Category Archives: loveliness

Night Beds, Cherry Blossoms

I’ve posted about Night Beds before but the album, Country Sleep, was released this month and I can’t stop listening to it. Cherry Blossom is so precious – the vocal build gets me every time. Stunning x

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Paperman, Disney

This animation just made my weekend. Enjoy!

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Oliver Jeffers, Picture Book Maker

Here’s a delightful video of my all time favourite Illustrator/Author Oliver Jeffers on how he makes such lovely books:

Courtesy of Vimeo and the man himself! Lush x

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Paper Fashion Calendar

Just came across this beauty of  a calendar by Paper Fashion – I think October’s my favourite, the falling leaves and knitwear sum up everything I love about autumn, which is yours?!


Paper Fashion

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My Advent Countdown

The Christmas countdown is almost over so I thought I’d share with you how my household has been counting down to Christmas day this year. Thanks to Jordan of Oh Happy Day for the inspiration! Each envelope contains challenges and chocolates.

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Helen Oxenbury

One of my favourite picture books is Michael Rosen’s We’re going on a Bear Hunt, so when Picture Book Picnic recently posted a video of it’s Illustrator, Helen Oxenbury, I simply had to watch it. I love hearing about illustrator’s processes, and Helen Oxenbury is a delight to listen to.

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Picture Book Month

It’s been Picture Book month this November and reading all the posts on reminded me of a post I wrote almost two years ago on battling homesickness with picture books.

Picture books really are special. They can cheer you up when you’re down, make you laugh time and time again, and more often than not they make you look closer, not just at the page but at life itself. They’re a way of seeing the world through another’s eyes; through picture book’s pages we’re introduced to the illustrators imagination and nothing can be as personal and important as that.

Picture books really did get me through my homesick blues, and they still do.

Shaun Tan and Oliver Jeffers are firm favourites, but I would also like to mention Rob Ryan, Polly Dunbar, Shirley Hughes (Dogger will forever and always hold a very special place in my heart), and the multi talented Alhberg’s for their upstanding picture books.

I’ve asked for Children’s Picture books – The art of visual storytelling for Christmas, I can not wait to delve through and discover even more picture books to add to my already overflowing shelves.

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Bon Iver featuring The Staves

Two of my favourite artists doing what they do best. Absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy!

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Autumnal Charms

Autumnal Charms



1. The Goldilocks Variations by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. This pop up book is absolutely delightful and had me grinning ear to ear.

2. Patterned Canvas Loafers GAP.

3. Drawn In by Julia Rothman. I love sketch books, this book is illustration heaven.

4. Shark Pencil Case. Storing pencils just got super cooooool.

5. Boo Boo Bear Dress. I need this in my life, just watch this space…

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