Thursday, 28 May 2009

I heart Mulberry

Cannot believe that this morning I had in my hands an invite to a Mulberry sample sale. OMG, how exciting. The messenger bag I have been hankering after for so long would be there with big reductions. Minor problem though. Sale was situated in a basement on Bond Street.
So, there are some disadvantages of living in this gorgeous part of the world, like, NOT BEING ABLE TO POP INTO THE WEST END WHEN I LIKE. Grrrr.
Lucky for me that Keren, my brother's girlfriend happily went along for me and bought me one which she will send down - Yay, yay, yay.

Hurry Mr Postie, I need it now x

Monday, 25 May 2009

My recipe...

for the perfect weekend..............

100gm Shergills
100gm Mulcrone/Elsons
75gm Lovely bright sunshine
50ml booze - any description
25gm South Hams beach
a very generous sprinkling of laughter x

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Lovely Lulu

So, the good start to the week has given the last few days a great vibe. Thought it would be an appropriate time to add this wicked little video which makes me smile (and wierdly, sometimes cry). I first spotted it over at the lovely Lulu Carter blog. Clare of Lulu Carter just so happened to get in touch after I had left her a comment as she had been lusting after one of my Molly necklaces for a while. Am hoping that we will be able to come to some sort of arrangement as I completely heart her gorgeous dream catchers and soft toys.
Oh, so pretty x
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Monday, 18 May 2009

Monday Blues

I think not! If my week is going to start like this then I have a pretty good feeling about it. Hope your week is off to a good start too x

Friday, 15 May 2009


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Kids in bed, oyster bay poured, dinner on, what could top that? A beautiful bouquet of flowers from the lovely Laura, that's what. They are so lovely, thank you. The photo montage was truly enough but this was a wonderful surprise. Anyone who gets a free necklace now has a LOT to live up to in the thanking department.
Happy weekend x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Don't forget........

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My new luxury gifts for the special men in our lives are now available here. Sterling silver keyrings adorned with my signature personalised charms or hallmarked silver shirt collar stiffeners hand stamped with names, dates or messages for a truly unique present.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Party time

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Nothing like an early morning walk through the woods to clear a fuzzy head. Recovering from the most fantastic party last night. Amanda was 40 and the theme was 1969. I felt like a man in drag but could get quite used to the backcombed look and Matt's costume was definitely the best there. He fashioned his own space helmet out of wire and clingfilm - bloody genius.
Do you reckon I could sell them on etsy?

Saturday, 9 May 2009


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Today, in my home town of Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor there is a little craft fair called Shine, set up by my good friend Justine. It has been a huge success and looks so pretty with loads of bunting, balloons and cupcakes. Not to mention all the fab artists selling their wares. My favourite work on display is that of Kirsty Elson. She just happens to be my very best friend in the whole wide world ever and everything. Not so amazing that she happens to have the same surname as me as she is also my big sister.
I love her work, she is super dooper talented and I want her beautiful things all over my home. The cushions and beach huts picture is on my wish list for my birthday, but can I wait that long? Unfortunately she has no website or blog as yet but hopefully soon maybe you will find her lovely things on folksy (watch this space).
If you would like to get in touch for a list of stockists or for more information you can email her at

Monday, 4 May 2009

Lock up your daughters.........

....... Alex has arrived!

Meeting friends' new babies is always a lovely experience but today we met someone, who at times, I thought would never arrive. Tom and Hanna have been trying for a family for a long old time now. The journey has been a very long, painful one but about six weeks ago a call came from America to tell them that the mother, who had chosen them to adopt her son, had gone into labour.

They immediately flew to Florida and amazingly made it just in time for Tom to cut the cord. After a stressful month in the States going through the motions of adoption they have finally returned home with beautiful baby Alexander.

Meeting him today was truly special. Tom and Hanna now have their missing piece and their home feels so complete.

Sam made the new family a wonderful card featuring Super Sam and Super Alex.

And of course, I couldn't resist the oportunity to make a keepsake for Hanna.

Beautiful baby Alex was well worth the wait - Congratulations Tom and Hanna, Mummy and Daddy. Watch out though, I reckon you have a heartbreaker on your hands x