Beaverbrooks? Watch out!
You know what its like if you are a crafter - you wanna make just about anything, for the thrill of accomplishing something. I love all crafts (well, knitting aside as I am RUBBISH at it) and jewellery making is something I can do on my lap, watching X factor. He heeeeeeeee. On Saturday night I made this little lot here. If I hadn't of been on a jewellery course (courtesy of Crafts Beautiful) I wouldn't have known where to start.
I was going to put them on my etsy but by the time you pay etsy fees and paypal fees, I might as well have made them for nothing. That's how tough the market is and I really do think that handmade gifts should be appreciated a little more. Nevertheless, here are my wares and handy work. I'm pretty chuffed with myself. They are for sale if you know anyone who likes little pwitties for their lobes:
Delicate pinks with a swarovski-style bead at the top
Cobalt blue glass hearts with swarovski style bead
Pink glass squares with swarovski style bead and pewter effect spacer
My fave - red glass hearts and apple green pearlies and floral spacer
Cobalt blue drop glass beads with swarovski style beads and pewter effect spacers
Lush olive beads, pewters spacer and clear beads
You see this charm bracelet? Well, Ive been collecting beads for a while now and also really pwitty charms. I made this for me including that ultra sparkly glass crystal heart which is TO DIE FOR. I love this so so much. If I had to sell this, it would cost a fortch as those charms were NOT cheap!
Gorge keyring with a pricey charm!
Hand made keyring with cutie little tiddly bits ans bobs
The tree is up!
iPod/iPhone selected my all time fave crimbo songs and we shoved it on the Bose system and blasted the street (let alone the house) with Dean Martin, Jim Reeves, nat King Cole and other classic tunes to decorate the tree with. 3 hours to decorate the house is no mean feat but Ellie and I sang our little hearts out.
I even dug out my Rocket Dogs to feel especially festive with
And of course, every responsible dog owner should dress their dogs accordingly
You can see he totally approves!
In a week I will be tearing my hair out from the glitz and bling of all this decor.......Im turning into a grumpy old woman!
House of Love
Most of my house is speckled with pwitty hearts as part of the normal decor. I wanted to share a few of the vignettes that soothe my soul. I really do love little wooden hearts, they feel lovely and fill a boring little corner when it seems to be missing something, yo know?
This twig heart sits in the hall on my prize butterfly project I made in the summer. And the winged heart canvas says "love lives here" and greets all our guests, just so they know!
This buttoned heart is one of my faves and sits on the picture of Mark and I on our mantle. The mantle is crammed with pics of us 4
This cute button heart has been previously chewed by the dog, the little toad
This heart was sent to me by my friend Louise Burton and I love it. It resides on my chair in the hall that also displays my fab typewriter.
My fascination with unusual elephants ornaments also has a heart tucked into the scene. I love my little hearts.
There are even hearts on my chicken wired frame....i LOVE that primitive heart button - wish I could find more like it
and finally my new heart which I bought for a cheapo £6 from the Clothes Show last week. Its solid wood and feels so lovely.
If you know of any stores carrying a good range of hearts, please let me know
**also, I need 4 people to join in with me for a heart swap - make a handmade heart with any material you like and small enough to hang in the home** You wanna play??
My hairdresser talked me out of lobbing all my hair off on saturday. There are only so many ways to style a bobbed haircut but she is clearly the pro when it comes to giving me a different style this past year. Here is my new shorter bob with a sweeping fringe
See how much my hair has changed in 12 months - I am a funny old thing with my hair, thats for sure:
Finally - a giveaway.
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