Here’s my beautiful new birdbox from Ruth Green Design. I love it and hope the birds do too!

Check out Ruth’s work, inspired by the British countryside at: 

www.worldoffox.com/ruthgreendesign/

Here’s my beautiful new birdbox from Ruth Green Design. I love it and hope the birds do too!

Check out Ruth’s work, inspired by the British countryside at:

www.worldoffox.com/ruthgreendesign/

My band and I have our first gig coming up soon. Here is a silly posted I made but I had fun doing it.

My band and I have our first gig coming up soon. Here is a silly posted I made but I had fun doing it.

Party bags and bunting made from vintage napkins. Had a little tea party yesterday and surprised everyone with bubbles and other little goodies. And I went crazy with tissue paper pom poms which are now my new fave thing to make. Instant gratification!

Party bags and bunting made from vintage napkins. Had a little tea party yesterday and surprised everyone with bubbles and other little goodies. And I went crazy with tissue paper pom poms which are now my new fave thing to make. Instant gratification!

Paper pom poms

My friend Natalie made some gorgeous pom poms for her wedding (pictured top and below) and when I visited her the other day, I asked her to show me how to make them so I could do some for a party I’m having soon.

Here’s my two-tone effort (below). It really is simple to do. So simple in fact, even I can do it. I’m planning to make lots more too.

Hooray! I was so excited today to be chosen by the iconic textile designer Celia Birtwell as a runner up in the Styled By Celia competition for Uniqlo. My prize is a signed book and I’m so looking forward to getting it. To enter, customers who bought Celia’s Uniqlo collection were invited to post pics of themselves…and here I am!

Hooray! I was so excited today to be chosen by the iconic textile designer Celia Birtwell as a runner up in the Styled By Celia competition for Uniqlo. My prize is a signed book and I’m so looking forward to getting it. To enter, customers who bought Celia’s Uniqlo collection were invited to post pics of themselves…and here I am!

Plan for a caravan

So I’ve just got my hands on my first caravan and am setting about doing it up. As you may know, I work at Practical Caravan magazine and this means I do spend a lot of time in a caravan so it figures I want to make mine as homely as possible.

This weekend, I was in Devon for our Reader Rally and before the major work starts on the van (wallpaper, upholstery, curtains, painting), I filled it full of blankets, stuff and…dogs.

Here’s some photos of it. Hope you like it! I’ve been buying rather a lot of stuff for it!

Feel the Pulse

It’s nearly time for Pulse London where you’ll find an amazing array of beautiful design-led products including some from super cute La Cerise sur le Gateau by Anne Hubert. Here are just some of my favourite things from the chic Parisienne label.

Giddy lunchtime purchase from Mary’s Living & Giving Shop in Teddington. I love it! I’m Dorothy! Just got to find the yellow brick road.

Giddy lunchtime purchase from Mary’s Living & Giving Shop in Teddington. I love it! I’m Dorothy! Just got to find the yellow brick road.

It’s always quite fun to see yourself on the cover of a magazine. Let’s see if it sells well…

It’s always quite fun to see yourself on the cover of a magazine. Let’s see if it sells well…

OK, so I gave in and got myself one of these Welsh blankets! Loving that the sun is allowing me to use it for mini picnics.

OK, so I gave in and got myself one of these Welsh blankets! Loving that the sun is allowing me to use it for mini picnics.

Beautiful vintage Welsh blankets at Perry Higgins antique shop in Penmaenmawr. I wanted them all!
www.perryhigginsantiques.co.uk
#welshblankets #vintage

Beautiful vintage Welsh blankets at Perry Higgins antique shop in Penmaenmawr. I wanted them all!
www.perryhigginsantiques.co.uk
#welshblankets #vintage

Funk feathered fashion

I’m of the persuasion that if you’re going to be a fashion designer, you might as well go for it and that’s certainly what MaryMe-JimmyPaul does! Love the feathers on this outfit and the crazy colours. The hat is a bit like a synchronised swimmer’s cap but not sure how the feathers would fare in the water…

Find out more at: http://www.maryme-jimmypaul.com/
Image © MaryMe-JimmyPaul

I spotted this amazing #knitted graffiti in #Teddington this week. I haven’t walked down the road for a while so glad I did. It must have taken some planning and it made me happy so I’d love to meet the person who made it!

I spotted this amazing #knitted graffiti in #Teddington this week. I haven’t walked down the road for a while so glad I did. It must have taken some planning and it made me happy so I’d love to meet the person who made it!

Loving my new picture! Drawn of me, for me by the talented Emily Kimber. Check out her blog at: www.one-body-one-life.tumblr.com

Loving my new picture! Drawn of me, for me by the talented Emily Kimber. Check out her blog at: www.one-body-one-life.tumblr.com

Today I made an Easter bonnet with my friend’s daughter out of a paper plate and pipe cleaners!

Today I made an Easter bonnet with my friend’s daughter out of a paper plate and pipe cleaners!