Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Here are some mini christmas stockings I've been making, perfect for little treats on the tree. I'm well and truly crafted out having made 3 bags, a top, necklaces for Christmas gifts. I'll post pics after Christmas! Still got a chocolate cake and my legendary tomatoe soup to make for the big day. But tonight I'm just going to wrap pressies and drink wine. I'd better do my labels first otherwise my ladies will be getting spiderman boxer shorts and some of my male relatives will be getting vanilla soap!

Above the stockings you'll see a lovely silk holly card made by my Fern. In the new year I will be looking at a name change to 13Jewels, so that folks know I sell jewellery, let me know what you think. And lastly a very big thank you to you all for joining my blog and adding your lovely comments. Have a great Christmas and I wish you all a healthy and wealthy new year.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Support for Sparrowsalvage

Some of you may have heard that sparrowsalvage has been involved in a tragic car crash, resulting in the loss of her mother and injuries to herself. Nothing can prepare us in life when we're hit by such terrible events and particularly at this time of year, when we all want to be with our families. Sparrow has been a long time etsy artist, producing gorgeous and inventive jewellery, but more importantly she has been a selfless champion of up and coming artists, she regular shares her amazing photography tips and has frequently guided us in etsy forums on how to tag and improve our shops.
Fancifuldevices we be raffling one of her beautiful necklaces to raise funds so please visit her blog, donate if you can, and please spread the word via your own blogs, facebook and twitter. Many thanks.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sexy MEN

That got your attention! Since it's my birthday ( I usually go through that Oh God another year older, what have I done with my life crap ), I thought I would indulge myself with a little eye candy and introduce you to some of my favourite films and TV series.
In no particular order, No.1
Mitchel aka Aidan Turner from Being Human

This was an incredible series, you should be able to find it on the BBC Iplayer, featuring the friendship between a vampire, ghost and werewolf.

No2 Gary Oldman, what's not to like about his performance in Dracula

Angels next and No.3 is Nicholas Cage. Nobody does unhinged and edgy better than Cage, but I personally loved him in City of Angels, his stillness and intensity was a joy.

No. 3 is Paul Brittany's Angel in Legion. Such a cool film about an angel arriving on earth to save us from the apocalypse.

Lastly, only because I need restraining- too many men, too little time lol, The Winchester Bros from supernatural. Can't recommend this series enough, dark and funny in equal measures, a must watch in my house.

I will also be working on a men's range of jewellery, it has been requested, so that's coming your way in the new year. In the mean time wishing you well with your Christmas preparations and I'll leave you with an eclectic gift guide.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Taking a breather

Just taking a breather from the insane sewing fest I've undertaken...I'm currently impersonating Santa's little helper and making bags for christmas, can't do any jewellery for gifts because I've done that 2 years running. On the subject of sewing you might want to take a look at Susiqu's lovely blog,
especially since she's doing a give away. I can't remember if I mentioned I got Fanciful devices ring, a lovely fit and it's already been on an outing to the pub. I think her buyers may be wearing her jewellery to rather more rarified places, I'd love to know.

So coming soon

And finally just because some days I feel I've been pummeled by recession crap, crime stats, we're all going to hell in a hand cart talk, I just need a bit of the very excellent Mrs Doyle of Father Ted and a very excellent cup of tea. P.S if you very ladylike, or a refined chap you might not want to press the play button, it's cool!