Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Packaging Love

Some of my gifts from Su, my creative partner at Magpie & Mustard bought me some food treats.  I have to confess that this is in fact my replacement box of Rude Health thins, as I love them.  I have yet to taste Miller's Toast, as I am saving them for when we have friends over.  But I keep stroking the box as I love the photography used in the packaging.  Oh how I would love to go into food and still life photography.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Just trying out larger photos on my blog.  I took this photo of C this morning, she is thrilled with a 'new' t-shirt!  It used to be L's a few years back, but it is new to her!

Monday, 27 June 2011


My new Ginger Beer Bottle bought from a car boot sale for £2!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

My Random Week

Last week we had so much planned.  R had the rare week off work and we planned days out and house updates.  Alas L, woke at 2am on Monday with a vomiting bug...two days later C caught it, so we have laid the plans to rest.  So when I could I took a photo!

Thursday, 23 June 2011


This arrived a day early from my friend Jen.  Thought the colours clashed beautifully and loved the patterned paper.  Today we celebrated my birthday.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Venture

These are the two possible logos for our new venture Magpie and Mustard.  My friend Su and I have joined forces and come with a few posters and cards to sell online and through other stockists.  The first will be a children's poster.  So please watch this space!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Words are both my friend and my enemy.  They define and they blur.  Since last week my love affair with words are started to rekindle.  I am guessing it is because I have been thinking so much about designing children's posters and cards.  Also I keep remembering that when I was studying my degree, we would discuss for hours what the author or filmmaker wanted to leave with their reader or audience.  Now hours of reading is reduced to minutes.  So I am trying to think of a sentence a day, similar to the habit blog.  

Monday, 13 June 2011

Brillant Brighton

A few scenes from our visits to Brighton this month!  Presently I am working with a friend on some children's posters, so please bear with me and watch this space.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Hope that it gives you a little feel of what our refurbished kitchen looks like!

Before and After

Now there is still a few finishing touches that we have to deal with but here is a couple of before and after shots of our kitchen and dining space.

Monday, 6 June 2011


It has been all about the sunny days and making the most of the weather, until late yesterday when the rain clouds descended.  It was long overdue, as the grass and plants in our back garden needed a good soaking.  L asked me why peonies were my favourite flower, I managed to bore her with my answer.  I gleefully explained that the texture and scent of this flower reminded me of summer days filled with happiness and romance with natures beauty and how when the flower blooms in seems to full of endless amounts of petals....yawn!  She laughed as I told her I snapped about 86 photos of our bouquet on the kitchen table.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Days Out

This half term, we have made arrangements to see just one friend.  I made the decision that it would be nice for it to be the three of us and R when he could join us.  The girls loved being together and L benefitted from having one to one with me.  We are at that stage when we have to take the girls off for one to one time.  Also in the midst of seeing friends most weekends, we seemed to have forgotten how to hang out with just 'us'.