Summer Colour Pop

I’ve been experimenting with something new over the last few months and I’m happy to say I think I’ve cracked it!YellowKnittedEarrings

If you’re in the UK, you will have had a pretty disappointing summer so far.  We had a few days of heat and sunshine but that now feels like a distant memory – did it actually happen??  Anyway, it looks as if we will have to inject our own fun and brightness into our days and that’s what my new range of knitted cotton jewellery is all about.

KnittedBracelets3The range is made with funky vibrant colours of cotton yarn and silver plated findings to create knitted earrings and bangles.  It’s colourful and light to wear and easy on the purse strings – allowing you to mix and match different colours.  The chunky knitted bangles are particularly suited to this – I think three bangles in contrasting colours creates the perfect laid back summer look!

For the duration of the summer, you can get 10% off my new knitted jewellery (and indeed anything in my Etsy shop) with coupon code SUMMER2015.  Simply use the code at checkout before 31 August 2015.

Here’s hoping for a brighter summer!

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Friday Finds – Christmas in July – Heatwave Collection!

‘Christmas in July – Heatwave Collection!’ by The Candy Tree

It has been far too hot these past few days so here is a selection of sun/heat inspired goodies. Use Coupon Code CIJUK10 for 10% off! #CIJUK10

Hand Embroidery Hoop Art – Y…

$34

Yellow Baby Chick Bunting Ba…

$12

Tropical Snail Brooch and Ea…

$16.5

10% off Sunflower bracelet, …

$24

CIJ 10% Off – Weather Hair C…

$12

CIJ Wildlife Glass Brooch Ye…

$14

Sunflower Flower Coasters – …

$6

ChristmasInJuly Sale – Silk …

$85

Dangle Cluster Earrings – Ha…

$36

Tartan Scarf Yellow Chiffon …

$15

Bright yellow, summer headba…

$10

Red and orange bird stitch m…

$8

1950’s Girl’s Dress …

$6.5

Summer Print – Fabric Origam…

$8

Lemon Fruity Sugar Soap Bar …

$3.5

Daisy Flower Pin/ Brooch, Ha…

$5

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Tooooo Hooooooot!!!!!

I’ve never been good at handling the heat.  I’m Scottish, pasty and used to average temperatures of around 10 degrees.  The last two days have been full of glorious sunshine and temperatures of up to 27 degrees – and not much cooler over night. I just can’t handle it! I can’t sleep, can’t walk at my usual “rapid” pace without risk of passing out and there’s no let up in the shade – even the breeze is warm!

I know I really shouldn’t be moaning, but today tipped me over the edge.  The heat actually caused problems with the trains and I ended up squeezing onto a crowded platform waiting for my delayed train to arrive.  Finally getting to squeeze onto a seat on the train, I think I was even hotter than when I was standing in the scorching heat.  And the smell of stale cheesy feet and BO was just lovely(!)

I received a lovely big bag of wool today and I can’t even bring myself to start knitting a new scarf – it’s just TOO HOT!

Sun-Flower

Sun-Flower by Lυвαιв, on Flickr

So if you’re wondering why there’s very little activity on my blog this week – the heat is the reason!  Plus my smartphone is being sent off for repair so I haven’t been able to take any photos with the dodgy little retro number I’ve borrowed in the meantime.  It can literally only be used to send texts and make phone calls…how did we used to cope without push email?!?

I think that’s everything I needed to rant about…I’m getting too hot to carry on typing much more.  My Thursday Feature post has already been scheduled and if I start to cool off then I’ll put together a heat inspired treasury for my Friday Finds.  But don’t be surprised if you hear little else from me this week…

Friday Finds – Celebrating the Sunshine!

‘Celebrating the Sunshine’ by The Candy Tree

This week’s finds are all in celebration of this wonderful sunshine – enjoy!

Small yellow button earrings…

$8

Mid-century print. 2013 Cale…

$14

Sun – yellow, bright earring…

$5.9

buttercup summer sun photo p…

$45

Wire Wrap Sun Bracelet with …

$55

Necklace Merle – a salute to…

$49

Sun flower earrings with yel…

$22

vintage orange batik cotton …

$21.5

Vintage Steampunk Sun Cuffli…

$21.99

Glass necklace “red sun…

$26

Van Gogh inspired Sun set pa…

$11

Isadora. Superfine Alpaca La…

$15

mustard round brooch – I wan…

$13

Sun Keyring – Sun Rise Over …

$9.99

Print Sun and Moon illustrat…

$12

Citrine Ring – Yellow sun Ri…

$42

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Friday Finds – Let’s Be Nautical

‘Let’s Be Nautical’ by The Candy Tree

A selection of seaside treats and trinkets.  Simply click on an image to be taken to the relevant Etsy shop for more details.

Wooden bracelet, wood bead b…

$15.8

Hexagons in Navy Blue White …

$12

Lace weight yarn, lace weigh…

$21

Marine Monkey Fist Knot Keyc…

$8

Blue Minimalist Bracelet, An…

$19

nursery whale toy

$25

Miniature SeaShells – Vintag…

$10

Size 8.5 White and navy pump…

$43

Waves brooch – Hand drawn je…

$14

Baby SUIT AHOI, Twopiece Lig…

$69

Asymmetric Deep Blue Sea – C…

$52

Seahorse Bow Tie – Pure Silk…

$40

Blue skies above blue ocean,…

$15

Dangle Earrings, Verdigris P…

$10

Blue Earring Posts – Chevron…

$15

wooden key holder – key hang…

$28

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Friday Finds – Floral Summer Accessories

‘Floral Summer Accessories’ by The Candy Tree

A selection of floral summer accessories. Perfect for brightening up this Scottish rainy day!

Peach silk scarf Summer scar…

$25

Floral mirror – Nature inspi…

$25

White Floral Fascinator Summ…

$129

Summer – romantic bobby pin…

$18

Spring Earrings, Floral Purp…

$19

Lavender Purple Floral Scarf…

$33

Pink rose earring, hot pink …

$10

Crochet Necklace Scarf Laria…

$22

Funky book Bag and pouch pur…

$7

Floral infinity scarf with a…

$21

Coral Pink Poppy floral clut…

$65

Green Pink Glass Beaded Bras…

$14

Pocket Mirror – Hot Pink Orc…

$7

Floral, bird charm, cameo ne…

$29.5

Shawl capulus lacte Caramel …

$50

Yellow Butterfly Fascinator …

$10

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Friday Finds – Can’t Wait for Summer!

‘Can’t Wait for Summer!’ by The Candy Tree

Ok so I’m a little early, but I just can’t wait for summer!

Simply click on an image to be taken to the relevant Etsy shop for full details.


Bright Tropical Wreath, Summ…

$46

Neon Handpainted Rhinestone …

$27

Set of 4 rope bracelets /// …

$120

Summer or Spring Maxi Halter…

$15

The Colors of Summer, frozen…

$5

Wedding decoration heart tre…

$3.5

Ribbon Wrap Bracelet – Summe…

$45

Balloons photo, colourful ca…

$30

Flags – Flag photograph, hot…

$20

SALE, Spring photography, sp…

$25

Pastel brooch tiny contrasti…

$12

summer necklace, green, pin…

$28

NEW Handmade Summer Inspired…

$1

Butterfly Pendant Necklace, …

$24

Colorful Heart Earrings, Ora…

$26

Beach photography beach hous…

$35

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