Friday, 31 August 2012

Dust Bunnies...

...anyone know of crafts you can do with them?  Because I sure have a lot of them...!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cory is a fan: ayarina

Here is a great polymer clay Etsy store: ayarina sells adorable polymer clay buttons with unique and beautiful designs that are sure to cheer up anything they are sewn on!  Wouldn't they be cute on a cosy blanket for instance?  Hmmm...

So sweet!  I just wish I could knit in crochet in shapes other than 'square' and 'rectangle', and I could make some adorable jumpers from these ;)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Packing up for the move! The psychology of sorting.

It's 6 days until the move in date for my huband and I!  We're packing up everything in boxes and giving everything a really good sort through - the type of cleaning that I actually quite enjoy!  My husband tells me I like to 'inventory' everything and it's true - I like to know what I own and where it is.  And sorting through everything and getting rid of stuff we don't need (or didn't even realise we had!) is a really nice feeling!  I'm sure it's not unusual, getting a really happy satisfaction that everything is in order (or in piles around the room, ready to be put into another flat... in an order).

So this is why I've not been writing very much since returning from France!  I plan to return in full force in October, as I'll be going to Canada to visit family during the last two weeks of September!

But being away for two weeks means I'm going to repeat what happened last time I was away in case you missed it - 15% off everything in my shop if you buy while I'm away, to make up for having to wait a little bit longer!  So if you've been fancying some teapot earrings or a bookshelf necklace, that will be a good time to purchase them to save yourself some pennies :)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

50 Shades of bookshelves?

Gothic Bookshelf Necklace
I have lots of different designs of bookshelf necklace, and even a few with 'themes' - my Graduation Bookshelf Necklace or my Gothic Bookshelf Necklace for example.  But I never thought of making a themed necklace directly inspired by one book. 

Someone recently asked me if I would consider making a 50 Shades of Grey bookshelf necklace - I've never read the book myself (and I'm not to sure if I will.....), but I'd be happy to try, with some creative direction of course!!

But it's a good idea... a bookshelf inspired by a certain book.  What would a Pride and Prejudice bookshelf necklace look like for example?  Or a Lord of the Rings bookshelf?  Maybe even break out into comics... a Spiderman one would be kind of funny :)

Harry Potter Bookshelf Necklaces

Although I just remembered... I've done Harry Potter themed ones before a long time ago.  Perhaps I should resurrect the idea...

What bookshelf necklace theme would you most enjoy hanging around your neck?  And what would it look like?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

I'm back!

I'm back from sunny France, and back to work in my little workshop!  I had a fantastic time doing archaeology for a month, and have come back tanned, freckled, muscular, and full of cheese.  Which equals pretty happy! 

But I missed my husband, so I'm glad to be home with him again, and of course I missed sitting at my little workshop making tiny bookshelf necklaces into the night.  But now I will be doing that quite a lot - I'm happy to say the 15% discount I offered in exchange for the extra wait to get an item was succeessful!  Not only will I be working hard, I'll be working REALLY hard because I want all the items to go out in my normal 2-7 days I quote for made to order items.

But I'll be back here regularly soon, we can get back on track and do normal things, like a giveaway....!