Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Hope you had a lovely Xmas

Here are a couple of festive photos from my flat. I had a lovely time as host with my family. We played games, over-ate and made merry. All great fun :) This is my first day alone and the place seems really quite empty. I hope all of you had a lovely time whatever you got up to.

Sending you Happy New Year wishes :) Here's to an exciting and eventful 2010!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Christmas comes early

Look what the postman brought me. My prize from Jane arrived, plus some extra goodies. It was great timing too. I'm off work today as I feel dire. Feverish, achy and bunged up. Hopefully I will feel better soon. My little parcel really cheered me up. I love the little felt brooch she included too. I've pinned it to my coat to show it off. I've been after a brooch for some time now and it looks so sweet :)

the colours of the leather are so vibrant

and i love the dandelion-esque lining - corduroy is my fave!

the cute felt brooch...

...looks fab on my coat

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


I'm very excited. I entered a give-away on a blog I read, written by a very talented fellow crafter. Jane of Appliqué creates stunning designs in fabric and felt, which I think are a cut above (no pun intended, ok, maybe a little bit!) others who create similar things. Well, I never win anything but I thought "what the hell" and entered anyways. Lo and behold I was the lucky winner, and very lucky at that. Look at this beauty, created in leather no less. I can't wait to receive it.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Festive berries

Here's a pile of glassy goodies made this weekend. There's a coaster quad in here, a 'love token' hanger, some pendants and lots of cufflinks.

Below is a 'love token' hanger made for a commission. The colourway is based on our 'festive spirit' coaster.

the 'love token'-style hanger

the 'festive spirit' coaster

I also made my mum's Christmas present - a set of 4 handmade coasters to go with her 'Berryforest' bowl. I think they've turned out really well. They're goregous colours and I think being a mixed set (each one a bit different) works well.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Glassy gifts

Well, as you well know, Christmas is a-coming! Huzzah :) I love Christmas. I also LOVE making gifts for people. Yesterday I spent the day on the sewing machine. Can't really post photos of the goodies I made as my family may see, so the fabric creations remain hush hush. I enjoyed making them and although my sewing is never fault-free I definitely need to sew more, it was fun.

Yesterday was fabric, today was glass. Popped my last commission of the year into the kiln today - a 'love token' style hanger in the 'festive spirit' colourway.

Along with some cufflinks and other goodies, I made this set of 4 coasters in the 'Berryforest' design to go with a bowl I made for my mum. She requested these so it is safe to post a photo or two :) Each one is different but they make a great set. Final photos to follow :)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Fun, funky, chunky rings - 'Jaxx' - now listed in my shop

Look at this! The first two sets of 'Jaxx' rings are now listed for sale on my webshop. They're for sale individually but photographed in sets to make things a little easier. There are quite a few to list. I've taken the photos but just need to edit them to look pretty.

Apologies, again, for the quiet blog. 'Life' has been taking over lately. My good friend Tash of TishTash has just bought a lot of my stock for corporate gifts for her company which makes for a happy Xmas for me(!) and a great incentive to make new glass. So, if you're fed up of not seeing lots of new glassy goodies here, then 2010 is the time for me to change that :) Promise.