Saturday, 27 June 2009

Oh I do Love Buttons...

I really do, buttons feature in lots of different types of craft from card making , to soft furnishings and jewellery
I have hundreds of them, some inherited from my gran who lived in an age where you didn't throw anything away that could be used again, some i have bought and some people have given me when they know how much i like them

This is my latest piece with buttons
I've called it "cute as "
It has a lovely movement to it and look fabulous on.
I may go button buying when my local market is here next can never have enough !!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Made for me by Ticklyspider

We have been so busy here since Saturday , it just seems to be no stop what with one thing and another.

We did 2 seperate fairs over the weekend and had a fantastic time at both a met some lovely people , new friends and old.

Sunday my very clever friends of had my order ready for me and wow it's lovely , so lovely I have to share it with you
The first pic are of course gold "love" letters these are part of a Christmas present for a family member , the second letters are mine ...for my bathroom of course .They are large letters and in the shop you would pay a small fortune for something like this.
I'm sure you will agree they are gorgeous ....and such a good price. I know these designs are very very popular and they are already working on ideas for Christmas with these beautiful wooden letters.
thank you guys

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

All done and I quite like it......

All done....

It isn't the best photo but I'm sure you get the idea. A friend nipped down this morning and saw the pendant minus the necklace and has ordered one for her holiday in a weeks time ...she wants shells but with sand coloured seedbeading and sand and black cording..
so loving making these at the minute , I might even keep this one for myself
Now to order more cord for my next idea ..........................................

Monday, 22 June 2009

my new pendants...........

I do alot of jewellery for evening and special event wear, so I have recently been working on some everyday wear...called my "yummy mummy" range

I love making these pendants, they hang on a 6 strand handmade cord necklace ( loving cord and all types of shell beads at the minute)

So far I've have done 2 of these in glass beads but I have to show off this one as I really enjoyed making it , I havn't done the cord necklace yet but this is the pendant

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

New ideas..............

I woke up this morning with all the best intentions of giving my house a good blitz and getting on top of the laundry but as I've sat with my morning cuppa I've had a couple of ideas for some new pieces ( and this time I will remember to write them down as I have a brain like a sieve at the minute) so maybe the cleaning will have to wait a while longer
While I was browsing the net I came across this lovely site on etsy
some very pretty designs and something I have been researching to do myself for a couple of weeks, I have the basics and just need a bit of time and money to have a watch this space

I have also fallen in love with these

by the very talented

I think they would make fantastic garden features , they are so earthy and natural

I will do a mad dash clean and then sit and work on my ideas so hopefully I will have a new design to post later

Monday, 8 June 2009

09 First Wedding Watch Order

Last year my charm watches proved to be very popular with brides to be , many choosing to wear them at evening receptions.
I've never done purple and found it hard to get the right shades...mostly I get orders to do creams, pinks, whites and peach although I have done a black and red one , which was for a prom rather than a wedding
This watch is the first custom order of 09 . I take alot of notes and try my best to match up the colours as requested by the customer. Hopefully this bride to be will be as happy with her watch for her wedding in August as the others were

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Ticketyboo ribbon

I did say I would post my ribbon on here when it arrived and today it did ! ( quick huh )
The ribbon is 7mm wide and 10metres long and my "ticketyboo jewellery" runs all the way along
I'm very happy with it and can't wait to use it, in fact I have a custom order to send out monday so it will be my first sale tied up with this ribbon.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Personalised Printed Ribbon

My lovely friend Julie of rang me up today and during our 3 hr ( !!) conversation personalised ribbon came up ,we had both been looking for some at the same time ( we often come up with the same or similiar ideas ) and decided it was too expensive too justify the outlay
Then I came across this site
fantastic prices and looks with loads of colours and scripts to choose from, will post a pic on here as soon as it arrives. Looking forward to using it to gift wrap my more expensive designs at my next fair

Monday, 1 June 2009

My Weekend

What a beautiful weekend we had, sunshine galore !
Sadly I missed most of it as we were doing the Quorn Open Gardens craft fair, as always we had a lovely time and came aways happy with our sales, regulars to this event did tell us it was alot quieter this year than previous years.
I picked up 2 custom orders and a follow up sale as well which is lovely and keeps me nice and busy till my next fair.
Hope everybody had a good weekend and soaked up lots of sun. Next weekend I will be gathering my family around me and getting stuck into some much needed decorating .