New Illustration Designs on Society6

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 I'm really pleased to announce that I've launched three new designs on Society6 which are now available as prints, canvases, cushions, bags, notepads and more! The works feature mixed media of fine pen illustrations based on old fashioned scientific etchings of the natural world. These are then placed with some swirling colourful ink work to … Continue reading New Illustration Designs on Society6

Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style

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Oh no! Another post about succulents! I cant help it! Listen, I just got back from a quick trip to Homebase DIY store upon where I spotted some really nice succulents in sturdt ceramic pots. The plants are of a good size and pots are in a range of muted pastel and earthy shades, for … Continue reading Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style

Succulent Terrarium in Geometric Glass and Gold – How to Plant Tutorial

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Earlier this year I bought a geometric glass and metal candle holder which was hung out in the garden all Summer. Now as my succulent plant obsession grows I'm turning it into a terrarium! This style of glass and metal ornament has been very popular and there are many around. Here's what I did as … Continue reading Succulent Terrarium in Geometric Glass and Gold – How to Plant Tutorial

First Experiments – Ink Swirls and Animal Illustrations

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Following on from my last post I've created some quick first experiments using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and I really am pleased with the results. Especially for a first try.   I went for three fairly earthy colours as I wanted to keep the palette fairly natural. This is definitely worth pursuing for me. Now … Continue reading First Experiments – Ink Swirls and Animal Illustrations

Antique Animal Illustrations – There’s Potential Here…

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I recently found a book on a Brooklyn street sale which I wrote about here: Fanciful Animal Illustration Find. Since then I've been looking at other books by the same publisher (Dover) who have a array of great sounding titles like: 'The Day Of The Dead: A Pictorial Archive Of Dia De Los Muertos' 'Art … Continue reading Antique Animal Illustrations – There’s Potential Here…

The Amazing Bowerbirds on BBC Planet Earth 2

The last episode of the amazing Planet Earth 2 BBC nature documentary series has just finished airing. One of the animals featured was my very favourite and company namesake the Bowerbird! This cheeky bird was stealing good looking items from his neighbours Bower to try and impress the ladies. What goes around comes around though... … Continue reading The Amazing Bowerbirds on BBC Planet Earth 2

Gift Guide: DIY Craft Home Decor Gifts

Receiving a well-made, thoughtful and handmade gift is pretty special - force this special feeling on your loved ones by being the giver of one of these wonderful presents! There are a few reasons toa go handmade, for some it's simply their creativity bursting forth and giving homemade gifts for the pleasure of it. For … Continue reading Gift Guide: DIY Craft Home Decor Gifts

Stranger Things Christmas Tree Tutorial with Printable Template

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On my last post I was looking at Easy & Stylish DIY Alternatives To Christmas Trees. For my Christmas decorations this year I decided to go with a fallen tree branch decorated with multi-coloured lights and some alphabet baubles for a Stranger Things inspired Christmas Tree! For those not in the know, Stanger Things is … Continue reading Stranger Things Christmas Tree Tutorial with Printable Template

8 Easy & Stylish DIY Alternatives To Christmas Trees

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My flat is fairly small and we usually spend Christmas Day at our parents' so the need for a Christmas tree to 'keep presents under' has been fairly defunct for the past few years. I do decorate the flat, just no tree. This year I feel like I want somewhere proper for the presents to … Continue reading 8 Easy & Stylish DIY Alternatives To Christmas Trees