Monday, 9 July 2018

Day out at Sewerby Hall

Sewerby Hall

On Sunday we took a trip to Sewerby Hall in Bridlington.
It is a Grade I listed Georgian country house set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens in the village of Sewerby, 2 miles from the seaside town of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We had lovely weather, perfect for ice creams and a wander around the beautiful walled garden there.

The Walled Garden 

Jemima the Puddle Duck

Beautiful Roses
Pencil Sketch of the Greenhouse and Roses

Beautiful Flowers

Drawing the flowers

More beautiful roses on the cottage

I spent a good hour just enjoying being in the gardens, smelling and drawing the flowers. Listening to the sound of walking along the stones, the sound of the small waterfall. It was so peaceful for a Sunday afternoon.

The Interiors

Two toned walls, Black fireplaces, Metal candle holders

Lace table mat, Wooden chair and table, Mint Green painted kitchen cabinets

Sample of the carpet displayed in the entrance hall
Pencil sketch of the kitchen

Rob attempting to use the kitchen tool

Drinks cabinet with drinks tray and glasses

Beautiful main bedroom

Roll top bath goals

The dining room

The games room
I love Georgian and Victorian style houses. From the tall ceilings with decorative touches, large windows for natural light, to the fabric used for the curtains, table cloths etc. I felt so inspired in this house. I loved the real wood furniture. The quality of everything is what I aspire my house to be full of. Even the kitchen had traditional scales for measuring and heavy copper and silver pans.

The Zoo

Penguins <3

Pencil sketch of the Zoo Animals

We loved the zoo - everyones favourites being the penguins but I loved the pigs, there scrunched up grumpy faces. As well as the baby ducks, so cute! 

It was a lovely day and I would recommend it to anyone that likes being nosey in old houses, it's also a great day out with kids as there is a zoo and a little park.

Jodie x

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Finsbury Park and Cottingham Day

Hello Blog! It's been a while, 6 months! A lot has happened in that time. I have missed blogging as I use it as a bit of an online diary, I like to look back on what I have been up to. I find it more personal that a quick picture on Instagram or Facebook.

Finsbury Park for Liam Gallagher

Last weekend I travelled to London to see Liam Gallagher at Finsbury Park with Rob and our friends. It was my first ever festival, and was boiling - 30 degrees! 

I loved our little air bnb and the prints on the walls. The link to it is:
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We had a great view of Emirates Stadium, and surrounded by nice cafes.

Cute prints on the wall

Cosy sofa

Lovely Art Deco building in the sunshine

Adore the door and tiles

Watching the sun set listening to LG

Cute Orange VW

Cottingham Day

Last Sunday I went to Cottingham Day with Rob and his family, we got to ride in a vintage bus, I loved the pattern on the fabrics. I would love guests to travel in something like this for my wedding.
We have been house hunting in Cottingham so was lovely to see all of the shops and local stall holders and live music. 

Vintage pattern on bus

Bunting and Church

Ceramic hearts in the making

I also joined in with a ceramic heart workshop. It has inspired me to create more using 3D. I would love to make some teacups and plates, there is an Adult Ceramics part time course starting in September and I am tempted to join in! I want to experiment with wire also and make some floral sculptures.

I also want to learn how to make dresses and silver jewellery. Hull is really good for workshops at the minute, theres a lovely jewellery making workshop on the Marina too at Oresome.

Monday, 4 December 2017

I finally Graduated!

On the 23rd November I graduated Leeds Arts University (formerly Leeds College of Art) with a 2.1 in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design! I feel so proud of myself after struggling with severe mental health problems in my last few months of university. I did not think I was going to finish, even though I had come so far. Luckily after starting medication and with help from family members (especially my Auntie Sue, Mum and Rob) I completed my degree. I still feel sad now that I missed the last few months at uni with my friends whilst recovering at home.  I even missed an amazing lecture by Orla Kiely's assistant designer and also The Printed Peanut- I could of cried!! 
I couldn't have done it if I wasn't so passionate about my degree, so I just want to say do whatever you love as you will get there in the end. And to reach out to the people around you if you struggle with mental health yourself as i'm sure they will be super supportive. So heres to the future!

My lovely uni pals

My dad and brother

My lovely Mum

My favourite human - Roberto

My lovely Auntie Sue and Mum