Monday, February 22, 2010

Cute and Quirky, Tweety and Chirpy!

I love birds so I decided to do a search on ETSY for some really cute birdy pieces, here's what I came up with....From a gorgeous etsy store called Swallowkisses I found this sweet swallow-tattoo inspired necklace, and particularly loved the quote 'crafty' on it! Check out the other great pieces in the store:

From another etsy store called Bijunea, come these gorgeous owl stud earrings! Aren't they adorable!

And last but not least, a gorgeous cartoon owl cameo-style pendant from an etsy store called Vintage Kitsch:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Baby's Room

So I mentioned a little while ago I bought some awesome fabric from Ikea, to make some cushions for the couch in the nursery I've been busily creating (some may call it nesting!). Here are the finished pics of the cushions (quite cute I think!) and some other features of this dreamy room that I love; obviously it will be all the more better when there is a baby to actually go in it!!

The finished Cushions with Ikea fabric (they're quite big.. 66cm square) :
Cute little critters adorn the floating shelves :

The cot with colourful mobile and alphabet worm :

The couch with cushions and canvas of a bird I painted :

A gorgeous little blue ceramic owl moneybox I saw and HAD to have (from Smiggle) :

Monday, February 15, 2010

My 2nd Treasury

Woohoo! I got to make a treasury on etsy for the 2nd time! I just made a 'nature' theme treasury featuring some gorgeous items from the DUST team and including my wooden rabbit brooch.
Check it out:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Polyvore Promotion

Still trying to get the word out there, neverending internet promotion it seems!! Anyway I thought I'd make a set on this awesome website called polyvore for this blog. I've been using polyvore for ages, in fact some might say I'm hooked! (you'd be able to tell by the amount of sets I've made over the years!). It's such a quick and easy little creative outlet to get your fix, a much better way to clear your mind than playing solitare! Check it out at and make your own sets!

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you've got that vintage vibe by pètαlifèrous featuring TopShop

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nursery Rhymes

With a baby due late May, I'm busily readying the nursery and trying to make it look all cute and warm and fuzzy. It's so exciting, and therefore its a really nice project to keep me busy.

We already have an existing feature wall of dark mermaid blue, so the theme is blue, aqua, lime green, white etc. Regardless of what the baby's sex will be (I think the whole blue for boys, pink for girls is super silly). Anyway I found some gorgeous print fabric at Ikea (yeah who'd have thought Ikea would sell material) ..see pic, and have just buzzed down the shops to buy zips and inserts so I can make 3 big cushions to sit on the nursery couch.
I'm eager now to get sewing because once the cushions are done, it should start looking really cute in there. And of course, I'll post pics of the finished nursery when it's... um... finished.... which is hopefully soon... :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My first Treasury!

In my haste to get a whole heap of wooden brooches done & online I forgot to post the first treasury I curated on etsy! Obviously its expired now, but you can see the items in the pic below. I've always loved pastels, they are not only pretty, soft, angelic, delicate - but soothing on the eyes! So I did a pastel seletion... and of course, selfishly I included my cream rose filigree earrings :)

The treasury also got featured on two fantastic blogs..
S&O productions "Elite Eight"" and The Crafty DIY Bride .......Thanks guys!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Forest Friends Range!

Ok so I haven't been here for a while (tsk, tsk!). I guess with the new year starting and all, it can be a frantic time. But now with new years resolutions intact, its time to get back to blogging. I've been busy making some really cute little wooden brooches, hand carved and engraved in shapes of gorgeous little forest critters. I'm calling them my forest friends range.. so far there are swallows, owls, wolves, bunnies, and horses but the menagery is sure to keep growing. Check out the ones currently for sale on