Thursday, 11 November 2010

Map cupcake toppers & Music bookmarks

We have added some NEW items to the shop. Large paper clip bookmark sets.

Music Sheet Set

....and cupcake toppers

The ideas seem endless when it comes to eco-friendly ways of up-cycling paper . . . hope you like


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Our First Craft Fair

We did our first craft fair last Sunday and it was fantastic. It was held in a little seaside town near us called Lancing. The fair was actually held in the theatre on the actual pier with stunning views out to sea and it was a beautiful sunny day.

Me and my mum got together on the Saturday to finish off a few things that's we thought would only take an hour or so..............well, it took a lot longer! So the first lesson we learnt is to prepare a little better and not leave the packaging until the last minute.

On the morning of the craft fair everything was running smoothly until I dropped a huge box of tiny seed beads on the pavement outside the venue.....we both saw the funny side, hunched over on all fours at 8am with everyone watching us whilst we picked up tiny beads! Lesson number 2....put lids on EVERYTHING

We had not set up a stall before but had lots of fab ideas and the stall next to us did not show up so their table was added to ours at no added cost which was fab. Lesson number 3, always bring extra material in case that happens again as only our first table had our lovely turquoise material on it.

We sold things from 3 of our shops.

The Weeping Willow's
House of Willow
Willow's Wool

anyway, here are some photos of our set up:

Overall we had a great day and it went well. We made quite a few sales but more importantly got out there, meeting people and getting a really good response. When you work so hard on your Etsy shops you don't get the experience of face to face sales and they really are amazing.

We feel confident now and have already made a booking for a second craft show in the same venue next week.......

top tip: Put everything into one of those soft suitcases on wheels because you can then just tip it up slightly and wheel all of your things in and out really easily instead of carrying box after box

Monday, 16 August 2010


Thanks so much to Hand Made Spark for featuring our Map Pillow Box Set on their blog.

The blog post is about the SHOP LOCAL feature on etsy.
A lot of sellers are not filling in their location and could be missing out on sales because of it. Follow the link below to have a peek......

Location, Location, Location: Etsy’s Shop Local

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ƸӜƷ .......... thanks

Friday, 13 August 2010

Sweat Dreams part 2

I showed you some of my dream bed's in my last post but have found the ultimate bed for me on etsy and had to share it with you.

Shame I cant afford it but you never know ............... a girl can dream

Under the apple tree canopy bed

Saturday, 7 August 2010

.....Sweet Dreams

I'm addicted to watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition at the moment and it got me thinking 'What would my dream bedroom look like?

I love any kind of rustic looking wood/ driftwood so my dream room would look like a mixture of all of these rooms.

......makes me sleepy just looking at it

Jennifer x

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Etsy London Meet Up

I was lucky enough to go along to the Etsy meet up in London.
It was held at the make lounge. I had never been there before and its a great place with lots of fantastic craft workshops.

It was amazing to meet lots of other etsy shop owners and I fell in love with a badge making machine and am now on the look out for one myself.

Also got ot to meet the lovely AmityUK . She is the UK etsy blogger and also has her own shop

Cannot wait for the next UK meet up :-)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Business cards

We finally had new business cards made in time for the London, UK etsy meet up this week.
We are so excited to be able to start passing out our cards to people instead of just explaining what we make and writing our website on bits of paper for them.

We ordered them from vista print and got 250 free cards. You just have to pay postage costs.
I also got a free silver card holder, a free pen with our website on it and a free stamp. The stamp is great for decorating packaging and tags for items.
Its a great site with a lot of freebies and it was all delivered within 3 days.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Bottle Cap Earrings

We have added a new range to our shop. Jewellery made using recycled bottle tops from beer, soda bottles etc etc. We flatten them out and they are then finished off with silver plated earwires.

We have some of the pairs of earrings listed in our shop, here they are....let us know what you think?

Diet Coke Bottle Cap Earrings

Corona Bottle Cap Earrings

San Miguel Bottle Cap Earrings

Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Earrings

Thursday, 20 May 2010

We made our first sale

I think waiting for that first sale can be really difficult when you have opened a new shop and put alot of time, effort and thought into each listing. It is so nice to wake up and check your email and see a message waiting for you telling you that you have a transaction.
We are thrilled to have made that first hurdle and it all seems worth it. We actually made a double sale to a lovely etsy member and her items have been gift wrapped and sent off to her this morning.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ We love you etsy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Welcome to our shop

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ƸӜƷ We are a mother and daughter team.

We make :

*Natural, Recycled, Upcycled, Eco-friendly, Ethical jewellery made from handcrafted rolled paper beads, semi-precious chips & stones, fresh water & faux pearls. All finished of with silver & gold plated wire and jute string.

*Pillow pouches, boxes, tags & gift sets made from vintage upcycled paper, card, maps and music sheets with jute string ties.

*Jewellery made from recycled bottle tops (coming soon)

Here is some of our work..........

Upcycled Paper Bead and Turquoise Earrings

Bird Pillow Box Set with Jute String Tie

Upcycled Paper Bead and Czech Earrings