Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Add fun to your year



Download and print first calendar page to add fun to your year in 2012.

Hello I just want to wish everyone happy holidays and all the best for 2012. Lets hope next year will be a happier one for everyone around the world. I just want to thank you to everyone who visits my blog, face book page and twitter it's nice you keep stopping by.

Here is something to add fun to your year the first page of my calendar series. Just a little gift to say thank you.

Happy holidays see you next year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

More Susse Christmas Fun

Here are some Susse e-cards to send to friends and family.
Or you can print them on card and send them.
My favorite is the Christmas fairy. Have fun.



Christmas fairy



Christmas Kitten


Christmas Dog


Monday, December 5, 2011

Susse Happy Holiday Decorations


Here is a fun project to add some fun to your holidays. 
Here are some Susse Characters to print and cut out. 
Quick and easy have some fun with your holiday preparations.

You need a printer
Printable card
Needle and thick thread
Hold punch
Thin ribbon



Stitch through with a needle and thread to make a Christmas Garland




Or punch a hole at the top and just add ribbon to make individual decorations.





Download and print on to card and cut out.




Friday, November 18, 2011

Stitch in Time


I was in a bit of a funk the other day. You know one of those days you wake-up and think I am going to work really hard and have a great creative day. Mmm... Then you sit at your desk with creative block and keep trying. You know those kind of days. I find the best thing is grab your coat and get out for a walk. I needed to get some veggies so off I trundled off to the local shops.

I popped into a lovely new store Ray Stitch that opened up a few months ago. If you love sewing and crafting this is the place for you.  It's the place you can sit and have a coffee and cake and brows through the books and magazines on sale and soak up the atmosphere in the store. If fact when I was there was a group of bloggers chatting away drinking coffee and throughly enjoying the store.

There is a great selection of printed fabrics and including Cloud 9 and the new Lotta Jansdotter fabric range.
Downstairs there is a lovely room where people can take workshops.
I ended up buying some supplies for Christmas presents and skipped back home feeling totally inspired and ready to create again.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas fun for everyone


Christmas is coming soon and I am determined to be organised this year . I think everyone should  enjoy some  luxury at this time of year. The Christmas season should be a time of comfort and fun.
You probably have your traditions and your favourite aspects of the season, and these are the sorts of things that bring smiles to you and your family and friends for a couple of weeks every year. However, it is also important to keep your Christmas celebrations or Holiday traditions from becoming boring. This isn’t to say that you can’t hold the same traditions each year – but it can help to add some fun to your celebrations by incorporating new ideas into Christmas, so as to liven things up.

One great idea is to establish a new holiday ritual, which is frequently practiced throughout the UK, is to look into gifts like the Christmas hampers offered at stores like  Marks & Spencers For those who are not familiar with such things, a Christmas hamper is essentially a holiday gift basket full of lovely goodies that includes a number of small gifts or features within a certain category. For example, you may find a Christmas hamper that includes a number of different cheeses, along with some breads or crackers; or, you might find one that contains several different bottles of nice wine. There is plenty of variety when it comes to different types of goodies on offer. But what makes giving a hamper great fun is the time it saves and adding a little luxury to someones Christmas.

Shopping for gifts for every individual on your shopping list can be a headache and can take some of the fun out of the holiday season. With Christmas hampers, however, all you’ll need to do is browse through selections online, pick out something everyone can enjoy, and have it sent directly to the recipient. Additionally, you can use these gifts to provide a sort of “package gift” to an entire family or group, if this is something that you would like to do. So, essentially, you are saved the hassle of shopping in more ways than one.

Christmas hampers can also represent fun family traditions. There are plenty of families who exchange these baskets every year, perhaps at the outset of the holiday season, so that everyone can enjoy their goodies during the weeks surrounding Christmas. In fact, you don’t even necessarily have to think of Christmas hampers as “gifts” – you can also simply order a few different baskets to your home for your own family and friends to enjoy during the holidays. You can have some fun, as you can try new things fairly easily every year. It’s definitely an option to consider if you’re looking for a fun new tradition to add to your holiday season.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Johnathan Alder London Store

I was still on holiday mode yesterday. I mange to meet a friend who told me the Jonathan Alder store
had opened in London.  We finally went to see it yesterday. We are both fans of his ceramics. I loved his book prescription for anti depressive living I wrote about it awhile ago on my blog.
The verdict is we loved the store. In fact we felt so at home sitting on the sofa reading some books that we almost felt someone was just going to bring us a cup of tea and sit down for a chat. There was the most wonderful scent of orange from one of the candles in the shop you instantly felt happy the minute you walked into the door. The shop is so well organised into sets you feel your in walking around a live magazine.
It was perfect prescription for a grey winters day in London.  Well worth a visit if you love Jonanthan style. http://uk.jonathanadler.com/

Vintage finds in Paris



Paris finds vintage luggage tag


Paris finds vintage luggage sticker

Vintage Mickey

Hello I am back from Paris. I was a Mum on the run and had a mum freedom pass for the weekend. It was so nice to go with out having to attend a trade show and just enjoy Paris. I had a great time with my friend  from New York who is now living London I was trying to be a good guide around the city. I haven't been to Paris since I left to go to live in Sydney so it's been a while but some of my favourite places and things to do where still there. 

On Sunday morning a perfect Autumn morning we found this great antiques market and if your where an interior stylist you would find this place amazing. I really could have spent hours just photographing each stall as they were so well presented. I wasn't sure of the protocal so I sneak one picture of this cute Mickey mouse.  I think the fair is an annual event held on the river bank near Bastille Opera house.
I found these beautiful vintage luggage tags I want to frame them as I plan to create a travel theme on one of our walls at home. This stall was a treasure trove of all things printed magazines, postcards, tickets you name it is was there.  I bought them from Joel Garcia Organistation.

The show was Antiquites-Brocante a great little find.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Oh La La off to Paris

Ok I am totally excited!! this afternoon. Sketchbook packed and camera ready off to Paris for the weekend.
I promise to tell you my fun discoveries in Paris next week.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Paper Play










I found this little gem of a book a few weeks ago at a local car boot sale. 50p you can't really beat that for a thrifty buy for book of inspiration. It was published in 70's and has a that very distinctive 70's styling. I thought I would share a few ideas from the book and it might inspire some early Christmas decoration making or fun things to make for a children's room or home. Paper seems to a big trend just now and here are few more paper inspirations My Life as a Magazine  a blog I love just now  and this e magazine Paper runway .
Happy paper crafting : )

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Halloween Cards

All images copyright of Susse Ltd 
 I know Halloween is just around the corner so I am looking forward to trick and treating with Rocket this year.Here some-card s I made for you to send to friends I ll post them on face book later for downloading. Got to go have a Happy weekend.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Farvel

It's been a sad week as I had to say goodbye to my Grandmother. She was a huge influence on me and taught me so much about Denmark and Danish traditions.  Encouraged my love of making things so much. We will all miss you but we won't forget all the happy times you gave us. Farvel.

Friday, September 30, 2011

This week I have been..

This week I have been brushing up on my illustrator skills here's a few ideas I have been working on this week. A bit of pattern play in the forest and some crazy fashion ladies. Have a lovely weekend.





All images copyright Susse Ltd 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Getting back into it

Here is a snap shot of my desk this morning.It's a beautiful sunny day I am listening to  MGMT kids just now.
It's a present for a couple of love cats that just got hitch. I hope they like it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Off to school saying goodbye to summer


Farewell  Summer. The nights are getting shorter the airs getting colder the leaves are falling. Yes it's time to say good bye to a special little summer Rocket and I spent together our last summer together before the long journey of school. Here is my little Rocket with his Dad starting nursery. Apron strings are loosened it's time to get back to work.

First day at nursery
Ha Ha just for laughs here is me at nursery school way back then....

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happiest Mom



Lovely Images  from http://shayometz.blogspot.com/

 My other obsession is Kindle I was totally against the  idea of digital books and magazines.
Mm well I have changed my ideas and now addicted. Maybe it's all that moving around the globe with your belongings it makes sense to go digital and not clutter up space. The Happiest Mom  by Meagan Francis was my first purchase for Kindle (which I read on my beloved phone) Not that I was a Happy Mom before but I have to say this book has made me a happier mom and hopefully a better parent. I was sucker for the gorgeous illustrations which where created by Bee Things check out their blog. I am now a regular follower of the Happiest Mom Blog.I love the sense of humour and honesty in the book and blog. I recommend for newbie moms and veterans. As the old saying goes Happy Mommy Happy Kids .


Have a sneak peak of the book here.
http://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Mom-Parenting-Magazine-Motherhood/dp/1616280603

Crafty Heaven Mollie Makes

I have found a great new publication which is starting to become an addiction.Mollie Makes Magazine.
I am also addicted to Zinio which you can get digital back copies of the magazine you can get paper version too and often a take a sneak peak on my phone during a quiet Mom time ( Which doesn't happen that often!!)    I think this video is cute and dream of a sewing life again :  )

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seeing the folks



Rocket and I have been up to see the folks the other week. Rocket who is an pirate obsessed three year old
is convinced his grand parents are pirates. It was good timing as there was a tall ship festival going on in the Orkney's.Here are some photos of what was going on lots of sea inspired things including the Piers art centre that has a lovely space with some great exhibitions. I loved the colourful Jim Lambie pieces in the lower gallery. 

                                               
















Tiger who came to tea


tiger who came to tea gallery
Putting the puzzle together
Nice pattern in the exhibition
Rocket and I enjoyed a lovely exhibition at the museum of childhood. An exhibition dedicated to the author and illustrator Judith Kerr. The tiger who came to tea was publish in 1968 inspired by the authoress own bed time stories she would tell her  children. It's a charming exhibition an d fun interactive things to do. If your stuck with what to do with the kids this summer holidays there are plenty events over July and August relating to the exhibition.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Windows to the ocean

We went for a Saturday shop and visited Selfridges. They have some fantastic window displays and fashion exhibition Wash up with some amazing accessories and clothing inspired by the ocean worth popping down and taking a look. I loved the paper fish window display. The promotion is all to make everyone aware of Project Ocean it certainly made me think more about what I am putting on my plate.
Image from the washed up catalogue.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pop up beach

London has had a good run of sunny weather and even better there is a pop up beach on the Thames just now. Which is handy as when I ask Rocket what he wants to do today he says beach. Wonders why we can't just hop in the car and go to the beach but thanks to the South bank center and the festival of Britain celebrations there is an Urban beach. Colour makes my heart sing so as you can imagine I was very inspired by everything around. We have visited the beach a couple of times and I am guessing we will visiting more this summer.
I can recommend this as a great family day out they even have sand and deck chairs. I will try and get photos another day Rocket was highly distracted by the skate boarders and tried to join in. Our fault for letting him watch the skaters on Bondi beach..