A little hello..

This morning I thought I would say a proper hello and thank you to you lovely people. I’ve been writing my blog for a little over 5 months now and the response I have had has been so heartwarming. It started as a way of getting my thoughts down, giving them a bit of order…

Modern Makers Fair, Bedruthan Hotel

  Today I was lucky enough to pop along to the Modern Makers Fair at the Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth, and what a beautiful day for it. The sun was shining, blue skies as far as you could see, just perfect for depositing the girls with my lovely mum who took them sandcastle building on the…

Garden design, a contemporary Scandi inspired plan.

I am forever looking forwards, towards the next step in our house, one idea leads to another and my mind gets completely carried away. But I think it’s this forethought that is helping me visualise everything as a whole, how can you make decisions about an extension and it’s layout without considering what your view will…

Home is where my heart is. Small house, big changes.

  I’ve been feeling a little lacking of late, lacking enthusiasm and inspiration, lacking motivation and excitement. My mind has been rather preoccupied with thoughts that have been stressful and full of possible but realistically false hope. A little while ago we decided we would look into the costs of extending. I am stuck in a love/…

Country girl, Urban art.

Yesterday I drove up to Bristol to visit my biggest brother and take him some home cooked meals for his freezer. He’s currently studying for his Surveyor’s Chartership and working constantly through the week, so my mum and I thought he deserved some home from home comforts. He lives in the wonderfully bohemian village-like area of Montpelier,…

Crockery crush.

I can’t help but have a browse around, admiring pretty things, it’s the way I am, I love objects that are pleasing to the eye, especially those that have a daily use. Today, as I was looking at some bits and bobs on the Habitat website, I realised quite how wonderful their Dinnerware is at the…

Art by Eloise Renouf

  I received some exciting post from Eloise Renouf at the end of last week but have only just found the time to open it up. It’s pretty fraught here today, with two very unhappy, unfriendly little girls, so this was some much needed beauty on a grey morning. Here are some close ups to…

How to make a Dinosaur planter, for kids and big kids alike.

What do you get a dinosaur mad 5 year old, who owns all the dinosaurs in the world, who has a mother who is quite possibly a little dinosaur weary, for their birthday? A living dinosaur of course! Take 1 used and discarded toy, repurpose it, give it a more modern, visually pleasing makeover and you’ve swapped…