Monday, August 31, 2015

Tiny Seeds of Joy - Review

I came across this lovely shop recently opened on Etsy called Tiny Seeds of Joy which is a perfect name for this shop and the beautiful little handmade buttons. The owner  Janet collects the seeds from the woods and lanes surrounding her home in the South West of France, she then sorts and drys them before pouring the resin into the moulds and has several various shaped buttons to choose from. Each button therefore is unique in it's own right. Janet sent me a couple of buttons to try out and they were not only beautifully presented,  they were also hand stitched on to a card and are in my opinion exactly what she says they are Tiny seeds of Joy. As Janet states, they are "a little work of art to bring beauty and authenticity to your work"

I used the trefoil buttons on a wrist pin cushion and needle holder. What would you use them for? I can see many more possibilities. Janet is also working on  pendants and earrings to add to her collection and will be listing soon. Here are just a  few of her buttons.

listing soon

listing soon

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Taking the Old Girl Out

We decided to take the old girl out (our vintage camper) for a run out as she has just past her M.O.T. and I mean just!!!! She is 27 years young, so we were delighted and  had in our minds to head for Aubrac but on route found ourselves in a small village called Muret Le Chateau. We stopped and decided to have a walk round the village and wow what a fabulous happy little place. Outside houses, under via ducts and on balconies, various figures which looked like they were made from paper mache were dotted throughout  the village. Not a soul to be seen though to ask what they were all about. Have since tried to find some information but failed.  We then moved on to Villecomtal where we spent a couple of nights but will tell you about that later. xx 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Whew!.. and it's only Wednesday

Been a busy few weeks with one thing and another, have been working both inside and outside as the weather here has turned cooler and makes working in the garden a pleasure again. So a few random pictures of my week so far, and it's not finished yet. So far this week....

 Love working this Jacquard Silk, and is now in my Etsy shop

 More gorgeous Jacquard woven silk, soft coral colour with smoke blue & oyster colour flower sprigs, the vintage scalloped lace finishes it off beautifully.

 My grandson Archie with a kissing Dolphin 
Custom order and this is a first for me to make pin cushions for a wedding

 I think these would make great cushions

 Some gorgeous Spider webs around the garden lately

 Fir tree cones are massed this year

And an old chandelier that was black and sitting doing nothing, so I stripped the wires and 

then I painted it a lead grey and added a few solar lights. Looks great at night and OH is going to make me a stand for it. Some day soon I hope.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Black Sheep Designs UK.. Tulle Tutu Skirt Giveaway

I  am delighted to host another fabulous giveaway from  Catriona  of  Black Sheep Designs UK

Pictured below a beautiful Tulle Tutu skirt  which is a multi-layered full circle skirt with 3 layers of tulle and a lining underskirt with a stretch waistband...(value €40).. ($44)  (£28) the winner can choose from three fabulous colours... Purple, Mint or Pink it will then be made to size for the lucky winner. 

Cat whilst  in  the midst of studying and living on a tight student budget found herself more and more in charity shops which sparked of an interest in vintage fashion. Occasionally she would replicate skirts from the 50’s, jumpsuits from the 70’s and even cocktail dresses from the 80’s.

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion, working along with other designers, she eventually decided to combine the skills she had developed over the years with her interest in vintage fashion to create an eclectic women’s wear label specialising in unique, handmade and affordable wear. Fusing retro, vintage and modern styles and shapes, and taking inspiration from previous decades and pop culture, past and present, including versatile and intermixable items, as well as bold statement pieces

All items are made from scratch by herself in small quantities (or can be made to order), from carefully sourced fabrics and in realistic sizes that reflect modern women’s' shapes and sizes. Black Sheep is based in the UK  and also ships internationally, using a fast and affordable shipping provider. All the items shown here are available in her shop, a special  bonus of  20% discount using this code "BLACKSHEEP20"

Giveaway is open worldwide and easy to enter using rafflecopter winner will be announced on my blog and on Face Book.. Good Luck to all. xxx Also a big thanks to Cat.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...