Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
This wonderful limited edition tea towel has been designed by Maria Holmer Dahlgren to celebrate the Royal Wedding on April 29th. 'I DO' has been cleverly highlighted within 'IN LONDON' and the W ♥ K on the tree trunk is a very sweet touch. Printed on 100% cotton linen and made in Great Britain. Available to buy in 44 an online.
Monday, 28 March 2011
At the weekend we began reupholstering a set of four lovely G-plan chairs with Sanderson's Dandelion Clocks fabric. It's our first upcycling project and I'm very pleased with the result. Using the staple gun has been a bit tougher than expected as the seat bases are made from very hard wood. Just three more to go now! I've also got two 1950s stools to play with after these are finished which may be a bit trickier.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Our neighbours cat was having a good look around our garden this morning and nearly snuck into my studio when I wasn't looking. I invited him in for tea but he didn't accept this time. I think I may have found a friend though.
UPDATE: He is actually a she and called Milly!
Sunday, 20 March 2011
My husband bought me these beautiful hooks made from spoons at Lustre craft fair in Nottingham. I've been waiting for the perfect place to put them and they're now on the old shelf we saved and repainted in the studio. Now what to hang on a spoon stamped with 'Hopes'??
Thursday, 17 March 2011
I'm very pleased to announce (cue trumpets!) that I've ordered some of this fantastic red white & blue twine to add to our range of Divine Twine at 44. The perfect thing to wrap around your wedding gift for Will & Kate! Watch this space for a link to the web shop when it arrives...
Wonderful & clever ways to use your twine can be found at the Whisker Graphics blog, here, including this amazing cupcake!
Monday, 14 March 2011
My studio is finished at last, hooray! (except for a door handle that dropped off) So excited! I've started moving furniture in and bought a plant yesterday to add to the lovely orange tree that my mum gave me. The plan chest is from Luna in Nottingham, the lamp is from Folly & Glee, and the rest of the furniture is a mixture of random finds from charity shops. More photos to follow soon...and hopefully some drawings and prints when I get going.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
When two worlds of cuteness collide this is the wonderful result! Momiji have collaborated with Sanrio to bring you the Momiji x Hello Kitty range of dolls, available in limited numbers in our shop and at www.fortyfourshop.co.uk, and will soon be releasing a range of zakka (accessories) to match!