pretty decorations & pretty paper


 There was no way I could go to London without getting some Christmas tree decorations. I’ve decided to start a fresh with regards to decorations this year and put together a little collection of decorations in London as my starting point.

The little mushroom is from Sass & Belle in Covent Garden, the little bottle is from Selfridges. The cut acrylic circus style decoration is from the Harrods Christmas store in Covent Garden, it’s designed by Eleanor Stuart and is exclusive to Harrods…. and the cute little camel is from Camden Market and I added a string loop to it.


I can’t seem to go on any trip without getting some new paper. Of course I had to get the gold foil polka dot paper… it’s from Selfridges and it a lovely heavy weight handmade paper. The plus sign print paper is also from Selfridges, from Abigail Warner, who offers personalised gift wrap and cards.

The sakura blossom print paper is from Liberty… it caught my eye across the room. it is again a lovely quality handmade paper and is a beautiful quality design, screen printed and hand finished. I couldn’t say no ^__^




Just got back from a three day birthday trip to London. I adore the atmosphere of London… so inspiring.

Ordering online is all well and good, but finding beautiful treasures in person is so much fun and can take you down a creative avenue you hadn’t thought of ^__^


One place I have to go to whenever I’m in London is VV Rouleaux. It is a veritable sweetshop for the eye, with displays full of ribbons, trims and embellishments… it’s so easy to get lost in the amount of choice there is.

revived filofax


I have been trying to decide what to do with my grey domino filofax… I’ve had it for a couple of years now and the cover has been looking a little worse for ware.  I found a lovely cream paper planner refill pack in Wilkos for £3, so decided to get my filofax ready for next year.

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I took a piece of lovely charcoal grey polka dot linen I had left from covering my project life album. I hand stitched the linen to the cover, its not perfect, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I have a beautiful and one of a kind filofax for 2016 ^__^

beautiful alphabet


Found these lovely little 4 inch hand fashioned aluminium bali letters and characters in Love Earth Store (in the Enterprise Arcade in Stockton on Tees).

I just had to get some of these and hoping to find a use for them within my project life. I got and ‘S’ and two ampersands… one ampersand to go on display in my are room ^__^