Thursday, August 22, 2013

Treasured Finds: Gorgeous French Fans

I promised you some treasures last week, so I hope I don't disappoint.

My beautiful french fans arrived this week. They are so delicate and not in the best condition and I just love them. They are hand painted on very fine mesh and sit atop gorgeous carved wooden handles.

To keep them out of the way and to prevent more damage, I looped a stitch over the wooden handles onto an open frame that I has earlier backed with an old coffee sack. I am sure they would look beautiful if professionally framed and behind glass, but I am happy with this setup for the moment. They look right at home with my other french pieces, don't you think?

Have you found any treasures lately?

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the week whatever you have planned. Tam x

Sunday, August 18, 2013

September Makers Market

It was a great day at the Mini Makers Market hosted by Little Finch, and a few new pieces have found loving homes. It was nice to get some feedback on the new pieces. I also recognise that I now need to add a little price sticker to each piece to prevent confusion when I leave my little helpers in charge.

The Next Braidwood Maker's Market is only a month away and I am sharing my table with Little Miss who will be selling her original artwork, posters, cards and bookmarks - as well as her jewellery pieces that she made earlier.

She is going from strength to strength in her art, so I hope she does well. Here is a little collage of a few pieces she has been working on. As you can see her artwork is influenced by the Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time and she has a new series of cute fox designs.

Its a glorious day today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and next week I promise to be back with some more interesting treasured finds xx

Friday, August 16, 2013

Another Year Older

Happy Birthday Dad/Poppy Bob! xxoo

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Weekend Wishes

Enjoy the weekend lovely ladies and kind gentlemen :) T x

Friday, August 9, 2013

Where the Wild Thing Grow

I've been trying to keep my stamp jewellery and blog separate, but I wanted to show you the new pieces I have been working on. Only genuine stamps are used.

I will be testing out the waters with my new designs and product ranges next weekend (Saturday 17th) at the mini market hosted by Little Finch, who are celebrating their 2nd birthday.

If you are local, I'd love to see you there :) If you can't make the mini market, we will be at the Braidwood Markets Market on September 14th and December 14th.

They call me Willy...Wagtail that is.

Blue Fairy Wren.

Bird pendants, rabbit and fox brooches.

Foxy Loxy...looking a little worn out.

Wooden bird pendants.
The weekend is fast approaching. Enjoy :) Tam x

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's me again.

A very rare photo of me...on the way to work this morning...wearing one of the new pendants in my stamp jewellery range...don't worry I wasn't driving :)

Yay! Its Wednesday night, my favourite night of the more work until Monday...and watching Pretty Little Liars. Could it get better? 

Enjoy the rest of your week, whatever you have planned. Tam x

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Speedwell Fury

This year was supposed to be the year of the caravan - the caravan is yet to be started -  instead it's turned out to be the year of the dragster.

A couple of years back C. bought his first dragster at a local swap meet and he has been collecting and restorating them ever since. In all he has well over 12 bikes + frames. At present we have one bike in the loungeroom, two in the kitchen, one in the laundry along with the additional frames - these are just the better ones in the house!

One of his favourite bikes is his Mk 2 Raleigh Chopper. His next projects include a Raleigh Dominator he recently bought and a Mk 2 Chopper prismatic frame which he just purchased from England. He is also on the lookout for a Sears Screamer.

Here is his blurb of his latest ready to ride Speedwell Fury - with before and after photos.

Speedwell were a Sydney bike company similar to Malvern Star (Melbourne based) both were eventually bought by Raleigh. You don't see them around much. The main Speedwell bikes were Mustang and the Fury. Instead of Sturmey Archer it has Shimano bits also features a rear disc brake. I don't know why they did that it was very hard to source a threaded hub for the disc.

 Here are a few pictures of the restoration. 


Its good to have a hobby ;)