Friday, 7 September 2007
It's Friday ...
... so it must be sweets day!! Every Friday during term time we always pop into the sweet shop on the way back from school for some treats. Today being the end of that first hard week back I think we all deserve being a bit naughty.
I made these hearts over the holidays, in the evenings. I just kept them by the side of the sofa and had a little go when I fancied. I'm happy with the results - they're fun, pretty, bright and have got a taste of summer about them.
I'm really pleased that most of them are made using recycled fabrics too.
Anyway if you see anything you like, rather like a child in a sweet shop, they're available in my Etsy shop. I'm also willing to make hearts in other colours too if there's anything you fancy.
Over the holidays we found a couple of really good sweet shops and I was able to indulge my sweet tooth. We all stocked up on our favourites - strawberry bonbons, toasted teacakes, rhubarb and custards, pear drops and pineapple cubes. Do you remember buying bagfuls of Black Jacks and Fruit Salads when you were little? Milk bottles were my favourites and I still love them - did you know that the factory that makes them was badly flooded a few months back and so they're in short supply?
I've always had a secret fantasy of opening a sweet shop - an old fashioned sweet shop with jars and jars of sweets, on wooden shelves. I would also sell cakes and tea , but that's another story .... I love the nostalgic, wonderful packaging of Hope & Greenwood sweets and chocolates and remember reading an article of them and their shop in London. My idea of heaven! They've got a wonderful new website too. Very expensive, but worth dropping hints about if it's your birthday coming up (take note, M). The packaging is so beautiful that I use my empty truffles box for my buttons (not the chocolate kind) wonderful eye candy!
Anyway I'm rambling on again, lost in a daydream of sherbet pips and jelly beans (I know, I haven't been out much this week!).
I've been nominated again this week by Julia and Catherine for the Nice Matters Award. Thank you both very much - I am flattered. I really enjoy both of their blogs and am very touched that you thought of me - thanks again.
Have a great, relaxing weekend and if you've got a minute let me know what your favourite sweets are so that I can make sure that my shop stocks them!