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February 19th, 2010
Cupcake Roundup


The cupcake craze grows stronger! Here are my favourite recent cupcake finds.

Petite Treat cupcake stands from Rosanna

Petite Treat cupcake stands from Rosanna

Key Caps from the new Candy Cupcakes range at Paperchase

Key Caps from the new Candy Cupcakes range at Paperchase

Cupcake Tea Towel from Mr.PS

Cupcake Tea Towel from Mr.PS

Personalised Cupcakes delivered by Cakeadoodledo

Personalised Cupcakes delivered by Cakeadoodledo


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December 12th, 2009
The Mangle Xmas Sale


Today I was in central London with a friend and we popped along to the The Mangle Xmas Sale as we were close by. I had told myself I wouldn’t spend any money but then…Rob Ryan was there! And all his tiles were £5! I just had to get this one because I’d had my eye on it for ages and it just reminds me of my husband whenever I see it. Rob was so lovely and humble when I told him how much I loved his work.

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Then I saw Hazel Nicholls of Reapwhatisew. I love her stuff too and have been coveting her pastel “It’s What Inside That Counts” print for ages. At £100 I’ve been a bit reluctant to buy it. On her stall however she was selling artist’s proofs of her prints for £20 and when I asked her, it turned out she did have a pastel one! Hurrah.

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After the fair we went to check out the ice skating at Somerset House. They had set up a Tiffany’s Tuck Shop…well I’ll let the pictures do the talking here. (Poor quality as they’re taken with my camera phone.) All in all, another fun day in my favourite city.

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November 26th, 2009
Giggidy


I’ve been going Polyvore crazy as of late. How addictive is it?! Check out my Giggidy collection; a group of outfits designed for the gig goers amongst you. Or you can wear them any other time and they will be just as stylish.

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November 17th, 2009
Terrarium Tuesday


Spruce in a Bottle Ornament
Spruce in a Bottle Ornament
Domsai Terrariums
Domsai Terrariums
Rollie, Pollie and Bob
Rollie, Pollie and Bob
Three Little Terrariums
Three Little Terrariums
Tiny Woodland Terrarium Mushroom and Monarch Butterfly Necklace
Tiny Woodland Terrarium Mushroom and Monarch Butterfly Necklace

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November 5th, 2009
Dressing Up


Okay, so who doesn’t wish they had a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room? Those of you who probably already have one, lucky things.

Well a girl can dream, can't she?
Well a girl can dream, can’t she?

When I imagine my dressing room, I picture it decorated with these pretty photo prints. They’d add just the right finishing touch for a space dedicated to clothes, shoes and handbags.

The Shoe Collection 8 x 8 Print
The Shoe Collection 8 x 8 Print
Tim Walker Poster - Dress Lamp Tree

Tim Walker Poster - Dress Lamp Tree

I’m off to buy the dress poster now as it’s limited edition and there are only nine left!


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November 2nd, 2009
It’s Movember


Yesterday was the beginning of Movember, the month formerly known as November. This month thousands of men around the world will be growing a moustache to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Of course, if growing a moustache is not your style (ladies) then show your support in a different way…
Moustache Salt & Pepper Shaker

Moustache Salt & Pepper Shaker

 

The Miniature Tiny Moustache Pick

The Miniature Tiny Moustache Pick

Moustache Pint Glasses

Moustache Pint Glasses

Moustache Onesie

Moustache Onesie


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October 31st, 2009
Happy Hallowe’en!


This is a short post to share a Hallowe’en card I made a few years ago for a friend. It was around the time I first saw and loved Shaun of the Dead. Five years later and it’s still my favourite film. I used a template from Zombie Pumpkins and raised the cutout to put Happy Halloween confetti behind it. I stuck on acetate too to make a window from which you could view the confetti. Needless to say, my friend loved it.

Shaun of the Dead Halloween greetings card


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October 26th, 2009
Next Christmas Collection


It’s been a while since I talked about cupcakes but then I saw the new Next Christmas gift collection and my love for all things cupcake came flooding back. Throw in pastel colours and Russian dolls and I’m totally on board.

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October 22nd, 2009
People in Cardboard Houses


You know how kids play less with toys and more with the boxes they come in? Cut out the middle man and get them this awesome cardboard house. It’s pretty much a blank canvas so they’ll have great fun colouring it in and using the stickers that come with it.

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Magis – Villa Julia Small Cardboard House

Of course if you prefer a whole village of cardboard houses you can always go for this Smallest Village calendar from Anthropologie. Within the large mansion, there are six smaller houses with pieces of the calendar printed on them. Ingenius and cute!

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Smallest Village Calendar


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October 19th, 2009
Going Cuckoo


See those cuckoo clocks grouped together in the colorTHEORY picture below? I love that idea.

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In fact, I am generally loving all cuckoo clocks right now. Must have one. Perhaps when I next redecorate? I couldn’t find those lovely silver clocks above but here are my other favourites.

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Cuckoo Clock True Orange

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Cuckoo Clock Vinyl Decal

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Fair Isle Sweater Clock, Wolf


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