Centre. To book, contact me at or contact Yvonne at Jam Jar Beads at or on 0114 327 7232.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Bag Lady

I've always been a bit of a bag lady but now I have set my sights on something a bit different - the manbag, which I seem to have a penchant for of late! I love their sturdy, no nonsense look.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Little Lord Fontleroy

I am becoming increasingly enamoured with old retro style fonts and hand-drawn fonts, so here is a selection of a few of my recent faves, I should have some of these on my wall to remind me that fortune favours the bold etc!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Gone Dotty for Dottie

I came across Dottie Angel a little while back and love how Tif, a brit living in Mossy shed, Seattle encompasses the retro look but her work has such a fresh crafty feel to it. One of my favourite things of Dottie's is the crochet covered jars.


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