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
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!
Well, our little shoot has been making the headlines – this time in Venue magazine. It’s great to see the images in print even though our other feature has not yet been published – Elsie Riley’s owner, Katie was so pleased with the pix that she is using then as her own promotional images now – praise indeed!
Apologies for my lack of blog posts recently, I am up to my eyes doing the PR for The Bristol Design Festival at present but have stolen a moment from work after spotting this fabulous wallpaper created by Lene Toni Kjeld.
I am really into lace at the moment, I actually bought some lovely old lace doillies from a charity shop recently, for £1 – bargain! The craftsmanship is fabulous and there is something really grand about putting home-baked goods on a lovely lace doilly – I feel a baking session coming on just thinking about it!!!!
Image found here. This is a trend that is sneaking into interiors in more than one way – so if vintage is not your thing, you can make what is thought of as an old trend bang up to date – for example, Marcel Wanders’ lace table (above) is a thing of beauty and could hardly be accused of being ‘old fashioned’.
After a poke about on Flickr, I came across the quirky and truly unique style of Dottie Angel whose creative use of lace and other vintage ecoutrements make for some beautiful images. Here are a few of the lacey lovelies she has in her photostream:
Who said tablecloths were for tables?
I also really love the use of lace and crochet on her aprons and detailing on this cute wall hanging (above). If you get a chance, check out her excellent blog here. Very inspiring!
I have always loved the beautiful Japanese art of origami and can just about make a waterlilly out of a napkin, but recently I have come across some creative and stunning examples of unusual paper-folding and thought I would share…
The image above (found here) is simple yet eye-catching and saves buying fresh cut flowers! I plan to have a bash at these myself this weekend as I curl up in front of Eurovision, one of my many guilty pleasures.
What about this image (above) found on Flickr for a different approach to wall art…courtesy of Capo Luiz’s photostream.
Finally this exquisite hydranger by Eric Madrigal – I am going to have a go at one of these too – having spotted that Habitat is doing a range of lovely origami flowers, for a tenner, I too want to have some in my house!
For those of you who are sewing fanatics, and love buying the funkiest fabric on the web, then get over to Sew Mamma Sew as they are offering a FREE fat quarter (squares of fabric generally used for quilting) of beautiful Amy Butler’s Quilting Solids when you spend $25 or over (which is a mere £16).
Simply use the code ABFQHH when you checkout and you can write your preferred colour(s) in the comments box, but supplies of each fabric are limited, so they will substitute an equally beautiful colour if your choice is not available. The offer runs until 4th December so get shopping!
Styling, make-up & hair – Verity Gough
Photography: Heidi Gough
Models: Charlotte Coombes, Zsofia Gyimesi