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Look what I found! This amazing bunting is created by the very talented Claire Ong – check out her Etsy shop. She crafts under the name of Baloolah Bunting and I adore her take on the traditional – making it really modern and beautifully crafted – great for those that prefer a contemporary design to the tried and tested shabby chic. Perfect for those summer weddings…

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Lucky doll charms

Ever watchful for super-cute finds, I have come across some great French websites (thanks Shiv) that I thought were so lovely, they need to be shared…

Pop by Les Fleurs a blog that has since turned into a shop selling unbelievebly cute bits and bobs like the Lucky doll charms (above) which cost €11. And the amazingly detailed ‘bijouets’ brooches below are something else.

 

 

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Oooh I love this little ‘Carte Postale Paris Retro’ by Camille Soulayrol

carte postale Paris

Next up is Yum Yum which makes some adorable jewellery, bags and accessories, really unique stuff that you just don’t find no matter how hard you search!

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I love the Cherry branch brooches below. There are lots more lovely things to see, so I suggest you get over there toute suite!

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origami

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.

origami post it flower

 

I adore this origami flower made of post-its created by Abbey Lanes – simple but so pretty. If you fancy having a go, here is the tutorial.

 

origami on flickr

What about this image (above) found on Flickr for a different approach to wall art…courtesy of Capo Luiz’s photostream.

 

origami dollar tee

While Vaguely Artist’s photostream includes this dear little dollar origami tee-shirt! There is even a link to the website that shows you how to make them!

 

hydranger

 

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!

Happy weekend!