It was the sisters birthday today, and in our not very rock 'n' roll style we went to see a small 50's exhibition going on in the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford. It was really cute, fitted out with bubble gum pink walls. I liked it very much because they had modern artists being featured that worked in a retro style. These jugs at the bottom were an example of that. I loved them. I wished it was my birthday!
Here is a sneaky peek of a custom "never homesick" necklace. This one is inspired by the one I made for myself but these items have all be chosen by the customer! She has some super cute items and I hope she'll never be homesick when she's away.
If you would like a custom necklace, just give me an email with your ideas and I'll give you a quote.
This week Nath, from Le Petit Oiseau has allowed me to steal a previous post of hers on shoes! This isn't just one pair but 9, and they're all super cute. I love the ones by Kate Kanzier.
Nath kindly gave us a run down of where is got her shoes from and the sites so we can get some too! Yay!
red - topshop. a staple of last year's summer. i still love them, it's their round red dolliness. blue - given to me by a friend. they really rub around the peep toe, but i still wear them (and suffer). brown - vintage 1940s brogue pumps. i bought these from an amazing vintage clothes shop in Lyme Regis (http://www.sublymevintage.co.uk/newhome.htm), it's in the owner's front row. tiny and FULL of beautiful things.
Middle red - vintage low heeled sandals. from another favourite vintage shop, they look great with thick tights in the winter. blue - oh i love these so much. from topshop last summer, they're on their last legs.. every time i wear them someone comments on them! i wish i had another pair stashed away, and they did them in coral too, i wish i had bought them as well! brown - well brownish, more pale mushroom. my favourite pair of shoes. bought by my husband for my birthday last year, found on ebay (well, i found them, he's good but not that good). we were having dinner at a friend's house when the auction ended and he disappeared with all the children and the dog hot on his heels and still managed to come back triumphant. a very good birthday present.
Bottom red - from Office, my shoes for early spring. i wore only dresses and skirts over the winter and these worked well with wool skirts, tights and dresses too, now summer is here, I have been only wearing trousers, funny, huh? blue - from my new favourite website, Kate Kanzier (http://www.katekanzier.com/index.asp), discovered by Artemis (http://simetra-junkaholic.blogspot.com/), lovely shoes, very good prices. they're not leather though. i'm wearing them right now. brown - okay well, pale buff. also from Kate Kanzier, sweet little broguish numbers, look very cute with a dress.
Apologies for the delay in drawing a winner for my giveaway - I just wanted to add some real suspence to the occasion!
So this time I decided on drawing in the old fashion way, I used the random generator before, but there just isn't that pazzaz when the winner is revealed. So I wrote out all all the names and neatly folded them, then placed them in a vintage wooden shaker which the BF's parents use to draw the lottery.
So here is me shaking up the names.
Here is me drawing the names.
And here is me picking the winner ..... who is ANNA - from ZennithZark!
Congratulations to you Anna, I hope you enjoy the items!
It's the BF's birthday today at a very dandy age of just 23. We haven't really got up to much, he's been full of cold so just stayed in to watch the very intense tennis.
The BF's parents are a tad old fashioned, but this can be good and I soon found out after they regularly enjoy a good old English tea time. His mum often bakes, some good, some clearly an experiment but never the less all exciting. On birthdays she really goes all out baking and bakes a birthday cake, maybe two! I've had some amazing ones from her also.
I always think, that no matter how old you are a birthday cake and some refreshing tea is probably the bit you look forward to most. Infact I do think the desire for cake just blooms with age!
I've put it all together now, so I can sit back and relax! I hope you like it, just needs something extra under the pencil and I think that will be fully complete. A kitchen theme is definitely on the cards for my next personal crafting.
Please excuse the skin - I'm still recovering from a previous sun burn on march, when I accidently wore no sun cream and got my telephone necklace in printed on my skin. Doh.
These are some charms I have created to make myself a necklace. Not too sure what inspired me, perhaps just they are all things you wouldn't usually get on a necklace. I illustrated things you find around the home, generally in the lounge (perhaps I will make a kitchen one too!). Some items are from what is in my actually living room, like the chair, pile of books, scissors and banana (always bananas in the fruit bowl) and the other things like the shade, key and pencil are things I assumed you would find in a living room.
I'll show you the final piece soon, when I've hung it all together!
Also just wondering if anyone would like to swap for this jewellery tree. I forgot I had it, and found it the other day. I think it is sweet and would look dandy with earrings on it at a craft fair. I don't think it goes with my "branding" but I'm sure there are some nice organic looking items out there ready to be worn on it. It's about 7 inches tall. Just leave me a comment if you're interested. Thanks!