Monday, 15 March 2010

Featured seller: Artistique

I happened to stumble upon this shop while browsing Etsy and I am glad I did :) A fellow UK resident, Artistique is situated in London and makes whimsical jewellery and accessories. I am in love with this shop ! I really wish my birthday wasn't 3 months away. My personal favourites are the butterfly necklace (I love butterflies), the clock brooch (very alice in wonderland) and the cards necklace (reminds me of when I used to play poker with my guy friends when I was 17). A lot of the items in this shop feature things like butterflies, cards, birds and other magical things.

Artistque has been on Etsy since January 2007 and accepts custom orders which is great if you love her style and want something a little bit different. The more I stare at the butterfly necklace, the more I want it. Therefore people should buy more from me so I can afford it, lol. No, seriously, ha ha :) The downside of being a poor student.

Ah well, though I cannot afford it right now, the prices in this shop are very reasonable with necklaces ranging between $10 and $26 and earrings between $8 and $18. So if you fancy some really pretty jewellery, I suggest you go take a look at this shop.

Stay tuned for my next blog entry about my first proper craft show I went to on Saturday. Ta-ta

Sunday, 14 March 2010

My very first treasury!

After watching and missing opportunities for over a week, I finally managed to nab my first treasury. It's titled All things lacy:

I love lace at the moment and already have a lace headband and top. :) Please check out my treasury here and take a look at some really talented artists on Etsy. 

That's all for now, but come back tomorrow and I'll be featuring an Etsy seller which is something I haven't done in a while but I really can't wait. Have a great day :)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Summer is on the way!

Though it is still quite cold here in Manchester, the sun has made an appearance to remind us that summer is on the way. I am really excited for summer this year, just remembering how much fun I had last year. Though I will be working on my dissertation (1714 words down, 16286 to go - woop!), I'm planning on having lots of fun. I got so silly the other day when I was in town with my mum - I wanted to buy 3 pairs of sandals from Primark. I had finally narrowed it down to two when I realised it was still February, lol. So I settled on buying a playsuit that I can wear with tights and boots now, and leggings and sandals in the summer.

Another fashion thing, I never realised that simply wearing a fun hair band can brighten your day. I have a sequinned black headband with a huge silver star and just wearing it made me smile all day. It's kinda like the one in the pic in terms of size which is by LooksGood but with just silver star. When my parents saw it on skype, they laughed but I don't care. I was saving it for a special occasion but I thought it could be sitting on my shelf for who knows how long, so I just wore it. The moral of the story is - don't let your favourite pieces gather dust or just sit there in your wardrobe, wear them.

In other news, I got a job :) I'm going to be working at a Haviana's beachwear shop. More reason to love summer. The experience will be great and it will be nice to have some extra cash again. I keep going on either book and DVD binges, RQ supply binges or fashion binges. So I am very poor. The other day it was mainly a fashion binge. I got the most gorgeous vintage dress from Ryan's Vintage on Oldham street for £12. I love it. It's a very summery dress. I also got a couple of pairs of vintage shoes for Toast Rack. One of the pairs are 1980s Dirty Dancing black t-bars. They actually have Dirty Dancing written inside which is really cool. They are already up on the shop too, so take a peek.

Also, here is the flyer for the craft fair I will be having a stall at on the 13th of this month. If anyone is in the Manchester area, come take a gander, it's for a good cause. It'll be my first craft show and I can't wait :)