Friday, June 28, 2013

Outfit of the Day - Peacock

I've been reading lots of fashion bloggers lately so thought I'd do an "Outfit of the Day" (OOTD) post.

I knew there was going to lots of climbing up ladders today at work so figured leggings were a good option for decencies sake today!


How do people manage to take a photo of themselves without looking like they are concentrating too hard!

Dress:- Lady V London (last season)
Leggings:- Tesco
Shoes:- Shoe Zone
Cardigan:- Asda (Last season) I love the big pockets and the sequins.

The material on this dress has lovely colours.


So I picked the colours out in my jewellery to make it pop a little.


Pink Bangles:- Bought from my cousin's school fete. (I love supporting local charities and recycling too)
Silver Bangle:- A present. I wear it every day and have done for a long time, hence it well worn look
White Glass Pearls -  Received as part of a Swap-bot swap.
Peacock Glass Pearl Bracelet - Made by myself from some vintage glass pearls and matching seed beads.  I found when an old wedding design factory closed down.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June Garden Update

Potatoes and beans

Chillis, Tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, pumpkin, broccoli,

Beans, beetroot, lettuce, sweetcorn,sweetpea, gooseberry, radish. And composter no. 1
Raised beds number 2. Broad beams, with lettuce and carrot. And raspberries.
Tomato that had to be evicted from the greenhouse as it was too big
Rocket, strawberry, beans, potatoes, chives, sorrel, spinach
Potatoes and Mint
Rhubarb and Blackcurrants

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

I noticed this blog hop today and figured I just had to join. My beads stash is now getting quite overwhelming so figured I just had to join!

You know those extra special beads that you are saving for just the right project. For the perfect piece for a special occasion? Now is the time to use them.

Wear the nice dress, burn the pretty candles... And make a piece of jewellery out of those gorgeous beads you have been saving for the perfect project.

Anyone else joining me?

The blog hop takes place on July 20th. Come back then and see what I have made.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

600 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

I finally made it! 600 fans on Facebook! And as promised, It's competition time.

And as this is an extra special competition for me, I'm offering anything in my etsy shop, including worldwide shipping as a prize. (excluding wholesale listings)

And I'm going to make it extra easy to enter with a rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 07, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Greehouse is a Go Go!

The Greenhouse is finally up! there was a few technical issues whcih were ironed out by G so it took a bit longer than we thought. I'm so pleased I have it!


My tomato plant and pumpkin are very happy too.

I took the risk and fnally planted my sweetcorn outside as well.


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Year of "Getting Things Done"

I have decided that this year is the year I "Get Things Done"

In November last year I joined Slimming World. I'm not a yo-yo dieter, or been on a diet for years, unless you could being a vegetarian for the last decade or two.

It's just when I got to a size 28 and even the "fat shops" are running out of options, I figured that maybe I should do something. So I did. 3 stone lost so far (42lbs)

The first photo is my in August and the other photo is my in May 3 stone lighter.

I hope you will follow me on my Journey of "Getting things Done"

Are you planning on "Getting Things Done" this year too?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

LadyBrook Craft Fair - Photos!

Had a great time at the Ladybrook fair. Lots of different stalls. Pyrography, vintage jewellery, wedding photography, live caricaturist, cupcakes.... And the lady running the fair was kind enough to take a photo of my stall too.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Stapleford Steam Fair

I'll be here with my jewellery :)

Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray, Leics, England, LE14 2SF
(Note be warned, there is another Stapleford at Nottingham!!)

The private railway is only open to the general public on two occasions per year, in mid June and and August BH Sunday and Monday as part of special charity steam events featuring vintage vehicles and exhibits etc all supporting LOROS.

Also a craft marquee with a range of handcrafted items.

Stapleford Steam 2013

Saturday and Sunday 8th 9th June

Gates open 10-00 till 17-00 each day

Prices Adults £5 Children £3

(Note small additional charges for train rides)

Some photos from previous years are at

And directions at

Saturday, June 01, 2013