my favourite things

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

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

Friday, 31 May 2013

Hello Summer...

Today is the last day of May, so that means it is officially the start of summer tomorrow...

The sun is out, the ducklings are swimming along the River Thames and I can eat lots of ice cream!

Here are some new items now available in my online shop.

Have a wonderful month of June... x

Friday, 19 April 2013

A night out in London...

We were super lucky to have tickets to the UK première of Iron Man 3.

Here are just a few pics taken inside the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square whilst waiting for the movie to begin.

It is a brilliant movie.  Out on 25 April 2013.

A couple of souvenirs from the night.

Mr Mac... you are my hero! x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tutti Frutti, oh so cutie...

How I love to make a fresh fruit salad for a very healthy breakfast.

Inspired by my five-a-day are these colourful and sweet 
Tutti Frutti Mini Hair Clips.

Available to order online at Tutti Frutti Mini Hair Clips.

Which is your favourite fruit?
Mine has to be strawberry x