Sunday 22 April 2012

Pretty, Yummy Cakes

Yummy cakes from my friends new online bakery.....jac says eat cake.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Supermarket Sarah - Brie Harrison.

I have come out of blog hiding to show you this my friends Brie has a shop with Supermarket Sarah!

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Upcycled Desk.

I love a bit of a recycling project and this one is no exception. Beautiful col and I love the wall of vintage wallpapers!

Image via recycle chic.

Monday 27 September 2010

Midwinter and Jessie Tate

If you love Midwinter Pottery as much as I do then you better head down to Bulthaup this week as they have an exhibition of Jessie Tates iconic Pottery.

...."Midwinter Modernist: the iconic designs of Jessie Tait will look back at the career of an iconic figure from post-war British design history who sadly passed away earlier this year. Working for Midwinter Pottery for over twenty five years, Jessie Tait created an extensive body of work that captured perfectly the mood and spirit of the times, bringing contemporary abstract design to the kitchens and dinner tables of people across Britain.

Today her work is highly sought after by collectors and is now represented in the collections of many institutions, including the Victoria and Albert museum. Designs such as Festival, Domino and Zambesi, with its distinctive black and white stripes, remain as popular today as they were in the 1950s, with rare pieces exchanging hands for high prices at antiques fairs and at auction. The exhibition will include examples of some of her most famous designs alongside rare one-off pieces and prototypes as well as archive material and original artwork, some of which has been very kindly made available by Jessie's family."

Friday 24 September 2010

Vintage Vacations!

Autumn is officially here and I still haven’t had a summer holiday!! What with work being so hectic and James being unemployed we just haven’t been able to get away. I found this fabulous cosy Vintage weekend retreat though that looks right up my street!

Check it out at Vintage Vacations.

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Knitting Classes!

Ever thought about taking up knitting? Learn in style with a class by Claire Montgomerie.

Monday 20 September 2010

Lucienne Day for Heals

A big week for design in the UK this week! Not only is it London Fashion week but it is also the London Design Festival. Be sure to pop down to Heals on Tottenham court road to snap up there iconic Lucienne Day 1950s revival prints and fabrics. Have a look here.

Sunday 19 September 2010

New Portfolio Website!

I have just started working on my new portfolio website! Here is a snapshot though it is work in progress! Still loads more to add to it yet.

Monday 9 August 2010

Love these vintage items from emma loves retro!

Sunday 18 April 2010

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Supermarket Sarah

This has to be the funnest and most original shop idea I have come across! Supermarket Sarah is an online shop with a difference where the owner decorates the walls of her home with exciting finds and original pieces! She also has a stall at Portobello Market and has just opened a "pop up shop" in the Selfridges concept store!

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Make, Do and Mend - Coasters.

Came across this fabulous tutorial for making your very own pretty coasters. They look so brilliant and such a great idea for presents. Defintaely on myu list of things to try!

Via prudent baby.

Sunday 11 April 2010

It's not too late to bid on this lovely item in
my eBay shop.

Friday 9 April 2010

MANILLA MADE Give Away Competition!

Today's give-away is your chance to win x8 greetings cards.
They are hand made by me from recycled card and decorated using vintage and found fabrics and papers. You will win exact cards shown in pictures below.

For your chance to win please comment on this post leaving your name and email address and answering the following question:

***Does a products "eco credentials" effect your decision when purchasing?***

Closing date is Saturday 17th April 2010 at 12:00pm GMT.
The winner will be picked at random and announched on Monday 19th April.

Wednesday 7 April 2010


Papernstitch is an online exhibition space that was created to promote talented artists, designers, and makers selling handmade goods with direct links to their shops.
Check out these great recycled, handmade items!

Recycled Birds.

Recycled notebooks.

Recycled Tissue Flowers.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Recycled Herb Garden.

Display your herbs with style!!

What a novel way to recycle your old jumpers, or any old fabric for that matter!

Recycled Herb Garden Project from craft stylish.

Monday 5 April 2010

My Vintage eBay!

Be sure to check out my new Vintage items - just listed on eBay ....

And check back soon as I will be adding these lovely items over the next few days....