I hope you're having a lovely weekend!
First of all, as you may have noticed, I've given my blog a make-over! Please do let me know what you think :)
I'm pleased to say my crafting spree continues- and now that we've finally finished decorating our landing and hallway I'm very excited about hanging up lots of photographs (including some by my very talented boyfriend), embroidery, and artwork.
I bought this little gem from Nikki McWilliams over at Folksy;
I spent yesterday evening scribbling away with my trusty colouring pencils to create my own version of this beautiful print. I absolutely love it, but not £75 worth of love....
I'm pretty pleased with how it's come out; and I think it looks rather cute in this second hand picture frame I've painted with cream emulsion. The frame doesn't have any glass in it, but I think that adds to the seaside-y look.
I love the phrase "stargazy" - it sounds utterly magical; and it reminds me of a story from my childhood- The Mousehole Cat, by Antonia Barber, which mentions stargazy pie.
I've got my eye on a few other bits and pieces to make our home as zoo-like as possible (full of animals, ice-creams, and happy faces- I hope!) including this awesome Pink Elephant Lamp from Graham and Green
And this beautiful owl stool/side table from the French Bedroom Company
Although, obviously, I'll be attempting to make my own budget-friendly versions. I have a feeling some of my future blog posts may feature papier-mache and whittling...
Have you got any pieces of artwork you are particularly proud to display? I would love to see them!