Sunday, 22 December 2013

Snow Started Falling

1. Grey Stripe Bedding - Ikea, 2. The House In The Woods, 3. Saul Leiter - Early Colour, 4. Seafoam Illusion Blanket - SMUG, 5. Chunky Bamboo Knitting Needles - eBay, 6. Milkman Bag - Britstitch, 7. Socks - Topshop, 8. Chunky Wool, 9. Fox Necklace - Alex Monroe, 10. Ring Size Gauge - Cooksgold , 11. Slippers - Muji, 12. Pheasant Pajamas - Jack Wills, 13. Frankie Magazine, 14. Bag - Rib and Hull, 15. Lipstick - Topshop, 16. Tartan Blouse - Zara, 17. Necklace - Wolf & Moon, 18. Rulers - Present & Correct, 19. Scarf - Urban Outfitters

Not another Christmas wish list, geeez.

I'm afraid so boys and girls, it's that time of year!

Truthfully, I'm just thrilled to have enough holiday to have two weeks off. I'll just say that again. TWO WEEKS OFF. I haven't had so much time off in one go for years! I keep telling everyone its the end of term... talk about throwing back about a decade. I'm just so excited for seeing friends, mulled cider, cats, cheese boards, roast potatoes, my family, Christmas trees, the smell of matches, actually being able to see stars (take note London), the threat of snow, blankets and making things. I love Christmas. I have designs on making jewellery, finishing a cushion, learning to knit again and baking savoury muffins.

I'm very aware this is my first post in a very long time, unfortunately life just sometimes gets in the way, but one of my plans for next year - a new years resolution I suppose - is to dedicate more time to this. I really do appreciate that you've stuck around and are still reading. I'm actually much better at staying current with instagram, so if you would like to see more of my tom foolery, please do take a look.

Have a lovely Christmas - snuggle down in blankets and knitwear with your favourite people and a little something mulled! x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Meteorites Have Landed

The Meteorite Collection has landed! Natural quartz shards, diamonds and 
chips hung from sterling silver and gold plated chains of varying lengths.

I hope you like them!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

STYLE Lauren Laverne

This time last week I was absolutely thrilled to find my Golden Snitch necklace featured in Lauren Laverne's column in the Observer Magazine! (Yes, I did call my mum while in the Sainsbury's frozen aisle, a basket full of fajita ingredients, clutching the Observer) The feature discusses how great statement jewellery doesn't have to be expensive. And to be on the same page as some of my jewellery favourites - Tatty Devine and Wolf & Moon to name a few was incredibly exciting, it made my day, evening trumped the Wimbledon tennis final!

If you would like to read the article, but missed the magazine, it's available online here: Affordable Jewellery

The Golden Snitch necklace is currently out of stock, but never fear, the components are on order and they will be back on the website as soon as possible. If you would like me to let you know when they're available, just drop me an email at:

I don't know about anyone else, but I am so enjoying the sunshine - summer is finally here and I'm making the most of London's parks. This weekend it was Regent's Park (anything to be close to the zoo!) and last weekend it was Hampstead Heath (Florence Welch spotting!)

Anyone for a BBQ?!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me mention a 'secret' project I was working on. That perhaps might have made it sound a little more exciting than it was - it was merely a secret as it was a wedding present. Mainly it was an act of self control not post a photographic step by step on Instagram. (Ok ok, I did do that last weekend - but the wedding had been the week before, so I would hope any chance of ruining the surprise had already past!)

Generally, I'm pretty awful when it comes to wedding lists. I don't really like to be told what I should buy, especially if I like the people involved which I would wager you normally do, if you're invited to their wedding. I had been thinking about what to get Lizzie and Danny for some time; the ideas ranging from an OCD Chopping Board and gingham knife to personalised pencils imprinted with Lizzie Loves Danny and Danny Loves Lizzie (it would have been cool. And not at all cheesy. Not at all... Lizzie's would have been yellow and Dan's a natural wood. I did genuinely spend too much time thinking about it) - Then I happened upon one of my favourite books, The Gentle Art of Quilt Making. I was given this beautiful book a few years ago and am yet to make my first quilt. So naturally I became obsessed with the idea of making them one - it really would have been the perfect present. I even have a 'secret' pinterest board dedicated to the notion. Unfortunately, the more I thought about it, the more time went past and I realised that I had very little time left to try and learn a completely new skill and make something bed sized! Rather than causing myself to have a miniature mental break down - I would have been up until 5am in the morning for a month prior to the wedding and still probably would have stitched the thing to myself - I decided to instead scale right down and make them a cushion. 

Yes, compared to a quilt, it's a  bit of an anticlimax, however, when I think how long the hand stitching took - I'm really quite pleased I didn't start a quilt. I would never have completed it in time. No one wants to turn up to a wedding with the promise of a present that might make an appearance in the next 6 to 12 months. So without further ado, may I present my first foray into quilted cushion making!
The fabrics were chosen to tone with a liberty fabric, Fitzgerald. I wanted to mix florals and geometric shapes, hopefully without being too girly.
I should point out my colleagues genuinely thought I was bizarre, hand stitching this at work in my lunch break.
The zip and some of the stitching was a little bit on the un-straight/ dodgy side of things, but actually I was really pleased with the cushion once I'd finished it - I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to give it away! I'm definitely fired up to make myself one, or perhaps actually starting to make a quilt. If you fancy some inspiration, definitely check out The Gentle Art of Quilt Making, the photos alone are worth it.

(NB You've got the love was their first dance)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Passion For Fashion

When perusing the lovely What Olivia Did blog (one of my favourites) I came across the Passion For Fashion Competition, for which Olivia is actually judging. The Money Supermarket competition requires you to create an outfit for the following categories, Casual, Party and Holiday, each costing less than £200. A true sucker for pinterest and beautiful things I can't afford, I considered the gauntlet well and truly thrown and lost the next couple of hours of my life to fantasy shopping and photoshop.
Jumper: £68.50 Top: £15 Jeans: £40 Mary Janes: £30 Necklace: £35 Lipstick: £8 = £196.50

Step In To My Office, Baby

Nothing says casual to me like a pair of skinny jeans, stripes and a good knit. Teamed with these oh so lovely Mary Janes, a coral lipstick and an elegant statement necklace and you've pretty much got my dream outfit! I do sadly seem to lean heavily towards being comfortable in my old age, but the shapes and textures (boxy tee, geometric shoes, knitted necklace) in this outfit just give it that edge that push it away from dull. Plus the YMC blush sweater is swoon worthy!

Dress: £95 Boots: £60 Necklace: £45 = £200

Beauty and The Buckle

I am simply smitten with this dress.
The lace detailing is lovely and in a way, is quite unusual in comparison to the majority of lace dresses prevalent on the high street. The low back is elegant and the length is just perfect. For a party look, the lace would be nicely contrasted with more masculine biker buckle boots and this delicate white porcelain bird necklace. Hello monochrome, my old friend.

Cardigan: £98.50 Shorts: £25 Vest: £6 Bikini: £32 Sandals: £24 Blush: £10 = £195.50

Cold Harbour Road

Holiday. Beach. Cornwall. 
That's where my mind went and that's why I've featured knitwear in my holiday look! If you've ever been to Cornwall you'll know you spend one or six days of your holiday sheltered in a quaint, sea front cafe eating scones and drinking hot chocolate hiding from the rain or recovering from a slightly unwise dip in the sea. And for that, I want this outfit. The perfect 1950's pinup bikini for when the sun does put in an appearance, a simple vest and cut offs for romping across the rock pools and a pretty, not to mention warm, cardigan and elegant leather sandals that allow for a practical day of fun to be maintained without wanting to run back to your bed and huddle from the cold! 

Unfortunately I think the only thing this activity has actually achieved is my desperate need for £600 (I'll take the lot!) and a much needed holiday to Cornwall. Who's with me?!

If you've also entered the Passion For Fashion competition, please leave me the link - I'd love to see other's takes on the categories.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


These are the first few pieces from my new collection, Meteorite!
They feature rose quartz and aquamarine gemstones on sterling silver chains. Available in two lengths - 18 inches and 30 inches. I love wearing them with collars and knits, which I currently seem to live in due to the chilly weather. I've spent the majority of the wet weekend inside, though I did take a little excursion yesterday to Hampstead, daydreaming about owning one of the incredible house there - that place is even pretty in the rain! I can't believe it's Monday tomorrow and back to work - I don't know where the time goes.

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