Thursday, 21 March 2013

Get what you need :)

You don't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need.

Wedding Guest Book Swirl with Butterflies £12.99
Keep it in a Frame
I was talking yesterday about inspiration and how Craftfest had suddenly got me bubbling over with fresh ideas. I mentioned one of them in the post - testing out craft kits and writing reviews on them. Straight away I got a very kind offer of having them published in a craft magazine if I took the idea on. So my first project is on it's way to me as I write. It's a great opportunity to bring more people to my blog and to my website. Hence the quote from the Rolling Stones above - I was looking for sales but got a whole new direction to explore instead :)

Today I'm showing a few things from Craftfest with my favourite theme - Dragonflies and Butterflies.
This first one is from Keep it in a Frame, a beautifully elegant wedding album design personalised for the Bride and Groom.

Dragonfly Pond Brass Style Necklace on Ball Chain.
Fairy Elephant Design
Back to Jewellery again Fairy Elephant Design have this fabulous Dragonfly pendant. I love the mixture of colours in that water with the hints of rushes and sparkles of light. It reminds me of a late afternoon in summer, taking a walk with nothing in the world to worry about. Talking about inspiration, I could just see myself doing an encaustic background with those colours and scraping back to get the highlights ...mmmmm

I really wanted to put another picture here from The Very Small Company, but there pictures aren't accessible so a link will have to suffice. Here they have a lovely Steampunk Dragonfly pendant piece, along with lots more steampunky goodies for all sorts of projects. Bookmarking this one :)

Just in case you have missed it so far, Craftfest can be found here

and my own stall is here.

Come back and let me know what you think :)

Happy Crafting or Happy Shopping,

Janice x


  1. Well done! Thanks for the feature!
    Have tweeted and shared! :-)

  2. Lovely blog Janice, and congrats!

  3. Thanks for the wise reminder of getting what I need :)

  4. The dragonfly is wonderful and especially as we are coming into spring it makes me think of getting up north where we have thousands of dragonflies. Made me smile. Thanks, Wendy

  5. Congratulations on getting your idea of getting craft kits and writing a review on them taken up by a magazine.

  6. Will be interested to find out what craft kits you review!


    1. 1st one is going to be a patchwork quilting project that is hopefully on it's way right now.

  7. What a beautiful wedding book.The necklace dragon fly is beautiful xx

  8. Very well done Janice a great blog. I also visited You own website. Wow You got a lot to sell lovely glas necklages. greetings from Coby

  9. What fun, Janice! Thanks for sharing!


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