Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy, happy...

Hello everyone - I know it has been a long time since I have posted in this neglected space, but I hope you will all head over to our new blog (where I post regularly, honest!) and share in our most exciting news!

Ryan and I were engaged on Christmas Day...and I am the happiest gal in the world! Read all about it here ...
Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for a beautiful 2012.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Farewell Sale...

Hello everyone...

It's been a while since I have been in this space, so I don't know if there will be anyone reading really.

Anyway! - I wanted to stop in, as I have decided, after much reflection, to close my jewellery business to focus on our ever growing abigail*ryan homewares empire... we had recent success at the Liberty Open Call, and won an award at our first Trade Fair in early June. It's certainly keeping us busy ;)

I want to close with a bang, however, and say a HUGE thank you to all the customers who have supported me for the last six years - I am offering 30% off any item you would like to order from my shop (even on custom items, or pieces that have been retired, so email me at let me know what you would like!)... think ahead to Birthdays, weddings and even Christmas, as I won't be here ;((

The discount code is 'FAREWELL' - shop HERE

Once again, thanks so much to everyone who has followed my blog, and supported me over the last few years - it means a lot to me, and I am so happy to know so much of my jewellery is out in the world being enjoyed...

I hope you will continue to follow my career and progress over at the blog I now share with my lovely partner Ryan... he creates some awesome recipes for sweet treats, so it's worth reading our blog for those alone! ;)

All my love,

Abigail xo

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ryan's 30th :)

We had a fantastic weekend of celebrations for Ryan's big 30th birthday on Saturday...

We cooked a big Japanese feast full of all sorts of delicious treats, and I made a cake - we had pink champagne and party poppers, and then lit sky-lanterns outside and watched them float off in to the night...

Ryan got some amazing presents, I bought him a painting and his sister and brother in law bought him (us! hehe!) a gorgeous wooden chicken house so we can have hens in our garden... it's all very exciting!

It would be nice if you celebrated with us, too! We would like to extend a lovely 30% discount on all abigail*ryan goodies when you enter HAPPYBIRTHDAYRYAN at the checkout :)))

This will last until the end of the week!



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blinking and the days fly by so quickly...

Happy New Year everyone. Hope yours is already off to a stellar start!?

To be honest, I am really happy to have said goodbye to 2010... I know it's a little too far in to the new year to be looking back already (I maybe should have made this post on the 1st!), but in spite of it being a year full of a lot of happy things (my move to Belfast being one of them, Angus coming in to our little family etc) - it really did kick our arses!

Starting last January off with Swine Flu had me on my back for months, barely able to work and feeling very sick and emotionally drained... those feeling really only began to abate a few months ago - and I'm finally feeling stronger now. I have been struggling with a very painful stomach since the Summer, and on Monday, finally got my confirmed diagnosis of IBS from a gastroenterologist. Stress management is all that is to be done... so let's hope less finds us this year, egh?

Worse still, for me, has been seeing Mister Bell unwell. Hospitalised the monday before Christmas, very suddenly (again), I hate more than anything seeing him ill and can't wait for this year to bring some resolution to that... our first Christmas living together wasn't quite what it should have been, but it was together no less and we can't wait for all the rest of them, to roll by, more quietly...

My life is completely full of love and happiness (the mister and the pooch alone more than see to that!) so this year, I am just wishing for health for us both... oh, and a little wealth wouldn't go astray but it's not top of the list! ;)

Already, we have had some exciting news about fantastic new stockists for our homewares... you can read more here (I am over the top!)... and we are drinking to our health with yummy juice from our new juicer!

Looking forward to Spring and all our plans to expand abigail*ryan (a garden studio is on the horizon!)... I should be popping in to this space, but as my life has moved on, I feel a little more comfortable over in this space, telling you what we've been up to. Maybe it's just that so much has changed, a new space feels better, or maybe it's just that keeping two up is too much?!

BUT, I truly love hearing from all the people who stop in to my blog, so I would love if you would stop in and see me in the new(er) space, too...

Wishing everyone a truly fantastic 2011 - and that you all find and/or enjoy your health, wealth and happiness (love!)...

More soon,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Order Updates!

Hello everyone!

It's been a bit quiet here on the blog, and that's because I have been holed up in the workshop working my socks off completing all the orders I received during my Pre-Christmas Sale...

Just to let everyone know - ALL orders to USA, Europe and other International countries have now been dispatched and will arrive before Christmas via express mail...

I am now processing UK orders and all parcels will leave my workshop by next Monday, via Special Delivery which is still running as priority mail despite the weather, and is arriving within 2 days...

Thank you all so much :)

Abigail x

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Pup's first snow...

Now that some snow has descended in Belfast, and that Angus is a little bigger (a week older, hah!), he got let out today to run around in the powder and ice in the back garden... despite shivering SO much, he was loving it ;)

He is now full of beans after being quite poorly following his injections and tablets, so it's nice that he's all bounding around being very entertaining and then collapsing for hours worth of sleep after tiring himself out.

Let's Mister Bell and I have a chance to catch up, too!

He was a very good help during our recent a*r photo-shoot... and was very taken with our Christmas Decorations! Best styling prop, ever, I say! ;))

Hope your weekend is lovely...


Monday, November 29, 2010

Tea-towels Galore...

It feels like it's been a very long time in coming, but our brand new tea-towel designs have FINALLY, I can at last share some exciting a*r homewares news. *grin*

The drawings for these were very labour intensive and intricate, so it seems like we have been working on these for a really long while! I am just delighted with how the printing has come out on these. They are so beautiful, and we are in love with the new colours!!

We are introducing these in the shop at £9.50, so they make a perfect Christmas gift, or host/hostess gift for the party season. I like to take a cake, or a bottle of wine wrapped in one!

We are working on some more house softies tonight - series one went down a storm at the Craft Fair, and we only have a few left of those. But, with each series, we will use a different abigail*ryan fabric on the back - so there will always be something new to collect.

Also coming soon to the shop are our lavender bags! They will be £11.00 each, boxed, and make the most beautiful gifts... we already have a backlog on pre-order as they are proving so popular...(we will be sewing some more of those tut suite, too!) - so do drop me a line if you are interested in early ordering...

As well as all that, we will also have a few heirloom quilts going online... they are so special.

Cushions, too! ;)

As if that wasn't enough for one weekend and week ahead, we have an exciting new addition to our family. Meet Angus - my new 8 week old Lhasa Apso pup. He's only been with us since Saturday, but he's settling in nicely and we're already the best of friends ;) Mister Bell bought him for me as an early Christmas pressie and has been keeping his impending arrival secret for weeks... he's so sneaky, that one! ;-*

More soon (and a HUGE thank you to everyone who ordered during my shop sale - it was a great success!)

xo, Abigail