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

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Snow is falling....

Well, I looked out of the window this morning, and this is what I saw! Lots of snow - so luckily I have no good reason to needto leave my house. I love the snow, but hate being cold, so hope it will clear up soon.

I have been working on editing photos and facebook / Twitter etc today as they have been a little neglected by me lately. Need to get them sorted as I have quite a few events coming up that will be needing my attention:

9th - 16th Dec, daily from midday until 11pm - Christmas Exhibition / Fair at the Tank Gallery in Ladywell, London SE13.

Sat 11th Dec, 12 - 4pm - Oakfield Prep School Traditional Christmas Fair, 125 Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich se21.

Sat 11th Dec, 10pm - 2am - Festival Of Sins Alternative Club night, featuring performance from Steampunk band "The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing". I will be trading with the other alternative stalls in the band performance room

Tues 14th Dec, 5 - 10pm - Farnham Maltings Christmas Market, Farnham, Surrey. An evening of gorgeous Christmas shopping, mulled wine, and mince pies!

Also, every Sunday, 10am - 5pm I will be at my regular stall in Backyard Market, Brick Lane, London E1.

So as you can see, December is shaping up to be quite busy - especially the weekend of 11th / 12th when I seem to have something on for 48 hours solid!

I'm off to snuggle under a blanket, so bye for now,


Monday, 22 November 2010

Welcome back me!

So, I realise I am probably the worlds worst blogger - I have been away from the blog page for ages, with no good excuse other than I have been v.busy and am not great at getting my thoughts down online!

Anyway, I am trying so hard to get my "online presence" increased, (actually have my own website now!!) so here I am, back again dear readers.

It has been a busy few months - trading at Steampunk and Gothic events, as well as the mighty MCM Expo in London. The business has been going well and growing slowly but surely - I am so much happier doing this for a living rather than trotting off the the office every day! Being you own boss is hard, but so rewarding - expecially when you look back at what you have achieved. I have only been trading since Feb this year, and have learnt so much along the way - cant waitto get on and do more.

As I said, I now have my own website, as well as the Etsy and Folksy shops. It is fairly new, and I am in the process of getting stock uploaded, but you can buy through this site now so please take a look!

Thanks to all the amazing people I have met recently who have helped me along and supported me in my business - its been more like fun than work!

Bye Bye for now,

Ailsa xx