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HOW Jewellery Club - Mermaid

Sunday, 28 February 2016
The time has come to reveal February's HOW Jewellery Club box contents!  This month was Mermaids! ....because who doesn't love mermaids right?  So for this box I wanted to create some fun bits as well as a more grown up take on the mermaid theme. When researching it I came across a lot of  cartoony mermaid illustrations and for this collection I wanted something a bit more subtle! So let's firstly take a look at the main photo used on our listing.

Here it is! ...but  it also has a big clue as to what was in the box as we included one of these prints in the box!

So with the theme in mind let's take a look at what was in the latest HOW Jewellery Club box!

In this box you will find:
-Laser cut pink shell charm necklace (RRP £12)
-Hand sculpted shell ring with organza bag and sequins! (RRP £5)
-Limited Edition Rockin Claws, Mermaid (RRP £3.50)
-Magical sea scented bath salts (RRP £2.50)
-Anchor hair slide (RRP £5)
-Mermaid glossy die cut stickers (RRP £5)
-Sparkly sea blue pencils (RRP £2.50)
-Secretly a mermaid print (RRP £6)
-Custom made heart of the ocean candy (RRP £1)
-Part time mermaid pin from punky pins (RRP £5)
-A business card to one of our favourite stores the Art of Silvia "Silly" Ballardini
-HOW Newsletter with punky pins interview

This box was great fun to make! The bath salts left HOW HQ smelling gorgeous for about a week! My favourites from this box are the pink shell necklace and the punky pins brooch as well as the stickers!  Next months theme will of course be 50's Diner and will be released on the 1st of March, 9am over at the HOW jewellery club website

If you missed this box fear not! We now have a couple more available over in our Etsy store right here

Have a magicial day little Wonderlanders and don't forget our next box launches on Tuesday! Whoop Whooop!

My favourite Harry Potter makes!

Sunday, 21 February 2016
My son, Joshua has recently gotten into Harry Potter, and he has gone HP mad! His birthday is coming up in March and when I asked him what he wanted he made a list of only HP stuff! So the DIY in me began to search the internet to find a couple of goodies to make him. I came across some awesome finds so I'll share a few with you below... Firstly here are the piece's I made him....

The first thing I made him was a golden stitch! This was a super quick project and very simple to do. I used scrap cotton yarn to make mine and I found the pattern for it here.

After this quick make I decided on something a little more challenging... A Mandrake! This one took me a grand total of 17 failed attempts to get it right! But I think it was well worth it as Josh is going to adore it! You can find the pattern to make your own right here.

After crocheting the mandrake I wanted another quick project (are you noticing a pattern here yet? :D) So I decided to make a childrens sized Griffindor scarf. I made this in about 30 minutes (over 5,500 sts in 30 minutes! Pretty sweet right?) on my Prym knitting mill midi. If you haven't tried the knitting mills out before I totally recommend them! They are great if you want to create something quickly and require pretty much no knowledge to do! I have done 2 brief posts before on the larger prym knitting mill before here and here. Maybe I should do a tutorial on it? Anyway, I knitted 13 blocks of colour and each block is about 20 rounds if you would like to replicate it. 

Once I had finished making the scarf I also found a house elf pattern by the same person who wrote the madrake pattern. I was a little hesitant as the mandrake took me 17 attempts! :D But decided to give it ago anyway! This one was much simpler and I managed to finish him in just over a week. You can grab the pattern for this one here.

As well as the ones I made I found some more amazing patterns which I will list below. I won't be making them for Joshua's birthday but I think I'll try and get through as many as I can for his Christmas! 
Squarks the Phoenix, available via Ravelry
Doll sized sorting hat, available via Etsy
Fluffy the 3 headed dog, available via Etsy
Ipad cosy, available via Ravelry
Muggle Mitts, available via Ravelry
Dumbledores Army Armband, available via Ravelry
Wand, available via Ravelry 
The Gamekeeper, available via Ravelry
Monster book, available via Ravelry

Have you seen or found any awesome HP makes? Let me know but commenting below :)

Pretty Pastel

Monday, 8 February 2016
Over the past few weeks we have been working on a brand new collection! Inspired by pretty pastel shades and nostalgic vintage styles. I'm a sucker for pretty vintage pieces but it's so hard to find full sets of crockery and coordinating products. It drives me crazy! So with that in mind checkout our latest designs...
shake it off tote bag - £10.00
marathon tv show time - £10.00
kewpie stud earrings - £5.00
shake it off cushion - £20.00
i'm so fancy tote - £10.00
one of my personal favourites! mugs - £10.00
i'm so fancy compact mirror - £5.00

 I hope you like the new collection as much as I do! I have already claimed one of the shake it off bags for myself! Which of our new products is your favourite?