Thursday, 30 September 2010


Well hello there! Would you like to see some photos of me being ever-so slightly childish at Insect and Butterfly World in Edinburgh? Yes? Oh good! There are also some more sensible photos of my creations at Edinburgh Bead Fair...

Steam and spectacles - a stunning combination!

We held a tarantula named Lola! Yes, the rest of the people around that table were under 10 years of age...


Obviously myself and Jem went a bit mad buying beads at the Edinburgh bead fair - here's what I've made with a few of mine! I love teal and brown together, and I wear those colours probably four days out of seven (exciting, eh?), so my first attempt at jewellery (since I was about fifteen, anyway!) is based around them...

We also went to a class about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling things to make jewellery from, in which I made this set (and laminated a whole load of other images!)...

The class was fun, but it cost £16 to go to, and if I'm really honest, it was pretty simple and nothing I couldn't have imagined up myself, so we were slightly disappointed, but it was a Sunday afternoon spent creating, so I didn't feel too hard done by!

The whole weekend was pretty creative - Jem's a fellow crocheter, so we spent some cosy evenings crocheting and jewellery-creating and she also gave me some of her gorgeous recycled earrings - I'll show you them soon! The gents bought a flat-pack wardrobe from Ikea and spent about five minutes putting that up before giving up and watching Ocean's Thirteen's the thought that counts, yes? Heehee!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Oliver!

If I was an amazing cake-maker, I would make you one of these:

Or maybe some of these:

Unfortunately, I am this will have to do:

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!


Monday, 27 September 2010

Music Monday - Kate Miller-Heidke

Today's Music Monday is pinched from the lovely Jem, one of the friends we stayed with this weekend in Edinburgh...plenty of eating, drinking, film-watching, crocheting and beading ensued (I'll show you my creations once I've photographed them!) - and she had some of the lovely Kate Miller-Heidke on her here she is! Thanks, Jem!

Did you get up to anything fun over the weekend?

Friday, 24 September 2010

Folksy Friday: Edinburgh!

Hello! We've taken a lovely lovely long weekend up to visit friends in Edinburgh, so this week's Folksy Friday theme is just that...Edinburgh! Och aye the...ahem!

We've got plans for farmers' markets, bead festivals and plenty of eating, drinking and crocheting (well, just me and Jem....the gents probably won't be indulging so much!)...a perfect weekend! What are you up to?

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A Post to Make You Smile - Guaranteed!

This is what I have spent my evening doing...

...the hilarious and lovely...

..the frankly bizarre...

...and the strangely ominous...


Pretty New Creations!

Hello! I've not shown you many of my creations recently so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at one of my favourite new crocheted items (getting ready for Christmas...shh!)...these gorgeous snowflake decorations / ornaments - I love them!

They're all ready to be pinned and starched and hung with ribbon - to be added to my Etsy, Folksy and Zibbet shops very soon!

I was also delighted to find the perfect wool to make them with - 100% wool, unbleached, undyed and spun by a company based locally - right here by me in West Yorkshire! I love the slight differences in colour and the slight changes in the thread gives such a lovely effect when crocheted.

What do you think?

I'm also still working on a background for my photos...I like the dark blue much better, but this tweed gives a bit of a washed out look - I'm on the hunt for the perfect backdrop! Do you have any photography tips? I'd love to hear them!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Folksy Friday: Recycled!

Hello there! I've been a little quiet this week as I've been at a trade show for waste and recycling (fun times!) for work - I'm back now, but I've still got recycling on the brain, hence today's Folksy Friday theme! As always, click the images for the Folksy listing :)

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