Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A skein of cherry coloured twist...

Inspiration from Beatrix Potter!
I always wondered what the silk thread The Tailor of Gloucester instructed his cat to purchase for him would look like until I saw this gorgeous hand dyed cotton in The London Bead Co., a great shop in Kentish Town. This is my exact image of what it was like and and I had to have it! Now I can roll my sleeves up and start making things with it!Other gorgeous threads from the same shop... this...

Monday, 18 July 2011

Apologies to oneperfectday!

This fabulous bag was oneperfectday's entry to my European Street Team Circus Challenge but due to some weird glitch,unfathomable to me, the link on my blog closed early and I only just saw the entry - too late...I am really sorry! It is a beautiful and really clever interpretation of the Circus theme.

Our lovely camperbug!

My partner has nursed an obsession for all things old and vw for most of his life having placed his name and number under the windscreen wiper of various objects of desire a number of times with the note " Dear Owner, If you ever think of selling this vehicle....". Well, the chickens came home to roost a few weeks ago when he got a phonecall from a campervan owner who had kept his note from three years ago! Various discussions on pros and cons of buying said vehicle commenced and to cut a long story short we are now the proud owners of a 1971 Bay windowed Dormobile van and I have to say I think she is a beauty!
The plan is to have her looked over by the garage who will also fit rear seat belt and new upper level bunks in teal canvas then take her on a summer camping adventure! After that she should be for rent. All very exciting!

European Street Team Winner!

Congratulations to Star of the East for the gorgeous Circus Bag which wins the European Street Team Challenge this time - I love it! It totally catches the mood of Circus whilst also being super stylish.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New Etsy Street Team Challenge

My Rainbow necklace won the Street Team Challenge hosted by Dina Fragola last week so now I get the chance to pick the new theme!

Inspiration for my challenge idea comes from a trip out into the beautiful English countryside last weekend where I went to see the wonderful Giffords Circus. They tour villages greens of the West Country over the summer season bringing a magical musical extravaganza of a show with a different story to tell each year with stunning costumes, music and acts. So my challenge for the Street Team is going to be C I R C U S.
This years Giffords is based on `War and Peace' but other themes have included the life of Jasmine Smart and Caravan wonderful images of which can be seen at talented photographer, Andrew Rees' website
The challenge is to run for two weeks so I pick the winner on the 18th July with last entries in by midnight on the 17th.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Etsy Street Team Challenge

Rushing to make a twelfth hour entry for the Etsy Street Team Challenge which is `Rainbow' set by last times winner Dina Fragola. I have made a cotton crochet necklace. See what you think...
More images available on my Etsy website