Sunday, 30 December 2012

One Man and His Boat

I'm still here.
I'm just enjoying life.
Enjoying the simple things.
Like watching a man and his boat.
Until the sun goes down.

My Images of the Day

Friday, 28 December 2012


Milimbo does it again!
I love this Spanish studio/publisher's work.
Check out their new graphic posters, perfect for a little one's room.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Hive Five #58

For my last High Five this year
I've chosen to share the fun work of

 Tel Aviv.

I'm sure some of you will appreciate their quirky bookmarks, soft toys and illustrations


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!


I'm just nipping in quickly to wish you all a very

Merry Christmas

Thank you for visiting my blog this year.
Thank you for your loyalty, your friendship, your custom and all the inspiration.

2012 has been a wonderful year for Kickcan & Conkers.
I can't wait to see what the next one brings.

Bonnes Fêtes !

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Come On Over And Meet Me At Mikes

Meet Me At Mikes was one of the very first blogs I started following back in 2009.
I had absolutely no idea how big or strong the online crafting community was until then, and I certainly hadn't found my own voice at the time. I was just starting out - fumbling, experimenting, testing myself - and I didn't have a clue where this new online adventure would take me.

Meet Me At Mikes was my daily inspiration from Down Under. Then, out of the blue, Pip noticed me. I couldn't believe it! I can remember ringing my husband at work to say that  she'd posted about one of my finds, the work of British artists John Dilnot. The joy!
Welcome to the online arts and crafts community Deborah!

Three years later, Pip and I are friends, and I am absolutely delighted to share my Christmas Wishlist on her inspirational blog Meet Me At Mikes.

I hope you'll enjoy discovering a more personal side to Kickcan & Conkers, and hopefully be inspired to read all the other great wishlists compiled by Pip's friends. 

Friday, 21 December 2012


Yes, it's hard to believe that the Kickcan & Conkers shop is one year old!
I wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your custom.
All of the products in my shop are things that I love, things that I would pick for myself.
It's so nice to know that they go to a good home, where they will be appreciated.

I'm sure most of you will have finished your Christmas Shopping by now (I haven't but that's another story...), so this discount comes a little late. However, if there's anything you fancy before the sales start mid January, I'd be more than pleased to offer free worldwide shipping (first class post) until 31st December.

Just enter the code FREESHIPPING at checkout.


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Inspiration: Be Happy Now

I'm in a brilliant mood today, despite the weather, so Jenny Meilihove's fun and quirky artdolls are just perfect.
It's always nice to pop in and see what she's been up to. 
Her new colouring calendar is my favourite this year, I think. Love!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Learning from Kids #2

1.95m, I think (I've lost count).
Yes, as a mum of three,
Love is all they need,

 My Image of the Day.

Learning from Kids

Lötiekids Giveaway Winner

We have a winner in our latest giveaway from

Congratulations No. 3 - Faiblessed!
Christmas has started early for you this year!

Starlight, Starbright


More beautiful, inspiring work from 

Because this DIY/arts & crafts blog shines out among so many others.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

High Five #57


I seem to have a bit of a thing for handpainted dolls at the moment, so bear with me.
These handmade circus artdolls are quite extraordinary, and certainly made me smile.
Five funny freaks and fancy maids, tattoos, stripes and all. 

Thanks for the inspiration:

Monday, 17 December 2012

Five Little Fellows

You're bound to find something a little different there.

My Images of the Day

Ever So Gently

 Beautiful bathroom in Isis-Colombe Cambréas' holiday home
Photo - Karel Balas, Marie Claire Maison Dec-Jan 2013


Softly, softly
Can we start like that today?
It's been a busy weekend

There's still time to be delivered in France /Europe
But only just

It ends this evening at 9pm CET.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

High Five #56

I've been spending a lot of time on etsy recently, and I'm forever amazed at the variety of toys available. I wish I'd seen these handmade Waldorf-style wooden sets earlier. They're something a little different and would clearly have made an original gift at Christmas.

Check out Ooh Look It's a Rabbit and perhaps take a peek at my latest etsy gift guides over at Handmade Charlotte.