Wet Wet Wet...
...more on why soon!
I have been making some lovely Summery things but they will have to remain under wraps for now as the weather has been far too gloomy to photograph them properly. It seems that the whole of Britain is having a pretty wet time of it right now (whilst simultaneously having drought warnings and hosepipe bans - only in this country!!). At least it gives us all something to talk about eh!
So, my make for this week's Handmade Monday is this mug which i've decorated with porcelain enamel paints... here's some more views of it!
I'm loving the generous proportions of these mugs which i took a delivery of this week - expect to see more of them in my shop soon, i've got some fun ideas of how to decorate the rest!
So why am i feeling so lucky..?
Some of you may remember me mentioning that i was planning a giveaway with a group of craft bloggers involved and lots of lovely handcrafted prizes - The Circle of Love Handcrafted Giveaway - well, its started! The prizes are fabulous and i'm really grateful to the fantastic bloggers who have decided to get involved :)
If you'd like to enter you can click here. If you'd like to be a participating blog, drop me an email - there's still time!
(p.s. Some of the contributors to the Circle of Love Giveaway are from the US and so operating in a different time zone - if you find that their giveaway posts aren't published yet i would suggest leaving your comment on the current post! :) )
The whole idea of the giveaway is to generate positive connectivity between crafters and people interested in crafting - hence 'The Circle Of Love' - this is something i really believe in, that if you put love out into the world then you attract some good vibes back..
..and guess what...?!!
A couple of hours after starting the Circle of Love Giveaway i got an email from Penny (of the fantastic Planet Penny blog) saying that i'd won her giveaway!!!
Her adorable and beautifully crafted sheep, Goldie, is coming to live with me!! :)
I can't tell you how chuffed i am, or how much i already adore Goldie (those of you who read my coaster post last Monday will have clocked that i'm a bit of a sheep fan! :) )
I put a lot of time and love into making the heart garland that i'm giving away in the Circle of Love, and little Goldie is also going to forever act as a reminder to me that when i give, the universe gives back. Its a great feeling :)
On that note i'm going to hand you over to the rest of the Handmade Monday crew - expect much talk of the weather :) and some fabulous crafting tales and talent!