Sunday, 22 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
I've also applied to do my first craft fair in Sheffield, I'm just waiting to hear from them as to whether I've been accepted. with the amount of fantastic jewellery sellers out there i doubt very much if i will, but fingers crossed, a good friend works at the venue where it's being held so if i do get to do it, i will be calling on him for moral support!
Thursday, 29 January 2009
I have a couple of things in the pipeline and I'm just waiting for more info before i can get giddy and tell everyone, I have my fingers crossed.
Ordered some more business cards last night from vistaprint and was thinking of one of there websites, if anybody has one I'd love some feedback as to what they're like, I'm currently with freewebs but not really impressed, it's ok but you can't do a lot with it.
I hope to add some favourite things tomorrow.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
kangaroo or dog?
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
booked the car in today for it's MOT, finger's crossed it won't want anything doing cos I'll be paying in chocolate buttons!
I've found some lovely items today on folksy and misi, my wishlists are growing every second,
firstly please visit Lauren's shop, i tried to pick one item but really struggled, everything is so beautiful
I also found these candles yesterday by "the pink fairy cake" on misi
find them here
you might have noticed duplicate pics on here, that's cos I've not figured out yet how to delete them!! any help greatly appreciated
it's by Dan Jackson, a photographer that sells his wares via etsy,and folksy among others.
here's another of his pics, from his more "serious" collection
it's a stunning photo of a willow tree in the snow? or is it? go and see his shop to find out the twist.
you'll find him here;
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
but at the moment I seem to have writer's block, or whatever the jewellery equivalent is.
cream chandelier earrings in sterling silver.
I did manage to book my next trip to the I.O.W to see my best friend who lives down there, I booked a gorgeous beach hut right on the edge of the..well..beach! doh
I thought it would be ideal for Gracie to just wander out the door and go for long walks on the beach, also nice for me too, lol
another plus point is the beach cafe is right next door so we can roll out of bed and order a cooked breakfast, that's my plan anyway.
Gracie has not yet learned to come back when called, if she sees a bird she'll chase it and run for miles, well out of view, so i can't let her off the lead yet which is really frustrating, not sure how to drill that instinct out of her either because she's bred for bird hunting. still working on it, while embarrassingly shouting my head off when she does get off.
I've tried everything imaginable, even my best rib-eye!!!
Monday, 19 January 2009
this is forest floor from "glassprimitif" on folksy, i love the colour and it looks so tactile
I also love this cupcake dog collar, my pup gracie would look lovely in it and i love cupcakes, what's not to like?! it's by "very vintage designs" on folksy
this bracelet is by TJ GEMS on misi and the colours are sooo pretty, i think it's beautiful. http://www.misi.me.uk/product_desc.php?user_id=5739
I've never had a blog before so not quite sure where to go with this,
I'll start by explaining where CATS WHISKERS the name came from, (while eating my terry's choc orange, mmm..)
It all started 12 years ago when i rescued my first cat, Thomas, he was wandering the streets as a kitten and someone had taken him in and we paid 10 star wars tazo's for him, then came "Chewy" (named by my star wars mad ex, !)
he was thrown into a lake with the rest of his litter fastened in a carrier bag weighed down by bricks, luckily someone saw this happen and rescued them, but only two were alive, chewy was rescued and sent to thornberry where he spent a year, being re-homed and sent back because they couldn't cope, then i went along and saw him, he tried ingratiating himself to me by kissing me urgghh! but i took him anyway.
obviously he was extremely traumatised and we had a hard time just trying to get him to come out from behind the cupboards, still now, 11 years later he only trusts women, and has only just started coming up on my knee, but he's come miles since i got him,
my ambition was to be a psychologist and animal psychologist but life got in the way and so i didn't continue my studies, anyhow all this came in handy helping chewy to trust again
then came Monty, he was being put down at the vets cos he was blind, he was only 7 weeks old and so i took him home too!
then came Lenny (a girl) she was found playing on the motorway with a shoelace, someone fetched her to me to re home and she stayed!
Missy and tinker were next and then Ruby, a tiny kitten, she was in the paper because she had been rescued from a gang who had painted her in marker pen and set her alight, luckily it was superficial burns, she had no whiskers etc... and the white fur was all blue, but it wore off and she came to live with me.
so as you can see i love cats and thought my jewellery making name should reflect this and so... "the cats whiskers"
anyone still here?!
I'll post a few pics when i figure out how to
that's it for now, run out of choc orange