Monday, 28 February 2011

All packed up and ready to go

A sparkly bundle of Tattered Rose pieces have been wrapped up ready for an adventure!  All will be revealed soon but I can say it will be very exciting!

Today has been very productive, I've had a fabulous meeting with Chloe Adlington of Love Making It.  It's great to get together with a like minded person and chat about your favourite things!

So all in all, a great start to the week!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Inspiration overload!

I have been very lucky this weekend and had the chance to stay at Colwick Hall!  It is fabulous, I didn't realise how fabulous it was going to be and so didn't pack my camera!  I did, however, have my phone camera as backup so here are some pictures of the 'best bits'.........

The decor and details, inside and out are beautiful.  From the wallpaper to the amazingly ornate frames, mirrors and gorgeous soft furnishings, I saw inspiration everywhere I looked!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Friday Sparkle #1!

Here's the first in the new Friday Sparkle series!  Something to set the mood for the weekend ahead.  Everyone needs a bit of bling ready for the weekend, and here's my suggestion!
Whatever you may be up to this weekend, enjoy it! x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A touch of gold.........

Here are some of the results from my first venture into working with gold tones.....!

There will be more to come as I seem to have acquired more than I thought...........better get back to work!

Please let me know what you think..................

Monday, 21 February 2011


Here are the pieces of treasure I've gathered together in order to do an antique gold collection for Tattered Rose Bridal..........

Watch this space for the completed creations..........

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Going for gold...

I've had some fabulous, vintage, antique gold coloured pieces of 'treasure' for a while and I've decided they deserve to be used!
Silver has always been popular but in the recent trend for all things vintage, warm metallics like gold and bronze are making a come back.

I've found a fabulous tool online that had hundreds of gorgeous images and allows you to make an inspiration board
Credits (column 1 from top) Jessica Claire, Aruna B, Max Wanger
(column 2 l-r) Corbin Gurkin, Julie Mikos, Shannon Renee, The Nichols

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Meet and greet....

Check out the March issue of Beads and Beyond magazine!  After winning the mixed media category in the Jewellery Maker of the Year competition, they asked me to do an interview.

It was a really good exercise as it made me realise how far I've come in my creative life.  Seeing all of my work on a double page spread is weird but very exciting! Another one for the scrapbook!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sweets for my sweet........

Happy Valentine's Day!  I decided to make some chocolates for Mr B this year..............

The making of the chocolates didn't take very long, however, finding a box for them to go in did!
  I decided on a shiny gold one with the plan being to cover it in brown paper.  This proved quite difficult and it would have been quicker to make the whole box myself, never mind, I'll know for next time!
The finished chocs looking very cozy in the covered box.  There are even some left over (they didn't fit in the box............honest!)

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's evening x

Friday, 11 February 2011

Wedding Event with a Difference

Last Sunday I had a stand at Save the Date Magazine's Wedding Event with a Difference.

 My stand (check out the gorgeous exposed brickwork, perfect backdrop!)

It was an interactive event so I set up a little making station.  People seemed to like it and hopefully it re-enforced the handmade element.

I got some great feedback, everyone seemed to love the vintage elements and the fact that the pieces had character.  I can't wait for the next wedding fair in April!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

I'm back!

Thanks to my brother-in-law, I have my computer back and working! Yipee!  I don't think I realised how much I used it until it was gone.  I did have Millie to keep me entertained though...

Isn't she lovely!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Computer issues!

Just a quick post to let you know that my computer has been hit by a virus, therefore I may be a little quiet until things get sorted.  Fingers crossed!