Tuesday, 15 December 2009
December got underway and as usual, we had an hour of family fun building a gingerbread house. I say 'we' - what I really mean is, I sit back on my hands and let them get on with it, resisting the temptation to step in and 'neaten it all up a bit'. We all sat back and admired it. Then little fingers wanted to get in there and break bits off and....eat them!! Pardon? I think not! This little house I like to think will outlast Christmas and will be the final thing to dismantle on twelfth night. First in, last out. Why? I have no idea. But I like it that way. So, as every year, they had to make do with polishing off the leftover icing and glittery sweets.
Now, when I was a child, my family had its own traditions - my mum would pop me on the back of her bike on the last day of the school term and we'd go and pick up a tree. It would get lashed to the saddle and handlebars and we would walk slowly back singing 'Bringing home the tree, bringing home the tree....'. Such a fond memory for me. Not until Christmas Eve was it brought into the house and the decorating commenced. I wish, wish, wish I followed on with that tradition. But I don't. We went out in the pick-up for our tree this weekend - drove all the way to the farm shop, hoiked it in the back and drove home again. But it was a fun afternoon, picking and choosing as the woodcutter held each one at arms length for us to walk slowly around and measure up - Father Christmas himself brought the freshly cut trees down from the field on his tractor. Who could ask for more?
Our tree, the one that had our name on it, is waiting outside, preparing for its moment of glory...
Sunday, 6 December 2009
1)La Reine Maria Leszczynska bracelet cuff/ hypericumfragile
2)Midnight Clusters Scarf/ Fabulize
3)Elan-Rosa...Knitted Neckwarmer/ Scarflette - Chartreuse Green-Pink Flowers/ irregularexpressions
4)Hunter Green Ruffle Flower Handbag/ mojospastyle
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Friday, 27 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Last week saw the launch of a new blog. Curious Nature is a collaborative venture between myself and the lovely Mariana. For some time we have discussed the possiblities of working together on a photographic project of some description, and this is the result!
We are both excited about this long-term adventure. Curious Nature is a personal interpretation of our world around us - Mariana (florcita) is an Argentinian ceramicist and fibre artist living in the Netherlands who, like me, shares a passion for detail; for colours, textures and patterns. We are taking our first steps right now, but there are great things ahead...
Come and share the journey with us...
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Today, the Elven range arrived back from Stampington in America, following publication in the Autumn edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry. Over the next day or two, these five items will be added to the shop!
Sunday, 11 October 2009
My spot of window shopping may be a little late this weekend, but I hope these lovely items will tickle your fancy nonetheless. Enjoy!
1)Calm - soft wool woven bag/ memake
3)Small Arctic Fox Scarflette/ PilliPillihandmade
4)Verdigris And Rust 11.../ barefootweaver
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Hope you've had a lovely weekend x
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Completely reversible, with red silk one side and latte and old gold shades on the other, there are so many ways to wear it! Button it up, flip it over, wrap it around...you choose! For a closer look, click here.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
At the end of this busy day, here are some of my Etsy favourites this week - as ever, enjoy!
1)Large felt and velvet brooch/ dogdaisy92
2)Siesta cotton canvas cushion in orange and tan/ roddyandginger
3)Marley the Mini-Zaubermausi/ cynicthelamb
4)Purple Metal Flower Wall Sculpture FREE SHIPPING (US)/ merritthyde
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Happy weekend x
Saturday, 26 September 2009
It's Saturday, so let the shopping commence!
These are a few of my favourites from browsing Etsy this week. Enjoy!
For many more inspiring selections, do click on the Shopping List links in the sidebar for other lists from fellow Etsy sellers and handmade supporters. Have a lovely weekend...!
*Late edit...Welcome to Buttons and Lizzy, (a fellow Etsian), who has been posting her Shopping Lists for a week or two already (whilst I was taking a summer break) - it is lovely to have you join us!