Friday, 31 January 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

M. Sasek

I love M. Sasek's illustrations - it was so hard to choose just a few!

Sasek, Miroslav - Night Lights of Piccadilly
Image from The Bookroom Art Press
Miroslav Sasek - Motel
Image from Voices of East Anglia
Image from Mackenzie Charlotte
 
Drive-in delightful
Image from I Like

 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Old-fashioned Baked Goods

I had a neenish tart on the weekend - one of my favourite pastries - so here are some pretty old-fashioned sweets and some cute aprons for making them!
1950s VINTAGE APRON PATTERN SWEET EMPIRE FULL BIB APRON, HEART SHAPE BIB VERSION, 2 PRETTY HALF HOSTESS APRON STYLES, SCALLOPS LOWER EDGE, SIMPLICITY 1393
Image from Pinterest, pattern from So Vintage Patterns



Neenish tarts
Neenish Tarts


Lemon Bars from Averie Cooks




Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Vintage French Images

Image of Antique French Card - Birds and Roses N° 1
Antique French Card from Petits Details
 
1938 Marie Claire Alphabet of Style from Jess Amity
 
Roger & Gallet (Perfumes) 1953 Eau de Cologne, Jean Marie Farina, Pierre Pag├Ęs
1953 French ad from HPRINTS


 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Japanese Houses

Some beautiful, simple Japanese houses - it would be lovely to have one in the middle of the country with nothing but fields around and peace and quiet!
love tatami floors, they smell good.  Love the little walkway around the edges of the house...
from Pinterest
Kyoto house from New World Economics


simplicity
Pinterest
 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Love

My second attempt at wire words and I am happy with the outcome :)


Monday, 13 January 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

91 Magazine

 

I just got an email that 91 Magazine (an online magazine from the UK) has released it's first craft special. I haven't had a chance to check it out, but the images look great!

You can check it out here






2 pink flowers in a vase

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Dream

Here is my second attempt at a wire word. I crocheted around the first one and I didn't like it. I wasn't sure how to improve it, so I left it for a while and as I was going for a walk I though of wrapping it in fabric strips. And here it is!


The wire I used isn't as strong as it probably should be, so I have some more experimenting to do.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Back to Work

This is me this morning:

Funny Workplace Ecard: Coming back to work after a vacation is a cruel reminder of why I went on vacation in the first place.
from someecards

So I just have to remember this:
Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do! Print
from Etsy - Whylime Design

Friday, 3 January 2014

Vintage Kitchen

Antique Silver Serving Fork, For your Holiday Table
Antique fork - from Little Kitten Vintage on Etsy
Jadeite green pretties in my kitchen | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
from Pinterest - the door knob is so pretty!
Lovely open space design and vivid colour palette. #vintage #1940s #kitchen #home #decor
from Pinterest - I don't like the colour so much, but I love the diner-style seating