31 Aug, 2012


August Break

It’s the end of August already and as  you may have noticed I have taken a little break from the blog this month. This was mainly down to 2 reasons:

1. I have been so busy getting back into a routine after getting married, honeymooning and being my own boss full-time and

2. We enjoyed a holiday in Wales with my family.

It has been a wonderful break and I have also been working on some new projects and finishing a large commission (which I can’t show you until Christmas, after the recipient has been surprised with it for their present!)

I have been keeping up to date with the various blogs I follow and thought i would end this post with a few links that have inspired me over the last few weeks:

This new online magazine – so inspirational and full of good stuff

This series by Dana

This recipe

and finally, this brilliant idea – which I have signed up to!

 I hope you’ve had a fab August and if you get chance, enjoy the above links!


06 Jan, 2012


A final goodbye to 2011

Here’s a final look back at 2011, month by month. It’s amazing how much you forget until you go back and remind yourself what you have done over the course of the year!

1. In January we brought our ‘girls’ home! Bunty, Mac, Ginger & Pickles all settled in nicely in January.

2. In February my work was made available in Created Gallery in Chesterfield.

3. My other half and I visited Paris in March and loved every second.

4. In April we got the chance to visit Yorkshire and go adder watching with wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson.

5. In May I completed my second Moonwalk (this time the 13.1 mile distance) in London to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

6. William was adopted by us from the RSPCA in June :) and he has been a wonderful addition to our home ever since.

7. In July I was was able to devote more time to painting and made good progress with my eagle owl.

8. The very lovely Bonnie Forkner took part in my third Inspirational Blogger Interview in August :)

9. In September I posted the A – Z of me

10. In October I celebrated my 24th birthday and the lovely Suzie Banks wrote a fab guest post for me.

11. November was so busy and saw me move house AND take part in my most successful fair to date.

12. In December I enjoyed a quiet Christmas and also took part in a charity Santa 4 mile run to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Phew! I’ve done quite a bit really! How did the last 12 months look for  you?

Here’s to another busy but enjoyable 2012!


01 Oct, 2011


The best of September

Before I officially welcome October, I just wanted to look back at all the things I have got up to in the last month. Here’s a pick of the best, enjoy!

 The fourth Inspirational Blogger Interview

The things that inspired me during one week in September

The beginning of a new painting

My fourth Great North Run

The A – Z of me

My Birthday Wish List

My new bag design progress

and welcoming Autumn

September seems to have gone by in such a blur but looking back at my posts has reminded how much I have actually packed into it. It has been a month full of new ideas and personal goals met – all that remains for me to say is ‘goodbye September and hello October!’


22 Sep, 2011


Birthday wish list

I’m going to be 24 on the 4th Oct and my friends and family have already been asking me to come up with ideas for presents! I saw this post on Elsie’s blog and thought it would be fun to do a dream birthday wish list and share it here on the blog:

* These leggings are just beautiful – I’d love a pair!

* This recycled wooden sign would look great hanging up in my home.

* This cushion cover is all shades of teal and green, some of my favourite colours. I love the embroidered bird design too.

* There’s something I just love about this print, I think it might be the perspective.

* This necklace is beautiful and could be worn with anything which is always a bonus!

* These Blowfish shoes are gorgeous and they have been reduced to £20!

* and finally, this dress would be great for a night out or just to make shopping trips a bit more glam (and I love the colour!)

Do you have a similar ‘wish list’?!


09 Sep, 2011


Things I’m loving this week

Here are some of the posts that have been inspiring me this week, enjoy:

this fun post

this 2012 calendar – it’s got me thinking about next year already

these tights, as temperatures drop here in the UK, these would make a fab addition to my wardrobe

this amazing colour finder, found via Kaelah’s blog

this beautiful moth pebble by Kelly

my Pinterest feed

and finally, this e-course looks absolutely brilliant

I hope you enjoy taking a look at these links, have a lovely weekend!

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