Saturday, 25 June 2011

New Scandinavian linen and 70s flower power cats by Jane Foster

Here are two new cats to join the collection - now available from my website here and etsy here.
The one on the left has been made from some wonderful Scandinavian linen and the one on the right from some 70s German cotton.

Mollie Makes magazine issue 2

The second issue of 'Mollie Makes' magazine is now in the shops and is great! It's packed full of wonderful articles, photos and inspiration. I think it's the best of it's kind on the market. Take a look at their website here. I've donated one of my screen printed dolls as a freebee and there's a small article on me and my cats on page 70.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Erik and Nipper investigate - Lajka Books

I've recently received this wonderful new kids detective book by Lajka Books. I was immediately struck with the cool illustrations - mid century modern designs that would definitely appeal to all those retro families out there! Erik and his dog Nipper have to hunt for the stolen canary, camera and horn-rimmed glasses. Available here and definitely worth a look.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Vintage formica collection

My vintage formica collection is still growing - here are some more samples dating from the 50s or 60s that I've been lucky to find. The yellow table was from a cool shop here in Totnes called 'Inspired Buys'.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Orla Kiely 80s caravan renovation by Jane Foster

We couldn't afford a new super duper VW camper so have instead purchased a coach built 1980s Cotswold Celeste Caravan instead! We bought it two weeks ago and have since renovated it - painted the walls and ceiling white, made Orla Kiely fabric curtains, added cushions, patchwork quilt, rubber vinyl floor and a new loo!

We're also going to add new formica to the existing brown table. It's been fun and we can't wait to tour around Cornwall and the beautiful coastline here.