Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm Beading Excited!

Good news for all you avid beaders living/ visiting in/ around Dublin city centre!

Today I visited the shop that is beading heaven to me, Yellow Brick Road on Bachelors Walk, to buy some essentials (and non essentials of course!). Pleasant and helphelp staff (as always) wrapped by purchases for me and off I went. When I got home and unwrapped the shiny containers of new beads I also found a little note placed inside advising:

"Free for all! Let's get creative! - Got an unfinished project? Want to chat, bead and be inspired? Want an afternoon's peace to bead in our specially designed studio? We have the answer! The Yellow Brick Road is excited to annouce every Thursday is free for all! Everyone is invited to come along at any stage during the day to get creative with Stacey, all welcome to enjoy a few hours beading, discussing, experimentsing with trends, styles, design and colour! Every Thursday from 28th May!"

Guess who'll be putting in for some leave over the coming weeks to avail of this fab off????

Hope to meet some of you there?!?!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oooh Jimmy Choo!

My days of hankering after a pair of Jimmy Choo's may be over soon (even though I may not be able to actually walk or stand in them)! H&M are collaborating with the infamous cobblers on an Autum/ Winter '09 collection and are bringing what promises to be a fantastic range of accessories, shoes and handbags to a store near you on 14th November!

Prices are rumoured to range from £30 for a pair of pumps to £170 for a pair of sky-scrappers! I may start working on my balance and get my sleeping bag ready to camp out the night before they go on sale!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm in Shoe Heaven....

I thought I had died and gone to Shoe Heaven when I came across Frollein Von Sofa's blog... Having already admitted to being a shopaholic, I must now confess to being a shoe-addict! Just looking at/ trying on and ultimately buying shoes (irrespective of how unsuitable they may be) gives me such a rush!!! I doubt very much that I am on my own in that respect...

This has to be a portrait of me in my "walk in shoe closet" (yeah, well it will be when I win the lotto and get me some highlights - I already have the shoes ;))
Only, if only I could walk in shoes of this height....
Oh and after spending yesterday morning trying on fascinators (for the first time!) these babys are well worth a glance...Isn't the mannequin just the cutest!!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

It's Blooming Marvelous!

Then check this website out:

Blooming Felt has some cool kits and excellent inspiration, not to mention great prices!

This buttons are on my wish list...

This craft kit is so cute!

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Does the "A" in "A Rubanesque" Stand for Aladdins Cave?

A. Rubanesque Ltd on South Wiiliam Street, Dublin 2 is an Aladdins Cave of all things haberdashery!!!! From ribbons to buttons, lace to embelishments and not forgetting embroidery skeins, this place has it all!

A recent visit saw me buy some beautiful metallic skeins and some dinky embelishments and I'm planning a visit soon so I can check out their latest delivery of Japanese fabric and ribbon delivery!
Although you can't yet purchase online, you can still keep up to date with the latest deliveries etc on checking out :
A visit is a definite must...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The first felt brooches...

Having received the excellent felt shapes from Carefree Glimmer, I had my first go at sewing and making some brooches...

Beading my little heart out...

What a week! The fine weather had me totally enthralled and I spent many happy hours beading/ felting outdoors! If only the good weather could last forever, right now the heavens are pouring again.

Here's a few pics of my latest efforts. I would love your comments as I'm considering selling some similar items. Of course I will endeavour to pass on any beading patterns that might take your fancy if you leave me a comment!

This is a close up pic for those of you who contacted me wanted to know/ see more of the first cellini spiral I posted earlier:

Having so many sundresses to wear I decided to make a couple of pairs of gold earrings to match them!

And of course a couple of necklaces/ bracelets to match!

Spiral weave:

And my favourite 3 colours gold!!!