The Colourful Stitchery Etsy Shop


So, today I bring you to The Colourful Stitchery on Etsy.  I have to admit that I am very jealous of anyone who can sew…I would love to be good at it, but, each attempt I have made has never ended well.


The Colourful Stitchery is the Etsy shop created by Cath Henson who makes her pieces of art in the beautiful county of Dorset…definitely on our list of places to stop when we do our UK van tour. (It’s almost as beautiful as Cornwall…which is where we are…very biased I know…)


In this beautiful shop you will find cushions (really pretty cushions), project packs, tote bags, needlework kits, notebook covers and all of those little shabby chic touches we all love.


Cath also has these gorgeous, colour popping, bee cushions – I am a sucker for anything to do with bees…cute little things… I can’t see these in the shop yet so the link on this one will take you directly to the Instagram page where you can delight in more examples of work from The Colourful Stitchery.

As usual, just click on the pictures which will take you directly to the shop.  (affiliate links which means Etsy will pay me a few pence for sending you that way)

Enjoy your shopping.

(Still wish I could sew!)

Geri x

Boucles en Caux – Etsy Shop


Today I bring you the Boucles en Caux shop on Etsy…a shop owned by Hazel Bertrand, creating her wearable art in Normandy France… If you love these earrings you might need to pop over to her shop quickly, these are sitting in a buyers basket already so might be gone pretty soon.


An absolutely beautiful range of earrings created with a rainbow of rustic colours, teals, blues, aquas, contrasting oranges…ceramics, feathers, quality beads and all at very affordable prices. (these earrings already in someones basket too).


If you prefer to keep your colours muted, don’t worry, there are earth tones, stunning glass lampwork beads, festival bohemian fashion.


Yellows and limes, carnival tones…and in most cases you can choose the ear wires, hooks, studs as preferred.


Some blacks and pinks for the romantics amongst you – all of these beauties have names…this is Bella….


Maybe you prefer something a little more ethnic or oriental…there is so much choice you are going to find something you like here….


And it’s not just earrings, here you will also find a large selection of colourful bracelets…a bit quirky and pretty unique.


To complete the range there is also a small selection of pretty, rustic necklaces…As usual just click on any of the pictures to take you directly to the shop for a bright and very pleasant browse…

Enjoy! (#ad link)

Geri x




EAM Handmade on Etsy


This Etsy shop belongs to Elizabeth who makes her pieces of wearable art in Napa, California…created with high end materials for a quality look.


I love her style, it is so amazingly flexible….worn on it’s own you could say minimalist jewellery…but layer it or wear it all together, there you have your bohemian, festival look…


Go check out her shop….clink on any of the pictures above and you will be whisked away there as if by magic….there you will find romance, minimalism, quality, whatever style you would like to make, make it your own.

I will be sure to keep checking for any new treasures from this shop for you.

Thanks Elizabeth…

Geri x

Vintage Anchor Bracelet…


Very pretty and unusual damascene style link bracelet. It is in pretty good vintage condition, however, when wearing the clasp doesn’t clip back into locking position, you will need to push it closed. I didn’t want to put a new one on because it seems a shame not to keep the original.

Approx 7 inches long, but you could attach an extender chain if you wanted it a little longer.

I think it is gold toned metal, not tested for gold.

Please do check out other listings as I will combine postage for you.  There is a £1.00 section in my shop now!
We are still going through all of our things and selling or donating it all….just click on the picture to check if it is still available….
Geri x

Unicorns and Rainbows Blanket

What’s not to love here, unicorns AND rainbows…click on the picture to take you to the Etsy Shop The Hat and I…


Be a unicorn in a field of horses…stay magical & sparkle wherever you go!
Finished blanket measures 32″ X 32″, but you can make it any size you like.

Materials you will need:
Light/Medium (3/4) weight yarn – Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash shown
Light (3) weight yarn – a lighter weight yarn used for the unicorn horns only
Size B (2.25mm), I (5.5mm), and J (6.0mm) crochet hooks
Polyester fiberfill (optional)
Fabric glue/fray check (optional)
Tapestry needle

Pattern is written in English using standard American terms with step-by-step instructions and a HUGE amount of photos to help guide your hook to completion.

Enjoy x

Free crochet pattern sloths of love English and Dutch

Really cute!!!!



I designed this sloth couple about two years ago. Now I finally had the time to translate it in English. This pattern is a present for you because I get so much support for my designs from you!

The sloths are made With Scheepjes Stonewashed yarn but very well can be made with any cotton yarn you have and in different colors. I added magnetic closures (you can also use magnetic buttons) to the arms and legs so the sloths can hang out anywhere! Hang them in a tree or plant or curtain. Lots of possibilities! You can also make your children or grandchildren happy when you hang a sloth in their kidsroom!

Find the FREE english (US) sloth pattern here:

Het GRATIS Nederlandse haakpatroon vind je hier:

I spend a lot of time to design this pattern, it’s a large pattern including…

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