{update} sweets for my sweet...

Hello all,

Welcome to my new readers - there seems to be a fair few of you, so thanks - I really appreciate the support, and of course thanks to those who've been following from the start too!

Today's little update is a sweet one, literally.

A few weeks ago now a very lovely lady asked me whether I would create her a custom banner to use for her sweets table at her wedding in the big old US of A. I love custom commissions so of course said yes and this is what I created. It's similar to my bunting found here but MUCH bigger and made on thick card to be less fragile.

So without further ado, check it out - I hope Zara loves it, Jack even suggested I make us one to keep and hang in our bedroom, it fills a wall really nicely!

I hope you like it and just so you know...if anyone fancies one of these for themselves, with whatever word you so desire written upon it...give me a shout at hello@ohnorachio.com!


{DIY} you can totally make these!

This is THE easiest project to do, it's 5 steps, takes 5 minutes and can be done with almost any spare pendants, charms or beads you might have...to see how you make them, read on!

A couple of days ago I proper lucked out on a trip into Accessorize! Not only was there a sale on, but they had bagged up and individually priced their entire collection of 'odds and ends' essentially all of the jewellery missing it's packaging, chains, earring backs and various other minor 'faults'. I honestly felt like I'd struck gold, the woman was putting it all out as I came in and showed me all of the items that actually had nothing wrong with them and were just ex-window display - I literally bought handfuls of little pendants and some gorgeous earrings and two amazing enormous embellished necklaces. It all came to £6 despite the original tags on the items totally nearly £130, crazy eh?

My fave little finds were these tiny turquoise stone skulls - 50p with no chain. So I decided to out them on adjustable leather cord and make a pair of cute adjustable bracelets. 

You will need:
//. String or thread or leather cord
//. Charm or trinket

1. You will need enough thread to be able to wrap around your wrist once plus about half a wrap around again - it's best to have a little too much than too little!

2. Thread your charm onto the string.

3. Make a loop, like a bracelet making sure you have two layers essentially of cord and tie a knot with one layer around the other, as above and below!
{sorry for the gross nails!}

4. Tie the knot nice and tight and don't worry too much about having a long bit of thread at the end.

5. Repeat this process on the other side of the bracelet, tying one cord tightly around the other as above.
Then trim the ends of the cord fairly short if need be.

Voila, that's it - you now have an adjustable rather cute little bracelet!


{lucky girl} custom food bowl...

On a recent trip to Ikea I found the perfect new hamster food bowl - I think actually it's an egg-cup but it's perfect for popping the food in the pot and fresh veg on the ledge (lol - I did a little rhyme!) 

This post actually needs little talking, I think Twix does a pretty good job showcasing the product! Prepare for many many cute photos (below).

I'll be popping this food bowl on the Etsy shop for custom orders - hooray for hamsters everywhere!!


{hello} Twix!

Hello all!

*drum roll please....* This, is my new baby - the very gorgeous and super friendly little madam - Twix.
Unfortunately there was an untimely death over here, poor Burger died suddenly last week - she was totally fine in the morning, running around and coming out to play and eat treats - but she went to sleep in the day and never woke up :(

I'm pretty sure she had a birth defect - Pets at Home on further investigation (I should have guessed) breed their hamsters like battery hens, all stores nationwide are essentially, it would appear supplied by one centre. So their little bubbies commonly have problems :(

This time, I bought little Twixy from a lovely lady in Portsmouth, it was her very first litter and Twix was the last one left. She's sable - chocolate colour, with caramel rings around here eyes - hence Twix, and only 6 weeks old. She's a beaut.

I thought I'd formerly introduce her as tomorrow I will be showcasing a new product, which I custom made for the little crumpet! Prepare yourself for a cute overload - I got some cracking snaps!