{Etsy} it's party time!

Photo source, design by ONR
Hello all,

Guess what?! Well you've probably already guessed...BUT...we will be hosting a Craft Party in sunny Southampton on June 20th as part of Etsy's annual craft party!

Hopefully we'll get nice weather so that we can all sit out on the big roof terrace outside my little apartment - then we can soak up some summer sun and get our craft on!

I've got a super ace {DIY} planned for us all to do, as well as a whole host of treats including tasty summer drinks, homemade fruity ice lollies, cakes {yay cakes} and maybe even ice cream with sprinkles!

Just like the blog meet ups we hosting earlier this year - the event will be a really great opportunity to meet some like minded and very lovely people, as well as get stuck into some crafting action and have a natter whilst you enjoy a good piece of cake!

If you are in the South {or even if you're not} and fancy joining us then please do let me know in the comments below, including your email and I'll make sure I get you a proper Etsy invitation to the event!

Please share with any friends you think might also like to come, tweet about it, blog about it, shout about it if you like - the more the merrier!

Here's to an awesome {sunny} day!
More deets to come soon...

xo.


{new pals!} //.1

Hello all!

Happy Wednesday - I hope you're all proud of me for actually keeping up with daily posts this week! I'm pretty pumped to have been to the gym everyday and got posts done....#PROductive!

Anyways, today I thought I'd finally share with you all a little insight into the rather successful first blogger meet for 2013!!
Laura, {me}, Rosie & Harriet
On the 9th I met three lovely ladies {lots about each of them below!} for lunch at the gorgeous White Star restaurant on Oxford Street in Southampton. We arrived at 1pm...had lunch and a cheeky lunchtime Mojito each and then ended up chatting until gone 5pm! The staff at White Star were really lovely and made sure we were very well looked after! I definitely recommend it to anyone in the area - for the archaeology geek like me it also has a really lovely history too!


my dessert had a happy little face!
So during lunch we talked about all sorts - from setting yourself up as full-time self employed, to registering your business, to setting up an Etsy shop, blogging, our lovely boys, travelling, wedding planning - all sorts! It was lovely!

Here's a little bit about each lovely lady! 

{Harriet}
Harriet sells a TONNE of awesome stuff in her Etsy shop here!
Harriet is an awesome freelance illustrator and all round lovely pal! You can find lots of her work on her website here, and all sorts of ace updates on her blog here {p.s. she has a super cool giveaway running at the mo!} AND you can also follow her on Twitter here!! wowza.

p.s. I borrowed these images from the wonderful Stacie Swift as she did a lovely little feature on Harriet last month which you can read amongst other wonderful posts on her blog here

{Laura}
Lovely Laura has a wonderful blog filled with all sorts of DIY projects and lots of nail art tutorials too - she is an utter gem, and has even begun to organise our next crafty meet up in her mother-in-laws awesome little workshop...we were thinking {DIY} terrariums??

Anyway - you can find Laura's inspirational offerings here AND follow her on Twitter here!!

{Rosie}
How cool are these gorgeous notebooks??

Rosie is a freelance graphic and surface designer - she, as you can see makes some awesomely colourful patterns which she has printed onto cards, fabric, notebooks and lots of other ace things. You can actually find her lovely items here & here, as well as read her little blog here AND like the rest of us, follow on Twitter here!

All in all an awesome day! I can't wait to see these lovely little ladies again!
xo.