Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A little something...

Here is the my photographic food calendar I made to sell at the fairs that we have been doing of late.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Home Inspiration

For a long time I have been following a few things from my life.  The author Veronika inspires with her talent, finds, styling, photography and her creative home.  She has kindly allowed me to showcase her home.  Hope you enjoy it too!  Please feel free to pass on any links to other homes as I am trying to find inspiration, as I tie up our bedroom renovation, I will post our colour scheme tomorrow.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunny Sunday at Rottingdean

 The bait
 The close up
 The onlookers
 The windy moments
 The calmer ones

Over tea yesterday evening L asked what can she write about at school on Monday when they have to write down their account from the weekend.  She was most upset that her Saturday amounted to hanging around the house, whilst I did errands, missing her Dad who was on a training course in London and wondering around carpet shops as I tried to find a happy medium between cost, colour and range.  So we surprised her and took the girls to Rottingdean, Brighton for a spot of beach strolling and sunday lunch.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Styling my charity shop finds!

 Trying a little styling, from this to this!

Tomorrow morning I pick up my photographic calendar 2012.  Mixed emotions of excitement and feeling vulnerable about having my images on print.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Four More

These four shots were taken at Sarah W's home last Friday.  Her lovely handmade rabbit and cushions, got me thinking about my own making ideas.  Realistically this will not be until February next year.  L' has asked that for her 7th birthday next year she would like her own sewing machine.  So we may end with a mother/daughter make version posts!  The reason it has to go on hold is to do with my current capacity, it really feels truly limited.  R has a lot of work on up until Christmas, the girls have plays coming up, the main bedroom will be finished just before Christmas and January sees are builders descending on us for a further week to tie up the other bedrooms.  Also Su and I are working on a new Magpie and Mustard poster.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Natural Flair

Today I visited the lovely Sarah W at her stunningly located garden flat.  It was a such a thrill to be surrounded by 'magpie' finds and homemade treasures.  I can honestly say that Sarah has a natural flair for styling.  She effortlessly throws things to together, which ooze colour, texture and untold stories of previous owners, now given a new lease of life.  I have more from the morning, but will share them over the coming week, just wanted to give you a taste and wish you a happy weekend.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Red Delight

Growing up in London, I took for granted how iconic our red telephone boxes are.  This was brought home when L was explaining to C that you could make phone calls in these red boxes and C just laughed.  Lately I have been photographing products/profiling people for websites, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Balancing Act

I have to admit I love terracotta pots but with the right type of plant and usually three of the same.  Yesterday it was time for me to experiment with painting one of pots.  Today was less exciting, it was all about the chores.  C amused herself whilst I sorting out piles of washing and cleaned the kitchen by balancing cars on the tops of our dining chairs.  This got me thinking about all things I precariously try to balance in my own life.  Some days I feel like it is an impossible task, yearning for more time to be creative or read, spending time with my girls, R and loved ones, errands and the things I forget to do!  How do you find balancing daily demands and dreams?

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fast Forward

With the weather a little cheerier today, I painted the final coat on our stool and a couple of other bits which I'll post tomorrow if not later.  Also with another craft event fast approaching I shot these homemade mince pies for my photographic calendar for December 2012!

Monday, 14 November 2011

True Blue- Sneak Peek

It is all about log fires, hot drinks and cosy toasty feet!  After a mild weekend, we woke this morning feeling very blue.  It has been a chilly start to the week, with coughs, runny noses and sore throats, here's hoping for early nights and a quick recovery.  So I snapped this little tease of our recently renovated bathroom.  We are yet to put cupboards up and a few more prints, but we are really pleased with it.  Roll on the main bedroom!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My Random Week

Honestly I feel like I've been running around, cleaning daily and consumed by the mess and disruption of the builders being here.  We have mess and dirt everywhere, bar two rooms which are cramped with our belongings from other rooms, that we have had to vacate.  In the grand scheme of things it is not life or death, but still consuming to me.  I so want my home back, until then please bear with my random shots that bring a little comfort.