Thursday, January 30, 2014

Photo a Day #30 - Happy Apple

This is the Happy Apple greengrocers I go to in my lunch break. They have some really good bargains and loads cheaper than the supermarket and they are always friendly.

Photo a Day #29 - Cinema

I used to love going to the cinema. now it makes me freak out. But we had some free cinema tickets that went out of date at the end of the month so we had a go here was nothing we really wanted to see so we aiming to get there around 8pm and saw whatever film as on.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Photo a Day #28 - Weigh Day!

My weigh chart since I started Slimming World. Nearly at the end of page 2.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Photo a Day #26 - Earrings

I've had a lovely break from my Etsy shop after the hectic month of craft fairs in December so it's time to start getting back into the swing of things with a bit of jewellery photography again.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Blog hop - January 24th

I figured a few extra followers of my blog would be nice so I joined the "Grow Your Blog" blog hop

I guess I ought to introduce myself.

I'm Sarah, 36, and live in Loughborough Leicestershire England with my long suffering other half G. I break things frequently but G is brilliant at fixing things so we're perfect for one another.

As well as working in a jewellery making warehouse, I design jewellery, make it, and sell it at numerous craft fairs, festivals and markets. I also attempt to grow vegetables in my garden.

I'm also a bookcrosser, geocacher, knitter, and general all round crafter. I also hoard things because "you never know"

I've found over the years that writing isn't for me, but I love sharing photos. This year I'm taking part in a Photo a Day which I'm really enjoying. A new phase to my blogging life!

I used to blog a lot on livejournal but since less and less people are using that particular website, I've decided to make my blogging home on Blogspot. I have 46 followers from all around the world and I read blogs daily.

Photo a Day #24 - Poorly Lime plant

The leaves on my poorly Tahiti lime. The leaves that have fallen off are the one at the top of the plant. these are the lower ones. The lowest ones have white powdery stuff on them.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Photo a Day #18 - Galleries of Justice

Not the best photo but I'm still getting the hang of this new phone.

Cage suspended from ceiling at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham where the Nottingham Bookcrossing meetup was today.

Photo a Day #17 - Aloe Vera

Our Aloe Vera plant has had babies.

Handmade oil burner from an eccentric old man in Wirksworth
Selection of crystal gemstones

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Photo a Day #16 - Handmade Hearts

Lovely handmade Christmas decorations made by a friend and received in the post yesterday.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Photo a Day #14 - Mantelpiece

Here's our mantelpiece at home in the living room. I put things on it that I like.

An aloe plant
Handmade clay oil burner and wax burner
Crystals (Amethyst, lepidolite, agate, rock salt)
Rock salt tealight holders
Dried roses
Lime tree
Pottery Hippo
Handmade daisy
Pagoda tealight holder
Incense sticks
Stones from the beach
Oils and spare candles

Friday, January 10, 2014

Photo a Day #10 - New Gloves

I'm a bit of a wrestling nerd and these arrived yesterday. And they are a perfect fit. So pleased!

I watch TNA wrestling and go to the indie Southside Wrestling shows in Nottingham.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Photo a Day #7 - The Old Man and the Sea

I saw this on a "100 books to read before you die" list so found a copy on Bookmooch to read. I'm enjoying it so far.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Photo a Day #5 - Carrot Jam

Carrot Jam I made today for the first time. I haven't tried the finished product yet but from a couple of teeny tastes along the way I think it's going to be ok!

Recipe from

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Photo a Day #4 - Black Shoes

I nearly always wear this style of shoes. Black, flat, round toes with a bar going across the top of the foot.

I think my Mum gave me these ones but I'm not sure. I do know that they are second hand though. I love buying second hand items. The skirt was bought from ebay.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Photo a Day #3 - Christmas Tree

First time we've put a Christmas tree up in years. I chose the red green and gold decorations from the ornaments we've acquired from various places over the years. Decorations inherited from family, ones we have bought and handmade ones.

The tree will come down this weekend sometimes and banished back to the loft for another year.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Photo a day #2 - Howard Marks

We went to see Howard Marks late last year doing a one man show. I wasn't impressed at all. So glad I only bought tickets when they were half price! But the book is proving to be good. It was a bargain too. 39p in a charity shop and it's a signed copy too!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Photo a day #1 - Finished Mending Pile

I've decided to take part in a photo a day. Just a diary of my every day life really. Things I see from day to day. I might comment on them, I might not. I've sure lots of beadwork and craft projects will make appearances too.

Today is my mending pile. I believe in reusing and throwing away as little as possible so I mend my own clothes where I can. Today I mended (from top of the pile to the bottom) a pair of black wooly tights, a spotty skirt, a pair of purple leggings, a friends black jumper, and a darned the ends into a recently finished crocheted blanket.