Sunday, 26 December 2010

red lunch

in keeping with the festive spirit, we had a red lunch on Christmas pasta on red bowl, red cabbage and tomatoes on orange plate, yum

then Father Christmases & Rudolphs snacks were put out....
Hope you had a lovely time!

Friday, 24 December 2010


Shelf went for dinner with Artemis & Nao just before Christmas, and I talked about my evening making crackers, above are both versions.
Theirs are so tasteful & minimal, mine not, ours looked very jolly on the table and N loved pulling them, although an adult had to hold her or she was pulled around the room.
Next year I'll work out some sort of perforation?
(Mine had home made felt moustaches inside, but sadly i didn't get any photographs)
Click on he link to see Artemis's blow by blow account of how to make hers .. .

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Desaturated Santa

this photo has NOT been digitally altered!
click on the image to read more about this clever lady...
(thanks to Mike and Rory for the images)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

water bottle

This water bottle has one of our most favourite Rob Ryan Illustrations on it ever.
Amazingly the colours are exactly as the original tile design we stocked a good few years ago.

I cant think of a better gift to encourage the small people in our lives to drink more water!
You can buy one here

Thursday, 9 December 2010

A slight diversion from Shelf's Christmas Shopping Evening to mention Ohio Knitting Mills' Pop-Up Shop.
We've been fans for a while now, recommended by print designer and good friend of Shelf, Kathryn Dale.
So much of their original stock has gone but there are a few choice items left and are on sale here

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Alma Allen

just discovered Alma Allen

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


We've been busy with Christmas things, its suddenly full steam ahead . . . . .not much time for blogging!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Pencil Fence

This is very cute!
Thanks Rosie