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Super hero costumes

supermantutuSuper heroes are bound to be a common sight at Halloween this year. I loved kick-ass and can’t wait to see the sequel. I also thoroughly enjoyed Batman a few years ago, but apart from that, I can’t say I’m a big fan of super hero comics or films. Never-the-less, they make a perfect costume opportunity, and so I’ve gathered a few of my favourites from the hand-made community of Etsy….

Oshun - my handmade clothing label,

Jubilee Fashion

Are you having a street party or a get-together with neighbours to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee? Or are you off to London to support Team GB in the olympics and would like something patriotic to wear? I’m afraid this is a shameless advert for the Union Jack dress I’ve made and is for sale on my etsy shop, OshunCreations. 

If you’re after some ideas for the Jubilee, this is what our village is getting up to…

Events, Fashion, Lifestyle, Oshun - my handmade clothing label, Out and About,

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful year 🙂

2011 was mainly focussed on my two Etsy shops, which was fairly successful, and I’ll be continuing with sewing and pyrographing this year. However, if you’ve been wondering what’s been happening with our renovation, well, not much at all. The only thing we did last year was Rain’s room, which I haven’t been able to take photos of yet because she got it in a mess so quickly. This year though, I’m going to get on with it again and try and get some rooms in this house actually finished. I’ll keep you posted.

Musings and ramblings, Writing,

The Pirate Collection

Tia Dalma

Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger Tides is coming out soon, so I’ve been busy making loads of clothes inspired by the film and pirates in general – perfect to wear to the cinema! Here are a few of my favourites. They are all on Oshun right now, and I’ll finish listing them on my Etsy page this week.

Oshun - my handmade clothing label,