Saturday, 23 May 2009

boys and cakes

OOOhhhh I really enjoyed going wild with Fiona's icing squirter. I let the boys choose some hideous colours which terrified us all this morning when they made a return appearance in H's nappy this morning.... urghhhh! I'm loving my ebay cake stand and my Newton Dee candle holder.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Simple Images

I'm so chuffed with these photos from a
recent long weekend away at my in-law's house.

I'm going to have them printed by Moo Cards
or Photobox in business card format and then
stick them with foam cushion pads to blank
greetings cards.

I was inspired to take these pics by some cards
made by creative people on the beautiful Scottish
Isle of Canna. 'Canna Folk' have produced a variety
of image based art and craft work that highlights
the simple beauty in their local environment.
Click here to visit the Canna Folk's website.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Dresser Love

I never thought I was a dresser type of person, too twee for my taste - that was until I was awe struck at the sight of a friends dresser, bought for a bargain at a thrift shop, and painted with lovely 'Farrow and ball' egg shell paint - I had to have one!! So the quest began - checking our local furniture charity shop on a regular basis - nothing for weeks, months...until one Thursday afternoon I hit the jackpot.....

Horribly dated, with that orangy pine look, but after a bit of a sand down, 2 coats of undercoat and 2 coats of paint, I couldn't be more pleased.