Favourite Outfits: January

Cold weather means jeans, jeans and more jeans – even under dresses! Some Outfit details: Black scarf – hand knitted by your truly! Grey jeans – Levis 501 skinnies Wide leg jeans – Uniqlo Necklace – Wolf & Moon Cream jumper – Uniqlo a couple of years ago Sandqvist bag – second hand Ebay find!Continue reading “Favourite Outfits: January”

Sketchbook Pages: 9

Since getting in to using my iPad for all my drawing and painting, I’ve hardly opened a physical sketchbook. Sounds kind of blasphemous coming from me – up until a year ago I was very much “make everything with real pencils and paint and paper alwaaaayss!”. It’s just so easy to pick up my iPad,Continue reading “Sketchbook Pages: 9”

Favourite Outfits: December

December was a strange, strange month. So busy, as Decembers usually are, and a whirlwind of emotions for me. Does anyone else feel like they’re in a bit of a rut this month? I’m struggling to get going after Christmas! Taking photos of my outfits went to the wayside a little, but these were myContinue reading “Favourite Outfits: December”

How To Make a Twinkly Festive Wreath

Being a flat dweller, no one will see a wreath on my door!   So I made one for my window, complete with twinkly copper wire lights. To make your own, you’ll need:  Coloured paper of your choice (you could even make a pink one!) Embroidery hoop (mine is 12 inches, but you can make itContinue reading “How To Make a Twinkly Festive Wreath”

Favourite Outfits: November

I post my outfits in my mirror like its 2008 on my instagram account, called The Maple Armoire, but I defintely have a few favourites from each month. These are my favourites from November.  Cozy cardigans, stripes and looking like a cliche cartoon French person! Highlights: Big cozy cardigan from H&M – last year BlackContinue reading “Favourite Outfits: November”

How to Train Your Monstera: A Guide

Mildred has been part of the family (yes, she has a name) for a couple of years now. I’ve repotted her before (and propagated a few of her leaves), but this time she’s so huge I thought I’d treat her to a new pot AND something to climb up, to avoid the amount of horizontal room she’s currently taking up becoming overwhelming.

Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Competition

I’ve entered Ohh Deer’s Pillow Fight Competition! This is something I’ve wanted to do for years but never felt confident enough. I’m so happy that I managed to enter this year with a few designs that I’m proud of. So far I’ve only entered 3 and it’s possible to enter up to 5, so IContinue reading “Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Competition”

Inktober 2018: Week 1

Last minute, I decided to try Inktober again this year. I made a point of not buying anything new, cutting up some watercolour paper and just doing it. This week I’ve focused on UK Folklore/mythology. Next week I’d like to improve my photos (I keep taking them after work at night), find my Sakura MicronsContinue reading “Inktober 2018: Week 1”

Surprise Paris Trip: Part 1

The first set of photos from our little trip to Paris last week! I’ve wanted to stay in The Hoxton in Paris ever since they announced they were renovating an 18th century building there. Of course, it was beautiful. And the fooooood!!  We had been to Paris once before around 5 years ago, and didContinue reading “Surprise Paris Trip: Part 1”