Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bunny Bags in the House!

I finally found a moment this afternoon to photograph my little Easter Egg bags.  Meet bunny blue and purple, plus a big fat red egg covered in clover.  I've only got a few and printed for a bit of fun..now in my Etsy shop and soon to be added to Not On The High Street.com

Monday, 28 March 2011

Clutter and Keys

We have a problem in our house with bikes and where they go.  Our hallway is quite narrow, so the bikes have to be squashed in the hallway leading to the kitchen and halfway down the cellar stairs.  However, on leaving the house, I often park my bike in the main hallway, ready to leave and to get Stanley ready for school.  It's not ideal as the white walls end up with dirty handle marks wherever I park it up.
So to tackle this problem, I made this blackboard arrow, with the added bonus of key hooks (as I'm always losing my keys!) It was a bit of MDF we had left over from a big blackboard I painted years ago.  Good old General Woodwork Supplies, cut it to the shape I wanted, then I glued it to the wall.
No more dirty marks, a little messenger board and keys ready to go!

The other spot for the rest of our keys and clutter is just here.....
 Plus another bit of the blackboard in the kitchen!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

New pics!

our house, originally uploaded by Helen Rawlinson.
A little peek into my living room to show the new pictures I've acquired recently (actually quite a while ago, only just got round to framing and hanging) . The 'I Iike it what is it' was bought from Nelly Duff  during a morning jaunt along Colombia Road and was originally in the centre of the old chimney wall.  But along came 'Wall P'animals Zoo' by Guusje's at Appeltaart. I am a major fan of this lady's wonderful screenprints, first spotted over at Kickcan & Conkers.

Guusje's blog is a dream, (it currently has tiny white spots glancing down the pages) and so is her happy home. I'm not sure if I've done it justice in my rather clutterfilled home, but I made sure it was professionally framed by a friend of mine. He introduced me to non reflective glass and I'm very pleased with it in the oak frame.  I've perhaps mounted them a bit high on the wall, but once they were up, that's where they were staying.  The small etching is from a long ago trip to Trevisso in Italy and the other screenprint, which is a perfect match with Zoo is by AP (will have to get back to you on that as I can't read the signature...any ideas?)
This whole room is desperate for a makeover and I'd love to get rid of the carpet and replace it with bamboo. The wall behind my beloved little sofa (an ex army piece, from Pictures and Light in Stoke Newington) is one day going to be blue, I'm collating shades and dreamiing via Pinterest!
The green seventies (draylon?) chair is part of a 3 piece set I inherited from my mum. It was always in the posh room and we weren't allowed to play in there as kids. She'd be aghast (hopefully delighted really!) if she could only see Stanley jumping up and down on it on a regular basis. (sorry mum! if you're up there somewhere x)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Spring is coming!

Picked these from our garden the other day....we keep getting little shots of warmth then a blast of cold.  But that winter stuff is definately on the way out!
Now shyly sitting in our kitchen shelf next to a lovely blue fern and clover plate I picked up from Etsy seller jinxxy Made by Mikasa, designed by Vera Neumann. The last photo is taken from her lovely shots that just made me WANT IT!
I would have panned out a bit on my picture, but our kitchen is a mess!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Stanley's Room

Being the clutter monster that I am, Stanley's room has turned into the most colourful stash of clutter in our house.

Whilst he was off sick we did a bit of rearranging and I finally sorted out this slide light that I bought years ago from the talented duo Suck UK Now a mega set up with some fantastic products!

For a while I tried my best with taking slide pictures on holiday and when we were out and about, but I always found the fluorescent light way too bright to actually see the images.  Plus Stanley kept sliding them out and they'd all end up in a heap behind the bed.  Hence sitting empty and unplugged for quite some time.

So I decided to bring home a few of my off cuts. We snipped them into squares and slotted them in.  We had fun arranging them around and the result was qutie alright if I say so myself.  The main thing is that Stanley likes them and they have so far stayed put!
This is a slightly cheated photo where I've added the strip in lit, via a bit of editing, otherwise the rest of the image would be black.  I know there must be a way to do this on the camera settings, just need to sort it out!
The little foxy cushion is a new purchase from my friend Becky Baur (Link coming soon hopefully!).  Other cushions from Thirty Five Flowers (Flowers! Louise wrote a very lovely bit about my screenprinting class recently on her blog here) and Jane Foster (Vintage Magic Roundabout.  I've got quite a collection scattered around the house) The paisely quilt is from when I was a child and the mad orange, knitted bear was a gift from a neighbour.

The next thing I want to tackle is a rug.....a big black bear.


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