March Favourites 2014

Can someone tell me where March went please? Wowzers it was a fast month!

Firstly, I’d love to share with you a little feature I had this week on the Eleanor’s NYC blog. They are a fashionable biking accessories store in New York and offer biking tips and DIYs on their blog. You can read my interview here. It includes this cheesy photo if you need any persuading haha!

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Anyway, here are my favourites for March including some handmade, craft, stationery, fashion and beauty things I’ve been loving.

Handmade coasters by Finest Imaginary and The Bellwether.

Handmade-Coasters

Getting back into Smashbooking!

Pink-Smash-Book

Smashbooking

This beautiful handmade mint doily is from a fellow Etsy seller in Cambridgeshire. It’s utterly stunning and really delicate.

Mint-Green-Doily

My sweet pea Cambridge Satchel comes on all tea and coffee dates with me. I’m now coveting the Shoulder Bag in Orchid and the luggage tags to add to my collection.

Sweet-Pea-Cambridge-Satchel

New (to me) stationery brands. My Kikki.K haul has been keeping me very happy. Can you see a mint theme in this blog post?!

Kikki-K-Stationery-Review

Gold Bakers Twine from Riky and Nina on Etsy.

White-Gold-Bakers-Twine

Of course I’m no beauty blogger and I’m actually not that much of a make up gal, but I absolutely love Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. Well worth the £20 price tag.

Benefit-Theyre-Real-Mascara

New shoes! When I want to buy something new, I always wait at least 30 days before purchasing to make sure I still want it. These Patent Mary Janes from Topshop are so super comfy and go with my wardrobe well (I wear dresses every day).

Topshop-Patent-Mary-Janes

What have been your favourites this month?

If you’re a stationery geek like me, keep an eye out for next week’s posts as it is National Stationery Week! There will be giveaways and lots of inspiration, so make sure you are following via my links below.

Toodles!

Claire

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January Favourites 2014

Following on from my December Favourites post, I thought I’d share some things I’ve been loving this month.

The new year has been inspiring me to clear out and makeover areas of our home. At the moment I am working on my craft space! This little rabbit lamp from Tiger has already been placed on my new desk.

Rabbit-Lamp


Continuing with the Tiger lamps, I also picked up this toadstool desk lamp, too cute.

Toadstool-Lamp


Candles will probably always feature in my favourites. This scented sewing spool candle was a gift from friends. They are available on NOTHS.

Sewing-Spool-Candle


As I’ve been getting my craft space organised, I have also sorted through my yarn stash.

Yarn-Winder

I borrowed this yarn winder from a friend and it’s been pretty relaxing to wind up everything! Somehow I feel like I can justify my stash now….

Winding-Yarn-On-A-Ball-Winder

Still loving Scrabble of course! I’ve started the year super inspired to bring lots of new Scrabble ideas to my Etsy store. The new Scrabble keyrings are already selling!

Wooden-Scrabble-Tiles

Obviously I’m no beauty blogger, but I’ve been enjoying these Barry M Nailpolishes ALOT. Glitter nail polishes definitely brighten a dull rainy day and we’ve been getting tons of those in the UK right now.

Barry-M-Glitter-Nailpolish

This Pomegranate Barry M polish is from the Gelly range and I would recommend!

Barry-M-Gelly-Hi-Shine-Pomegranate-Nail-Polish

Improving my photography has been a goal of mine for some time now. The A Beautiful Mess Photography Book is helping with inspiration and tips.

A-Beautiful-Mess-Photography-Book

Especially the DIY elements of course!

A-Beautiful-Mess-Photography-Book-Props

The fact that my Fuji Film Instax Mini camera is pink makes me want to take so many more pictures.

Fuji-Film-Instax-Mini-8-Camera-Pink

The Scrap booking posts on A Beautiful Mess have also inspired me to continue with my “I Heart Cambridge” one. I’m treating it more like a smash book and sticking in photos, papers and tickets etc.

I-Heart-Cambridge-Scrapbook

There’s something about Polaroid photos isn’t there?

Polaroid-Photos

This time last year, Cambridge had snow. The weather has been crazy these last few months with freak storms and flooding across a lot of the UK. I haven’t seen snow since I went to Vancouver!

Scrapbooking-Winter

My goal for this month was to get organised and work hard on the craft space makeover. I’m super excited to show you when it’s done. The furniture is almost complete (I’m looking for a comfy crochet chair at the moment) and the decor ideas are coming together. Any excuse to scour Pinterest for craft storage ideas eh?

What have been your favourites this month?

Toodles!

Claire

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