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I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Lovely Lace.

This is a short Folksy Friday because Blogger is playing me up and will not upload any more photo's in this post.

This week I have been making a lot of needle tatted lace so I have chosen lace as my theme for my 1st Folksy Friday.

I am addicted to buttons at the moment, and this lace imprinted heart button from Amanda Mercer http://www.folksy.com/items/252453-lace-imprinted-heart-button?shop=yes is on my wishlist.

A very beautiful cuff from Pavlova's Art Loft http://www.folksy.com/items/335013-LACE-AND-PEARL-WRIST-CUFF?shop=yes
A statement necklace from TwinklySpangle http://www.folksy.com/items/359569

Monday, 19 July 2010

Weekend Treats from the Jesters.

I find the creativity of the Steampunk trend fascinating and these cuff links from Steampunk Storm are lovely http://www.folksy.com/items/652302-Golden-Steampunk-Watch-Movement-Cufflinks-?shop=yes

I'm not a big fan of Paris (disastrous school trip with the teacher from hell) but this necklace from Fairly Girly is so gorgeous that I would wear it and pretend http://www.folksy.com/items/652734-Parisian-Love?shop=yes
I don't know much about cars, but I think this Morris Minor Breakfast Set from HWR Designs is gorgeous http://www.folksy.com/items/652390-Morris-Minor-Breakfast-Set

This mini top hat by Imogen's Imagination almost makes me wish kiddo was old enough to get married http://www.folksy.com/items/653446-Gold-Sinamay-and-Cream-Ostrich-Feather-Mini-Top-Hat

This elephant card by Top Cat Corner is adorable http://www.folksy.com/items/653288-Elephant-card

Sunday, 11 July 2010

The Jester's Have Been Busy - July 11th

I have been lax this weekend and not listed anything. Friday was such a busy day and I seem to have lost a bit of oomph! I will catch up tomorrow. The rest of the Jesters have been up and at 'em though and here are some of the beautiful items they have listed today.

I love these cards! Perfect for most of the ladies I know who are pretty shoe and bag obsessed, much like myself! Find them at http://www.folksy.com/shops/AdienCrafts
Turquoise and brown is one of my favourite colour combinations.This stunning vintage style necklace is from http://www.folksy.com/shops/whimsicalwrenjewellery
Know anyone with a silver wedding anniversary coming up? If so this Silver Wedding guest book by http://www.folksy.com/shops/dottiedesigns would be perfect.
A stunning sterling silver ring by http://www.folksy.com/shops/annaclifton

Friday, 9 July 2010

Some featured items from Fellow July Jesters.

I posted on Monday that I had joined the Folksy July Jesters listing club, I'm not listing today as I am preparing for a fair that I will be attending later today. I thought that instead I would feature some of today's listing by my some of my fellow Jesters.

I love bags, and this one would be perfect for shopping, the colours are so fresh and pretty http://www.folksy.com/shops/SeetheWoods

I can still remember my excitement at getting a boom box for Christmas, here's one that is easier to carry around, http://www.folksy.com/shops/StrawberryAnarchy

Look at these stunning buttons from http://www.folksy.com/shops/carolscrafts

A beautiful poly clay bracelet in my fave colour at http://www.folksy.com/users/iyobodesign Back soon with a round up of my own listings over the last few days.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Folksy July Jesters

I recently opened a shop on Folksy ( the UK equivelant of Etsy) and I have joined the July Jesters which is a monthly listing club. Members of the club try to list at least one item daily and support and promote each other. I will be featuring other Folksy sellers from the Jesters in July but thought it would be good to start with a catch up of my 1st 5 items

July 1st -Blue Sky Earrings.
July 2nd - Negative Space Earrings
July 3rd - Bluebell Woods Necklace
July 4th - Urban Greys Bracelet
July 5th - Copper Swing Earrings

If you want to have a look at my shop, here is a link->

Quick Catch up Post

Hi everyone,

I am sorry I haven't been around much either here on OTTBS. I have been very busy with work, family stuff and April Is Forever, I have now set up a Folksy shop and booked into a few new fairs. I am also trying out a new direction for my jewellery and what with, tweeting, setting up a Facebook page and trying to promote my Folksy shop, by the time I get on to blogger, all I am good for is reading other's posts and looking at the pretty pictures!

I am trying to set up a little schedule though, so hopefully I will be a better blogger soon!