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Carnaby Street

Another day, another jaunt out to get a few beads! This time I went to Creative Beadcraft. I hadn't been before and I got a bit lost because the website I was going by said it was on Beak Street. It's on Marshall Street, just in case you ever want to go there!
It is quite a large store but didn't really blow me away. I guess I'm just spoilt, living in London you can find most things in multiple stores!
I managed to get the bits I needed for the bank holiday weekend working I want to do. I'd like to get my etsy store up and selling this weekend but there were a few findings I needed to finish off some pieces. I hope I have everything now.
It's been really inspiring reading about fellow etsy sellers and their lives.

Foraging in Camden Passage market

A lovely lunch hour was spent on Wednesday foraging for vintage brooches. I ended up buying four which is, no doubt, excessive! However, I want to try them out on my etsy page to see what interest there is in these types of vintage pieces and whether it is worth my while continuing my Wednesday foraging. I bought items I'd be happy to keep for myself, of course, so I don't think I'll lose out for trying. I love vintage brooches. They're so great for pepping up a coat lapel, bag or even putting on a hairband. I picked up three silver metal brooches with paste and one really cute owl sitting by the moon. I might not part with that one, we'll see!

What's in a name?

I spent too long trying to decide what to call this blog. In the end I looked at some quotes I love and found this one.
'Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasure, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing. You will find the boat easier to pull then, and it will not be so liable to upset, and it will not matter so much if it does upset' Jerome K Jerome
I love this quote, I suppose, because it speaks to me of rejecting a consumption-led way of life in order to focus on what is really important. I do love beautiful things and have vowed to only buy things I love. I think a lot of people who are into handmade items feel the same way. I'd rather pay someone a fair amount for one item, for their work than go to a shop that sells sweatshop items and buy te…

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