Thursday, 8 November 2012

Did you move?

So... have you moved across to my new blog??

Be great to see you there!

And psst nosed at the website yet...

Free mini goody bag with every purchase


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Woof Beginnings

Some of you may know Lynda Norton and her passion for dogs. Or you may know her more as Bags of Swank see this amazing tote bag of hers over on Etsy.

It is through Lynda that I became aware of Woof Beginnings and their mega Christmas Auction fundraising effort. I have donated two Squintessential items to this worthy cause.

This one off Purple Octagon bracelet and some gorgeous fossil coral earrings.


They can be found here alongside some other great items.

So what are you waiting for? Go forth and bid…….. Oh and don't forget to check out my site for some great items :)


*Woof Beginnings is a not for profit organisation with the well being of dogs in mind! Their aims are to fundraise and raise awareness of independent rescues throughout the UK. If you wish to help or find out more information please visit *

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wedding Bits, Bunting and new new site!

Wow where has the time gone?

This time (12:20pm) last week my hair and makeup was being done in prep for my wedding at Budock Church for 3pm.

At one point there was a worry I wouldn’t get everything done… from the electric going to my dads car breaking down (ahem running out of fuel!) the night before on the way to the rehearsal. Drama, drama, drama!

It might have involved staying up til 2am on the eve of my wedding doing order of services and up at 7am baking cupcakes but it was worth it. The day was lovely and went by so quickly!

So…… what was the handmade elements of my wedding?

· Invitations

· Order of Services- a double sided page and a mini hymn book

· Bunting- 52m!

· Two cakes- chocolate sponge and a Victoria sponge (made and decorated)

· Dozen cupcakes

· Sourcing and designing table centrepieces (glass fishbowls with nuggets and light)

· Place and table names

· Thank you Presents are a work in progress for a few!

I’m sure I’ve missed some bits out! But HUGE thanks go to my friends Donna and Kate for their help, sister in law Em and my lovely other half Matthew. Without them in the last couple days I would have had a breakdown and the wedding stuff unfinished.

Before I forget as I’ve been ill this week it’s given me a major push to get my website live- feel free to check it out and the giveaway on the blog!

Now some photos…… enjoy….. for those who are interested will show off more when get the official photos!


Monday, 25 July 2011


Ok... quick update.... talk about leaving things late... craft fair on saturday and I'm still making up stock... what do you think about my cards? I'm not entirely sure it's a bit weird for me not using stamps in some of them.

These are not for sale anywhere yet but if anyone wants one contact me or they might be gone after the craft fair (same for my jewels!)

Thanks for reading. Hope everyone is not have the very foggy time we are!


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Mishaps and Manicness!

Well.......... some of you may know that I'm maid of honour at my friend's wedding the first saturday in August. We had picked and paid for the dress in February and only last month did we find out the shop had lost the dress! Back between the April Bank Holidays.......

Was promised a replacement but it wasn't what the bride envisioned and nor did it fit! So two and half weeks before the wedding no dress...... and the shop refusing to give a refund. But..... I am now getting one made! Lots of fittings to squeeze in.

What else have I been up to........ Mmm.... do you like my invitations? Bout 40 day and 15 evening ones to create and send in and yes each stamp is hand coloured! For privacy reasons I have scrubbed out the pertinent details sorry!

And a sneaky peek at some resin........

In only six days time I shall be doing my first ever craft fair and am I ready...... No not really. Life, Work has got in the way! But see what I managed to create over this weekend 19 items! Sounds a lot doesn't it but no not really..... Not sure if any will make it into the folksy/etsy shops this week so if see something you like send me a message!

My own wedding is about 14 weeks away and sooooo much left to do. Am meeting the florist on Tuesday and the only idea I have is an orchid and lilly waterfall bouquet. Yes I am supposed to be doing this on a budget so any ideas appreciated.

Hope you all are having a lovely sunday.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Early Bird....

... catches the worm as the old saying goes.

Today I'm going to highlight one of the promotional threads that is happening on Folksy. The "One Day Sale" where there are quite a few bargains reduced for just one day.

To find these bargains click here and to see a taste of today's watch the pictures....

Mine is this heart bracelet and earring set for only £5! (Usually £8). Have a peek at some of the other great items- as the blog provider is still not working properly click on the shop names at the end to go to their wonderful items.

Thanks for looking everyone!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Celtic Inspiration

Ok I am almost upset that one of the wedding rings I've fallen for can't be shaped around my engagement ring. Why did I have to pick a twisty shape!?

I quite liked this one but sadly the search must continue.

I love Celtic designs so decided to show you some of my favourites I've seen on my travels around Folksy... I am having some minor issues with blogpost at the moment so please click on the link underneath the picture and sorry I can only have one picture per row!

Clover Jewels Celtic Fall Beaded Locket

I saw these rosary beads today and aren't they gorgeous (slightly off theme but they deserve to be shown!)

And this feature wouldn't be complete without some dragons!

I hope you enjoyed this little post- if only for the quirks of blogpost it might have been more spectacular. Any ideas on celtic wedding bands please let me know.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to check out my etsy and folksy shops....