Friday, 1 May 2015

20% off at Little Deer Daydreams!


As it was my birthday on Wednesday, I decided to share the love and set up a discount code that you can use on my Etsy store, Little Deer Daydreams!

Enter the code BIRTH20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!

This applies to all items on Little Deer Daydreams, and the offer is valid until 13th May 2015.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Green Gardens - A Window for Spring


...This has become something of a 'window displays' blog, hasn't it?

Here is the latest display that I created for Humanity at Heart, a small charity based in Sussex. This time the theme was 'spring gardens', and the spring weather came along just at the right time for it!


Some of the flowers from our plants section bloomed at the perfect time for the window display. Spring has truly sprung!
I made the little flowers that can be seen amongst the daffodils, using the sleeves of an old jumper, disposable chopsticks and ribbon leftover from other projects.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Easter Window Display


Last week was the window display changeover at the charity shop where I volunteer. The manager and I had decided in advance to have an Easter theme, as Easter is on its way!


After giving it some thought, and looking at the stock we had for the display, the theme ended up being along the lines of an Easter Egg Hunt!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand: A Summer Window Display


I've previously written about the Christmas and autumn window displays I created for a charity shop, and promised to update about this months ago. The weather has been sunny lately (I think spring is finally here!) so today I want to share photos of the summer window I created last June!


This was my first more challenging display, in that I decided to turn the display table into an ice cream cart.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Little Deer Wakes Up


So for several months, my Etsy store, Little Deer Daydreams, has been on the backburner.

No more!


Little by little, I am adding products to the store.
Some old...


Some new...


So far I've listed necklaces, earrings, and rings made with gemstones and metals.
But there will be bracelets, too, and products made from other materials, including vintage components. More colours also to come soon :)

Check out Little Deer Daydreams to see more.

I'm glad to have got this restarted. It's been on my To Do list for a while!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Autumn Window Display


Not long ago, I shared photos of the Christmas windowdisplay that I put together for a charity shop.
As I wrote previously, I'd intended to post about some other displays that I never got around to writing about.

Today's post is about the autumn-themed window, created in September.



Once again, some of the photos here have unfortunate reflections of the buildings opposite, so the most 'complete' image also depicts the other side of the high street!


Sometimes, window displays are changed on the spur of the moment, other times they are planned out in advance, enabling me to look around for inspiration.
I decided to hang a long twig in front of an old net curtain after finding a photograph of autumn tree branches in the fog.

Monday, 22 December 2014

2014 Crafting Recap

2014 may have been a quiet year on the craft blogging front, as I became rather distracted with Doing A Thing, but here's a recap of some of my posts from the past year...

measuring tape belt
Made using an old measuring tape, a buckle, eyelets and glue.


paper sticks of rock
Paper Sticks of Rock / Beach-Themed Party Favours
Made from paper, card and cellophane.


pine cone christmas ornaments
Easiest Christmas Pine Cone Ornaments
Made with pine cones, pins and ribbon


wire-wrapped leather bracelets
Wire-Wrapped Beaded Leather Bracelets
Made with leather cord, wire, beads and basic findings
A project to use up some accidentally-bought leather cord.


pearl and leather wrap bracelet
Pearl & Leather Wrap Bracelet
Made with leather cord, faux pearls, and basic findings.


cord and chain necklace DIY
Cord & Chain Necklace
Made with cord, chain, beads, embroidery thread and basic findings


scandi christmas heart decorations
Upcycled Festive Heart Decorations
Made with an old pillow case, pillow stuffing and embroidery thread


christmas window display
Charity Christmas Window Display
Created from donated, handmade and recycled/upcycled items!

 Well, that's probably about it for this year. I'll post more leather cord crafts as I make them, and some others along the way. Until then, seasons greetings to you all. :)
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