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Happy Valentine’s

 

Feb
13
2016

 

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I’m sure many couples will be planning something special. I will however, be spending some of the day with my partner, Neil. Weather permitting, we may go for a stroll in the countryside, then it will great to relax with a hot drink and a slice of cake in a splendid, quaint café. We don’t do the over-priced, restaurant-on-Valentine’s thing, as we find it a tad cheesy, being in the company of other, love-struck couples on Valentine’s day. Surely, as the whole idea of Valentine’s is to express your love for your partner, is that not better done in private?  Still, each to their own.

I’m sure you’ve seen lots of Valentine’s related images around. You can’t really escape them on T.V. & radio adverts, in shops, on the internet etc., so I thought I’d share with you some pretty and inspirational Valentine’s images.

Happy Valentine’s

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Perhaps you’d like to paint your nails with a variety of pretty, pink shades
I love this illustrated Valentine’s card!
‘Love’ neon sign
Who doesn’t love macaroons, especially with edible painted flowers!
Rose petal love heart 
Hand-crafted paper flowers

 

Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Emma Jayne x

Something Blue

 

Feb
03
2016

 

I just love Etsy and have saved so many of my favourites. I’ll get round to buying some of these, either as gifts for family and friends or just for myself!

At the moment I have a ‘Recently favourited items’ collection and have just been adding all the goodies that I love into this section. I’ve noticed that other people on Etsy have categorised their favourites, such as placing all their fave red or brightly coloured items into different collections. So, I’ve decided to categorise some of my saved blue items into my ‘Something Blue‘ favourites. They’re not actually for brides, but some of them could be! Most of the items in this collection are pale blue, as I favour this shade more so, than a deep and bright blue. The items range from stationery, art prints, brooches, to wallpaper and fashion.

I just love pattern and detailing, and I tend to be attracted to items that have fantastic surface design, as well as colour. It’s also a good resource to have when seeing what other colours go well with the colour blue (which is my new favourited collection), and how other designers use blue within their work. In particular, I love how PurpleFishBowl2 harmonises the stronger red, orange, brown and deep blue colours with pale blue in the printed skirt.  It’s such a great colour combination and they all blend well, nicely! The range of bright and earthy brown colours in MercedesLagunas’ floral art prints are divine. They stand out against the pale blue background and this colour is perfect for this particular print, as there are already two to three blue shades within this piece. The brighter pinks and yellows stand out, but are not overpowering against the selected blue background.

I will however, create collections for other themes, according to their colours, styling, end purpose and so on… To start with I was thinking of presents, such as wedding and illustrated gifts.

Something Blue

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Floral tea-towell / Decorative pin / Plate

Bird Brooch / Floral print

Sailor Doll / Printed skirt

# the printed skirt is now sold, but there are lots of other gorgeous alternatives in the seller’s shop!

 

Emma Jayne x