Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Etsy Hunt: Delicate Colours

Soft, pretty colours are nice for our eyes, and our minds. They conjure up feelings of peacefulness and joy. They also remind me of the happiness and warmth that comes with a spring morning. I'm celebrating spring a month early... so much anticipation!
Light grey bear with crystals and a rose bead in paw, brooch by ememem

100 plantable handmade paper hearts with flower seeds by recycledideas

Set of 3 prints by LolasRoom

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Monday - Here's some clothes

I have just received word that Jeffrey the Gnome has arrived his new home.
Fully clothed. Bonus.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Etsy Hunt: Doiley Love

Doilies are so in vogue right now. Delicate, soft, pretty, floral, detailed. They can be found in just about any context on Etsy these days, which makes me happy! Here are some of my favourite instances. Lacey and just plain lovely I say.

Doily Coasters by uncommon

Light blue hemp cushion vintage doily and ticking kapok pillow small by Octavi

Abelina Lace Glass Necklace by FoxAndClover
Fox and Lace on Midnight Blue Messenger bag by TrackandFieldDesigns

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

bramble and bear on Facebook

bramble and bear just got it's own Facebook page! Exciting! 'Like' now for regular product updates and special offers for Facebook fans.

Jeffrey the Gnome

I have been working on a custom gnome friend for Megan from Creatures of The Greenwood. His name is Jeffrey.
I find Jeffrey's face so charming and cute! Last night I painted his beard white. I hope to have him painted in bright colours soon and sent to his new home around Megan's neck where he will smell of delicious vanilla perfume and wink at lovely ladies all day long.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pretty As A Package

Isn't it just wonderful when you receive something in the mail, and I'm not talking about a bill either! In this digital age, a card from a loved one, or a cute little parcel enclosing something you've ordered from far far away is a special thing which should be savoured. If what you received came packaged like something from the photos above I'm sure you'd be even more blown away!

For more info on how to jazz up things you intend to send, as well as other great projects, see the Etsy blog www.etsy.com/storque/how-to

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Autumn Garden Party Ring

Autumn Garden Party ring custom made with Garnet and inscription for me by DaisyJaneDesigns.

My life is complete.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Etsy Treasury Number 2: Dashing Red Fox

Okay so I've never been able to make Treasury listings before... they have always been full. But today I've taken advantage of the fact that it is probably a wonderfully sunny day in the US of A and everybody has abandoned their computers to go for a walk.
So here is my second treasury for today, greedy greedy, featuring Dashing Red foxes. :)

Etsy Treasury: That Fateful Voyage

Today I made my first Etsy Teasury ever! 'That Fateful Voyage'. Exciting.
It is Titanic themed and I hope some people will be able to enjoy this collection of items as much as I do!

Etsy Finds - Blue

There is no need to be blue about these royal Etsy finds!
BlytheLove Animal Print Dress for Blythe Doll
Blue Druzy with silver Flower Pendant by luckyduct
Ahoy My Hearties Beret by ZaraCarpenter
Ceramic Owl Vintage Design Planter Navy Blue by fruitflypie

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Last year I read War And Peace. I full agree with this quote "You do not read this book, you live it." Epic. Tolstoy has this way of making you relate to each of the characters. They are all so human and when they make mistakes, feel pain or joy, there is a special way Tolstoy pulls you and and makes you feel exactly what they are feeling. I love them like they are people I have known for years. Also the way he describes scenes is tragically beautiful. Infinitely better than watching a movie in 3D.
My dad and I unknowingly started reading the book within 3 days of each other. It was great having someone to talk about it all with. Now Dad is reading Anna Karenina and I have started reading it too. After War And Peace it has high expectations to live up to and I'm sure it will not disappoint.
I have already started wearing headscarfs around town. Dressing up for the cold Russian winter!

Edward Oakes

Edward Everett Oakes created the type of jewellery that makes me weep. Literally. Timeless and stunning. Inricate and regal. For some more of his catalogues see www.chicagosilver.com/oakes3.htm and www.chicagosilver.com/oakes.htm

My engagement ring was fashioned after this style of the 1920's. I have a love affair with rings but this one tops them all.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sleepy time

Ditte Isager, Danish photographer. Sweeping me away.