Friday, 30 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
here. they take an absolute age to list, contact me if you see something you'd like to purchase that isn't listed.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
i've really neglected the vintage shop since o-o dropped his nap, there's just no time to list but i've just added these treasures if you'd like to take a look...beautiful linen hankies for when irish eyes aren't smiling...
cute little elephant money box
wood jigsaw puzzle from holland
Sunday, 18 March 2012
folksy and etsy shops. i've changed the layout a bit for the second edition so they are easier to frame. the perfect gift for the salty ol' sea dog in your life.
happy mother's day to all the mamas out there and especially to my mum who cares not for the internet and so is unlikely to ever read this (i'm off to phone her now...)
Thursday, 15 March 2012
yesterday was a productive day. the advent of spring always makes me feel like being a bit more productive (after the slothsomeness of winter!). i managed to print the first separation of the second edition of 'shipping forecast and cuppa'. i've changed the layout a little bit so it will be easier to frame. hopefully i'll get the prints finished this weekend and have them in the etsy and folksy shops next week.
i can't really take credit for the next item on the list but it made me feel like i'd done some spring cleaning without actually lifting a finger... a lovely young man knocked on our door and asked if he could polish the letterbox and door knob as he was setting up a business and needed some examples for his portfolio. a very nice job he did too, if you're brighton based and you'd like him to give your door furniture the once over then his name is sebastian and his number is 07506250947.
with thoughts of photographing the newly shiny knob i discovered, to my horror that our camera was kaput and displaying an E18 error message. thank heavens for t'internet, a quick search revealed that E18 signifies a lens error, probably something to do with being transported in my sand filled bag (by rights the sandpits at our local park should be empty, we bring so much home with us after each visit). anyway, i disassembled (cyber chums, you can only imagine what a very fiddlesome operation this was) the camera using the online instructions and removed the offending grains using a scalpel blade and hey presto, the camera lives to snap another day.
i also took advantage of the free business cards offer (for folksy sellers) at moo. i loves a bargain as you know. having saved the princely sum of £10.99 i then blew £25 (i know! but really, what is in the cheaper ones?) on some non toxic nail varnish and remover. i chose the shade 'kilt lifter' (love the name), i'll let you know how it works out.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
this aroma diffuser from muji. as always the design is simple and unobtrusive (unlike other aroma diffusers which all seem to resemble cartoon space ships!). i've only used lavender and geranium oils so far but i'm going to invest in some more, citrus-y ones like lemon appeal. matt, meanwhile, says it reminds him of something out of meg and mog.
crumbs - back by popular demand! toast snack of champions print (second edition of 50 prints) available now in my etsy and folksy shops. i like mine VERY buttery or, if i'm feeling fancy, with jam, banana and peanut butter. what's your favourite toast snack?