Thursday, 30 June 2011

Ahoy Maties!

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
(The Wind in the Willows)

Ahoy maties,

Just a quick little post today to show off some new nautical pieces that have just gone live in the shop...

Ta ta for now,

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Vegan Jewellery & Newbies!

Hello everybody peeps,

This morning has seen me in the throes of emailing the world and updating my varous online presences..but Ive left the best til last of course so here I am :-)
Ive been a little frustrated recently as I havent been able to devote myself to making new things and my sketch book is now full to bursting with doodles of mermaids, anchors, starfish and general nautical stylings.
One thing I HAVE had time for however has been a new vegan branch of the shop. I discovered some lovely blue and gold pleather in my leather trunk and made some beautiful pleather feather earrings and pansy pieces:

Aside from our new vegan babies there have been some other newbies to the shop including some beautiful handbag charms/keyrings and my new favourite blue suede corsage bracelet :-)


Also keep your eyes open (or just 'Follow' me:-) as very soon I shall be announcing something a little bit exciting!
For now I shall say 'Bom Dia!' and dive into my sketch book..

Friday, 24 June 2011

WIN! Statement Necklace Giveaway!

Hi there!

This weekend, I am participating in a fabulous giveaway in conjuction with

One commenter will win this ever-popular and truly unique hand-cut statement necklace!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post sharing where you would wear this special necklace. You can enter using the link below:

Entries close at midnight Sunday UK time and the winner will be posted Monday evening, so be sure to check back to see if it’s your lucky day!

Good luck!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Dandy Lion Market

Hi all,

I thought it was about time I did a long overdue update and share some fab pics from my first market yesterday. The market that popped my cherry was The Dandy Lion Market held at The Boogaloo in Highgate.
This was a first-time market organised by the very lovely Leslie Wilson-Rutterford and there were some fab stalls there including Kate from Cut & Tear who had some beautiful butterfly hairclips which my friend purchased, my daughter had her arm painted by Jyoti Mehta which she absolutely loved and we were all munching on delicious pizzas by Linda all day long!

I had a wonderful day so here are some pics to give you a taste...

Necklaces were displayed on twisty branches which had been wrapped in fairy lights..

 The bunny brooches wered displayed sitting on lush green 'grass' :-)

 My daughter getting henna on her arm from Jyoti

 It's meeeee :-)

Cake stand display for my corsage bracelets...

So there it first market and Im sure I'll be doing many more in the future. There is something quite special about making a sale first-hand its quite a thrill :-)

There were some great stalls there but if you couldn't make it here are some online shops for your shopping fix :-)

Leslie, the organiser of the market has some great vintage and handmade items in her Etsy shop ( I especially love this cable-knit cushion..but then Im a cushion junkie :-)

Cut & Tear has some beautiful and unsual hair accessories..pure eco-chic..I especially love these hair clips which incidentally were the ones my friend bought and came in a very clever gift bag repurposed from magazine pages:

So there you have it :-) it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, I met some lovely people, made some sales..job done :-)

Take care all..X