Before we get started looking at lots of pretty handmade things, I have a favour to ask. I've applied to Enterprise Nation for a small grant to buy a new sewing machine. To get the grant I need 150 people to vote for me. As I write this I have 120. I'm sooooo nearly there. If you can spare a couple of minutes please vote for me here:
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Today's blog is all about treating yourself. I was a bit fed up yesterday when I came up with this idea. Money's been tight here for a while so we usually stick to a budget but every once in a while we have a little treat. For me the best treat is going to Nero's for a mocha but buying myself a little something I want but don't need works too. So that's what this is all about - small items (£5 or less) to impulse buy. All the fun of buying handmade and waiting for the postman, hoping it's going to come today.... With none of guilt of having spent lots of money on something you don't really need. Plus you'll make the seller happy too so everybody wins!
Silver and Blue Butterfly Hair Barrette by HobbyByDesign
£5 (+ £2 p&p)
Vintage gorgeous silver and blue crystal hair barrette, quite lovely fantastic condition!
Purple Dangle Earrings by CreatedByMonika
£4 (+ £1.58 p&p)
A simple crackle glass bead that catches light beautifully suspended on two chains and attached to a silver plated nickel- free ear wire.
Infinity Friendship Bracelet by BohemienneBelle
£4.51 (+ £1.48)
Handcrafted With White 1.5mm Leather Cord, Antique Silver Plated Infinty Symbol 23x8mm, and a Natural Mother of Pearl Heart Button Closure. Approximately 7.5" in length.
Spiced Whiskey Seville Marmalade by LauraLeesLarder
£2.75 (+ £2.50 p&p)
Just seville oranges, sugar, lemon juice and a splash of spiced whiskey..... no added ingredients!
Small Notebook by AlicePotter
£5 (+ £1.50 p&p)
A5 (6x8") plain notebook, printed on to acid free white card stock. Stapled and folded down the edge.
Celtic Knotwork Tealight Holder by JamButtyCrafts
£4.99 (+ £2 p&p)
Celtic Knotwork Tea Light Holder made from polymer clay. Can be made to order in the colour of your choice.