London Indie Book Haul

I went to London for a work meeting the other day and decided to make the most of being in the Big Smoke and checking out some of the amazing independent bookshops there. Starting out with Daunt Books in Marylebone (about a 20 min walk from Paddington Station), I got a facsimile hardback edition of … Continue reading London Indie Book Haul

Books I got in October (2017)

The last month or so I've really tried to get back into reading, and working in a little indie bookshop has definitely helped! I also decided around a month ago that I want to look into doing a Masters next year, and found a course that sounds really good in Cardiff. It's an MA in … Continue reading Books I got in October (2017)

Filling the new house with art… (Part I)

As I may have mentioned a couple of times, Max (my boyfriend) and I moved house last week and we've been trying to make it as cosy and homely as possible. (You can read our moving story here). And, with both of us being illustrators, we needed to get some pictures on the walls asap, … Continue reading Filling the new house with art… (Part I)

The Jacket of Glory – Part III: Ohh Deer & uStudio

Part three is here! (Check out parts one (Pin Club) and two (AdamJK & Veronica Dearly) here) Every Thursday I share with you a little bit more of my pin collection and this week is time for all the pins and patches I got from illustrated gift stores Ohh Deer and uStudio. Starting with Ohh Deer, all … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part III: Ohh Deer & uStudio

Punky Pins had a seconds sale and I couldn’t resist.

So yeah, I was recently browsing Punky Pins' website and they had a huuuuuuuuge seconds sale on so who am I to deny myself some beautiful additions to my collection? (Also - supporting independent businesses is a good thing to do, yo). Firstly, I'll explain what a seconds sale is - it's when a seller has … Continue reading Punky Pins had a seconds sale and I couldn’t resist.

The Jacket of Glory – Part II: AdamJK & Veronica Dearly

Following on from last week's Jacket of Glory post, I thought this week I'd share my collection of AdamJK and Veronica Dearly pins and patches. First up, AdamJK. I ordered some bits off his website when his book Pick Me Up came out for preorder and I think it might have been the first time … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part II: AdamJK & Veronica Dearly

August Favourites

I have compiled a list of my favourite things this month, consisting of everything from bowls to paint - hope you enjoy! In no particular order, I'm going to start off with this bowl from TKMaxx, which I've already mentioned in a previous blog post because I eat my breakfast out of it every single day … Continue reading August Favourites

The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club

To start off my Jacket of Glory series, I'm going to show you all the pins I have from Pin Club, a UK-based monthly pin subscription service that showcases illustrators/pin designers and sends you a surprise pin every month for £5. Above: Hand: Pin Club Houses: Abby Galloway Flamingo Ring: Designosaur Amour: Joanna Behar Live a … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club

Nabbed myself some Northern Craft goodies

Recently it seemed like all my favourite illustrators had made amazing pins but they were all exclusive to Northern Craft's Pin Drop event (which is an amazing idea for an exhibition - they asked 21 illustrators to design pins and are now exhibiting them together up in Leeds). Living so far away, I had given … Continue reading Nabbed myself some Northern Craft goodies