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I wonder how many of my very few readers have noticed that I haven’t been posting anything much of late? The reason I haven’t been posting much recently is because I’ve been pretty busy with Will, my lovely fella. At … Continue reading

By Royle Appointment

By Royle Appointment

I promised to post some pics of the recent workshop at Hobbycraft where I was demonstrating glass paints and doing a workshop.  We painted some tiles which made a change from glasses though folk were offered the choice between a … Continue reading

Have I forgotten anything?

Have I forgotten anything?

I’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks preparing for a demonstration of glass and tile painting at the Hobbycraft store in Swansea http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ If you are in the swansea area between 10am and 3pm, Sat, 2nd of June, … Continue reading

Presents for the girlies   (and me!)

Presents for the girlies (and me!)

It seems like all the birthdays come at once…….except they’re not mine, they’re  the birthdays of friends and relatives and thank goodness they like jewellery.  So that’s what I’ve been busy doing, making presents and neglecting the housework, not that … Continue reading

Nightshade crown

Nightshade crown

I wanted to make something different from the usual crystal or pearl and enjoyed playing around with darker colours and came up with this little higgledy-piggeldy crown of black, irridescent purples and greens and although it was an experimental design … Continue reading

Whoops-a-Daisy!

Whoops-a-Daisy!

(A  cautionary tale  about the use of household appliances in the vincinity of small animals) Years ago, we were living in a second floor flat and inherited a Parakeet who we called Derek,  he settled in well and even started … Continue reading

Parrot Tulip Bouquet

I love the colour in this pic!

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Parrot Tulips have petals that are feathered, curled, twisted, or waved. Apart from that, the flowers are very large and brightly coloured. As a result, Parrot Tulips are extremely flamboyant. If you want dramatic tulips, these are a great choice. Parrot Tulips were developed from mutations of certain late-flowering tulips, and from tulips in the Triumph Class. Some are late spring flowering, and some are mid-spring. Length of stems also vary. Perfect for a fresh spring wedding.

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Turquoise Delight Hand Painted Mandala plate

Turquoise Delight Hand Painted Mandala plate

A hand painted mandala plate creates an interesting focal point on a shelf, a coffee table or on a wall, I painted this one about two years ago. There are others to see at my Etsy shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/tindink

Serena Necklace

Serena Necklace

The Serena necklace is a v shaped, choker style necklace which has been created using white faux glass pearls and embellished with a lovely rhinestone feature for added sparkle. Elegantly simple and smart enough to wear for a special occasion … Continue reading

Hand Painted Mandala Plate

Handpainted Mandala Plate

As well as making jewellery and tiaras…I paint plates too!

Painting the designs on the plates is incredibly therapeutic although I often find that the design comes alive as I go along…I don’t always end up with what I intended doing in the first place!

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      The June Headdress

      The June Headdress

The June Headdress has a lovely summery feel, just perfect for a summer wedding and with the Swarovski crystals adorning the headband providing just the right amount of ‘bling’ to sparkle in the sunshine! http://www.etsy.com/shop/tindink

Teal Pearl Necklace

Teal Pearl Necklace

A teal coloured faux pearl necklace with just a hint of Swarovski crystal highlighting the pendant, perfect for wearing on special occasions or just …whenever!   My latest creation over at Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/shop/tindink

Choosing a Creature to Live With (Pets)

Choose a dog! :))

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I was approved this week for my new apartment in Manhattan! I know, I know, try to contain your excitement for me. My move in date is May 1st and it is the first time I’ll  be living in an apartment that let’s you own anything from a dog all the way down to a fish, and everything in between. Before starting this blog, let me take you on an adventure through the cavalcade (big girl word 🙂 ) of animals I have lived among already so far.

  • 2 Beta Fish
  • 1 Hamster
  • 1 Guinea Big
  • 2 Birds (1 Parakeet & 1 Dove)
  • 1 Dog (family pet, not really just mine)
  • 1 Hedgehog
  • 1 Cat

Now the main reason for this blog is that I made a horrible mistake choosing my last animal and I do not want to make the same mistake again. My current creature residing with me…

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White Knee Length Flower Girl Dress With Floral Detail Accents

What a beautiful dress!

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Modern designs are offered for those little girls who also want to feel like a princess on your wedding day. This A-line, knee length, square neckline, tulle, sleeveless and zipper on the back flower girl dress is available from http://www.formalbridal.co.uk

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Absolutely spot on!
I’d also add to number #1 which suggests agreeing to go for a cuppa (something small so you can cut and run if your date isn’t quite your cup of tea)……meeting up early, so if it doesn’t work, you can go SHOPPING!!!
Day not wasted…thinking ahead see?

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SORRYIAMNOTSORRY

Follow these commandments or I shall smite you. Totally kidding, I hardly ever smite anyone.

1. Thou shalt not ever meet for the first time for more than coffee/drinks (i.e. something that thou could potentially get out of ASAP if thou’s date beith a total creeper).

  • When your potential match.com boyfriend asks you what you want to do, repeat after me: “Let’s plan on meeting for coffee/drinks and we’ll go from there.” This last phrase is key because it gives you the power to maximize the efficiency of your dating time. If this boy has no dating potential get the smallest drink you can (i.e. a shot of espresso…or Patron depending on just how bad the next 20 minutes are going to be), down it, cut your losses and go. However, if the guy turns out to be great, fully execute the “we’ll go from there” clause by having a…

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Carry Your Bags Mate?

Carry Your Bags Mate?

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While I was in Sydney I spotted this fab window display in the Luis Vuitton store.

 

The designer/window dresser has done a brilliant job here both in the concept and application.  There was a crocodile in the other window but it’s almost impossible to get a photo because of all the passers-by and I was lucky to get this shot at all.

Apart from the major designers and top-notch names, you rarely get to see a really good window display these days as most companys tend to have the same boring, corporate type windows everywhere you go which is a shame.

Window display seems to be a bit of a dying art these days (apart from the big players)….its a shame!

 

www.louisvuitton.co.uk/

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Rhinestone and Pearl Necklace

Rhinestone and Pearl Necklace

Swarovski clear crystal montees, interlaced with tiny clear glass beads, embellish this lovely v shaped white pearl necklace. The Swarovski sparkles beautifully adding some real glamour and glitz making this an ideal choice for a bride or as a gift … Continue reading