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Valentine's-day-card-by-Lagom-design-Styling-and-photograph-by-Geraldine-Little-Big-Bell I have just returned from a wonderful week in Salt Lake City, where I attended the Alt Summit blogging conference.

As well as learning new ideas for taking my blog to the next level, I have had the opportunity to connect with many inspiring bloggers there.

I have created the vignette above for the wonderful ladies I met at Alt. – You’re simply lovely!

A heads up for my lovely readers – Alt summit is now offering an early bird rate for their Summer conference in June.

Minted-Valentine's-day-2015-gift-styled-andphotographed-by-Geraldine-Little-Big-Bell As well as connecting with like minded creatives, we had the opportunity to mingle with brands and pitch our ideas for collaboration.

I had the great pleasure of meeting with the team behind Minted, an online design marketplace who source the creative work of independent artists and select the best to sell in the form of art, home decor and stationery.

Valentine's-day-gift-boxes-for-the-kids-from-Minted-Little-Big-Bell Here’s some of the cute Valentine’s day designs created by Minted which I have styled. My kids are certainly in for a treat.

Valentine's-day-Minted-Little-Big-Bell All wrapped up now in Minted’s printed fabric. Talking about fabric, they are bringing out a new line of party table cloths.

Valentine's-day-vignette-Little-Big-Bell-blog So Valentine’s day is fast approaching. I decided to play around with my Motex label maker.

Valentine's-card-Little-Big-Bell Here’s a fast and easy card to make. Just punch the words and stick! Simple but says it all.

Valentine's-day-love-heart-sweets-Little-Big-Bell Like Halloween, I get the impression that Valentine’s day is celebrated by children more in the U.S. than here in Britain and Europe.

Valentine's-candy-Little-Big-Bell I just can’t resist packing these heart shaped candies into my beautiful gold foiled paper bags.

Now the question is, will my young son take it to school to give to his little friends? Let’s just say I’m working on it. Pretty candies can’t go to waste right?

Or I may well have to resort to bringing it to work. Doctors do need all the sugar they can get to survive a full busy day in the Emergency department.

Eat-cake-and-drink-cocktails-in-bed-Little-Big-Bell Wouldn’t it be nice to have this for Valentine’s day? I might have to direct my wonderful husband to my Cocktails Pinterest board.

Valentine's-day-sweets-Little-Big-Bell Sweet treats, cocktails and party glitter, but what alternatives apart from that and flowers?

Vana-Chupp-Je-t'aime-Great.ly-Little-Big-Bell Gold foiled stationery is so on trend at the moment. It was not that long ago that I got my gold foiled business cards made, a collaboration with Studio Sarah London.

I have stocked the above beautiful ‘Je t’aime’ print by the talented Vana Chupp in my Great.ly shop. A perfect Valentine’s gift for him or her.

Inkspot-foil-tray-great.ly-Little-Big-Bell Then there is this tray by Inkspot Workshop which can be gold foiled to your custom words, a special meaningful something between loved ones.

I think I might get one made with the words Sparkle and Shine, in line with my new business cards.

Paper-heart-balloons-designed-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell-blog Some glitter and pastel heart balloons I’ve created for you, my readers. Wishing you all in advance a happy Valentine’s day!

See you next week! I have a whole string of exciting collaborations coming up, can’t wait to show you.

( All photos and styling are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell, the exceptions are the print by Vana Chupp and Inkspot Workshop).

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Last Saturday, I had a fun time with the family, walking around the exhibits of London South Bank’s Festival of Love.  It was indeed colourful! The structure above was built by Morag Myers Cough.

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Love these on trend, colourful geometric wall patterns. Here’s my son showing off his new ‘Awesome’ J.Crew T-shirt.

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The vibrant colours of the Southbank has inspired me to show you a colourful homewares brand that I’ve recently stocked in my Great.ly shop.

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Introducing you to UK brand Hokolo. The collection is designed by Jen Taylor. After seeing her designs, I felt compelled to introduce her to great.ly as a maker.

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Love the cushions. I’m sure you can guess which one is Blueberry, Tomato and Fried egg. There are also beautiful, warm blankets that match the cushions, all in bright, cheerful hues. Happy shopping and have a good week all!

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Hi all! As you all may know I have a Great.ly shop called Little Big Bell shop where as a tastemaker, I sell a curated collection of design goods.

One of the first makers I introduced was Becky Kemp of Sketchinc. I met Becky on Instagram. To date, I haven’t met her in person, but I know she is a lovely and funny person. Above all, she is talented and super creative. Take a look on her Instagram and you’ll see what I mean!

She makes the cutest Kokeshi dolls. Currently she has given me exclusivity of her Coco Chanel, Anna Wintour and Andy Warhol dolls to sell on Great.ly.

Coco sold last week and I already know that Anna will go soon.

Becky creates bespoke dolls too. I recently commissioned her to make wedding gift dolls of my blogging friend Will of Bright Bazaar and his wonderful, now husband, Toby.

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Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to let you see the process of getting a commissioned Kokeshi doll done.

First, photos are sent. In Will’s case, it was easy, as he had photos of himself and Toby on his blog. Becky then sent me a sketch based on the photos she has seen. E-mail correspondence then takes place over the finer details, such as hair colour, outfit styles and so on. As you can see from the sketch above, Will’s hair has been slicked back but he usually wears a side parting, so these details were fine tuned including the hair lengths.

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My intention was to get dolls that mirrored the wedding outfits, so a little bit of fact finding took place.

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After more emails to and fro, these were the final dolls. Will and Toby’s bow ties did not arrive on time from the States for the wedding, but apart from that it was pretty accurate and Becky did a fabulous job.

Do check out my shop and you can follow what I get up to on my instagram. Have a lovely week!

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