Thursday, 29 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Magpie on a roof

Inspired by the many magpies of Manchester


It's been a great week for finding bargains! After finding lots of brilliant things at the car boot fair we also got these G-plan side tables with their lovely curvy legs and the perfect desk for doing my printing on.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


I've just realised I haven't posted any of my photos from our anniversary weekend in Edinburgh. We went to the cutest sweet shop called Lickety Split and one of my favourite shops The Red Door Gallery on Victoria Street.

Two for Joy

Monday, 26 July 2010

Magpie no2

I'm so pleased with how this turned out...I only used a bad photo of a drawing I'd done to mess around with on photoshop, but the effect I got from only partly clearing up the design is almost like a lino print.


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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Make a little birdhouse in your soul

Another great design from Qualy to add to our growing collection of useful little birds. The birdhouse fixes to your wall or door and the Sparrow keyring sits happily inside it till you need to pop out. As if that wasn't brilliant enough, the bird can also be used as a whistle!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Tatty Devine returns to 44!

We're delighted to welcome back Tatty Devine jewellery to 44! Their fantastic Seaside Bunting necklace has arrived with perfect timing, just as the Bailgate Street Party begins and the streets are strung with bunting and balloons. We also have the Seagull with Heart necklace and very realistic Crisp necklace.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Brown Paper Bag

The Japanese masking tapes have arrived! Here's just one example of how they can be used to turn something simple into something beautiful. We are now selling our brown paper bags so you can make your own personalised gift bags (small 30p, large 50p)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Bookrest Lamp

I love this new bookrest lamp by Suck UK, featured in their new catalogue which arrived yesterday. A very simple but useful idea and it appears to give off a lovely warm glow. It's a similar idea to the 'Birdside Table' by Alex Hellum, a bedside table shaped like a birdhouse which you can put your open book on as the roof.


These photographic stickers from Katy & June will look great on envelopes & notebooks combined with the masking tape. We've also got this illustrated parcel tape by Belle & Boo for wrapping larger things, and the lovely stamped gift tags too.

Twine & Tape

I'm planning a whole new world of gift wrap for 44....the idea is you'll be able to buy paper bags (brown paper & stripy), luggage tags, kraft paper etc and decorate them with pretty string, sticky tapes, stickers and stamps. I've found these absolutely gorgeous Japanese masking tapes from mt and stripy twines from Divine Twine which should be arriving soon. So excited!!!

Pretty Paper

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Thinking of getting my hair cut shorter...something like Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl? I love her stripey top too.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Kay van-Bellen

We're delighted to have some beautiful prints by Kay van-Bellen in 44. There are 8 drawings in the series, digitally printed on A4 160 gms Etival paper or graph paper. See more of her screen prints at