Wednesday, 26 August 2009

What a whale of a time in Wales!

We stayed in St Brides in Pembrokeshire on the peninsular so had some spectacular views of beautiful and idyllic beaches and landscapes. We saw seals with their pups in a bay, lots of birds and got rained on many times!
And some cool dog statues at St Brides Castle!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Colours of Turkey

Turkey was full of amazing inspiring colours and patterns. I really wanted one of these beautiful lamps but didn't think I could return with it in one piece!!

We visited a carpet weavers and saw the beautiful patterns and colour ways the talented women were weaving.
Architecture in Ephesus, an old tiny Greek ghost town now inhabited by Turks and a really decorative mosque.
I love the tradition of the 'Nazar boncugu' meaning evil eye, coloured eye like stones are attached to cars, houses, pets and babies to protect them from evil.

Monday, 17 August 2009

New Etsy.com Banner

This is my lovely new Etsy banner designed by Tom Moloney my Graphic Designer boyfriend, how handy!! So take a look www.avantgardecrafts.etsy.com

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Will it catch on?

Tom and I saw some tourists doing this by the Houses of Parliament, so we thought why miss an 'hand/famous landmark combo' opportunity!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Nautical Brooches


New nautical brooches available on etsy. These were one of my biggest sellers last year and the nautical theme is perfect for every summer season, as the nautical theme emerges every year; so you will get plenty of wear. For more info visit... http://www.avantgardecrafts.etsy.com/