Monday, 14 November 2011

Getting in the mood for Christmas!

I've been getting in the mood for Christmas for the past couple of weeks now, and thought I would share some fab handmade Christmas items that I've found on today whilst shopping for pressies! Click through the links to buy!

First up, these beautiful handmade glass baubles:

Second, a gorgeous felt Xmas pudding decoration:

Third, a fab felt reindeer!! (I love reindeer!):

Forth, a Christmas Wreath:

Fifth, some super cute wooden Xmas tree decs:

Sixth, and last for today, some very cute Christmas cards!

Why not support Handmade this Christmas for some truly original gifts?!

Over & Out,


Monday, 24 October 2011

Tester kit!

So last week, I was sent a fabulous tester kit from a beadshop on Etsy called SilverSense. The lovely Rossi had asked that some beaders get in touch wishing to try out her beads and review them for her for free. I must say, I was REALLY impressed! I hadn't heard of SilverSense before and they were recommended to me by a friend, so I thought I'd give them a go. SilverSense are based in London, and sell a selection of semi precious stones, pearls, findings and Czech glass beads for good prices in their Etsy shop here: SilverSense Shop , there's a fabulous selection on offer. Given the super fast postage and the quality of the beads and service, I will definitely be using SilverSense in the future. You can also find SilverSense on facebook: SilverSense Facebook Rossi hopes to be looking for jewellery making bloggers to review further products for SilverSense in the future- so 'Like' the page to find out when you can get involved!

Here is the tester pack that I received:
So, I received a strand of peach freshwater pearls, a strand of blue Czech glass leaves, a strand of 6mm black lace agate, silver plated brushed washers, silver plated brushed ovals, Czech glass flowers in dusty rose, Czech glass flowers in orange/yellow and Czech glass melon balls in half coat blue iris.
Postage was really quick, Rossi was very friendly to chat to on email about the products and my thoughts on them. I was really pleased with the selection! I have to say that the black lace agate was my favourite! I can thoroughly recommend SilverSense

I will get some pieces made up using the beads and post the finished articles up too!

Thanks again, Rossi! I can't wait to get buying your beads!

Over & Out,

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A day out at the beach!

As my parents spent the bank holiday weekend away in their caravan at Weeley (near Clacton), my brother and I decided that we would pay them a visit in the sun! So yesterday, we packed our suncream and sun hats and headed off to Weeley for the day! The weather was perfect, bright sunshine with a breeze to keep us cool, and the traffic was kind to us too. We arrived and were treated to lunch by Mum and Dad, and then on to a trip to Walton-on-Naze to see the sea! We drove up and parked at the Naze tower, had an ice cream, and set about climbing down the very steep steps to the beach. Once we we're at the bottom, we had a close inspection of the new sea defences- the cliffs here are falling away at an alarming rate, with the tower slowly becoming ever closer to the cliffs edge. The land here is typical Essex clay, not so sturdy when it becomes exposed to the elements. There are now huge granite boulders along the worst part of the cliff - including the land under the tower. I got some lovely pictures of the colours in the cliffs, but you will see just how bad this erosion has become. Once, the gun turrets that now sit on the beach, were on top of the cliff with land to spare. Now they are covered by sea water each day as they have at some point, slowly made their way down the cliff, landing at an angle. I last went up the tower itself last year in March- it was freezing at the Naze!!! Such a change to the weather now. Here's hoping that the defences save the tower, and this beautiful piece of land for future generations. Only time will tell.
Here's a bunny enjoying the fenced off habitat- pic by my brother:
 The cliffs as they are:
 It's like some alien dessert landscape:
Pillar box turrets on the beach:

 Erosion taking place:
 Some fabulous colours in the soil:
 Small 'humps' forming in the waves:
 The Naze Tower:
 From the top of the cliffs, a little in front of the tower:

 Gull in flight above the cliffs:
The new cliff defences- not pretty, but far better than loosing yet more of our coastline:

All in all, we had a lovely day, came back to the caravan for a BBQ tea, and made our way back home. Shattered today!! Had a nice easy one today in preperation for work again tomorrow :-D

Over and Out,


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

All clean!

The next morning- butter wouldn't melt!! Little moo!! xx

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And now I'm gonna rub it all off on Kaz's jeans :-D Ssshhh! Don't tell her!!!

My minx!

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Meee? Roll in grass cuttings?? Never!!!!

My little lady taken at the weekend xx

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Tigger the flower pot puss!

Sunbathing in a plant pot this afternoon, as you do!! xx

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