Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011

Love This: Enchanted Owls

I love visiting Enchanted Owls for words of wisdom and musings illustrated in a beautiful uniqueness with quirky motifs and perfect colour combinations. It is where I go for my ‘thought for the day’ and never fails to make me smile, these are some recent favorites, the words ring true, non? :

July 28, 2011

Letterbox love

Recently I have been feeling the pressure of my mail art commitments and worrying about the amount of time it takes to create a package worthy of sending, as setting up my own business is going to require strict budgets not only with my money but also with my time. However, today I fell back in love with it completley after seeing three beautiful hand scribed and decorated envelopes nestled together on the floor underneath my letterbox.

Firstly some art from ezerd for winning a Twitter competition, I loved it so much especially the cake print! I shall definatley be sending something in return.

Next was a package from Hailey Restuccia of Bella and Tino, It was right up my street as it contained a vintage hand embroidered napkin and some old images of doilies and crochet:

And then, an absolutley beautiful collection of artful goodies from Jeannine Saylor, I have found myself really looking forward to Jeannine’s envelopes, they are always so thoughtful and personal, I found this one especially heartwarming as it was really ‘me’, the colours of  the watercolour prints of flora and fauna are just beautiful and I love the map and stamp images. I am also enjoying our little button swap:


July 26, 2011

Doilie doilie doilie

Some doilie designs I’ve been working on for a range of  textile home wares:

July 24, 2011


July 21, 2011

Love This:

Loving this beautiful wallpaper panel/ affordable grandfather clock from Anthropologie

July 17, 2011


I’m currently inspired by these Scandinavian folk art style beauties:







July 11, 2011

Letterbox sunshine

Today was lovely; I spent my lunch break in the garden soaking up some sun with Luna and I received a beautiful bundle of mail art from Sumi Senthi. She sent me so many artful treats including some original artwork (which I LOVE) my favorite being the personalised typewriter illustration, two badges, some collected bits and a pretty little letter. Another burst of joy through my letterbox.

July 11, 2011

A weekend away

There’s nothing quite like the English seaside and St Ives is probably my favorite, I’ve been so many times that it feels like visiting an old friend, I fall for its charm every time, and despite the crowds I always feel calm, inspired and refreshed when I’m there, maybe it’s the particularly unique colour palette of blues and whites. We went there this weekend and I also fell in love with camping again.

July 7, 2011

Love this: Fine Little Day

Fine Little Day is a beautiful blog by Elisabeth Dunker from Sweden*, she also has a little shop full of all things I love; prints that echo folk art and 1950’s modernism, quirky line drawings, cushions, quietly stylish colours and mountains:

Baobab print

Pippi sweater

Pirum parum print

Up poster

Ohoy cushion

(this pattern was done by 8 yr old Otto Dunker, how cute)

Ok cushion

Splash cushion

*Everything cool comes from Scandinavia, Fact.

July 6, 2011

Michael Sowa ~ Spaziergang

My lovely Mum sent me this postcard a while ago, I have it on my notice board and find it is day-dream inducing. The other day I spotted it in the film Amelie, on her bedroom wall, which made me smile.