Friday, October 14, 2011

Moving blog to a new location

I have decided to start blogging directly within my website. This will simplify the whole procedure, removing the need to sign in and out at various locations in order to blog. Apparently it is better for SEO also!

So, in future, my blog posts will be viewable at under the Menu tab "Blog"!! Things are still being tweeked there, and I hope to incorporate the ability for you to comment on my posts. Please bear with me as I sort it all out in my spare time, LOL!

Hope to see you there! xx

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Here is a quaint little poem about Spring. I've always thought it went "Spring has sprung and the birds are twit" however I've been wrong all these years!! Happy 1st of September everyone, enjoy this glorious weather :

"Spring has sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the birds is on the wing,
Ain't that absurd?
I thought the wing was on the bird!"

[No-one can say whose poem this is, so I'll put Anon.]

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You too can have a pendant shade!

If you are a fan of ceiling pendant shades, but don't have the necessary electrical suspension to accommodate one - then you are now in luck! Good electrical stores now sell these DIY kits which convert batten light fittings into pendant light fittings! Voila! Now you can really get decorating!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Pinterest - check it out, it is a new place to collect images of things you love - an online scrapbook of all your favourite things! View the "pins" of other like-minded people, comment and share. Another way to lose countless hours in your life!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Personalised lighting

All things personalised is a very popular thing in children's products. For all my searching I couldn't find any personalised lampshades, and thought perhaps it would be a lovely new style in children's lighting. Their popularity has proved this correct!

Our new "Letter Lampshades" have a beautiful embroidered letter on a white background, trimmed with your choice of lovely ribbon. Fully customisable to your child's needs, you can pick the letter colour, ribbon colour, and even change the background fabric if you desire. They make a wonderful, personal gift and are a striking addition in a child's room. Available also as a pendant shade for the ceiling - I have recently made a couple in this large size, and will post images shortly. "L" is for LOVE!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gorgeous Navy!

Navy, a colour with timeless appeal. The colour which complements most other colours, and looks striking all on its own. When we think navy we think beach houses, nautical themes, Ralph Lauren, classic style. Although my home doesn't have much navy (apart from my son's room), having recently made a lovely navy and white striped pendant shade - I have a new love affair with this simple colour. Here is a little salute to the styling of Navy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

What is your inner voice telling you?

The person we are to become is often evident from an early age. Without realising it, we often pursue the interests which shape our later life. As a child I loved my Mum's magazines, Vogue Living, House & Garden, etc. On slow weekends with not much to do, I would take these magazines and scour them for pictures of rooms/objects which I loved, cut out these pictures and design my perfect home. Strange for a young girl? Perhaps, but I loved this past-time! So, I guess I have always had an interest in interior style/colour/design, and that coupled with the time spent in my grandparents soft furnishing business, has probably led me to the work I do today. It hasn't always been obvious to me, it has taken some years for me to find what fulfills me - but thinking back on my childhood memories, it was kind of screaming out at me!

Just lately I have started doing the modern version of cutting pictures out of magazines, which is saving images I love from sites I stumble across! I love seeing how people put rooms together, the colours and textures used, the overall 'feel' of a room. Here are some lovely images which you might enjoy too.

My final message : Listen to your inner voice, it knows you better than anyone.