Monday, 22 April 2013

When I first started with the idea of Violet&Green and the working from home plan, I figured it would be an 'easy' way for me to work and still look after my children. How wrong can you be?!
I had this ideal in my head of me beavering away whilst my children busied themselves with some toys or drawing.
Of course how you think things will be, and how they actually are, never quite add up do they?
The reality of me working from home is vastly different to how I thought it would be, its actually chaos.
And as I have accrued more and more 'stuff' it has slowly got harder to juggle everything.
I started off thinking I could cope with a desk in our bedroom and some savvy storage ideas. But the amount of material, frames, cushion covers, cards (you get the idea) I have, has grown considerably.
So I started sounding my husband out about other ideas. Ways to try to make this work for me.
We have toyed with the idea of doing a mini loft conversion, putting a bigger, better ladder in place and boarding out, lighting etc.
But the cost involved was more than I had thought it would be. And the budget, well, it isn't great.
So, now we are onto planB. The idea is to get a summer house from eBay, put it at the bottom of our garden, insulate it, run power to it, and make it into my very own little studio.
I am incredibly lucky to have a 'handy' husband who is very capable at this kind of thing!
I am now watching several summer houses on eBay, and slowly driving my husband insane about it.
Here are just a few pins from my Studio Space? Yes Please! board on Pinterest.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Morning All!
Today is my birthday and my lovely, lovely friend has bought me this beautiful pink striped orchid. Isn't it fabulous?! There was no doubt that I just had to use it in this weeks Nature in the Home series.
I have always wanted an orchid but have never actually owned one, so I am super happy.
I could be all gushy about how lovely it looks against the teal, but I will try to hold back.
I am also excited about next weeks challenge of a forage, there is a local hydrangea bush that I have admired for a long time, I am hoping it may be in flower. I expect I may be a bit early, but fingers firmly crossed!
Thankyou for popping in,
Georgie X

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

My entry for this weeks Nature in the Home series is full of apologies.
Apologies for the quality of my photo, apologies for the lack of prettiness, the list is actually endless.
This week I am ashamed to say that I officially have zero pretty flowers in my house. I also have to hold my hand up and admit to a very serious lack of houseplants, this very unattractive money tree is in fact one of only two houseplants.
So although it is an un-pretty entry, it is a very real entry. It sits on this shelf with some random jugs and two squirrels above our fridge freezer.
Next week I will make more of an effort, I promise.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

On my (personal) facebook page I am taking part in a photo a day challenge set by Marsha May Photography. My photographic skills leave a lot to be desired so I am hoping this is not only going to get me using my camera more, but may also help me figure out how to get a half decent picture out of it!
I thought I would share the photos with you at the end of each week, here are my first weeks attempts.
Our very own Easter eggs, courtesy of Holly & Polly

Jus' Chillin'

First sniff of sun and we are out, slime fishing.



Balloon Love

Heads down, bums up

Monday, 1 April 2013

For any of you who also follow my Facebook page, Im sure you can't of helped notice my countdown to my day with Abigail Brown in her studio.
I have liked Abigails work for a long time so when I saw her offer of a day in her London studio making a bird, I jumped at the chance.
There was a small group of us working alongside Abigail creating our own birds.
Abigail was really lovely and very generous with her knowledge and skills, we all made some really lovely birds. Which I have to admit are very labour intensive and take a Lot of stuffing! So I thought I would share with you a couple of my many photos from the day.                                        
Abigails love bird.
One of Abigails spring birds.
Abigail helping us with our birds.
This is my little bird, sitting pride of place on my mantle!