Sunday, 29 January 2012

Celebrating 500 followers on Facebook!

A few days ago I realised that there were 500 followers to my  Astrid's Garden Facebook page.  I decided that would be a good reason to celebrate with a give-away.  I have a pretty charm bracelet as a prize.
So what do you do to have a chance to get this pretty thing? Nothing hard, just tell me what you would like to see in Astrid's garden. Tell me what kind of things you would like me to create. Tell me if the items I have made are what you like or which ones you don't like and please tell me why. Anyone who leaves a comment on the blog will automatically enter the draw.
So have a look here astridsgarden  and in my Etsy shop
I look forward to reading your comments and being inspired by your ideas!

Monday, 9 January 2012

If you like purple.

Haven't blogged for ages, but thought it might be an idea to start again. I have decided to let my Folksy shop fizzle out and am putting my efforts into my Etsy shop and am pleased to announce my new website. So what am I doing to fill these shops? I have been busy, but unfortunately not creating stuff, but indeed setting up website and filling in tax return. However I have managed to make a pretty necklace today, particularly if you like purple!

Here are the raw materials and some of my handmade felt beads.

And here is what I made of it
Hope you like it, it's for sale in my Etsy shop.  I have just bought a pile of seed beads too and have plans for some really gorgeous orange and also limegreen jewellery.  So keep popping in and having a look as new things are being listed all the time.  And don't forget, if you like Octopusses there is always Squids In which has now got a new home on my website too, so if you're in need of some funky cephalopod cards that's your port of call