Earrings

So I’ve mentioned my earring making stint previously here & below are some (not all!) of the fruits of my labour… 



I also made a pair with aventurine chips but I gave them to my friend Faye to match her green eyes! The last pair is the pair I wore to this wedding but the first two pairs will be available in my Etsy shop when I go live. I love doing these wire-wrapped gemstone earrings, they’re so simple to make & very pretty. Once I’ve got some new supplies in I’ll put together a D-I-Y tutorial for you!

(The fruits of my efforts a couple of summers ago).

*Keep an eye on my sidebar today the ‘Grab A Book’ list will be going IS up! See here for details xox

**UPDATE: Earrings in pictures 1 & 2 now available in my Etsy shop!



Blog Crush #3

I love her photography, tutorials, adorable home & quirky personal sense of style, her cute collections & her blue hair! Kaylah’s blog The Dainty Squid is another eye candy blog crush of mine…

This weekend I went away to Bristol with these girls…

For Pinchy’s birthday (she’s the one on the left, Vaida in the middle & me on the right) we went to Bristol which was awesome! This pic is from when we went in November. This time we went to a karaoke bar, Kobe, & it was so much fun! On the Sunday we went to lunch at Jamie’s which was lovely.
All in all I’ve had a good few days and for once I’m looking forward to the weekend (I’m then on holiday)!
See previous Blog Crush here x

Red… Yellow… Blue??

So politics isn’t something that I would ever usually talk about. To be quite honest it’s something that I don’t really pay any attention to. To be honest I’m 32 years old & I’ve never voted. As a child I grew up under the Conservatives & Maggie T & as an adult I’ve lived my life under Labour with the charismatic American-loving Tony Blair & the not-so Gordon Brown. In my own reality there hasn’t been a huge difference between the two. Margaret Thatcher provided us with a strong female role model, privatisation and a decline in the manufacturing industry, New Labour finished it off for her. Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ didn’t seem that different to the Conservatives before them to me. It’s only now, after a few years struggle that you see the evidence of Labours social ‘for the people’ policies… but is it too late?

This year, with the televised Leadership Debates, interest has surged, particularly against younger people & those in my age group who haven’t really paid attention before. Nick Clegg is hugely popular & the Liberal Democrats are a force to be reckoned with. I’m quite lax & never really watch the News but now I’m glued to the screen & I’m buying the paper every day! We have so many issues to address right now in this country & people want change but it’s very difficult to figure out who’s really going to give us that. And will it be for the better or for worse?

There is so much that needs addressing right now… immigration, classroom sizes, unemployment, the recession, illiteracy, poverty, outsourced businesses, housing, the economy… & on a personal level, who will benefit us more? Mr J runs his own (small) business, we rent because we can’t afford to get on the housing ladder, we haven’t got children yet but are planning to in the next year or so, I earn over £20k so am likely to get hit by Labour in taxes, but Mr J’s small business will be a financial struggle under the Conservatives… & the Lib Dems? I have absolutely no idea! Well on Friday we’ll find out whose turn it is to run the country… I have butterflies in my tummy!

(all pictures sourced from weheartit)