30 Mar 2012
Now that I’m working from home full time, I’ve started going on lots of walks in the areas around the flat. Sometimes I have to force my butt out the front door to get some exercise, but other days it really helps me clear my head and I can’t wait to get out and explore.
I often find little snippets of inspiration on my wanderings so here’s a selection from the last few weeks. Bristol’s city farm is one of my favourite places to go – I was happy this chap(ess) was willing to stop for a photo!
28 Mar 2012
These really beautiful watercolour paintings have caught my eye recently. My mum is an artist and watercolour is the medium she used most often while I was growing up. I remember playing with her paints, spending hours making a mess. Aren’t the colours and details amazing? They’re so versatile.
21 Mar 2012
Annie Larson is a knitwear designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her bold colours and patterns are just mesmerising, and her studio adorned with walls of bright yarn and part finished garments. She makes all her pieces on a knitting machine and I find it fascinating. Check out her blog for some really inspiring photos of her working process. I love it all!
Also visit her shop here.
17 Mar 2012
Happy St Patrick’s day everyone! I’m pleased to announce that … Jessi is the winner of a Yiskah Knits bow-tie necklace. Well done Jessi, your comment “Oh, and I follow you on Bloglovin! :p” was picked by random.org. Pop me an email with your address and colour choice and I’ll get it packaged off to you! Thank you so much to everyone else who entered and spread the word, I’ll do another sometime.
Feeling festive today with a forest green bow ring.
14 Mar 2012
It’s Wednesday, and time for some more whimsy! I have become completely enamoured by the work of Studio Meez lately; a Belgian knitter, artist and craftsperson. I just love the atmosphere of her work, and the simplicity and richness of her photos. I have spent many an hour perusing the archives, oo-ing and aah-ing at every turn.
12 Mar 2012
I’ve always gift wrapped my smaller jewellery items in dinky 7 x 10 cm brown envelopes, which I found in our local newsagents. They’re perfect, but I thought recently they could do with a bit more colour. That’s when I remembered I had some gorgeous floral paper stashed away in a cupboard; not too many minutes later I got to work and created a template and thought I’d share it this week. Just click the link to to download and start making your own tiny, pretty envelopes.
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9 Mar 2012
I’ve been contemplating doing a giveaway for a while, and thought what better time than right now! So here’s your opportunity to win a Yiskah Knits bow tie necklace, in the colour of your choice. I’m opening this up to all destinations so there’s nothing holding you back!
To enter just leave a separate comment when you do each of the following, you don’t have to do them all but it will obviously increase your chances:
Don’t forget to let me know which colour you’d like and I’ll randomly pick a winner this time next week. Good luck!
7 Mar 2012
I’m loving a bit of neon geometry this week. Normally I’m drawn to quite pretty, vintage inspired jewellery when i’m buying for myself, but these bright lovelies caught my eye recently. My jewellery box could do with a colour injection!
5 Mar 2012
Just wanted to stop in quickly and share this feature that aired on BBC Breakfast News a few weeks ago. With special guests, Aneeta Patel, author of Knitty Gritty (the book that got me hooked on knitting as a complete beginner) and Lauren O’Farrell, author of Stitch London - who wouldn’t want to knit a Corgi?!
29 Feb 2012
I thought i’d start a regular feature to share with you the things that have got me swooning recently, a little spoonful of mid-week whimsy, if you will. To kick off it’s all about the bears!