Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

25p, 3 hrs

A few weeks ago my sister and I spent three hours in Birmingham for 25p.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

shop: Sophie Dear

I'm currently coveting these space lockets by Sophie Dear. The only thing that has so far stopped me from buying one is that I can't choose a favourite.

Monday, 14 May 2012

made: Camera Strap

When I saw this diy on D E S I G N L O V E F E S T I couldn't wait to try it out. It is such a quick and easy make and while the photos don't do it justice it looks neat and sturdy.

I changed a few things from the original - mainly around the leather parts - the shape and the way it is attached - and added a stitch to make it look stronger (this is an aesthetic thing really, the fabric glue is strong enough to hold it all together without the stitch). I'm really happy with the finished product.

photos Claire Evans

Sunday, 13 May 2012

in the post

I've been on a bit of a postcard binge lately and ordered a whole bundle to scatter across my walls a few weeks ago. They all arrived on the same day so lots of lovely post for me!

Postcards by
Seventy Tree
Bonbi Forest
That Kate Creates
Little Green Shed

photo Claire Evans

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Most of the big birthdays in year are clustered around April and May so around this time of year I get to buy all the things I've had my eye on all year and it's all entirely justified. This is what I got one of my friends.

Tote Gemma Correll
Stationery Artbox
Jewellery Ladybird Likes

photos: Claire Evans

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

watching: Archipelago

Ever since first watching Archipelago I've been quietly obsessed with it. The landscape is beautiful and strangely exotic and I love spying on all the uncomfortable, cringey and comic moments as the family slowly and clumsily weave their way through a holiday that longs to end. The greatest and most embarrassing scene of the lot being the one set over dinner in a vast and otherwise empty restaurant.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Just a few photos from last year that made me smile on Monday when I found them.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Last weekend, for a friend's birthday we all scaled the heights of Centre Point for Sunday lunch at Paramount. The view across London was amazing.

Monday, 30 April 2012

shop: V&A

 I really like the new V&A shop bags. That is all. 

 Photo Claire Evans

Sunday, 15 April 2012

knots tied

Yesterday one of my oldest friends got married. She sourced all the dusky roses herself and together with her mum did all the flower arranging for the venue. Best of all, I got to keep a bunch.

Photos Claire Evans

Thursday, 12 April 2012

theatre: She Stoops to Conquer, National Theatre

On Easter Monday I had a fun evening out at the National Theatre to see She Stoops to Conquer, a joyously fresh and funny Restoration Comedy.

photo Claire Evans

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

I was going through some old photo albums today when I found these Holga pictures from a trip I went on a couple of years ago to Eastbourne and Brighton.  I used a severely expired role of film (something I never do) and it was about a year after the trip that I got around to developing them but I was pleasantly surprised with the soft blue and pink hues.

Photos Claire Evans