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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 ūüôā

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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I’m rather fancying this smart new range of home accessories by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams. It’s got pigeons, doubledecker buses, clapperboards and other such fumbly Britishness. I totally have my eye on the typewriter cushion below and love the phone cushion too, but it’s the achingly retro-with-a-modern-twist telephone lamp that I am hankering for – at only ¬£35 I might have to get this for my new home office…

They are both available from Debenhams.com and costs £18 each.


You can always rely on¬†a pair of pretty red shoes to lift the spirits on a Wednesday morning – and aren’t these just peachy? These Chia Mihara Osmo sandals (yes, really!) cost ¬£225 and I found them on a rather nifty little online vintage-inspired boutique called Ruby Plum. Choc full with gorgeous dresses, knits and bags, the only problem is deciding what to keep in my basket!

I have had my eye on this Marianne bag (£130) for some time and may have to start dropping some p-r-e-t-t-y heavy hints soon to the other half. Surely I deserve it?!?!!


Oh God! Don’t you just LOVE these oversized clutch bags by Nigerian designer, Dolapo James- who also goes under the name of Urban Knit. They cost ¬£79 and the vibrant mix of Englishness and African textiles just works. I am coveting one of these – badly!

I spotted them on The Shop Project (theshopproject.com) but I warn you – you will get addicted – it is my fab find of the moment.


 

There’s nothing quite like a dollop of good ol’ fashioned Victoriana¬†to get my eyes twinkling – and this wonderful little Etsy shop certainly does the trick for me. Let me introduce you to Mamas Little Babies¬†– Santa Cruz based jewellery designer whose work¬†is inspired by Victorian era images, particularly animals, gardening and textiles.¬† If you are after something a little bit¬†unusual to adorn your lapel/neck/ears/bag, then look no further.

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The Polly brooch¬†¬†(above) ¬†really caught my eye – it’s a great price too at ¬£12.99 as did the Soiree necklace¬†(top image) – a very respectable ¬£18.83 – but my favourite has to be the Victorian scissors brooch – just the right side of quirky and a snip (!) at ¬£12.99. Free worldwide shipping too, donchaknow!


I love¬† the Zsa Zsa the Cat & Kitten cushions made by Charlene Mullen – found them on Roost Living. They are 100% wool and Zsa-Zsa even has a little magnet in her to stop her losing her kitten – sweet! They cost ¬£55.00. Or for ¬£45 you can get the Fifi or Sissy Cat Cushions. I love the simplicity – and Roost Living is a great find. Just ordered the catalogue so I can browse at my leisure…


Harvest Wallpaper

My apologies, dear readers, for the length of my absence in the past months, exacerbated by the fact that I am going to be a mummy! Yes, tiredness has overtaken me and my blog has suffered. But, fear not! I am back and with some lovely inspiration to get your summer interior taste buds tingling.

My eagle-eyed sister, Shiv, found this fab website and I am most likely going to be choosing the super cute birdie wallpaper for the nursey…anyway, check it out!

Penguin Green Wallpaper

The website says: “A neutral and comforting Wasabi Green and White Penguin wallpaper. The paper used is sourced from sustainable forestry and made in the UK. The surface can be wiped clean when hung. Hang as standard wallpaper, instructions included. Price is per roll. Size: each roll is 52cm wide and 10m long.” A bargain at ¬£30.00.

There is plenty more to love on there to browse so head over to Isak.co.uk