Monday, 30 May 2011

Birthday belatedness!

Ok so it's over a month ago now that I celebrated my birthday and as I looked through all the wonderful cards I received I thought why not share a few with you all? I thought it would make a nice light hearted post to welcome the weekend and some pretty pictures to boot.

There were definitely a few themes this year... many cards being cheeky...

...and others being colourful, creative and just down right BEAUTIFUL!

I was a very lucky lady this year and received some beautiful gifts as well as cards thanks to my awesome friends and family. I am on a mission over the next week to give Sunshine Towers a mini-late-spring clean and in the process aim to take a few pictures to share some of the wonderful birthday treats I was given with you... so watch this space!

Sherwood Arts week is fast approaching!

Will you be there too?

Lots of funtimes to be had at Sherwood Arts week 2011, "a week long event showcasing artists & creativity within the local community. Organised by volunteers, artists & local businesses, art will be displayed in shop windows as well as temporary galleries dotted around Sherwood."

For more information check out the Shewood Arts Week blog. I hope to see lots of you at the Secret Garden fair in a few weeks too! I need to get a making... chop chop now!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Geek Love

Everyone loves a geek! I'm guilty of it and I bloomin' love the amount of geek themed treasures that are around! I've been meaning to share my love with you all for a long time so go forth and have a geeky perv at some of these beauties...

Geek Dog Tag

Firefox necklace

Geek glasses

Geek in Binary Tshirt

Circuit board clock

If these tickled your fancy head on over to the CRAFT: 'Geeky Jewelry' article and indulge in some more geek loving!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Wonderful wedding moments...

As nearly a whole month has passed and I still haven't shared any photo's with you I thought I had better pull my finger out!

For those of you who remember last month I was bridesmaid for a very good old school friend of mine :) I won't gush on too much about how lovely the day was and how amazing the beautiful bride looked as you will see in the photo's to follow. I will say that I have never been happier for Mel and I wish her and Karl a long, bright, colourful and fun future together!

Now... without further waffles here are some photo's for you to enjoy...

Oooo I do have one last wedding themed thing to share with you before I sign off for the eve! As well as a fancy muffin tin (everyone loves muffins!), my wedding present to the happy couple was a personalised sunshine to commemorate their big day and now it is safely in their hands I can also share this with you....

*raises cuppa tea*

"To the happy couple!"

Monday, 16 May 2011

Hello Sunshine at Curiosity.Haus design fair this weekend!

Yup you heard it right, I'll be selling my wares this Saturday at The Orange Tree with lots of other lovely talented designers & makers who will be part of the Curiosity.Haus contemporary craft & design fair.

So why not pop along this Saturday 21st May between 11am - 5pm and pick up some treasures...maybe while you have a cheeky beverage and scrummy food too...

You'll also be the first people to see my new 'Time for Tea' range! Yay!

Find out more about the event & Curiosity.Haus through their facebook page.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Wow! Thank you!

Just a flying post to let you lovely people know that you can now purchase your very own piece of sunshine online through this lovely little site called Wow! Thank you. Very exciting!

Go on pop on over to and have a nosey....

So head on over to see what all the fuss is about - I guarantee you'll end up wanting to spend pennies on lots of pretty things while you're there!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Fancy a brew?

I love my tea but working on my latest range of jewellery seems to leaves me gasping more than ever...

I'll be sure to bring you more updates over the next week or so and you'll definitely be the first to know when the new 'Time for Tea' range is available to pur-chase!

Until then, I'm going to have to contain my excitement about sharing my new work. So with good ol' Mr Scruff to keep me going I better get on with it... but first... I do believe it's time to pop the kettle on!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Just another quick post to share some seaside goodness with you from the Norfolk coast! So even if you haven't made it to see the sea over the bank holiday... here is a lil' bit from the beaches at Hunstanton & Heacham just for you...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hello May!

...and hello mini adventures & day trips! I thought I'd drop in to say hello and share some of my sunny shenanigans from the May bank holiday weekend!

On Saturday I received my fabulous 'Cool Cat Tote' from my talented friend Amy Blackwell and as I'm sure anyone would I took him out for a spin on my bike down to the farmers market at the University Highfields park - beautiful sunshine, fresh eggs, yummy cheese, savoury muffins and a bike ride! Perfect!

Sunday was 'Wants on tour' day! My folks, sister, niece and I went out to Wollaton Hall and Park for the day and again, accompanied by the fabulous sunshine the place was just beautiful! The sky was an unbelievable blue and with the blossoming trees and green grass you just can't help but smile while you're walking round. Finishing off with an ice cream too - what more can you ask for on a Sunday?

Bank Holiday Monday was another winning day in the sunshine and although my summer dress and I had to wrestle with the wind, we made it for a massively yummy brunch at the Warsaw Diner in Nottingham to celebrate a friends birthday. After that James and I took a mini drive down to check out the Beetroot Tree Gallery in Draycott. A lovely little gallery and shop in a beautiful village setting, serving the most tasty tomato and butter-bean soup ever! I can recommend a visit if you're in the area - even if it's just for the soup at the café. A little birdie told also told me that the Hot Chocolates are pretty awesome too!

Following our mini road trip we got back to a house filled with the delightful smell of roast pork! I'm still dribbling thinking about it again. James made the best roast potatoes and then with a load of apple sauce and stuffing we crammed some tasty bread rolls with the melt in your mouth pork and had a feast! What a way to end an bank holiday!

The adventures haven't ended either! I'm still off work until next Monday and today my friend Sarah took me to Shipley Country Park for a stroll and a scone! I've never been to Shipley Park before and it's pretty much on my doorstep. It's a lovely park and you can ramble for hours before you hit the 'ramblers café there... or you can take a short stroll round the lake and hit the café sooner depending how you feel...

The last few days have made me realise how many beautiful places I live near in Nottingham and it doesn't take much to take advantage of them. I guess the sunshine always helps when you have the time to explore.

I have chosen to use my days away from the office as a jolly good chance to explore some cheap, cheerful and local places and as it's looking unlikely that funds will allow for a holiday abroad this year I have even more reason to make the most of what's on our doorstep!

Fingers crossed the sunshine stays with us this week as we have plans to visit the seaside for fish 'n chips by the sea and an ice cream on the beach! I'm rather excited about seeing the sea again! :)