Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I have been making these key fobs for almost a year but have only just added them to my online shops.

As I photographed them I thought about their bossy directive.

And decided it wasn't such a bad thing.

Because just putting on a smile can often have a very positive effect, when I smile my shoulders seem to automatically relax a little and of course smiling is marvelously infectious.

There are days when it feels very hard to find anything to smile about but its worth looking.

Today the sun is shining, the wind is from the east and cold but the sun is climbing higher by the day, the snow has gone and if you stop, absolutely still, and listen....you can almost hear it - the sound of growth, shoots beginning, birds busy, buds swelling. Spring is coming and that is definitely something to smile about.

To celebrate Spring and finally adding the key fobs to my shop I have three to give away, just leave me a comment telling me what is making you smile and I will draw three names. I will leave the comments open until noon on Friday.

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Blogger Flurina said...

maybe i'am lucky or a order, even if your pound is STRONG ;-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:04:00 pm  
Blogger mooncalf said...

Well those are very cute and I am definitely smiling now :)

I'd have to say the warmer weather and longer lighter days are making me smile at the moment. Just when it seemed winter would never end, I'm feeling a hint of spring in the air!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:06:00 pm  
Blogger nimble fingers and steady eyebrows said...

What a lovely keyring. My keys are shockingly naked at the mo, too. Making me smile today: my one year old giggling, the postman bringing parcels of handmade loveliness and a minute to drink a coffee and catch up on blogs. Thanks for the giveaway. Laura xx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:06:00 pm  
Blogger Cornflower said...

I'm smiling at a recollection your lovely keyrings have prompted:
years ago someone asked a friend of mine how they would recognise me at some gathering we were all at. "You'll know her," my friend said, "she's the girl who smiles a lot". I think it's still true today!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:26:00 pm  
Blogger Paula said...

I love your key fobs.

My little cat's boisterousness at the spring-like weather is making me smile these days. When she wants attention she leaps onto my desk and laptop as if she'd bounced on a trampoline to get there. Then she sits on my laptop and white it makes a thudding noise in complaint she looks around, slightly annoyed by the noise as though it's nothing to do with her. x x x

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:47:00 pm  
Blogger Becky said...

On most days, my 16 year old son makes me smile as he morphs into a wonderful young man.

Thanks for the giveway. The fobs are lovely.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:53:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

These are adorable. What is making me smile today is ignoring the grey drizzle, warming my hands around a hot cup of tea and gazing at the front bed of bright yellow daffodils.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:13:00 pm  
Blogger fluffydog said...

What is making me smile? Watching my son playing and chattering away to himself, and realising how lucky I am.

Love the keyrings.

Morag x

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:19:00 pm  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

Gosh - they are cute.

I stood in the garden this morning hanging out the washing and positively stood still for a minute or two with the sun shining down on my face - it felt good......and has had me smiling all day.

Enjoy the rest of yours,

Nina xxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:19:00 pm  
Blogger Amimono Zone by Lenny said...

so cute ^.^

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my cat sleeping with his head against mine :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:23:00 pm  
Blogger driftwood said...

oh they are lovely. things that are making me smile - my son reading out loud from his poems to make you laugh your head off book. he can never get to the end of the poem without dissolving into fits of giggles!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:29:00 pm  
Blogger anna said...

oh, the sunshine is SO welcome and SO refreshing that i am most definitely smiling after weeks of being ill with one things and another.

also, i had pancakes for lunch. nothing else. just pancakes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:48:00 pm  
Blogger klgrant1971 said...

Pancakes for lunch, yarn in the post and your key fobs have made me smile today. :-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:59:00 pm  
Blogger Emma said...

I am smiling because it is sunny.
I am smiling because I have a day at home with my daughter who is getting over a nasty virus.
I am smiling because my yoga class starts again tonight.
Lovely key fobs!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:11:00 pm  
Blogger Caroline Saunders said...

Casting on for a new cardigan (Debbie Bliss's riding jacket) for my mum is making me smile today. As well as the pleasing pop of my green needles against the burgundy wool. Yum! Lovely keyrings!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:14:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Running is making me smile (and I never thought I would say that!)

And the thought of being able to lay my hands on my flat car key card in the bottomless pit that is my handbag - that possibility makes me smile too.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anna said...

I am smiling because I just saw that my little sister Caroline posted a comment here before I did! The company of good friends also made me smile today.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:32:00 pm  
Blogger MrsW said...

Seeing the sun today, seeing my knitty friends this morning, thinking about a new project I'm about to start....being told (in the nicest way) to SMILE! And the thought of being told to every day by this beautiful keyfob (hopefully!).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:54:00 pm  
Blogger MaryD said...

The feeling that serious sleep deprivation is behind me is making me smile. We moved our daughter into her first bed about a month ago and she's been sleeping well ever since.

I have more energy for family, for work and for smiling!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:16:00 pm  
Blogger Not So Granny said...

What's making me smile today? It being just the right weather to wear my Sylvi coat I knit - bright but not too warm and not too windy.
I love the keyring, I could do with the reminder sometimes. :-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:16:00 pm  
Blogger Run Quilt Knit Write said...

The smell of the warm lemon cupcakes that my daughter has just taken out of the oven!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:17:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was smiling, knitting a wedding shawl for my Daughter in law to be then i lost my place, tried to fis it and had to rip back a lot of rows, Grr, then i looked out of the window , the sun was shinig and my four hens were sitting on the bench in their run, catching a few rays,i was smiling again.
Love your work
Suzanne x

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I got on the bus this evening and overheard the driver asking a young gentleman how his recent job interview had gone. The joy in his voice as the chap told the driver he'd got the job was lovely to hear. That simple exchange of good news brought a big smile to my face.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:23:00 pm  
Blogger Cybèle de Jong said...

Corny as it sounds, your blog makes me smile. I'm always pleased to see a new entry and you write about life so nicely - never saccharine sweetly, always with a touch of realism and always recognisable. Yours is one of my favourites out there.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:27:00 pm  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

The sense of spring in the morning light.
The gorgeousness of my daughters.
Getting the answers right on University Challenge.
The anticipation of a new day.
My first cup of strong black tea with a bowl of porridge.
The inablity of any of my husband's shirts to stay tucked in.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:32:00 pm  
Blogger Arianwen said...

I am smiling today because after a very long day, my children said very nice things about my pancakes even if they are clearly inferior to the crepes that my belgian hubby makes them on a regular basis.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:09:00 pm  
Blogger Bougielyns said...

These keyrings are gorgeous!

The thing that's making me smile is the giant penguin sitting next to me on the sofa :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:24:00 pm  
Blogger Fleur Cotton said...

Has to be a good run, sometimes I dread a long run if the weather is cold or rainy but as soon as it's finished I feel so good I always come back smiling!.

Fleur xx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Jane said...

I am trying to smile despite serious illness close by. Every little lovely thing still usually manages to make us smile- the first lambs, the first daffodils or a sprinkling of snow remind us how lucky we have been to get this far.
And all your work is gorgeous x

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:47:00 am  
Blogger Sarah said...

Working from home with just the cat for company - purring peacefulness!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Peeriemoot said...

Hehe, they're not *that* bossy - unless you've got '.. or else.' embroidered on the other side!

Call me weird, but the wet windy weather we've got just now makes me smile. I don't mind being out in it because it's invigorating, and I don't mind it when I'm inside either because it makes the house feel cosier :-).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:50:00 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Hello Rebecca

The sight of the crocus and daffodils starting to come through in my garden is making me smile as that is when I know that the end of winter is just around the corner and that makes me very happy!


Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:01:00 am  
Blogger Walk-N-Knit said...

Those are very cute!

My children make me smile...specifically, tonight, my 7-yr old daughter is making me smile...I put her to bed at 8:30 and 1 hour later she staggered downstairs with the comforter off my bed, didn't say a word, and laid down on the floor & went back to sleep...and hasn't moved in 2 hours :-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:52:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

The sun is making me smile today. So warm and bright I didn't even need to put on my coat to walk up to the shops. Bliss!

K x

Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Lois M said...

Bumping into an old friend and making arrangements to meet for a catch up made me smile today
Baking some cakes that turned out just right also made me smile.
Getting 5 huge boxes of yarn for my new yarn store made me smile and do a little excited dance today also!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:11:00 pm  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Oh they're lovely...turns a boring old key into a posh happy key!

I'm smiling at the fun I had today meeting up with my dear blog pal Pipany. It was long overdue, and lots of laughter was shared.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:57:00 pm  
Anonymous bubblefairy said...

Your key fobs are lovely.
Our cat makes me smile, especially when he`s got the hiccups. It does look to funny.
Love your blog

Friday, February 24, 2012 10:44:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pics. Nice keyrings. Nice Writing. Nice biscuits?

Friday, February 24, 2012 3:10:00 pm  
Anonymous Annie said...

How unlucky am I, only catching up with this in the middle of Saturday!

I'm hosting a giveaway too, but mine runs until March :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012 3:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a clever idea for key fobs. thanks for the giveaway.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:33:00 am  
Blogger Linda said...

They are perfect! Thank you for offering a give away. Do enter mine too. x

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:31:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

I am smiling. x

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