For the last three years plus I have been doing a spoof magazine cover (sort of monthly) on the Livingetc forums called Bitchingetc and this is the newly launched Christmas cover. I try to feature forum members homes as much as possible but sometimes a little (with big devastation to my flat!) photo shoot has to be done.

I made the Eames inspired trees with cardboard and some deigns I put together incorporating the Eames bird and the Eames Office logo. I have also used the same pattern as wrapping paper. I think I may re-make the trees using MDF instead next time.

Over at Livingetc in the gallery section they have posted more pics of Helen’s beautiful home which she has lovingly restored. The first pic is a close up in her bedroom which includes my rocker print, the second one includes my sister’s two domed grey handmade felt cushions and finally the third shows Helen’s gorgeous G-Plan sideboard/drawers which I’m sure I could talk her into giving to me when we get drunk together! The artwork above is also Helen’s own work which she has just sold. You can also see her stairs here and hopefully I will be interviewing her about her love of renovating and her weakness for cider very soon!

Well I’ve had a great day today! The new July issue of Livingetc landed on my doorstep and their were a couple of familiar items in there! In the first pic above are two of my sister’s handmade grey felt cushions and in the second pic there is one of my “I want to rock with you” prints…..we are both ecstatic!!! Both were bought by Helen a member of the Livinetc forums and her amazingly gorgeous house is featured.I will be posting more pics of her droolsome renovation very soon. Then to top it all off my flat was chosen as the monthly winner on the Livingetc forum! I recently posted quite a few pics of our flat before we ripped it apart which were horrendous and I think that clinched the deal (I will be posting some very soon). I’ve won £150 to spend at Habitat thank you very much. All in all a very good day and I’m grinning like a cheshire cat. Well done likklesis and a big thank you to the ever lovely Helen!
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