Saturday, 29 March 2014

Wandering - Through the North Wales Valleys

A week ago, we decided to take the Capri for a drive and get a big bowl of fresh air. It's been a while since we took a trip to the Snowdonian Mountains, and because Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed are on the way, we had to stop by and enjoy this great British weather!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Pinterest addiction #2

New Selection!

1. I really like this fashion mixed media illustration by Niki Roehreke
2. Sun! We could do with a bit more sunshine around here...
3. ...And I could do with some holidays! Greece would be a great place to visit
4. I NEED more tops like this in my life
5. Yum, can't wait to try the recipe!
6. Love this poster and the way the photo is included into the type

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Wandering - Conwy Estuary

Now that the weather seems to be picking up, we decided to explore the Conwy Estuary, just down the road from where we live. Since we moved here, back in January, we've seen the estuary from our bedroom window, through the rain and cloud, but finally the sky was clear, so we put on a good coat and a warm hat to brave the cold!

The bird sanctuary was such an amazing place to see during the hours before dusk, and I managed to take some interesting shots of the landscape. Hope you like them :)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Portfolio update #1

Lately I've been doing some more interesting works in the office, here is a little taster. If you would like to see all my projects, both personal and professional, you can see them here!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

DIY - Old Ladder to Plant Shelf

Lately I've decided to start some DIY projetcs on my own and get my hands dirty! (Usually, it would be my man doing this kind of thing). When I saw this old stained ladder going cheap, I thought it would  make a great shelf for some plants in the porch.

First step was to sand it down a bit to make sure the paint would stick well to the wood and not flake off. Then I painted a couple of coats of white matt emulsion.

I wanted to add a splash of colour to the ladder, and found a few pots of matt aqua paint in a local DIY shop (this colour is very me). I didn't want to add too much colour so I decided to paint only the very top step.

To have an aged effect, I sanded down the edges and a few bits here and there. Having a bit of the original wood colour showing through the paint is always good for that old rustic look.

Once I was happy with the result, it only needed a quick coat of varnish to keep it from chipping and marking easily. Then it was just the case of putting my nice new plants on, and voilĂ  !

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Pinterest addiction #1

Like many of you out there, I have given in to Pinterest addiction, and pinning, repinning and liking has become part of my daily routine (much more that I'd like to admit)! So, here's a selection of my 6 favourite pins of the moment, just for you. You deserve it!

1. I love the mix of colours and furniture in this interior
2. Details like this gold bulb can make a room!
3. I really need to try that recipe from Season & Suppers (miam)
4. Interesting combination of a delicate illustration with a bold design
5. I'm a huge fan of Leah Duncan's botanic illustrations
6. Because, come on, that's so cute!!

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Is winter over yet?

A few days ago, I bought some nice flowers and plants to dress up a DIY project I'm working on (post coming up soon!) and with the sun shining this morning, I couldn't help but wish that spring was already here. Why is this country always so bloody cold?