Sweet swallow of love …

Way back in the late 1950’s my dad had tattoo of an old school swallow carrying a scroll of my mum’s name. Many many years later on a Turkish holiday he asked a local ‘artist’ to tidy it up. The ‘artist’ messed up what was once a beautiful poignant tattoo and my dad was keen for Lee to try and rework it.  However my dad takes Warfarin daily which means that he cannot have a tattoo.  Dad was disappointed and so Lee drew this sweet little rendition of the tattoo he would have liked to have created for my dad and we gave him the framed drawing as a gift. 

Tattoo art can bring also bring pleasure when it’s in a frame huh?

Vintage inspired earrings… 


We are starting to stock up with lots of goodies ready for that C word coming our way (in 103 days to be exact). We are booked in to have a stall at a couple of Christmas craft fayres and are busily gathering our quirky and unusual vintage inspired wares. 

One of the cute things we are selling is “Design Your Own” earrings and necklaces.  You can pick from a wide range of vintage inspired, quirky charms to make your own jewellery. 

I have been wearing the vintage Singer sewing machine earrings for a few weeks now and have had so many compliments. The charms are made from ‘Tibetan Silver’ – a metal similar to pewter that is mixed with silver. The earring hooks are silver and the necklace chains are silver plated ( and I have a few silver chains too). 

You can pick from; Singer sewing machine, cherries, owl, swallow, crocodile, feather, steamboat, feet, dog bowl, Cinderella carriage, camera, pineapple, anchor, ships wheel, pistol, dragonfly, flamingo, wonky clock, fish, key, Welsh dragon, shoe, handbag, purse, postcard, ‘follow your heart’ or ‘Best Friends’ …

You don’t have to buy a matching pair … mix it up a bit to be different huh? 

I think  I’m going to have the cherries next! 

(£3.50 plus £1 P&P)