Thursday, May 31, 2012

Covet Thursday: Alexander Henry Folklorico

I just came across this Alexander Henry Folklorico Collection over at FabricWorm. I'm especially fond of the Cinco de Mayo Sugar Skulls and the Frida Kahlo patterns.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom: Minimal Movie Posters

As a sometimes fan of Wes Anderson I was surprised at how much I loved Moonrise Kingdom when we went to see it over the weekend. I think the camping and summer-house look of the film really got to me. Just found this wonderful poster over at Minimal Movie Posters on Tumblr. Wes Anderson's Tumblr is also worth having a wander around!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Covet Tuesday: UNIQLO mt masking tape Collection

I just came across a wonderful blogpost by Hello Sandwich detailing the arrival of the mt masking tape Collection at Uniqlo. Not sure if these will ever hit the European stores but I am sure hoping they do - especially as we may visit London sometime soon! The fact that you get a free masking tape with every shirt makes it all the more sweet!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Printing My Blog with SharedBook

Last week I discovered I was running out of photo space on Blogger so I decided to try to save and print some of my blogposts myself and so freeing up some space on both Blogger and my overstretched hard drive. However, I quickly realised what a task this would be (all those colour photographs!) and had a look around for some online help. I came across SharedBook - and I decided to print all of my 2008 posts in book form and then delete them from my blog! I'm pretty sure that nobody has read those blogs in a long while - my posts were mostly about feeling my way back into writing and learning about what crafts and craftspeople were out there. I'm really happy with the results and plan to do the same for 2009 soon!
Also just to let you know that my Blogoversary has just passed so I'm planning an iheartcharms giveaway soon to celebrate!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Visiting: Bruges

Our Sunday day trip during our Brussels stay was to the World Heritage Site of Bruges city centre! As you can see its tourist heaven with lovely medieval streets to wander around - helped by waffles and strawberries and the largest cone of chips with mayonnaise I've ever eaten - my Mum and I are still talking about them!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Covet Tuesday - Ikea New Limited Collection: True Blue

Perhaps being on the Ikea Family mailing list is not a good thing after all - last night this new collection came whizzing into the inbox! I'm in love with this True Blue Limited Collection - especially as my new living room has a bit of blue theme going on already. Had a look on the Dublin website and there is a pretty good range available! Check out on Pinterest too for some beautiful concept images.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tumblr & Pinterest

I've recently joined Pinterest and Tumblr - Pinterest is mainly to store images I find interesting (and make sure to fully credit) and Tumblr is mainly for Things I Covet - not strictly just crafts/interiors related! Take a look around here and here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Covet Tuesday: Mibo Animal Teatowels

I've been a fan of Mibo's Paper Animals kits such as The Yolk Folk and The Wild Bunch for a while now. However I've just seen their Animal Teatowels over at print & pattern and I'm in love - I think these could look especially good framed in my kitchen!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Visiting: Brussels

We visited my brother in Brussels last week - as you can see it was freezing and rainy on out first day there! We managed to visit some of the sights in around the Grand Place - and this tiny but much loved Brussels favourite Manneken Pis! Of course Tintin is everywhere (more of which later). We did some serious window shopping in the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and I found a lovely Steiff display at his lovely toy shop The Grasshopper!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Covet Tuesday: London 2012 Olympic Games Posters

I just came across these amazing London 2012 Olympic Games Posters on the John Lewis website. Here from top left: Rachel WhitereadMartin Creed, Bridget Riley, Sarah Morris, Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin. There seems to be lots of Games merchandise available but these are really great - especially love the Bridget Riley and the Howard Hodgkin posters!