Making something of nothing.

Faye (Darling Daughter) has just moved bedrooms.  From the tiny attic bedroom on the 3rd floor (that I’d convinced her was just like a Princesses room in the top of a fairy castle) to a spacious double room on the 2nd floor.  The reasons for the move were two-fold; a) she’s nearly 13 and could…

Hello, It’s been too long.

Good morning, bet you’re wondering where we’ve been.  Well it’s been pretty hectic here with having family to stay and the Italian family party, or should I say ‘festa di famiglia’, and life in general.  But we haven’t been slacking off too much and have used the time wisely, in between partaking of Aperol Spritzers…

A not very inspiring day ☔️

I got caught up in an Etsy conversation about photography last night and whether a plain or coloured background was better to showcase products. I offered the suggestion that a glittery, sparkly, frosty backdrop might be just the idea for some of them, and then I stopped short and thought, why on earth hadn’t I…

All things pretty.

The sun is shining brightly, there’s a thick frost on the ground and a hot coffee in my mug, so it must be time for me to sit down and do something creative. The only trouble is that I have so many ideas, so many projects to start and so many lovely, pretty things to…

Time to Celebrate!

Whoooohoooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pine Needles and Pins has received its first commission! I can’t tell you how excited we are ☺️ A very lovely lady approached us via our  Instagram account, and asked if Nick would create two seahorses.  Well of course the answer was “Yes!” and with much excitement, he got to work immediately.  Having never attempted…