Two *Card Pouches

So this week has been filled with lunches with friends, running, spring cleaning and great excitement for me – the arrival of a fitness watch to track my steps, stress, sleep heart rate and even stairs I’ve climbed. The watch has proved useful in that it reminds me to “move” if I’ve sat for too long… although I’m not entirely sure how long that will remain disabled when I’m engrossed with orders ūüėä

I’ve had two custom orders this week from two different people for two unique items. I’ll be sharing the post about the one a little later, but thought I’d update you on the progress of the *Card pouch order I had.

I’ve finished both the “Summery” and the “Wintery” *Card Pouches.¬†If you haven’t seen the previous post about the watermelon pouch, read it here.

The “Wintery” *Card Pouch is in Silver and has pearlised beads and a floral inner lining. Perfect for storing credit cards and notes on a night out when a sleeker pouch is called for instead of keeping the cards loose in your evening purse.

PS – how do you like my nails? I painted them myself and am very chuffed that I didn’t go over the edges (for a change ūüėä)

Thanks for stopping by ūüėÄ

Nina

Summers here! Hooray!

We’ve had a bit of a heat wave this week. It has¬†been GLORIOUS!

For me, nothing says “Summer” more like a watermelon. It brings back childhood memories of watermelons floating in the pool whilst we were all playing a game of seeing who could get to the pool in the shortest amount of hops from one shade spot to the next – so that we didn’t burn our feet. The bobbing about and spinning the watermelon in the pool. Mind you… thinking back to those days¬†in this crazy health and safety world we live in now – I’m not entirely sure if when we ate the watermelon how much of it had absorbed chlorine in it… mmm.. best not try this at home kids ūüôā

I was busy making Watermelon *Card Purse, when I was contacted for a custom order. “Not a purse with a clasp please. I want something that will fit my credit card(s) in, but¬†flat enough to go in my evening purse when I’m out. I usually carry my cards loose in my bag.¬†I want two – one that is “Summery” and another a Winter version.”

In steps Watermelon *Card Pouch. I’ve thanked¬†Jo for¬†the idea and am busy making a wintery version for her. I may just make a whole line of these. They’re very convenient! Holds more than one card, I’m sure it will also fit in a few notes with¬†it too. Like the purses, I’ve also¬†lined the pouch.

Now to bring out the Pimms, grab a towel finish my ice cream and go for a swim Рits not usually as lovely as this! Make the most of it!

Here’s a couple of photos I took on the beach to get you feeling a little warmer if you’re stuck in Winter whilst reading this ūüôā

 

Two favourites

Following my last blog post Rainbow Cloud *Card Purse¬†I’d put the purse on my shop listings and within minutes of the post being published, the purse was sold! Thank you – the proceeds of this will also be going to my sister. I’ve had requests for more another. So you can see what I’ve been busy with this weekend – making a second Rainbow Cloud *Card Purse and can see that this sweetheart purse is going to be quite popular!

Another popular design – the Cherry Blossom *Card purse has also been finished off and added to my shop listings.

Happy Sunday – and a HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the Dad’s out there.

Nina

 

Rainbow Cloud *Card Purse

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” – Maya Angelou

So I’ve come to an end of a stressful situation. It’s not often I make a stand for myself, but when I do, I find it incredibly hard and believe me – it has to be a particularly hard push to get me to that point of just saying ‘enough’. Its so much easier to let things go by to “save the peace”.  On review, lessons learnt are that if the things you’ve tried to change are not working out or won’t change and when things are not right, its ‘ok’ to just let go and move on in the best way you can.

Amidst it all, I came across the above quote. It was beautiful. I wanted to be that rainbow in someone’s cloud.  I want to be remembered for the positive things I’ve done. I want to be recognised for my achievements. I had tried hard and really thought I was that rainbow. Doubt crept in.  

Out of the blue it hit me. Like a ton of bricks… I am! I am a rainbow in many other clouds. 

I’ve come to realise that actually, I am a big ‘ol shinning glittery and sparkly full HD rainbow deluxe! Especially to the relationships that matter most to me. And it feels great!

This purse design is dedicated to all my friends and family who have helped me through this time by reminding me that even faded rainbows in dark clouds can brighten up with a little sunlight and for some magical reason, shine best in clouds you love.

Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Always.

 

 

Something bright for the light in your life ‚ėÄÔłŹ

Looking for a little Summer fun? Look no further than the Candy Stripe *Card Purse. This sweet purse will suit any age. Sweet and simple.

Another purse inspired by a beautiful find on a jog – a whole hedge covered in hues of pinks, oranges, purples and yellows. I just had to try replicate the display. Isn’t it pretty?

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From the brightness of the flowers, comes the brightness of the purse…

I’m really enjoying finding inspiration in the sights and views on a jog… I wonder what I’ll find next time ūüôā

 

 

Jade Cherry Blossom *Card Purse

The popular *Cherry Blossom design returns in a beautiful shade of Jade.

Warmer weather has eventually made its way to Guernsey and I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful¬†days to try and get some exercises in and¬†hopefully shift a few of the long winter pounds added to my figure (mind you my “winter spell” of exercise break has been over 2 years since my first foot operation). I’ve been making the most of the weather and going out on morning/evening jogs and walks around Guernsey. This new found energy I must say has, although very good for the¬†headspace, left me after a long day at work with a strong desire to continue¬†making the most of the outdoor weather and so J and I¬†have¬†been having¬†evenings outside watching sunsets and it has also¬†encouraged earlier bedtimes,¬†unfortunately¬†forcing me to neglect my crochet work a bit.

As you may know, running is my other love.¬† I was devastated 2 years ago being told that I’d need both feet¬†operated on and I’d most likely not be allowed to run again.¬†The views I come across whilst on jogs or walks are what make it for me, and they can honestly be so amazing that you don’t mind the pain of a run.¬†We live in a truly amazing world and people often don’t get to see the beautiful views the world around has to offer.¬†It is so¬†humbling to come across a¬†view that even if you’ve been in the same spot 100’s of times,¬†in a certain light the view can be breath taking and you just know¬†it will never be the same again. And so I take my¬†phone with me on¬†my trails and¬†I try to share the beauty over Facebook / Instagram. If you are on Instagram and are following me,¬†you may see some of my photos “views on a run” from places I’ve captured on my travels.

But please do not worry: I am being careful and when I say “jog”, being back to it over 2 years of no exercises, my “jogs” are more of a “run-walk-splutter-walk-jog” at the moment and no longer than 30minutes. Following doctors orders re my feet, I’m not planning on doing long distances again and definitely no competitions and only doing this for me.

It was on one of my jogs, a morning that started out quite foggy that I thought of using green. The *Cherry Blossom design has proved popular in Blue, Pink and Yellow so far.

 The beautiful soft green shades in Cambridge park inspired me. IMG_1860And so the Jade Cherry Blossom *Card Purse was born.

As you will know from previous posts, ALL proceeds made in my shop until 1 July I am donating to my sister, Lisa. Lisa has had numerous operations over her young life and the last being an internal prosthesis stretching from her thigh to her ankle in her (only) leg, being rather scary. I want to make her day and give her some pennies to plan for something special, something to look forward to.  Thank you for the purchases made already, I have just under £90 to give her so far!

This purse will also be in my shop soon and is also included in my shop event for Lisa.

Thank you for visiting! HAPPY SPRING!

Nina