Thursday 3 March 2011



When I  start working on a new project
I like to collect all kinds of things...

that will inspire me along the way...

....pretty colour combinations, contrasting patterns,
 interesting textures and images....

amongst everyday objects which are all around me.

It helps me to gather my thoughts and ideas
and then stops me wandering!

I love these fresh and cheerful colours.
They are brightening up the days in
 our little corner of England!

Hmm...stripes, spots and bows...
and seafaring tales...

Also, on another note....
if you are looking for a new cook book,
this is a great read with lots of traditional recipes from around the British Isles
There are also interesting notes about the history
that lies behind them and lots and lots of lovely photographs....
bakeries, tearooms, harbours, bunting...
The photographs of Mousehole brought back
some lovely memories of a family trip
a few years ago.
Such a very pretty place!


Wishing you all good things
until next time....


  1. These are such a gorgeous colour combination....very vintage English seaside.

  2. What wonderfully bright and cheeery colours Susan, they've really made me think 'summer'. The book is a great buy, I can strongly recommend it.

  3. Hi Susan
    what lovely pictures, they have brightened my day!!jennyx

  4. Like a fresh sea breeze these colors - very uplifting!

  5. Can't wait to see what you come up with after gathering all those pretty items.

  6. Ha Suzan, ben ook ooit es begonnen aan het borduren van drie kleine schilderijtjes, ook van het strand, maar heb ze niet afgemaakt, en nu liggen ze onder in de kast best wel jammer.

    maar die kleuren van jou zijn ook mooi fris, lente!!!

    groet Stina

  7. I adore these colors today, sweet Susan. So Spring like, or perhaps better yet, Summer-like!
    Have a happy day xxxx

  8. The colours look so perfect together, I am inspired to have my bedroom decorated in those colours - just got to break it to my hubby lol!!!

  9. Those colors have feeling all warm and ready for better weather!

  10. Beautiful colours, great tips on creating and inspiring. I love your doll Milly, so cute and I love the star dress. big hugs, Margie.

  11. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. They are always so appreciated!
    Susan x

  12. Hi Susan,
    That is exactly the way I work when I start on a new doll!
    First collect everything I need before I start.
    I also like to have that all around me.

    I have my first give away on my blog.....
    Greetings, Diny

  13. What an awesomely inspiring post. I LOVE it!! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you put together. Your photos are superb.


  14. Hi Susan,
    such a adorable combination this colours! Great and fresh Seaside colours
    have a wonderful day

  15. LOVE those pretty reds and blues!!!