Adoring all things vintage, retro and downright quirky

March must-haves

It’s been aaaages! But I’m back. The kids are older, the nights marginally less sleepless and with so many beautiful things to coo over, I thought it was high time to blog. So dust me down, here are my top picks for March:

Pretty painted glass from Berry Red

Pretty painted glass from Berry Red

Add some spring style to the table with this rather sweet painted glass vase - perfect for tulips and daffs – it really cheers up the kitchen table! Only £7 from Berry Red.

Nostaliga and chocolate: How marvellous!

Nostaliga and chocolate: How marvellous!

Easter is a mere month away so my head is already being filled with eggy chocolatey goodness and ideas for the kiddlies’ egg hunt – aren’t these egg holders divine? These Beatrix Potter Easter Egg Paper Containers come in 2 sizes and 3 different designs. What’s not to love?

Pretty floral print straws from Pipii

 
Pretty floral print straws from Pipii

These flowery paper straws will add a vintage touch to your drinks and beat the boring old plastic versions hands-down! £4 for 25.

Pretty paper blooms on Etsy

Pretty paper blooms on Etsy

How’s about some handmade paper flowers? I spotted these over on Etsy. They just make me feel good. You get 8 in a pack. She does all kind of colours – just so pretty! Blossom Pink Handmade Spiral Paper Flowers by Crazy2becrazy, £2.27 .

Felt bunny pouch by Mer Mag

Felt bunny pouch by Mer Mag

Lastly, I really want to make one of these: felt bunny pouches created by MerMag - check out her oh-so-brilliant blog Mer Mag where you can download the template too.  What a simple but sweet idea for Eater gifts!

Pom pom perkiness

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I love pom poms at the best of times but these ones come with the coolest packaging!  These sweet tissue paper versions are from Engel and they come in soft muted pastels as well as poppy brights but its the box it comes in that makes it super pretty – what a cute gift for a papercrafting friend! Each box contains three pom poms in coordinating colours (45, 47 or 50cm diameter) Buy from Life’s A Party for £17.50 paper tissue pom pastel 72dpi(2) ENGEL_ pom pom large copy

My new style crush: Claudine Hellmuth

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I’ve blogged about her before, but I just can’t get enough of this lady! Claudine Hellmuth is one talented girl and really seems to have tapped into the trend for graphic, whimsical, illustrative loveliness and cupcakes too – all in one pretty bundle.

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Here are just some of her pretties over on Etsy! They are all downloadable printables – I am so going to get the ice lolly ones for my daughters’ joint birthday party!

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March madness!

I’m a stickler for a cute bunny and at the moment there are so many adorning home accessories, fabrics and well pretty much anything. Here’s my fave bunny loveliness!

Cute bunny fabric – from Peacy Fabrics on Etsy - £4.44 per metre

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How adorable is this bunny badge covered with excerpts from Watership Down – from House of Ismay on Etsy – £10

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A french bunny (two trends in one!) this ceramic rabbit is from Zephyro 

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Brat & Suzie rabbit top from ASOS 

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These bunny knits are too cute – I can’t seem to access the link but here they are on Pinterest 

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Dress your little bunnies in the gorgeous bunny eared coat – £81.23 from Littlegoodall on Etsy 

build your own rabbit kit

Finally – make your own rabbit kit from Mikodesign on Etsy – £15.96 lovely jubbly! Bring on the bunnies!

Super-cute cupcake box alert!

Cup cake box printable

I just had to blog these super sweet cup cake / party favour boxes which come as downloadable printables from Claudine Hellmuth – she sells them over on her Etsy shop. Reminiscent of old dolls houses with a good dash of 1950s retro chic, I simply love them. What a sweet idea! They even have a removable cupcake tray!

You get five oven colours in the kit (no need for fancy software either!) as well as little flags and cute oven-mitt gift tags to embellish your boxes with. Totally perfect gift idea!

I want!

I want!

This little fellow is too cute for words! Felty fox all curled up – from FeltCuriousShop on Etsy

I want!

Super cute handmade bag from miss ella on etsy

Super cute handmade bag from miss ella on etsy

I’m back working on fab craft mag, Craftseller after an eight month maternity break and I’m being super-inspired by just about everything in the forthcoming issue! They have just had a new redesign and I love the new look! Check out the Craftseller blog for lots of tips, inspiration and more! Better still, buy the mag :-)

This cat and bear ears bag by the supremely talented Ella Goodwin is on my must-have list – what a cute idea! See her fab store on Etsy

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