I styled and wrote a feature abut the home of Nikki McWiliams in the January 2016 issue of Mollie Makes magazine. Nicki's home is full of handmade touches, colour and plants! She is also incredibly sweet too- she put on a whole breakfast spread for Kristy and I and we chatted all day. A really fun day. Photography by Kristy Noble.
I styled the winter Sisterhood Supper a few weeks ago and it was a treat from concept stage through to production. I was working to the brief set by Lou, the organiser, for a magical sensory winter space in which to craft, eat and talk. We wanted this to be simple in it’s detail yet immersive in it’s execution, giving guests the feeling of stepping into a magical winter land. I knew we’d be using lots of wintery greenery, acres of linen, and candles. The space, The Forge in Bristol, provided the perfect rustic industrial canvas with raw brick and wood and huge windows looking out over the city. Simply magical.
- Organiser: Lou Archell
- Stylist: Hannah Bullivant
- Photographer: Xanthe Berkeley
- Florist: Erin Trezise
- Venue: The Forge, Bristol
- Tables: Bath Vintage
- Linens: Linen Me
- Plate and cutlery: Toast
- Candles and fairy lights: Lights4Fun
Crank your mind back to the late summer days of September when the sun still shone warm, sandals were still necessary foot wear and Hollyhocks, Zinea's and Dahlia's were still abundant; thats when I styled a series of scenes at the wonderful Abbey Physic Garden for Lights4Fun. It was shot by the wonderful Kristy Noble, and is one of my favourite shoots to date. The first scene was rustic and neutral with log stools, stonewashed linens, enamel plates, wooden boards and white festoon lights. The second was super bright; florals, paper pompoms, brightly coloured textiles, Mexican bunting, and rainbow bright festoons. The last was warm and cosy with lots of blankets on a bench in a willow arc by the pond. Most of the day was spent setting everything up, ready to shoot slightly manically in the golden hour light which only last for about 40 mins. Phew!
I styled and co-organised a summer solstice dinner party for my blog, www.seedsandstitches.com. Davina, my co-blogger and I cooked the food and styled the event together. Shot by kristy Noble.
I interviewed the homeowner and wrote the accompanying feature and captions for a real homes feature in Period Living. This is in the October 2015 issue of Period Living.
I ran a craft workshop with Jo Jell from Hope and Hops at our local farm, Monkshill farm. the kids were invited to try two different spring themes crafts; may crowns and flower votives. Everyone had a wonderful time- i think the adults enjoyed the crafting just as much as the kids!
I interviewed and wrote a feature for Simple Things magazine about the realities of running foraging business, Fore Adventure. This tiny company specialise in foraging, forest and beach schools, wild cooking and a whole host of wonderful outdoor pursuits in Dorset. A wonderful organisation with whom I hope to work with more.
The fourth in a series of interiors pieces I am writing for the Guardian and Valspar paint, this feature is about using colour in the kitchen, and includes lots of tips about the type of paint to use as well as colour advice too.
Lots more kitchen inspiration over on the co-ordinating Pinterest board:
I, along with my blogging partner Davina Drummond, ran three craft workshops at Blogtacular, a blogging conference.
I had the pleasure of co-organising and styling Sisterhood Camp, a retreat organised by Lou. I organised all elements of the visual look of the camp, from the workshop dressing to the picnic set up to the dinner styling. And I also had a very lovely time doing so.
I loved styling these textiles, baskets and incredible Moroccan wedding blankets for Maud Interiors, the second time i'e worked with them. Everything is ethically sourced and in limited quantities. And also gorgeous. Totally gorgeous.
Davina and I ran a feminist rubber stamp workshop at one of our favourite festivals, WOW festival, at The Southbank Centre, in early March. It was a privilege to be listed in the programme.
I got to style the wonderful home of Sue and Dave in Gr manchester for Ideal Home which appeared in jan 2015. Full of midcentury charm, designer pieces and with bold use of colour; I was in heaven. Shot by Kristy Noble
Kids, pompoms, masks, feathers…. a fun afternoon.
Photographer Justin Pipp.
A range of upcycling projects featured on the show Fill Your House For Free in Aug 2014.