Craft, Fashion & Lifestyle

Archive for August, 2013


I’ve just uploaded some brand new badges to the shop. Illustrated by the very talented Matt Corvis, this new rangeĀ is a series of animals with hats,there are more to come and I’m super excited about showing you all!

Here are the badges I added today…

Bear 2

Bloodhound 2

Goose 3

Walrus 2


These fab animals will also be appearing on jumpers and perhaps a dress or two!

Watch this space and head on over to the shop and treat yourself to a bit of art!


Rosy cheeks

I haven’t blogged about skin care or make-up before (even though I love it) because my blog is more about crafts and fashion, but, occasionally a product or range will completely blow you away and you feel it’s only right to share the love! So in that vein here is the down-low… One of my […]

Dreaming in black and white…

We are off on our first holiday abroad for 4 years in October. I’m so excited to get away for a while to somewhere totally different and extend the good weather too! So I had a little fantasy shopping trip online, this is what I would pack if I had the money… Clockwise from top […]

Going a bit grey…

No, not my hair…well it is going a bit, but I’ll never let you see that! I’m talking about my sartorial colour scheme. I had all good intentions of wearing more colour this year but seem to have reverted to almost a completely monochromatic wardrobe in the last month or so! I can’t get enough […]

et Voila!

I’ve just finished putting the vintage buttons on my Colette blouse… I shall do a proper outfit post with it this week – just trying to think if I have an appropriate skirt to wear with it but I don’t think I do…next project me-thinks! The Colette patterns are a joy to work with. The […]

A stitch in time…

I’ve been working on a few personal sewing projects over the last few months and they are taking me ages! Not because they are particularly tricky (in fact the Colette patterns are a joy to work with), but just because work/ family life come first and personal crafting has to fit in around these other […]


I recently acquired a box of vintage buttons…they are awesome, who doesn’t love a good rummage in a box of buttons! Behold…   I have plans for this last little selection of buttons, hoping to use them on my Colette Violet blouse which is nearly completed (it’s dead easy but one of those projects that […]

The Perfect Clutch

Looking for a new bag for a night out, casual day clutch or a great way to store your i-pad mini? Look no further than here! The very talented Skye over at “even artichokes have hearts” has designed a fab new PDF pattern for a really versatile little bag perfect for all you crafty folk […]

Love my Vouchers!

I love fashion and I love a bargain, so I have teamed up with the chaps at to bring you, my lovely readers, discounts on some of your fave fashion brands! All you need to do is click through from the little blue widget on my side bar and enjoy discounts on the listed […]

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