Some of my favourite festive pins for today's Pinspiration post! I can't wait to make cinnamon ornaments for my tree and some delicious sounding Bite Size Party Bark, cranberries, peanuts and chocolate? Yes please.
I hope you are enjoying this new feature to the blog, I sure am enjoying putting these together! Today's selection has a wintery white theme, with a tiny hint of Christmas! Isn't it funny how photos of cold weather and the colour white can make you feel so warm and cosy?
As 2013 draws to a close we start to look at the colour of the year for 2014.. I've loved Emerald Green this year and am excited to see what Pantone choose for next years colour. The infographic below shows what some creatives think it will be and why.. what do you think it will be?
I'm heading off to NYC for a few weeks so this week the Pinspiration board is NYC themed! Posts might be a little less than normal for a few weeks but I hope to bring you new work and inspiration from the Big Apple!
Also, while we're talking about America, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!
Thanksgiving week is here, and so is this NEW Printable! An easy DIY to decorate your home, cake or much more! Say thanks with these plain and patterned flags, with and without letters, which also make a great autumn decoration if you're not quite ready for Christmas decorations! Available to download here.
Some colour inspiration here to brighten your Monday! This is also a lovely DIY Project by Giochi Di Carta that you can find here. This garland would make a great DIY for an Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas decoration!
New pinspiration board for you today! Starting to want to decorate with some cosy wintery decorations and would love it if someone would bake that amazing looking cake for me for my Birthday in a few weeks!
I've been trying to not talk about Christmas too early, but it's fair to say it's approaching pretty quick and it's nice to be prepared with your Christmas Shopping! Today I've put together a little gift guide.
Another colour inspiration post for you today to start your week.. I love that these colours could work in different seasons, this palette manages to give summer warmth and winter crispness and all in between!
I spotted this gorgeous illustration on Pinterest and loved the inspiring words so chose it share with you all today. It's so easy to compare yourself to others on the internet, who you don't even know, but we must remember not to! So without further ado, I will let the beautiful illustration by Emily McDowell speak for itself!
A new Pinspiration board for you today! This one features some of my favourite colours of late, I am loving rich purples and blues mixed with mints and neutrals like in these gorgeous painted mason jars!
I've been noticing lots of interesting fallen leaves lately, which I have shared on Instagram.. I think to most people these would just look like fallen leaves on the ground but to me they inspire patterns! What do you think?
Today I'm giving you a little look at my new collection.. If you go down to the woods today was inspired by all the lovely natural things you notice in the autumn like mushrooms, fallen leaves, conkers, acorns and ferns.
Some more Pinspiration for you today.. I just love the idea of wrapping gifts in fabric like in this Japanese Fabric Gift Wrapping Technique and the Melon & Mozzarella with Prosciuotto & Basil looks delicious, don't you think?
I was having a sort out in my studio and found some of the bits I had kept from my holiday to the south of France in the Summer, including postcards from Café Borély. Café Borély is located in Parc Borély in Marsielle, next to Le Château Borély where the fantastic Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) is located. We were just passing through to the visit the museum when I noticed the Café Borély postcards. I was instantly draw to their design, I love the cleanliness and modern feel to their logo with added organic handmade elements, and the simple layout of their postcards with gorgeous photography. It all ties in so well together plus the location is gorgeous and the food looks delicious so I highly recommend you visit if you are visiting Marseille! You can visit their website here.
If you're interested in art and design I highly recommend a visit to Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Le Château Borély too, which is filled with ceramics, glass, furniture, art, design, fashion and contemporary artwork.
I wrote this quote down a few weeks ago when I was watching BBC Four's Fabric of Britain show on knitting where they interviewed Kaffe Fassett, an artist known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts.
It really struck a chord with me, as a colour lover, and thought it would be great to share it with you all too!
I love purple in the autumn, especially rich purples like this one that remind me on Pansy's which bring colour to cold, wet and windy days! I've created some palettes featuring Pansy Purple (below) that I hope inspire your autumnal creations or just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
We were really lucky to get good weather and I am really pleased with how the photos came out. It's an extra special calendar, on the front are original illustrations, 12 months calendar dates and a small inspirational quote which reads " DREAM · BELIEVE · ACHIEVE " and on the reverse is a co-ordinating pattern print so even when the calendar expires you can keep the print! Each calendar is printed on 325gsm Uncoated cardstock, which has a lovely tactile finish, and can be framed or placed straight on the wall.
I know it seems very early to be thinking about 2014 and dare I say it.. the C word.. but it doesn't hurt to be organised, and these lovely calendars would make great gifts for friends, families and colleagues!
A while ago I started a fun board where I pinned all images of one letter, I picked R as it's the letter of my name and it also has an interesting form! As you can see from the images below I pinned a big range of styles of letters, in both upper and lower case, from hand drawn and printed to 3D and mosaic letters.
So, why not give it a go yourself? Choose a letter, make a board and pin your letter images! Once you start thinking about it you will see images in so many different places and it makes for a great collection. You never know what it will inspire you to create!