Wednesday 22 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

A Rob Ryan rip-off inspired Christmas card printed on my lovely Gocco! (Bring back gocco...)

Weird how recognisable people are even in silhouette.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Thursday 16 December 2010

Glitter Everywhere...

For any of you Gocco addicts out there you might recognise my 'home-made' Christmas baubles...
These are made from used Gocco lightbulbs.
For those not in-the-know a Gocco is a Japanese screen printing machine, now unfortunately discontinued - to burn your screen you use two lightbulbs, and once you've used them they are done.

I've gocco'd this year's Christmas cards - will do a post about those once I've sent them all - and then I re-used the light-bulbs to make some baubles for the tree!
Playing with glitter for the first time in about 15 years... it's a bloomin' pain!

Friday 10 December 2010

After Dark

Thanks to my parents we have two nights of freedom, Coco is away!
Our evenings are NOT starting with trying to force-feed healthy food with the bribery of pudding, negotiating lengths of bath time, chasing a naked child with her pajamas and being guilt-tripped into reading a series of bizarre children's stories...

So yesterday after this spectacular sunset I headed from West to East to do some late night shopping in Cheshire Street and to meet H from work for supper at Hawksmoor - yes I'm having a red-meat week (GREAT burger at Bob Bob Ricard earlier this week with the Urban gang).

If you are in London and looking for a more relaxed way to do your Christmas shopping (with mulled wine and minced pies giving extra shopping incentive) I'd highly recommend a wander around the 'Shoreditch Christmas Triangle'. They are doing two more late night shopping evenings on 16th and 23rd December.

And if you are not in London then a few of the stores have good online shops too:
Mar Mar & Co
Labour and Wait

Off to Le Cafe Anglais on a 'double date' tonight... I'm packing it in before I'm trapped by new-motherhood!

Thursday 9 December 2010

Oooh, soft furnishings!

More fabric to be cut and stitched. This time for our bedroom blinds; this will add some colour and a maybe a bit of a tropical 70's vibe? Hmmm not sure that was what I was aiming for, but I just love it.

It's on a roll, which for some reason seems more exciting than just plain old folded. Me and Hugh picked this up from Liberty and bought it home on the bus over a month ago, but I only just unwrapped it now I'm ready to start sewing. I'm amazed at my own self discipline!

Better get on, snip-snip, stitch stitch.

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Lovely Lights & Children's Classics

I'm feeling the love for lights by Original BTC.
It's almost like now I've found them I can't seem to go for anything else. Latest addition to my workspace is this desklight, plus we'll also have to find a home for two 'teapot' lights, well, more than two actually if I get my own way! Shown on display at Liberty's below.

We've already got the hector pendants in our kitchen (above) and two swan wall lights in our bathroom (top pic).

In the background of the desk photo are four slightly indulgent Anthropologie purchases. Classic children's books from Puffin with cloth covers designed by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. Unfortunately it was impossible to just buy one when confronted with the collection. I got Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables (which as Jess pointed out yesterday doesn't actually have the most appropriate cover as Anne is well known to be a tomboy and the cover is pink with bows and teapots on) Peter Pan and The Secret Garden.
I think these must be an Anthropologie exclusive at the moment as I couldn't find them anywhere else. They'd make beautiful gifts, but these are going to be staying put here for the moment!