Thursday, 30 June 2011

Friday Favs #1

Pay day is finally here, yey! I've been gathering a rather large shopping list on Etsy lately....it just may be time to start purchasing a few bits, you know "as a treat" :)


Take a little looksy at these gorgeous shops......



Jodie Anna uses her gorgeous illustrations to create these really cute pieces of jewelry. She uses inspiration from childhood summers and afternoon tea to create really gorgeous tea time treats and seaside scenes that you can wear! 

Being a tea lover, one of my favs is this pot and cup necklace...


I'm also a fan of the odd fondant fancy...



  She also has a really pretty blog.

Next on my list is the very pretty work of Cariad Clay. Chloe makes some gorgeous ceramic pieces, including these cute little cupcake printed magnets......


And buttons...


I'm trying to think of something I can make for Betty that "needs" this button. As well as Etsy you can also find Cariad Clay on Facebook.

Speaking of Betty I found this print by Oh Dear Molly very apt...




Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Instagram addict....

I've finally succumbed to the iphone and after faffing around figuring out how to properly use the thing I'm completely in love with the Instagram app. I'm a Lomo lover so this instant lomo effect is just brill. I feel like a bit of a lomo cheat but I promise to make up for it with proper photos.....honest! They're making my normal pics look a bit dull so  I'll be 'app'ing away for a while.....




Friday, 24 June 2011

Pretty pics...

After drooling over so many beautiful artists work on Etsy I'm finally starting to get quite a cute collection together to fill our walls.

I’ve had a little selection of postcards by Jane Foster which have been up in various frames, on pin boards and used as bookmarks for ages so I was very excited to finally buy some gorgeous prints which arrived last week and now are framed and up.

“Cat on the birds back” is sooo Betty….



And “walk in the park” is our adoptive daschund Douglas (until I’m allowed a real life one :)






I gave this card to Mr.M a while back for an anniversary from the wonderful Storeyshop. This really was a really big declaration of love from me! It’s obviously far too pretty to be put away in a cupboard so it’s framed and adorns the wall, above my Hello Kitty collection……of course!

Monday, 13 June 2011

A bit better...

I think I've just made my blog look a bit better. I read so many and other peoples blogs look so pretty I think mine needs a bit of work. I also haven't been posting as much as I'd like to so I'm going to expand a bit and add some posts about some other things I'm up to like other making and baking and plenty of shopping. I'm also better at photos than words so I'm introducing "Silent Sundays" which will be inspirational pics from my week and end of the month "Pay Day" with all of my lust after items that I've been drooling over from Etsy. This is going to be fun :)........


I had today off from the 9-5, Betty's been "helping" me out...


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Blog Neglect....

Guilty as charged! The 9-5(if only!) has completely taken over this last couple of weeks; busy, busy time at the Uni with degree shows and award ceremonies...phew! 


Back to the fun stuff this week, lots of new cards and stitched goodies to come :)


In the meantime, its the start of the summer sales! yey!