Friday, 2 December 2011

I Love December!

I can't believe we are already 2 days into my favourite month!! We have been busy making our house festive already and I have decided to make decorations throughout December to have in our home this year! I finished my first one today and I'm hoping to share it tomorrow! 

I did just want to share this dress with you all that I am just dying over....

Is it not just the MOST beautiful dress ever? It's from the Orla Keily range. Oh I just love it!

How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Do you have any traditions? I'm hoping to start one this year, I need a really sweet one! 

Love Danielle

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Today was for....

Eating and looking at pretty things mostly!! I got to spend the morning with my little guy and dad in law and went for breakfast! Then I went to the sweetest town with my mum and looked in some of the prettiest shops I ever did see! I came out completely inspired for Christmas, my home and gifts to make! I'm going back tomorrow to take lots of snaps of these pretty places! Tomorrow when I go back though I will be taking my sketchbook, camera and the newest issue of Mollie Makes! 

This magazine magazine makes my month... the excitement of getting it through the post is just too much! If you haven't heard of it, then you need a! It's choc full of crafty ideas, CUTE homes and amazing places to visit! Such a good read, I wish it came out weekly I really do! My project list just from this magazine is getting immense...oh to find some spare time! 

So, we also had a walk to the beach, I do love living so close to the sea, its pretty tranquil although a tad windy today!

Then just to round off a pretty blissful day I lost another pound at my Slimming World group tonight and then went out to dinner with my man, his dad and my boy! 

So how was your day? I know many of you guys waaaaaay over there in the US are celebrating thanksgiving! So Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 

Love Danielle

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Ta daa! I'm back!

Wow, after almost 6 months away from my blog I can officialy say I'm back! And I'm here to stay. I feel like a whole new person and am in a much better place to blog what with my shiny new time management skills! I can definately say I felt like part of me was missing without my blog! I have continued reading blogs this whole time, but there is something about writing your own that keeps you bubbling up with creative ideas!

Also I figured I needed to be back in blog world in time for my favourite time of year...Christmas!
 I've just started my Christmas craft projects (I have a hefty and mostly unrealistic list this year!) Have you started yours yet? What are you making? Feel free to link to your pictures! 

P.S I got new hair and my ickle boy got pretty big too!

I'm so glad to be back!
Love Danielle

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Curious Key is at Sweet Ginger!

Hi everyone! I am super dee duper excited today! For the past few weeks I have been preparing items to be stocked in a gorgeous new shop called Sweet Ginger! They had their grand opening on Sunday but unfortunately I couldn't be there but I have some photos from Jades gorgeous blog to share with you!

Look at their sweet sweet window display! I need some super size scissors...just because!

Recognise some of these lovelies?

Shop owners Ciara and Julie did such a fantastic job!

A little bit of jewellery too!

Sweetest handmade layout ever!!!!

As well as curious key there are some other super cute brands there too including the lovely Jade's. Find details of big brands such as Emily Peacocks tapestry kits on Jades blog too.

Needless to say I am seriously honoured to be included in this crafting heaven! Go have a peek yourself on the Sweet Ginger facebook or even better go and visit!!!!

You can find them at 66 Parliament Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man!

Love Danielle

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Clocks for Sweet Ginger!

Hello again lovelies! I was up to the small hours last night finishing off these pretty clocks, as of Monday they will be winging their way to Sweet Ginger along with some new scrappacks and charm necklaces! 

My favourite colour scheme ever!

Pastels and pretty handles.

Polka dotty love inspired by Sweet Ginger itself!
And a dreamy blue delight, to check these beauties out in person, shimmy on down to Sweet Ginger.

Love Danielle

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


I'm literally just breezing through today to show you what I made yesterday an to say that more regular posting will resume after 8th June (my first night as a slimming world consultant) I have some exciting news about curious key too...

So yesterday I made my first apple cozy!

I seriously love it and want to make then for all my apples, imagine a fruit bowl full of these! That would make it so much easier to get my 5 a day!

Love Danielle

Thursday, 12 May 2011

passing on the creative spirit

Evening all! I'm away from home tonight... In fact I'm away for 2 nights! Eeep! I'm training for my new slimming world consultancy so I'm super excited, I am however already missing my boys! I will try and take lots of silly pics over the weekend if opportunity arises and maybe do a post about it later over the weekend. For now I want to share with you Haydns first ever drawing. He has been scribbling since he could grip a crayon but the other day he decided to draw a recognisable picture, and I think it's pretty damn good for a 3 year old.... Can you guess what it is....

It's a rocket going to the moon (which has craters!) and then grout his name on it, artist in the making? I think so, and here's the artist himself,

I'm off to have my dinner now...I think it's the first time I've eaten alone in a restaurant...hence blogging now rather than later! I think I'm secure enough to enjoy my own company for a few hours!

Have a good Thursday!

Love Danielle

P.s I have an exciting announcement on Sunday!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

New new new

Hey all, I know I haven't posted any new creations for a while but I have been making things, most things are in a half state of completion but tonight I get to share some of my new hair accessories! I hope you like them, I got burnt a lot making these!

These are going to be stocked in my forceps friend Ciara's new shop soon! Excited much!?! More details soon,

I'm really happy how cute they turned out!

I will be making some more in the near future to make an appearance in my Etsy too, but for now if you want one (custom fabrics available) please just email me!

Hope your mid week day was fun and productive!

Love Danielle

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

Hi all, today is a super special day for us, our little guy turns 3 years old! 

I can't believe how quickly the time has gone, it seems just minutes ago he was tiny baby snuggling up in my arms for hours on end, now he never sits still and makes lots of noise, but still manages to squeeze "mummy, I love you" at least 20 times a day, which makes me happy beyond words!

I can't believe how lucky I am to have such a sweet little boy!

So, to my darling gorgeous boy Haydn, Happy 3rd Birthday, thank you for making mine and your daddy's lives so perfect!

Love Mummy

Friday, 29 April 2011

This shoe is heaven!

I have to share this's amazing! It's an irregular choice shoe and I want it sooooooo bad!

get it here

Isn't it just gorgeous!
That's all for now...
Love Danielle

The Royal Wedding

Hello all on this beautiful day! It's hard not to be completely swept up in the hype that surrounded the Royal Wedding isn't it? Up until today I had tried too avoid it...all the tacky plastic bunting and memorobelia being shoved in your face all the time was a bit much, but today I have to admit I watched it on the T.V and thought it was pretty damn beautiful! Kate looked gorgeous in her dress and so did everyone else really. I really hope they can give the Royals a new identity rather then the stuck up boringness they portray at the moment. Plus how amazing that she is now a princess....what a dream!
I can't find a good (availbale) picture of the wedding yet so this cute portrait of them will have to do! 

Love Danielle

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

My secret project!

This post has been such a long time coming! I started this secret project waaaaay back in August when I found out that my best friend was getting married. In honour of her wedding I decided to make her and her husband (but mostly her lol) a patchwork quilt in the colours of her wedding. It took a fairly long time and I had to keep it secret until after the wedding. But now I can finally share it!

These pictures aren't very good to be honest...its very pretty in reality! 

and these were taken before the final ironing! 

I love how it turned out and am so proud as it was by far my biggest project to date. Happy Wedding Mr & Mrs Mellor!!

Love Danielle

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie....OMG

Hi all, I was out and about this morning and decided that Haydn and I would take a little trip to Starbucks as a treat. When we got there I spied their new yummy looking range of petit four type treats. Haydn went for the pink glitter lolly and I had the red velvet whoopie pie.


wow wow wow...if you havent been and tried these yet I urge you to...or not if you are easily addicted to things! I can see how people are saying that these are the new die for...although maybe a little bit small (i wanted about 4!) I restrained myself and just had one...I totally recommend these if you fancy a super yummy treat with a difference!

Love Danielle

p.s I FINALLY got around to taking some photgraphs yesterday of some crafty projects of late...I will edit and share as soon as I can. Also, I can share the secret project this weekend too!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Hello sunshine!

hello there! what a gorgeous day? I'm so completely happy today...just being able to go outside and feel happy in the sunshine makes it a better day, don't you think? I'm going to share a few of my favourite Etsy finds of the moment, they all have a real summery sunshine feel to them and I just know you are gonna love them as much as I do!!

I want these all over the house! All with gorgeous smelling fresh flowers! 

Lemon yellow on white is just so fresh, the blue mixed in these cushions are perfection...possibly not with a 3 year old around?

I still have a major mustard crush and this headband is super cute!

 Not only do I love this hat, I also like the photograph itself, very pretty!

Now, I'm not sure words can even express how much I LOVE this shelf, It's completely adorable and perfect in every way. I so want one...or two!

I hope the sun is shining where you are today too. Happy Sunday!

Love Danielle

Monday, 11 April 2011

finding the right balance

Hi everyone! How are you all doing, is it just me or does everyone seem to be super busy these days? I dunno if it's the nicer weather encouraging people to get out and about or what, but everyone simply seems kinda rushed and stressed at the moment, I know I'm feeling a bit over whelmed to say the least. 


As some of you know I recently started a new job with more hours, and got accepted to be a slimming world consultant, I can't even begin to explain how excited I am, but it does come with a whole lot of work! Along with those commitments, having a life, spending time with and caring for my family, trying to work out, craft, blog and do housework it's getting harder and harder to find any spare time! So, I have decided that I'm going to blog a little less often for a while, I absolutely adore my blog and all my amazing readers and that's why I'm doing it. I only want to blog when I really have something good to blog about, something I love or have enjoyed etc. I don't want to fill this space and your precious blog reading time with 'fluff' posts about nothing in particular just because I think I should be posting every day... I will keep posting as and when I discover new things, take fun photos and make pretty things so hopefully my posts will be meatier and more meaningful, I hope everyone understands! Does anyone else ever get like this?

I hope you understand!

Love Danielle

Friday, 8 April 2011


Today I got gifted this amazing Rob Ryan notebook by one of my sweetest friends, Genna.

I seriously love this lady! Thanks Gen, you are a star, you know I am going to have so much fun with this!

Love Danielle

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pure unadulterated happiness

You know those days where everything just works? Well, today for me was one of those. It started off pretty sucky, I was kinda stressed out and worried this morning but slowly the day just got better and better with lots of little events going my way. It started with my car passing it's mot...big huge! Then I managed to sort out some problems with the tax office (always stressful) then my gorgeous Easter egg from Kaitecakes arrived! Then to top it all off I lost 2 more pounds at slimming world this week...the Easter egg may cause a problem to that bit next week...oops.

So now, I feel like I am on top of the world. Days like this should be shared and appreciated. Thanks for letting me gush!

Love Danielle

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Good evening, just wanted to wish all the mums out there a happy mothers day! I have had a fantastic day with my boys and I'm going to bed a happy girl!

The picture is just for cuteness, we visited lambs today!

Love Danielle

Friday, 1 April 2011

A real sense of adventure

Hi there, how are you? Happy April fools day by the way! Did you get pranked? If I'm absolutely honest I forgot! Eek. I love April, it's really one of my favourite months. It's the month That Haydn was born, it's spring and the sun is out way more. I feel like I have a constant smile in this month and I aim to make full use of the cheeriness. Also, it's Easter and aside from the chocolate I'm crazy excited for the Easter egg hunt we're going to do for Haydn. Growing up, my mum and dad always did an egg hunt for the three of us and it was so exciting! They always hid a trail of little eggs and bunnies leading to some lovely big eggs. We did Haydn an egg hunt last year and although he didn't quite get it. Just seeing him so excited was such a magical feeling, I can't wait to do it again.

Thinking about that reminded me of a little obsession I had as a child that I might like to re-visit sometime soon....treasure maps.

I used to draw them all the time and I would spend hours putting in fantastic details and making em look as exciting as possible. I love the intrigue and excitement. Over the years I've noticed my love for maps in other areas of my life. I love mind maps and artists like Jim Hauser and Elsie Flannigan, who both use an element of mapping in their work.

Mind mapping, seriously amazing, no?

I love every element of Jim Houser's work. The colour, the shape and the complexity of the layout is just gorgeous!

And Elsie's work is simply uber-cute. Oooh I'm feeling crazy inspired now, I want to go create.
Do you know any other artists that use this technique? I'd love to know about them!

Love Danielle

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Photo's from the weekend

I am really pleased that I managed to keep snapping away all weekend with my camera. I always have the best intentions but end up forgetting (duh?!) Anyway, it was super easy this time and I used the delightful Instagram app again, here is a little peek at what we did, you know, apart from the wedding of course!! 

I'll be posting lots of inspiration posts later this week so check back soon!
I know it's a little late but I hope your weekend was fabulous!
Love Danielle