Sunday, 9 November 2014

{Floral fabric banners}

It is now 4 months since our little girl Octavia Rose came to say hello and how the time has flown.

She is a gorgeous girl 
(though I would say that wouldn't I!)

Trying to juggle creating Sesame and Lilly products, alongside my freelance print work and most importantly being a mum is proving a challenge but one i am embracing.

I have created a range of new printed floral fabric banners which I love.
Digitally printed and inspired by vintage fabric they are available in the shop now.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

{Octavia Rose}

As you know I am on a little break from Sesame and Lilly because my husband and I were expecting the arrival of this beautiful little one.

Octavia Rose Saunders

We are so totally in love with her.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Time for new stock to go on the shelves of 

Therefore we are having a sale of old stock, this includes notebooks for a limited time, being half price.

Many items are unique so once they are gone they are gone!

Friday, 20 June 2014

{Jessica Zoob desire}

One day, visiting family in Lewes, East Sussex,
 I was lucky enough to visit Jessica Zoob gorgeous painting studio on an open day.
There my love affair with her artwork began.

Jessica has just launched an on-line shop where you are able to purchase her artwork direct.
I'm hoping one day, one of her original oil paintings will grace the walls of our bedroom
Happy Weekend

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

{Vintage metal tub gardens}

Near my house is the most wonderful second hand shop for a homeless charity.
Yesterday I discovered this beauty for sale-
a vintage 1930's galvanised steel dolly tub! 

These were the
 washing machines of the 1930's -but i aim to use it in our garden.
Trying to decide what to plant in it is proving hard though- any suggestions?
For now, Pinterest is proving inspiring
Happy Wednesday

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

{Working week}

The week so far

All items now online

Friday, 30 May 2014


The hunt for artwork to decorate our new home is an everlong quest.
However I have fallen head over heels for the artwork from Wallography

They have a mixture of actual vintage wallcharts as below:

 They also have repro ones which i love!

Now I just need to decide which one needs to come live in our home.
Can you guess which one is my fav?
Happy Friday!

Monday, 26 May 2014

{Children's room}

 I am now 4 weeks away from welcoming our first bundle of joy into the world. 
A super exciting and also nervous time! 
 Not to do things by half, we are also re-decorating our new home.
 The bathroom is now nearly complete, with just the finishing touches to put into place.
Next on the list was the nursery.

 Of course my Pinterest is full of children's room inspiration as below.

This was the room, after my darling husband spent days stripping all the awful dark green wallpaper from the walls and even ceiling.

We soon realised that the whole room needed re-plastering as chunks of the old wall fell away with the wallpaper! 

Once the plaster had dried, said husband has spent the whole bank holiday weekend painting the room in Little Greene paint, Gauze colour. 
As we do not know what we are having, we have decided on a very pale silver grey colour.

This week a new carpet is going down, then I cannot wait to show you pictures once all shelves are up and all our vintage pieces are in.

Friday, 23 May 2014

{20% Discount for the bank holiday weekend}

Happy Bank Holiday my lovely followers!

20% discount on all orders when you enter the code


at the end of checkout!

Expires Sunday evening.

Please feel free to share!

{Please note, you have to go right through to the end of checkout 
for the discount code box to appear- after you have signed into paypal etc.}

 A box like the one below should appear to enter the code in


Friday, 11 April 2014

{Vintage Notebooks}

I have been busy planning and creating new ranges for Sesame and Lilly this month.

I have been a textile/ print designer for 10 years working within fashion and interiors.

My true love, as you can tell, lays within antique textiles and prints.

I have a huge collection of these which i use to inspire me and also to create new artworks.

I have decided to share some of these wonderful antique prints as a collection of A5 notebooks

I would love to have your feedback on which designs you like- to begin with the collection will consist of 5 designs.

Each notebook will be A5 with a Sesame and Lilly paper banner around the notebook to protect it until the time comes for you to use it.
Happy Weekend!

Saturday, 8 March 2014