give thanks

Here in the UK we don't really celebrate Thanksgiving in the same way as our cousins accross the pond, but I've been seeing all the lovely posts on Instagram of people cooking up feasts and spending time with their loved ones! Not only is it making me hungry (and excited for Christmas Dinner!) but it's reminded me that there is so much to be thankful for.

I must admit, I find it hard to feel overly positive at this time of year, what with the cold weather, grey days and dark nights. There are always bouts of the dreaded lurgy going around too and I feel like I might be catching it (bleurgh!) so I have mainly been working from the sofa this week. As I have been snuggled up today with my slippers on, lots of blankets and hot tea, I can't help but feel grateful for what I have. I'm grateful for the little things, my friends and family, and for the roof over my head.

This coming Sunday, it will be a whole year since we bought our first house together, and as we celebrate our little milestone, I can't help but think about those poor people who may not have a home to go to, especially when it's so cold outside. I always try to put my negativity aside and just be grateful. I'm one of those people who buys a hot chocolate for those that are sleeping out in the cold - it's so important to give thanks as well as giving to those in need, even if it's just the smallest gesture - it can go a long way.

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween you guys! October is over already - it feels like it's flown by! I've really enjoyed getting into the Halloween mood and embracing Autumn. I hope you all had fun over the weekend getting dressed up, celebrating and trick or treating.

Just a quick post to wrap up the spooky season and welcome in November. I'll hopefully be getting lots of new stuff in the shop ready for Christmas and try to be super organised by starting to do some shopping for presents... we'll see!

Happy Halloween!

So it's Halloween weekend and we're spending it carving pumpkins, drinking hot chocolate and snuggling up to watch Harry Potter films surrounded by candles and chocolate.

We're not going to a Halloween party this year but I've seen some amazing costumes and make-up this year! It feels like everyone gets more into it every year and some peoples efforts are really impressive!

I can't believe it's already the end of October! It's definitely a little chillier and the leaves are all changing colour - it certainly feels very Autumnal. The clocks go back tonight as well, which means we get an extra hour in bed but it will be darker earlier in the evenings.

I'm really getting into all things spooky and magical and I'm quite enjoying the change in season too so I've rounded up Halloween and the end of October with this evil eye.

The evil eye is a curse that is believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, and is usually given to a person when they are unaware. It is belief that receiving the evil eye will cause injury or misfortune. Some wear evil eye talismans to protect themselves against curses.

I created this evil eye to watch over you guys and wish you all a fun Halloween weekend!

I'm definitely excited about these little beauties! I LOVE enamel pins, so it was no suprise that I found myself hankering to create one. My new gold detailed pins look dreamy on a denim jacket, and I thought it was so cute when my Mum asked for dibs on the first one, which she is proudly wearing on her lapel right now 🙂 (Hi Mum! lol)

It feels like it's been the longest wait from the design stage to finally having these pins sitting pretty in the studio, but I'm so pleased with the quality. They're cute and delicate but so robust and hard-wearing, and the gold finish is just so pretty! The soft enamel creates a lovely dimensional depth and tactile finish, and the pins have a traditional lapel pin back secured by a gold metal clutch.

I've got an obsession with hands at the moment, and I just love the combination of white, red and gold *heart eyes emoji*. I'm thinking of doing a few more hand pins to add to the collection because I just think they're so cute.

 

My shop is looking a bit sparse at the moment but I've got lots of new stuff coming soon which should hopefully be available for Christmas, including more prints and pins, and possibly some tees as well. 

I don't normally get very excited about Christmas but this year I've got the festive feels. Although our house is currently a renovation nightmare and probably will be well into the New Year, I'm still looking forward to making it feel all snuggly and putting the tree up. I don't want to get too excited too early though! It's not even November yet!

Are you guys excited for Christmas yet?

 

 

The 'This Heart of Mine' enamel pin is now available to buy in the shop!

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Sugar Skull Halloween Invitation

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October is here and that means it's Halloween! Although I've never really celebrated it, I love all the decorations and Autumn colours.

I'm definitely going to do some pumpkins this year and make the house feel all spooky and cosy with lots of candles.

Halloween wouldn't be complete without some sugar skulls so I created this printable invitation for those of you that are having parties this year.