Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Helen Lang...

Helen Lang of Wetpaint Illustrations and Prints has been busy creating some new screen prints recently and they're now in her etsy shop for you to admire and purchase!

Helen has also very kindly offered readers an amazing 20% discount off all purchases in her etsy shop until the end of June, so better get a shifty on! 
Just enter the code FABULONPEEPS2012

Her new designs include 'Dog A-Z screenprint' which is an adorable, playful design for any dog lover, featuring an array of little fluffy friends. C for Corgi, L for Labrador and P for Pug. 
One of my favourites has to be 'X'! 
(take a look, soooo cute)




Two other new pieces are 'In the Woods', a limited edition screen print of a decorative stags head made out of birds and foliage, including gold foil detail, and 'In the Garden', another limited edition hand pulled screen print of a trio of butterflies in chocolate, black and gold.




And I also really liked this li'l guy...



You can see more of Helens work on her website www.wetpaint.org.uk
Here are a few favourites...




(All images taken from Helens etsy shop and website)

Happy shopping!

x x x

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bow Peep...

I've recently discovered the beautiful online shop of 'bow peep' thanks to Col over at hello olive blog and her post last week, and competition, to win an owl tote bag and a pair of button earrings.
So, on closer inspection and after finding far too many lovely things in the shop, I felt it only right to do a little blog post to pick out a few favourites, yum yum indeedy!
Here goes....


How cute are the button earrings!
These green and coral ones have got to be my favourite...


or maybe these...


or these...



And some beautiful stationery items; magnetic notepads, bulldog paper clips...



And a fab range of bow ties and tote bags
Loving the 'Teeny-Tiny' design and of course a classic oversized black and white polka dot option!



Ok, just one more...


A sweet little ribbon brooch


(all images taken from bow peeps website)


happy weekend folks

x x x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Love Print... Love Teresa Green...

I have been an admirer of the work of Teresa Cole of 'Teresa Green' ever since I came across her designs  at University, and now, nine years on, I still love her work.
Set up in 2000, creating printed textiles, designed and hand printed by Teresa Cole in her studio.

The integrity of natural materials is of vital importance to Teresa and all fabrics are sourced from within the UK, linens from Ireland and all inks water based.

Teresa has a passion for antique kitchenalia and uses it regularly as a theme within her designs.
I just love the innocence and naivety to her drawings and against a backdrop of canvas and linen, and use of minimal colour within the designs... well, see for yourself, just beautiful...

The items to be found in her shop are cushions, artwork, tea towels, purses, scarves, cards and much more.

Its well worth a little trip over...










(all images taken from www.teresagreen.co.uk)

x x x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

'Tea and Cake'...

Ok, so its been a while, but, as promised, a few sneaky peeks inside the gorgeous book 'Tea and Cake' Recipes for the perfect afternoon tea, illustrated by Emma Block.

The book is filled with beautiful illustrations of tea cups, cupcakes, macaroons, ornate teapots and cakes cakes cakes galore, yum!

With planning ideas and tips on how to make the perfect cuppa with a humorous guide to tea strength including 'straight up tea', dirty dishwater' and 'stewed/wallpaper stripper'!
Several chapters totally dedicated to recipes after the initial introduction covering sandwiches and savouries, cakes, cupcakes and scones, biscuits, macaroons and much more, ooh and a lovely cheeky chapter on 'grown up drinks' at the back featuring 'moroccan minteani' and 'brandy breakfast'.

Whether buying the book for the recipes or purely for the lovely collaged illustrations throughout, you wont be disappointed.
Its just a problem knowing which recipe to try first!

happy days







(all above photos taken by me
copyright for the book itself @ Hardie Grant Books)

x x x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Phewee...

Pheweeeee... what a crazy couple of weeks its been! 
Actually no, edit that, crazy couple of months!
Preparing for Surtex, planning Surtex, doing Surtex, travelling, etc etc...

Our trip to the big apple was fabulous and full of laughter, lovely food and drink, and good times :-) 
Obviously doing the show was brilliant, but I was lucky enough to get to see Jersey Boys on Broadway, and my word... amazing!

Back home now and whilst its still all systems go go go, I'm very much looking forward to a long bank holiday weekend and some much needed catch up on sleep.
(I'm such a lightweight adjusting back, zzzzz sleeeeeeeepy bear... zzz)

Hoping the weather will be warm and sunny over extended weekend, the garden's calling...

Anyway, thought I'd drop in to apologise for lack of posts since being back and say 
'hi, I'm still here (wave)'

Enjoy the jubileeeeeeeeee!


(image from not on the high street - 'Diamond Jubilee tea towel by hunkydory home)


happy weekend all

x x x
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