Hello friends, today I thought I’d show you some snapshots of what I’m preparing for the upcoming Winter Markt …
A clutch of beautiful violet foil glass beads
Some irresistible wedding cake beads… I think I’m going to make a demi- parure out of these beauties …
And I’m almost done with the trade beads from yesterday. Just matter of small adjustments here and there…
Exciting times ahead!!
Hello friends, I’m very excited to announce our biggest market yet—the Birmingham Winter Markt this coming weekend– from the 6th to the 8th of December. This is a wonderful European style holiday market that has something for the whole family. There will be a range of carefully selected handmade goods for the discriminating shoppers, horse drawn carriage rides and caroling by different group, to name just a few of the things going in at the Markt.
I’m busy preparing loads of gorgeous new jewelry that will make the perfect gifts for the special people in your life!
For the complete list of events and details of the Markt, please consult the site.
Hope to see you all there!!!
Hello friends, the Night Circus has been on my reading list for awhile now. Finally, I’m getting around to it!
Happy weekend everyone!!
Today we woke up to a snowy Thanksgiving. More than any other holiday, today is the day to reflect and give thanks.
To family and friends, though far, we hold you close in our hearts. Your love warms us all year round.
To new friends, thank you for enriching our lives with your presence.
To new opportunities and adventures that this land offers, thank you for the chance to do something wonderful.
And always to F and E.
Before I pack everything away in preparation for tomorrow’s early start, I wanted to share one more piece that I just finished. I’m always a little anxious before a show hence the rush to finish new pieces. I’m quite happy with how this turned out. The clover is a vintage charm from the 50s and the little glass rosettes come from France from the 50s as well.
Hello friends, today I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of some new pieces that will be at the show.
I just love these vintage Swarovski rosettes. Here they are from a slightly different angle.
Apologies friends for the silence but I’ve been busy preparing for the Royal Oak Arts and Craft Holiday Fair. This is going to be a huge show with a wide selection of handmade gifts. Since we are getting close to the holidays, I’ve been preparing lots of pretty things that would make perfect presents under the tree. Hope to see you there !!
Just in time for the weekend, I discovered the wonderful cakes of the Imerman Cake Company. Their cakes are certified organic and free from artificial sweeteners, in short they’re healthy cakes. To be honest, I’m not so fond of cakes labelled organic. For some reason, all those I’ve tried have been dry. The Imerman organic chocolate chip coffee cake however is delicious and moist. It’s rich without being heavy with a wonderful chocolatey taste. I just had to bring one home.
The company is family run, and the recipe for the cakes are from the family too. They’re fairly new to the cake industry but I’m sure they’ve got a great future ahead of them. I’m really looking forward to more cakes from Imerman!
Here is Jane and her son Jeffrey
And here is the chocolate coffee cake that I’m going to enjoy this weekend.
For more info on Imerman cakes and where to find them, check out their site
Today I attempted to do some online shopping and this is the sight that greeted me. I’ve never been in an online queue before today and I certainly didn’t expect it from H &M. I should explain however, that the queue came about because of its much anticipated collaboration with French designer Isabel Marant. She’s the reason why I was online along with it seems everybody else.
But an online queue? This was too much for me. I’m an old fashioned shopper. I like trying things on and checking out how they’re made and where they’re made. I like to feel the fabric of clothes and turning them inside out. And yes, I’ve been known to queue for amazing sales before brick and mortar stores, but there at least, you are with like minded people. A certain camaraderie builds amongst each other.
But an online queue? Where’s the fun in that?
One minute, I’m busy admiring fall colors
Then I wake up the next day to a bit of winter
And now we’re back to fall