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Music loving Fab Friday!

It is a truly fabulous Friday here in Winnipeg. The weather is mild and the sun is BRIGHT. I have the day off and after running a few errands and cleaning a few things around the house I am working on some Drakestail business and enjoying some cuddle time with my dogs. I’m feeling really great about today however, that is a very rare occurrence for me in the winter months. I usually struggle through each day feeling slow and low due to lack of sunshine in the sky. Even with daily extra vitamin D and spending time outdoors daily and a blue light at my desk I still have a rough go from mid-November through til March normally.

One thing I try to do when I am feeling particularly rough is to queue up 4 or 5 stellar dancing songs and let loose in my house. Sometimes I just gotta shake what my mama gave me! The cat usually stares at me like I’ve lost it and the dogs follow me around, tails wagging, grins on their faces not really sure what’s happening, but playing along nonetheless. I give myself 20 to 30 minutes of uninterrupted, cut loose, rip up the floor nonsensical dancing. No matter how rough I felt before, that always puts a smile on my face. It gets my blood pumping and gives me a burst of energy. It also often has the bonus side effect of stirring some creativity in me. Which is great because when I am feeling slow and low creativity is often nowhere to be found.

So… what are some of your favourite, go to, feel good songs? The ones you cannot help but sing along to, cannot help but shake it a little when they come on the radio, I want to know! I hope you all have a fab Friday and if the weather isn’t being as good to you wherever you are, try my shake it trick. I am sure it’ll help!


Have a fab Friday and a great weekend!

In November I was fortunate enough to spend 3 weeks visiting various stunning places in Jamaica. Needless to say since I’ve been back home I am missing the ocean breeze and those gorgeous sunsets. So for this FabFriday I am simply sending out good vibes to all. I hope you have a great weekend, be good to yourself, and enjoy a fabulous Friday!

Jewellery for a brave adventurous princess

My niece CC was born 5 years ago this July, I had been debating what to gift her. Over the years I have tried to stick to educational, not traditionally “for girls” type gifts as she’s a brilliant young human being and I’ve always wanted to encourage that mind to grow. She’s part dreamer, scientist, astronaut and princess all rolled into one (among other things). I admire CC immensely. She has no biases and places no limits on herself. She is a marvel to watch. Not having children of my own, I hold adamantly to the rule that I need to follow her parents’ lead. I pay attention to how they speak to her and discipline her and try follow suit, consistency is magic for kids! This year, leading up to her birthday I was chatting with her Mom about gifts and party plans. Though I live far away I like to keep in touch as much as I can. CC’s Mom told me that CC had requested a princess dress for her birthday party so I asked if gifting her a set of princess jewellery would be acceptable. Mom agreed, jewellery would be perfect!

As you all may have noticed by now, I LOVE pearls. Diamonds just aren’t my thing. So I thought a set of classic pearls would be great for CC. A little bit of me, gifted to her. Something she can keep over the years. I made them slightly long so they should last the next few years and if ever it becomes necessary I can always adjust the sizing of them down the road. She can have this set of pearls forever, if that’s what she decides to do. This set is made with gold Swarovski crystal pearls in 6 MM with silver filled findings. A very classic colour for pearls in a classic, simple design. At the time I didn’t know what dress CC ended up picking for herself so I wanted a versatile set that would go with anything.

Mom reports that CC LOVED her jewellery and wore it all weekend long.  Nothing makes an auntie happier than hearing that!

Drop earrings on shepherd's hook
Drop earrings on shepherd’s hook
4 inch pearl bracelet
4 inch pearl bracelet
14 inch pearl necklace
14 inch pearl necklace
Swarovski crystal pearls
Swarovski crystal pearls
CC showing us her pearls!
CC showing us her pearls!
CC showing us her pearls!
CC showing us her pearls!

Treasury time

We’ve been included in a lovely treasury full of handmade gemstone jewellery. Enjoy!

‘My 14 Spring Galore’ by EtsyShopSecrets

Faceted teardrop garnet brac…


Tundra sapphire bracelet- He…


Garnet and Moonstone Bracele…


Natural Garnet Bracelet Flow…


Sterling with Moonstone & Ga…


January Birthstone Bracelet …


Garnet Charm Bracelet, Fsu B…


Faceted Garnet Bracelet


Bronze pearl & garnet bracel…


Sterling silver bracelet, Vi…


Bezel Set Garnet Bracelet – …


Pretty Garnet Bracelet with …


Garnet Bracelet Platinum ove…


Gold bangle stacking gold b…


Red garnet bracelet, antique…


Garnet Bracelet Pearl Earth …


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Etsy treasury: Radiant Orchid

While it’s wonderful to be featured in other people’s treasuries, it’s also a lot of fun to curate your own.

‘Radiant Orchid’ by Drakestail

Pantone, the trend-setting company that selects each season’s hottest colours, has named Radiant Orchid as its 2014 Colour of the Year. Watch for this fantastic shade of pinkish-purple on a runway and in shops near you!

Radiant Orchid Maxi Dress- Purple Indie Fashion- upcycled hippie orchid dress- recycled women's clothes - wearlovenow
Radiant Orchid Maxi Dre…

Radiant Orchid iPhone Case / Lavender Ombre iPhone 4 Case iPhone 5S Case Radiant Orchid Ombre iPhone 5 Case iPhone 4S Case iPhone 5C Case - afterimages
Radiant Orchid iPhone C…

Vintage Purple Suede Purse Radiant Orchid Saddle River Oval Boho Cross Body Bag Casual Over The Shoulder Bag - lovethatlingers
Vintage Purple Suede Pu…

Art, Painting, Watercolor Painting: Bloom in Radiant Orchid - karenfaulknerart
Art, Painting, Watercol…

Paris Photography, "Paris Radiant Orchid Door", Color Photography, Urban Wall Decor, Modern, French Home Decor, Travel, Europe, Paris - ThreeColors
Paris Photography, &quo…

Lavender Rose Crown - Radiant Orchid Purple Rose Flower Crown, Rose Headband, Velvet Rose Headdress. Bridal Crown, Fairy Crown, High Fashion - BloomDesignStudio
Lavender Rose Crown – R…

Radiant Orchid I've got designer bags under my eyes Pantone 2014 Fashion art Pantone poster Typography Fashionista 8x10 purple By MossyJojo. - MossyJojo
Radiant Orchid I’ve…

Radiant Orchid Jewelry - Pink and Purple Ombré Earrings - Hand Painted Distressed Bohemian Jewelry - Fleur de Lis Leverback Earrings - OstaraMoonJewelry
Radiant Orchid Jewelry …

Radiant Orchid and Gold Statement Necklace - icravejewels
Radiant Orchid and Gold…

Radiant Orchid 21 Fabric Flag Banner, 9 Feet Bunting, Quatrefoil, Chevron, Deer, Baby Nursery, Wedding Decor, Birthday Party, Photo Prop - vintagegreenlimited
Radiant Orchid 21 Fabri…

Radiant orchid purple pink dip dyed watercolour square cushion cover pillow - NobleAndIron
Radiant orchid purple p…

Yoga Hair Wrap Radiant Orchid Rayon Work Out Stretchy Ballerina  Exercise Headband - NinisNiche
Yoga Hair Wrap Radiant …

Radiant Orchid - Purple Orchid Flower Photography Print - Pantone Inspired Purple Lavender F uchsiaOrchid Photography - Floral Wall Art - JessaMaePhoto
Radiant Orchid – Purple…

Vintage 70's dress / Radiant Orchid knife pleated mini  Babydoll empire waist S - CarlaAndCarla
Vintage 70’s dress …

Radiant Orchid table runner Japanese vintage Nagoya Obi - CJSTonbo
Radiant Orchid table ru…

Purple Lace Wedding Invitations - Radiant Orchid - with RSVP cards and address labels - Custom Wedding Invites - InvitingMoments
Purple Lace Wedding Inv…


Treasury tool by StylishHome.

A New Show and a New Feature

The MAC Fair

Coming up this weekend I’ll be at another show: The MAC Fair.  This is my first time at this fair, at the Immaculata High School, and I’m excited to go!  With 124 great handmade vendors, there is plenty to see and do.  I’ve heard great things about this show in past years and am thrilled to finally get to be there.  Proceeds from the fair help ensure all students, regardless of financial situation, are able to participate in school events.  Admission is just $1.

MAC Fair Poster Shipping Upgrades

Just in time for holiday shopping, we’ve added shipping upgrades to our Etsy store.  There are two options, one for residents of Canada and one for those in the United States.  Just add the appropriate upgrade to your cart before checking out, and we’ll get your order to you right away!

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