It’s official, you’re fantastic

IAmAcrylic_1I have been waiting to post this for weeks.  It’s my adorable I Am Acrylic collection which has a couple of recent additions.

I fell in love with them a couple of years ago.  Ruth and Brendan’s designs are so iconic and I dragged Husband into Hannah Zakari‘s shop in Edinburgh when we visited in 2015 for my first piece – the little mountain necklace on the left.  Soon afterwards, I snapped up the Southbank Centre necklace.  It’s one of my favourite places in London, so this necklace definitely belonged at home with me.  And then to Brighton this year to buy the limited edition winter sparkle necklace from the Unlimited Shop.

My latest purchases are the glorious Seaside Sunset necklace and that beautiful building in the middle.  It’s not as recognisable as some of I Am Acrylic’s other designs like Battersea Power Station, I’ll give you that.  In fact, I’d be very surprised if anyone knows what it is, and I’m very sad to say that this item isn’t even staying with me.

IAmAcrylic_2It’s going off to Tim, my BFF – it’s a perfect (in my opinion) replica of his apartment building.  I had the idea a while ago, and approached Ruth from IAA about a month ago as I thought it would make a great birthday present.  I had a vague idea in my head how I wanted it to look – blocky, curvy, and a bit abstract – and I think it was encapsulated beautifully.

Working with IAA was a dream – Ruth regularly kept me in the loop, sending me lots of inspiration, colour ideas, photos of paper mock-ups.  It was made into a piece of “Wallery – because it’s like jewellery for your wall” – it is a bit of a pain that Tim isn’t a necklace person as I think this would look amazing on a long chain but it works as Wallery too.

IAmAcrylic_3Plus I got the cute little sailboat badge as well!

I’m writing this before I’ve handed it over to Tim, but I hope he’ll like it.  I’ll have to post his reaction on Instagram.

And now I can’t stop thinking of more things to get the IAA treatment.  Sadly, I live in a very boring square house so I don’t think that would look that appealing as necklace but surely I can find something else to commission.

Thank you I Am Acrylic – you are the loveliest people ever!

Not Another Bill February 2015

NAB Feb1

Last month, not so good.  This month, much better!

I was a little concerned as again, the envelope felt quite light and the silver bag inside was a little small but…

NAB Feb2Adorable pineapple necklace!  I don’t wear sensible jewellery so this necklace from Estella Bartlett was right up my street.  In fact, pretty much every piece on their website is – I especially love the robot necklaces.

NAB Feb 3I predict I’ll get a lot of wear out of this.  Well done NAB, you’ve upped your game and won at least another month of subscription from me.

Oh My Goodie Goodness – June box

GG Box

A couple of facts about me

  • I love quirky jewellery
  • I love quirky stationery
  • I love European design
  • I love a surprise

So when Domestic Sluttery blogged about Oh My Goodie Goodness, I instantly subscribed.

Beauty boxes have been around for a while, and I’ve occasionally been tempted – the notion that each month, I’d get a lovely surprise delivered right to my door made my finger hover over the “order” button on several occasions.  But I’m such a hideous beauty snob, I knew that I’d always be disappointed.

But Goodie Goodness grabbed my attention.  From their website:

What is Goodie Goodness?
Goodie Goodness is all about helping you discover new artists, designers and small creative businesses. Each month you will receive a carefully curated box of modern handmade items, all of which are unique and made with great care. None of these items will ever be mass-produced or available on the high street. We work hard to source beautiful products that you will love, either as a unique gift or to keep for yourself.
Yes, Yes, a million times yes.

So on to my first box.  I’ll put it behind a cut, just to avoid spoilers.  Apologies for the incredibly dark photos – I failed to find any light in my house whatsoever.   Continue reading