Thursday, 25 June 2009

Kanena and excitement!!

If you are after an earthy, boho, surfer girl vibe this summer then head on over to the Emporium to check out all of the gorgeous new jewellery I have added to the store from Kanena!!

These beautiful jewels are all hand crafted using natural pearls and gemstones and combining them with glass and wood...just so lovely, you can almost smell those balmy beach summer evenings just looking at them!

See and shop all of these and more HERE!

Oh yeah, and my exciting news that I was (not so) discreetly blabbering on about yesterday? My beau Mark and I are getting married next year!!! there was no bended knee or anything, just some awesome decision making by the pair of us...we have been together for nearly 11 years (proper teen sweethearts we were) so it's really about blinkin' time! Yay!

(See? I said it was exciting for me and probably not so for you but I have been struggling to keep it quiet until I had told everyone I hold dear - at least I think I have told everyone!!). I promise not to become a wedding bore in the meantime but I may show you pretty stationary and flowers and stuff occasionally in the run up...Just let me know if I go OTT! :)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Another newness round up...

It's been a bit of a busy week or so around here and I've been putting LOADS of lovely new things in the store which you can see a snippet of below...I hope all of you UK peeps have been able to get out and about and enjoying the sunshine as it is meant to be showery come the weekend. Traditional Glastonbury weather (to which I am not going) it seems!

So here is another quick round up of all the loveliness that has been added to the store recently. I thought it best to get it in as the next few days are going to be rather hectic with dressage lessons and competitions for 4 days in a row! I also have some very exciting personal news that I am struggling to keep a lid on -'s probably not that exciting for you guys but it is exciting for me anyway and a suitable thing to share on the blog none the less :) - but I haven't had the chance to tell all of my dearest yet so that will have to wait...eep!

So, new things:
New fantastic tees for guys and girls from Pinecone and Chickadee...There are more angry pandas, swooping birds, moonlit wolves and whales. You can see and shop them HERE.
Mens Organic Whale Tee: £15

Womens Wolf Tee: £18

We also have these CUTEST mobiles in from The Butter Flying! They all have little puffy fluffy clouds and brightly coloured rain drops and starting at just £9.25 would brighten up the darkest corner of any room. Shop for your favorite HERE!
Rain of Colours Mobile: £9.25

Spring Rain Clouds Mobile: £15.85

Plus there is a whole new collection of sweet and quirky jewellery in store from Pequenio Craft! These little lovelies are made from paper illustrations that have been laminated and sit alongside the prettiest faceted acrylic beads...They are available HERE!
Celeste Paper Doll Earrings: £15

Miss Poppies Necklace: £15

Last but not least I have the last few tees from Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's library tour in stock too...I will not be making any more of these ever so once they are gone they are gone and there isn't many left peeps so get one while you can from HERE!
Mens Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Library Tour Tee: £15

Womens Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Library Tour Tee: £15

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Can't stop listening to:

I was lucky enough to catch Nancy Elizabeth playing at Miss Peapods in Penryn a few months back at a show organised by my friends, Ho-Hum productions and that night the poor girl wasn't feeling too great, but enchanted the room with her soft vocals and pretty guitars...Only recently have I had her album Battle and Victory to listen to properly and it has totally blown me away all over again with its haunting sounds of harps, harmoniums and guitars alongside horns percussion and cello and lyrics of love lost and heartbreak.

I really do recommend a listen! Hear some of the tracks HERE at her Myspace...

Saturday, 13 June 2009


At last, time was found...
Hello friend...It's been a while.

It's amazing what distracts you :)

Thursday, 11 June 2009

New things...

Since I have been consistently lame on blogging lately I have been neglecting to mention all of the lovely new things that have been going into the store over the last week or so...there are lots of new jewels and accessories from our lovely consigners, so here's a l'il round up for ya-->

Beautiful, beautiful delicate jewellery from Ebony and Ivory made from vintage charms featuring little fruits, dice, animals and lots of blooms in gorgeous colours:
Ebony and Ivory Flower and Vintage White Butterfly Earrings: £20
Ebony and Ivory Cat and Yarn Bracelet: £30
Super stitched awesomeness from Custom Made, including a cute tweet brooches, scary Yeti, and little doll faces. Plus the Black Russian Doll necklace has been re-stocked too:
Custom Made Tweet Brooch: £7.50
Custom Made Russian Doll Necklace: £18.50More of the popular I Heart Tea necklaces from Emma Ferguson along with more embroidered loveliness...little dogs and anchors:
Emma Ferguson Little Brown Dog Necklace £16.50
Emma Ferguson Blue Anchor Necklace: £16.50Gorgeous anti-landfill jewellery from Kirsty Kirkpatrick. Beautiful pieces made from broken jewellery and recycled components...if you want something truely unique and eco friendly then these are the jewels and accessories for you :)
Kirsty Kirkpatrick Turquoise Lucite Pin Brooch: £13
Kirsty Kirkpatrick Dark Amber Bead Bracelet: £16Plus even more lovely beaded and charm jewellery from Alice Taylor, Snappy Sausage and Cat and Bang too!!
Alice Taylor Charming Necklace: £24
Alice Taylor Swarovski Heart Crystal Earrings: £9.50
Snappy Sausage Chunky Heart Locket Bracelet: £17
Snappy Sausage Fly Away Home Necklace: £16Cat and Bang Good Luck Charm Bracelet: £23
Cat and Bang Yellow Flower Stud Earrings: £6
Plus there is lots more from each of these artist in the store too!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ways to wear it!

Psst! A little showcase of one of my favorite items in the store :)

I have just received this great image showcasing all of the ways to wear one of the brilliant Stolen Thunder Tassels that we have in the accessories section of the store. Made from butter soft leather they are such versatile pieces and will be super for summer...we have them in hot pink, turquoise, white and deep purple. Snap yours up HERE!!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Some finds for you...

This weekend just gone we took a trip up to Devon to see some of Marks family which was lovely, except for the rain on Saturday...oh the rain! So torrential! Especially since we went to a charity event in a marquee, luckily there was plenty of Devonshire beers on hand to warm the cockles :)

On Sunday since we were in Devon we took a trip down to the Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair which was a very enjoyable event indeed with a very high standard of work.

One of my highlights of the show was meeting Bonbi Forest consigner Victoria Lindo who's work I find so adorable. She had a selection of her baby bird brooches and baby cats there for sale (as do we in the Emporium!) as well as some of her amazing appliqued artworks...

Another favorite was Rebecca Eardley who makes gorgeous jewellery out of cut coins. The imagery is beautiful with a really vintage and unusual feel:

I also fell in love with Penny Leaver Green's imagery of delicately stitched birds which she uses to explore themes and ideas in childrens stories and fairytales...

It was also hard not to ignore the AMAZINGNESS of Robert Race's toys:

And this lovely Fox and Hens ceramic set from Katrin Moye based on the children's book 'Rosie's Walk':

Oh so much loveliness :)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Easing back in...

My, it's been a while since I blogged again (again!) but things have been a little crazy since the Grazia blurb came out and I have been holed away making hundreds of bracelets...If you wanted one then you better hurry as they are nigh on all sold out and only available in silver now over at The Shop Floor Project --> HERE! They certainly were a hit!

Anyways, I just thought I'd start back into being a bit more regular on this here blog with a few pics of a wonderful walk Mark and I took last night to soak up the rest of the sun before it turns cold again as it forecast for this weekend. I hope the rest of you have been able to get out and about and enjoy the sun a little. Goodness knows this country could do with a good summer this year...

I love all of the weird little plants that live on top of the pretty and hardy at the same time :)