Sunday, June 14, 2009

London Shopping: Cath Kidston, Emma Bridgewater, Skandium, Liberty

London Shopping was somewhat restricted by only bringing handluggage but I think I managed to squeeze in some lovely things! First off was Cath Kidston and I restricted myself here with a Plum Crush Mug and the Flowery Dusters which I plan to make into something else - maybe a cushion! Next was Emma Bridgewater and I got these lovely melamine beakers (made by Rice) - the purple Black Toast beaker says "Nice for Picnics"! I was delighted to find this Astrid Sempe printed towel at Skandium - I have looked into ordering some Sempe jars from an English website but the postage was four times more to have it sent to Ireland - even more expensive then the actual item! I'm planning to frame this - along with the M&S towel I got at the Penny Bazaar and this towel I bought at Kew Gardens. As for Liberty - I just bought these lovely buttons as my shopping partner had at this stage slumped into a very handy and almost cunningly placed "husband chair" in the Haberdashery section!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Felt Elephants, Hearts, Cupcakes, Flowers

I've had to make up for all my travels last week so have been finishing these works in progress and adding them to my Artfire & Etsy stores. Artfire has recently updated its site and looks great now. Can you see a slight addiction to cupcakes here - I took inspiration from all the lovely (real) cupcakes I have been indulging in recently! I've also started making pouches and have a few teapot and teacup pouches in the works at the moment. Off to eat some Duty Free Milka now! This is my 150th post so I'm planning a giveaway for next week.