Thursday, 30 April 2009

New Shoes

New Shoes

Sad as it may be nothing gives me more joy than shoes! I am aware of my addiction and have come to terms with the fact that lots of shoes do not make you a happy person ! But, I am sorry shoes do make me happy , and this is a weak shameful and shallow side of me . For the last year I have really curbed my shoe-addiction, but I have had enough . Enough of wearing my comfy, scratched, red knee high boots because it is Spring and from a health perspective it is not good to keep your feet thermally insulated.

So I bought these little Spring/Summer lovelies in Brighton at the weekend. I adore them and they are versatile to wear at work at home and look divine. They come from a cool shop in the Northern lanes called Yoma. Lots of gorgeous clothes and shoes all designed in Brighton (unsure where they are made -hopefully of ethical practice). The clothes have a sort of 60's swing / rockabilly vibe and so do the sales assistants.

Cannot wait to go back to window shop of course.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Happiness is.........................

Happiness is................................................. neglecting your etsy shop for some time, only to find a sale! What a joyous moment ! I have been purposely avoiding my shop in order to refresh my ideas as I was losing my creativity and verging on becoming a mass (well not quite mass) production robot. I would sometimes look at the very successful shops and feel slightly despondent with my own work and consider ways to sale lots on a weekly basis. It will never happen, so I have aimed to avoid putting any work in the shop until I am good and ready!

The down side was that some of my items became redundant/ unsold and I did not feel the need to re list. However I have thrown caution to the wind and renewed some of my summery items, because they may not of sold but I think they are damn gorgeous!!!! The photos are of some of my fav dresses!
It is amazing how one sale can lift your spirits ( I am even more amazed that someone stumbled across my shop!! :))

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Early Morning Art

Most people are either a lark or an owl. I fall under the nocturnal group, due to the fact that I stay up until the small hours, and find it really difficult to go to bed at a "normal" time. I wake early due to the fact that I have little people, but I am not fully awake until I have a pint of coffee!

My son is most definitely a lark, he happily goes to sleep early and bounces out of bed at the crack of dawn.

Last night I was far too tired to put away my crafty materials and left them safely on my craft table. This morning I was not awaken by the demand for breakfast , but presented with a "embellished sock" from my little boy. Obviously the array of my craft bits n bobs , created a burst of creative inspiration for my sons abstract sock art! I told him he is a very clever little artist (but I did not question his use of all of my yellow bows- it was for the sake of art).