Friday, 30 April 2010

In print!

Tattered Rose and friends have been mentioned in the first issue of a new magazine, Creative Beads and Jewellery, how exciting!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

lovely lampshades

Not a phrase I find myself using very often! These gorgeous retro style lampshades adorn the ceiling of a bar in Nottingham that recently held a student fashion show. I was, however, more interested in the beautiful lampshades than the beautiful people!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Watch the birdie

In real true life he's actually more blue in colour (note to self, must save up for better camera!) He's a new venture into the world of cut Stampbord. He's a brooch so will sit really nicely on a blazer or cardi, especially good for this 'do I need a coat today' weather that we're experiencing at the moment!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Lessons with Lemur...

Lesson 1: Knitting

Select your yarn

Find the end

Erm...........get fed up and walk away when it gets tangled

Ask for help!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


This box of goodies came courtesy of Mr Eric Madeley. He does watch and clock repairs in a local villiage and I thought of asking him if he had any internal watch or clock bits for me to experiment with. Well no sooner had I said that when super mum had enquired on my behalf and informed me that there was a package waiting for me! Now it's just how to detatch the bits I want from the bits I don't want! Jeff suggested I use his selection of mini screwdrivers (from a Christmas cracker) not really the tools for the job! Dad, can I borrow yours?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

My little babies...

All lined up and ready to go! These mini tiles are destined for goodie bags to be given away to lucky attendees of the NottSoDependent fashion show tomorrow. It looks set to be an exciting night with lots of very talented people showcasing their hardwork. Can't wait!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

I (Heart) Betty's!

Just back from a fabulous hen weekend in the great city of York. We had an amazing time organised by the sister of the bride to be, she did a fantastic job, the hen had surprise after surprise. All eleven of us got on really well despite the fact that some of us had never met before. We had lots of things in common and enjoyed shopping, eating and laughing till we had face ache! To finish off the weekend we had afternoon tea at Betty's which is one of my favoutite places in the world, their window display of macaroons was amazing (and clearly worked well as they had sold out!) I did, however, come away with a gorgeous (but empty) macaroon gift box in pistachio green!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Anyone for tea?

This fabulous book is my Easter gift from Mum. It's full of the most gorgeous pictures and recipes for different themed tea parties. I can't decide which one to do first, I quite like the sound of a Russian tea ceremony with Russian caravan tea (and iced lemon vodka!)

Monday, 12 April 2010

I'm on etsy!

It's finally happened!

I now have some necklaces in my new etsy shop, racheltatteredrose how exciting! I've included 4 stambord pendants in a variety of colours and hope to add more soon.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Look what the cat dragged in...

She came inside all by herself..........................honest! We call her lemur (due to her stripey tail) She's beautiful and very affectionate, constantly head-butting my hand for a stroke!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

After the chocolate...

This is what the Easter bunny droped off for Jeff. Knowing that Jeff isn't one for fussy designs or bright colours I had a quick word and advised slate grey with duck egg blue (note the egg connection!) Although it looks quite classy on the outside, inside was a packet of mini eggs, which he shared with me...that's love. If it was the other way around I'm not sure how it would have turned out, mini eggs are my favourite (never mind, we'll never know!)

Our niece baby Holly had this little card, (punched fluffy bunny with patchwork ears!) along with a chocolate button filled chick called Charles. I think her Mum and Dad will be helping her with that though as she's only 14 months old!

Mum and Dad both had goodies as well but I forgot to photograph those! I had a fab waistline saving Easter treat from Mum, I'll explain more soon...

Monday, 5 April 2010

Blue Bird

Proof that I haven't forgotten how to make pendants! Had a big spring clean today (assisted by Jeff) or should I say I assisted him?! He forced me to be quite ruthless which goes against all of my natural hording instincts. It does look and feel much better now though, I have plenty of space to work!