my favourite things

  • My favourite things: hearts, cakes, sweets, fruits, flowers, the colour pink, family, friends, holidays, smiles and anything cute

Thursday, 12 June 2014

I ♡ Etsy...

Have you seen the first ever Etsy UK TV ad?  
Click on the link below to watch it here...

This Scotland Flag Love Heart was the first ever item I sold on Etsy.
Mr Mac was very proud.

See how my shop has grown at ilovehearts since I joined in 2008.

Please comment below with a link to your own shop on Etsy.
Looking forward to seeing and sharing them... x

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

If you love two things...

Shoes and cakes or cakes and shoes?

You will adore these fabulous cake-inspired shoes by Shoe Bakery.

They also have ice cream flavour shoes too.

Super cute yummy find of the day!
Roll on summer time... x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Happy St David's Day...

Wow, it is the first day of March already.

Spring is on its way, 
Happy St David's Day.

Lots of gorgeous golden daffodils spotted standing tall in gardens already.

Have a lovely day... x

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Take me home...

Me:  Hello Mr Snowman.  You are so gorgeous and happy!
Me to Mr Mac:  Isn't he fab?  Do you like him?
Mr Mac:  Don't we already have one just like him?
Me:  No? (with sad face and look of disappointment)

The shelf was empty when I went back to get him, without Mr Mac.

I am sure he went to a lovely home, all warm and cosy with lots of family and friends to keep him company.

Merry Christmas to you, wherever you are... x

Monday, 23 September 2013

A grand day out...

It was the first collaboration between ilovehearts and Simple Things Handmade yesterday.  

Lots and lots of gorgeous gifts for girls of all ages...

Cute and colourful felt love hearts and deliciously fun accessories by ilovehearts

Personalised bunting, pretty fabric clutch bags and purses by Simple Things Handmade

We were selling our handmade gifts at The Big Harvest Weekend held in the beautiful grounds of Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire.

Greys Court is part of the National Trust. 
There were apples from the orchard, freshly made food, drinks, cakes, flowers, music and dance too.

The house itself, the Tea Room and Souvenir Shop make a grand day out.  
Did you know that some scenes from 'Downtown Abbey' were filmed there?  
For more information, please visit National Trust Greys Court

We met the fabulous Tara and Daisy, her super sweet vintage ice cream van.
We wanted to go home with them...

They can both be booked for your special event at

This is my favourite design by Nicola Metcalfe.
I love the bright colours and the iconic architecture in this London scene.

See more delightful designs at

It was a lovely sunny day with lots of family visitors.
We hope to be back soon... x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Hello Mr Fox...

It is Autumn already.

As I reach for my blanket and look for my hot water bottle, I know it will soon be time to bring out my coat, scarf, gloves and woolly hat too.

Here is the cutest little fox to keep you company as the nights drawn in and the leaves turn red...

He has been hand-sculpted from polymer clay by Laura from le animalé.

Find him and many other cute little animals online:

The countdown to you know what beginning with 'C' has begun...

Keep warm and cosy... x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

My favourite TV ad...

I love the summertime references to Christmas
because I am making a new range of cute decorations in August.

Which do you think is the most wonderful time of the year?

Happy Holidays