Sunday, 30 December 2012

New things.....

Kicking off the new year (a little early maybe??)......are these beautiful vintage inspired fabrics purchased from my most favourite shop.....The Eternal Maker in Chichester......

and these very shimmery buttons.....

can't wait to use them!

New Year, Fresh Start

Ok, so I feel I should apologise for the very limited amount of blog posts I have done over the past few months. Its fair to say it has been a bit of a busy, manic and stressful few months, what with one thing and another. But with a new year starting comes new ideas, thoughts and promises. I don't tend to make New Years Resolutions, but this year feels different.
I feel inspired, and creative and have found my love of beautiful fabrics, papers, and all things handmade.
So, this coming year, I am going to pursue that love, and encourage myself to learn new techniques and processes, and document it, along with many other things, in this blog.
I think its important to make time for the things, and the ones, we love, in order for us to grow.
So here's to a fab and enjoyable 2013!
 Happy making!


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Beautiful bath.....

Spent a couple of days in the beautiful city of bath, with its gorgeous architecture and glistening Christmas Market. Unfortunately it coincided with the torrential rain, which put a slight dampner on things!

Still, there was time between the showers to do a bit of retail therapy, sip tea in a cute underground tearoom, and take in the sights and the sounds that Bath has to offer....

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November.........on Etsy

So its Bonfire Night tomorrow. For me it signals an evening full of baked potatoes, beans and sausages...followed by lots of sparkle, colour and explosion! Gloves and scarf are a must! 

How are you celebrating? 

To get you in the mood here's a few bits and pieces on Etsy at the moment.....

Baby You're A Firework Brooch - Amazing Star Burst - Rhinestone Explosion on Etsy 
Firework Brooch - Bells Beehive Emporum

Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklace // Firework // Colorful Altered Art 
Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklace - I Cri Glytter

 Fireworks Blank Greeting Card 
Greeting Card - Gold Teeth Brooklyn
Bottlecap Magnet Set of 3, Color burst, fireworks 
Bottlecap Magnets - K K Marie's
Original Painting Set, Photo Prints, Photo Art, Wall Decor. Diwali Dreams C1- Two 4 x 6in, Two 8x 12in. Decor idea. Indian, ethnic. Artikrti 
Digital Art - Artikrti

Fireworks Scarf patriotic 100% sparkly cotton 
Fireworks Scarf - Anna's FX Accessories
Flower Burst Resin Pendant Art Pendant Necklace Resin Jewelry Pendant Photo Pendant Glass Pendant (286) 
Flower Burst Pendant - Pish Posh Pendants

Blue sparkle clutch : Printed silk / luxury purse 
Blue Sparkle Clutch Bag - Red Ruby Rose


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloweening......on Etsy

Ok, so its been a while, but im back and hoping that this post signals the start of my re-blogging! And to get back into the swing, heres a little compilation of sumptuously scary finds, perfect for Halloween......trick or treat anyone?

Halloween Rosette Wreath 
Halloween Wreath - Lavender and Pumpkins
Scrabble Tile Halloween Decor -- WICKED Witch Halloween Decor -- Upcycled Scrabble Tile 
Scrabble Tiles Decoration - Honeysuckle Salvage
Spooky Halloween vintage apothecary adhesive labels - set of 5 
Vintage Halloween Labels - Songbird Greetings
Spooky Spider, Accent Pillow, Halloween Decor for the Home, 16x16 
Spooky Spider Pillow - Treasures Shop
Halloween Banner Happy Halloween Decoration 
Halloween Banner - Green Jazz Face
Primitive Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Decoration- Folk Art Pumpkin Holiday Decor- One-Of-A-Kind, Handmade 
Jack-O-Lantern Decoration - Humble Bea
HALLOWEEN SUPER SALE Halloween Printable Keep Calm Labels Tags instant download printable  images digital collage sheet 225 
Keep Calm Labels - Vectoria Designs

Sunday, 23 September 2012

My Desk...

So its taken me a while to finally get around to posting this, but here we go.....

My gorgeous new desk arrived a couple of weeks ago and im very, very happy with it.

A second hand dining table, beautifully painted up and distressed by the lovely Emma from Love House to make a great little work space for me.

I also purchased this gorgeous chair (also by Emma) which I love.....

I have spent the last few weeks sorting through all my crafty bits and pieces, tidying up ribbons and re-homing buttons and beads, and getting organised (not sure how long its gonna last!).

From Kilner Jar button storage...... a place for my favourite pin-cushion.

A great purchase from an antique oak cutlery sorter re-used for all my threads.

Beautiful mini boxes from Canada, once containing chocolates, now holding quilling tools and brooch backs.

A very handy little tray with cute heart handles, ideal for searching for that perfect button. I found this in a lovely little shop in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol, called Shabby Chic Interiors.

And finally this fabulously bright and funky fabric storage container. I purchased this from a lovely lady called Pam who has a Folksy shop called Hortensia Designs. She makes some really beautiful pieces so please take a look.

So, all is sorted, tidy, and its place.

I just need to find the time to sit down and make something!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Folksy finds......Get Organised!

Ok, so this week I purchased myself a new work desk. Well actually its my first proper work desk.......up until now I have made use of the dining table.

I say 'proper' desk, but i've actually brought a second hand table which is currently in the process of being 'shabby chic-ed' ready to go with my gorgeous new to follow.

So I have found myself snapping up some bits and pieces to help me keep organised and (hopefully!) tidy........

I've come across some lovely desk accessories on Folksy along the way......heres a few of my favourites.

Fabric Storage Basket - Alexia Claire

 Tape Measure Ceramic Trinket Pot - Blackbird Studio

Bits & Bobs Memo Board - Bumbleblue

Decoupaged Storage Box - Bluebell and Rosie

 Kilner Jar Sewing Kit - Cariad

  Dinky Dot Scissors Holder - Cherishable

Nine Patch Pin Cushion - The Cotton Bee

  Owl Jar - Robyn jane

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Week in pics.....

Welcoming the olympic torch, munching yummy Graze box snacks, meeting new arrival baby Otis, and lazy days at the beach......