As I’m a very keen treasure trover, I wanted to share The Graphics Fairy with you. (Is ‘trover’ even a real word? I think it is now…) Curated by Karen Watson, the website is a haven on vintage printables for you to use in your own DIYs and is my favourite resource for graphics.
There are literally thousands of stock images (all believed to be copyright free) to use in craft projects. From maps to labels, sheet music and various ephemera, I promise you that you will be overwhelmed with the choice!
My most recent download has been these beautiful botanical prints (all the rage at the moment) that I’m stock piling while I build my Living Room gallery wall. (Went for the gallery wall option in the end – just a few more prints to go and it’ll be ready for sharing.)
Have you discovered The Graphics Fairy yet? Would love to know what’s taking your fancy from Karen’s massive collection!
I am a big fan of inspiration/mood/notice boards, so much so I have a lovely chicken wire frame that hangs above a vintage bureau at the back of my lounge. However, when you combine this with my tendancy to hoard, the finished result is anything but the beautiful sight you see below, and more of a jumble sale.
Image source:: Fleaing France
So last week I decided to take down all the wedding favours, pretty business cards and handwritten letters to try to create something a little less chaotic. I still wanted to be able to see the little treasures I had collected over the years so your average box wouldn’t do.
I took a simple Ikea storage jar, a chalkpen, some washi tape and my newly purchased Bombshell Pro font and in five minutes created a Memory Jar.
For the purpose of this post I’ve been a little stingy on the contents of the jar, but plan to cram them full of all sorts of trinkets. I’m not convinced that the chalkpen with withstand a good wash so it’s not an ideal technique for jars in your kitchen, but for areas that just need a quick dust it should be fine.
Yet another post including an Ikea storage jar! What do you use yours for? x
After a month of hibernation at the start of year, February was a little more eventful than January (though just as cold!)
- February saw a week of events for the diary – Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day all in the same week. I bought the lovely ‘You’re the Gin to my Tonic’ card for Mr C from Made by Margo
- It was time to splash out and add a bit of colour to my wardrobe and home with lots of flowers and a snazzy neon necklace from New Look.
- One weekend we went treasuring troving to The Barn in Long Marston browsing over the antiques including the amazing bulb lit sign. On the way home we had a stroll through Stratford and drove past a stunning windmill at sunset.
- I celebrated a very dear friend’s birthday with what I like to call ‘stalker wrapping paper’ – gold hand stamped paper adorned with the birthday girl’s name.
- I spent three days in Barcelona with my Mum and Sister and had a tremendous time. I’m going through all my photos to build an Instagram city tour to share very soon.
- I helped out with the styling as the fabulously talented Wedding stationers Bonny & Clyde showed off their wares at a Vintage Wedding Fair.
- And finally I ticked off all the jobs on the February list and even gave a standard lamp a make-over too.
Let’s hope we finally see some signs of Spring in March! How was your February?