Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Swallows And Amazons.

If you've looked at any of my work from my final year project, you will probably realise I am pretty inspired by Swallows & Amazons was one of my favourite films as a child, alongside this and this. Have you ever seen it? If not you can find it here or read more about it here. The book is pretty awesome too, and is part of a whole series! Have you read any of them? Also, there are rumours going around that a new version of the movie is being filmed, I so hope it is true!
I took a few screenshots the other day to put on my new inspiration board (more on that coming soon!), and thought I would share them here. Does it make you want to watch (or re-watch) the film?

      ^packing to sail off on the island adventure always looked so fun, how awesome is the old typography            and packaging?!
      ^This looks like the perfect place to camp and escape from the world!
      ^ I love the mood of this film, and the feel of it all.
      ^The maps they draw are amazing, with the made up names they create for everywhere.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Outdoor life.

All this sunny weather has me inspired by outdoor life, although now it is raining, and I'm wishing I could be back outside again! I've collected together a few images from my pinterest boards to inspire me, by the water, planting vegetables, a jumble of objects pieced together. I love how plants look growing in tins, and even better if they are foreign, it looks so exotic! All of these images seem to have a similar mood, calm, no worries, relaxed. What do you think?

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Friday, 19 July 2013

Friendship on Friday.

Happy Friday everybody! In between unpacking all my mountains of craft supplies I found some bracelets that I made while ago, so I've decided to list them on my folksy shop! They are inspired by knotted friendship bracelets, a few with a fun heart design, and also the classic chevron design, and a metal clasp. I only have a few colour variations and sizes left, but if anybody is interested in a particular colour or size, just let me know! I hope they bring back some fun memories from your childhood!

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Since coming back home for summer, I've been able to see all the fruit and veggies that my Dad has been growing. It was something I definitely miss not having a garden - not being able to grow anything! But I've been able to see and eat lots since I've been home. I took a few photos of my favourites the other day, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to find growing vegetables super cute, Katie has been sharing peeks at her garden lately too! Yay for growing your own!

I've also done a few quick doodles inspired by the garden! You may remember when I obsessed over peppers back here; I've been a long-time fan of vegetables! I love using drawing to inspire new ideas!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Beach house.

All this warm weather has me dreaming of a holiday by the sea. A stay in a beach house, airy, surrounded by nature, lots of outdoor living and clean decoration...

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I would be pretty happy to stay in any of these! Which is your favourite?

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nature Trail - Charmouth.

Last weekend I visited Charmouth beach in Dorset. The weather was lovely, and the beach is sandy with rock pools to explore when the tide is out. It was even warm enough to go swimming (for about 5 seconds!). It was so good to be able to spend the day at the seaside, in the sun, in my bikini, I felt like I was on holiday! And I even remembered to take my camera, so I have some photos to share! Have you been anywhere good outdoors lately?

July Wishes.

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I'd love to take a trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, especially in this lovely weather the UK has been treated to lately. All the sunshine has me dreaming of floaty skirts, summer salads and fruity desserts! After all, that's the reason for salads isn't it, so you can have a guilt free treat afterwards?! I've been reading my way through the Swallows & Amazons series lately; I've nearly finished winter holiday so will be ready for coot club soon, have you read any? A pair of the tan saltwater sandals has been on my wishlist for a while now, but I'm not sure what size I would be or where I can try them on in the UK, has anybody got a pair, can you recommend them? Hope you are enjoying the summer.

Friday, 12 July 2013


I've been inspired by florals again lately, you may remember me photographing them last year as well! I found some decaying flowers again as well, still love how delicate they look! I love the colours, especially against all this blue sky we have been getting lately. I'm thinking I will do some drawings outside later as inspiration for some new designs, so watch this space! I'd love to know, what has been inspiring you lately?