Sunday, 14 June 2009

Summer Cat Silhouette

A beautiful photo taken at 6.30am. This is our cat Rosie, sitting behind the curtain, watching the world go by.
Sorry again for the lack of posts, I really intend to get back to it a lot more this coming week.
I also have another blog that is more about travel and shopping. I started it because I work in the Fashion industry and because I love to travel and buy unusual gifts from around the world.
Check it out:-
For now though, I'm off to enjoy the gorgeous weather that we are having. Hope you are having good weather too :)

Friday, 29 May 2009

Sorry for not posting in ages...

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post, definitely no excuses what so ever!
I've been really lazy by not bothering to take my beloved camera with me so I have very few exciting photos to show you today, except for these 3 different colourful things...
My garden, cakes and cats.

Hot pink Peony.

Another vibrant Pink flower in my front garden. Not sure what this is exactly. Never been a gardener!

More Hot Pink, this time a geranium.

There's masses of Rhododendron in my back garden right now.
It's taller than the fence.

Just bought this gorgeous cup and saucer tea light holder from 'Habitat'. Just need to find the right spot in my garden to hang it from.

Patisserie Valerie has just opened in Kingston Upon Thames. They do the best tea and cake.
The most popular cake seems to be this mixed fruit and custard tart, absolutely delicious. 
The cakes even get put in a proper cake box with ribbons, very French. Why don't we do that in this country?

Did I tell you that I have adopted 2 rescue cats? They are 11 month old tabby sisters called Pixie and Rosie. One is really skinny and the other is a bit greedy and chubby!

Pixie and Rosie. 

Right, I'd better try to do my next post within the next week! I'll try to find something inspiring. x

Monday, 20 April 2009

Rescue Kittens

Hello and sorry for the gap in posting.
I've adopted two sister cats from the local Rescue centre. They are 10 months old and had a miserable time prior to the rescue place.
They have settled in very quickly and seem to be very happy to have a comfy, sunny new home.

Rosie, the bigger, bossy sister.

Pixie, the naughty little one.

My next post will follow sooner!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Blossom in my Neighbourhood

I adore that time when blossom finally appears and makes even the dullest streets look pretty.
Here are some photos of the blossom in my neighbourhood that my other half took. 
I've made them look retro and dreamy by using Poladroid.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Cool graffiti in Valparaiso, Chile

I went to South America in February and one of the places I visited was Valparaiso, Chile.
It's a coastal town, 1  1/2 hours drive from Santiago. The town is so cool because it's covered in the most awesome graffiti.
There are also loads of individual little boutiques, cafes and bars. The food is excellent and very cheap and the red wine is by far the best in the world!!!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Another day, another sketch.

Not the best but I think there's a slight improvement. I'm going to work on this on Adobe Illustrator now and see what magic I can come up with.
I did a fashion figure drawing course at Central St Martin's several years ago, it was really enjoyable and the tutor was very experimental. We were sometimes told to keep drawing without removing the pencil from the paper at all,  he also used to tell us to love every bit of our drawing! 
There are loads of really good evening / short courses at St Martin's, ranging from fashion design to millinery and pattern cutting. Have a look :)

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

On the way home...

After a lovely weekend in Somerset and Dorset, I saw two inspiring sites on the drive home...

Sorry about the blurred photo, I was moving in a car. Stonehenge is one of my favourite sites, I always enjoy driving past it towards the South West, I know I'm on my way home.

I then saw this very sweet, old bus in Surrey. I adore the old style, you can just imagine what fun it would be to catch this bus somewhere. I'm guessing it's from the 1950's?  Why don't they make them like this anymore? I hate those new bendy buses!