I have lots and lots of talented friends, particularly in the art and design field who I am always in awe of. Nothing has got me more excited recently though, than a very good friend of mine having her first book published – Hollywood Sinners by Victoria Fox:

I am sitting here writing with a rather large mug of coffee due to the fact I am coming to the end of the book and CAN’T PUT IT DOWN. My early nights are getting later and later and this morning…I even put my son in front of the tv for 10 minutes so I could sneak off and find out what happened at the end of a chapter. BAD MOTHER. It really is great and I have to keep pinching myself that I know the person that wrote it and it’s not some super famous author like Joan Collins. Well done Victoria!


Hello, long time no see!

I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long but I’ve been busy playing mother and organising a wedding. It’s hard to believe but my son is only a couple of weeks off his first birthday – I just don’t know where the time has gone! I’m hoping to find the time to do some more artwork soon and also keep this updated, in the meantime I thought I’d post some pics from our wedding – some of the inspiration behind it you may have seen in previous posts:

Photography by the very talented DNLK London.

I came across these gorgeous ceramics by Jane Booth in a shop in St. Ives. I just had to have one of these bowls from her Confection range:

Having grown up in Southend, I wanted to move back to be near the babysitters, sorry grandparents for when my son was born. I moved to Leigh on Sea and have discovered a wealth of very talented, creative people here and enough gorgeous little shops to make a sizeable dent in my bank balance. Having been pining for London a little bit recently,  I found the perfect antedote in the craft and vintage fair at the local community centre last Saturday. With handmade jewellery, vintage clothing and gorgeous homewares this fair wouldn’t have been out of place on Brick Lane or Columbia Road. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be sharing my finds from the fair and the great shops to be found in Leigh.

There is a lot of love for the humble sewing implement right now, particularly buttons. Another recession inspired trend, following the ‘make do and mend’ ethos?

aaaAlyssa Nassner




Martin Wiscombe

I absolutely love this furniture by Zoe Murphy, particularly the retro pieces that have been restored and printed with drawings from Margate seaside. What a fantastic idea!

May I introduce Louis? Born on the 12th June, he’s the reason for my lack of posts recently:

While on maternity leave, however I have managed to re-design my website. There’s not much new on it due to the little man above but check it out here:

I’ve had a bit of an obsession with bookends ever since I saw these Jonathan Adler Daschund ones:

But at $150 they’re a little out of my price range! These ones from Urban Outfitters, however are just as fab and a little more in my league! I have to have them for my new desk:

Hello, sorry it has been so long since I last posted properly but there have been big changes afoot. I’ve left the bright lights of London and moved back to Essex so I’ve been busy digging out the white stilettos. I’m also now only 3 weeks off my due date (eek…) so on maternity leave and trying to get the new place straight as well as think about the wedding. Phew. I’m back now though, computer set up and raring to go.

Since I posted about Namolio I’ve noticed a bit of a crochet obsession forming. My mum is currently making me the cutest crochet pram blanket and I’ve just come across this amazing bunting by Wood & Wool Stool:

I think something like this would make a fantastic wedding garland..(hint hint mum!). Wood & Wool Stool also have some fabulous other products to satisfy my crochet cravings:

…when shopping for a birthday card for my brother…

In WHSmith at Liverpool St Station. I’ve made it!!

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