Monday, 26 December 2011

We Make the BEST Gifts

In absolute tradition, I had to make Tommy a Christmas gift. Last year he got a calendar, and the year before he got a plush pizza, and this year, he got the BEST so far....

Last year, when we traveled Europe, to amuse ourselves on the lengthy train journeys, me and Tommy took great enjoyment in playing that kids game - you know the one where one person draws the head, the next draws the torso, legs, feet and so on. We actually made a zine of them, (check in out on under Diaspora). This was my favourite:

I think it sums us up down to a T. aha.

Anyway, Tommy coloured it in:

Then, without his knowledge, I made it into a plush toy. Pretty awesome right?

It's for sure my most favourite Thomas Key Illustration inspired creation EVERRRR.

Anyway, if you think I'm cute, check out what I got in return:

awww ♥

and here we are in matching jumpers #isntitironicdontyathink

and here is a piece of cheese:

BANG on theme!

m e r r y
c h r i s t m a s 
e v e r y b o d y

Happy Birthday Jesus

and in celebration of your birthday (yesterday), here are some bearded beauties:


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Berry Red

I have just come across the best website EVERRRR!! Now you've probably heard of it before, but I was a Berry Red virgin. Here's a few examples of some of the awesome stuff they sell...

Love Hate Oven Mits

Sargeant Pepper Mill

Gnome Candles

I'm in love <3

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Boot is on the Other Foot

...I just wish it was my foot!

Literally drooling over these:


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Cute Applique Tees

A few weekends ago, I was flicking through the Mini Boden catalogue, admiring their gorgeous kiddy fashion. I almost spat my tea over the book when I saw the prices! Scandelous! I thought, "I can do that", so that's exactly what I did. With a little Boden inspiration, and the use of some plain, brightly coloured tees, an array of polka dot and ditsy prints, I made these very cute tops for my pretty niece:

...isn't she adorable :)

And I made this stripy number for my dinosaur-obsessed nephew (dinosaur designed by Thomas Key's Illustration skills):

Aren't they the cutest (and the t-shirts!)


Tuesday, 18 October 2011


I went to London at the weekend, and had the BEST weekend since sliced bread! I just want to live there so bad!!! I saw some of my best friends, and I visited a few stores with the most inspiring displays, the kind of display I can only but dream of doing right now, so I thought I would share them with you....

These photos are from Liberty London - my new most favourite shop in life! I love these paper boats, made out of maps. I don't think they serve any sort of purpose other than to look awesome, and I sure appreciate that.

The Christmas shop is amazing!!!!! On the top floor of the store, not only did it look incredible, but it also smelt of those oh-so-familiar rich festive spices - it tingled all of my senses! I must go back again in December to bask in all of its festive glory!

The store boasts upholstered chairs, and lamp shades in their infamous gorgeous fabric prints. If they weren't so expensive I would have considered purchasing for my chair that I bought all those months ago!

I did however fall in love with this print, I just wish it was a heavy weight fabric and not just a dress fabric. Stunning.

Lenses cascading from the ceiling. Introducing the sunglasses department. Quite naturally!

What a book stand!

Peeling myself away from Liberty, here's a look at Johnny Cupcakes. A concept I've been a fan of for many years, and glad to see some of their shops appear in Blighty: simple, yet so clever! p.s - these pictures do it no justice, get yourselves down there!

I really enjoyed this little window, belonging to Super Superficial. I think it's about time Thomas Key Illustration starts designing for shops like this!

How cute are these tea for two bunnies that I stumbled across in Irregular Choice. I really wish I had bought one now! ahhhhhhhhhhhh TOO cute!

Topshop/Topman Oxford Circus is wild. I could literally spend a day in there just looking at their unique displays. Here's a few favourites:

and if anybody would like to buy me thoses boots ^ I'm a size 6.