Sunday, 15 December 2013

{New antique silk and lace cushions}


Three new antique silk and lace cushions have been added to the 
online shop today.

I do hope you like them.
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Happy Sunday
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

{Sesame and Lilly antique lace jewellery}

 
Sesame and Lilly antique lace jewellery is now starting to appear online.

I am having a re-focus with Sesame and Lilly, with jewellery being the main products area from now on. 
I will still produce limited edition cushions alongside the jewellery.





I would love to hear your views if the jewellery is loved?
All online for sale

Happy Thursday
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Monday, 28 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October 2013

{This weeks love}


This week has been filled with:


creating new necklaces
 
seeing prints i designed appear in store
 
entering the Ohh Deer print competition
 
posting jewellery orders
 
creating  AW prints for clients

I hope you have all had a good week- what are your plans for the weekend?

I head down to London town tomorrow for a few days of working with clients and of course, 
 
shopping and most importantly seeing old friends.

Happy Saturday
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Friday, 4 October 2013

{Under the thatch}



This week my lovely husband and I visited Wales, staying at a beautiful 17th Century cottage recommended to us by the lovely Jeska at Lobster and Swan.
Situated on a sunny, sheltered little plateau right in the Black Mountains on the eastern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the cottage has a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

 With a stone tile roof, faded limewashed walls, and an amazingly well preserved 17th Century oak screen.
Although the weather was pouring most of the week we still ventured out to nearby towns, one of our favourites being Hay-on-Wye- full of lovely cafes, lots of bookshops and amazing produce shops.

More photos to come, but for now one of myself- wearing the biggest waterproof coat (way too big for me), walking rucksack and boots. 

Those that know me well, know that I am certainly not one for 'sensible' clothing, so my husband was super surprised to get me into this attire.

What didn't surprise him though, was the fact I still wore red lipstick, even half-way up a mountain side!



If you would like to stay at this wonderful cottage, which i highly recommend, details can be found here.

Happy Weekend
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

{Antique diamante love}


Im having an antique diamante kinda day- creating lots of sparkle

(Images Wildfox tumblr, Confetti garden, Stylesight)

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

{Full Bloom}


I am working on freelance print designs at the moment for my agent in NY.

Botanicals and dark romantic florals for AW are top of my list to create.

I wanted to share one of my major inspirations of the moment with you-
 BLOOM magazine.


Every issue is full of the most wonderful, inspiring images. 

I use them for colour stories

 
Where do you get your inspiration from?

Happy Monday
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Friday, 16 August 2013

{Antique French silk bedspread}


Sometimes, just sometimes, you come across something so beautiful on Ebay that you have to purchase it.

This stunning french silk bedspread arrived in the studio this week.

Sadly the silk is very damaged, and though i intended to have it on our bed, i do not think it will survive.

So, instead I am going to frame the large embroidery in the middle.
 

 
However, I need to bring myself to cut it first!! 
Not sure if i can.....

Happy weekend
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Monday, 12 August 2013

{Antique sampler cushion}



My love of antique samplers is a life long affair. 

I have a vast collection of them, decorating our bedroom wall.

I have now turned my love of them to feature in Sesame and Lilly's products.

 I am starting to produce digitally printed cushions featuring my favourite antique samplers.



Monday, 5 August 2013

{Avenue 32 dream list}

After being in London for the weekend, I am back in the studio researching- one of my favourite parts of being a designer.
 I have been lucky enough to stumble across some new websites to inspire me along the way.


One of my favourites of the moment is 
Avenue 32


I have fallen in love with many an item but my heart has been won by the gorgeous designs of No21.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua designs with sensuality and femininity, but also creates a sporty, street-style feel to the designs-  a big favourite design concept of mine!

I am now dreaming of buying an entire outfit based around my favourite No21 pieces


1. Grey Lace Sweater by No21
2. Green check lace skirt by No21
3. Green box clutch by Lena Erziak       
4. Gold ring by Bex Rox
5. Gold Horn ring by Gillian Steinhardt 



Which piece is your favourite? 

Happy Monday
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have fallen in love and must have the Bee Friendly Tea Towel –  designed by Stuart Gardiner in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, it is super pretty, with tips on how to encourage bees into your garden, and it’s made in the UK from organic unbleached cotton. Other lovelies that caught my eye were . . . . theses Gold Feather Cosmetic and wash Bags, the Little Decorative BirdsLarge Glass Bell Jar with White Wooden BaseLavender Wool Blanket, very pretty Leela Tealight Holders, and this fantastic Concrete Effect Vase in Powder Pink. Happy Summer shopping, I hope to be back later with some pics from the weekend - See more at: http://blog.lobsterandswan.com/page/2/#sthash.KXvWCMoi.dpuf
have fallen in love and must have the Bee Friendly Tea Towel –  designed by Stuart Gardiner in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, it is super pretty, with tips on how to encourage bees into your garden, and it’s made in the UK from organic unbleached cotton. Other lovelies that caught my eye were . . . . theses Gold Feather Cosmetic and wash Bags, the Little Decorative BirdsLarge Glass Bell Jar with White Wooden BaseLavender Wool Blanket, very pretty Leela Tealight Holders, and this fantastic Concrete Effect Vase in Powder Pink. Happy Summer shopping, I hope to be back later with some pics from the weekend - See more at: http://blog.lobsterandswan.com/page/2/#sthash.KXvWCMoi.dpuf

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

{Floral Love}

 I am in London for business as well as pleasure.

Meetings with suppliers and also clients looking at creating new prints.

Floral love is something in my mind at the moment workwise.
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