Thursday, 29 July 2010

Mum, I'm Bored!

Well the school holidays have begun and if you've got kids you've probably already heard those 3 little words "Mum, I'm bored". So this week I thought I'd take a look and see what the creative people at Folksy have to offer in way of kids entertainment. This is traditional entertainment, no computers, no gadgets, no looking for spare batteries, just a bit of imagination and creativity.
I wasn't disappointed in what I found. Take a look and see what you think. Just click on the picture for more details.

Widget and Friends Kvintage
Art in the Bag iwishiwasa
Madame Sew n Sew With Hugs and Kisses

1. Gardener Sock Bunny £16.50 - Widget and Friends
2. Children's Pirate Kit £32 - Kvintage
3. Victorian House art kit £8.99 - Art in the Bag
4. 'Lucha' dressing up mask £21.50 - iwishiwasa
5. Kids baking kit £9.99 - Madame sew n sew
6. Zoo finger puppets £9.99 - With Hugs and Kisses

Monday, 26 July 2010

School holiday treat

First day of the school holidays and its hardly Mediterranean weather. As a special treat for the kids and to brighten our day I decided a breakfast treat was in order. So while the kids were engrossed in some cartoon or other I whipped up a batch of marmalade muffins. Absolutely delicious served warm from the oven with the marmalade nice and runny, Paddington bear would have loved them.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Giraffe Folksy Friday

This weekend whilst my eldest is away at Brownie camp we are moving her sister into her own room. We have redecorated, with her guidance, she decided she wanted a giraffe theme. In reality we've painted her walls green and bought her a big giraffe poster.

So I thought this week I'd look and see what wonderful giraffe creations there were over on folksy. This is what I found.

For more details please click on the individual pictures.

Northfield Primitives Nutty Crafts
Dottie Cards Mary, Quire Contrary
Polkadot Sundays Molly moo and Jessica too

1. Giraffe £26 - Northfield Primitives
2. Giraffe cloth shopper bag £10 - Nutty Crafts
3. Personalised Giraffe Birthday card £3.45 - Dottie cards
4. Safari Pearls charm bracelet £10 - Mary, Quite Contrary
5. Martin the paper Giraffe £65 - Polkadot Sundays
6. Keep me warm Zoo Quilt £30 - Molly Moo and Jessica too

Just a note to say 50% of sales from Molly Moo and Jessica too Folksy shop this weekend (til midnight 25th) will be donated to Cancer Research

Thursday, 15 July 2010

First Folksy Friday

Welcome to my first Folksy Friday. In keeping with my first post about my shop name this weeks selection has the theme of ginger. I was amazed when I typed ginger into the search at the variety of items that were available. I have picked 6 completely different items, hope you like them.

To see further details of the items just click on the picture.

Fluffsstuffs MakeDoAndMendShop
MyHeartExposedYarns Lomond Soap
StrawberryCremeNouveau Pierre Cochon

1. Red hair girl brooch- £10 Fluffs stuff
2. Ginger Beer plant- £8 MakeDoAndMendShop
3. "Galangal" super mero DK- £14 My Heart Exposed Yarns
4. Whisky and ginger soap- £3.75 Lomond Soap
5. Ginger nutter necklace- £28 strawberry Creme Nouveau
6. Ginger Rules T Shirt- £5.99 Pierre Cochon

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

First post- What's in a name?

I thought I'd start at the beginning. Many people ask me where the name Jinja jewellery comes from. When deciding on a name for my business I wanted something that went back to my roots. I was born in Zambia in Africa and although I was only there for 2 months Africa is in my soul. I also wanted something that reflected my life now. Jinja was the perfect name, it is a town in Uganda, one of the places where you can see gorillas and also means stone which was appropriate for my jewellery making. So that was my African side covered. For my life now, well I have a ginger husband and 2 gorgeous ginger girls.

One of the first pieces I made was this bracelet, I named it Chingola after a town in Zambia which is part of the copper belt. I felt the copper and orange colour complimented each other perfectly.