Monday, 31 January 2011

the first one

OH OH OH OH OH. I feel sorry for the youth of today for they will never have the conversation topic starter that is 'what was the first single you bought?'. 'What was your first download?' just doesn't do it. You've probably guessed that the above was mine. Classic right?!

So, what was yours? If it's super cool I'll award you 10 Krafty points. You lucky things!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Col. Mustard & Mr. Slate-Grey

1. Heal's concentric cushion £70   2. Johnny Loves Rosie flower brooch £25   3. Aspire Style Mariko Seattle dress £49.99   4. Kate Spade Foiled Again pouch $75   5. Thomas Pink Carmen top £85 £35  

Really loving this mustard/grey colour combo at the moment. If you spot anything on your weekend travels please feel free to point it out! Have a good one.

(don't forget you can get a 10% discount from Aspire Style by using the promo code FOX)

poster art exhibit H

Probably one of the longest film titles in the books, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, or how I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes is another British romp of a film! The wonderful Terry Thomas takes on the Dick Dastardly-esque role as total scoundrel trying to sabotage all the other competitors.

A bit like The Cannonball Run but with planes and better actors.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

my kind of book

World of Geekcraft £12.99

Crafts? For geeks? oh yeah.

(courtesy of design work life)

farmhouse breakfast week

I have established that it is Farmhouse Breakfast Week here in the UK. That's right, a WHOLE week allowing you, and for it to be totally acceptable, to eat the above...every day!

We've got some catching up to do. Who's with me?!

p.s. please subsitute balloon food for the edible variety.

(photo by david sykes photography)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Hooray! I got my hi, friend goodies in the post (mentioned here) and I LOVE them. I can highly recommend the sage basil mint candle. I can actually NOT stop sniffing it!


Whomever may be next out on the town with me, get ready for a glittery tie sensation! How awesome are these DIY t-shirts? OK so they're meant for kids but I'm feeling I could pull them off.

Get the DIY instructions from momtastic.

(courtesy of say YES! to hoboken)

etsy finds

1. pencil set £7   2. felt pillow £76   3. We All Fly Together print £23   4. ceramic art £35 

Obviously I love me a bit of Etsy otherwise I wouldn't use it to sell my wares. There are SO many great things out there so go take a look if you haven't already. These have caught my eye of late.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

sneek peek

The weekend just gone was quite productive on the ol' creativity front. Here are a couple of sneek peeks into what I'm up to at the moment.

Monday, 24 January 2011

progress indeed

I know I'm a bit behind and this album has been out a while now but this weekend I totally obsessed over the new Take That album Progress. It's like I had regressed to being fifteen, playing their album over and over again. Ah good times (now where are my posters & scrapbooks?!). Kidz is by far my favourite track. It's a proper stompy tune.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

starry starry walls

All Star wallpaper £65 per roll

I'm just a bit in love with this All Star wallpaper from Barneby Gates (great name) which comes in two colour options candy & gunmetal. Yum.

Also the moon this morning is beyond beautiful. It's big, low and a creamy yellow. It's a proper 'wow, how amazing is this system we live in?' moment.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

valentine DIY project

Yesterday was one of those 'everything's happening today' kinda days. Tuesdays are so much better than Mondays arent they?! The lovely Eden at Sugar and Charm asked me to knock up a valentine DIY project for her which she put up on her blog yesterday. It's a very easy, very quick project which incorporates my love of felt! Go take a look and get crafty people.

Also thanks to Jennifer & Megan at Hi, Friend. I won their competition with some invaluable advice on a forthcoming New Zealand trip. It's all about the soap operas ladies!

Fingers are crossed for an equally good Wednesday.

woah woah...just woah

Etsy vintage scale  £35

Apparently, according to this I am no longer a Scorpio, I am now in the zone of Libra. The World is bored where it is and apparently it's on the move, taking with it all of our personality traits and everything. Rude.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

the collaboration shop

As I've mentioned before I have collaborated with a good friend of mine, Jennie (aka Jenipen), to create some poetry/illustration hybrids. We have now set up a shop specifically for these items so please go take a look won't take you's only new = not much in there yet!

Just added is the above valentine card. How appropriate?!

how does your garden grow

When I get myself a garden again it will be a wild little bit of land. The most beautiful, natural collection of haphazard flowering for the least amount of work.

I can't wait for Spring.

(courtesy of me)

Monday, 17 January 2011

the love holiday

Christmas is way over and we're moving on already to the next holiday on our calendars. Available in the krafty fox shop you will find a couple of Valentines for the one/s you love (including a little naughty one if innuendo is your thing!)

weekend in pictures

I have just had a fabulous relaxing, crafty weekend filled with walking, roast dinners, bunting & DIY projects, movie watching and a little bit of baking. Just perfect. Hope you all had a great one. Get up to anything nice?

Friday, 14 January 2011


Today is a down day. I am tired and have a million things going around my head. I wish I was:

in this
eating this
watching this
reading this
cuddling this (aka Ginny-Wok)...yes...another dog!

Have a good weekend folks. See you on the other side!

poster art exhibit G

Doris Day being all smoochy with Rock Hudson (ah-em!) in Pillow Talk.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

dog crave

Yep. The dog craving has fully kicked in again.

(courtesy of flickr)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Congratulations to domestikate who has won a copy of my The Various Lives Of Clouds print. Will be in touch for delivery details Kate!

Monday, 10 January 2011

sharpen those elbows

Head over to the krafty fox shop where you will find a whopping 25% off everything for just one week! Just use the following promo code JANSALE11.

Friday, 7 January 2011

don't forget...

You can win my print The Various Lives Of Clouds by getting on board the krafty fox twitter train. Just click that follow button and leave a comment here. Giveaway ends Monday morning so good luck and all current followers can of course still enter!

Happy Weekend folks.

balloon obsession?

I think a may have a small balloon obsession brewing as I find myself ever increasingly drawn towards all things balloon. Take for example this Take Flight illustration by Oliver Lake. I could look at it for a very long time. It's like peeking into one of those Victorian What The Butler Saw attractions! Available for purchase at Etsy.

See further evidence here.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

from the lovely people at Aspire

Aspire have been very kind and offered you lovely people who stop by here a 10% discount off any sales through their online store! Happy days!!! Those regular readers will know that I have a penchant for Aspire things, for those stopping by for a first time look see here...but why don't you just head on over to their store and see for yourself. Use the code FOX to get your discount (starts tomorrow!).

Bonus: they ship internationally for you far away people!

rocket man

Last night Auntie Foxy made a birthday card for a friends son who turns 3 years old on Monday. Like all boys he likes rockets, well at least he did, he's probably into monster trucks or something by now. I thought I'd share a sneek peek of the work in progress.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


1. gold puff heart bracelet £9.95  2. happiness tea £5   3. Fever Francesca ruffle dress £65  4. Orla Kiely quilted bag £176.25  5. Bake A LIke alarm clock £9.95  

Aspire is a shop in my home town and boy do I love it. It's safe to say in fact that I pretty much love, pretty much everything they sell! If I ever get a present and see that's it's been wrapped in bright pink tissue. BINGO!

It just so happens that I'm back home this weekend. Be rude not to pay a visit and have a closer look at these wouldnt it?!

my bike

Inspired by the Jenipen poem My Bike, this is the latest art print for sale in the krafty fox shop. The bicycle illustration was produced specifically for the poem which can also be purchased as a print and a single notecard will soon be available.

Bike update: I still don't have one.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

never to late for thanks

If you haven't sent out your thanks yet for all the wonderful gifts you received over the festive period, you're in luck! Just added to the krafty fox shop is a whole range of colourful thank you cards and also a bumper box of the five assorted colours.

a cloud giveaway

To welcome in 2011 I thought I would, not only give the blog a little spruce up, but also have a giveaway of my The Various Lives Of Clouds print. To potentially get your hands on one go click that button on the right and follow on twitter, then let me know in comments down there. Will pick a winner on Monday morning. Good luck!