Sunday, 13 April 2014

A raspberry upside-down cake: my parents came today. Plus, my Christmas present from my mum this year: a beautiful old set of scales and weights, just like I've always wanted.... with neat little stand for the weights that Dad made!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

PS. Oh, and this!

New chain necklace, here.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

New things

Some new items in the shop: New white braided rope necklace; hand-embellished shoes; necklace with vintage coral-colour beads. Light, bright things for Spring - which feels more real now that the clocks have changed!

Saturday, 22 March 2014


When it came to taking down the Christmas tree way back in January, I just didn't want to put the fairy lights away somehow.

Mini string of fairylights, £1, from the poundshop.
Massive jar, formerly full of olives, also from the poundshop.
Little bit of washi tape.

Ta-da! I don't think we can technically call that a "DIY", but there we are...

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spring, and growing things

My plant collection is growing. We don't have a garden now, so it seems important to have plants inside. I've never been much of a houseplants person but so far it seems to be going okay - I'm sticking to things that are supposed to be easy to look after!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sunday, 9 March 2014


Some new things - painting delicious wooden beads in bright colours to celebrate the fact that the sun is making a very welcome appearance! In the shop, here.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


A few birthday presents that I brought back from Gothenburg - mostly, I must say, from the really fantastic Emmaus on Linnégatan (below). Plus little cards from the Naturhistoriska Museum!

Friday, 28 February 2014

A visual diary

Some scribbles from our weekend away...

Monday, 24 February 2014


Trams, canals, antlers, earl grey tea, wet socks, whales, and a cinnamon bun bigger than my head (which we did not manage to finish, I'm ashamed to admit!). We had a brilliant weekend in Gothenburg, and now we're back: a year older, and who knows? Maybe wiser (we went to a good few museums, after all...)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

See ya

We're off to Gothenburg for a couple of days for my birthday - speaking of which, here's a great image by Gothenburg-based artist and mitten-maker extraordinaire, Klara Bothén.

Lovely tumblr, even lovelier blog.

Monday, 17 February 2014

The weekend

A new cover for a sketchbook, and a couple of new plant friends.

New things everywhere! I also have a new job, to start in one month. Very pleased and excited!

Saturday, 8 February 2014


It's a while since I put any upcycled clothing on etsy - something that I really enjoy doing. This one seems a bit special so I'm sharing it with you here, too - a lovely thick 100% lambswool jumper that will help keep the fierce February wind out! I really enjoyed adding lace and faux-leather details to collar and cuffs, and changed the neckline to make a pretty dip at the back. Available here.