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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Introducing the new Nomi Faerie Jar Necklace range

Thought I'd share some of the creations that I have been up to lately with you. It all started off with a gnome in a jar...
I've been making a lot of gnomes recently and the more practice I've been getting, the smaller I am able to make them. Then one day I was able to make them small enough to fit inside a miniature jar, yaaay! Well I turned that jar into a necklace and I err... kept that necklace for myself because I loved it that much!!! I would like to introduce you to Herbert Junior, those of you that know me and have seen me lately will probably already have met him!

Don't worry I'm not going to keep all the jar necklaces for myself. I went on to make another gnome in a jar but this time I went all out and also put in a toadstool, some foliage and a wee 'Gnome Sweet Gnome' sign. Norman seems to be very happy with his new terrarium and will be going up for sale on my Esty shop this week.

Then I went even smaller and made Mr & Mrs Gnome in their terrarium of Gnome Love jar! Only thing is with this one is I forgot to glue the base onto the bottom so it has come loose. This will just have to be kept as an ornament instead, oh well, they seem happy enough and haven't complained about it at all.

Moving on from the gnomes now I thought it would be customary to make a little faerie in a jar as well. Would like to introduce to you Louella the Bluebell faerie...

Next up... Did you collect trolls when you were young? I did, I've still got mine somewhere, why is that not surprising eh? Well one of my customers asked if I would make a troll in a jar key ring and I said of course, that just gave me a great excuse to make a bunch of the little critters!

So there you go! That's where I am at so far anyway. Got loads more ideas of things to create in jars although some of them are proving impossible to do and others are just completely bonkers! I am also open to suggestions as well if there is something that you would really like to see in a jar! Just don't be too rotten to me haha! In the meantime keep checking my Facebook page and Etsy shop for new makes and I'll be back with more faerieful nonsense this time next week! 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Morocco Holiday Snaps

Yes, it's been a while. Yes, I said I would write my blog weekly. Yes, it was my New Years Resolution and precisely why I don't usually make them. But anyway I thought I'd share a few of my holiday snaps with you and give you my list of excuses as to why I haven't been on top of things lately. Spring cleaning & de-cluttering the house, doing lots of commissioned orders and decorating the bathroom to name but a few. That means that I will have lots of new exciting posts to share with you over the coming few weeks. That is of course if I manage to get on top of my orders, get all the finishing touches in the bathroom done AND get all the clutter in this house sorted. I wouldn't bet money on the latter!
So anyway, here's a few of the better photos from my holiday to Morocco for you to have a gander and I will be back from all the chaos very soon...

The first thing I noticed about Morocco was the rich vibrancy of colours like in this photo taken at Marjorelle Gardens, Marrakesh. I love how the indigo blue contrast with the soft yellow and vibrant pink blossoms.

Once you get over the chaos and congestion of the main Marrakesh Medina it was actually rather pleasant walking about The Souks and seeing all the handmade nick nacks for sale. I wish I'd had more money with me as there was loads I wanted to buy!

This lovely tent was actually on our hotel roof! This is where we had breakfast and where I was often found escaping the midday sun or reading in the evenings.

This is probably one of my favourite snaps from the holiday and was taken while we were travelling through the Atlas Mountains.

This was a Berber Village we stopped at called Ait Ben Haddou. It is also know as the 'Cinema Village' and lots of films and TV series have been filmed here including Gladiator, Prince of Persia and Game of Thrones.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was staying out in the Sahara Desert under the stars. the sky was so clear you could see thousands of stars and even the Milky Way arcing across the sky. This picture was taken camel riding out into the desert at sunset.

Our hotel was right in the centre of Marrakesh and you could actually see right out onto the main square, the Jemaa El Fna. This photo was taken at dusk when the place really came alive with market traders, food stalls, entertainers and even snake charmers!