Thursday, 28 November 2013

Studio love!

This week i've managed to squeeze in a fair amount of crafty things, amongst the chaos of Christmas and organising our new extension! I don't have much space to work in other than my bedroom floor, or my craft mat so have been dreaming of having a wonderful studio space like these!

I love the simplicity, and pops of colour as well as the light and space. I love the idea of having lots of moodboards, vintage combined with contemporary and using lots of white space. However, i'm sure that mine would be far less organised!

What do you dream of?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rescheduled crafting!

I planned to get back into drawing this month after rekindling my love of Pinterest and feel inspired once again! However, my black sketchbook is still empty and my pens are still hidden away in my drawing bag, despite really wanting to crack on with everything again. 

Not only has drawing been pushed aside, but so has my Christmas crafting. The past month has been one of those, that despite not being busy, I've just had so much to do. Although, this is definitely going to change with the thought that Christmas is only 34 days away! November is definitely going to be full of all things Christmas crafts, and am really looking forward to when I can hang my handmade bunting with pride after spending so much time creating it, as well as sending my felt cards to all my friends and family! I absolutely love Christmas, and everything Christmas related from decorating the tree, to all the wonderful Christmas food that gets eaten, and of course.. Getting creative with wrapping presents!

What are you most excited for this Christmas?  

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

'See Things Differently' - Tony Hill

Yesterday I visited the 'See Things Differently' video and projection exhibion by Contemporary artist, Tony Hill. The exhibition challenges our normal perceptions and celebrates the innovative ways in which video can be recorded through the use of simple, yet unusual viewing devices, that make us view the world from a different perspective. Four of these filming rigs can additionally be viewed at the Forum where two of Tony Hills short films, 'Sea' and 'Bike' are exhibited along with clips how the rigs were designed and produced. For example, the simplicity of a mirror coated light bulb combined with a seesaw mechanism is so simple, yet creates the most beautiful filming effects when known how. The exhibition later continues at the NUA Gallery, where more of these inventive rigs can be seen, alongside more of Tonys video installations. 

I love how the use of film can change the way in which we think about different places, objects or people and make us react in a completely opposite to how we would normally. The exhibition really allows the viewer to become part of each installation, and I had great fun experimenting with the various rigs within the gallery. 

If you are in the area you should definitely take a visit to both the forum and NUA Gallery as the exhibition truly inspired me! I can not wait to see the rest of the exhibition which opens on Novemeber 12th. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Just A Minute NOVEMBER

Here it is (As promised) my very first Just A Minute post! I'm really excited to have discovered this way of blogging as it isn't always easy to compile a blog post, although this is a really simple way to summarise what i'm enjoying each month! So here goes, Enjoy bloggers. 



The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella. It was given to me from my Boyfriends Mum, who read it on holiday this year. She really enjoyed reading it, so passed it on to me. I haven't been reading it long, although I am already enjoying seeing what chaos London based Lawyer Samantha gets herself into!


Cosy jumpers, winter boots and my tartan scarf. Nothing beats the cooler weather when you can just wrap up warm and layer up! I am really loving the Joules Autumn collection. It's full of bright colours and beautiful prints. 


Far too many Iced Caramel Frappes. They are super delicious and are perfect with lots of cream!

Looking forward to.. 

Christmas crafting! Its that time of year when the glitter, sparkles and christmas fabric make an appearance. I'm currently crafting lots of cards and bunting and am so excited for when I can decorate the house with all things festive. Heres a little sneak peek of one of my most recent creations!