It feels like spring....

With the lovely sunshine and mild weather we've had recently I've been fooling myself that it's spring already!  My plants are also thinking spring has arrived, with lovely colourful flowers and new growth appearing. 

I treated myself to a new camera several weeks ago (although I wish I'd  got round to doing this before the end of the tax year!) so I decided to take some practise shots in the garden and capture the wonderful colours nature so perfectly creates.

A big thank you must go to Jess from Skip Town for her fab online camera tips - very handy!  You can see her recommendations for choosing the right camera here.  (The camera I bought was a Lumix DMC LX5)

New melamine plate photo's

'Mabel' (spearmint colourway) 
'Suzie' (mint colourway) 
'Fancy a Cuppa'
'Tea Party'

A few days before making our unexpected trip to the hospital (!) I organised some photographs for my new melamine plate collection.  It was fun buying lots of different treats as props for the plates and experimenting with how they photograph.  Of course the best part was having a cup of tea and nibbling on the cakes after the shoot was finished!   

The plates can be found at my online shop here!

New life.....

Little baby Jasper
 Johnson Bros 'Playtime' ceramic cup and saucer set

We welcomed little baby Jasper into the world two weeks ago!  He decided to arrive quite unexpected a few days early, and was pretty keen to get out-and-about into the world.  So, here starts a new life for a little person and the start of a new and different life for me and Mr B.

Amongst the beautiful gifts we received for our little man was this vintage children's ceramic cup and plate set from two very special friends.  Its an English Johnson Brothers design called 'Playtime' and features very cute and quirky animal illustrations.  It's lovely Jasper can get to start his own collection of ceramics!