Saturday, 27 June 2009

Blog Awards and Blog Awarding. . .

There appears to be a blog award spreading like wildfire. I have been got twice. So I felt I should perhaps join in. ;o)
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
9. Chiyobex
10. Kerli
11. Mollimoo
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

Elephantitis. . .

I was watching twitter earlier and there was a post from Zoe Sharp Crafts. She has made a beautiful elephant from some fab 70's material. You will recognise the pattern from somewhere!Any way it started me thinking about elephants. My favourite animal was always the elephant and then my mum started collecting them several years ago and we had a shelf full all created from different materials.
My son's godmother also happens to be a big elephant fan, her living room is full of them. Much to her husbands horror as he prefers eagles. (LOL).
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.
He looks like he needs a comfy cushion on a chair in the corner, or maybe a spot by the bed.
And I absolutely love this make up bag from Girl of the Sixties. It not only has elephants on but it is pink. What more could a girl want?
My next find was this ceramic lovely from Wiktorski Ceramics. He is a very jolly looking chap. Looks like he belongs in a large herd.

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

My son has got an infection. it has turned him from a fairly contented and docile baby into a constant screaming machine. The Dr assured me it would only last a few days. Lucky for him he was at the emergency clinic and I have very slim chance of ever seeing him again. However we are having a progress check tomorrow afternoon so maybe they will have more ideas. . .
I was a little disappointed with the results of the Northwold Carnival. It was hardly worth the effort, still it was an experience. And I have high hopes for the Weeting Steam Rally. Various ideas in store including a possible lucky dip. Must get making.
I have finally gotten round to photographing some more items today and have managed to upload two new items to my folksy store. Both charm bracelets. Hopefully more will be on later once I have managed to get the baby to sleep.
Here is a sneaky preview of the Dancing Dolphins.
I hope everyone has had beautiful weather as we have today. It really was gorgeous. More tomorrow I hope.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Time waits for no man. . .

or woman!
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

Thursday. . .

Hmm. What has been oing on recently?!
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

Dragonflys to Dolphins

After the success of my dragonfly charm bracelet set I spent the morning on a commision which stemmed from it. A dolphin charm bracelet and earring set. I hope it is received as well.

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

Busy Weekend

Well Friday's scarecrow walk went well, it took an hour and a half but was a lot of fun.
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

Suprise Swap - The Results

We are being collected in a few minutes for a trip to see the newest scarecrows in the competion, (see earlier post), but I have just got time to add a couple of pictures of some of the things I have made with the beads I received in my suprise swap.

I can hear someone at the door. Best be off.

Thursday, 4 June 2009


It has been a pretty busy few days with one thing and another and I haven't had a lot of chance to get on the internet. We've had days out and shopping trips and baby groups galore. Then at the weekend we have a hen trip and a night out which I am greatly looking forward to as the in laws are taking the baby and I am getting a night off!

I made a lot of fairy wands on Monday for the Northwold carnival but forgot to take pictures to show you. However I was also asked to make a dragonfly bracelet for a 30th present and as there were a few beads left over I added a pair of earings in for good measure.

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.