Monday, January 30, 2012

Beyond the Schmaltz

Valentines needn’t mean ugly teddy bears and over-priced roses… Look at all the beauty around the internet…

Little Dot Ring – made in Cambridge by LazyGiraffe

GoldPool Post Earrings made in the US by JulianaWJewelry


Silver Horseshoe Ring made in US by thebeadgirl

Handstamped Sterling Silver Disk Necklace made in Conwy by caribijou

Stoneware pouring dishes made in Falmouth by nataliebonneyceramics

Giddy’ papercut necklace made in Manningtree by houseofismay 

Silver Ginko Pendant made in Sandown by Artisan Silver

Customised Frosted Bangle made in Leeds by Magic in the Grass 

Acid Rain Copper & Silver Earrings made in Cambridge by EllieAir


And in a shameless piece of self-promotion… these little cards are pretty cute too… and tell it like it is!

Full disclosure…I love you more than*** cards made in St Albans by HomespunLiving

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Folksy Loving

Have managed to get a rash of projects up online and in the shop in time for Valentine’s Day… Have a look through – there’s already been a rash of interest in my bespoke cards…


I love you more than…

Sales so far have included…

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Pinot Noir…

What wonderful thing fights for your affections alongside your beloved…? One mum I know said that she couldn’t bring herself to buy the ‘I love you more than Sleep’ as it simply wouldn’t be true…!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Present and Correct

Many and various crafty projects got us through the holiday period pretty much unscathed… A rash of orders and commissions in mid-December put paid to any last-minute selfish crafting that I may have hoped to do, so I thanked my lucky stars that I was slightly diligent mid-November and put some odds and ends of pressies in storage.

There was a yoga bag based on an online pattern (which has now disappeared off the face of blogland) but with side panel loop for storage of yoga mat…


Loopy cowl-y necklet for my Mum based on this stitch pattern


Hat for MIL from this pattern


Baking, eating and nibbling to excess…


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Butter cutout biscuits decorated by Tilly for her birthday party…

Slightly unsuccessful Gooey Chocolate Stack (turns out meringues stick irrecoverably to tin foil) which turned into Gooey Chocolate Bowlful for New Years Eve – tasty in the extreme if rather sickly!

And even managed to squeeze in a little bit of (chunky) me knitting to get on with this Shalom cardigan from a charity-shop Icelandic Lopi haul…


And now onto a proper little stitching spree to put online and get the pennies in…

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All fun and games and now into the New Year, new stock, new ideas phase which I’ll be showcasing soon here. Exciting times! Apologies for the radio silence, and here’s to a productive and tasty 2012!