Thursday, 31 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
I am not planning on leaving my folksy emporium anytime soon just expanding my horizons so to speak.
I have been working on it for a while and I think I am quite pleased with it. Just hoping the 'shop' facility works ok and doesn't all go to pot. Fingers crossed!!!
I have a few other ideas to expand Christals just a matter of sitting down to it. I also have two boxes of jewellery to list on one or other site and a whole box of de-stash stock to list. Thinking of creating a limited time folksy shop for the de-stash.
I am going to do a little promotion and the 1st ten customers of my new website will receive a free gift.
Blog spot is not playing the game tonight and wont let me upload any pics but i'll get some up here soon.
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Once the holiday is over I shall be adding a few more of these bits and pieces to my folksy store.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I am leaving it there it took him so long to get it to stay in the branches. :o)
Monday, 30 November 2009
Not one but threes little christmas trees to hang on our tree. All created by the very talented Alex Broadbent of Aleximo. There was a little gift in the packet too. A mobile phone charm decorated with pretty beads.
The next soapy delight to catch my eye was this boxed set by Sud 'n Sooth. What a lovely present for Christmas.
There were so many more available but I will let you see for yourself on your next visit.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Then I found Ami Designs who makes beautiful jewellery and uses mostly, (you guessed it), glass pearls.
Here is just one of her beautiful items. This one - Forest - is available in her Etsy store but there are also many more lovely things available from her Folksy shop.
So why not go ahead and treat yourself to a little something special this Christmas.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Isn't he fab! Pop over to her shop for more beauties.
Monday, 23 November 2009
I have managed to make a few new bits and pieces but my camera has died so i'm hoping Santa brings me a new one. I thought I might try using the camera on the phone earlier but it's full of baby pics so my next task is to upload those.
We went shopping at the weekend and i'm pleased to say the dreaded hordes have now been overcome. Anything else that is needed can be restricted to internet shopping. Oh and a quick trip to toys r us.
An interesting email I received cut down the shopping greatly. Vouchers are us for many people this year. It was actually quite a stress reliver. No worries about will it be liked, will it be tossed aside and a waste of time and energy.
The wee one took two steps earlier, it was quite exciting, hubby will be gutted as he missed it, seems to miss so much with work and things. Still it's a way to go before he can walk across the room alone and hopefully hubby will be home for that.
Well before I witter on too long I will leave you all to this delightful weather and attempt to get these pictures sorted.
So long. . .
Saturday, 14 November 2009
There was one other stall selling jewellery and christmas baubals, (mass produced not handmade), so I kept my fingers crossed. We were sandwhiched between a sweet and chocolate stall and a nude calendar selling for Help for Heros which meant though there was a fair amount of traffic we got bypassed quite a lot due to the collection of people chatting to the calendar girls and blocking our table from view.
However I did manage to sell a pendant to the chocolate stall holder for his wife and just as I was about to call it a day I sold a couple of bits of childrens jewellery. I left with a grand total of £11. The lady to the other side of the chocolate man was also selling handmade and she too had a fairly disapointing time. I have pointed her in the direction of Folksy and hope to see her there soon.
Here's hoping the next one is better.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
(Saying that I did pick a raffle ticket at the zoo and won our son a fluffly crocodile.)
As my camera has died and I am using my phone which is currently full of pictures waiting to be down loaded I will have to direct you over to the the beach shack project blog and get you to scroll down a few pages to see the necklace on the original post.
I have requested a new camera from the hubby for Xmas heres hoping!!
Monday, 19 October 2009
Well after hubby came home we spent a week with him at work and then had four glourious weeks of holidays. We went on lots of trips and days out and spent a week in Mamhead. It was beautiful. There are some photos waiting to be downloaded on phones and cameras. We were actually in a cottage a little outside on a road so narrow you wonder how they built it. It was quiet and secluded and ideal for a small toddler.
Today was his first day back at work and we are starting to settle back into normality.
In other areas I have been making some jewellery for a great charity called Life After Loss. It's not quite finished yet but it's getting there.
Check out their website at www.lifeafterloss.org.uk they support people who have lost a baby or suffered a stillbirth.
I have been booked for a Christmas Fete by the local childcare centre and am getting ready to make, make, make. Lots of ideas swirling but have a few other jobs to finish off before I get started.
I hope everyone is well and will try not to leave it so long next time.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
So I would like to say a big Thank You to Louise for her kindness and generosity. There really are some lovely people in the world.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Lastly I have choosen this 'wedding' set to show you, memory wire choker, bracelet which closes with a heart shaped toggle clasp and pretty matching earrings all created with glass pearls and crystals.
Saturday, 15 August 2009
We are off to a wedding this afternoon. I am hoping the teething is over as I don't want him to squark half way through the vows.
As long as the weather stays nice it should be a lovely afternoon.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Following the weekend I popped over to see the inlaws, (brother and sister not parents), and spent a couple of days being looked after and fed and playing with my great, (yes thats right), niece and chatting with her mum. They had come down for the weekend from South Shields to see Dad/Grandad. I feel I should be in my eighties when I say i'm a great aunt not in my twenties. Funny old world huh!
However the best bit of news for the week is my parents came to see me today my Mum was ever so excited as she had something to bring me but wouldn't let on what it was. My Dad came in with what appeard to be a rather heavy box and they both sat on the edge of their seats while I sorted the baby things and made a pot of tea. When I finally got round to it I thought my Mum was going to explode. I am now the proud and very excited owner of my very own rolling mill. I still am not quite sure why my Mum decided that she wanted to get me one or what I did to deserve it and I couldn't quite believe it when I opened the box and pulled off the plastic. What a fantastic end to the week. When I have got it properly set up and had time to play with it i'll post some pics.
The only thing I'd ask for to top it off would be a phone call from the hubby. Maybe tomorrow hey!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
The winning car with it's smallest driver yet.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
There was a photo but on a real camera so when the film is processed i'll add a pic. (Just to prove I am not a complete wuss and it really was quite big!)
I am now looking forward to another lovely day and am off to Hawkeden later this morning to join the VSCC for lunch.
Have a good weekend all of you!
Saturday, 27 June 2009
My thanks to both Hats and More and The Sock Garden for adding me on their top 15 blog award lists.
I have been following various blogs and thus follows my list of 15 in no particular order.
1. Ruby Spirit Designs
2. Miss Makes Stuff
3. Careford Creations
4. Jewellery my Design
5. Funky Junk Jewellery
6. Floating Rabbit
7. Wood Jewellery
8. Sew Recycled
12. Paper and Cloth
13. Sew Scrumptious
14. Nifty Knits
15. Soapy Chica
Here are the Rules:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have discovered. Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
So I have had a little rummage on Folksy and sen what I could find in the way of these magnificant animals. I love this little fellow from Melody Makes It.
And finally before I bore you all completely with this obsession of ours I found a gorgeous, gorgeous pendant from Frill Design. It is divine. I love it!!!
Now i'm off to see if I can unearth any elephants in my bead box. I'm feeling the elephant urge.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
I had all these plans for what I was going to do today and what I was going to blog about after my long abscence and it has all gone by the by.
I am hoping tomorrow goes a bit more smoothly and I can get it all in.
I do want to make a quick mention of See the Woods fantastic new zine Go Handmade. Sadly I am not in this one, I wasn't on the ball but it is a fabulous read so pop over and take a look. It is packed with interviews and lots of ideas of lovely things to make.
I also wanted to share the excitement that I am featured on AmiDesigns blog. My first crafting interview. A big thank you to the lovely Alison for organising this.
I am shattered after a very long and quite tiring day so I am going to bid you all a good night.
I will leave you with a bracelet I recently made. I love the colours of these beads, they remind me of a bag of boiled sweets.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
The fish is still swimming about but looking a bit peeky. Maybe it has fish flu?!
The monkey is teething and telling me all about it. Quite loudly most of the time.
I made another bracelet this morning but no pictures as yet. Need to sort the camera out among other things.
We're off to a wedding this weekend. I have been roped into doing a reading. I couldn't say no the bride read at my wedding last year but I do hate standing up in front of people and speaking. And I have a funny feeling when I stand up and walk to the front my son may have something to say! LOL.
Well I suppose rather than procrastinate I had better pack a bag for the weekend.
I hope you all have a good few days and the sun shines long enough for the photos.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
I have also entered the world of Twitter. Come along and see me cheep feebly as I try and figure out quite what it is I am supposed to be doing there. LOL.
Other news is slim pickings. I have finally managed to get the baby to sleep and one of the fish is swimming very wonky. I think he may be headed for fishy heaven. We'll see what he's like in the morning. His face is looking pretty grim too. Ugh I am fine with the little ones when I have to fish them out of the tank but this is a biggie, where is the hubby when you need him. Bleugh!
Monday, 8 June 2009
After that the weekend flew by, we went home to prepare for a hen night/weekend on Friday. And after succumbing to having my hair dyed enjoyed an evening of good company. Saturday saw us shopping the day away with the 'hen' in Norwich. Then driving her to the Marriot Country House Hotel, Sprowton Manor, her face was a picture when she realised we were spending the night there. An evening at the theatre with the 'Cirque de Glace', (well worth it if you get the chance to see it), followed by dinner out. It was a lovely day and it was nice to have a lie in on Sunday while the in-laws looked after the monkey for me. After a leisurly breakfast we made the trip home stopping to drop off the bride to be and collect the monkey.
It was an eventful trip home, in the space of 25 miles I encountered sunshine, rain, lightning, 5" snow and floods. Only in Britain. . .
Today has been mostly spent trying to reorganise myself after a weekend away and catch up on chores. Not very exciting. LOL!
Friday, 5 June 2009
I can hear someone at the door. Best be off.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
We saw the birthday girl on Tuesday and she was very pleased with it. We are off to baby group shortly so I will have to stop rambling for now. I hope you are all having a good week.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
It transpires that every year there is a scarecrow festival in the village and at the end of next week the winning scarecrow will bepicked so I guess there will be a few more popping up over the next few days. (I'll keep you posted!)
Friday, 29 May 2009
Hope the weather holds for the weekend we have a barbeque to go to on Sunday.
Enjoy the weekend all of you. :o)
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Having put him to bed I thought I would build the bike that has been in our shed for almost a year, I got ever so confused and had to go and ask next door as he has a bike. Turns out I was being a bit of a dunce really and looking at the wrong instructions. I felt a bit of an idiot when he pointed it out however he then did it all for me so saved me a job. Must thank his lovely wife for the loan next time I see her.
I have started using the bits from my suprise swap to make more jewellery. The ribbon and thread necklaces match some foil glass pendants I bought recently a treat and will hopefully fall of the table at the Northwold Carnival.
Right I am off to make a cuppa and get creative for an hour before bedfordshire calls.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Anyway I digress, my son decided that this would be a good time to learn to travel, backwards. It was probably not quite a foot but it was all his own work so I was impressed. Now I have to think about baby-proofing the house. . . .
I shall put him to bed this evening and lay on the floor to see what there is of interest, probably lots of fluff and a few biscuit crumbs. The joys of being 10 months old.
On the subject of going forwards I was quite excited when logging on to Folksy for a general look-see in the chat room I had a quick check on my home page to discover I had about four minutes previously sold a tiara. After a bit of a dry spell I was to say the least rather excited.
I promptly went and bought a pendant from Glassprimitif (http://www.folksy.com/users/Glassprimitif) for a birthday coming up in the near future. I shall try and remember to post a pic when it arrives.
Right the problem with this moving malarky is we keep getting stuck, i'm off to rescue the great explorer from the vast jungle of the living room floor. :o)
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I even tried mentioing it on Folksy but must be dinner time for the folksers.
So the first site I would like to bring your attention to is the lovely Glue and Glitter's handmade jewellery page full of many sale bargains as she is having a good old de-clutter re-shuffle.
On a slightly different theme but also having a grand old spring clean is kittyeden who yu can find at http://all-about-eden-saraeden.blogspot.com/ she is clearing out a whole selection of bits and pieces go and visit her blog and find where to get hold of all her wonderful bargains.
As I said I can't remember where all those other bargains, sales and clearouts were but there sure seem to be a lot about. Maybe it's time I had one but where would I start?
Other front page news from me today is my old Brownie group called me, ( I was Tawny Owl until I moved), they are organising an evening where they are going to pack up and post as many care packages as they can for soldiers serving in Afghanistan and have asked us to go along for the evening and join them. This is such a worthwhile cause of course I agreed right away and phoned the local paper to ask them to beg for donations on our behalf. It's not until June 3rd so we have lots of time to collect in extra items to add to those the girls are doing themselves. I will let you know how it goes.
Right the monkey has just dropped off for an afternoon nap so I had better get on with some chores.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Yesterday I received a package from my Suprise Swop and it was packed full of wonderful things, I am very excited about the ideas I have had so far. I am going to give it a whole seperate entry of it's own as soon as I can find the charger for my phone to upload the photos.
Well it's a lovely sunny day, the sky is blue and we are shortly off to a first birthday party. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
I love these glass buttons from SteamPunk Glass. Such pretty colours hidden inside. http://www.folksy.com/items/13009
I went on to discover these sweet cupcakes from jellybelly*jellybrain which are perfect for my cake making friend. Roll on her birthday so I have an excuse to buy them for her. http://www.folksy.com/items/7956