Tuesday, June 17, 2014

oh hi instagram

The past couple of weeks have seen me taking on a few freelance jobs again - and learning how to balance motherhood with work.

My home office is now my son's nursery so I write from the dining room table these days and a few times I've found myself caught between urgent emails and an upset baby. In those moments, it's hard not to feel like the worst mother in the world.

It's a juggling act but with practice, I get a little better each day. I've even managed to renew my love affair with Instagram. And you know what, it feels good to be working again.

Come say hello on IG


Monday, April 14, 2014

hello there

It's been a while since I posted anything of substance and I kind of feel like I have some splainin' to do!

It's the usual story. Life got busy and rather than post something less-than-interesting, I kept telling myself to wait, set aside some time, and post something I was actually proud of. Long story short, it just didn't happen and now an awkward amount of time has passed. 

Thing is, the work I've been doing over the past few years all stems from this blog. It was the creative outlet I so desperately needed in those early days. It was what led to my first freelance writing gig, which then led to paid styling work. So East of Hudson is important to me and like I said, I want to be proud of what I publish here. 

In order to dust myself off and keep going with it, I feel like I need a renewed focus. 

I'm still clarifying exactly where to go from here (and how to get there) but a couple of things are gently nudging me along, hopefully in the right direction.

One of those things is that I had a baby. His name is Eli, he is 17 weeks old, and he is everything that is good and beautiful and right in the world. Babies just are, aren't they. 

I've also been working on some small and inexpensive updates to our little house which I plan to write about. And there are a couple of other things in the pipeline, too... but more on that later.

So there you go, an explanation of sorts.

Onwards and upwards x

Sunday, December 1, 2013

the quintessential magazine

I'm a bit late to the party but have just discovered the quintessential magazine. Edited by Tracy Lines, a former creative director at Inside Out magazine, the current edition has some lovely Christmas styling.

Read it here.

Image from The Quintessential Magazine

Friday, November 29, 2013


A big thanks to Nat from Bowerhouse for letting me get my DIY on for her blog today.

I made a No Sew Giant Christmas Bunting for Nat's a very stylish Christmas series and can't wait to see what turns up next week.

Do check out Bowerhouse's stunning textiles and rattan pieces while you're there. Awesome bar cart anyone?

Monday, November 18, 2013

watercolour wallpaper

Watercolour sure is having a moment in the sun of late. And this new range of wallpaper murals from Scandinavian Wallpaper and Decor takes my breath away.

There are 12 designs in the collection and with names like Colour Puddle and Colour Fireworks, it's colour perfection in my book.

You can view them all here.

Monday, September 16, 2013

green and gold

I should be working. But I'm playing with a little green and gold instead.

Monday, December 17, 2012

our tree

One of my 'shoot' trees became our family Christmas tree this week.

I swapped the plain white twine for some brightly coloured string from the hardware store, added a couple of glass ornaments and some paper shapes, and a handsome little reindeer.

That Santa sack is looking awfully empty though!

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