Thursday, 18 November 2010


i have decided to collect lovely printed fabrics so look out for me if you see any nice ones, yeah?

Swiss Cottage Antiques.

I stumbled across this run down antiques shop on the outskirts of Leeds. The place is piled high with alsorts of nic nacs and old fact they have pretty much everything you could imagine. They provided props for period films and T.V programmes such as The Royal and Heartbeat but since they have stopped running, buininess has got slow and they concentrate more on sales and hiring to production companies like Leeds Playhouse. I have strted to collect china, i want a miss match collection and so i got some from there for a very very reasonable price!

Here is what it looks like inside...i did say it was piled high!

Design & Innovation

some images taken throughout my last project...

some lino prints using my own designs..

Asquith Nursery.

Love these photographs taken at Asquith Nursery for the start of my current project which was called Design and Innovtion. i chose to base mine on romantic florals...

The day i made some cushions and a Blind.

I decided to get creative and make a set of cushions and maching blind for my room, it went really well, although the sewing machine enjoyed chewing up my fabric many a time.I bought the materials from local fabric shop for just £20 the floral print was actually really cheap which was a nice surprise, as i usually pick the most expensive ones! here is some photos of the end result...


Jumble sale!

After an evenful summer break september aproached us and i was trying to think of thrifty ways to make some money. Coming back from travelling gave me the incentive to have a clear out and i gathered up some girls and we did a car boot sale. It was good weather and great fun!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

One of my summer adventures included a jaunt round Yorshire Sculpture park with my Stu. It was a beautiful day, the sun was right in our faces and the cafe was just the best! really good ice cream as well (Mr Moo's). i was particularly struck by the greenhouse, with plants almost over taking the walls inside. all round a lovely little place with some nice features such as the arched windows and an intriguing white door...

What a picture.


During my trip travelling around thailand i visited a lovely little workshop, where they sold beautiful carved pieces of furniture and ornamentation. it was all very decorative and intricate. absoloutly amazing skills!

winter is upon us! where have i been!?

Due to a hectic summer (and much procrastination) i have completely disowned my blog! so heres a catch up of some of the work, cool things ive been up to since my last post...

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

blossom x

Grand Designs Live

This year i got the chance to be involved in the Grand designs live show, helping designer Abigail Borg to premote her collection. It was a brilliant experience to see the buisiness side of everything and be able to see how he manages her independant trade.It was encouraging to see designers much like myself, doing so well!

Fresh Locations.

Brilliant website full of amazing properties to admire....

Temple Newsam "wonderwall - 300 years or wallpaper"

The exhibition showed a large collection of wallpapers and textile pieces ranging from the 18th to the 20th century, all kindly donated by the late Roger Warner.
It was his unusual interest in wallpaper which made him famous, collecting small fragments, admiring then for there historic interest.

Catherine Bertola.
A speacial commission by artist Catherine Bertola was partiularly impressive, her interests lie in the hidden histories of rooms.she explores historical context and probes the question 'what if walls could talk?'

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


I recently visited a friend in London and managed to visit a few peachyy spots while i was there.I have always wanted to look around Liberty's so i jumped at the chance!


some gorgeous bespoke pieces caught my eye....prices were slightly owch though...

The Dam.

A recent trip to Amsterdam with my college was both educational and social.i visited a variation of small galleries and exhibitions and felt inspired by the general ambience of the city....

The Darling.

this particular shop was a personal favourite,it gave me many ideas to take home and use with in my own practice!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The perfect little package x

These tiny envelopes are handmade,i made the paper from recycled newspaper and used stitch for effect...attention to detail is key!


I love this image i found in Vogue magazine.really pretty and creative.

.Teacup on Thomas St.

I took a trip to Manchester to see some exhibitions for my current project and happend to stumble across this lovely little cafe...being a fan of Mr Scruff i felt very special drinking his own special brew...although i was not a fan of the peanut butter it has to be said!

today i made some really cute door hangers for my bedroom.its an on going project of mine at the minute-to make my room the girliest and lovliest room with gorgeous patterns everywhere and special keepsakes that will remind me of things that happen in my life.......

free as a bird.

Just a little snap of some of the work ive currently been doing at uni.I'm half way through a book binding project and have chosen a theme of birds, Mostly because i LOVE birds.i have a little yellow one in my kitchen which sings to me and i thought it would be an easy going, but substantial starting point.....tweet tweet x


Gisela Graham inspires not only my work but my personal practice.i love her shabby chic style, and its kind of nice to find someone else other than cath kidston, thats creating less comercialised and equally as gorgeous products!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Pretty Little Birds.

available to buy