Friday, 31 December 2010

A macro Christmas!

Here at LobsterLove we purchased a shiny new macro lens but I haven't had the chance to play with it properly yet! So I spent Christmas day stalking round my Dad's house and snapping little macro shots, they're not the best but a start, I hope you enjoy my little macro Christmas collage

Many thanks for all your support in 2010 and here's to a sparkly 2011


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Halloween spider cakes

When I was a lot smaller my Mum had a Cadburys halloween recipe book and me and my sisters loved it!
For as long as I can remember we requested spider cakes and other yummy things!
Fast forward a good 15 years, and I've spent the last couple of years showing people how to make spider cakes and here is my version:

You will need

Cadburys chocolate fingers
Chocolate covered teacakes (for the body)
Chocolate mini rolls (for the head)
Buttercream icing
And things to decorate, eyes etc

These spiders are hard to move once made so I suggest making them on whatever you wish to serve them on

Start by cutting a mini roll in half and placing it next to a teacake to give the spider body shape. Cover the body in the buttercream icing.

Next cut the chocolate fingers in half, then join 2 halves together to make a knee using the icing (you can angle the cuts to give a smoother shape), then stick the leg into postition on the body. Make as many legs as you like.

Then decorate your spider and enjoy, it's great fun and kids of all ages (!) will love them

Everyone's spiders and the pumpkins

Don't forget your pumpkins! Hope you all have a lovely spooky weekend

Saturday, 23 October 2010

The beauty of bespoke

Here at LobsterLove everything is made to order which gives the opportunity to change colours and materials and create a bespoke piece for your big day

A bride contacted me and asked for some bridesmaid jewellery sets to match her colour scheme which is is swarovski olivine and smoked topaz. After some consulation she ordered the 'Sophie' set but with olivine and smoked topaz crystals included in the design

Here are some pictures of the finished pieces which look lovely, and I can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

It really is possible to have bespoke jewellery handmade for you, which is perfect for your big day and matches with your colour scheme

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Jewellery days

Recently my friend held a crafty day and we gathered at her house and had a go at various different things including crepe making, yum!
I've recently decided to branch out and hold jewellery lessons for hen parties that are looking for something a little bit different
So with this in mind I took all my tools and some spare beads to my friends craft day, it was really good fun and was really interesting and helpful teaching people I'd not met before (and some I knew) how to make things

Here are some of the things that were made and everyone went home proudly clutching something sparkly! Details on hen parties to follow soon

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Co-ordinating your bridesmaids

When I got married this summer I had three lovely bridesmaids, now one bridesmaid was (still is) expecting which is very exciting, however it made dress shopping slightly more interesting.
We ended up with two of them wearing the same dresses and a beautiful maternity dress for the other one.

Different dress styles and even colours is becoming a lot more popular, whilst brides still want to have their maids co-ordinating on the day, so how can you get round this?
As well as matching flowers why not consider matching accessories

Mine wore the same headbands which looked lovely and provided some sparkly co-ordination between them

And here we all are!

And here are the headbands

These can be made in any colour and can be made to include Swarovski crystal like this red one pictured below

For headbands and other creations head on over to LobsterLove

Monday, 9 August 2010

A dinosaur fit for a wedding

We decided not to hire a 'wedding' car as it didn't work with the plans for the day or really fit our budget either!

So we decided to travel in my Dad's car which was totally perfect, and he had a mini bottle of sparkly rosé chilled for us when we got out to take some outdoor pics between the Church and the village hall

At some point in life my Dad was given a cute dino which has pride of place in the car and for the big day he had has own little bow.
So here is the little dino dressed for a wedding, and he's still wearing his bow and I suspect that he will do so for a long time to come

Friday, 30 July 2010

Say cheese!!

Before Mr Lobster got down on one knee in the sand, I knew we'd have a cake of cheese instead of the 'traditional' wedding cake

And we did! After a couple of cheese tasting sessions (yum), we decided on our cheeses, there was a heart-stopping moment when one cheese got lost in transit, but luckily my eagle-eyed sister spotted the delivery guy on the 2nd attempt! (he got the wrong house completely first time?!?!?)

So here is a picture of our lovely cake, we decided against decoration and to just let it speak for itself, it was served with some crusty bread and a selection of crackers. We cut it using a lovely cake knife that belonged to his parents and everytime I see it in the drawer (the knife not the cheese, that would be seriously pongy by now) it makes me smile

So the cheeses, all english apart from a little spanish cheese sitting on top

From the bottom: Gorwydd Caerphilly, Kings Favourite, and Barkham Blue, then the cheese on the side is a Cornish Yarg (imported from Cornwall via rubbish couriers)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Teal yummyness

There are a wonderful amount of colour schemes used in weddings and I'm widening my collection to reflect the choices available

New on the site today are bracelets made using combinations of freshwater pearls and beautiful teal glass pearls, or the teal pearls and clear swarovski crystals. The teal colour is really striking and will add a splash of colour to wedding outfits or could be worn for some everyday sparklyness

Monday, 26 July 2010

Colourful hairpins

With 'up-dos' being a very popular style of wedding hair for both brides and bridesmaids alike, beautiful hairpins give a sparkly finishing touch.
Pearl hairpins are available over at LobsterLove, and these colourful swarovski crystal hairpins will be making their debut this week

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ribbon necklaces

I've been making some fab ribbon tied necklaces with chunkier pearls and some gorgeous glass beads featuring little flowers

The picture shows todays creations, one necklace is tied with a 1950's inspired polka dot ribbon in red, whilst the black ribbon has jacquard roses on it adding some subtle detail to the design

Watch out for these necklaces arriving at LobsterLove soon

Friday, 16 July 2010

Bundle of bracelets

I decided to get myself a snazzy bracelet holder so I tried it out with some of my stock, so here is a little picture of some of the sparkly, and in some cases, textured bracelets available from LobsterLove

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Aysmmetric and sparkles

Well it's been a busy few days over at Lobster HQ

I've added this gorgeous aysmmetric necklace to the collection

And I've started on jewellery sets, this very sparkly 'Sophie' set is now available in the shop

Also new this week is swarovski heart earrings in a range of colours, just select the colour option when ordering

See for all the above and more

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

pearl hairpins

Pearl hairpins have arrived at lobsterlove! These gorgeous little pearls are wire-wrapped on to hairpins and give the perfect finishing touch to your bridal hair - follow this link to the shop pearl hairpins

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

under construction

it's all go go go at Lobster HQ at the moment

I just wanted to share a picture of a necklace under construction, I'm really pleased with the progress and hope the bride loves it as much as I do

Thursday, 17 June 2010

wedding bunting!

Well we did it! We got married on Saturday and had the most amazing weekend!

One thing we did was make bunting for the outside area, so many people ended up sewing bits including Mr Lobster!

An extra thankyou to the folksy people who made some triangles

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Bridesmaid headbands

Well my big day is nearly here! I've made my bridesmaid headbands and I'm really pleased with how they look

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Lobster ventures!

Long time, no blogging!

Well I've moved over to my own domain, still adding new stock but come and take a look

Also taken out some advertising in Wedding Ideas Magazine and the current issue (83 June) features my gorgeous cadbury purple bracelet, so some exciting Lobster ventures!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter!

Slight change of plan this Easter and had to stay where I am and not travel to see my family, so we rushed to get parcels out of the door! Mr Lobster helped out and made some yummy Easter eggs which got dispatched to various corners of England, Happy Easter everyone :D

Friday, 26 March 2010

Sparkly comb

I've had a great time working with a March bride who wanted her comb to be in gold and with AB swarovskis, so it was very sparkly!! After some consultations we decided on a design and I set to work on it and here it is (pictured with matching silver combs for the bridesmaids)

I also made her some purple pearl and swarovski bracelets and matching pendants. It was great fun finishing this order and I'm really looking forward to seeing the pictures of her big day :)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Went out for a lovely walk at the weekend and saw these snowdrops looking gorgeous in the sun

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Some inspiration!

I've made an inspiration board which is influenced by my own wedding planning, enjoy!
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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Some winter sun

Well it's cold and windy out there but there are rays of sunshine! I've captured my cat soaking up some of the sunshine

Sunday, 7 February 2010

And the winner is...

I've just used to generate my winning number and the winner is Nevita!!

So congratulations to Nevita :D, a pair of earrings will be heading your way

Nevita's blog

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Ribbon shopping!

I've had the chance to go shopping in the lovely VV Rouleaux and bought some ribbon for my wedding invites etc! All very exciting!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Giveaway time!!

I've decided on a giveaway, one lucky person will get these in the post

To enter this giveaway please follow this blog and leave a comment on this post, your comment number will become your 'draw' number and I shall use the random number generator site to choose the winner on the 7th February, the earrings will be dispatched as soon as possible after that date

Thursday, 21 January 2010

a wedding blog feature!

I'm very excited to be featured on this lovely blog

It's a fab collection of all things wedding made by fellow folksiers

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A special orchid

It's a long story, but when i met my now fiance his Mum had recently passed away..
Of all the orchids she had only one survived, and several years on I've finally got it to flower!! We had no idea what colour it was, and it's finally revealed itself this week :D
So here is the special orchid

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year Food

Loads of family are coming over tomorrow which is really exciting!

Mr Lobster has been cooking and it all looks yummy

Chili in front and duck legs at the back (they're cooking in fat confit stylee)