Sunday, 25 March 2012

A sunny, gardening filled untreasury Sunday resolution to try and post here a couple of times a week hasn't even lasted a week! I'm going to blame the nasty sickness bug that struck us all midweek, are you all convinced?....good!  (Not sure I am!)  Anyway there's always next week!

We remembered the change in time last night....must be the first time in years! So summertime is officially here and what a beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, hot, sunny, springy day to start it off! We spent all day in the garden, digging, weeding and generally preparing for planting season to commence. 

I was itching to get a few seeds into the ground today and I had to keep reminding myself that it's still only March, far too early to be planting things.  It's not unusual for us to get frost in early May so it's best not to get too carried away with the mild weather! 

Blossom on our Cherry tree
There is no Etsy treasury this Sunday, I began to put a gardening themed one together and then Etsy started playing up.  So I read the signs and decided that I would write this, get the kids in bed and then..................a long hot, hot bath.....a glass of red wine and then........early to bed!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Treasury Sunday

Sunday again!! How did that happen?!
This week seems to have flown by in a flurry of Mother's Day card making. I've sold twice the number I thought I would, including one to Australia (check me out, Crafty Lou International!) so I'm a very happy bunny!

No rest for the wicked though! I've been scribbling away in my sketch book with ideas for Easter cards, so watch this space!

Easter card scribblings!
I've also been working on another couple of paper clay ideas.

Paper clay objects....big and small!
And I bought this lovely paper, all fresh, clean, spring colours!

And, as it's Sunday we have an Etsy treasury!  This weeks was inspired by the spring stirrings of all the birdies, beasties, animals.................and maybe even faries!!  I give you Spring Fairytales.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Treasury Sunday

I try my best ( I really do!) to make an Etsy treasury every Sunday.  It's the kind of day that lends itself to a bit of quiet browsing on a theme.  This week I was all set to go with either Peach Melba or Pink and Turquoise as my theme and was the most glorious, sunny, warm day of the year! 

We spent the afternoon in the garden, tidying up, digging, chasing the chickens and ducks...(you know.....the usual!) and I noticed the first hints of cherry blossom starting to open on the tree in the garden and my honey bees, for the first time this year, were as busy as....well, bees! So when I sat down to make the treasury Cherry blossom and honey popped into my head and voila.....I give you this Sundays treasury!

Bumblebee photograph by sixthandmain on Etsy

Friday, 9 March 2012

Happy Friday...crack me!

Just a quickie tonight as I'm off to bed, busy day tomorrow!

But I thought I'd show you these egg-strardinary (gettit!) items that I've made recently......just a wee bit different!

"Wow," I hear you all cry "it's an egg in a beautiful box" Why, yes it is....but now here's the really clever bit, *whisper* the egg's empty, I've blown all the content out through a teeny tiny hole, but shhh , don't tell anyone, it'll spoil the surprise!

Write your message on the slip of paper......
roll it up as tightly as you can.......

put it inside the egg, then put the egg back inside the stunningly beautiful box!
Now.....hand it over to the luck recipient for them to crack the egg open and
reveal your message!

Available here and here in two slightly different guises!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Je T'Aime

I seem to have a bit of a heart theme running through my work at the's not been intentional.  Maybe it's the old saying "In Spring the crafters thoughts turn to love!"......hmm maye not, but they've popped up here,

Pink heart keyring, hand knitted and felted.

And here,

Heartfelt message in a bottle
And here,
Heart strings bunting
And finally here.
Vertical hanging hearts decoration

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Yes, it's me, I'm back!

I haven't blogged for over a month, somehow it doesn't feel like that long. 

I have not been idle though! You will have noticed a Facebook page has appeared, and a Folksy shop, and an Etsy shop.  They even have items for sale in them.................and I have had sales!

What a thrill when a wee email pops onto my screen saying "order confirmation"......ohh, someone likes my stuff enough to spend their hardearned cash on it; to give to someone they love; to show them they care.  It makes my heart leap and sing! 

Anyway I'm off to make a couple of cards, for me to give to people I love, to show them that I care!

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