Thursday, 16 September 2010


Who doesn't like a bit of cake? Even if you do not have a sweet tooth - the revival of the cupcake and cake decorating for eveyday is a welcome return to day of old! Cupcakes, either real or in the form of decoration has been a huge trend for sometime now and of course I had to put my two cents into the equation as well! I am not a domestic goddess however, so my cake stand may never hold the edible sort - but who can resist these lovely cake stands? Not me - that is for sure! I had a lot of people wanting to buy the stands - perhaps I ought to get some to sell!

A Mix of Seaside and Vintage Chic with a bit of Halloween and Christmas thrown in for fun!

A stand with something for everyone! I made sure I had a mix of styles on offer which included not only the seaside styles but also Vintage and Shabby Chic (two styles I am very fond of!) I also included some holiday signs as it before we know it - it will be that time of year once again!

Seaside Hanging Tags

Selling Signs

Below is a selection of some of the nautical signs I have been working on. I had a lot of fun putting colours and sayings together! I used jute string on these signs as opposed to the usual wire I use but I thought it would lend a beachy feel to them!

She Sells Sea Signs down by the Sea Shore!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Update on Annoying Posts

Just to say a big thank you to the moderators at Blogger! They have somehow magically fixed the annoying posts I have been receiving and a big thank you to you for doing so. No longer am I getting these comments and I am very happy about that! I had been considering closing my blog and now I do not have to so .....................Thank you so much!

I am happy now!
Who doesn't enjoy a day at the beach - sun, sand and lots of fun! All of Southend on Sea - from Leigh to Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness has beaches running along the coastline, and in the summer the beaches are packed when the tide is in or out, especially on a sunny day!

Many people travel in on the Fenchurch Street Line (rail)) to spend a day at the seaside, and although summer is the busy time, there are still people to be found near the sea on any given day.

In the winter months when the wind is wild and strong, it may not be easy to actually unwind on the Beach, but it can be very refreshing and my little pal Riley will happily have his walkies by the beach on any day - rain or shine! He may be a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - regal by breed name and nature, but he loves to get his paws muddy and run along the beach!

Leigh Regatta and craft sales!

This past weekend I had a craft stall at the Old Leigh Regatta in Leigh on Sea, Essex.

The annual regatta is held in Old Leigh - the original fishing village down the cliffs from the main town on the Thames Estuary. Old Leigh is charming with it's lovely little cottages, traditional fishing pubs , seafood vendors and restaurants and cafes.

Every summer the old town is packed with visitors - both local and from London who come down for a day by the sea.

This is the first year I have had a stand at the Regatta and I will defintely be back for more!

It was a great weekend, and despite a bit of rain on the Saturday, the town was buzzing and it was great fun!

I decided to take the nautical theme and run with it so I made signs with a seaside theme and painted up small boats, anchors and beach huts! Not wanting to leave anyone out, I also included vintage chic items, my speciality roses and a few Christmas and Halloween items just to get people ready for the seasons to come now that we are in September!

Thank You Carole at Prim N Raggedy!

A BIG, BIG THANK YOU to my lovely friend Carole over at Prim n Raggedy!

Carole has been so kind to feature me on her blog and thank you so much fro doign that Carole!

Carole makes the most wonderful Primitive candles, wax melts and room sprays! I have several of her room sprays and they fill my home with the most heavely scent and really, and truly they smell good enough to eat! She also has a line of the most wonderful Nappy Cakes - beautifully bundled packages of gifts for babies!

Carole also has a selling blog - The Primitive Crows Nest - where you can buy Prmitive fabrics, supplies, signs and other goodies!