Friday, 22 June 2012

Surfacephilia debut cushion launch!

Surfacephilia debut cushion collection 'Navajo' is now online for sale! EXCLUSIVE discounted LAUNCH PRICES for a short period only at.... SURFACEPHILIA
Free P+P. See website for delivery times.

Photography credit: John Devlin Photography

Vicky Trainor's Charity Summer Garden Party

Wedding stationer and inspiration powerhouse that is Vicky Trainor (ex work collegue and very supportive lovely friend) is always one to pull together great groups of people, that being through photoshoots, creative events, workshops or even just coffee mornings (keep your eye out - on Vicky's blog for future get togethers). Many months ago Vicky decided to throw a charity summer garden party for local creative business women and fans alike, in aid of a charity very close to her own heart, The Holistic Centre at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

So this Wednesday as a ticketed event, Vicky threw her doors open and invited around 35 women into her beautiful home and garden for a lunchtime of scrumptious food, relaxed business chatter, tons of laughter and fabulous raffle prizes...

The buffet food was laid out in Vicky's gorgeous home studio which never ceases to disappoint the eye, so this time round I couldn't help but take some snapshots.

In the end over £600 was raised for this worthy charity, with many big names and talented designers from all over the UK and abroad freely donating gift prizes for the raffle including a signed copy of Selina Lakes amazing new book Homespun Style.

A big well done to Vicky! It was great to catch up with this list of fabulous ladies...Here's to next years garden party! Becky Mitchell Photography, Jo Leversuch Make Up By Jo, Debbie Stodgen Photography, Katie Byram Photography, Sarah Hestletine of Lillians House, Wendy Walker of Peeling Paint, Jane Day of Tea with Ruby, Lucy Leaver of Design Hub Art Workshops.     

MY WINING RAFFLE PRIZES!... A Vicky Trainor original...

And a a box of gift tag and ribbon goodies from Bits & Bobs. Happy days.

 A wander through the studio...

Friday, 15 June 2012

Patterns and textures of Northern Lights Interiors

Yesterday I popped along to one of my favourite all time vintage retro shops Northern Lights Interiors, in Saltburn. Always much obliging to my photoshoot proppy needs, this time whilst scrounging for a fancy chair and side unit, I took the opportunity to snap some of the charming prints and patterns scattered around the shop.

For anyone in need of inspiration NLI is is must! My product lifestyle photoshoot by John Devlin Photography featuring the borrowed props from NLI is next Tuesday and will be uploaded pronto!!