Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Well I've been bold with my blog, no real surprise there, but I have been busy fine tuning my stamping skills and having a serious amount of fun doing it! Expect way more stamped items to follow! And as such I am looking for quotes and phrases that you would like to see and wear :) embrace the inner nerd/child/sap and let me know any ideas you have. 

And of course in Blue Peter fashion, here's some I made earlier; all up and available on my folksy and etsy shops

I'm getting very excited for the new Avengers Assemble movie! 

Do or do not yoda ring in sterling silver

Winter is coming ring in sterling silver, ...
can't wait to see season 2 of Game of Thrones! 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Busy busy Bunny

Well I've been a busy busy bunny the last few weeks, and there are lots of new listings up on both my etsy and folksy shop for you to check out and lots more coming. I'm sending off a bunch of hallmarking tomorrow just getting that together now, and it's my biggest batch yet! Woohoo!

And I have a crazy bunny jumping around on the carpet behind my chair as I type...very distracting! Life is good! I hope everyone else is doing as well!

So without further ado here are some of the new designs that have just arrived to my shop and or will be arriving soon :)

Inspired by a Guinea Pig named Nibbles that got me thinking about my Guinea Pigs when I was a kid, I had a girl and boy Delilah and Samson and they had two litters, Hugie Douie and Louie and then a second bunch eney meany miney and mo, unfortunately mo died :( 

This week I learnt frogs are associated with fertility and life changes.

The Egyptians believed that seahorses carried the souls of the dead to the underworld
keeping them safe and protected along the way! Big ask for such small little creatures! 

See Cats and Dogs can get along! 

My models were not working today, they were on strike demanding more banana and broccoli. 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Bunnies as Easter presents.

Well its almost Easter guy, and there’s bunnies everywhere! Or at least there is here! The two girls are in flying form lots of crazy little binkies and running around like lunatics! But since it is that time of year I wanted to say a little something about suitable Easter presents or more to the point the fact that real life bunnies ARE NOT suitable presents!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my two little girls to bits, but wow are they a lot of work! I’ve spent hours cleaning up litter trays, cleaning out cages, sweeping up poo, stopping them chewing the lamp, making them toys so they stop chewing the carpet! Hours learning what they’re body language means, because unlike a dog bunnies can’t tell us if they are happy or sad with a bark or a whimper, you have to be able to read them. And they have not been cheap! Sure their food seems cheap, but include, hay, straw, litter and toys on top of that and then there is vet bills, each one needs £50 worth of shots every year so they don’t get nasty disease like Miximotosis, they need to be neutered, which cost us in excess of £100 EACH! And if you choose not to neuter you’re looking at extra damage to your house, and if more than one bunny more vet bills when they start fighting, I’m presuming here you didn’t get a girl and boy cause that of course is a whole different problem!

Having said this I would fight with everything I have if someone tried to take them away from me! They are wonderful company, great stress relief and can always make me smile even after the worst day. So I would of course recommend them as pets to most anyone, but wow you need to be prepared and as cute as a surprise bunny would be on Easter morning, they’ll look a whole lot less cute when they pee on your carpet and chew your sofa up, and as for the poor sods that end up in a hutch in the back garden, I think this video says it all!

I’m a fan on facebook twitter etc of a lot of rabbit groups/charities etc and I’m hearing the same thing again and again from them, that every year thousands of bunnies end up unwanted and abandoned by May. Lots don’t even make it to a rescue they just get released into the wild, you’re not freeing that bunny, your sentencing it to almost certain death, generations of selective breeding have made it so the average domestic bunny is very, very ill suited to the wild.

So if you are thinking of getting a bunny just wait a little and take on a rescue, if you get lucky they might have already gone through the worst of puberty! If you think that someone special would love a bunny then why not get them the cage etc with a voucher saying you’ll go to a rescue and pick one out together after Easter.

It doesn’t matter where you live, there are lots of rescues out there, some run by big charities like RSPCA some run by one hard working person just trying to help. Bibbles Bunny Sanctuary is an example of one person trying to make a difference, this woman has turned her house and garden into bunny playground and on top of that has put lots and lots of bunny information online for people to see, so if you do decide you want a bunny or you already have one this is a great website to check out information from, or maybe even adopt from?