Friday, 6 August 2010

Back from my Hols

I have fallen way behind with my Thank you blogs again so apologies everyone for that!

I shouldn't really give excuses, but I have recently got from a lovely holiday in Cornwall and have lots of custom jewellery requests that have built up while I was away. That and trying to fit everything in around two very demanding children who are on their school holidays. It's going to be a very long 4 or 5 weeks and I think I am going to need another holiday by the time they go back to school.

Mick - Shpangle Jewellery
This is Round 1 of several thank you blogs while I try to catch up. The directory is going very well, with 62 crafts now listed and it has raised £268 + £47.39 for charity! I am debating whether to expand it to allow crafters to submit stories about how specific or generally charities have helped them in life...if you think it is a bad/good idea please let me know.

The newest members (and apologies for those I haven't got around to yet) are:

The first thank you goes to Coconut Blush and their handmade soap from the heart of the Peak District. As well as making natural soaps, bath products and gifts they specialise in soap for sufferers of dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

The second thank you goes to Raggedy Homespun Crafts who make handmade dolls and home accessories. Using only good quality cotton and fabrics they make personalised stitcheries and bunting, home accessories and of course their unique ragdolls.

The third thank you goes to Pipistrelle and her Etsy shop selling beautiful Crochet bags, scarves, brooches, keyrings, fact everything crochet. A notable feature of her work is the seamless, flowing nature her designs.

The fourth thank you goes to ZaksJewel and their gorgeous looking website selling modern and stylish sterling silver jewellery. Their aim is to produce beautiful, unique pieces of jewellery that make people happy, and many of the pieces are one-offs.

...more Thank you's to come soon!

Many thanks again to everyone for all your support with the directory.



  1. Hi Mick,

    Thank you very much for the mention :)

    Glad you've had a good holiday!


  2. Welcome back Mick, glad you had a great holiday.
    Like your idea on the Crafts for Charity write ups, really pleased its taken off so well too.