stitched typography postcards

My fascination with typography is now spanning stitched type! I have been playing around with some different styles and some of them have worked so well that I am now taking on little postcard and poster commissions.

If you fancy one, head over to my shop and have a nose or drop me a line.

Loving this little project!

DIY pen pots

I couldn’t find any pen pots I liked anywhere, so I made some!

What you’ll need:
Pots! (I used glass and terracotta)
Masking tape or frog tape
Plastikote spray (I used flat copper)
Newspaper

How to do it:
1. Make sure all the pots are clean and dry
2. Wrap tape around the part of the pot you want to cover, ensure the edge of the tape is firmly stuck down so paint does not seep in and ruin the finished paint line
3. Spray the pots on top of newspaper outside (a few thin coats are better than one thick coat)
4. Leave them to dry for 30mins and then remove the tape

Tip: Get the wax out of used candle jars by putting a metal spoon in the jar, pouring in boiled water and leaving to go cold…the wax will float to the top and then you can give them a scrub! Be super careful.

Done! :)

boys of yoga

To most guys, yoga is pink lycra and vegan chicks. It’s breathing deeply while doing poses named after animals and feelings. It’s done in dimly lit rooms with candles and incense, followed by gluten free cupcakes and kale smoothies. And if that’s your mentality then you’re not alone. But it doesn’t mean it’s right.

Boys of Yoga have launched in London and there’s not a snipsy bit of pink lycra in sight…mainly because they have their own BOY merchandise! Go check it out, a percentage of each sale helps Railway Children too!

Have a nose at the crew here and if you fancy yourself as part of the team, or know someone that needs a little push, give them a shout…sorry no girls allowed (buy a tshirt instead)!

Namaste.

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All images by @michaeljameswong

DIY fort kit

fort kit

Sometimes I struggle to think what to get my nieces and nephews for their birthday and Christmas pressies. I have 5 and between them they’ve racked up 102 presents. I KNOW.

So. For my niece’s 3rd birthday she’s getting a fort kit. I don’t care how old you are, everyone enjoys a fort.

Here’s what I included for the little rascal:

- Flat sheets ~ to actually make the fort
– Glo sticks ~ to snazz up the inside
– Pegs ~ to clip it to things (?)
– Glow in the dark paint ~ to decorate it
– Googly eyes ~ for…god knows what
– Feathers ~ because she likes them!
– Fairy wands ~ for when she needs to zap her big brothers
– A fairy skirt ~ for serious fairy activities
– LED butterfly lights ~ to make the inside like a ruddy dream

….and then I tucked it all inside a pillow case. Yep. The bag would not tie.

fairy wands

You. Are. Welcome.

petalon flowers ~ london

A little post for posy lovers…

I came across Petalon flowers a few weeks ago – I bloody love finding a company that does something so simple so well. They’ve squidged together a love of bicycles and an equal love of flowers to create a little business that delivers beautiful seasonal bunches within London for £25.

If you end up becoming a fan, which is probable eh?, you can have frequent flowers every week, fortnight or month. You can also sleep a little more soundly knowing that £1 per bunch goes to Capital Bee to help little bumbles in decline.

Have a peek on social, this is where you’ll find out what the bouquets for the week are going to be. And let me tell you, they are always ruddy splendid (there’s also the odd picture of lovely Huxley the hound, ‘helping’).

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