Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Advance warning

I will be away from approx. 19th May to 12th June, which means that I will not be able to post any orders placed during this time or answer your queries. While there will be someone to look after our place, since OV Gillies Designs is run by myself and I create and deal with all queries myself, there is no one to take over this bit. I appologise for any inconvenience in advance. If you would like to order anything, please make your orders up to the end of the 17th of May.
Thank you for your custom, patience and understanding.


Weekend Special - 25-26 April

~During 25th and 26th April all purchases over $50 will include a free surprise pair of earrings. Simply order from my Etsy shop and if your order is over $50 I'll send you this free gift in your parcel. No special codes are needed. :D

Monday, 20 April 2009

Encrypted with light

Inspired by the days that are getting lighter, the weather that is getting warmer, the seaside outside my door and the flowers that are getting less and less shy.

"Draw me a sheep"

Inspired by one of my favourite books "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Thursday, 16 April 2009


I woke up rather early today to get a T-west as I missed a slot before. Somehow, the earliness of the morning, the gradual lightening of the sky (and the foreboding approach of rain) made me reach for cosy colours and selection, for things I like or would love to have, like wellies and a brollie if it's going to rain, lavender smelling cute hearts in the wardrobe when I open it to get dressed, a broach pin to clip to my favourite bag, a Seamese cat, would love to find a whole sea urchin, a comfy dress in a colour that would make be feel bright, a bike ride if the weather's good, a cute necklace that is not too girly, a gorgeous tumbler filled with hot coffee, stunning wood piece I can get inspired just looking at, luxurious and natural bar of soap to have a morning shower with, a lovely pillow to lean on on the sofa while sipping my coffee and looking out of the window into the front garden and planning where to put all the plants this year, a tape to measure it all, and soft yarn just because I want to feel cosy..........:D

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


Just back from a great, long Easter weekend during which the weather behaved itself surprisingly well and we've had some really great time. I did miss treasuries (just a bit ;D) and was lucky to catch one today. A purple themed one has been on my mind for quite some time, as it's the favourite colour of both my mother and my mother-in-law. So, with the Mother's Day approaching in USA, it seems quite appropriate.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

little things

Holy Isle is really beatiful on a slightly misty day, or any day, cocooned between the sea and the sky - a constant inspiration. It is also a Buddist retreat, and for some reason the knowledge of this also brings a more accute sense of tranquility.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Front Page for Lucky Treasury

For the first time ever, a treasury I made has made to the Front Page of Etsy. Yey! It was one of those unexpected and totally welcome surprises of the day. Thank you Etsy! And thank you to all the talented artists and designers whose work I featured in my treasury - it's your work that deserved the feature!

No Bunnies

With Easter approaching fast, I just couldn't resist doing something on a theme, well, sort of. I'm really happy to see summer coming and plants burstring through the ground and flowers exploding all over the place. I'm getting into the whole full-on colour mode, lots of colour in my recent creations (which I will be posting soon) and lots of colour on my mind .

Monday, 6 April 2009

Giveaway Winners

A huge 'THANK YOU' to everyone for participating!
Alter a long night and a long morning putting all your entries into a randomizer - and then watching it taking ages eliminating one name at a time, the two names that were left are:

Becky Pool
Whimsical Creations

Congratulations to the winners! I'll be contacting you shortly for all the arrangements.

To all those who have participated, if you would like to order from my shop during April I will give a 15% discount on your purchase (excluding P&P).
(Simply mention the 'BlogGiveaway' and your entry at the Etsy checkout and wait for a revised PayPal invoice. Let me know which email to send invoice to if different from that supplied by Etsy.)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Treasury - Lucky

Treasury - Under Pressure

Friday, 3 April 2009


To everyone participating in my giveaway! I'm truly amazed at how many of you have responded and how well you have responded. So I just wanted to say a personal 'thank you' to everyone!