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Tuesday, August 23

I was going to conquer the world and then I saw something Sparkly!

I have always been distracted by sparkly items and I blame it all on my aunt. When I was at a young, impressionable age she would swan into our home with a blonde beehive 2 ft high, the latest boyfriend/husband!, mini skirt, long talon nails (always polished), two little Chiuauaus and ALWAYS had on sparkly diamonte jewellery. As a child I was transfixed by my glamorous aunt and the colours and shapes of her brooches and am sure that is why (even to this day) I cannot resist one if I see it at a fete, boot sale or antique/flea market!

I love to work with these "heirlooms", and hate to see a brooch discarded purely because it's pin is broken or it has lost a few stones. I have a kind of jewellery hospital in my spare room now, where I store them all away, until I find another, equally beautiful, but damaged piece and put the two together so that they can live on!

I like to "reinvent" pieces - I use necklaces and bracelets for headbands and tiaras and brooches for bridal bouquets and hair combs...

Friday, August 19

Welcome Baby Henry!

Awww! He is so adorable...arrived today... 7lb 4oz... mum and baby doing fine.

I bought him the cutest pair 0f handmade reversable boots...

(made by rachelulabell-artycraftness on

and couldnt leave William (big brother) out, so he got an owl hat

(made by tasha's handmade, also from

Tuesday, August 16

Feeling all bridal!!!

I have been busy making some more posies from vintage costume jewellery, buttons and beads. My favourite is this teal and purple one... if you can't live without it, you can buy it from my Folksy shop, Blooming Lovely - just click on the folksy link above.

These two colours go so lovely together I thought I would also gather some fellow Folksies/Etsians items and showcase them on my blog...So let's kit out this teal and purple bride...

Like this lovely bracelet from "Made by Deb" on Folksy


this gorgeous purple facinator from "Jewels by Susan" also on Folksy

For the bridesmaids dresses, it would have to be...

BellaBeanCouture, from Kansas City, as featured on Etsy

The dress, I am undecided...maybe you've got a favourite?