• NEW: UK cookie cutter from RE

    by  • Friday, July 3, 2009 • 4 Comments

    Oh my goodness – before I sign off for the weekend, I just have to share these new images from RE with you. I LOVE the UK cookie cutter!

    Re-found Objects/Northumberland

    Re-found Objects/Northumberland

    These products are all brand new, and due to hit the RE shop soon! I like the new WASTE NOT WANT NOT tea towels below, and the lovely rusty PEACE AND PLENTY sign – perfect for bringing a bit of character to a vegetable plot.

    Re-found Objects/Northumberland

    Re-found Objects/Northumberland

    Re-found Objects/Northumberland

    So many lovely things! Have a good weekend – we’ll be back on Monday with more news and pretty buys. I’m going to an American friend’s 4th July party this weekend, so I’m planning to make some mini flags like this tomorrow, using printed flags (courtesy of Google Images!) pritt stick and cocktail sticks. There just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! – Ellie



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    NEW Harlequin wallpapers

    by  • Friday, July 3, 2009 • 2 Comments

    Feast your eyes on these delicious new retro wallpapers from Harlequin, lovely people.

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    My favourite is the top left design, the aqua-coloured lampshades wallpaper – it’s called Illuminate, from the new Identity collection. How cool does it look with a white lampshade in front of it…you could ‘get the look’ with IKEA’s classic Knappa pendant light, £19.99.

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    So, that’s another wallpaper I’ve fallen for! How am I ever going to actually commit to any single design with temptation like this at every corner!? My all-time favourite is still Cole & Son‘s Cow Parsley, which is on the feature wall in our living room. What’s your number one wallpaper of all time? Are you fickle when it comes to your walls, or do you have an enduring classic you’ll never tire of? – Ellie

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    NEW textiles book from Lucy Renshaw

    by  • Friday, July 3, 2009 • 0 Comments

    I’ve just had a sneak preview of textile designer Lucy Renshaw‘s new book Mixed Media and Found Materials (£15.99, due out in September, but you can place an advanced order here). It’s full of beautiful images of Lucy’s innovative textile creations, and shows you how to make stunning furniture, accessories and art for your own home, by recycling discarded ‘stuff’ and letting your imagination run wild.


    Cutlery lampshade anyone? Isn’t it fabulous? I’m going to have a go at making something similar myself! Now I know why I keep buying vintage cutlery at car boot sales… Lucy’s currently working on a commission for Liberty of London, and she’s definitely one-to-watch. Her style is so colourful, bursting with fun and joy – and ‘eco’ too – what’s not to love?


    Check out the painted wooden clothes pegs on the lamp shade above – what a great idea. And I love the decorative lolly sticks lamp shade below right, too – gorgeous.


    Lucy’s book is packed full of amazing projects, so you can have a go at making your own eco creations, and there are lots of hints, tips and techniques to pick up if you’re a crafty type. I love her use of Lazertran – it’s got me very excited about my decal paper vintage plate project (still in the pipeline, no surprises there then!) – Ellie

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