Orla Kiely

Monday happy things

The weather has been a little wet and wild lately which means I’m thankful I write this weekly post to remind myself of the good things that have happened.

I bought the latest copy of Pretty Patches. Although I resolved to buy less magazines in 2015 and stop my expensive subscriptions I saw a few projects I would like to try in this issue.

I’ve added a new limited edition Orla Kiely print jute shopper from Tesco to my collection. Now, I definitely didn’t need another shopping bag but I really like this print. The bags are strong, I have a few now and they just seem to go on and on. I think this design is called Primrose and the yellow, black and white are a great combination for Winter and Spring.

Orla Kiely Tesco jute bag

An unexpected trip to Exeter meant a stay in a beautiful City central hotel. Making a last minute booking actually worked in our favour as we were given a room which actually had room for all four of us. No washing up or having to worry about wet towels on the floor made for a nice weekend away.

Charity shopping resulted in a vintage Scrabble set, vintage Kan-U-Go set of playing cards and a new-to-me vintage London bus to add to my collection. I’m looking forward to crafting with the game pieces soon and maybe even putting them in my neglected Etsy shop.

vintage Scrabble tiles

Planning a mud kitchen as the result of reading The Playful Parent. We already have a spare pallet and some scaffolding planks so I think it should be pretty easy to make the children a mud kitchen. I love the idea of them spending more time outside and think it could be fun to source some second hand equipment for it.


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    January 14, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    The print of the bag is lovely, I love Orla Kiely too 🙂 x

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    January 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    The pattern on that bag really stands out. Love designs that have such a bold pattern. x

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    Laura Pearson-Smith
    January 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I love love love that Orla Kiely shopping bag- it’s so cute 🙂
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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      January 16, 2015 at 10:22 am

      I almost wish they didn’t sell them in Tesco’s as I want a new one everyone time I go food shopping!

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