About Me

My name is Ailsa, designer, maker, and owner of Coucou Heart - welcome to my blog! Based in London, UK, I create hand made jewellery inspired by vintage finds, steampunk, fairy tales & folklore, and a touch of the mysterious.... You can contact me at coucouheart@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Ooh La La - I love vintage style

Finally managed to take some pics of my new vintage style stock that I am selling. Its been really popular and fits in very well I think with my hand made items. My own personal style is really influenced by vintage and "found" items so you can tell why I love these lovely photo album / memory boxes:
Vintage photo chalk board:

Just listed some new pieces of jewellery on Folksy - take a look!
Love Ailsa xx

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Its all happening in Croydon!!!

Having a good day in Stuff Marketplace (http://www.stuffcroydon.com/) selling lots of lovely jewellery. I have made some more pieces this week which I now have for sale. Hopefully get these into my Folksy shop over the next day or so.
I am also going to be stocking some lovely French Vintage style home & gift items in my Croydon shop photos to follow! They are all really pretty and unusual and I think they will really complement my handmade pieces really well.
On a different topic, I notice the daffodils are starting to peep through the ground - Bring on Spring!!! I am so fed up with the cold, I can wait for some milder days and some lovely flowers!
Bye for now!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Saturday sales...

Its a very cold day in Stuff Market Place today (http://www.stuffcroydon.com/) but still lots of customers in. Have just sold a lovely pair of earrings which is great, and am about to start making some more new items. Listed some great new stuff on Folksy, like this little Kooky Face bracelet http://www.folksy.com/items/277433-Kooky-Face-Charm-Bracelet?shop=yes
Hope everyone is well today - Spring is just around the corner!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Vintage Postage Stamps

Just listed a lovely new necklace on Folksy, made with a vintage Italian postage stamp. I love using old pieces of ephemera like stamps, and maps - they have always been a fascination for me. I love thinking about who may have originally put that stamp onto a letter.
You can buy this necklace at http://www.folksy.com/items/262589-Vintage-Italian-Postage-Stamp-Pendant?shop=yes

I'm in my shop at STUFF Market Place (http://www.stuffcroydon.com/) today hoping for lots of lovely customers!!!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

First week at Stuff

Well, we have been open for nearly a week now in Croydon, and have had lots of lovely comments from our new customers. Everyone agrees that the new market place is just what Croydon needs - a place full of unique and unusual finds.
Please come down and visit if you get a chance - we need to spread the word! Here are some pics of the little felt things I make - little critters, and some mobile phone cosies!