Monday, 15 November 2010

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas

Yes, tis the season and I have just opened up the TICKETY-BOO CHRISTMAS SHOP for 2010.
We have our SANTA hats on and turned up the Christmas radio.
We have some gorgeous gifts for you to deck the halls with. Beechwood letter blocks look very festive on a mantelpeice. Super wooden bunting looks fab hung across a door or fireplace.

So come on in and have a look!

Monday, 20 September 2010

New Boys Fabric by Laura Ashley


Those lovely designers at Laura Ashley have come up with this jolly nautical design. My tickety-boo head immedietely thought how nice the boat clock or name plaque would look in a Laura Ashley boys bedroom. The fabric is 100% cotton. It has matching bedding and curtain fabrics. The fabric is called "On the Sea", and is now in season.Lovely!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Salad Days!

I'm pretty chuffed with this years veg patch offerings. Amused to see a cucumber making it's way down from the roof top veg patch. You don't expect to see a cucumber dangling infront of your window! It's been lovely popping up onto the roof to pick aubergine,courgettes and herbs to make a ratatouilles. We have a pumpkin patch , adding an exciting orange glow amongst the greenery. Trouble is, I could sit up there for most of the afternoon with a cup of tea. Am working on some new designs, ready for Christmas. I do love my studio. Nice to know things are growing above my head as I am working. That's all for now xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

.....blow away the cobwebs!


"Heart, Head and Hands"

27th June to 19th Sept.

entrance free

Sixty-three exhibits by internationally acclaimed artists at the University of Leicester Botanical Gardens.

I had a lovely time in the Botanical gardens last Friday. I'm alittle down in the dumps, with my children and partner all going back to school. I was need of alittle inspiration.I love sitting in my studio painting,however,not on Friday afternoon! Therefore,I grabbed my bike and headed down to the gardens. The sculpture in set in beautiful surroundings. I thought it worked really well. I confess that most of the work was not my cup of tea,however, I just enjoyed the looking! If you know what I mean.

If your Leicester based, then I would highly recommend a visit! You never know what will be round the corner,behind a tree or down a path.

A spot of lunch in the Italian garden and I was ready to go home. Look sharp Beetham-Davies!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

now then. where was I?

I do like to be by the seaside, especially one with a carnival. I had lots of fun with my family on a much needed break. GOOD. I am ready to get back into the studio, turn the radio on and knuckle down. I feel like this is the start of a new term for tickety-boo. I am buzzing with idea's.The order inbox is very full.Couldn't quite rid myself of my old pinnie,I'm too fond of it. It'll do another season. I hope all my lovely customers had wonderful days for their Wedding,Christenings, and new arrivals. Thank you once again for your lovely comments about received clocks and boxes. It's the icing onthe cake!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays ( well Tuesday)

My rainy day bags are flying out the tickety-boo door at the moment. I wonder why? Every cloud.......

Friday, 9 July 2010

Twits Rule
It's been a hot one this week. I have had to resort to plugging in the fan to cool off. I'll make up for it (carbon wise)somehow.I have been throughly entertained by Mr Dahl. I love to listen to audio books whilst I paint away. I love The Twits. Still laugh heartily as Mrs Twit thinks she shrinking. I was given the book by a very good friend. I was 21!(ahem).Still, I shall pass on twit love to my children. Hmmm, what to listen to next week......Happy Week end dear reader.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Life is Sweet

Brides to be ! Exciting parcels will be on their way. The start of the week will be a trip to the friendly PO with my big bag of parcels.Hope the sun is still shining

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Roll up,roll up for the magical mystery tour

Ship shape and Bristol Fashion
The studio has had a good clean out. Everything has a home and a home for everything. Today was too hot. The fan has been whirring away behind me. I'm busy,busy,busy.Just the way I like it. So many Brides-to-be waiting for their bridesmaid boxes and page boy gifts. Ready to be popped in the post...........

A room of ones own!

A Room of One's Own

This little room is my studio. It is the nerve centre of tickety-boo. Mug of tea steaming away on the sill, my little radio keeping me upto date with the world, and a line of order cards to paint my way through. I do love my studio.The only interuption being calls from my lovely customers...............

Well,well, here I am in BLOG arrivals this way!

New Arrivals This Way

I've often wondered what it would be like to write a blog. I like the idea of an online diary for tickety-boo designs. Dear Reader, here it is.