Monday, December 15

. tea & cake .

so today is International Tea Day & if you live Stateside it's also National Cupcake Day .  two of my fAvourite things !


. a wonderful article in theGuardian about teatime celebrated in literature .
. pOp over to clipperTea to have a spin on their tEaCup carOusel .
. take an afternoon tEa with a difference at bbBakery .
. and .
. a gOrgeously illustrated book by the very tAlented emma blOck .

. happy tea & cake day .

Thursday, December 11

. chocolate raspberry brownies .

today I have a craving for chOcolate . it's just that kind of dAy ! spending days planning baking for christmas isn't helping . my pinterest christmas board is fUll of the loveliest cookies & gingerbread men . brownies & rocky road . fudge & caramel . sO . I gave in & made these wonderful fudgey brownies adapted from a recipe by Rosie over at The Londoner . a healthier version of brownies but with all the chocolatey taste . & slightly lEss guilt !








. just don't eat them all at once .

. have a happy day .

Monday, December 8

. pom pom love .

I lOve pom pom's . I read a quote . " there is no angry way to say bubbles " . I think the same is true for pom pom's ?







. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 .

. neon . pink . orange . lime . white .

. a touch of neon would look just perfect in my workroom .

. the white { with a little hint on copper & gold } I'll save for the lounge .

. have a happy day .

Sunday, December 7

. christmas is coming .

House cleaned . & so the first decorations are up . it now feels as if Christmas is well & truly on it's way .






. wreath . baubles . garlands . snowflakes . lights .

Next week will be a week of pom pom making . garland making . card making & Christmas baking .

. happy weekend .

Wednesday, December 3

. aquascutum junior .

I hope december is being kind to you so far . I'm juggling cleaning the house for christmas & finishing my last bits of work & making christmas cards & planning christmas baking . all lOvely things to keep me busy & out of mischief !

tOday I took a little time out to look at the range I developed with Aquascutum for their jUnior range . it was sUch a lOvely range to work on . Aquascutum has a wOnderful heritage & a fascinating archive to pillage for inspiration & ideas & I feel lucky that I was able to work on so many ranges with them . 

. Aquascutum jUnior . Aw14 cOllection .








. phOtOgraphy . Adrian Green .

. classic . heritage . tailoring . dressed-up .

there is also a wOnderful campaign videO to accompany the cOllection . which you can see hEre . & not forgetting the amazing Mens & Womens campaign videO featuring Damian Lewis & Eliza Cummings .

. have a happy day .

Monday, December 1

. hello december .

my first post . on the first of the month . a month which sees the countdown to Christmas . one of my fAvourite times of year . one of lOts of opportunities to be wOnderfully creative & sparkly .

today I'm sharing some of my fAvourite finds for dIy advent calendars . maybe a little bit late for this year . but inspiring none the less .






. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

. white . neon . paper . string .
. lOve .

. happy december .