Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And we're up... up... and away!

Finally, after 2 months of torture, Sprinkles Sparkles Online is up and running.

Okay, well, it was already up and running at the beginning of January, but I just did not like it, nor was it practical enough for me for when I am listing new products. 

So here we have it!
On the day Apple unveil their new Ipad, I am releasing

 Please pop in and have a look!

That's all for now!
Keep well.
Sprinks xx

Monday, January 25, 2010

Has it been a week?!

Not a lot to report on this week! I have been very busy editing the Creative Crafting magazine, with the lovely Anna - The Crystal Lady, and re-doing my website, yet again, so I have been more or less hibernating!

The magazine is coming along very nicely, this month. Not too stressful, articles that are coming in are fabulous, but it's a quite worrying that we are already looking at Valentines Day, and Mothers Day!

If you would like to contribute to the magazine in the future, please email me. The next issue will be the easter issue, so any easter related 'makes', what you are doing over the easter with the kids, your easter shop ideas, are all welcome!

Sprinks xx

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cropping, Bones and Listings

Today I have spent the day, cropping and re-naming all my bracelet images ready put up on to my website.

It's taken practically all day, and I'm pooped!
Just glad that I had a season of Bones to watch to get me through it!

Later on this evening I will start to list them on Sprinkles Sparkles Online! The website is still undergoing changes behind the scenes. The site up at the moment is only temporary, so, please excuse missing links!

I have just listed on MISI another bracelet from *The Petal Collection* - Blue Petal Flower Bracelet, and is £35

My jewellery and accessories are still available to purchase at the following sites:

Sprinks xx

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


After last weeks disappointment of not being able to go and get my new hamster, as it was very snowy,  today was written in the diary as the new 'pick up' day!
This morning, waking up, opening the curtains and seeing yet another blanket of snow, it was hit or miss whether we were going to be able to get the car out of our road and get along to the garden center.
We left at 11am, and the roads seemed pretty clear and gritted well, and we made it!

So now I can very excitedly introduce you all to Hamish! He is a male, Syrian hamster.

Sorry about the dark picture! I didn't want to frighten him with the flash from my camera. He is only about 6½ weeks old, but I think he is younger than that, as he is very tiny.

Sprinks xx

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Another one?


I have handmade and listed this gorgeous Orange and Cream Petal Flower Bracelet.

The bracelet is part of the 'Petal' Range I have been working on for 2010, which includes earrings and dainty bookmarks.
The bracelet is available on MISI and ETSY for £35, where you can also find the rest of the petal range, prices starting from only £5!

Sprinks xx

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Etsy... to be or not to be?

I have decided for 2010 to re-open my ETSY store.
Wise move? I'm not sure.
It does mean that I will have to spend more time promoting it, as well as my MISI store and my own website. But the more places I sell my items, the more likely someone is to find me!

Why not pop on over and have a look!

We didn't make it to the garden centre today. I woke up to snow, along with everyone else in the UK! So instead we cleared up the floor from pine needles and tinsel, and started putting all the Christmas decorations back into the loft.
Maybe tomorrow we may go to buy a new hamster, depending on the county roads.

I hope everyone is okay, keeping safe and warm, or having lots of fun in the snow!

Sprinks xx

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

January blues!?

I don't know about you, but I"m loving this weather! It's cold... ok, freeeeeezing but I get to pile on jumpers and fluffy boots! I just love it, love it, LOVE IT!

As of yet, there is no heavy downfall of snow here. We had a little flurry between 12 - 3, but it didn't come to much. The forecast shows we should have some from midnight, but I'm hoping we don't have too much as I would like to go to the garden center in the morning, to have a nosey at Hamsters.

Poor Buttons died on the 31st December 2009, we reckon he was about 2½, but i miss him dearly. He had a wonderful character, and loved chocolate buttons (hence the name!)
Here he is sitting on his merry wheel last September.

Last few days I have started to list a couple of my new items onto MISI. I have added the Pink and Purple Petal Flower Bracelet, and their matching Pink and Purple Leaf Earrings. Both are listed separately.

Today, I made some new hair pins.

These head pins would be perfect for a bride, her bridesmaids or if you are going as a guest, and would like to add a bit of sparkle to your hair.
They are available on MISI for £6.00.

Well enjoy the snow ladies and gentlemen! Don't go out unless you really need to, remember to stay warm, and look after the people around you.

Sprinks xx

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Fancy winning a FABulous BIG BAG?!

That's right!
It's another GIVE
, and this time from the lovely Kim from Sugarmouse!

You could be in for the chance of winning this gorgeous 'Big Bag' reversible weekend tote!

Both images are from Sugarmouses Blog

The giveaway is open for another 7 days, from today, and every day a little goody will be put into the bag!
The competition is open to everyone.
Pop on over to Sugarmouses Blog here, read the criteria, and leave a comment below on her blog!

Good luck!
Sprinks xx

What's new?

Like everyone, the new year is a great way to start positive and be more focused! So, I'm going to give it a go!

I have been busy over the Christmas and New Year holidays designing and making some new jewellery and accessories.

First off, I have added two new bracelets.

             Pink and Purple Petal Flower Bracelet       Green and Brown Petal Flower Bracelet

Both bracelets are available at Sprinkles Sparkles Online, and are £35.00 each.

Next up are their matching earrings. They are sold separately. 

Pink and Purple Leaf Earrings                   Green and Brown Leaf Earrings

These earrings are at Sprinkles Sparkles Online, and are available in silver plated (£10.00), sterling silver (£13.50), or clip on (£10.00).

Bookmarks! These are dinky little 3.5 inches or around 9cm long squiggle bookmarks, that stay on the flower theme.

Pink and Purple Petal Bookmark                      Green Petal Bookmark

Pink Petal Bookmark

All bookmarks are available at Sprinkles Sparkles Online! And are £5.00 each.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)
Sprinks xx

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

from Sprinkles Sparkles!

I hope everyone had a lovely new year celebration. whether they stayed at home, went to friends, or went out partying!

I went out, into Reading, for my new year celebration, only to come back at 10:30pm armed with burger and chips, as the whole 'being out' surrounded by lots of people, was starting to bring on an anxiety attack.  But, to be honest, I had the best time just slouched in front of the TV, watching Russel Howard on BBC3, then switching over to ITV to watch Big Ben strike 12.

During December, Sprinkles Sparkles Online got hacked into! I lost everything on the database, and had to start again. So during the Christmas holidays, I started making a new website. It's up and running - Sprinkles Sparkles Online! - but there are still a couple of teething issues with it, and as January progresses, more stock will be added!

We are also making a start on the February/March, Valentine & Mothers Day, Creative Crafting Magazine. This will be available to read from the 1st of February.

Like with everything and anything, we have had fantastic feedback, and also criticisms.  If you have any feedback for the team, good or bad,  please email us!
We are finding it very difficult to trawl though lots of forums to find out about your impressions of the magazine! :) Although, Man of the Month, seems to have created great feedback!

We will start to expand on many more crafts over the next coming issues to make sure everyone's craft doesn't feel left out!
We started off with a small team of jewellers, knitters, and crocheters, so the features and articles were based around those crafts. In the coming issue we will have a card maker, so you will be able to learn how to make a Valentines card for your loved ones.

That's all for now folks! Enjoy your day, and lets all make 2010 a better one!

Sprinks xx