New Tea Towel Review

I had a lovely 5 star review I thought I would share with you:

‘Really really nice teatowel. My partner loves it, she can’t believe how cute it is! :D

Have a look at my Etsy shop

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Watch “Lovely Vlog – Week 2 – Mum’s Bracelet Complete + …” on YouTube

New vlig post Lovely Vlog – Week 2 – Mum’s Bracelet Complete + …: https://youtu.be/AjYA7KjvmOE

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Double Twist Silver Bangle

I decided to go back to my favourite style which is shiny twisted things. So I made this double twisted bangle for my mum’s birthday present, as whatever rubbish I make she always loves it an is very grateful.

I started with two 4mm pieces of square wire, bent each piece into a peg shape. I then hammed the middle down when the bend occurs and then pulled out the ends to make the twist. Next I soldered the two wire pieces together and sanded it down so it looked like 1 piece.

See the photos below, any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Lovely Vlog – Week 2

Hey Guys

I have been keeping up with the vlogging and have made a new post today.

Let me know what you think, thanks :)

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First Vlog!!

Hi guys!

This is my very first Vlog! I hope you like it.

Any comments or advice are very welcome, it’s so tricky making your first video and getting out there!

 

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Artisans Angkor – Handmade

In Cambodia we visited the Artisans Angkor craft centre where they create the most beautiful art work, they give work to less fortunate young adults who live rural areas and train them to make wonderful pieces and have a great training program.

The Artisans Angkor offers good working conditions and social advantages to its employees and has now opened 42 workshops in Siem Reap province and provides employment to over 1300 people, including more than 900 artisans.

It’s wonderful that tourists can walk round and see the locals hard at work and it was just fascinating to see the artists hard at work.

Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk painting.

Below are some photos I took on my show around and I really enjoyed seeing the process of how each item was made.

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Above is a step by step guide of how they create these lovely stone elephants.

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Screen printing,

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I really enjoyed my visit and if your ever in Cambodia its a must take trip

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New Forest

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary –  New Forest

We went for a lovely weekend away to the New Forest and ate way too much, we stayed in the lovely Forest Lodge Hotel and had an amazing 3 course dinner, if that wasn’t enough we had a huge lunch in the cutest thatched roof pub.

We decided to walk off all the mass of food by visiting the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (if you couldn’t already tell Deer are my absolute favorite animal.) We saw the deer from the viewing tower and walked along the forest walk and saw wild horses and two beautiful stag’s just walking along and I am very sorry for the awful photos (taken by the hubby I just appreciated to moment.)

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Also a favorite moment when we heard rustling and went off the beaten track for deer spotting and Kyle (the husband) got stuck in the mud lost his welly and put his sock in the mud, I very helpfully laughed an took the picture below.

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The new forest is just such a wonderful place and I would advise anyone to visit and don’t forget to hire a bike!

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