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My new hobby

Because I clearly don’t have enough to do with all of the resin casting and cross stitching I do, I’ve decided to take up another craft 😉

This is my first attempt at a Decopatch bangle which I got as a kit from The Decopatch Place. I got so addicted to glue and paper that I then went on to make these bedroom name blocks for week old baby Maisie and almost due baby Alfie from some old MDF table legs…

And now I’m going to start selling decorative embroidery hoops for framing finished fabric and embroidery works. Lots of people are using embroidery hoops to finish off their pieces now, rather than just keep tension, so I thought these could go down quite well on Etsy! Once I have made a few I will revamp my abandoned shop and send out a few press releases and see how we go! You know, because I haven’t got enough online shops already either, what with my new supplies shop on Folksy which I am slowly duplicating over on Etsy

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In resin news, I have placed an order for quick setting resin to stock! It sets and can be demoulded in 4-5 hours normally, but with the aid of heat boxes which will be stocked a little later in the year, pieces can be demoulded in just an hour- wow. This means I will soon be adding workshops to my shop for August/September time. The only reason why I haven’t at this stage is because I don’t know if I will have moved by then as we are buying a house! The estate agent’s estimate is that we will be moving at the end of July, however we haven’t had the mortgage finalised yet so it could take a bit longer, hence the uncertainty.

Spotlight on… Lolly Jo Lolli

I really like the use of resin and colour in these items, make sure you visit her Etsy shop!

Spotlight on… Wanna BE

No Cross Stitch update this week cos… umm… I didn’t do any. But I do want to show you someone else’s work- this time it’s Wanna BE on Etsy. I love lace patterns and doilies made modern, so this jewellery really appealed to me!

More office prettiness buys!

I bought this printer’s type tray from Mr Tom on Etsy, then popped a hanger on the back to hang it on the wall. Just need to fill it up with trinkets now!

I also bought this, it’s a fern growing inside a Kokedama- a moss ball for growing bonsai. It’s rather unusual and I got it from arkwoodUK also on Etsy!

Spotlight on… Una Odd

I love this beautiful acrylic jewellery from Una Odd and the combination of a synthetic material with natural patterns. Here’s some of my favourites…

Spotlight on… Wild Life Prints

I really need these in my office! There’s so much lovely artwork out there I am a little spoilt for choice, but I have plenty of blank wall to fill!

Wild Life Prints on Etsy

Spotlight on… The Clay Pony

I was looking on Etsy for resin figurines and the creations by The Clay Pony popped up! I can imagine developing a little woodland collection on a shelf and adding to them every now and again… in fact I might just have to do that! They come in pastels, metallics, black glittery and transparent colours.

Spotlight on… Ljlh Designs

I just love this unusual paper based jewellery from http://www.etsy.com/shop/ljlhdesigns that I discovered when making a paper themed treasury last week. I’ve not done a spotlight in a little while so I thought I’d give you a peek! Visit the link to the shop to see more designs and colours.

Spotlight on… Emma Gerard

I spotted these fantastically realistic glass versions of jelly sweets on Etsy at http://emmagerard.etsy.com and had to share with you- aren’t they brilliant?!

Spotlight on… Jujulee

It’s been a few months since I last featured laser cut jewellery, so I think I’m allowed to show you some more! This time it is Etsy seller jujulee’s turn. My absolute favourite pieces are the”diamond” rings. Very cute and inexpensive!