Saturday, 31 October 2009
Apologies for the lack of a blog yeterday, I was tatting all day and then ended up watching the first few episodes of the new series of 24. I love that show and every time a series is released we always end up watching it within a few days!
I managed to list some items on Etsy yesterday. I finished off my gothic pendant and also another bridal pendant. Here is the gothic version of Katherine. It took quite a long time to tat up due to the 35 seed beads but I love the result. I shall blog again on Monday.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
The other pendant is called Christina. I had the idea at the end of last week. After doing a prototype I felt it needed something extra so I added three glass teardrop beads to the bottom. It gives it that extra medieval feel. I hope you like them.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
A wonderful thing happened on Twitter yesterday. I started following Yours Truli, the creator of vintage style jewellery, who then gave me a #FollowFriday link. It was a nice surprise and I thank you for it. I've put her blog on the left and her main website on the right. Check her out, her creations are beautiful.
Today saw the start of filming for the pilot of HBO's Game Of Thrones. Being completely obsessed with these books I immediately went on twitter as soon as I got up this morning. I soon found fan pictures of the crew setting up. It's wonderful that it has finally started. If you like your medieval fantasy books, I'd strongly reccommend you look at Winter Is Coming (this blog is on the left). All the fan info has been pulled together and hopefully we will get some more updates soon. I cannot tell you how exciting this is! Anyway before I start going on about this too much, I will leave it there and blog on Monday.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Well that's it for today. I shall blog more tomorrow and hopefully include a link to the treasury.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Hopefully I shall add some more tomorrow.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
At the moment I am trying to make a homemade light box so I can take good pictures. I tried to take some today with natural light but it was cloudy. Always the way isn't it! Hopefully this way will mean I can take photos whatever the weather.
I've set up a Facebook fan page (the link is in the Facebook box on the right). Come and join the fun! I've also just set up a twitter account. Hopefully I'll see you there.
That's it for the moment. I shall blog more tomorrow.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Today my mum and I went to see Surrogates at the cinema. It's actually quite good. It seems to be a cross between I Robot, Minority Report and Ghost In The Shell, which is no bad thing. The part I found the most weird was the fact that Bruce Willis had blonde hair! Crazy stuff! It's an interesting and scary idea for the future of the human race, so if you like your futuristic movies, I would recommend it. I think the next film on my list to see is Up. That dog looks adorable from the trailers.
Talk to you tomorrow.
Friday, 9 October 2009
So anyway, I got on with that and then tatted some pieces. I'm halfway through tatting a simple white pendant with a Swarovski crystal at its center. It's looking quite good at the moment and the crystal adds a nice sparkle to it.
I couldn't do more photos today as it has been raining since about lunchtime. Don't you just love the British weather! I instead decided to do another treasury. My new one is based on pastel colours and features more wonderful etsians. Enjoy!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
This afternoon I got down to photographing my jewellery. The weather for the past few days has been terrible so today was the first time I had enough light do my pics. I think I'm happy with how they turned out although I'm sure I'll tweak them before they are uploaded to my shop.
I'm still waiting for my silver chains to arrive but I managed to order some more boxes. I shall now refrain from buying things for a bit.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Yesterday I spoke of the jewellery stand I was eyeing, well today I went to purchace it and suddenly realised that the minimum order was far too expensive, as was the postage. Like that's going to happen! I decided to look elsewhere and found another seller very quickly. Strange isn't it. You search for ages for something then two come along at once. I have now bought the item and hope to receive it soon. It will be very useful for my shop.
I'm hoping that some silver chains I have ordered will also come soon as I will then be able to finish some pieces off. This evening I shall buy some more jewellery boxes and then I shall be nearly there in terms of set-up for my shop. Phew. I think I need to stop buying things!
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
This morning I registered as a seller on Etsy. I decided it was a good idea to sort out the appearance of my shop before I started selling. I shall be open for business by the end of next week. This is so exciting.
After spending some time on my shop I found that Treasury West was a few hours away from opening. This is where you show twelve items from other sellers that you like. I made up a treasury and voila, I managed to get a space. This is a screengrab of it.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
On Sunday we made a trip to the coastal town of Dawlish and then up to Haytor on Dartmoor. The former place is unusual as it has a river flowing through the town and straight into the sea. The latter was great. I have been to Dartmoor before but this was the first time we've found the remains of the tramway at Haytor. This was built in the 1820s and transported granite that was used in the costruction of London Bridge (the one that went to the USA). On the right is a photo of part of the tramway.
On Monday we went to Dartmouth. This is a very pretty town situated on both sides of the River Dart. It has quite a few niche shops and loads of steps (thankfully, though, we didn't need to climb them). We managed to spend the whole day there, wondering round the shops and visiting the impressive castle. This shot of the castle looks quite eerie and gothic to me. We found a wonderful jewellery shop and I've decided that one day, when I have some spare money, I shall come back down here and spend, spend, spend.
There was also some great architecture dotted around the place, like The Cherub (right). This pub is a wonderful overhanging building. I love this kind of structure. Earlier on this year and last year we went to the town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. This place is almost entirely this style of construction and feels very medieval.
On Tuesday we went to Bickleigh Mill. This is a restaurant combined with a small shop full of knick-knacks. We then made our way over to the town of Tiverton. There is an enormous factory located there full of fabric. I believe we spent at least half an hour browsing.
We travelled back yesterday and on the way we stopped off at Stonehenge. I've been here more times than I can count but it's still a beautifully magical place.
It was nice to have a few days break and now I can get back to working on my online shop feeling refreshed.