Monday, 27 February 2012

A Whiff of Spring

We had beautiful weather here yesterday, it really felt like spring is just around the corner so to celebrate the fact and to try to bring some spring-time cheer to a dull and damp day I made this treasurey in Etsy.

I ordered some new glass colours on Friday so hopefully there will be some neew bead pics coming soon!


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A Little Listing Activity

Hooray, I have managed to list some buttons on Etsy if you care to take a look.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine

I know the way to Mr G's heart and that's through his stomach especially if its chocolate cake on offer.  Can't go wrong with Nigella Lawson's chocolate fudge cake - I will try to resist the temptation to creep down to the fridge in my nightie......

Lovingly decorated by the children.  We are under strict instructions to leave some for them!

Enjoy your Valentine xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

When is a button not a button?

When its a cufflink ofcourse!

Its my Grandad's 90th birthday in a couple of weeks time, what do you get/make a man who has everything?  I decided that a man can never have enough cufflinks especially when they are handmade by his grand-daughter!  If you were lucky enough to meet my grandad you would never believe he is 90 years old.  I hope that if I live as long as him that I am as mentally and physically alert as he is.  He lives in Canada now and is travelling over for a holiday, I can't wait to see him, I still really miss him eventhough he has been living in Canada for a number of years now.

Here's how the cufflinks look when not on a shirt.  They are on sterling silver chain and bar.

I've got a thing about making buttons at the moment.  Here are some more sets, some with matching big hole beads which I think will become a bracelet.

Thanks for looking.  Hope you're manageing to keep warm, its -2 here which is cold for us, I know some of my relies in Canada will be scoffing at that.