I'm Jen and I am the designer and maker of the products here at Cosy Room Designs.
I like to combine my graphic design background with my love of interiors to create original designs for your home or for that special gift.
Here you can pick up a card and gift in one place. Or perhaps treat yourself to a little something for your home. My cards, gifts and prints feature original designs and phrases, often with a touch of humour or good old-fashioned lovey-stuff. A lot of my products can be personalised, adding that extra special touch to your purchase.
I love to hand-paint furniture and re-purpose lovely vintage pieces into bespoke accessories for your home. These one-off pieces create such an impact in your home. I'm always adding new products to my shop so please keep popping back for a peek or subscribe to my newsletter for an update on all new products.
If, like me, you love interiors and ideas for home accessories, then please follow @cosyroomdesigns on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, where you will find lots of inspiration for your home and unique gift ideas.
I like to write about our life here in Suffolk, or subjects close to my heart such as interiors and 'Hygge' living. So if you've got a spare five minutes, make a nice cup of tea and have a read of my blog.
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Five minute tea break
At last! It's November. We can officially start to get Christmassy! Some may say it's still a little too early, but I love Christmas and especially the preparations and build up. Bring. It. On. I enjoy all of the traditional aspects of prepping for Christmas, like making my own Christmas cake and remembering to top it up with Amaretto before I decorate it.
Baking with my daughter is always fun. She is Coeliac so all of our baking is gluten free. This year we will be baking gingerbread men (always a competition when it comes to decorating them), and snickerdoodles (an American cookie) which are like little fluffy clouds of sweetness. On Christmas day we will have a GF baked vanilla cheesecake and a chocolate yule log. Blimey, looking at all of this I'm going to have to spend the Christmas holidays on the treadmill! Eek.
Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts at Christmas time and giving something that has been hand-made or baked is extra special. It doesn't take much to turn baked goodies into a Christmas gift. Pop biscuits into a glass, air-tight jar, decorate with a ribbon or pretty string and make your own Christmas tag. It's easy and cheap and it's been made with love. These types of gifts are always handy to have if you are going to visit or stay with friends and family over the holidays. Or perhaps as a gift for your children's teachers. If baking something like a tray bake - chocolate brownies are a fav of mine, I first, wrap them in greaseproof paper, then brown parcel paper and decorate with string and a tag. It looks so pretty and who doesn't like a chocolate brownie! Please pop over to my blog for a easy-peasy Snickerdoodle biscuit recipe.
My plans for November
As soon as Halloween is done my thoughts go immediately to Christmas. I love Christmas time! I've started planning my own family Christmas, so I'm thinking about table decorations, unique gifts and decorating my home. At Cosy Room Designs I'm busy with new products for Christmas, including my new Hygge advent calendar, hand-painted Christmas signs, hand-painted wood star decorations and cute new Christmas cards.
Ooh and not forgetting my first ever fabric designs - pretty mistletoe and snow design tea towels. All available in my Christmas shop. #shopindependentthischristmas