About Me!

Update August 2016:

Life is busy but I still love making special pieces for special people. If there is something you'd like please do send an e-mail to me at tanja.pearce@gmail.com and we can chat

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm loving the lowercase font!

Busy busy busy having fun with my new font!

Lots of names!
Bubbles of words

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Using My New Bits & Bobs

I have to tell you that it's been terrible, since I got my new stuff the whole family has been afflicted with the most dreadful flu, with added bonus of bronchitis, so I've had virtually no time at all to play :(
Please pray we survive the rest of the week, I've just about had enough and now DH and baby are looking worse for wear...sigh

I did manage to perk up a little on Sunday (before the near death I felt on Monday) and got a few things done to show you. So let's forget about all that tiresome sick stuff and move onto nicer prettier things!

So here is an example of what I can do with the sterling silver blanks.
I used one of my new fonts below, it's a 1/16" font size so I can fit more characters on than with my older font.

Here's a washer with my new font, which is lowercase and 1/8" in size, which is the same size as the original uppercase font I use

And here is a set of the children's cutlery using the new font

Friday, August 20, 2010

I Got Stuff!

I ordered some bits and bobs form the States so I can step up my game a little, and last night they finally arrived!

It was like Christmas I tell you :D

I started banging away immediately until the other half came in with a disapproving frown and told me I was keeping all the littlies awake...oooooops!

I gots me some nice fonts, a few design stamps and a couple other bits too.
I'll be updating on what I can do shortly, but in the meantime here's a small taster of my new font with some pretty pics!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I've been busy with gifts for some special girls & their family, and I do hope it brightens their day a little.

ID Tags for some furry friends
And some Words of Wisdom

Friday, August 13, 2010

A highchair makeover

When we were expecting out first, we were kindly gifted with a highchair, but sadly I was less than charmed as the thing was really quite ugly, not to mention covered in dried on food and dirt. I half heartedly set about cleaning it, and decided the awful colour had to go do, so began sanding it down.

Then I realised the arms don't fit under our dining room table, and there was no tray or harness...so in fact it was out. I happily discarded the chair and went out and bought a beautiful svan which made me happy.

Fast forward to kid number 2 and her taking over the svan...the eldest was not charmed, and our benches are too low for him too. I started investigating solutions when the old half sanded chair caught my eye and I was suddenly inspired. I was convinced I could make it pretty, not to mention our budget is very tight and couldn't stretch to a matching svan.

I already had some leftover paint, so for the price of a bit of ski rope and some glaze we got a new chair and my son is very pleased with it. In fact he's taken to watching the tv in it too LOL. Now without further ado, here's the chair makeover :)

I never got a pic a few years back but believe me when I say the situation was dire!
Here's me just starting with the first coat of paint.

2 coats of blue later

3 coats of offwhite later

Many hours of sanding & 2 coats of gloss later (and hours of wondering what had possessed me to do this in the first place LOL)

And finally with the seat in place

I'm happy, my child is happy...happy endings all around, which is just the way we like it :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We're on Earhtbabies!

Earthbabies is one of my favourite local companies because they sell some of the most useful & earth friendly products I've had the pleasure of using, from their cloth nappies & ring slings (a total life saver for me personally), to their amber teething necklaces and non toxic home care products.

So I was very excited when they approached me to participate in one of their blog giveaways and agreed immediately, and this month it's our turn to be featured right here.

So if you'd like to stand a chance of winning one our our children's cutlery sets please head on over to their blog and enter the giveaway, all you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment before the 30th August 2010 :)

Monday, August 2, 2010


Keyrings are also on my list of ideas, I can make them with up to 3 rings, and they make a nice gift for Dads, Grandpa's, Uncles etc.

I'm hoping to put together prices and a few more samples over the next little while but in the meanwhile pop me an e-mail on whimsyandwhatnots@gmail.com if there's anything specific you have in mind that you'd like :D