Sunday, 26 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
http://www.make.peazyshop.co.uk/ is a great website with all kinds of fun ideas on the cheap. They are big on repurposing and upcycling, so it's not surprising that they enjoyed my envelopes. Thanks guys!
On to the lovely Miss Crafty next. Now I'm cheating a little here, because Miss Crafty is a friend of the Glasgow Craft Mafia and I've been peeking at her blog for a little while now, but I only recently met her in the flesh, so she technically counts as new to me. I hope you will enjoy her blog, which is a great read, and is about to get even more exciting as she takes on a huge handmade project.
I'm pleased to report that I am in the middle of making something very special for the market tomorrow, and I'll be posting a tutorial on it as soon as I can write it up, so all you crafty souls with craft markets coming up, stay tuned to this blog for a tutorial on something you can't do without at your next market. In the meantime, you might want to check Miso Funky's market tips over on the Glasgow Craft Mafia website just now.
Ever struggled to find the right gift for the right person? Or do you share my obsession with coloured pencils (this site has pretty much my favourite banner ever)? Check out problem presents for lots of gift ideas!
Lazy Giraffe. Her stunning jewellery makes me almost tempted to pierce my ears, it strikes the right balance for me between delicate and eyecatchingly bold. Deepa, from the Lazy Giraffe, came to my attention when I was, ahem, googling myself, and found this lovely mention of my envelopes. Oh come on, don't tell me you haven't done it, too?
Here's a pair of earrings from the Lazy Giraffe in my favourite colour:
Oh, and one last thing before I dash off. Laura, of Lupin Handmade, is running a giveaway on one of my favourite blogs Bugs and Fishes. It closes tonight, so dash over there RIGHT NOW if you want to win one of her star products! If you're too late, you can always pick up a craft pack in her Etsy store.
Just like the Lazy Giraffe, I have a stationery addiction going on, and check out these stunning notecards. Trees? Check! Baker's twine? Check! Roundy corners? Check! A lot of my favourite stuff is going on with these cards! Head over to the Lemon Drop Blog for an awesome giveaway where you can win this very set.
Whatever you're doing, have a great weekend!
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
After much deliberation, I can honestly tell you that the marzipan and shortbread polish makes me want to eat my own arm. I've ordered up a new batch, and I'm going to try Cinnamon Girl while I still can, too. Mmmm cinnamon. I've also tried 12 samples of Haunt's soaps (well, some of them I've tried, most I just smelled and then put into goodie bags) and they all smelled delicious. I just hope I get the chance to order up a full size bar of pumpkin lavender when my supply of Pan and Corsair run out... The soap never dries out in the dish and the fragrance lasts all day in a really delicate way. Your six bucks goes a long way.
So what are you waiting for? Get over there to http://www.haunt.etsy.com/!
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
You can read all about it here. They picked out and featured some of my favourite crafty items, too.
In other news, I have a yarn sale going on over at eBay. You can look me up here if you're interested in helping me destash. We're hoping to move soon and so I've decided to be ruthless as I have so much wool to get through here at home. Here's just a selection of what's on offer.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Do you like the turtle? Do you? Do you?
Turtles will be available in limited edition from the Girl Industries stall at one of the upcoming craft markets for April.
See you there, I hope!
Thursday, 9 April 2009
So, they got my name wrong and managed to turn me into a rubber fetishist (when they cut and paste my answers out of my email, they didn't highlight 'stamps' after rubber).
Glad I cleared that up :)
All things considered, the magazine is a good read, so I hope you'll enjoy it.
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Now I just have to decide whether I treat myself to some Marimekko fabric, some arty guide books to Vancouver and Seattle (for later in the year) or some of the delicious stationery the shop carries. Decisions, decisions.
Speaking of design, my day was complete when my friend and I spied Justin and Colin enjoying an al fresco coffee on Byres Road. Hurray for celebrity spotting!
All this week, it'll be back to business. I am planning a huge supplies destash as I may, very soon, be moving house. It'll be over at the 'bay, rather than through girlindustries on etsy, but keep your eyes on this blog for more news.
Hope you had a great weekend, too.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Hope everyone else is having a great Thursday!