Saturday, 8 July 2017

Summer!

Is it warm enough for you?

Fimo dogs and book earrings are now back in the shop!


I've got lots of pretty necklaces for you! How about these:







And since I haven't done a poem for a bit, so here are the first couple of versus of :

Summer Sun
by Robert Louis Stephenson

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

June and Giraffes

Wow, its been a busy month! Which explains where I've been lately. Sort of...

My new studio is currently more like a lumber room, as its full of things deported from our main bedroom, which is currently being decorated. I am, however, still making, and if anyone wants anything, rest assured that orders are still being dealt with within 1-3 working days.

It's been really hot recently, the weather has been glorious, and we had a really nice family day at Port Lympne wildlife park.





And, since you're not here for the wildlife, have some of my earrings!



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Open for business again!

I'm back! Or rather, my Etsy shop is...

After a somewhat chaotic couple of weeks, we are now settled into our new home and I am raring to get the show up and running again. Of course, we still have lots of things to do on the house, and I'm sure it will be some time before it will start to feel right, but we'll get there.

Have a good summer, everyone.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Back soon!

The move went well, but we're up to our eyes in packing boxes and general mess. The shop will be back up again in a few days, just as soon as I've had chance to unpack my supplies.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Where is Rose Bay?

The glitch over on Etsy that I reported in my last post seems to have been fixed.

Etsy has now introduced 'Guest Checkout' which is good news for you if you want to buy something on Etsy but aren't a member.

My shop is currently closed, but don't be alarmed! We are moving soon, and I need to spend time packing up all those beads, cords, findings, chain, wire, charms, silks, ribbon, more beads and yet more beads! And, you know, the rest of the house...

Its likely we won't have the internet for a few days, and we will need to get straight but I should be back up again within a couple of weeks. Watch this space for news!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Recent updates

I gather that some of you have been experiencing difficulty with my Etsy page. Most of you know that I try to add something new every day, but for some reason these new listings are not showing up and I'm getting people asking me if everything is all right because I haven't updated for ages! Sigh. If you are having this issue, and not everyone is, you can manually alter your page by going to the drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the page, just over the pictures. Just select 'most recent' and all my latest goodies will be yours to see. Sorry, I know this is a bit of a pain, but hopefully Etsy will fix the glitch soon and everything will be back to normal again.

Social media – 450 posts on Instagram!

It seems ages since I posted pictures of my earrings, so I think I will remedy that with this lot:





And a closer look at some of my new, and absolutely adorable, ceramics, retailing at £18:




I have a pair of the ceramic birds myself, and they always raise a smile when I wear them!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter!

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate, and a good weekend to those who don't. But perhaps you all will enjoy this little Easter-related poem.

Diary of a Church Mouse
~ by John Betjeman

Here among long-discarded cassocks,
Damp stools, and half-split open hassocks,
Here where the vicar never looks
I nibble through old service books.

Lean and alone I spend my days
Behind this Church of England baize.

I share my dark forgotten room
With two oil-lamps and half a broom.

The cleaner never bothers me,
So here I eat my frugal tea.

My bread is sawdust mixed with straw;
My jam is polish for the floor.

Christmas and Easter may be feasts
For congregations and for priests,
And so may Whitsun.
 All the same,
They do not fill my meagre frame.

For me the only feast at all
Is Autumn's Harvest Festival,
When I can satisfy my want
With ears of corn around the font.

I climb the eagle's brazen head
To burrow through a loaf of bread.

I scramble up the pulpit stair
And gnaw the marrows hanging there.

It is enjoyable to taste
These items ere they go to waste,
But how annoying when one finds
That other mice with pagan minds
Come into church my food to share
Who have no proper business there.

Two field mice who have no desire
To be baptized, invade the choir.

A large and most unfriendly rat
Comes in to see what we are at.

He says he thinks there is no God
And yet he comes .
.
.
 it's rather odd.

This year he stole a sheaf of wheat
(It screened our special preacher's seat),
And prosperous mice from fields away
Come in to hear our organ play,
And under cover of its notes
Ate through the altar's sheaf of oats.

A Low Church mouse, who thinks that I
Am too papistical, and High,
Yet somehow doesn't think it wrong
To munch through Harvest Evensong,
While I, who starve the whole year through,
Must share my food with rodents who
Except at this time of the year
Not once inside the church appear.

Within the human world I know
Such goings-on could not be so,
For human beings only do
What their religion tells them to.

They read the Bible every day
And always, night and morning, pray,
And just like me, the good church mouse,
Worship each week in God's own house,
But all the same it's strange to me
How very full the church can be
With people I don't see at all
Except at Harvest Festival.