Wednesday, 15 February 2017

What I got for valentines day - Olivia Burton

This year I was truly spoilt for valentines! We usually dont do anything special or buy crazy gifts but this year George went a little crazy! He said he wanted to treat me as I never treat myself and he is proud of how hard I have been working. You will see a very clear theme here and that is BEES! I now own so many bee things our house is covered! I am not complaining as they are my fav.

The Olivia Burton watches are incredibly beautiful, I did have my eye on the one George bought for me for a while - It has a 3D square face which encapsulates the little golden bee complete with gold mesh strap. Super exited to wear this and it looks so lovely layered up with the dainty bee bracelet, you can see from the other close up photos the incredible attention to detail! swoooonnnn . The sweetest little ring which of course features a bee. He also picked up the little black and gold bee mirror, pineapple key chain and the adorable Bee jewellery box so I can keep all my bee treats safe.

I hope you all loved seeing these beautiful pieces, I am super excited to start wearing them, a big thank you to George!! 
I also embroider and sell my own bee clothing/accessories which you can check out here.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

New year New office - Makeover

2016 was a very busy year for my brand, working from home can be very difficult! as the business grows I have gradually taken over most of the rooms in the house. The little room was our junk room really! so we thought it would be a good idea to make use of the space and create a little office area, where we can draw out new designs and also a place I can keep all my accounts in order. I have a studio for sewing which has doubled up as a stock room and also spend the majority of my time working in the living/dining room due to the fact the embroidery machine couldn't fit up the stairs! I think this extra space will help me organise my time better as I can section off parts of my day working in different areas. As I currently do all my own book work it is important for me to keep on top of it as it can easily spiral into a mountain of receipts!

Its a small space but I felt with the right layout it could be a well used room. I wanted the room to be clean and bright so opted for white walls and furniture - just bringing in accents of colour and personality through the styling of accessories and artwork, storage was key so we opted for the ikea boxed unit and office draws.

I am in love with this new space! What do you think?

Saturday, 17 December 2016

DIY christmas wreath with Tkmaxx and homesense

Every year I like to make my own wreath and this year with the help from Tkmaxx and homesense this is what I created! I popped into homesense to pick up some bits and pieces I could add to my plain wreath - There is so much to choose from and I love how the decorations are organised into each colour. Of course I headed to the blue and silver section!

I choose a mix of decorations that I thought worked well together. I also found the wreath holders which were only £5! 

To make your wreath you can put together the base yourself or just buy a plain one from a garden centre or even pick up a fake one (homesense/tkmaxx) do plenty. My auntie made up my base and then I just used wires to attach the decorations.

I really love my wreath this year!
What do you think? I would love to see any christmas DIYs you have done this christmas.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Gift guide! My picks of black Friday

Stocking fillers for her 

Stocking fillers are my all time favourite gifts to buy! they are so cute and fun. I've put together a little list of things I personally think would make the perfect stocking for a sister, friend or even a sneaky gift for yourself. 

Little bits and bobs is the perfect way to fill a stocking and make it super fun! I have put together this list of goodies that I personally love and thought you guys might love too! They are all super affordable mostly all under £5-£10! Lots are now even in the black Friday sale! WIN!

Home gifts

I am a huge home ware lover and I know lots of you that follow me are too. I think these would make perfect gifts and look a lot more expensive than they are! The pineapple mug is just £6.50!

Main gift ideas

Here is a list of gifts that are a little more expensive but would be lovely if you would prefer to buy one main present. I really love the idea of the Letter box flower subscription you can choose how often the flowers are sent and have a choice of lots of styles - this would be a gift that could continue all year! Jewellery/watches are always a good idea, I am loving everything bee at the moment. The mobile Polaroid printer is such a lovely idea! we all take so many photos on our phones but how often do we print them? this little printer allows you to print in Polaroid style straight from your phone.

Silver bee necklace
Gold bee necklace
Instax mini white bundle
Sky blue instax mini camera
Instax metallic camera bag
Polaroid mobile printer
Olivia Burton honey bee watch

I hope you all enjoyed this little round up!
 In addition here is a list of my top pick sites to shop this black Friday -

ASOS 20% off with code GOGOGO
Topshop - up to 50% off selected lines
Antropologie 20% off everything with code GIFT  - amazing home ware!
Nikki Strange 20% off everything  - THE prettiest stationary
Bloom and wild flowers 15% off with code BLACK - 50% off selected items  - Unique gifts from independent brands

I will be putting together gift guides running up to christmas including my own brand which you can check out here Emma warren

Happy shopping xx