Thursday, June 21, 2012


what a cutie! fellow kitty lover gem, from gemfatale was next on my #bbloggers list. gotta love gem's blog for her amazing charity shop buys, nail art posts and diy tips (did you catch her on channel4's superscrimpers??)
Gem's now landed her dream job working for company magazine, and as if that's not good enough her bf popped the question recently - massive congrats! go and follow her ... now!

Friday, June 15, 2012

baby k

i couldn't resist the offer to make another tote bag for ballad of's latest candy pop inspired issue; ballad of baby k
the totes will be used as goody bags, filled with amazing free gifts! and will be handed out at the issue's launch party on 22nd june

i forgot how much i enjoy doing these totes (i did one for them last year too), definitely making an order for some more plain totes - like right now! expect to see some hand drawn bags in my shop soon! (any suggestions of what you'd like to see drawn on them would be muchos appreciated)
i'm really pleased with how this one turned out, and i'm a tad gutted i have to give it away, le sigh

oh, and! i forgot to mention ... did you see ballad's little feature on my work the other day? be sure to have a nosey around their new site because it's looking very snazzy

ps ... that is my pink house in the background!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


i've finally managed to squeeze in a bit of time to work on my bloggers project (i've been very inventive with the project title haven't i? lolz) you may remember i posted a wip shot way back in april! i've decided to post the illustrations up one at a time, instead of bombarding you all at once! also, that way all my fave bloggers will get a dedicated post, which i thought would be nice ...

first in my series is lily from llymlrs : one of the first style blogs i ever started following (mainly fuelled with hair envy!) it's safe to say i could literally draw lily's hair forever. perfectly messy <3

i love lily's down to earth, natural highstreet style, and the fact she stays true to herself; did you know she's a diehard wrestling fan? just goes to show she's not your typical fashion blogger!
lily also celebrated her blog's 3rd birthday the other day and is holding a rather amazing giveaway to celebrate
... so much good stuff over on lily's blog, if you're not following her yet, shame on you

Friday, June 08, 2012

waste not want not

i'm a sucker for a good before and after.
i hate the thought of throwing something away just because it's not pretty and new. maybe i'm just a hoarder (luke would say there's no 'maybe' about it)

have you seen the amazing design*sponge before and afters? people's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. now, i'm not saying my attempt here even begins to compare, but it's a start. and after seeing the lovely kellee blog about her ikea hack, (going to have to do this to the next set of drawers i acquire) i thought i'd share my meager attempts at plant pot facelift.

this ugly plastic thing has been sitting on my desk since my mummy repotted my money tree.
instead of buying a new pot, i indulged in a little diy ... all it took was a little sand paper (raided from dad's shed), some snazzy paper (free with some flowers i bought off the market) and good old pva glue

Sunday, June 03, 2012

lovely jub*lee

i thought i would give one of my kitties a royal make over to share with you on this long and soggy weekend. yesterday we celebrated my sister's birthday in red, white and blue style. i spent the day eating cake and drinking pimms ... jolly good!