Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Butterfly Summer

Is it me, or does there seem to be a huge amount of butterflies around recently? I took these photos last week and I'm really pleased with them.

My buddleia is covered with some gorgeous visitors like the Peacock, Red Admirals and loads of Painted Lady butterflies like the one here:

Painted Ladies weren't that common when I was a kid. It's lovely to see so many in my garden.

I counted nine butterflies on my back wall at one point too! It's south facing so they loved a bit of sunbathing! Other varieties so far have been Tortoiseshell, Cabbage White, Meadow Brown and the odd Blue.

If you see some butterfly-inspired jewellery on my stall or online soon you'll know why!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

New Prizes Added to Grand Draw!

New donations have been coming in to make this prize draw very special.
We have a donation of lunch for two plus wine from
The Alimentum Restaurant
who do fantastic food in the heart of Cambridge.

Also a lovely donation from sooz jewels in the form of a bracelet made from recycled Harveys Bristol Cream bottles. Sue makes her own glass beads as well as the jewellery. (Drinks the Sherry too, so I'm told...)
Take a look at the picture at the top of the page.
Don't forget the grand prize too- that unique piece of blue amber from me! If you want to learn a little more about what this raffle is in aid of, go to the Ermine Street Project website.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Prize draw- win a piece of blue amber!

Here's how:

I'm involved in a new initiave called Ermine Street Project which aims to create opportunites for filmmaking talent in the area east of the A1 from The Wash to South Yorkshire. It's a not-for-profit organisation where all profits from films and documentaries are ploughed back into subsequent projects. We'll be working closely with Kahbyah Films to create exciting new work and create paid opportunites for those working in the area, including new graduates who normally have to work for nothing to gain experience.
To that end, I am donating this piece of blue amber as a prize in a draw to be held in Cambridge to raise funds. Another draw will be organised for Lincolnshire too with other prizes. In fact, more prizes will be added to both draws so watch this space!
To buy a raffle ticket, it will cost you £1.00. Arcturus will be paying the Paypal fees and passing on each £1.00 to the project. Simply click on the button below. You will be allocated a ticket which will be put into the draw. More information on what Ermine Street Project do will be posted shortly. Winners will be contacted and a list of winners will be available here and on Ermine Street's website when it is up and running very shortly.
The draw will be held on saturday, 15th August 2009.
*Please note- the opportunity to purchase online raffle tickets is now closed. You can still purchase raffle tickets up until 3.30pm on saturday from me at the stall on saturday 15th August