Sunday, 30 March 2008

Late Evening Sun

So there I was getting all grumpy and annoyed at having had a hour snatched away from me and my need/love for sleep, then I realised that it will still be light at about 8. Which kind of gives me back the time as I will be more productive if it's lighter. Long days with light evenings are the best. I'm gonna get my flip flops out the wardrobe.

So the clocks going forward is not all bad. But I am sleepy, so perhaps I will have a little lie down...

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Silver Flower Choker



This choker is the latest addition to my etsy shop... I think I need to work on my photography a bit, but it worked not bad! It is tricky to take pictures of wire work. I think if you click on it, you will see a better version at my flickr site.

So my plan for today is to tidy my workspace. I have bought a new pinboard and plan to put it up and fill it with fabulous and inspiring pictures.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Choco La La



I got given the most AMAZING chocolates for Easter. From my mum. They are from a company called chocolala who are everything a good company should be in my opinon. Small, informed, excited, interesting, ethically concious and FUN! And damn it, the chocolate is stunning.

I especially love the fact that you are advised to eat the chocolates within 2 weeks of receiving them as they don't contain nasty preservatives. As if consuming my choccies quickly would be a problem. Still, it's nice to be encouraged.

They came in a lovely tin (which I have plans for once I've eaten them all) and are packed in tight so there is no silly excess packaging.

Yum.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Eggs & Bunnies etc...



Yeah, I know it's a bit obvious and everyone and their dog is gonna make a collection of Easter pictures.... but these are all so cool! I hope to decorate and roll eggs at somepoint this weekend, whilst simultaneously eating a large amount of chocolate and hot cross buns. I feel a sugar high coming on...

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Winter, bleurgh....

I am allergic to Winter. My body is rejecting it. Seriously. I know that the sun is coming out a bit more and the days are getting longer and it's not snowing, but it's still COLD & WINDY. Too cold for no gloves. Too cold for no scarf. Too cold for no tights.

I don't like it anymore.

I am turning into a big old grump. Grrrrrr....

Monday, 17 March 2008

Lovely Gems On A Monday...



Today I am showing off another fabulous jeweller. This amazing necklace is by JenJems who makes beautiful stone jewellery. Her stuff is flowing and natural and quite whimsical. I really love this 'Lasso Of Truth' turquoise necklace. Yep, I love turquoise anyway, but this is very special!

Go check her out!

http://jenjems.etsy.com/

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Rolf



Yep, it's Rolf. I am not known for my minimalist approach to home decoration and my flat is stuffed with a load of nonsense which makes me happy. And this is what's currently on top of the stereo. Random collections of things are great. I used to think that I would like to have a clear and minimal living space, but when you've got so many fun things to look at why bother?!

Rolfs face is gracing the box of a stylophone.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Anniversary!



Today is me & The Boys 5 year anniversary! And he sent me these flowers, not just gave, sent. So beautiful! I am now sipping pink fizz while he has a shower and I update the blog, waiting for Chinese food to be delivered. We will then don our glad rags and go and have a pint in the local pub. We have fun.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Meet Hilda



Meet Hilda. She's a bit naked just now, what a floosy, trust me to get a tarty mannequin. But she will be modelling lots of wonderful things soon. Wanted to show her off as she just arrived. I named her after my Grandma, I'm sure that she would have been pleased.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Jewellery Extraordinaire!


I would like to proudly show you the work of a fellow etsian - Robin Lynne. This girl has a fabulous way with colour, and browsing her shop is a lovely way to pass time. Her shop is beautiful and hangs together really well. Plus the jewellery she makes is gorgeous and covetable!

And as if that's not enough, she is also a great photographer, blogs AND has her own website. So three cheers for Robin and her wonderful creative life! Plus you gotta love a girl who has named her camera 'Sprinkles'. How fab is that?! Now go shop....

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Wire Cones



I was having a good old clear out of my workspace and came across these. In my final year at college I spent AGES making little cones like these out of binding wire. They were part of my degree show. I loved wire then and I still love wire now!

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Polka Dot Band Photography


My boyfriends band Jesus H Foxx played their single launch gig on Tuesday night.

The gig went really well, the venue was packed and they sold loads of copies of the record. There was also fairy cakes and beer and a wee bit of dancing. In all a success.

I did my usual and took non-descript swirly photos. Nice I think.

http://www.myspace.com/jesushfoxx

Friday, 7 March 2008

Flickr Faves!


Here is a selection of wonderful and inspiring photos I have been collecting on flickr. Quite home orientated... Possibly I want to decorate. I did give my wardrobe a big 'ole clear out last night. Now my clothes actually have space to hang in the wardrobe.

The unwanteds are going to a charity auction that my friends are organising. Should be good fun so long as I don't drink too much wine and bid on something which, in the light of day and sobriety, is just a nasty top from New Look....

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Blog Neglect

Oh dear. Poor little neglected baby blog. I have had to work so many extra days at my job-job this week that I just haven't had time to attend to my blog as I would like. I am at work just now (being a skiver obviously) so haven't been able to include any pictures but I thought I should write something anyway.

So I was just browsing on the Etsy forums (no, really I have been working too!) and came accross this lovely blog by a fellow Etsian and thought I would show you. She has loved her blog today!

http://theshinyblackshoes.blogspot.com/

Quite tired so no piccies just a link (technology is often beyond me at the best of time, more so when aching for bed), but do go as it's a lovely blog.

I promise more interesting things soon.....