Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Inspirations for Springtime at Glitterysah...

I hope everyone has been having a fabulous festive period! I'm sure santa was good to all of you, and whoever you were with and whatever you were celebrating - I hope it was fun! I've certainly had a lovely time, and been eating waaay too much! :/ But I've also been doing a wee bit of work and playing around with designs for the new year...

I can't work out whether I'm way too early thinking about this, or if I'm way too late.. either way, for me it feels about the right time to start planning what will be on offer at Glitterysah in the new year. Once the current 20% sale ends on 31st January '10, it'll be out with the old and in with the new! :) While a few things will still be available, a lot will be taken out of stock - so you better hurry if something has caught your eye!

But what will be replacing all your old favourites??! Well, you'll have to wait and see! I've been drawing and playing about with fabrics and designs... its all very exciting :) I can promise you there will be loads of new prettyness in the next collection, but thought I would share with you some of my design inspirations, as a sort of sneak peak...

Cherry Blossom and Spring Time Flowers

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The Fair Ground

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It doesn't give too much away, while at the same time it should hopefully excite you as much as these subjects excite me :) Theres nothing like bright lights, candy floss and teeny tiny cherry blossoms to perk you up and get rid of the winter blues! I can't wait to show you all the new stuff... I'll keep you posted xxx

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

I've got a pressie for you.......

........ Facebook Fan #54!! (Psst, thats you Laura Sheerin!)

Yes, Laura you are the lucky winner, my 54th fan, chosen totally at random via www.random.org

Laura, I'll contact you through Facebook to organise getting your pressie to you, exciting! :)

To everyone else - thanks so much for getting involved! I really appreciate you joining my page and the feedback you've been giving me on my prettyness. So to say thank you, and as a wee consolation prize, I have another surprise for you...

The sale thats running on glitterysah.com has now been increased to an even better 20% off!! Save even more pennies and get your Xmas shopping finished, yay for cheap stuff! :) You've still got time to place your order in time for Xmas - last order date is midday Friday 18th Dec. Just like before, theres no complicated code or anything to worry about, your discount is applied automatically so just shop away and fill that basket!

Thanks again folks, hope you all enjoy the holidays! x

Sunday, 13 December 2009

How-to Sunday

Heehee, check me all looking embarassed and not wanting my photo taken!!

While I was looking a bit tired and stressed on the day, I've had loads of compliments on the pink display frames I used for my necklaces. So I thought I'd share how I made them - it was dead easy!


Big sheets of strong cardboard (I used left over Ikea boxes)
Ruler/measuring tape
Pen or pencil
Stanley knife/craft knife/sharp scissors
Spray paint
Drawing pins

So, firstly you need to work out how big you want your frames to be. I made each section of mine about 1ft or so wide. Multiply this by 3, then make sure your sheet of cardboard is at least that big. With a pencil, mark out the outline of your frames. I made mine all curly like an old fashioned picture frame, you can use whatever style you fancy.

Make two score lines down on either side of the centre section. This will ensure your frames fold into themselves and stand up. DON'T cut right through the cardboard. TAKE CARE WHEN USING A KNIFE!

Now cut out your outlines with your stanley knife/craft knife/scissors. TAKE CARE WHEN USING A KNIFE! Do this on a cutting board or some kind of protective surface.

You should end up with something like this! :) Awesomes! Now to paint it...

So I used pink spray paint I had left over from a previous project. USE SPRAY PAINT IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA WITH A FACE MASK! Oh, and protect the surface you're painting on! I just sprayed around the edges as I was running out of paint and knew I was going to cover the centres. You could also use any technique or add anything you want - paint splashes, stencils, collage, glitter etcetc. Once the paint was dry, I cut out tin foil rectangles just slightly smaller than each section of the frame and glued them on. I then stuck drawing pins in where I wanted to hang my necklaces. Adapt this in any way that suits you and your needs and you'll end up with something like this....

Yay! I hope all of this makes sense... ask any questions at all and if you make one of your own let me see how it turns out! I'd love to see what it looks like :)

Pressie Time!

Its the time of year when trees are getting decorated, cards exchanged and presents given... and I've got an extra special Glitterysah pressie for someone... !

Help me get at least 120 fans on my facebook page by 8pm GMT on the 16th Dec 09 and I'll draw someones name at random... and that lucky person will be sent a pressie from me! All wrapped up and in time for the 25th, full of goodies from my shop. Awesome, eh?

So get inviting and spreading the word! And if you're not already a fan, go fan me up now!! :D

Sah xx

(Photo by Zellaby via Flickr)

Monday, 7 December 2009

Fun at the fair!

Yesterday I did my first ever craft fair, and what a fair it was! Magpie Market, at The Lot in Edinburgh, was a great success and hopefully the first of many more to come. I met loads of lovely crafty folks (many of whom I've been stalking online hehe) and even sold some of my prettyness (yay!) - all in all I had a great time. The market was busy all day, and Emily and the fab team of magpies should all be very proud of themselves for holding such a great event. I really hope they do another one, bagsy me a stall if they do!

The photos below are of my stall, let me know what you think of my display! I still need to perfect it but I was quite pleased with how it looked in the end. If you look closely you will see my stall neighbour, the amazing Lexi of Orangefishy Plush and her man; they were so funny and cute all day and her plushy goodies are awesome!