Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Let's face it the weather outside isn't great. It is raining or cold and mostly both. But we do have to go outside and wouldn't it be luverly to not only be dry and warm but also look gorgeous?
All the hats here are available in MoaningMinnie's etsy shop.
Friday, 20 November 2009
I love buttons and I love lace and I love vintage . So Islay Bowers etsy store is the perfect shop for me and I suspect you.
The buttons above are vintage mother of pearl. They just sing out (in a Cole Porter type refrain) glamour.
Also look at this pretty vintage 1930s lace.
Honestly you need to go and have a look in her store because there is more to see.
And then pop over to this store which is Islay's handmade items including this Personalised Applique Letter cushion.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
It is a teeny needle&pin case brooch:
For Christmas I have Christmas Greetings:
I am also working on some custom brooches. I can give you a sneaky peak at this one:
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Here is a small sample of her lovely designs:
Polka Dot Black & White Beaded Bracelet
Harmony Blues - Vintage Blue & Silver Bracelet
Friday, 13 November 2009
Perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree are these pretty Origami Christmas Baubles
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Look at this gorgeous Montana Blue and Silver Pearl Necklace. It is so beautiful.
Friday, 6 November 2009
'Peppermint' by Creamrose:
' A Few of my faves' by Coloursandtextures:
'Batwing, Maple Squirrel and Stud' by ARE Jewellery:
'Dorset Buttons' by Boutonniere
'Mondays Featured Seller' by AMIDesigns
'Hair Clips' by Parsy Art and Cake
AND PASSING ON THE BATON...
I am passing on the sparkly beaded, knit covered fabric sewn button to the next person who is
Sunday, 1 November 2009
It has been great fun seeing my name and my photos in treasuries and people's blogs. So I thought I would share with you.
The Treasuries so far (there was another one by Quercus Silver but I didn't manage to get a screenshot).
The first one is 'Goodbye October, Hello November' by AliBali Jewellery.
Now for the blogs.
So please pop over and have a look at their lovely blogs and not just the posts about me. And then click on the link to their shops for each and every one of these people who have featured me in their blogs and in their treasuries are wonderful, talented people.
There are also many more UK people I would like to thank who have supported me, in giving advice, friendship and help promote me on facebook, twitter and etsy promo threads. So..
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
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Sunday, 11 October 2009
I was advised to model it and spent a fun filled half an hour setting my camera on timer and then rushing to sit on the couch.
Well as you can see I am no model but it was a good laugh and you can see the batwing sleeves now can't you?
BNTM = Britain's Next Top Model
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
I love these buttons - aren't they bright and colourful? They are from Bigfish where you can get all manner of lovely buttons and crafty lovelies.
I had to include these simply beautiful earrings from Chameleonite:-
These beautiful fine art print is called 'Red Autumn Leaves'. So how could I miss it out? Look in the lovely and talented Illusio's shop for more examples of her work.
Friday, 25 September 2009
My bike was round my mum's but she needed the space. So I thought I would put it in an empty shed in the garden. Now our garden is a communal one for the 5 flats which is fine however, it has a back entrance so you can walk through from the front gate and go to the back gate and I have caught a couple of kids using this route to cut off a corner on their way somewhere.
But I still put the bike in the shed which had no lock. Although I did lock up my bike.
I woke up yesterday morning and saw the shed door open. Uh oh and to confirm my dread indeed the bike was gone. That is that then, I thought. The little **** have probably dumped it and this upset me more than the thought of someone stealing it to ride it.
So got Little Blue ready for school and off we went. Walking along the road I saw a bike leaning against a wall. 'I wonder if that is my bike' I said. And off my girl ran to have a closer look. IT WAS! It was still locked up and you could see evidence of them trying to cut through the lock and failing. Ha Ha!! The only thing I have noticed is that the chain is off. I put my girl on the seat and wheeled her to school then took the bike home.
It is sitting looking at me now, pride of place in my lounge.
And then I get to my course to find out it is only a giving back essays and feedback on them session. I got an A and a B. And had time to go home watch Bargain Hunt and have lunch with Mr BBB before work.
So a good day after a rotten start.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
It was Little Blue's 6th birthday and she had her party on Saturday - so what with going to ToyrRus and walking home laden with presents, getting those last minute things for party bags, and the worry of her party, then exhaustion afterwards..I haven't had much time to do any making.
But this morning I have made the basic pattern for my new pouch purses. I will get some made and then show you all. I am quite excited myself!
(P.S. Do try not to laugh at my double-chin and red face!)
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
This photo shows one of the backgrounds I am using for my etsy shop. It is from a 1950s girls' annual.
These yellow and brown buttons are for a custom order. They are now hair snaps.
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
But we did have a lovely last few days and here are some photos of our visit to what we call The Sandy Park.
In this one you may be able to see Spinnaker Tower in the background.