Monday, 11 April 2011
Georgina, the gecko, helps celebrate 30 years!
I admired this lovely gecko brooch on Les's Facebook page a few weeks ago. Les (aka the Hairy Growler) is a fellow stallholder at Cambridge's Art & Craft market, he makes beautiful recycled jewellery out of stainless steel and silver spoons and coins. As you can see, his piercing work is exquisite.
I went to see him on the Saturday following as I was genuinely interested in buying it but he told me he had sold it to the first person who saw it when he put it out. I wasn't surprised as it's so beautiful. Les was REALLY vague about when he was going to make another one for me to buy. What he didn't tell me was that DH had bought it for me - they kept the secret very well between them! Thanks, both of you! xxx
We're taking today off and are going to Rufford Abbey, a beauty spot near Clumber Park about half an hour's drive from here, we're taking Missy and a picnic, there are some nice gardens to walk around (and they let in dogs), craft shops, forest and nature trails plus a big lake to walk around. Hope everyone else has a lovely day too!