Posts tagged ‘Bristol’

November 2, 2011

Hello November

Winter is approaching, its dark and chilly, the sheepskin slippers are out, the heating is on and the hibernation has begun, which is perfect as this month I will be beavering away creating stock for my upcoming shop:

As petals fall will be a purveyor of beautiful handmade textile goods, each piece will be unique incorporating a mix of hand screen printed designs, vintage fabrics, ribbons, doilies and pretty material I’ve picked up along the way (including some gorgeous Liberty prints).

My first market stall will be at The Christmas Steps Artisan Market on the 3rd December, which is most exciting. The market is especially for independent artisan traders and the higeldy pigeldy charm of the Christmas Steps is the perfect place for stress free Christmas shopping, There will be carols, mulled cider and pretty lights, ahhh I can’t wait!

May 7, 2011

Lover of gardens

A trip to the Botanical Gardens in Bristol:

May 3, 2011

Holiday at home

This week we are having a holiday… at home. Strange but lovely. Today we went for a cycle to a castle:

April 1, 2011

Three things I love;

Melanie Porter

Knit the city’s Phonebox cosy

Some amazing yarn-bombing in Bristol captured by That Kate

March 26, 2011

Reclamation exploration

Reclamation yards: I LOVE them, they make me feel happy and strangely calm I think it’s the way objects are arranged into collections; a draw of door knobs, a pile of sinks, a row of chairs, a wall of mirrors, a box of tiles etc… and moving into an unfurnished flat next week gives me a valid excuse to visit as many as I can find and dream of all the things I could buy. This one on Gloucester Road was a wonderful cave of goodness:

March 21, 2011

Retro mint

I like things from the past, vintage objects, trying to emulate 20’s/50’s/60’s style, nostalgia, watching Mad Men etc.. who doesn’t?

>>>I want this camera, it is a thing of beauty, makes pictures look old and whimsical and it’s my favorite colour. I’m going to draw it, and one day buy it.


>>>At the weekend we went to Mumbles (amazing name!)  in Wales, it was a lovely day by the seaside, we came across this Ice cream parlour, it looked lost in time and served Knickerbockerglorys!

>>>I like feeling all 50’s and getting a giant milkshake from Rocatillo’s in Bristol; retro yumness.

March 17, 2011

Here comes the sun

Little darling, It’s been a long cold lonely winter

Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun and I say It’s alright

Little darling, smiles returning to the faces

Little darling it seems like years since it’s been here

(George Harrison)

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March 9, 2011

Old-fashioned communication

I saw this the other day : what a beautifully old-fashioned way of communicating and I can’t help finding it terribly romantic, even though I know nothing of the story behind it. Why does something so simple seem so intriguing and odd, it’s a reminder of how digital our communication is these day’s. I can almost remember the distant past when I used to write letters, use telephone boxes and plan an exact time and place to meet people.

I wonder what’s is the story? Why has Cherry run away? Do they have no modern-day communication devices? Is it a romantic plea? Is Cherry a lost pet, disgruntled by a switch to budget pet food and so embarking on a mission to find a new home? If I ran away I reckon I’d be persuaded to return with this method rather than a text.

March 4, 2011

Getting lost

A good afternoon is hopping on Daisy (bike) and meandering around the tree-lined streets of Bristol, looking at all the grand architecture. It’s even better to get (a bit) lost, just enough to come across a new street with different windows to peer in, or a secret hidden corner, or a new view of the city, or a shop that time forgot.

The other day I came across a Barber’s with a clock mounted on the wall outside, the face of the clock read:

Remember time lost cannot be regained

Well this may be so, but getting lost is sometimes worth your time.

February 26, 2011

Wildlife photographer of the year

This Saturday’s classic mooching around Bristol activities  included going to see the ‘Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition’ at Bristol city museum and Art gallery.

These were my favorites:

This photojournalism piece was called ‘The house in the woods’ it detailed the comings and goings of woodland creatures in an abandoned house in Finland. Ahhh I do so love Scandinavian woodland magical fairytale feelings.