Saturday, 31 January 2015

Winter starfish

It’s so cold today. We had a light snowfall on Friday (yesterday) but it didn’t lay, and
there are more showers promised soon. I’ve been shivering while working on my new items – and that’s quite funny really, as I’ve now started on my summer jewellery! I’ve got some lovely ethnic and seasonal products lined up for you, and I’m aiming to start listing them this week.

So, ignoring the actual time of year, I’m going with Starfish for my new shop theme this week. Anyway, some parts of the world are in the throes of summer, aren’t they? 

These cute earrings are made from howlite.

 Hopefully it will be warmer when next we meet!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Steampunk bottles

I've just made a super new ethnic necklace, and just need to take some pictures so that I can list it. I changed the featured items in my Etsy shop to Steampunk as I’ve sold a lot of those items lately. How about these cute earrings? They’re made with real watch parts, and if you shake the jar gently, they do move around inside!

My husband and I went for a walk this morning – it was cold but crisp and dry and it was nice walking along the seafront. They have a new-ish craft centre down there, but its outdoors and was closed today. It’s still too early in the season, I suppose.

I’ve got some new jewellery ideas I want to try out tomorrow and I’m experimenting with wire work at present. I’ve had some interesting results so far, and can’t wait to try some other ideas.

I’ve also got lots of new products lining up for the shop and I hope to start listing them this week – so watch this space!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Go and make something!

Turns out, making things is good for you.

The Daily Mail says that ‘People with creative hobbies do better at work’.

This article explores other reasons why making time to be creative is a good thing, and for the writers among you, how about a 12-day exercise programme from the Readers’ Digest to kick-start that creative process?

So what are you waiting for? Go Make Something!!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Christmas cake

One of the things I meant to share with you was my Christmas cake. I’ve been making them since I was 11, and that amounts to quite a few cakes! I know its getting a little late now, but I went to all the trouble of taking the pictures and it seems a shame to waste them! 

My bowl is vintage, circa 1930’s. Every year I’m afraid I’m going to drop it…

The finished cake! We like to go for the 'snowy look' on our cakes. In this one, it looks like the poor deer has just bumped into the tree... 

What did it taste like? Lovely! But very, very, rich…