Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My week in pictures..

I went on a lovely day out with a new friend. First we went to a nearby carboot sale, where I found some beautiful old plates, tins, yarn and spools of ribbons. Then we went for lunch and a walk in the park and talked about all sorts of exciting dreams and ideas we had.

I got some lovely sparkly supplies in the post, and one of my new tins from the car boot sale found it's new purpose..

 I lost no time in turning my new beads into lots of new beautiful earrings...

 I found some snowdrops by the side of the road and couldn't resist stealing a few...

I stayed up one night until 3am making some pretty new brooches..

I got an Ipad2 for my birthday, and immediately downloaded 'Gathered' the new digital publication by the makers of my favourite magazine, Mollie Makes

I decided to find the time to make myself a pair of these, and found a new girl crush too..

The sun came out, and so did my favourite flowers..

And the cats were happy to roll around on the hot gravel after a long winter..

We began preparations for our allotment, so far we have strawberries, rhubarb, blackberries, gooseberries and raspberries ready to plant out.

And that's about it so far!

Hope you're all having a good week wherever you are too!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Some things I've been making...


 It's been so great having some spare time to experiment since the Christmas madness has fizzled out. It seems Spring is finally here, the days are getting brighter and warmer already and our first daffodil flowered in the garden yesterday! I love the creative energy and motivation Spring seems to instil in me, and I have already begun to channel it all into making lots of lovely new nature inspired things, of which these are the first few examples. What's more we bought our first batch of seeds and compost for the new gardening year today, I'm so excited to get stuck in!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What I'm making: sweater clips


What do you all think of sweater clips? Granny wanna-be that I am, I kinda love them! And they actually look really convenient for people living in very blustery places like the banks of Cork City Harbour. I'm spending this afternoon playing around with a few ideas for making them, I'll post some pictures in the next few days :) If the experiments go well, I'll try do up a quick tutorial for you all to!

P.s: don't you just love the outfit in the last picture! I need a cardi like that in my life :)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Little robins nests..

I spent this morning making tiny little robins nests from embroidery floss and moss and filled them with lovely pale blue and speckled eggs. I am a little obsessed with robins eggs, when I was a child I was utterly enchanted if I found a bit of bright blue egg shell in the hedgerow on a Spring day.

I was really looking forward to making some miniature terrarium pendants with these, but unfortunately I can't find the findings I need anywhere, but I'll order some today and get these finished in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!


Saturday, February 2, 2013


As promised here is a giveaway to celebrate reaching 500 likes on  my Facebook page!

  The prize is getting to pick your favourite thing from my Etsy shop to keep!

Entering is easy, just click on the Rafflecopter app above and let me know how you've entered!

Here are the links to places you can earn entries:
Etsy shop



 Best of luck everyone!