Monday, 28 February 2011


Hello everyone - a quick explanation for our absence since last week...

Ryan is really rather unwell and is in Hospital at the moment, I am spending most of my days running around (missing him like mad) and heading up for visiting hours to spend some time with him.

Hopefully we will be back in this space very soon and Ryan will be home and on the road to getting better. Any and all get well soon thoughts would be MOST appreciated.

Abigail x

p.s. feel free to order as normal from the shop, I am just not online much for blogging etc! ;)

Monday, 21 February 2011

I finally finished sewing up the new series of house-softies we've been working on...

Each one is uniquely hand embroidered, and each little series has a different one of our cottons on the back! I'll be putting these on-line very soon :)

In other news, I have been obsessed with our new Pinterest account... it is SO addictive, and there is so much lovely stuff out there! Reminds me of the excitement I felt, inspiration wise, back when I started blogging in 2006 (Looong time ago!) and discovered so many amazing blogs, it opened a new world to me.

Things have changed a lot in blogging since then, and I think Pinterest somewhat captures the original spirit of sharing and inspiring where blogging has now become something else entirely in a lot of cases!

Such fun to while away a few hours and keep easy tabs on all the lovely things you stumble across online and then lose later! ;)

Happy Monday, all...


Saturday, 19 February 2011


As explanation for the little silence here on a*r blog, we've been working our little fingers to the bone on all sorts of fantastic projects recently!

One we're delighted to share with you today are the one off patch-worked floor cushions we are creating from Irish linen and our exclusive cottons! We're so excited about these, and I am loving the patterns and juxtapositions of bold colour Ryan is creating here - so dreamy.

Each floor cushion we create will be a unique one off piece, never to be created quite the same again... we can't wait to see what homes these will go to!

It's a great job to LITERALLY be creating the fabric of people's lives and homes ;))

More on these soon!


Monday, 7 February 2011

Happy Birthday Ryan :))

We had a fantastic weekend of celebrations for Ryan's big 30th birthday on Saturday...

We cooked a big Japanese feast full of all sorts of delicious treats, and I made a cake - we had pink champagne and party poppers, and then lit sky-lanterns outside and watched them float off in to the night...

Ryan got some amazing presents, I bought him a painting and his sister and brother in law bought him (us! hehe!) a gorgeous wooden chicken house so we can have hens in our garden... it's all very exciting!

It would be nice if you celebrated with us, too! We would like to extend a lovely 30% discount on all abigail*ryan goodies when you enter HAPPYBIRTHDAYRYAN at the checkout :)))

This will last until the end of the week!


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Lavender Bag... so special ;)

Hi everyone!

Hope your week is off to a good start...

We wanted to stop in and let you know we are running a fun little promotion on our gorgeous Lavender Bags - when you purchase any TWO, we will give you a third for FREE!!

Just let us know in your paypal note which one you would like as a present, on us... :)

Happy Shopping!!


(this will run until the end of the week)