Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Little Zoo

Since decorating our front room recently, I've been on the look out for nice art work for the walls, even though I still haven't managed to hang any of our existing pictures back up! But these things take time and consideration don't they?! :)
But today, Over on Automatism I spotted this fun and beautiful photography by Elizabeth Soule.
The series which she has most of on Etsy is called The Little Zoo - so cute!


 I love the quality and the colours of the images and how quirky and playful they are! I am definitely considering one or two of these for my walls! have a look at her website for more pretty pics like these lovely flowers and sealife creatures!

xxx

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sew magazine

The lovely Sew magazine featured Patchwork Harmony as their 'blog of the month' this issue! thanks so much to them! It was a lovely little write up so I thought I'd share... :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wimbledon Wallpaper

I've said it once and I'll say it again - wallpaper is back to stay! I'm still totally in love with my Louise Body paper in the hall and my Thornback and Peel pigeons in the bedroom
For me, it has to be something a little quirky, I'm not that interested in straight forward florals - birds, animals, people, caravans, plates - that's the kind of thing I like on my walls! :)
So I was so pleased to find out about Turner Pocock recently when they offered some wallpaper for our raffle at our Soho event, as I am now in love with their designs! AND they do a very timely design for Wimbledon this week....!

 

 I love how you can't tell what they are until you look closely! I think my fave is the ostrichs... which do you like?! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tearoom Fun!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our event on Thursday evening at Soho Secret Tearoom in collaboration with Y.E.S! London It was a great success - the room was packed out! :)
We had 4 fantastic and inspiring speakers - Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation, Esther Freeman from Ms Wandas, Amy Clark from We Are Social and Anisa Saleh from Futures Focused
Our raffle ticket sales raised £240 for the charity we were supporting at the night - Dress for Success
Thanks again to all our prize donators - Camouflage CompanyCaravan, Catherine Hammerton,  Cinnamon Tree Bakery, FT, Fair Cake, Milk, Papermash, Papered Parlour, Rose and Grey, Sew it Over, Soho Secret Tearoom, Shop Floor Project, Tulip and Nettle and Turner Pocock
Our guests were very chuffed with their prizes!

I had a mini stall of Patchwork Harmony products from which 10% of all sales were also going to Dress for Success.  I have decided to extend this until Midnight on Thursday 23rd June, so if you place an online order between now and then, and mention 'Dress for Success' in the special instructions box, 10% of your orders value will go to the charity!

So, thanks to everyone who supported the night, and if you were there, I'd love to hear your feedback!
We hope to have another event soon! xxx

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tin can times

 A table decoration in a little restaurant on my holiday in Santorini reminded me of how great (and cheap!) decorating with food tin cans can be! Whether it is for your wedding or for a summer bbq or just for displaying small plants like they have.


Keep your eyes peeled for interesting cans in posh delis or foreign supermarkets for something a bit more exotic than your Heinz baked beans tin! Or you can just peel off the labels for the plain silver look, or paint them different colours....


Sweet Paul magazine has some great little ideas and projects in their current issue... check out the instructions and more projects here


Or check out Ruffled blog for a another project for covering them in pretty paper.... directions here

 Pics: (1) me (2) Brides Magazine (3) Garden and Gun / Peter Frank Edwards (4-6) Sweet Paul (7-9) Ruffled / Flourish Studio

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tomorrow at the Soho Secret Tearoom!

So last week, I slipped away for a week in the Santorini sun, which was absolutely beautiful and well needed! More on that later, but for now, I am back to earth with a bump as tomorrow evening is the event I am hosting along with Y.E.S! London at the Soho Secret Tearoom! I will have a little stall of my products as well as our fundraising raffle and some lovely speakers talking briefly on business related topics, its set to be a great night, and we hope to raise lots of cash for the charity Dress for Success.  I've been busy today getting all my stuff together and getting all the final touches ready!
 
I missed Claude while we were away in Greece, and I think she missed us too, as she has plonked herself right on the middle of my desk most of the day, rather than her usual spot on the chair or bed! 
Anyway, more info on the event is here, if you'd like to pop along, drop me an email at info@patchworkharmony.co.uk and I'll put you on the list! 
xxx
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