Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wolf Teeth.

Good Afternoon,

Today I'd like to share with you an amazing and original store named 'Project J' who specialise in handmade jewellery from Europes upcoming Designers. 

I've heard of many such as I Love Crafty (who I'm a massive fan of) and also have discovered some such as Wolf & Moon who's designs are just amazing and so detailed! 

I was asked to choose an item for reviewing and I was so so torn between the one I have chosen below and this gorgeous Heart Chakra necklace by Mollie Jewellery. However I did decide on this beaut:

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Coucou Suzette Wolf Tooth necklace via Project.J
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The detail on the necklace is what really makes it awesome. I love how the Flourite gems are separated with these little beaded rings.

Obviously this is not a real Wolfs tooth but the piece definitely has a tribal/prehistoric feel to it.The speckled Jasper beads look like Dinosaur eggs. and the Flourite I half expect to have a mosquito inside just like the beginning of Jurassic Park.

Other items from Coucou Suzette that I've fallen for are the Gold Beetle earrings and the Sautoir Nacre necklace.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Cat Tipi - DIY

Hello!

This Saturday my baby boy Prince turned 2! You can see my post from his 1st Birthday HERE where I tell the story of how I got him and his background. He's grown up alot since then but he is still a mummy's boy who comes for snuggles every morning.

I bought him a few new toys and a special cat-meal and some treats but for so long now I've wanted a Cat Tipi. On the site I've linking there they are pretty expensive for me to get shipped aswell as buying the product so I decided to build my own!

I used this awesome easy tutorial from Boat People Boutique to build my own Tipi for Prince: 

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I used:

1 metre of fabric,
5 wooden sticks which were about 70 cm's,
Leather string,
1 safety pin
Feathers
and a cat pad that he likes to lay on for the base.


After cutting the fabric into a cape-shape (hey that rhymes) I had to tie 3 of the sticks like the above picture so that they stand upright like the below picture:


You then add two more sticks and tie them around the other sticks for them to stand like so:


I then draped the cut fabric around and safety pinned the fabric at the top where the two ends met.
I then tied the leftover leather around a couple feathers.


I then put the cat pad under the tipi so Prince now has his own little tent! 

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Prince loves his Tipi, he sleeps under it at night however on the first morning I walked in to see he had wriggled about so much that it had fallen on top of him but I think he enjoyed it being like a giant blanket :P

Hope you had a great weekend, I did an amazing, personal challenge and climbed a mountain! I will do a post on it very soon as the experience was incredible and super spiritual!
X

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Otter and Butterfly Sanctuary Visit Pt 2.

Hello!

Here is the second part to my Otter and Butterfly sanctuary visit (you can see the first one HERE) today focusing on the Otters!

The Otters are rescued and unable to go back into the wild but are looked after and well loved by the amazing keepers at the sanctuary. The sanctuary runs on the edge of the River Dart which is known for Otter living there. Sometimes babies will get washed away in floods and high winds or will get lost or injured, this is where the team comes in and helps them.

I loved seeing the Otter they were so funny and knew exactly when feeding time was and even showed off when people went to take photos (as you will see!) they remind me of cats!

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Each pen area is suited to each type of Otter and their natural needs (like the pool size and depth) and there is one section where you can see the Otters playing in a deep pool from under the ground!


Do you see what I mean by they look/act like cats? I love they're funny faces and cute whiskers!
There is an 'experience' you can buy for about £100 where you go and hand feed the Otter and hang about with the keepers and go into the pens with them and see them which would be amazing to do! Maybe on a day when the kids are back at school so there are hardly any other people about. I'd love to pet an Otter!

Have you been to any animal based places recently?

Hope you are having a good week!
X

Monday, 11 August 2014

Otter and Butterfly Sanctuary Visit Part 1

Hiya!

A couple weeks ago I visited the Otter and Butterfly sanctuary in Buckfastleigh, Devon. Today I am going to focus on the Butterflies and I have to say it was one of the best experiences for me as you get to walk into a HUGEE greenhouse filled with exotic butterflies and moths. 

The house is really warm and filled with plants and flowers for the butterflies and moths to thrive, live and breed just as they would in the wild. You obviously can't touch them as that would be bad for them but they do land on you and you can get up close to them.

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You can also see them before they are butterflies in form of caterpillars and larvae. There is also hundred of cocoons of all sizes hanging from trees getting ready to birth a beautiful butterfly or moth :)

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Inside the Butterfly house there is also a huge lake for Terrapins and massive Koi carp.

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I had the best time, I love being able to be so close and interactive with animals so this was a wonderful experience. I can't wait to show you the Otters too, they were so funny and crazy!

In other news I've changed my domain! I am offically a .com now - www.cowbiscuits.com (and I'm working on .co.uk as I'm a bit rubbish at using the internet)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Chambray Shirt Dress - outfit post.

It's FRIIDAYY!

Yay! I have an outfit post for you today that I shot when I was in my Mum's garden. 

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Chambray Samantha Shirt Dress* - Joules
Pink Sunglasses - H&M
Buckle Sandals* - Dorothy Perkins (via House of Fraser)
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I love the small details on the dress like the lime piping and the button up sleeves.
I wore my Vivienne Westwood Orb necklace with it as I wanted something small poking out where the shirt comes undone at the top.

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At first I wasn't too sure of the dress, I love the simple style but I felt the way it sat made me look rather large and showed the outline of my tum a bit too much. I just feel big in it but thats down to my own insecurities I guess. 
Like I said I adore the style and I really really want to feel more confident to wear it as I've been after this style dress for such a long time - so for these photos I felt better sitting down ;) 

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I NEVER wear any kind of sandals but I LOVE these! I have finally found the sandal style that I like and want more of!
I love the tiny gold heel most of all.

What do you think of it? I've always had Joules as one of the brands where I will by-pass most of their stuff but then find one or two items that I MUST HAVE! and are my style all over.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, I'm having a chill night now after the gym and then tomorrow it's Girls night and I will be paying for it Sunday ;)
X
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