My fun and colourful workspace

It’s been difficult to find the time to blog lately. I’ve been mostly squirrelled away here at my desk, caught up with my freelancing work. 

So I thought I’d show you my workspace. 

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As you can see, I’ve used some of the free printables I talked about in this post together with Washi tape to add interest to the walls.

Most of the postcards are from Paperchase.

The Washi tape I’ve used is MT Washi. Anything else I have tried just peels off and has been a waste of time.

The lamp was a birthday present from Mr PFW. The beauty of writing a blog, however haphazardly, is that husbands start to really tune in to your tastes!

He also bought me the Hay trays below which I love. You can’t beat a spot of neon.

  

  

Check out my new business cards too from Moo.com. Hello!! 

Cheery, don’t you think?

I’m really drawn to bright, white desks but this wooden one is very homely. 

It was left behind in the first ever home I bought. It was stained dark brown but, with a good sanding, you can now see the grain of the pitch pine. And I think it’s a nice backdrop to the modern and colourful accessories.

 I think it’s a wartime piece so it’s nice and simple. No fuss.

  

Before going freelance, I really looked forward to having the freedom to create my own workspace and to make it fun, bright and happy.

  

Let me know what you think!

Have a good week….

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Free printables to pretty up your walls

Hello, having a good week?

I have just returned from a toddler pottery session. Yes, it was mayhem as you might expect! So while the little one sleeps off his clay antics, I’m blogging today about the world of free printables.

I’m all about decorating on a budget. And in my attempts to brighten up my rented magnolia walls (you can see my earlier rant about that here), I am looking at free printables as an option.

It still amazes me that you can find such amazing, free stuff once you start trawling the tinterweb. Fabulously talented designers, stylists and bloggers are putting some really cute little graphics out there for you to enjoy. FOR FREE!

Here are some of my favourites.

This comes in four colourways including two monochrome options. Check out hello wonderful for more crafty ideas than you can shake a stick at. It might just be my new obsession.

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There are some sweet, nice and simple calendars that would pretty up my desk space.

This one can be found at Clean and Scentsible.

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My personal favourite comes from the lovely Cautiously Obsessed blog. There is also a Spanish version.

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I could probably do with this little reminder. I can be a messy pup when it comes to my office space! You can download from A Fabulous Fete blog.

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If you have young children, Mr Printables needs to enter your favourites right now. There are loads of free craft templates – perfect for rainy days – and artwork for playrooms and bedrooms:

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Meanwhile, Feed Your Soul is a monthly art project where artists giveaway their work for free. Really worth checking out regularly, especially if you like to switch up your walls

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I hope you enjoy and if you decide to decorate up your walls with printables, I would love to see the results on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterests. In fact, if you pop on over to Pinterest, you’ll see I have created a new board which I plan to add to over the next week.

Bye for now x

PS If anyone has any tips on how to get images all the same size, this blogging newbie would love to hear them!