Saturday, 30 May 2009

Fairytale Afternoon

So after a brief trip to the park where we swung, slid and see sawed for as long as you can take at 10 months old we decided to go to the lake. I was only half concentrating when I saw Iggle Piggle at the road side on the way and assumed someone was having a party.

We had a lovely walk round the lake and back and my son helped with my ice cream. (See the trace smeared round his mouth). On the way back I took a slower drive through the village and realised it was more than just a party as Iggle Piggle had been joined by Homer Simpson on the opposite side of the road. I stopped for a quick photo as I was so intrigued. As I went round the next corner I came across Little Red Riding Hood, a Lion a Witch and a Wardrobe with someone climbing in and then Bertie Bassat!

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!)

Other news is I have created a bracelet this evening from some of the beads I received in my suprise swap. Pictures to follow.
Finally I wanted to bring to your attention a couple of competitions open to all. The first is for a lovely corsage made by the very talented NiftyThrifty this competition is available on jijikiki's blog
The second is for a very funky sailor theme necklace from funky junk jewellery to enter just visit her blog.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Exciting Mail

We had a very lazy morning today I was actually waiting for a courier with some cold stuff but there was a knock at the door and it was our local postie. Quiet guy but think he is getting to know me after the vast amount of packets I've had this last week or so. I ripped an envelope open thinking I was in luck and my pendant had arrived next day only to find the hospital had decided to post my tablets out to me. Slightly disappointed I went through the pile of mail for my hubby and found another packet at the bottom of my pile. This time it was my pendant, with a lovely pair of free earings included as well as a match book note pad, a gift voucher and an origami bird. It's post like that you want to receive everyday!!! Thank you Glassprimitif. Anyone else wants some exciting mail visit her shop at
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

My Thursday

Well it has been a fairly busy day down this way. We popped into the post office and the mums and tots group this morning for a cuppa and a natter. Then this afternoon all the sun got to me and I cut the grass and trimmed, (hacked at a bit), our rather large tree. Luckily we only have to do the back and a man comes round and does all the fronts and the park for us. My son loved being in his walker in the garden and was positively flying up the path.
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

Backwards and Forwards

Well this morning we went for coffee with some other local mums. (Actually we all drank tea why do people always say they are going for a coffee even if they don't drink the stuff at all?)
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 ( 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

Spring Cleaning

I have noticed recently a lot of people have been having a rummage and a clean out and generally spring cleaning their craft boxes, drawers and hidyholes. So I thought I would bring a few to your attention. The only problem was when I came back to it I couldn't find half the original posts which had inspired me to create this post.
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 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?

Front page news. . .

I thought I had gone a bit crazy earlier when I logged onto Folksy and found one of my creations staring me in the face. I think I logged on at just the right time. Needless to say I was very excited and even took a screenprint to prove it. lol.

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

Suprise Swop - Look what I got. . .

I was ever so excited when this rather inconspicuous brown package arrived on my door mat. I knew it had to be my suprise swop, kindly arranged by 'Trashy Princess' of the Folksy forum. I do so love getting suprises and this had been eagerly anticipated.

I wasn't disappointed. There was so much more than I imagined could be inside a little package like that. Everything from ribbon and bows to stickers and stamps. There are some lovely beads, lots of charms buttons and a huge variety of other items.

I can't wait to get started creating with all these goodies. I already have a couple of ideas but I also have a couple of commissions that I must get on and do. Never enough time in the day. . .

A year ago today. . .

I woke up this morning to my son squarking. He has discovered how to turn over in his cot and can't decide if he likes it. And I thought about this time last year. Today is my first wedding anniversary and I am spending it alone with my son while my husband has to work overseas. He's been gone three weeks and today i'm really missing him. On the up side our son is desperately trying to crawl and has brought a lot of smiles to my face today.

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

Top 5 Buttons Finds

I have decided today is button day and I have been looking around at various buttons and button items to share with you.
Why buttons, I don't really know but they do seem to be making a bit of a come back.
My first find was this lovely button purse from Tomato Tea.

I love it, so simple and so effective.
Then I discovered this fantastic colourful bracelet from Chiyo's. WOW!!!

I love these glass buttons from SteamPunk Glass. Such pretty colours hidden inside.

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.
Come on you have to agree they do look good enough to eat. . . .
My final find for the day which I absolutely love is but then I am a bit of a sucker for Moolimoos buttons. . .

All of these fantastic items came up within the first five pages of a Folksy 'BUTTON' search.
So as you can see I have had a wonderfully productive afternoon and will now be off to join some friends for the remainder of the evening.
Happy 'BUTTON' Day everyone.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Broken Folksy - Fabulous Finds

As the listing option on Folksy is broken, 'Yawn. . . .' I decided to do a bit of browsing instead. (Not that I have any pennies but always good to favourite a few items for possible future presents), and I have found this fab seller with some wonderful bags.

and i'm keeping the shop in mind as I have a sheep loving friend, (yep she does live in Wales), whom I think may love one of the purses.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Where did it go?!

I can't believe how quickly the week has gone. It seems like I was only on here yesterday. So much to do. . .

I have found insurance for our stall at the steam rally which is a plus and I have been stockpiling jewellery. Still need more though.

My son has been a bit out of sorts this week so hacen't had quite as much concentration time as I would have liked but he seemed a lot better this evening so fingers crossed.

There have been some fab new sellers on folksy this week. Why not pop on and take a look for yourself at all the fascinating things on offer.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

What's new?

Well I thought my son had chicken pox yesterday, but all gone today so i guess it must have been something else. He is in a right grump this evening though. My neighbours must wonder what on earth I do to the poor child the noise he makes at times.

I haven't been able to get much done the last couple of days, but I have made up a few necklaces for the carnival and the steam rally. I hope now the teeth are here I might be able to have an undisturbed evening and start something new. A tiara perhaps, with a mix of pearls and chrystals. Watch this space.


Friday, 8 May 2009

Red Friday

Well it was red Friday today and I forgot to wear red. Red Friday for those of you who don't know is a 'silent' support group for the British forces and their families. The idea behind it is that if everyone who supports the British troops wears red on Friday then without having to say a word the support will be obvious.
Red was choosen as the colour to symbolise the blood that has been shed - 'Least we Forget'

On a jewellery side of things I added several more items to my shop today, I had a very productive evening yesterday and was really pleased with the results.

Two of my favourites.

And I had a lovely phone call from my husband. So all in all a pretty good day!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

More wonderful items from Folksy

I was having a little browse on Folksy earlier while my son was having a nap and I came across another lovely item. Go and take a peak at dark fairy treasures shop, there are some beautiful things there.

I am hoping the little monkey will drop off for his afternoon nap soon, we had a very busy morning at mums and tots and he is well overdue a sleep that and teeth make him a little grumpy.

I spent yesterday afternoon making 'Pocket Money Prices' for the Northwold Carnival so I am hoping to spend this afternoon working on a new project using some of the lovely beads that arrived in my delivery yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

New Things and Folksy

I have put my son to bed and settled on the sofa with a big box of new beads and findings. The best thing about buying from Jilly ( is you always get a little extra something in the box. Today it's 2 foil beads and 6 others. I love the excitement of opening that box and seeing all the treasures inside.
Something else I found today that I really liked was this shop on folksy particularly the bottled people. What a lovely idea as a gift with a bit of a twist.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Seems to take forever for posts to show up after you load up my page but i'm hoping i'll work it out soon.

Today has been an odd one but on the up side I have managed to get a couple of new items in my folksy shop and my son has slept well allowing me to relax for a while.

I am loving these buttons from Mollimoo in her folksy shop. She has lots of other wonderful goodies in her shop so do drop by and take a look.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Think i'm starting to figure this thing out slowly. Have a heading now at least. LOL.