Tuesday, 30 November 2010

i likeeeeee very muchly

beautiful designs from the muti-talented barbara berrada

guilty pleasures - miranda

I love it!

Friday, 26 November 2010

i like these soooooo much

wouldn't mind pulling these on christmas day.
from the fab present and correct

Thursday, 25 November 2010


My creative talents were pushed to the limit at the weekend when my large haired eldest presented us with his homework. Make a working model of a sperm!!!! Several plastic easter eggs, ping pong balls and papier mache later, ta da........ a beautiful sperm. I don't remember doing this when I was 11. Apparently one child's sperm model was as big as a chair..............that's a hell of a lot of papier mache!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

books, books, lovely books

sneaky shots from my favourite 'antique' shop.......fab colours

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

my thoughts exactly, ha ha ha

Australian Etsy seller 'my bearded pigeon' created this gem for a friend who was
recently diagnosed. I think she puts it beautifully.
She sells the pattern via her etsy store and gives the money to cancer research:
cancer cross-stitch pattern


This fantastic shop is based in Cardigan Bay, Wales. "Blodwen's philosophy is one of back to basics, back to nature, making and mending, foraging and finding".

"Blodwen only sells products that are locally made, because we are always mindful of reducing our carbon footprint. We source products that are, wherever possible, organically grown . All our packaging is made from recycled materials, made in Wales."

check it out here

Monday, 22 November 2010

dennis severs' house

This wonderful Georgian Terrace house near Spitalfields Market, was owned and created by American Dennis Severs, who lived in the house until his death in 1999. He created it as a 'still-life drama', an installation, where one can enter, as if stepping through a painting, into the imaginary world of Mr & Mrs Jervis. In the dining room the table is set as though they have just finished dinner and wandered off to another room. You are aware of the chattering and daily life, but it's some way in the distance and you can't quite touch it.

At Christmas the house opens up to a magical tour (available 21st nov - 6th jan).
A special 'silent' tour is also available with champagne around the fireside to finish.

Thanks for the link Mrs H x

dennis severs house

Sunday, 21 November 2010

views of hastings

More photos from our last trip out to Hastings.

Friday, 19 November 2010

lovely location

I found this beautiful railway carriage in Norfolk for hire as a location for photo shoots. It's wonderfully calm and simple and oh so stylish........sigh! I'll bear it in mind if Mrs Cheese ever does a catalogue shoot.
light locations

more photos

a few more photos of the little christmas friends........

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

christmas friends

some new little christmas buddies I've been working on......

I likeeeeee

These will keep my skinhead warm............

and I like these too......might have to fight fluffy youngest for them though!
kate spade

Monday, 15 November 2010

Lovely Macmillan nurse

I've just had confirmation that I have lymphoedema. It is mainly in my breast and it has also promoted an infection. I've been prescribed antibiotics for 6 weeks, and, depending on how I get on, possibly 6 months to a year of them. I will also have to have physio to help with drainage. All in all a very painful thing. Haven't been feeling too great the last few days but tried to shrug it off. Now I know why!!!!


Grrrrrrr! I have developed a swollen hand and fingers and am in some pain. It looks likely that it's lymphoedema. All my lymph nodes were taken out of my left arm as they contained cancer cells which means I have to be extra careful with that arm (no blood pressure taken, no bloods ever again and extra care not to burn or cut it), however, something has happened to it and it really started to hurt a few days ago and my fingers look like fat sausages. Just another hurdle to get over........Ouch! Am hoping the nice Macmillan nurse will see me today and advise me.

Friday, 12 November 2010

too pretty to stick pins in

Beautiful pin cushions from the Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner

paris v new york city

These wonderful illustrations compare Paris to New York, and are by Paris based illustrator and designer, Vahram Muratvan
paris v nyc
via pretavoyager

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

birthday at Blenheim

Here are a few photos from my little birthday run out to Blenheim with Mr Cheese last week. It was a really beautiful, crisp autumnal day. Walking around the palace you can just imagine period costumes and regal dinners........a real-life Downton Abbey.

is this how Tesco increase their profits?

Tesco pricing is a little bit off.........even my basic maths skills can work this one out!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

her fearful symmetry

I'm currently reading Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger (author of The Time Traveller's wife). I have about 30(ish) pages to read and I don't think I want to finish it. I've a feeling I'm going to be disappointed......mmmmmm!

I've just read One Day by David Nicholls and I LOVED it. If you haven't already read it, put it on your Christmas list. Sad, funny and thoroughly enjoyable, I want to read it again.

Monday, 8 November 2010

little sparklers

my little firecrackers having fun on sunday