Monday, 23 May 2011

Oh those trees....

This week has been a odd one for my family trees - I had a commission for a teeny size one and a huge, huge one (35 x 35 inches) so here be the Tobyboo tree garden....
 Beanies tree for Beanies Cafe - soon to be opening - all very exciting!

 The tree uses the owners of Beanies and I thought a sweetie tree made the most sense to carry out the theme - it did make me very hungry though.
 Teeny family tree
 Gorgeous 50th wedding anniversary family tree
 how it all began......

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the sea side...

....well, sort of but was lovely to come home today! Tobyboo has been to Cornwall, staying in Hayle (*tumbleweed*) but visiting the much heard and gone on about St Ives and fantastic St Michaels Mount.  The trouble with gorgeous coastline is a) in bad weather its not much fun and b) you don't appreciate it after a while because you see so much of it - then you come home and look at the photos and go oooohhhhh look at that!

I stumbled across (and so happy to have) Poppy Treffry's shop! Yay! a hope for textile artists everywhere that would like to be doing it for something more than the love of. Just incredible to see "the brand" well done Poppy and team, I salute you!

And next to Poppy's shop was Birds of a Feather boutique owned by the very lovely Juliette - a fab eclectic mix of gorgeousness including Heart Zeenas birds (that Clive gets everywhere!) and Lisa Stickley to name my faves. Both shops are in The Old Drill Hall in St Ives and so worth getting off the beach for!

St Michaels Mount was a National Trust property I'd not heard of and was just amazing. It's got a magic road! Yes, yes you could say it's the tide and all that but as far as I'm concerned castle on a hill, get there by boat - go home by walking along the magic road..... magic! Where's your sense of adventure!?

oooohhh look water......

magic road!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Something for the Weekend

So, Tobyboo took to Chiswick this weekend for the Chiswick Bazaar - I had a lovely time thanks to marvellous neighbours (Lockes Loves and Co and Lucent Jewels) and found many marvellous gems....

 The amazing multiplying vintage plate cake stands from Lockes Loves
and neighbour on the other side - Lucent Jewels

both from Flea Market Floozy

Gorgeous vintage fabric cushions and lampshades... desperately trying to find the card for details but will add as soon as...
very excited to fondle natthakur leathers in the flesh

oh yes, Toby had his face painted for the very first time - yes he chose Father Christmas.

and hoopla! look what my prize at the end of the day was!!! I treated myself to a gorgeously clever natthakur purse! yay!

All round an adventure of a tiring weekend - thank you Chiswick!

Friday, 13 May 2011


This weekend - 14th/15th May I'm very excited to be part of the Chiswick Bazaar at the Chiswick Town Hall - look at the company I'll be keeping! Hoorah......

I've jabbered on about the leather delights of accessories designer Nat Thakhur before so can't wait to see the pieces in the flesh.

Have a feeling that Acorn and Will will be getting some pennies from me - love their hair accessories for one thing!

Can't wait to have a rummage through Flea Market Floozy - I would be over the pastry moon to find a Fred baking set like the one I used to have.

Please come and say hello!