Thursday, 28 April 2016

3 sleeps until we open!!!

Well with only 3 sleeps left until the grand opening I thought you might like to see an update. Most of the stock is in and almost everything on my to do list is done!!! There are secret fairy doors to find and beautiful creations lurking everywhere! I am so happy with how it is looking at the moment and hope that I can continue to make it a fun place for people of all ages to visit! 

I am so proud that such amazing artists have trusted me with their wonderful creations and I feel sure that we have something for every believer! Here is a sneak peek of what you will find when you visit the Enchanted Boutique next time you are in Plymouth xxx

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So many goodies!

So much to look at!

Callie is my very own giant Cornling and is the Boutiques mascot!

Some crazy bees in the hive attracted by the delicious honey creations!

Clive the Koala is excited to meet everyone!

Fairies welcome and well behaved goblins too!

Cornlings are waiting to be discovered and look at all that loveliness behind them too xxx


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tregantle Beach Clean Art inspired by Smartie Lids On The Beach

In honour of Earth Day and because the sun was shining, my husband, daughter and I decided to head to one of our favourite places, the beach! We headed over to Cornwall and towards Whitsand Bay, we usually go to Sharrow but unfortunately the bad weather lately has made it too dangerous to reach. We decided to explore Tregantle instead. We are incredibly lucky to have so much natural beauty nearby!

We walked down the trail from car park to the beach and the scenery is absolutely stunning! The beach was quiet and the sea was calm. You couldn't wish for a more serene environment.

My little sand spryte (image by Webb Family Photography) xxx
I recently discovered (via #Lego) on Instagram, an artist named Michelle Costello who is also based in this part of the world, Smartie Lids On The Beach is an amazing project that helps to clean up the beaches.

I am not sure if it is because I never took the time to notice it on other beaches or if it is because I have not been to Tregantle before, but I noticed so much plastic washed up on the beach. It was literally scattered with all kinds of plastic that is harmful to the environment and the wildlife. Perhaps it is the influence of Smartie-Lids-On-The-Beach that has opened my eyes to the sheer amount of plastic that is just ignored and discarded on our beaches?

We literally found a rainbow of plastic just from a very short 10 min walk from the foot of the pathway to where we placed our blanket.

plastic rainbow?
 It was a real shame to see so much rubbish in one spot and we were feeling a little down about it, which is not at all what Earth Day should be about!!! SO we decided to make a little art with the discarded plastic ...

A Bird
A boat
A flower pot.
And of course you can't have Earth Day without thinking of the little ones that help Mother Nature with her work ....

A Sea Fairy
Please take a look at Michelle's wonderful work, I have added links to both instagram and facebook for you to click on. It is an eye opener and it is inspirational. We were just playing and of course we took all of the plastic, that we picked up, home to be recycled. Our little way of thanking the Earth for all that it gives us!

Happy Earth Day xxx

Sunday, 17 April 2016

How To Make A Dragon Egg In Under 5 Mins

Grab a few sparkly bits

My Webblings have a St Georges Day project to do for next Friday and as I have been super busy getting the Enchanted Boutique ready so I needed a quick project that they could have fun with but wouldn't take a long time (or cost much, total cost was £5.00). The Webblings have decided they want to be dragons (the outfits will take longer than 5 minutes I am sure!!!) so they decided to make Dragon Eggs for their school projects. You can create these in under 5 mins but they need to dry overnight so don't start them just before the kids go to school!

I managed to get some plastic eggs (Frozen and Star Wars, other plastic egg varieties are available I am sure, haha) from the sweetie aisle and some glitter glue (paint would just flake off), star confetti and little pearl gems.

Split the eggs in half and discard the contents (feel free to eat the sweets and wear the badge if you get one, as modeled by the lovely Harrison. Squeeze as much glitter glue on as you like and spread the glue around to cover the egg.

cover the egg but don't worry about the colour showing through!
Then the fun bit .... sparkles and stars!

They started with one at a time.

Harry wasn't keen on getting glue on his hands!
so he decided sprinkling was a better method!

Lilly was a little more delicate with her decorations so it took her a little longer but not much.
Then they added a second layer of glue so that all of the stars and gems would definetly stick in place. And they were ready to dry!

Very Proud Harrison Webbling

Very Proud Lilly Webbling

We left them to dry overnight and then peeled them off of the kitchen roll, did I mention some sort of table cover is essential? This is a messy activity and a disposable one would be best!!!

We put them together and hey presto! two beautiful Dragon eggs all ready for the St George's Day parade next Friday! Under 5 mins and around £5.00 including jelly beans!!!

Finished Dragon Eggs!

Very happy little lady with her sparkly pink egg!

The best bit about this project is that the Webblings got to do the whole things themselves too, it was short enough to keep Harrison's attention and sparkly enough to get Lilly really excited! Other than giving instructions I did nothing to help them with this project, they have a real sense of pride and ownership of their eggs that they wouldn't have had if I had made them for them! They are so pretty too. It is a bit messy but not too badly and doesn't take up lots of space.

If you decide to let your little ones make them please post a picture, I would love to see more!

Love Samantha xxx

Thursday, 7 April 2016

We Got The Keys

We got the keys to our lovely little shop today and moved lots and lots of flat pack furniture in. It is overwhelmingly exciting and the start of a brand new chapter in our stories! The children love the whole space and they were as hyper as me and Mr Webb! We put a make do display together that will hopefully wet peoples appetites and show them a little of what will be on offer. We also left signs saying when we will be opening (1st May) so hopefully we will get lots of lovely visitors!

Me and Lilly with the keys to the door!

A small selection of the pretty tutu dresses that will be available.

My Opening Times frame is coming in handy to advertise the grand opening.

A selection of the mermaids that will also be for sale! 

The Cornlings have found a new home.

And of course we had to have a lovely ice cream from Edwards on the Barbican to celebrate!

Hoping to see lots of lovely people on the opening day but lots of work to do before then!!!