Monday, 28 March 2016

Summer and the winds are cold!

I hope everyone had a good Easter? Did you remember to put your clocks forward? If you get confused whether to go forward or back with your time, I remember which one to do from this little saying:

Spring forward, Fall back.

Sadly I didn't invent it, but I do think its clever.

So it is now summer, not that you'd know it from the cold 70mph winds we've been getting, but still...

How about a link to some of my summer jewellery?

This quote is kind of appropriate:

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness
~John Steinbeck

See you soon! 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Dog Day Evening

Two new doggie breeds of earrings in the shop!

You've got to admire my dogged determination, right?

Oh, and since this has turned into a dog- style post, you're expecting a dog quote, right? Wrong. Have two...

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz


Dogs never bite me. Just humans. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Hope its not raining cats and dogs where you are!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Spring has sprung up all around us with blossoms and crocuses (Croci?)  and my favourite, daffodils. All those golden heads waving in the breeze always makes me smile! Here is a picture taken from outside our local public house.

Daffodil Trivia – did I mention that I love daffodils?

Ancient Romans cultivated daffodils and believed that sap extracted from the flowers possessed healing properties.

Daffodils were a symbol of chivalry during Victorian times. They are a symbol of hope today.

And, since it is impossible to think of golden daffodils without thinking of a certain poem, I'll leave you with that. Extra bit of trivia – did you know that Wordsworth actually wrote two versions of this poem? The second version is probably the best known, and the one I use below, but if you want to compare, you can find the original here.


I wandered lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden Daffodils;
Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:-
A Poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mother's Day

It is Mothering Sunday here in the UK and I would like to wish a very happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere.

By ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

Mother is a name held sacred
      By most mortals of the earth;
      It means great love and sacrifice
      From the very day of birth,
A love that's so full of beauty,
      So tender, so very true!
      Something, seemingly, from Heaven
      That has come to me and you.
There's no love so understanding
      And so faithful to the end
      As a Mother's love—God bless her!—
      That to us our Lord did send.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Marching and leaping

Happy Leap Year Day! You know, I've always wondered if you were born on the 29th February, do you only age one year for every four?

I have added two new necklaces to my Etsy shop and been working on a load of new earrings over the last few days. I just need to have pictures taken so that I can unveil them.

Gem Trivia, taken from Wikipedia:

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimum crystal growth.

Not black, but how about a quick shufty at one of my bead boxes?


Exciting, right?

And how about a March quote?

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

- Charles Dickens, (Great Expectations)