Monthly Archives: September 2014

Six Unchangeable Things That We Stand For

Jewellery

Hand-made jewellery from our own workshop and carefully selected items from some of our favourite designers and makers.

Quality

We take pride in providing well-made pieces, created from high quality materials, designed and made to the highest standards.

Different

Our unique jewellery collection comprises items that make our stall and website different from the average craft fair jewellery stall by designing and sourcing products that are simply not available on the high street.

Personal Service

When you see the LoveTaliesin stall at an event or craft fair, you are talking directly to Sue and Dave Thomas. When you order from our website, your products will be selected and packed by one of us. You can be certain that you have our personal attention.

Adaptable

We love to listen to our customers and to adapt and customise our products to their personal requirements. This can range from providing a choice of chain lengths and styles to making a charm bracelet of necklace with your choice of charms and beads.

Care

We care passionately about all our customers and about their jewellery. We want every piece to be loved by its owner as much as it was loved by us.

A Weekend At The Asylum VI – The Lincoln Steampunk Festival

The most ‘splendid in the World’ and the biggest Steampunk festival in Europe will take place in Lincoln this weekend. A Weekend At The Asylum VI is the festival’s tag line and you’re guaranteed to come across people dressed in ways that will make you doubt their sanity.

Lincoln Steampunk Festival
Lincoln Steampunk Festival

This weekend, from the 12 – 14th September, the streets of the old city are transformed by people wearing fantasy neo-Victorian costumes. From top hats and flying goggles, to corset and flamboyant feathers and you are welcome to join in the Victorian fantasy.

This annual event celebrates a steam powered world in the late 19th century and attracts visitors from all over the world.  From the 12th to the 14th September, the festival features a full programme with a fringe style programme of art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

The Bazaar Eclectica in Castle Square is a Steampunk market, (free to enter) where you can the public, to the city and get into the clothing and accessories that make the scene so visually exciting, although you don’t have to dress up to be part of the fun.

The Victorian Steampunk Society website has more information about the event.

Our steampunk jewellery would make a great addition, or a start, for your Steampunk wardrobe, and you can see more in our online Steampunk shop.

Steampunk Pilot Brooch with Lowered Wings
Steampunk Pilot Brooch with Lowered Wings

Handmade Steampunk Heart Pendant with Clock Fingers

Handmade Steampunk Heart Pendant with Clock Fingers

Victorian Class

Back To School – 6 Questions You Need To Ask

This week, a strange daytime silence falls over millions of homes as the summer holiday draws to a close. Children are either returning to school, or starting a new one. In any case, the autumn sees new year groups, new classes, new challenges and new subject matter to study.

Back To School
Back To School

As parents, we worry about the experience that our sons and daughters are getting. Often it’s a vague concern, but here are some specific things to look out for at your own local school:

  • Do classrooms look bright and cheerful? Is artwork displayed on the walls, and does it seem appropriate for the children’s stage of learning?
  • Do the teachers seem enthusiastic and knowledgeable? Do they ask questions and set work that stimulates students and keep them interested?
  • Does the head teacher take an active interest in students, teachers and parents?
  • How do children behave as they move from class to class or play outside?
  • Is there an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and what other types of parent involvement is there?
  • How well is the school building maintained? Are changing rooms and toilets clean and well supplied, and does the playground and school grounds look safe and inviting?

If you can get answers to these basic questions, your probably child stands a good chance of enjoying the coming term and of learning in a safe, inspiring and engaging environment.

So once you’ve packed them off and re-started your own life, maybe it’s time to restock your own wardobe. Take a look at our blog post about The Trending Colour For This Autumn.