Friday, 31 July 2009

In the 1950's

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!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Is this true?

Please tell me it is.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Rubber ring Tute

A great little tutorial from cute little distaster. Inspired by a fabulous positive ring by YellowGoat.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Nicola wont be homesick.

Here is my finished custom item for Nicola. I am soo happy with it, it's definitely better than my first one I made ( practice really does make perfect). I hope she likes it too.

It hangs so well and I just love the way the scrabble tile just finishes it off.

If you could like a custom item like this, just contact me with some items you'd like illustrated.

If only...

If only tennis was actually this glamourous. I might be inclined to play more often.

Found here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Isn't she lovely?

This is another sneaky peek of what I am currently working on. This our new logo designed by moi and if you like this you're going to love what we're making!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Handle with care

I am soooo tempted to buy a some of these hand blow glass jewellery by Jean Pelle. They look so so gorgeous, so simple, so atmospheric.

I just fear I am too clumsy!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

All that Glitters - Grainne Morton.

More jewellery love by Grainne Morton. These gorgeous pieces are really the way to create items with vintage pieces. I love the cheeky charm and delicious colour palette. These are true works of art.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Cooking up something nice.

I am just finishing some cooking, but not literally! These are some teasers for a new project I am working on, but not alone. All this cooking will make sense soon.

Keep checking out my blog to find out more!

Never homesick

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.

Monday, 13 July 2009

All that Glitters - Buddug

I found this fabulous website and I just love all the enamel goodness. The quotes are my favourites, it really never is too late!

*Monday morning advice digested.*

Friday, 10 July 2009

Show me your shoes - Le Petit Oiseau

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 (, it's in the owner's front row. tiny and FULL of beautiful things.

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.

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 (, discovered by Artemis (, 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.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Drum roll please!

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!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Too old for cake?

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!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

I'll never be homesick now.

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.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

What's in your living room?

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!