Monday, August 31, 2009

In a Flash...

That is how fast this last week has gone!

I travelled home from Belfast with Mister Bell - we were greeted by my parents who had prepared a wonderful birthday picnic for me which we ate at the beach... it was a lovely day and I even managed to snap some photos as we squinted into the sun.

My birthday sale in the shop was a fantastic success and I would like to thank everyone who placed an order with me! I am back in the workshop and working hard on getting through all the orders and they will all be going out this week...

We are continuing work on our pattern designs and are very nearly there! In fact, we will be launching our blog - with little sneak peeks - later this week, so stay tuned for that ... *eep!* :)

More very soon... off for a little bit of relaxing this rainy Monday eve.
Hope you all had a good weekend...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Twenty Six...

Well, I guess it's official. Midnight has arrived and I have just 'turned' twenty six...

And so, I wanted to stop in to celebrate my little birthday, as I did last year, by offering a special one day only sale in my shop - honouring the number of years young I am, as a percentage and a nice juicy discount... my little way of saying thank you to all my lovely customers and readers for all your support over the last year!

Upon checking out, just enter the code TWENTYSIX to receive your 26% off... clickety click here to browse the goodies!

I think next year I shall have to start getting younger or something, egh? ;)

Heading home to the land of the free tomorrow after three weeks here in Belfast, will be lovely to see my parents and spend a nice day with them and my Mister. Not long now until we are off to France too... it's really a rather nice birthday already!!

*birthday kisses* :)


Friday, August 21, 2009


...just a wee hello this Friday evening. I'm super tired with so much work going on and so much on my mind - excitement, worry, plans, lists, the whole shebang - I'm struggling to focus a little tonight, but I need to... MUCH to be done, much to finish and I can't *wait* to share!! ;) So, I had better get on with it.

Thinking back fondly to Monday when Mister Bell and I made this lovely 4 layer cake for his aunt's birthday tea... doesn't it look yummy? ;)

Bon weekend, all.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Finally {!!}...

Well... I have finally managed to catch my own tail and get a few minutes {hours, really ;)} to photograph the new Summer necklaces and some new designs in general, all of which I have just added to the shop!

I am loving the vibrant new Green Garnets teamed with the gunmetal grey silver in this piece {and with the gilded silver, too... it adds such a nice fresh angle to the Vintage collection!} and I am still in love with the juicy colourful Jade which are featured in the Summer Rose Necklace, as well in the new Faceted Line necklaces for those who like something a little more simple and appreciate pared down pretty!!

Even on this dull rainy day in Belfast, these new pieces are making me feel a wee bit Summery - but I can't help but imagine how nice they would look with an Autumn wardrobe too...{for the love of layers and knits I can hardly wait!!} ;)

... have a wee look in the SHOP to see all the new pieces... hope you enjoy browsing!!
more soon, xo

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Castle Ward Gardens...

...whilst taking a short wee break from the stand last weekend with the Mister, we found the walled Gardens at Castle Ward and were blown away. I felt like I had found a hidden paradise!

Formal Gardens of the utmost opulence, secluded spots, mature trees which towered above making you feel secluded and miles away from everything that was happening at the fair. Truly amazing...

I went back the next day with my camera to capture some inspiration, as the plants were all so lovely and in perfect bloom. I am so glad I did as the photos have informed a new pattern which we are both SO excited about!!

Plans and work are very much coming together for the new venture. We are getting nervous and excited to see everything be printed and get stuck in... but we will be able to reveal some bits very soon - so stay tuned and we shall re-direct you to the hub of all the new-ness!! ;)

Happy Saturday to all,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Craft Fest and Castle Ward...

We had a great time over the weekend attending and exhibiting at Craft Fest in the grounds of Castle Ward...

...the weather was fantastic overall, and although quite quiet, we had a very nice time all in. Mister Bells Mum bought us both a tour around Castle Ward which was amazing... it's a stunning National Trust property and we were in awe of the fabrics, wallpapers and amazing ornate plaster vaulted ceilings. Sadly, no photography was allowed, so I just have to make do with the memories...

The gardens at the Castle were also out of this world. I have some lovely shots of those to share tomorrow, but just stopping in quickly today to share some pics from our stand. Hopefully the next time we do a fair we will have glass cabinets, but we were pleased with our display nonetheless!

Very busy today in the studio today with pattern designing... very close to getting our fabrics away to print! Yay!

More VERY soon,

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Craft Fest 2009...

Hi there everyone! Just stopping in quickly this evening in between last minute finishing in the workshop and packing {trying to plan outfits for this crazy summer is a nightmare!} before I head to Belfast tomorrow... I am delighted to confirm I will be showing at Craft Fest 2009 this coming weekend!

Mister Bell and I will both be there - I will be showing a lovely selection of jewellery, prints and postcards and DesireLines will be displaying stunning handbags, jewellery and also running a sewing demonstration on our table too!

SO! If you find yourself in the N. Ireland area - please do join us at Castle Ward...

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2009

Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down
From Downpatrick take the A25 to Strangford
Castle Ward is signposted from Downpatrick

Open To The Public:
Friday 7th August 2009 1pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2009 10.30am to 5.30pm can get a little more information about the surrounding area by visiting this site.

I will be taking photos of our stand at the show and look forward to seeing what other gorgeous work is on display! I will be back on to blog to share all the news next week :)

In the meantime, hope to see some of you at the show - but bon weekend to all!

Monday, August 03, 2009


Hi everyone... I've been spending a little bit of time over the last few days thinking about a display for a craft fair I am hopefully doing over in N. Ireland next weekend. Portable {!} display ideas have been whirling in my head... so I have been setting a few little ideas up in the workshop, seeing how things look - what would work... what to take?!

I like the idea of jewellery being accessible - and to have it presented in a similar way to my styling... a starkly lit jewellery case doesn't quite fit in with my aesthetic, so I am hoping I can rustle some things up that do! ;)

Hopefully going to be able to fit in going to see Coco, before Chanel tomorrow evening... and I am so excited - it looks fantastic. Audrey Tautou looks like perfection in this!

Happy Monday, all!