Sunday, 27 May 2012

Our new family member... Puppy Willow Pearl

Our beautiful 8 week old West Highland Terrier for my mum's 50th.

Little Willow is beautiful.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Things I wish I could have

Okay, so I do a lot of online shopping and browsing for things which I want but can't afford for what ever reason. This is mainly out of boredom. So if anyone ever wants to take me out, feel free to!

I thought I'd start an online little collection of the things I would like. To share but also to keep for myself so maybe I can come back to this one day and go 'Oh yeah! I'm rolling in the doe, I can afford that now!'

(Also, keep checking back here as I will update this frequently. On the left hand side of a blog under 'More...' you can find a quick link :) )

So I'll start this collection off with the really beautiful silver crane necklace. Oh, so pretty!!


And I will also eventually like a beautiful coffee table somewhat similar to this one day.

I want them all !!! Available here

Beautiful. Available here

Gorgeous little bee dish. Available here 

I can't wait to get this little bee mug. Totally cute. Available here

Friday, 18 May 2012

Just a moment to say...

... I've had a wonderful time with Daniel and his 24/7 company. Whilst my parents have been on holiday in far away countries, Dan & I have been looking after the house, chickens, cats and fish.

My parents are home tomorrow so this blissful two weeks will end!

Dan and I also took time to design a project together based on my parents eggs and honey. You can see that in a few previous posts.

I just want to say thank you to my Daniel for a lovely time. We'll be definitely great living together later on this year!

ily !

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration #1136

As Dan and I finished The Packaging for The Rectory Produce we uploaded it to Abduzeedo's Raw page (previous post!) It was picked and has now been featured on their daily inspiration post! Click here to take a look!! 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Vote for us!

Hello everyone! Please would you be so kind to vote for mine and Dan's personal mini project that we just completed. We need to get as many votes as we can. (top left at the moment 'The Rectory Packaging')

No need to sign up, just click the like button :) Thank you!! Ruthay x
(for more of the project see below! or visit

Monday, 14 May 2012

The Rectory Packaging

This project is based on a local business that produces organic, fresh produce. The packaging includes eggs, honey, milk and bread. The packaging is a true reflection of the owner's values- pure, honest, organic and fresh items. Collaboration project with Daniel Haigh.


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Chicken scan

We also have some young chicks and this little one hasn't seemed to grow for a few weeks so it's still tiny and makes a cute little squeak noise. She likes the warmth of hands and when you talk to her. Here's her cute little chicken feet :)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Cat Scan!

Quite literally...

We have a tiger below and the rest are fluffy.

And I may have tempted her to stay still with treats!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Guest blogger ... published!

So a few months ago I was researching my dissertation topic of 'Inspirational Women in Design' and came across a blog named Snap2Objects which listed '30 designers that changed the world'. After looking through these designers, I noticed only two of these were women. After leaving a comment, I was asked if I'd like to be a guest blogger and write a couple of articles about female designers. So, with no further a due.. here is my article...

Enjoy the read and as always, let me know what you think!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Artist Rosie Ablewhite

A few weeks ago, I asked Rosie if she could do me a painting of my Dad on a stone for his birthday. I wanted something which was different, unusual and something which would be a conversation starter. My Dad keeps bees in the bottom of the garden so I asked her to paint his portrait. A week later and this is the beautiful outcome. Talented Rosie, is the new artist in residence of Lincoln Art Works.  She draws and paints beautiful portraits of well-known people and celebrities. Her work is fantastic.

  Click here to see Lincoln Art Works. (Or click on the tab at the top of the page)

Here are some photos of this beautiful piece.