14 August 2009

Gold Love

Following on from last week-ends craft fair, I couldn't help but shout from the roof-tops about my new favourite find. Based in Glasgow, jewellery inclined, and of quite a botanical influence. Abigail Percy makes well considered, dainty yet bold and beautiful pieces of jewellery. If you fall in love, venture into the goldy world of smooth lines and adornment over at her shop...enjoy. Z.

10 August 2009


Well CraftFest finished yesterday, it was a fun weekend, I made some happy customers and a few new friends! Thankfully Sunday turned out to be a sunny day and the live Jazz band with all the visitors made it my favourite. A little selection of pics below...If you didn't make it down, you can still purchase from my shop online or watch out for another fair... either way, Summer is still here, I hope you have a lovely week...Z.

I sold lots of cards...but my favourite story was a lady who bought this one for her husband, it was their 15th anniversary.

Some happy girlies with their 'MagicComb' covered in vintage pearls...

and a feather hairband...cute!

I borrowed some bubble-wrap from the generous Lynda B... very beautiful pottery, have a look at her ceramic jewellery too.

And my neighbouring stall was lovely Lesley Frew of LAF Designs, she makes jewellery from recycled plastic bags...I got a pair of cute earrings, see below! {sorry it's a bit pixely!}

3 August 2009

Drum Roll

Nervous, excited... it's that time, a great craft fair to take NoThrowaway from here to there. I've been making making making, preparing for the 2009 CraftFest in Castle Ward this weekend coming. If you're on this small slice of land, (Northern & Southern Ireland) then you should really be going...especially if you like hand-made anythings, or limited editions or original designs. I'm so excited, I think I've got the eye of the tiger. More from Tony later, see below for a small taste. Z.

'Love notes' is a little box full of designed blank cards, envelopes, pegs, bookmarks and other loving tokens for your sweetheart. Perfect engagement or wedding pressie!

A pretty gold-plated brooch, with hand-painted paper roses, sealed in place with some varnish to take the knocks of a well worn piece. (Other colours at the fair)

Some rosette badges... for whoever your local hero is!