Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From Shirley With Love

Well this has all come around a little fast, but seeing as I got such a such a lovely plug from a really great gal – I just had to let you all know!

From today I will be selling my handmade jewellery on Etsy – as well as some Vintage items in time. You'll also notice when you pop over to the shop that the name of the shop is "From Shirley with Love". Well, the cats outta the bag and this is my new shop name – what do you think?

Shirley was my beloved Gram who passed away over a year ago now. Mr Honi and I live in her place which she shared with my truly inspirational Graf till he passed away more than 3 years ago now.

My Gram taught me how to knit and to sew and how to be a proper lady. Her famous line was "sweetheart, if you can read you can cook" which I still tell people today. She would sing "Alice blue Bonnet" to me when we went shopping and always had musk lollies in her purse.

This shop is dedicated to not only Shirley, but to all the strong women in my family whose influence have made me who I am today. To Shirley, Beryl, Doris, Anne (middle) and Diana (my Ma on the right). May the skills and crafts you've taught me bring happiness to others.

I'll still be blogging here, but also over here...

And now to all of you thankyou for your support. Whether you're just happy to read along, or you leave me absolutely gorgeous comments – thankyou. You are the ones who have made this all possible – 3 years ago I would never have dreamed I'd have so many lovely people reading my blog – and to be selling the "little knick-knacks" I make. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. xx


Kylie said...

Wow! So happy for you Bec - just fabulous :))
Loving (I mean really LOVING) these photos too!
What a magnificent resource of memories to have.
Good luck with From Shirley With Love... but I'm sure you won't need luck as your jewellery is just beautiful :)

Genki said...

That is so fantastic, good luck with your new shop! I didn't make it to Brown Owls meetings much last year, I had a lot going on, but will be able to come more regularly this year so I hope to see you there!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

These photos are seriously the coolest. I LOVE THEM!

Bravo on your new shop, that is tres exciting and I just know it's going to be filled with super duper pieces.