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