Goals for 2016

With the new year upon us it is a natural period of reflection on the year just passed and looking forward to what we want to achieve in the year ahead. By setting goals rather than resolutions we hope to not jinx our good intentions!


Out with the old, in with the new … With the past year being so busy (gaining a degree, changing career, socialising LOTS…) my jewellery business fell by the wayside. Although I had accepted that this would happen as I was undertaking a degree course over the period of 9 months I hadn’t planned exactly to what extent. Receiving Alex Monroe’s book and this beautiful Elizabeth Stone necklace as gifts from my husband for Christmas have re-lit a fire in my belly to get back to my workbench and start making jewellery again and reinvent my jewellery business.

Crocheting still baffles me, this DIY crochet cactus is hopefully going to accompany me on the journey to understanding this versatile craft.

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Be a better vegan… I would be lying if I said I had the ‘vegan’ thing down to a fine art as truthfully cheese still lures me in. This year I need to overcome this weakness and this Thug Kitchen book is going to help me do it!



Buy less make more… Bugs is entering the new year with this as her mantra. There is something hugely empowering about making things yourself, knowing you have saved money, reduced your carbon footprint and being able to look at that thing you’ve made and be proud whether it be a dress, a rug or a bookshelf. Bugs has a big move coming up so be prepared to see lots of household DIYs!

Learn something new… Bugs made this gorgeous Bettine dress, Tilly and The Buttons have the most beautiful sewing patterns and e-courses, learning to sew with jersey is next on Bug’s list!


Yoga Goals… You may or may not be aware that we are both avid Yogis, whilst we both have things we would like to achieve within our practice Bugs resolution is to be kinder to herself, accepting that she is on own journey and it can’t be compared to where others are on theirs.

What are your goals for the coming year? Are any of you struggling vegans, trying to become more self sufficient or working towards certain yoga goals?

Bugs & Birds 



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