Monday, 19 April 2010

At last!

To any non-Etsian this may sound like crazy talk - I've finally managed to grab a treasury!! For the unfamiliar, a Treasury is a collection of 16 items you have found whilst delving into the rabbit hole of Etsy, and put them together to share with everyone else. Its not shameless self promotion as you dont appear in it yourself.
Here is my latest offering, compiled with men in mind. Take a look; you'll be surprised at what's on off for the specail man in your life.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

This glorious weather has brought out the dormant gardener in me so I've put aside my pliers and picked up spade, drill and saw. I've been clearing ground, painting fencing and building a much needed woodstore. My lovely woodstore - a concoction of recycled & reclaimed wood bits (very Heath Robinson and FREE) now houses a handsom pile of logs.

Whilst aloft and staining the woodstore roof I observed several bumbly-bees lurking amongst the logs... Hmmm. I absolutely want to encourage them into the garden, but absolutely DO NOT want to get stung. What to do???

Re-house them.... in this Wudwerx creation.

Every garden should have one!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Having bagsied a spot at a funky fair in Liverpool at the beginning of April I've had my head down trying to ensure I have a full table. Only intending to make '1 or 2', as per usual, I got totally engrossed and came back up for air 16 pins later! Some are on Etsy already :

but will be coming with me to the fair. When they're gone, their gone - no two are ever alike!

(As soon as I have confirmation in my paws I'll post here and the Sildara Facebook fan page with full details for those who would like to come say 'Hi' in Liverpool.)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Fungus is great! Whilst taking my husband out for some exercise I spotted this rather striking example snaking round the tree like a set of stairs (childhood mode, on). Returning home complete with ruddy cheeks I sat down and started making some new pieces for my Etsy store and an up coming fair (details tbc).

It would appear that this lovely fungus has had more influence on my creations that I may have credited.....

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

So, Sildara has been up and running for a few months now but the crash has slowed me down a bit. I'm getting back into the habit of creating and listing during the day rather than the wee hours (and sleeping instead - more important). I'm also experimenting with a new line which will be test driven by my very own invalid before offering publicly. Keep an eye open here for a sneaky peek!