Monday, November 30, 2009

Last day of November

Wow, that has gone sooooooooo fast. I can't believe that we are in the final countdown to Christmas and that december starts tomorrow. Yes, I have been very lax in my blog posting, but hope to make up for that during the run up to Christmas.
Personally I really love the preparation and decoration so I look forwardto sharing lots of Christmassy thoughts and creations with you obver the next few weeks.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For they shall grow not weary

We Shall Remember Them -

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Oxford Suite, Ed Alleyne-Johnson

The sweet and haunting music of Ed Alleyne-Johnson. Probably the uk's most famous busker who busks in Coventry, Leeds and York with his electric 5 string violin.
One day I will be luck enough to see him in person!

New Jewellery

Blue memory wire choker with lucite leaves
Autumn toned memory wire choker with glass beaded dangles

Memory wire choker with green glass dangles

Long chain necklace with end clusters in red and black.

All these new creations are for sale at
or email me at mail (at)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The little big shop!!

Wednesday 5th November sees the opening of a new online shopping community The little big shop , the aim of which is to personalise online shopping. There are lots of stalls, both handmade and gifts and they sell a variety of products from educational fun to pure indulbence. I am pleased to announce that I have joined and opened a store there, Crystal Velvet.

The items shown on this post along with lots of other funky modern jewellery are there. Why not pop by and have a look.

To Sellers: This is a fantastic easy to use and extremely friendly selling method and they are currently looking for people to sign up! tell them I sent you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nativity Bracelet

This nativity bracelet makes a treasures heirloom gift for either a child or an adult. Initially the bracelet is just pretty, it's created with Swarovski crystals, Bali silver charms and beads, but alond with the bracelet, you'll receive a poem written by Karen Clark and the key to unlocking the christmas story.
The bracelet's are available from

Graham Kendrick The Servant King

Scars that speak of sacrifce...

Glad to be back

For the past couple of days I've had a virus! Not me myself, but that extension of me .... my computer!
Anyway, it's now fixed up and mended and I am back to normal.
I wanted to share a story with you on Saturday (Halloween) but the virus wouldn't let me on.
So better late than never I'll begin...
I grew up in the same village I now live in as an adult. it's fairly big nowadays, but was much smaller then. When I was 14 something happened in the village that shook the whole community. A small 5 year old boy was out trick or treating with his mum and his sister. He was really enjoying himself and was dressed as a ghost with a sheet over his head. As the family walked to the next house, the boy tripped and the pumpkin lantern tangled in the sheet and then the most aweful, dreadful thing happened, the sheet caught light.
Seeing a sudden flash of light, a man and his young son looked out of the window. Then with no thought whatso ever for their own safetly they ran out and smothered the flames.
The little boy was very badly burned, he was taken to Pinderfields burns unit. He was very very ill and he fought hard for the next few weeks. My little sister was in his class at school, their teacher visited him often and it was evident that this was a very draining experience on everyone.
Sadly the little boy died. His body was too ravaged to survive.
The man who put out the flames bears scarred hands to this day. He often hands out communion and those scars on his hands are terribly poignant.
Sad as this story is, there is a light, something wonderful that came from this event.
members of the local church joined forces with the local primary school and began to run a "megastar" event. The event is marketed as an alternative to halloween. there is always a theme, the children get to dress up (though not in halloween costume) and have a wonderful time.
It does worry me with the amount of store space being taken up in super markets. Everything is aimed at celebrating something so dark. It's rivaling Easter and Christmas and although the buy, buy, buy is clearly not the ideal, it looks as though marketing forces are currently winning!
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