The Loulou Dreaming Stall at St Georges Market and Victoria Square(Belfast) has grown! I now have a marvelous gallery area to display my new prints and artworks.
There are lots of new graphic designs and paper based artworks in Loulou's dreamy head so be sure to pop down once in a while to see what's new!
These are the latest designs dreamed up with paints, ink and paper in the Loulou Dreaming studio.
Each design is printed on super high quality archival card and framed with a thick bevel edged mount. Prints are sold with a strong backing board inside a crystal clear cellophane bag.
Please note: The white frame in the photo's is not included, it's for display purposes only.
#1 'Family makes this house a home'
#2 Wolf rules for life...
Eat, rest, rove inbetween, render loyalty and love the children. Cavil in the moonlight, tune your ears, attend to the bones. Make love, howl often.
#3 Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon!
#4 Happy clouds!
#6 Live simply, speak gently, love lots.
#7 My dog's admiration is conclusive evidence that I am wonderful.
#8 In this house we do real, we do fun, we do mistakes, we do sorry, we do hugs, we do loud (really well), we do family, we do love best of all.
(This print is available in many different colours to match your decor)
For all our lovely customers requesting crisp packet pencil cases you can now get your little bit of Loulou Loveliness at two new outlets!
9 Eldon Street London EC2M 7LS. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm
The Courtyard Cafe and Very Crafty Gift Shop
Hoops courtyard Greyabbey, Northern Ireland.
Loulou Dreaming products including the ever popular crisp packet pencil cases can now be purchased in the Prince's Trust Tomorrow's Store.
Visit 9 Eldon Street London EC2M 7LS to view, touch and feel some Loulou Loveliness! The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm and is just a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station.
This is shop manager Sally-Anne and assistant manager Harry. I'm so blessed to have met these beautiful people!
I was over in the shop a few weeks ago, they flew me over under the pretence of doing a 'catchup' video but click HERE to see what they really had planned!
LOVE this Youtuber called Benjamin Smythe, here's an excerpt from one of his video's...
'What I want the most is the sweetness that occurs when I'm not trying to change anyone or get anything from them. That's the sweetest time of being with anything.'
What's in the way is the way!
Obstacles are merely invitations I haven't accepted yet.
Just try opening to this for one day, even one minute. Next time an 'obstacle' pops up you might discover what you've always longed for.
Happy Friday everybody!
These lovely vintage hardbacks have been converted into covers to fit the mini I Pad or standard reporters notebook.
There are many more titles, including paperbacks available at the Loulou Dreaming stall at St. Georges market (on Saturdays) and they're now available in Tomorrow's Store (the Prince's Trust Shop at 9 Eldon Street, london)
This was a bespoke order for a lovely lady called Caroline. It was ordered by her friend as a Christmas present. Her first name appears on the front and her middle name is camouflaged in the swirly leafy design on the back.
The texture is sheeny with a beautiful subtle cracked finish to make it extra vintagey.
The zip pull features a crystal drop ornament with an encapsulated rose. The whole bag is just over A5 size (that's a folded a4 page).
I read this Chinese proverb on the facebook page of the incredibly inspiring Therese de Wolf.
Threse is a beautiful, fresh, vibrant advocate for raw food and natural living. She has inspired me to stay on a High-Carb 80-10-10 diet for the last year or so which has revolutionised my life!
You can watch her podcasts about health and raw vitality on youtube here
My beautiful market friend who turns up early to rummage (hence her last name!) through Loulou Dreaming stock boxes on Saturday mornings just sent me these photo's of her Christmassy decorating adventures which include a couple of this years Loulou Dreaming paper Christmas decorations!
She also decorates her shop with a beatufiul elegant theme each year, if you're ever up the Bloomfield Road in Belfast (number 107) pop into Peel and say hello to Jacquie, Zoe and Elaine!
This year I made hand-cut paper snowflakes with a Belfast skyline centre disc and I made paper-felt gingerbread men with one leg already nibbled!
This is Jacquies tree at home, she is one of those people who is simply stylish by nature! One of these days I'll talk her into letting me do a blog post of her home which is an Avoca, Cath Kidston, Kirsty Allsop, Parisienne dream. Every which way you turn greets you with a retro treasure, she even still uses the old enamel oven her Granny used, it oozes olde world vintage charm and cooks food too which is kinda handy I guess!
And this is Jacquies decorating handywork upstairs in Peel...
I've always been very inspired by the Japanese paper art form tatabanko. When I bought some beautiful vintage comic prints recently I was extremely excited to get cutting and layering them. This one only went on display yesterday and sold today, it took me 8 hours to carve and my finger tip is still numb 3 weeks later! I think i need to invest in a good rubber thimble.
These photo's really don't convey the depth and detail of the actual piece but I didn't get time to do a proper photo shoot before a lovely gentleman bought it.
This is the most recent Loulou Dreaming wedding order and with Christmas trading well underway it shall be the last wedding order going out the door for 2012.
Tying these invitation suites together was a great pleasure, the sun was shining (although it was only about 5 degrees outside), I had mangoes for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon tying beach invitations with natural raffia which filled the room with it's beautiful fragrant tea smell.
Tied into the bundle behind the invitation is a directions sheet and a things-to-do list, all featuring the soft charcoal hand sketched shell motif.
The best part of each order is always wrapping it ready for collection. Each order is wrapped differently depending on the theme and feel. This order was wrapped with soft tissue paper, natural raffia, brown tags and presented in a recycled brown box with more raffia and tags.
It was such a marvelous day today trading at Victoria Square, I just love having an excuse to hang out there and dream about 'Pod Loulou' (my pop-up pod-shop dream).
As the evening came on the lights did too and the air was misty, freezing and positively Christmassy!
Friends dropped by to say hello and new customers stopped by for lovely chats, I feel very happy and blessed!
These bright little gems are the perfect size to hold your credit cards and store cards. It's handier than squishing them all into your purse.
They're also handy if you just want to carry cards and a little money, sometimes you just don't feel like carting the kitchen sink around with you!!!