Day 2

Great day at home with the little bambinos! A bit late to mega blog but I did create a cute little stacking ring to keep me motivated which I hope you like 😊 ‘keep going 2014’

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New creations!

I have made an amazing discovery!

So in the past I have been using silver plated wire for my slim bangles when in fact my favourite metal was sat waiting for me! Personally when I slip a bangle onto my hand that is where it stays, along with a few others it will stay there through sleep, shower and everyday life. I send out a jewellery care card with all my bangles stating that over time it will tarnish! Well, I may have found the best solution. Aluminium! This is silver coloured throughout…I can hammer, bend, twist and create beautiful bangles with a metal that should (I am hoping) stay the same for a much longer time if not years! I am fairly new to this wire but I think that this one is a keeper!!!

Oooo I am excited because these are just beaut!

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Sharing the love – Made at Home with Love

I must share an absolute gorgeous page I stumbled upon on facebook earlier today. A page filled with the most beautiful creations,from bespoke box frames, hand made cards to decorated wooden letters finished off with so much love and attention to detail. My total favourite though has to be the wonderful dandelions…as I already have a slight obsession with this lovely little weed these caught my eye and I was hooked and now I neeeeed my own set!!!

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Aren’t they just the most darling little creations?!

Find these on Facebook under the page name Made at Home…

Link: https://www.facebook.com/MadeAtHomewithlove

Taken from my Etsy homepage…

BeautyA Dream…

I love Christmas! Since having my children Christmas has become so magical again and the giving of gifts to special people is just so exciting. One year the children and I decided to make each family member a Christmas cracker. Making these was fabulous fun but the gift inside took more thought. It was then I remembered seeing string bracelets somewhere back in my university days so I thought “what better than a Christmas wish”! And so the journey began…

I found the bits ‘n’ bobs needed for the crackers and these turned out to be a ‘cracking’ success (sorry bad joke!). But I just couldn’t stop there…making more of these bracelets and finding that my family and friends absolutely loved them it was the beginning of my little oswell&rose…

The name of my shop has somewhat changed over the course of the two years as it always focused on what I was selling rather than being a brand name. I decided to change it once and for all and what better than the middle names of the biggest ‘little’ inspirations in my life. Stanley Oswell and Sophia Rose…’oswell&rose’. I loved it and so did everybody else.

When I opened my little shop I was working full time and now I have managed to reduce down to three days a week giving me more time with my creating and quality time with my family. A huge risk which was frightening but one well worth taking. With amazing support from my husband who is always there to hold bits of string, trim ribbon, stamp cards, try jewelry items on and give his expert opinion on my little creations I have so far succeeded and I am loving it.

Constantly searching for new ideas, new little dreams and wishes I can add to my shop I know this is only the beginning and what the future holds is unknown but just so exciting!

I hope you love my little shop as much as I do xxx

Fabuloso!

What an amazing day! I went to a beautiful house which had an amazing yurt in the garden. Taking place in the yurt are 20 minute massages by a wonderful lady (with the most calming yogic voice I have ever heard), a d these massages I was told were simply lush. I unfortunately was not lucky enough to have one as I was inside with a stall full of my own little creations.

I have done quite a few craft fairs now and they have all been great. This one today was somewhat different. For starters, as I mention it took place in somebody’s home, and just 6 stalls, and free tea and coffee it was so unique to any I have done before.

My day started a bit shakey. As i was leaving my house for some strange reason I simply let go of one handle of my basket dropping bits all over the cold, damp garden path and causing a huge scratch on my hand, after driving straight passed the location I finally arrived, opened the car door and a few more bits fell out of my car….deep breath and carry on…oh and also as I arrived and reversed into my parking spot, I very nearly ran over a lovely little black dog which appeared suddenly and made my heart pound like drums. But then I was greeted by a kind lady and shown to my stall; passing by a happy Buddha by the door and so many inside this felt so calming, easing the eventful morning (!). I was led to a room overlooking an amazing garden which then looked over fields which stretched for miles, simply stunning and views you forget to appreciate.

Other stall holders arrived and were so friendly, some I knew and some I just met. Surrounded by hand made soaps and creams, woodcraft, christmas reefs and beautiful handmade glass made into gorgeous jewellery. These crafts are so creative and unique I felt lucky to be where i was.

As the guests arrived I greeted them with a slightly sheepish “hello” and the response from every single one was just so beautiful. Holding conversations about yoga, therapies, everyday life, family and friendships. So many lovely compliments about my little creations made me feel so happy I couldn’t help but smile. I sold a lovely set of mala beads to a lovely, smiley lady; she said that she has always wanted a set and she was so pleased she now has one. It was such an amazing feeling knowing that I had made someone feel like that through something I have created. I just love making these beads; the children sleeping sweetly, the tv off, just quiet, me and my kit…surrounded by colourful gemstones, wooden beads and decorative charms creating these sets of Malas is so calming and a perfect time to collect thoughts and clear the days worries or reflect on the laughs. Sweet!

So, back to today! Beautiful location, beautiful people, a beautiful sunny day ( although a little nippy outside), but the sun was shining and the sky was blue. The angels were definitely looking out for us today.

One of the moments has to be when the lovely host, who made us so welcome said that she has read my blog! I was amazed! With only a few entries and my lack of creative writing I was blown away and with this I have become inspired, motivated and just so touched. Thank you for making my day and thank you for inviting me to your lovely event.

It was fabuloso!!!

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