Monday, 7 November 2011

Overdosing on sparkle

It's been a bit of a frantic few weeks here. It's not so much that I fell out of love with blogging, it's more that we changed our camera and computer setup and I upped my volunteering commitments *and* I decided to do two craft shows in the run up to Christmas and ... well, you can imagine the rest. I apologise for the slightly blurry pictures, I am still trying to get used to the new camera and having no daylight doesn't help.

Rewind a couple of months to the summer holidays (remember those?) While we were away I had time to finally make a couple of tiaras for a pair of fairy princesses; one is for a pink and sparkly fairy, the other for a mermaidish sea princess.




I am not thrilled by the wire twisting (I was making it up as I went along) but I rapidly fell in love with the jewel encrusted bands and decided that they would make the most fabulously girly headbands to make for special presents. And so they do. I may have got a little bit carried away ...



PS to Kim - thank you for your message about problems with permissions - I think I've fixed it (the blogroll was having a moment) but please do let me know if you see any other oddness ...

20 comments:

  1. Oh very pretty. And sparkly. Are you taking orders? I rather fancy an emerald one to cheer me up on dull days.

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  2. They're beautiful Val! You are clever! Lucy xx

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  3. Gorgeous! In amongst all the madness perhaps we could find a teeny bit of time to have a cuppa? Happy Week, Ax

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  4. I'm not surprised you got carried away with all that jewelled loveliness, I especially love the mermaidy one - beautiful x

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  5. There is no such thing as too much sparkle - especially this time of year!
    So pretty and girlie.

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  6. I love them - you are so clever!

    Pomona x

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  7. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I should like to be a sparkly mermaid sea princess and wear one of those... xxx

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  8. the encrusted alice bands are really fabulous!!! So to are the tiaras, hope the fairs go really well.

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  9. Oh Val, is there no END to your brilliance? Count me in - I want to be a sparkly princess, too.

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  10. oohh they are beautiful, I especially love the blue and green one , really gorgeous! Do you sell them?

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  11. They are absolutely gorgeous - and original. I hope you do well at your sales. (The camera geek in me is dying to know what the new camera is, exactly!) :) x

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  12. They are beautiful...especially the green one...even my tomboy daughter might be persuaded by these! PS I'll be looking out for you on Pinterest...no doubt I'll be losing several hours to it every week!

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  13. Pretty! I like the twisted wire accents, especially on the mermaid one. So cute!

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  14. You can never overdose on sparkle! Very pretty.

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  15. Fantastic headbands. I agree, it's impossible to overdose on sparkle.

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  16. Your tiaras and headbands are lovely. I agree with the others you can never have too much sparkle especially if your a little girl.

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  17. Oh they're so wonderful (and even more so in real life). The hair bands are fabulous too - I love the colour combinations.

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  18. How lovely! Can I echo French Knots - are you taking orders? I can imagine my girls falling in love with those too.

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  19. ooh these are lovely... my girls would love crowns like these!

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