Sunday, May 29, 2011 of books

I went to the Telegraph Hay-on-Wye book festival yesterday, the first weekend of the 10 day festival.  It attracts the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. There were also lots of nice craft stalls there! 

I went to see a really inspiring talk by the novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux about his new book 'Tao of Travel' with journalist Rosie Boycott. I also bought a ticket to see the entertainer Paul O'Grady talking with Sandi Toksvig about his new autobiography The devil rides out he was brilliant, "oh my gawd!" lots of funny stories! I spotted Professor Brian Cox too and the actor/stand-up comedian Mat Horne wandering around.

I went to some lovely cute gift shops in the town, my favourite was Chattels on market street. There was also some fabulous work by artisans at the Butter Market.

At the Butter Market I bought some ceramic butterfly buttons from Alejandra Bernales of ideas ceramics
Old books
I liked this Harper Collins dust jacket I saw in a book shop
Another cute bird print
Telegraph Hay Festival goody bag, like the bold graphic print on this bag
Other side of tote bag "All ideas start somewhere"
Outdoor books...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lovely felt headbands

I just came across this amazingly talented bridal designer and blogger - Princess Lasertron . Megan Hunt works with vintage felt and buttons to create some beautiful hand embroidered floral hairbands for brides and bridesmaids and also quirky bridal bouquets and pins. I have put some of my favourite customised flowery headbands on here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Harvey Nichols Bristol - Window display

This Harvey Nichols window display really grabbed my attention when I walked past the store in Bristol the other day. I love the playful Hollywood inspired surreal fantasy theme!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blodyn corsage

New corsage on my folksy shop made of  ivory satin fabric and  finished with a cluster of beautiful pearls. Each petal is hand-cut from layers and layers of high quality fabric.

Royal a fairytale!

Pure romance... the horse-drawn carriages and Chantilly lace, the balcony kisses and moments so breathtakingly lovely! Her gorgeous dress designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen combined tradition and modernity and beautiful hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly was used throughout the dress.

Finally the couple share a kiss on the balcony! Vanity Fair

The eight -tiered royal wedding cake

The extraordinary eight-tiered wedding cake decorated with 900 sugar-paste flowers which included 17 symbolic blooms. Utterly wonderful! The project left cake-maker Fiona Cairns exhausted but elated after working for five weeks on it!