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Dorset, England
Crafty twentysomething living in a bubble of handmade & old-fashioned pretties
Interests: vintage, crafts, my dog, taking photos, thrifting, peppermint tea, hoarding, nail varnish, things with flowers on & things that taste of flowers, granny chic, whiskey, cardigans.
Recent Activity
You might have noticed that this place has been sitting, stale and unloved for quite a while. Truth be told I just wasn't feeling it, I missed blogging but I felt like I'd lost my place and needed to find it again. Well, I think I have. I'm relaunching in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Hey Carly! I'm in Bethany (you may have to googlemap that, ha), it's about 30 mins west-ish of Peterborough.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2012 on Well, we're here at The Leopard Anchor
He's definitely a he, there's a female tabby cat that hangs around once in a blue moon, I presume she's the mother but he probably has a lady friend on every farm, little monkey.
At the farm we have a stray cat that hangs around on the porch, he's lovely and he gets treated very well. It seems he's been having a little fun as at least 5 kittens turned up a couple of weeks ago, only one of them is brave enough to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Wow. It's been nearly a month since I did a WWW post, moving across the Atlantic and then losing the internet connection at the farm for a couple of weeks will do that to a gal. The one blog post to incite enormous jealousy is Retro Chick's adventure on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
A couple of weeks ago I shot some behind the scenes photos for Ash Nayler Photography &, you can see some of them on my photography blog. The rest of the time, my life's been looking like this: Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
I'm hopefully going to be working this Sunday (weather dependent), and Saturday is traditionally the day of a million errands, so I'm calling today my Sunday (as if I haven't had 3 weeks of Sundays). It's finally raining here, it's been so hot and dry that the ground really needs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Kiki is now following Leigh-Ann
May 30, 2012
Kiki is now following A Beautiful Mess
May 30, 2012
Kiki is now following "miss" james
May 30, 2012
Today marks three weeks since I've been in Canada. I've found it kind of hard to find my feet and settle in to a routine. Although I've been here many times before, I've always been on holiday, so I've been in automatic holiday mode since I've been here (with added... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
I've been hanging out on the porch with Milo, catching up on e-mails, trying to figure out some semblance of a routine, daydreaming, making plans and starting a journal. Soon I shall get out of holiday mode, but not too soon. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
In the spirit of all my life changes, I registered a business yesterday, a photography business. It's a step I've been thinking about for a while, and what better time than now? The Camera Kiki blog and be found here: and the Facebook page can be found here:,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
I'm afraid I only have photos of Milo so far. We've been starting our mornings off right with a walk on the farm. It's pretty special to walk out of the house to this! Milo is definitely enjoying the space and the fresh air. Milo still thinks he is a... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Well, it's finally here. I'm sat at Heathrow (in Starbucks of course) waiting to go and board my flight to Canada. I defeated my packing demons and came in at 1kg over my 69kg limit. The pet transport company phoned me at 8am to let me know Milo has been... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
It's my last day at work! I've worked for the family business since I was 18 (now 27). And as of tomorrow I will be intentionally unemployed. It's a happysad day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
In a way this is my last "proper" weekend. My last day at work is Wednesday, then I have just under 2 weeks 'til I fly to Canada. I have no idea what my weekends will look like after that, what kind of job I'll have, what my schedule will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Aren't they just? I know, I try to keep away from Etsy, too many talented people out there who want my money! Still not packed. SO much to do but I'll get there. I finish work on Wednesday - officially unemployed, eek! Will have time to pack then, amongst all the socialising and saying goodbyes of course. Getting very excited now!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2012 on Etsy spotlight: Poppy & Fern at The Leopard Anchor
My latest Etsy discovery is Poppy & Fern, and what a lovely discovery it was. My first (of many, I am positive) order was one of the embroidered initial necklaces, it turned up pretty fast and Rachel is really lovely to deal with. I can't start to describe how much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
It's a blast from the past today. I've been sorting out my studio (read: making a massive mess and not actually getting rid of much), and found this little scraper foil in a drawer. I used to do these all the time as a kid, it's fun to revisit childhood... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
For my normal Sunday, just skip ahead to the last photo. For yesterday: Not seen this side of 5am in a while. As evidenced by monster eyebags. Somehow I got up early enough to make veggie sausage sandwiches, they turned out pretty good. Nap. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Things are getting busy round here, my calendar is more full than ever, that's weird for someone who needs to spend a lot of time doing nothing! I'm enjoying not watching TV so far, I barely miss it (except the new series of Mad Men, of course). I've been listening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Just lately I've been talking about the photo shoots I've been having, the editing I've been doing, and now there is something to show for it all! The gorgeous new Beauxoxo website just launched and I'm so pleased for Georgie, it suits her and her brand so well and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
I'm crafting again, wahoo! I can't even remember the last thing I made, this makes me sad. I was clearing out my studio and found some scraps of fabric left over from the first dress I made, I had just received some new Sublime Stitching patterns so thought I could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at The Leopard Anchor
Yes, you're right, it'll be fine because I'll make it so. Unemployment is still scary though!
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2012 on Dream BIG at The Leopard Anchor