Sunday, 20 June 2010



My wonderfully talented housemate has photographed my jewellery collection ready for me to share with the world and I am so happy I can't describe it!

I have found a new love for all of my work after seeing them this way... Here's a sneaky peek at a few ... I should wait until they are up on my website but I can't... what do you think?

Necklaces : from £15.00 each
Cheeky Lil Studs : £5.00 each
Danglies : £7.50 each
Brooches : from £8.50 each

Lil Lapel Pins : £4.00 each

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Hello Sunshine now at Design Circus, West Bridgford

I am so excited about my latest venture and it would be rude of me not to share it with you all.

I have a small collection of Hello Sunshine jewellery & cards available to buy in the wonderful Design Circus in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

The shop is jam packed full of lovely treasures by lots of talented individuals and I'm so excited to be part of it. You must take a visit and explore! You can follow the blog and find out about opening times & events here.

Hopefully this will be the start of spreading the Hello Sunshine love around Nottingham as I'm working extra hard just lately in working towards selling my wares in other outlets too... watch this space!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Grab yourself a Camper Crazed card this week just in time for Fathers Day... or maybe treat yourself if you're a Camper-fan like me :)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Playing catch up...

It's been a long time since I posted any 'What I wore today' illustrations so I thought I'd better get my act together. I'm feeling a bit better today and am hopefully shaking this silly tummy bug now.

Anywho... enough of my insides... more about what's on the outside...

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Poorly Sick Bed Day

I'm feeling mighty unsunshiney at the momento and am currently sat in bed watching animated films, sipping some tea & trying to calm my grumbling poorly tummy.

Rocky decided to invade my bed earlier and I couldn't resist reaching for my camera to grab some shots of the charming lil fella trying to push me out of bed!

While I continue to doze and rest I hope you enjoy these snaps and have a lovely day!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Hello Sunshine!

To celebrate the lovely weather this week I thought I'd add some more goodies to my Folksy & Etsy sites! Go on... have a nosey while you cooling down from the days activities in the sunshine.

Tree Top Twitters Necklace :: Folksy £15.00

Hickory Dickory Black Mouse Brooch :: Folksy £8.50

Hickory Dickory Wooden Mouse Brooch :: Etsy £8.50

Friday, 4 June 2010

The evening crowned the day!

"The evening crowned the day" was an expression a colleague at work introduced me to this week and today it deserves to be used. The day was glorious and sunshiney but alas I was stuck at my desk for the majority of it... until home time that is!

After work I hopped on my bike and pedaled my lil legs off down the river to a retail park where I needed to pick up some supplies. For those of you who know Nottingham I can join the River Trent by the toll bridge and enjoy the scenery all the way down the river right down towards where it meets the canal near the The Nottingham Forest football ground.

It's been a while since I've cycled that way and when I thought I'd reached the end of the road where I used to have to cut through a housing estate, I was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful new canal towpath and lock area that's there now.

I found this picture on the t'interweb to share with you as I didn't have my camera and you can also read about the project here too. I'm afraid that this picture doesn't do the area justice at all though so you'll have to imagine the sunshine and little families of ducks and swans I witnessed along the way!

So after my lovely cycle to the retail park and home again, I had a quick shower, donned a nice summer dress and headed to one of my favourite rooms in the house... THE KITCHEN! Now I get easily excited by food (if you hadn't already guessed from my previous blogs!) but it's not often I'm compelled to take pictures and share it... but this evening I had to!

I pottered around the kitchen while Rocky popped in and out of the back door causing mischief and making me smile as usual. I set the picnic blanket out in the garden ready for a bit of alfresco dining and when I'd finished my masterpiece it looked so pretty I had to take some photgraphs of it. So... as random as this may seem... here is my tea!

Smoked Mackerel fillets, Roasted vine tomatoes & buttered spinach on a multigrain bagel:
(with special guests 'The Banana Brothers" - the best Salt & Pepper guys around!)

Maybe the sun and my bike ride had gone to my head but the colours, the smell and the beautiful weather this evening just made my tea perfect and I wanted to share it with the world! Also I have to admit I never wanted it to end! I was pretty gutted when I'd finished it all and was staring at an empty plate, still my tummy was super happy so I got over it pretty quickly.

Plus with this cheeky chappy running round chasing flies, trying to steal bits of mackeral and generally providing the best entertainment around who wouldn't enjoy the treats the evening held?

Ok so after reading all of my blurb I hope you can see why I chose to use my newly learned phrase to share my evening with you all tonight.

"The evening crowned the day"

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


I hope you all enjoyed this bank holiday weekend gone, whether you had a bit of an adventure somewhere or just chilled out.

This Bank Holiday was full of cakes for me! Not a bad way to spend a day off huh? For my birthday I received some awesome presents including the most BEAUTIFUL cake stand from one of my bestest friends and a mouth-wateringly delicious cupcake recipe book by The Humming Bird Bakery! So naturally... these had to get some usage!

Between us James and I made 24 cupcakes, I went for a Red Velvet selection of cupcakes and James chose to do 6 Peaches & Cream cupcakes and 6 Chocolate ones! Cakes ahoy!

A few hours later, nursing aching wrists from frantic whisking and surrounded by a kitchen full of icing sugar dust we stood back and basked, proudly in the glory of our cupcake creations....

Now... time find that perfect partner in crime to accompany one of these badboys... Kettle where are you?!?