Wednesday, 5 January 2011

You are my sunshine..

I have just finished my first ever etsy treasury! Created around my current love of all things teal and yellow, with a retro feel. I want to buy everything that I've listed its all so beautiful..
Hope it makes you feel all warm and summery just looking at it!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

New year..New start...

Happy New Year Everyone!

The last few Months have been crazy busy for me following the arrival of baby Violet, so the new year has made me reassess and few things and make some changes for a bit of a fresh start - does anyone else feel the same this time of year?

Aside of the usual changes (like losing 2stone..weight watchers here we come next Monday!) and making more 'me' time both for personal hobbies and diary writing, (as well as blogging more often!) I also feel our home needs a bit of a revamp and some more of my personality put into it.
I used to LOVE bright colours and having unique and interesting things around me, mostly from charity shops and car boot sales, (I even had the most fantastic vintage wallpaper I bought for 50p in my bedroom once!) but as I've got older I seem to have fallen in to the trap of creating the kind of home I think I should have..cream walls, oak furniture and the odd shabby chic heart around. Yes it looks lovely but its not really me, at least not at 27 with a young family. So time for a little more colour in my life! (but will have to be in small doses as I'm not sure my husband will be so

I am in LOVE with Orla Keily's wallpapers and fabrics..this flower blossom design is my favourite. I would love to paper our whole dining room wall in this, but have made do with some fabric to make some cushions for now...

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Introducing Baby Violet!

Apologies my blog posts have been so sparce of 2nd baby the beautiful Violet Florence made her arrival earlier this month (2 weeks early which was lovely of her!) so as you can imagine things have been a bit hectic since! Will try to be back blogging soon..but for now here is a quick photo, at one day old..

Friday, 13 August 2010

Folksy Friday - The 'hungry hippo' is having a 'whale of a time!'..

I'm 36 weeks pregnant now and onto the home straight...and am subsequently feeling the size of a house - whale like to be precise!! So today's folksy Friday is my vision in the mirror, (and when I bend down..or try and put my shoes on..etc etc - you get the idea) and are my favourite whale and hippo items!

Hippo Card by Top Cats Corner
Sock Toy Funky Hippo by Two by Two
Green Hippo Car Seat Cover by Kryshees
Medium Tweed Whale by Stuffed Nonsense
Barnacle the Whale by Lizzibeths Felties
Little Whale Sterling silver ring by Nuada Accessories
Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

'Ding dong the bells are going to chime!!'

Sorry I haven't blogged for an eternity...HeartBox has been super busy (thank you everyone!!) and this combined with an 8 month baby bump slowing me down, and a very-nearly 2 year old to look after has meant their just aren't enough hours in the day at the moment, i didn't even manage my ususal Folksy friday last week! Excuses aside - i'm so happy with the fabulous UK handmade wedding gift guide which has been created and released today..there are some fantastic items on there so if you are heading to any weddings soon and looking for unique and beautiful gift take a look! Here are a few of my favourites, which are all available to buy direct through the uk handmade online shop..

Paper Shakespearean Garland of Hearts by Bookity £21.50

Fingerprint Cufflinks by Romily Norman £63.50
Wedding Hanging by skybluesea £200And of course my fabulous petals HeartBox!..

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Pretty in Pink..(and green!)

Following on from my Nursery post earlier in the week, this weeks Folksy Friday are my top picks of the prettiest items in pale pinks and greens, and my favourite colour combination for a little girls room!

I love this Small Green and pink cotton Bunting from Felt Fancies..its just too pretty!And who wouldn't love this gorgeous babycord and velvet pig by Dottie Doodle!Gorgeous Pink and Green Baby Cube by TopCat's CornerStunning Baby Hat and Booties by Sweetpea Family
I just love this colouring bag with pad from Victoria Blackshaw Bespoke Crafts..I have my eye on one for my nieces birthday in November!
And this cute Heart Notebook from Jessicas Jotters would make the perfect accompaniment!
Happy Folksy Friday!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Sugar and Spice..

I'm expecting baby number two in September, and being the most impatient person in the world we found our we're expecting a girl at our 20 week scan (oh how I admire those that can wait 9 months for the suprise..I wish I had that willpower!) so after 2 years of all things blue I have finally allowed myself a little girly indulgence!

Although lovely, baby bedding is ridiculoulsy expensive (how can an adults king size duvet cover or throw be half the price of a teeny tiny baby one?!) so I have made a cute bumper and some drapes for our lovely white crib, which also meant I could pick the colours I favourites, pink, cream and green. The fabric I've used is from Laura Ashley, and called Emse (which I picked up half a metre of in the sale.
.) and I've teemed it with some green and pink polka dot fabrics from my local fabric shop. In total it cost me under £10 to make, and I'm very pleased with the pretty result!

Esme fabric from Laura Ashley

My sewing skills don't quite stetch to grobags - so I have also ordered this beautiful sleeping bag from izziwotnot, brand new for a bargain £10 on ebay..its so pretty!

Lastly, for this weeks Folksy Friday I'm going to be scouring Folksy for some cute co-ordinating toys and accessories..after last weeks car theme it will be good to regain some balance! Watch this space..