The Weekend Diaries No.2

June 30, 2013





Weekend Splurges!



1.Floral Notebook by Esmie
(Click on the highlighted text to buy!)

My beautiful shiny red shoes were in the sale for £40 in Topshop down from £65.Bargain.
And! they were bought for me as a goodbye present by my lovely IndigoBlu family...hence the Thank you cards! I though the frilly socks would like dead cute with them too.

NOTEBOOKS! I bloody love notebooks...I think I'll photograph all the notebooks I've ever used at some point...I love the feeling of finishing an old notebook and beginning the hunt for a new one.
It usually marks a new chapter in my life and the thought of a empty notebook waiting to be written, scrawled and drawn in is exciting and terrifying at the same time...I wonder what direction my life will take in the time I fill that book...

'Let's dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues...'






Thankyou for reading!
R, x


W a l k i n g H o m e

June 29, 2013

I'll miss these walks when I move to Manchester...


Through the field and next to the little white house is home..


Strawberry fields forever...

Wild flowers are so incredibly beautiful...


Happy Saturday!
R, x

Creating a Craft Shop & Show Room for IndigoBlu

June 28, 2013





Inspiration for the shop!
I was so excited when my Mum (Kay, Creative Director of IndigoBlu) asked me to create a shop for our craft range at the front of our business unit. We wanted a space to showcase how to display our product to other retailers when they come up on training days and also as a place for crafters to shop when we hold workshops and classes!

Luckily my mum and I have really similar taste we love trawling through flea markets and antique shops together. So I had in mind what she wanted the shop to look like. We'd been collecting odd antique bits and bobs to display in the shop,we wanted to create a sort of crafty 'Olde Curiosity Shop'



I really loved the idea of wallpapering a feature wall with old newspapers...so we did!
I swapped newspapers for on old oxford dictionary and started wallpapering. I also upcycled a load of furniture by painting it with Annie Sloan paints. I took some step by step photos of the upcycled furniture and wallpapering which I'll post soon. For now enjoy the pictures of the shop!








Hopefully in time this wall will be filled with frames of beautiful samples!







All Done!

I got my mums seal of approval!


I finally finished the shop on my last day working at IndigoBlu!
I couldn't have asked for a nicer bunch of people to spend my working days with! Working here the past year had given me confidence in myself - that actually I'm not a hopeless scatterbrain - I can be pretty organised and work damn hard. It's been stressful at times but always rewarding. Thankyou to my mum and dad for the opportunity and the IndigoBlu crafters that always brighten up our day.

The End!

R, x


















I've been a busy bea!

June 27, 2013

So much has happened in the last month I can hardly find the words...
and for that reason here are a bunch of photographs of all the lovely things I've been up to.
From trips to London and Sheffield to designing and merchandising the IndigoBlu Craft Shop and having my last day at work!
Snuggly outfit for a weekend in sheffield with The Emily's
Vintage Dress&River Island Cardi


Best Cafe Ever! the tabouleh salad was amazing!

Marmadukes Cafe Sheffield
We had lunch here on saturday and then went back for sunday brunch! 

Miss. Emily Count

Miss. Emily Gates

On Route to a weekend in London!

H&M Dress and Necklace,and the silk scarf was a present from Jonny 


Friday night late night Topshop shopping to find my self a leather jacket..

Found one! bought it in Topshop's vintage section!
Photograph taken in our friends lovely north london flat, I love how many books that are  crammed onto their shelves.



On the way to Field Day Festival!
Wearing - Urban Outfitters Dress&Shirt, Boots from Schuh and a Vintage leather jacket


Field Day festival with friends and sunshine!





I Love north London!

Jonny and I spent a lovely lazy sunday in london wandering around hampstead..

This is a beautiful book shop! I bought a few novels and a recipe book to keep me busy over the summer.


We had the YUMMIEST brunch at Chez Bobs!

...and thats the end of our little london adventure!
x