The Great British Sewing Bee

February 26, 2014

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens. The programme sees amateur sewers take on challenges each week for one to be crowned the best home sewer.

We saw how the Great British Bake Off took the UK by storm, with a trend for baking coming back into fashion. Will it now be the turn of the Great British Sewing Bee? Take a look my Great British Sewing Bee collection from stores and designers…

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TheBlueberryPatch

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QuirkyBee

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EllenCushionAlsoHome

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SarahMoorePeaPodPinCushion

Images Via:

1. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.co.uk

2. The Blueberry Patch: www.theblueberrypatch.co.uk

3. Quirky Bee: http://quirkybee.co.uk/

4. Also Home: www.alsohome.com

5. Sarah Moore: www.sarahmoorehome.co.uk

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Item of the week…

December 20, 2012

My favourite item this week is this ‘Egg Votive in Silver’ from Graham & Green. It would look beautiful on the mantlepiece over christmas but still lovely when the decorations have been taken down in the new year. It would add a touch of glistening light, reflecting from the hand decorated glass and beads pattern.

Egg Votive in Silver

 

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Graham & Green: http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

Item of the week…

November 23, 2012

This is Mister Elephant, a decorative animal head available from Bodie & Fou. You can choose from the elephant, a polar bear or a fox, all equally cute and a very unique. These heads are handmade and are ideal for creating a beautiful feature on children’s bedroom wall.

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www.bodieandfou.com

Love… Emma Bridgewater

July 19, 2012

The other day my mum saved two Emma Bridgewater plates from being smashed in a school fate crockery smash and brought them home for me – from my favourite Pink Heart collection too! I have always dreamed of one day having a country home with a collection of Emma Bridgewater crockery in the kitchen and I am now kind of on my way to that dream…!  Emma Bridgewater is a company that designs kitchen products, all of which are handmade and hand painted. The wide range of collections is fitting to every taste and each one adds a touch of pattern to a kitchen. They are ideal for creating that true country kitchen look and decorating your dresser.

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www.emmabridgewater.co.uk

Monsoon Homeware

July 11, 2012

One of my favourite homeware ranges is Monsoon Homeware, not only for its unique and gorgeous products, but also as they are handcrafted and ethically made. Consisting of lighting, bedding, cushions and photo frames to name a few, Monsoon’s look is always individual and distinctive, making their products great for adding character an interior. Monsoon has a boho chic look about it as well as multicultural influences being seen in most of their items. A lot of the accessories would make lovely gifts too!

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Monsoon Homeware: http://www.monsoon.co.uk/Home

Love…Bone Inlay

July 4, 2012

Bone inlay home accessories have been updated with a contemporary twist these days and are proving to be a popular way of adding a touch of something special to an interior. They can add a hint of elegance or a splash of the exotic and can be mixed within a variety of home decor styles. I think they make beautiful pieces because of their hand-made and detailed qualities. Here are my favourite bone home furnishings products:

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 1. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

2. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

3. Monsoon Home: http://uk.monsoon.co.uk

4. Niki Jones: www.niki-jones.co.uk

Although the summer is now upon us, all things knitted and crocheted are still proving popular. I think it is their comforting qualities and the fact that like in summer fashion, crochet pieces provide a balance of lightness yet warmth from a breeze on the beach and all important stylishness. The popularity of knitted and crochet items has come from the current economic climate, with people returning to ‘make do and mend’ and making products by hand. Designers have taken these traditional techniques and brought them into today’s designs. This trend isn’t just suiting of neutral schemes but it is also brought together with the current pastel and brights trend. These items are ideal for creating a summer interior that is relaxed, fresh and airy that still provides warmth on a cool summer’s night.

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1.  Occa Home: www.occa-home.co.uk

2. Christien Meindertsma: www.christienmeindertsma.com

3. 95 percent Danish: www.95percentshop.co.uk

4. Also Home: www.alsohome.com

5. Paola Lenti: www.paolalenti.it

Fabric Covered Hangers

June 22, 2012

Today after sorting though my wardrobe, I decided I was tired with plastic shop clothes hangers making my wardrobe look like a shop rail! To create more appealing hangers I used scraps of fabric and wrapped them around the hangers. Such a simple and easy idea and the inside of my wardrobe now looks pretty and decorative. Take a look below…

Angel wings as a form of interior decoration can be found in quite a few interior stores lately and seem to be very popular. Hanging a pair of these angel wings would create an eye-catching and unique feature to a room, whilst adding a feminine and glamorous look.  I have put together a selection of these beautiful interior accessories.

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1.  Primrose & Plum: www.primroseandplum.co.uk

2. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

3. Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

4. Camel & Yak: www.notonthehighstreet.com/camelandyak

Hanging hearts have been around for quite a while now and are still very popular. They are an ideal home accessory, looking perfect on door knobs, drawer knobs and hung on walls and would complete the Shabby Chic look in your home. Here are my favourites…

 

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Images Via:

1. Live Laugh Love: www.livelaughlove.co.uk

2. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

3. Through The Cottege Door: www.throughthecottagedoor.co.uk

4. Live Laugh Love: www.livelaughlove.co.uk

5. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

6. Ticketty Boo: www.notonthehighstreet.com/tickettyboo