Cool prints to own, give or wish for

Living in a very limited space has proved a difficult challenge but for a print lover like me it also means limited wall space. Me and my other half are entertaining the idea of “upgrading” to a 1 bedroom flat instead of the cute tiny studio we now live in. So I have allowed myself to look around, print-dreaming of that near future in which once again I have a blank wall to fill.

Iris - Conrad Roset

I actually own this beauty. It is one of my most loved possessions and I thought it definitely deserved a place here. I saved to buy myself an original and it makes me very happy every time I look at it! It is made by the very talented Conrad Roset. If you want to grab one for yourself you can visit his shop here.

Bad hair day - Doodling a smile

And how big is your smile right now? Funny print with a sun on it will bright up your day. Bad Hair Day from Doodling a smile is to give and to wish for.

Boats - Maddison Graphic

Black and white, check. Simple lines, check. Awesome boats, check. In my list, Boats from Maddison Graphic has it all. One for the future home office, or the bedroom, or the bathroom.

Bowl Stack - Strawberry luna

Super colourful print Bowl Stack from Strawberry Luna would be an awesome housewarming present. You know, in case you want to send me something when we eventually move house  : )

I print - Yeah No Yeah

I have allowed myself to sneak this one in here even though we also own it. George gave it to me for my birthday this year and I think it’s ace. It’s part of a series of a very graphic-y alphabet from Yeah No Yeah. Find your initial!

During the time that I have been writing this post, something funny happened. I was remembering out loud how much I like the boat print and wishing we had more wall space. I thought I had already shown it to George but apparently I hadn’t. He loved it as well so we have now purchased it so we aresure it definitely has a space on our next home. Yay!

Meet Mr Nutcracker – a downloadable paper DIY

 

The holiday season is fast approaching and, as every year, the spotlight is on snowmen, Santa Claus and reindeers. But what about the other dudes? The three kings, the drummer boy, the nutcracker? I personally think the nutcracker is pretty ace, so on that note I decided to create a DIY nutcracker paper doll.

Well, hello there. Meet Mr. Nutcracker, he is a DIY paper doll and he loves hanging out outdoors or, alternatively, indoors, on Christmas trees  ideally, next to miniature candy canes. He is also pretty relaxed about just chilling anywhere around the house during other times of the year.

Yesterday, we spent the morning outside taking advantage of the sunny weather. This is Mr. Nutcracker’s sunny winter photoshoot.

You can have a Mr. Nutcracker of your own. You can download his lovely body parts here. I recommend printing them in the thickest paper you can, I drew mine in sketch paper which proved to be too flimsy and was quite hard to get Mr N to stand up straight. For his joints I used mini brads, which if you are in the UK they are quite hard to find. I finally found them in Hobbycraft, otherwise you can find them online.

If you print him about half its size and manage to cut them out and put them together you could have pretty much the coolest Christmas tree decoration in the making, ever. Happy crafting!

Pattern love

Awesome patterns? I think so. Check out this beauties we have lately stumbled upon.

Purple love. Utopian flying by Estrella de Anis

I love every single one of her patterns. Farm to table by Elizabeth Olwen, very talented girl she is.

Great kids towel from Zara Kids, I want it!

Super cute bee pattern from Embletree. You can heck out more of her stuff on her Flickr Photostream

Bold and cheerful floral pattern made by Helen Dardik

Geometric patterns from Kate Thomas, have them on your iPhone!