Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to say a huge thank you to you all for your support and friendship over the past year. I hope you and your loved ones have a lovely, relaxing and safe holiday and wish you all the best for 2011!

Love, Glitterysah x x x

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Its getting closer and closer to my favouritest time of year, halloween!! Are you going to a party this year? Getting dressed up? Or do you just love all things spooky and cute? Good, me too. So I thought I'd find some lovely halloweeny products for you to swoon over.

Firstly, here's one of mine :)

He's such a cute wee ghostie, isn't he? I'm planning on wearing this brooch all year round, but even if it'll just be for Halloween you can get your very own Spooky Ghostie Brooch over at my shop right now!

Or how about this gorgeous wee ghostie stamp? How cute?! Skull and Cross Buns makes so many amazing handcarved stamps, but this is definately one of my favourites. Perfect for adding to cards or gift bags this Halloween.

Next, we have an awesome bat pendant from Sneddonia Designs. I LOVE the gorgeous beads she's used in this, plus its a bat which is just plain cool! (You may remember my fondness of bats). Have a peak in her Etsy shop at her other amazing wire creations.

Kim of Finest Imaginary designs some amazing laser cut jewellery, one of which is this ace zombie necklace! I love the detailing, like the dangly eyeball and bite out of his head. CUTE!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Magpie Market

If you're in or near Edinburgh on Sunday, then head down to Magpie Market at The Lot, Grassmarket from 12pm where you can meet me and loads of other cool, crafty peeps!

I was at Magpie last year and it was wonderful, so am really excited to be there again this year. While you're in the area you can also visit the awesome The Spider and the Fly shop (run by Magpie Market organisers), the new Hannah Zakari shop AND a whole bunch of other awesome vintagey and craft shops nearby.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Oh my goodness...

I actually suck! I'm so sorry for being a neglectful blogger recently, can't believe how long it has been since my last post!

There are lots of exciting things coming up at Glitterysah HQ over the next few weeks:

My 1st birthday bash!
The current 30% sale across everything in the shop!
A few awesome craft markets and events
A shiny new shop website
Lots of new products that I'm currently making and designing
The launch of Glitterysah Jewellery Making Parties
And some other stuff I'm sure I've forgotten about...

I will be updating you on all of these things over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Head over to the shop and bagsy your favourites before they disappear for ever! Oh, and here's a wee sneak peak of part of my new shop design - just ordered some Moo minicards and this will be one of them :)

Hope you're all well, drop me an email shopkeep[at]glitterysah[dot]com or give us a shout on Twitter, would be lovely to hear from you xxx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

And the winner is...

...Lucy! Of the amazing Lucy Jackson Designs! Well done ma dear :D You're gonna have to pick one of those purses now hehe.

As you can see, number 3 was picked by, and according to my list Lucy was the 3rd person to enter the giveaway at 1.43pm May 24th 2010.

Well done again to Lucy (I'll be in touch soon!), and a huge big thank you to everyone who became a fan or suggested Glitterysah to friends in the last few days. You guys all rock! x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Free Stuff is the Best!

Seeing as its gorgeous and sunny and its put me in a good mood (and also cause I'm impatient!) I decided to start my giveaway early. Anyone who also follows me on Facebook will know I've been saying that when I reach 200 followers I'll do a giveaway.. well 175 is almost 200, so I decided just to start it now.

If you head over to my facebook page you can enter now! You've got a week and it couldn't be easier. The rules:

Invite your friends to like Glitterysah using the 'suggest to friends' link on the left of my page. Then leave a message there to say you've done it & what your favourite Glitterysah item is, easy! The winner will be picked after 10.30pm Sunday 30th May and will win their favourite item AND a goodybag worth £20. Sweet!

Good luck xxx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Photos and Photoshoots...

Hey folks, hope you're all enjoying the sunshine!! I can't believe how gorgeous the weather has been lately, its amazing how much it affects my mood and makes me smile. This past week has been so good, I hope its been just as sunny and gorgeous where you are!

I was at Sloan's Market with SpoiltPig yesterday and it was great to get some pictures of my handmade prettyness in the sun! Here's a couple for you to see, head over to Facebook for more.

Not sure if it's the sun going to my head or what, but I've had an idea and hopefully you can get involved! It might be a bit mad but have a wee read and leave me comments or email me if you think you can help me.

Basically, for ages now I've wanted to do some kind of proper photoshoot involving my jewellery and accessories. And lately I've been thinking how fun it would be to collaborate with folk and do some kind of joint photoshoot with all our stuff, that we'd all equally benefit from. No money would exchange hands - instead we'd be sharing knowledge, skills, experience, publicity, cake and hopefully lots of giggles!

So if you're a designer, maker, crafter, creative person, photographer, stylist, model or just someone who wants to come along and bring some cake - let me know!! I see this as being something Glasgow/Scotland based for now. We find some awesome localtion (in my mind its somewhere kitschy-retro-vintage-awesome-tastic), we all bring along some stuff (clothes, jewellery, accessories, homewares, props etcetc.), potentially some photography geek looking for experience gets clicking a camera though I'm sure we can all pitch in, maybe someone who knows stuff about lights too? Got Photoshop/Gimp/photo-editing skills? Then you can do any editing that needs done - and voila! We've got ourselves some cool indie photos that we can all use, providing credit is given to everyone involved. Get in touch through commenting here or emailing me and hopefully we can get something cool and indie orgainsed! :D

Monday, 12 April 2010

Vintage dreams...

Wow, its ages since I last blogged! And the crazy thing is I've got lots to share! I will be posting later this week about upcoming markets and schemes I'm working on, with maybe some sneaky-peak photos of new things I've been making... But in the meantime I have some folksy gorgeousness to share with you.

I've been in a mega vintage mood recently. I like to think of it as channeling my inner crazy-old-lady.. she's called Maude or Flora or something like that, and she likes gin and pearls and tea parties and cut flowers and doilies... ahem. I have been listening to loads of vintage jazz on and have been desperately hunting for some gorgeous, vintage shoes to fit my monster feet (I'm a UK size 10 which is a total bitch when it comes to buying pretty shoes). And so I thought I'd show you some of my favourite vintage finds from Folksy:

A gorgeous, cherry scented soy candle from Mr. Wick

Its not secret I love all of Trinket Box's jewellery, but I particularly love this vintage-style pendant which would look fab teamed with a vintage tea dress

If I was skinny I'd buy this dress by Neopolitan Dreams in a flash! So pretty!

Again, if I was skinny.... I LOVE this top by Tea at Aunties

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Super Sah!!!

I'm so excited that today I finally finished watching the entire Batman: The Animated Series, its taken ages cause I only watch it on my own, but I got to the end today (and then went right back to the start! I may also point out that I have watched all of them before already..... geek-face!). So to celebrate, I had a wee hunt on Folksy to find some awesome batman & bat inspired goodies, and I found some great ones!

You may think bats are rather hallowe'en-y for this time of year, but anyone who knows me well and has seen my flock-of-bats tattoo will know I LOVE bats all year round :) So here are some of the amazingly cute bats I found...

How cute is this wee guy?!!! I want him (and all his super-hero pals!) Go visit Nifty Knit's folksy shop to see them all!

And what about this gorgeous wee dude?! Want want want!! Kooky Bat Brooch by Tailor-made (she has a notebook like this too!)

If I didn't already have my bats tattoo on my chest, then I'd sooo be buying this for myself! Black Bat & Full Moon Necklace by Ich Bin.

And finally, I neeeeed this bag!! Its covered in kitschy retro kids cartoons including batman (who you can't see in this pic) - awesome-tastic! Tote Bag by Heiress Apparent.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Cute-Ass Bows

So I thought I'd share with you some pics of my new bow hair clips - I'm in love with them!! I wear them all the time and they look fab and retro with a high up ponytail, or cute and chic with a messy side bun. It doesn't really matter what your hair style is: THEY. LOOK. UBER. CUTE!!! Oh, and if that wasn't enough, they're also all made using upcycled and pre-loved tee shirts and hoodies! The cutest way to be eco-friendly! :D

Apple Blossom Bow - cute pastely shade of green, yum!

Aqua Bow - soft and puffy, big girly bow!

Green Emerald Bow - bright and kitsch!

So what do you think? If you could wear any kind of bow in your hair, what would your favourite colour, pattern or fabric be?

Thursday, 25 February 2010

You're it!

I got tagged by the awesome shellbell of Chapped Lips and All - go check out her blog its gorgeous!!

the rules of this tag are:
1. open your first photo folder
2. scroll to the tenth photo
3. post the photo and the story behind it
4. tag five or more people

Awesomes! So here's the pic...

It is a family heirloom teacup - my great granny handpainted this beautiful tea set years and years ago, and its been passed down to my mum, and I do have my eye on it :) She has several dinner services and tea sets that my great gran painted - all beautiful and unique! I took this photo randomly about a year or so ago, I think I used it on the first incarnation of my blog, before I started using blogspot.

I'm dead nosey and love looking at other people's photos. Sorry this one wasn't more arty but the tea cup itself is pretty so hopefully that makes up for it! I'm looking forward to seeing photos from these lovely people:

Abbi of Edwina.Simone
Lee of Bonbi Forest
Abi of Birdcage Creative
Maria of The Scarlet Butterfly Co.
Sophie of Trinket Box
and Kim of HipHopSideProject/ Finest Imaginary

Enjoy! x

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Winter Warmers

Wow... two blog posts in about 12 hours of each other... clearly I'm not well! ;)

Seeing as it's sooo cold outside I thought I'd warm you up with these gorgeous earwarmer headbands - renamed Lugwarmers by my besty pal Peg :) I love their new name! If you click the pics it'll take you to their page on - and I've also added them to my Folksy shop too!

Oh, and if you have 2 mins I'd really, really appreciate it if you could complete my survey. Its all about shopping and will help me make my site and prettyness much better for you! Thanks to all the lovely folks who've done it already :D

Thanks guys, stay warm!! xxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Folksy Pick-Me-Up!

Well todays been a bit of a blah poopy kinda day for me... not really sure why, I've just been feeling a bit low and uninspired... so I decided to have a quick browse on Folksy and pick out some awesome, bright and cheery goodies that made me smile as soon as I saw them! Some of these I favourited a while ago and some I just found today. Enjoy!

First up is this gorgeous resin necklace, made by the awesome Chrissy of I Love SpoiltPig! You can often find her at Sloans Market in Glasgow if you're up this way of a weekend!

Next, is this absolutely amazing clutch by Dani of NelliD. I am in love with the pinkness, sequins, flowers and pearls - pure kitschy girlietastic!

This table by Nova+Lorsten is just totally awesome... I am a sucker for anything rockabilly, 50s, Elvis etc. so obviously as soon as I saw this I was in love! I want it!! Maybe one day I'll have the pennies...

And last up is this super-cute ring by Tias Glass. It's called Weirdo - LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

2010 Review So Far...

So at the start of the year, I set a few resolutions/goals for myself and my business... I thought it was about time to review any progress I've made so far.... eek!

1) Be more professional and organised about designing, making, my website and my business

This one is difficult... I guess I'm still struggling to be confident in my ability to make this a success... However, I have started writing a business plan, which I feel is the first step in treating this seriously and looking at it from a professional point of view.. I've been very good at procrastinating when it comes to actually writing it though! I'm gonna aim to get it done by this time next month.

2) Find 3 new stockists for Glitterysah

Not any further forward with this, other than having a list of people I should contact. If you know of anyone you think might want to stock Glitterysah, or you yourself want to, let me know! All suggestions gratefully accepted :) shopkeep [at] glitterysah [dot] com

3) Have a stall at at least 2 markets

Done! So far this year I've been at Magpie Market's Dolly Mixtures in Edinburgh and Glasgow Craft Mafia's Handmade Haven in Glasgow. PLUS I'm gonna be at the next Handmade Haven in March, AND I have a list of some other markets etc. I'll be applying to as well! I was a bit nervous about the whole market/selling in person thing but so far, its been a lot of fun!! Fancy sharing a stall sometime? Just let me know!

4) Put together a new collection for the summer

I've chosen a couple of themes, have been looking at possible materials, supplies etc. I'll be starting work on this in March/April time - I can't wait to tell you more about it but you'll have to keep guessing for now!

5) Blog more often!!

Hmmmm...... I've done ok at this one, but not brilliantly. I will put in more effort this month, promise! :)

6) Despite all the above, have more of a social life and spend more time with my friends and meeting new crafty folks!

I've been to a couple of parties this month and have finally filled in my Glasgow Craft Mafia application, so slowly making some progress here! I'm on the look out for some kind of dressmaking class and some other things like this in Glasgow, so as well as skilling myself up I hopefully meet some lovely folks! :)

Soooo, for the next month I'm gonna concentrate harder on these things, and hopefully have more to report back to you at the end of March! If you wanna see what other things I've been getting up to and ticking off, go see my goals on 43things! xx

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sunshine Award!

The lovely Maria of The Scarlet Butterfly Company has given me this blog award - how nice is she?!! Very! (Sorry its taken me so long to actually post this Maria!)

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award

~ Put the logo on your blog or within your post

~ Pass the award onto 12 bloggers ~

~ Link the nominees within your post ~

~ Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

~ Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Wow, so only 12 bloggers, huh? Thats very hard, there are so many blogs I read and people who inspire me.... I've done my best to pick just 12 lovely people whose blogs deserve this, please don't be offended if you're not here! I almost definately think you rock! Or you've maybe already received this award from someone else. Go have a peak at all of these blogs, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

Andrea's blog Fit To Be Seen
Steph of Owl On The Sill
Abbi of edwina.simone
Jennifer of Magic Alice
Fairly Girly
Cinnamon Jewellery
Danni of NelliD
Lisa of noodleBubble
Lady Luck Jewellery
Hotdog and Me

Thanks to all of you for your beautiful, inspiring and awesome blogs! xxx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Free Stuff Rocks...

I've been tagged by the awesome Abbi of Edwina Simone to list 10 of my favourite free things! You can see what her 10 things were here, some very good answers that I would have to agree with. But what are mine....?

1.. cuddles! You cannae beat a good cuddle, its one of the best things, ever!

2.. Frosty sunny days. I know the weathers been a bit horrendous lately but I really do love wintery weather, especially if it means its cold and crisp with a lovely clear sky. Added bonus if theres snow!

3.. Rummaging through my bead collection. Technically I did need to buy most of the beads in the first place (or steal them or get them donated by lovely friends or inherit them from family) but I love just pouring them all into a tray or big box and literally just rummaging through, mixing them up, finding things I forgot I had or coming up with ideas for new jewellery - very relaxing!

4.. having a nap! Either curled up on the sofa or hiding under my downie, I seem to nap a lot these days!

5.. getting a bag of clothes/jewellery/random stuff given to me! My friends are awesome and I've been given quite a lot of stuff to use in the shop. Clothes that can be chopped up, broken or unwanted jewellery, bits of ribbon or bags of beads or the odd buttons you get inside clothes... Loads of awesome free stuff that I LOVE rummaging through and magpie-ing!

6.. clean hair. I've been trying to stick to a new beauty routine type thing.. basically using less nasty alcohol based products and more essential oil-based ones, and also washing my hair less.. ideally once a week. I used to wash it every day and its bad for your hair, plus it meant my colour would fade faster. I can usually get to about 5 or 6 days before I go crazy and wash it, but I'm trying to get that down to once a week. But it means the best feeling is the day I do finally wash my hair, it feels and smells amazing! I use this awesome Lush conditioner and it makes my hair so lovely and shiny and yummy-smelling :)

7.. flowers. Whether they're outside or in the house, I love flowers and they just instantly make you feel sunny and smiley. I wish we had a garden at this flat, it would be lovely to be able to have a wee flowery garden.... maybe in the next place we live.

8.. laughing. The kind of laughter where you almost pee a little and just can't stop giggling and smiling! Its usually with friends or the boy or watching something awesome or listening to a Richard Herring or Josie Long or Robin Ince podcast. And then if you remember it later on and randomly laugh out loud and people think you're a weirdo hehehe :)

9.. the boy calling me silly petnames. Like angelpie or babyface or c*ntoid (it is in a loving way I promise!) or babydoll or Sahface... hehe I don't know what it is but anytime he calls me any of these or others it just makes me smile all the way down to my tummy, I love it! (And I call him c*ntoid too, don't worry! I've probably pissed off a lot of feminists now... ah well)

And finally, 10.. a clear starry night sky. I LOVE it when you can see the stars at night. It doesn't happen often now that I've moved to Glasgow, but back home in Middle-of-the-countryside-ville you could see them at night and it just makes you feel so tiny and awestruck and smiley at the same time!

So, I'm gonna tag Sophie of Trinket Box and Suzy of Suzy Loves. Both lovely ladies who make gorgeous things, go check them out! I also tag anyone who wants to do this, just let me know or link back to me if you do! :) xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

New Year, New Start! :)

Hey folks, Happy New Year! :) Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, no matter what you got up to. I thought I'd share with you some of my New Years resolutions - I don't normally make them as they never get kept but this year I am determined! :)

1) Be more professional and organised about designing, making, my website and my business
2) Find 3 new stockists for Glitterysah
3) Have a stall at atleast 2 markets
4) Put together a new collection for the summer
5) Blog more often!!
6) Despite all the above, have more of a social life and spend more time with my friends and meeting new crafty folks!

If you're interested, you can see more of my personal goals and resolutions over at I'd love to hear what your resolutions are. I plan on revisitng this every month or so to see how I'm doing.

Best wishes for 2010 everyone! xx