Friday, 26 November 2010

I am quite excited about... scarves! If you are coming to the Craftacular on Sunday then you will be the first to see them in person. They'll be available in the shop next week:
New Scarves are almost here!


I should have posted this a little earlier in the week but time seems to be running away with me somewhat at the moment...

This weekend I am packing some bags full of Bonbi goodies and heading to the big smoke of London to set up shop at the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular, which I am very excited about. We had a great time at the summer one and I am anticipating a good fun weekend!

The Craftacular is at the York Hall in Bethnal Green (a short hop, skip and jump from the tube station!) and there will be 70 stalls selling the wares of independent designers and makers from across the country along with crafty workshops, a bar, dj's and dancing...if you are in the area do come along, it's only £2 to get in and the first 100 through the door get a free goodie bag too!

If you do come along, come and say hello to me and Mark -->

Come and see me at The BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular!

I will have a 29 project update soon for may be before I go or it may be when I get back. So much for my resolve to keep on top of it on a more regular basis eh? Anyway, either way I have lots to show you!

Friday, 19 November 2010

29 Project: Days 177 - 180

The forthcoming weekend is going to be quite busy for me I think, there will be some printing with friends, curry eating, horse duties amongst other things, and I have some new drawings swimming around in my head that I want to get down. I hope to be able to show some peeks next week...I hope everyone has a great weekend!

In the meantime, here is the latest installment of the 29 project: Days 177 - 180.

Day 177: Monday 15th November - New jewellery. I made up some batches of these today, they are detailed in my last blog post and are now available in the shop!
Day 177 - Making New Jewellery

Day 178: Tuesday 16th November - Riding. I have got Miss Pia to look after for the next couple of weeks. We are training hard for a competition at the beginning of December and she is also learning new things - flying changes & half pass for those in the know. It's very exciting.
Day 178 - Horse Duty

Day 179: Wednesday 17th November - Parade of Lights. It's not the best picture (from my phone I'm afraid) but on Wednesday evening we went to Truro's parade of lights. It had a dragon theme and there were some impressive entries! Thankfully, since it was so cold Mark and I and some friends managed to book a table at Pizza Express that was timed nicely with the parade and watched the whole thing from the warmth of the restaurant. Win indeed!
Day 179 - Parade of Light

Day 180: Thursday 18th November - I returned home from a long day to find this beautiful Rob Ryan exhibition card in the post box. My friend Laura had been to the show and nabbed one for me. She is very lovely.
Day 180 - Kissers

Thursday, 18 November 2010

New jewels...

There are new jewels in the shop, fanfare!

The first is a pretty pendant necklace based on the very popular Agate Necklaces which have all sold out. (I am trying to source some more Agates before Christmas - Stay tuned!). I found these fabulous Ametrine rough faceted slabs which are really so pretty and gave them the same vintage brass square treatment as the Agates. Nice and simple. You can see and shop these HERE.
Ametrine Pendant

My Fly High Bracelets also now come in two more colours: Blue Opal and Jet. I hope you like them...see them in the Jewels section of the shop...
Fly High - Blue Opal
Fly High - Jet

In other news, you will be able to listen to me waffle on about how I started Bonbi Forest and other things in a radio interview soon...I shall let you know when and where, when I know.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Long time no squeak! 29 project: Days 167 - 176

I have a BIG 29 project update here and apologies for the not so great quality of some of the photos...My photography is always a bit hit and miss!

It's been a busy week, what with dressage lessons on Pia, a competition, lots of printing and making and getting things stocked up for Christmas, and other familial things going on, which was ended with a fun weekend in a big house with lots of friends on a cliff top near the most southerly point in the UK. Phew!

Anyway, here you go: 29 project - Days 167 - 176...

Day 167: Friday 5th November - Sorry, it's not fireworks, I missed out on that this year. Sob! But I did get to ride Pia instead which is always fun. We had a late afternoon lesson and by the time I got home it was too late for she is with my mama waiting for me to let them out of the lorry...
Day 167 - Mama and Pia

Day 168: Saturday 6th November - Sunset over the A30. I had another lesson and the sunset on the way home was pretty spectacular. Have I mentioned that I do love the light at this time of year? (Ha, many times, I know!)
Day 168 - Fraddon sunset from the A30

Day 169: Sunday 7th November - Reviewing the lessons. I like to have any lessons I have videoed so that I can look over them again and refresh my mind with what I have learned...also to watch and see that what I am feeling from on top is right with what it looks like from the ground. Pia is learning new things at the moment so it's all very exciting!
Day 169 - Me and Pia on the telly

Day 170: Monday 8th November - Printing printing lots of Triangle Dogs today and making lots of Autumn bracelets too.
Day 170 - Triangle Dogs

Day 171: Tuesday 9th November - Spicy noodle soup! It's an awful picture, sorry, but my first attempt at noodle soup was a flavoursome (and really, really spicy) success! Yay.
Day 171 - Spicy Noodle Soup

Day 172: Wednesday 10th November - Smiling Kizzie. Mark and I went around to his mama's house to make her some food...this is her poocher, Kizzie giving us a grin.
Day 172 - Smiling Kizzie

Day 173: Thursday 11th November - Wrapped paintings. Off to a new home this week...
Day 173 - Wrapped paintings going to a new home...

Day 174: Friday 12th November - Off for the weekend! The house my friends and I stayed in for the weekend was super. It is perched on the cliff overlooking Kennack Sands down near The Lizard in West Cornwall and it was really lovely. All wood paneled walls, wood burners and sea views. Here's a (not great again!) pic of us settling in for an evening by the fire...
Day 174 - Home for the weekend.

Day 175: Saturday 13th November - We took a walk to blow away the cobwebs...there was streams to cross, lots of mud, and ponies by the beach. The rest of the day was spent with beer, knitting, crochet, magazines, curry and early hours fireworks. Ace.
Day 175 - Walking Friends

Day 176: Sunday 14th November - Sunday seaside sun. The sun came out at last and the view was beautiful!
Day 176 - Morning Sea

There are more pics of printing and walking over at my Flickr too.

Also, just a little heads up: Brass Autumn Bracelets are now back in stock and I also added a few new Agate Necklaces to the shop on Friday. You can see and shop them here: JEWELS!

Friday, 5 November 2010

29 Project: Days 160 - 166

These latest 29 project pics were meant to get to you in two separate posts, but alas time ran away with me and so now you have them all in one go. Lucky you!

Before I start, don't forget the Grand Autumn Sale I have running in the shop at the moment: 20% off all orders over £10 until midnight GMT on Sunday, just enter the code AUTUMN at checkout, easy!

29 project: Days 160 - 166...

Day 160: Friday 29th October - Friday night silliness. My cousin Chloe and her boy Justin made dinner for Mark and I, my brother, his lady and our friend Stan, and whilst out shopping for it decided she would quite like some Neopolitan ice cream for afters. Unable to find any she bought us these wafers with a Neopolitan filling. The wafers were horribly soft, the ice cream was tasty and of course we built a tower from them. It wasn't meant to look quite so, it does...
Day 160 - Wafer tower

Day 161: Saturday 30th October - New ride! After our little smash the other week mark and I were very generously given a car by a friend of his mum' nice and amazing is that?! Mark went to pick it up and now we are back to zooming about at our own whim and fancy and not having to borrow cars or beg for lifts.
Day 161 - New Ride

Day 162: Sunday 31st October - Halloween! We didn't have a pumpkin this year but went around to our friends house (whose little girl's 2nd birthday it was) and encountered this scary looking creation instead...The little birthday girl looked at it and said 'Happy birthd...?' rather more unsure than pleased with it's arrival in her kitchen!
Day 162 - Halloween

Day 163: Monday 1st November - A peek at new work. I didn't take a photograph today! I forgot!! But instead I have a screen shot of a new design I have been working on. More horses and equine friends. All shall be revealed soon.
Day 163 - Equus Peek

Day 164: Tuesday 2nd November - Hiders all wrapped. I have mentioned it before but when I sell an original piece of work, I like to send them off all wrapped in some protective hand printed fabric and wrapped up like a treat. I printed up this piece in navy and white and my Hiders drawing was sent off to it's new home looking like this:
Day 164 - Wrapped Hiders

Day 165: Wednesday 3rd November - New stones! The pretty agate necklaces I added to the shop last week sold out in a flash! The good news is that if you missed out last time I received a delivery of new beauties and will have them in the shop next week, hurrah! Look at the other gorgeousness too, I have plans afoot for those guys...
Day 165 - New Agates Have Arrived!

Day 166: Thursday 4th November - Fresh business cards and a very lovely garden sunset. I have two pictures of today because I just couldn't pick! I hand printed a fresh batch of business cards. I love all their colours when they are together...and the second picture was taken while I was prowling around the garden in the last of the sunlight taking pictures for new work. So pretty.
Day 166 - Brand New Business Cards
Day 166 - Sunset Garden

I hope everyone has a good weekend and enjoy the fireworks tonight!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

** Grand Autumn Sale **

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good weekend? Today is proving to be a bit of a busy one, I hope to have a 29 project update for you later, but it may have to wait until tomorrow, we shall see...

In the meantime with Autumn well underway, it is high time there was a little treat from me to you and here it is: The Grand Autumn Sale!!

You can receive 20% off any order over £10 if you wish, by entering the code AUTUMN at checkout until Midnight on Sunday 7th November...Sounds about right to me for gathering a few early bird Christmas stocking fillers and pressies!

Grand Autumn Sale

P.S, there is only ONE of the Agate Necklaces that I added to the site last week left! **EDIT: All sold out now!** I hope to have more before Christmas, but I'm not entirely sure when that will be...