Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I did some modelling for MAIYA, a new fashion label by Designer Helen Stew a couple of weeks ago. I've never ever done modelling before, and look like I need a tan but the clothes I wore were beautiful!

Ethical fashion designer Helen has applied to show her collection during London Fashion Week this September for Esthetica, Spring/Summer 2012. She works with organic, fair trade and recycled materials but ethical fashion needn't be dowdy... MAIYA's gorgeous collection is really elegant with an edge!

Here are some photos of the collection taken by emerging photographer Eva Bartussek..

Monday, April 25, 2011

Best of british

Rule Britannia...I love this patriotic colour scheme of reds, blues and whites. I've seen products everywhere celebrating the marriage of Kate and Wills. Only a few days to go until the big day! So I thought I'd post a collage of my favourite Royal wedding memorabilia...

1. Royal wedding cupcakes Style & Grace
2,3,4 Royal wedding partyware
5. Keep calm and marry on free print from tom kat studio
6. Wallpaper Crowns and Coronets -Graham and Brown 
7. Royal wedding partyware notontthehighst 

and some more below...

Limited edition Kate and Wills wedding biscuit tin commissioned by Kate Forrester at Marks and Spencer. I bought myself a tin today!

Royal afternoon tea!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Photo taken in my back garden this gorgeous sunny afternoon
I love this dusty pink flower corsage brooch on Etsy by Maria Louise

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter everyone!

Hot Cross Buns are a fun, meaningful Easter tradition and as it's Good Friday I thought I'd post this yummy picture!

Below are some Easter theme cards by Hannah Madden

Daf-oh-dilly- Lovely block printed cards on Folksy by Hannah Madden. You can visit her blog here
Chick-Chick also by Hannah Madden on Etsy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I have been doing evening classes in GCSE Spanish this year (I'm still not very good and can only just about order a beer!!!!) and I had an oral exam yesterday so I thought I'd post this video....
.....I just want to pack my bags and go to La Playa in Spain now... although the weather is gorgeous and sunny here in South Wales. Hope you like the video! Besos xx

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring is Here

Pink collection
Spring is finally here!...........It's been a beautiful sunny Spring day here in Swansea I thought I'd share these gorgeous photographs with you. I love the mood and colours of these vintage style prints by Claudia, also known as Twiggs and photography is her passion. You can follow Twiggs on her blog and you can also buy her Lomography prints from her A Lomo love affair etsy shop.

Pink Flowers 8x10 Lomography Print


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hair fascinators

Hi, I have just started making hair fascinators out of vintage fabric and buttons. I sold a lovely headpiece today at the Gorseinon food festival and I think it looks fabulous on the lady who bought it from Heulwen Designs! :).
Here are some inspiring and gorgeous fascinators:
House of telsa
House of telsa
Oh my Deer

Gorseinon food festival

I had a great day at the Gorseinon Food Festival. It's in it's second year and this year was bigger and better than ever! It was organised by Mr William Sweetman along with a team of volunteers from the Gorseinon development trust and local businesses in the area including Shirley who runs Millie's Market and Sian Day who was also organising cooking demonstrations for the day. There were over 100 food and drink stalls and craft stalls plus lots of fantastic entertainment.  Heulwen Designs had a stall there and had a really good day!

Heulwen Designs Petal Pin-Cushions
Heulwen Designs craft stall

A beautiful beaded necklace on Dane Smith's lovely jewellery stall contact Diane on 01792 233139

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ahhh Spring and pretty pastels

Here is a selection of some lovely Easter cards I have added to my new card collection, inspired by bluebells, paisley's, cherry blossoms and sunny Spring days.......
Cherry blossoms by Rinne Allen
Paisley fabric from
Bluebells on a Sunday afternoon

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Petal Pincushions

 Here are some reversible petal pin cushions that I made today. 

I think they are so cute and useful too! I made these out of vintage fabric, felt and fabric covered buttons. I will be selling more of these on my Folksy shop and at craft fairs

The next craft fair I will be going to will be the Gorseinon Food Festival held on Saturday the 16th of April.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Swap

This weekend, 2nd &3rd of April at the National Waterfront Museum there is a book swap event, organised with Oxfam and the Environment Centre. It's a chance to swap any unwanted books for a new read - for free! The 'book' event inspired a drop-in Make and Mend workshop which was also at the Museum today.  We de-constructed old books and transformed them into photo frames, necklaces, envelopes etc....! 

Every month there is a themed up-cycling workshop for adults where you can delve into baskets of forgotten bits and bobs and create something to be proud of.  Not only is it a fantastic way to help the environment, but its a lot of fun too! The next Make&Mend workshop at the museum is on the 7th of May and the theme is Plants & Flowers. The afternoon workshops are between 1:30pm-4pm and are £3 each, places are limited so  advance booking is required on (01792)638950

Here are some examples below of the photo frames I made today.

And there are so many more things you can do with old book pages like these flower corsages!

Book flowers by Jane LaFazio

Wall art