31 Jan 2016

Beach, beach and er... more beach! We do go other places, promise. I just don't seem to take my camera along. And yes those are swimming goggles Elizabeth is wearing. She hates getting the sand in her eyes, so this is her solution. Because sunglasses just don't quite do the job!

Happy February, happy new week. Hope it's a lovely one!

Collected Treasures...

30 Jan 2016

It always amazes me just how many fishing beads we pick up at the beach - all different colours and sizes. Well, I say fishing beads, some of the little ones don't actually have holes, so I wonder what they could be. Air gun pellets maybe?

We've discovered a new (to us) beach with lots of sea glass to collect. There was a fair bit of pottery too, something we don't normally find at the beaches near to us. I especially love the blue and white pieces, they remind me of plates my Nan had hanging on her walls.

My friend Karen @thislittlecorner and I have started a new collaboration on Instagram with the hashtag #collectedtreasure. We would love to see your take on collecting treasures, in which ever way and where you choose to photograph them. Karen and I will be sharing some of our favourites at the end of each month. There are some beautiful images there already, it will be hard to choose! x

Creative Nature...

21 Jan 2016

Sewing around Magnolia leaves // Dots and spots // A heart of petals // Tiny frames, tiny treasures // Sewn and faded // Faffing with flowers // Dried and decorated. x

Etsy Shop Sale

3 Jan 2016

Hello! I'm just popping in to say I'm having a big sale in my Etsy shop.

All my wall sticker packs are now reduced to £1.00, my ribbon blankets are now £5.00 and my postcard packs are £1.00 for a set of 3! I also have just one large pink cloud sticker left, now £5.00. x

Collected Treasures...

31 Dec 2015

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. Ours was good, though it's this in between bit I really love. The kids playing with their new toys, pottering about at home, de-cluttering and getting the house back to normal ready for the New Year.

Our collected treasures this month have pretty much consisted of just plastic finds. All collected on our favourite Winter beach, which is so lovely and quiet now compared to the Summer months.

The mixed circle of plastic was picked up over a couple of visits. This is what we come home with, bags of mainly rubbish. Mostly it's the same culprits - cotton bud sticks that have been flushed down the toilet (who new they came in so many colours) bottle top lids, tile spacers and lighters. But amongst it, a few little treasures too. Like some Lego lost at sea, plastic animals, army men or a vintage hair pin (above is all I've collected) - I'd still love to know where those come from!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year. 2016 - It's gonna be a good one! xx


24 Dec 2015

Big waves // Blue pebbles // Beach hut colours // Pink sky // Hydrangea flowers // Pink berries, white berries, red berries // An empty beach // Flying geese.

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all a wonderful break. xx