Sunday, 26 September 2010

September September. . .

Well it's almost the end of another month. We have finally given in and turned the heating on it's been so chilly the last couple of days and it just makes the house seem cosy.
There is still no sign of the baby though he did put in another effort on Thursday/Friday. We're just playing along now and seeing how it goes.
I have added another bracelet to my folksy outlet this afternoon. I am trying to get a good collection on there so I can relax when baby finally puts in an appearance.

I need to take some more photos too. I have ordered and received a new dummy especially for necklaces so you can see how they lie when on. Now I need to get snapping!
Thats all for now. We are being asked to build blocks Mummy so I have to go and make a tower!
Until next time.
Fiona @ Christals Creations

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Still waiting!

For those of you who read my last post you'll already know we were waiting on the arrival of a certain little bundle of joy. Since then things have been quite up and down but we are still waiting. We have been told i'm OP which apparently maes it all a bit longer and a bit harder unless you can get baby to turn.
I have been religiously sitting with my knees below my pelvis, my back straight or leaning forward, lying on my left side and all the other little things we've been advised to try.
We'll see where we are this time next week. LOL.
I have just been on Folksy and am listing a few new items.
The first one for today is this pretty bracelet - made from glass pearls and glass beads the green reminded me that Summer was over now and so I have called it Summers End.
I haven't quite decided which piece I am going to add next so you will have to pop over and have a look for yourselves later. :o)

Goodbye until next time.

Fiona @ Christals Creations.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Waiting. . .

I have been a bit quiet recently but there is a good reason for this. Last Wednesday we were told to go into hospital as it seemed the baby was coming, only a few weeks early so no worries but they wanted to check us out. On Thursday morning we were in the same place we'd been the night before, (2cm), and the contractions had pretty much worn off so we were sent home and told to come back later when they were regular again.
We are still waiting for 'later'. They seem to come at night and disappear during the day. The first day at home I mostly slept from lack of sleep, luckily a good friend came and took my little one off to hers for playtime and tea and he loved it. So I was able to relax as was hubby.
On Friday I felt ill all day but nothing happened and by yesterday I had pretty much given up on anything happening for a while.
We feel really silly as my hubby was supposed to go away with work in the early hours of tomorrow morning but he has been taken off the course and 'ordered' not to go into work at all but to sty home and look after me. Thing is there seems to ba a complete lack of anything happening.
Perhaps we'll buy some pineapple when we pop out to the shops later. LOL.

So that is why I have been a bit quiet but I am still here!

I haven't added anything new for a few days but here are a couple of pics of items in the shop to keep you going.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Another day another dollar

Or perhaps I should say another pound. I was pleased to find when I logged on to Folksy on Tuesday that I had been lucky enough to make my second online sale this month. It was a gorgeous green bracelet that I had decided I may just keep for myself if there wasn't any interest in it. I popped into my local post office on the way to toddler group this morning and dropped it in the box. Let's see if we can make it 3 in a month.
I have been trying to keep up with the listing a day challenge and I think I have only missed one or two days.

Last night I had to do it crouched on the floor as we had our sofa taken out of the room to allow for delivery of a new one today. We were expecting the delivery men between 12 and 6 so were a little suprised when the phone rang at 7.15 and the man told us he could be with us in 10 minutes. Luckily hubby was still home and everything was pretty much ready.
It also meant the little human and I could stay for lunch at toddler group today which was just as well as my neighbour was left at the end with the packing away and tidying away and has two small people to worry about, so while I was trying to stop her youngest who was trying to escape from the pushchair, (he's a wily little thing), she was able to chase the two older ones who managed to get out while the door was shutting. We also managed to hoover and pack away between us. I was forbidden from box carrying so settled with hoovering the giant carpet. I don't think there is that much carpet in the whole of our downstairs!

Otherwise there is not much to report. Due date is slowly creeping closer and bump has started to descend, so thinking it may be sooner rather than later!

Take care until next time.

Fiona @ Christals Creations

Monday, 6 September 2010

Catching up. . .

Well after our slightly busy Saturday, Sunday was much calmer and I even managed to get another necklace listed over at Folksy. This one is on a blue theme using some of the beads I was lucky enough to win over on the Beads Direct blog.

It is our son's taster at nursery this morning so we are off to spend an hour there shortly and see how he likes it. But first he is telling me he wants puzzles! We have already built a train track and used the felt shapes. I see a carpet that is more like a sea of toys this morning. Where do they get all their energy from at such early hours of the morning?

I hope everyone is enjoying a sunny start to the week. I'll be back soon with more ramblings to share with you all.

Fiona @ Christals Creations

Sunday, 5 September 2010

September so far

Well I decided to set myself the challenge of listing an item a day over on Folksy and I did ok for the first three days of the month. Then we had to go out for the day and after leaving at 9.30 and planning on not being back late we didn't get home till gone 9.30. We had a lovely lunch with my brother and his partner, all the children played together and hubby drooled over my 6mth nephew. He is so good with children. We saw Granny, we saw Uncle and then Nanny. There was some not so good news which was added to by more not so good news, I was secretly thankful that it was not my family and sat trying to be non commital and cheerful. Glad when hubby and his brother came back from pub and we were able to get home. So yesterday was not so successful. However it did bring me a sale of the latest item so I am not complaining. My chocolate box necklace will be winging it's way to it's new owner tomorrow.
I shall see if I can catch up with my listings this afternoon. If the weather is nice I can try and off load the hubby and wee boy to the park!
In other news, it transpired that the suprise going away party for my friend on Wednesday was in fact a suprise baby shower for moi. It was a really lovely evening carefully planned by two of my neighbours. We played lots of silly games, there were lots of prizes and I was sent home with a bag full of presents and vouchers for the new arrival when he gets here. I don't think I have laughed so much in a long time. Blindfolded doll dressing and pin the sperm on the egg were new to me. We were also banned from saying baby all night, this is in fact very hard and I failed miserably. Sadly I don't have any pictures but if you are following me on Facebook I believe a few were posted.

Thats all for this morning I am off to help hubby in toddlers insistence that nappies must be changed when they are wet and smelly. The fuss he's creating you'd think we'd told him his Thomas dvd was being binned forever more.  :o)

Fiona @ Christals Creations.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

2 days down. . .

So I have managed to list something else today fitted in between toddler group and mid wife visits. Another bracelet, in fact another pink bracelet. I love the way the rock crystal sparkles in this one. It's a beautiful stone to incorporate into jewellery design. I Know it's only 2 days and September still has another 28 in it but it's a good start. I have a couple more pieces that are ready photographed then I will have to get desigining and photographing again.

There are lots of people taking up the challenge to list an item a day in September over on the Folksy website. It's definately worth popping over and taking a look to see what other lovely items are up for grabs.

Fiona @ Christals Creations

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Musings from a Suffolk space

I was just looking through my reading list and comparing it to the list of blogs I 'follow' and I realised how redundant some of them are. I must have a clear out and find some new and interesting people to follow. In fact I think to make it more fun I'll ask all of you to suggest to me a really good blog to follow. If I am not in the middle of giving birth by then I may even throw in a little something for the one I find the most interesting.

Talking of giving birth I have to say I'm ready now. Everyday people exclaim at me, Ohh you've popped, Ohhh I haven't seen anyone that big for a long time, Ohh how long did you say you have left. Yes I do resemble someone who decided it would be really funny to stick a giant football up my top. However I suppose I can't complain as everyone also tells me that you can't tell i'm pregnant from behind and that it's all in the bump and nowhere else. Still i'd be quite happy with a couple of weeks rather than the 5 the hospital predict.

I perhaps foolishly have decided to get back into the swing of listing things more regularly and have become a token September Club member on Folksy. I hope to keep it up as long as possible. My offering for today was this rather pretty, (though I do say so myself), pink glass pearl and twisted wire bracelet. It was a lot of fun to make and I thought was quite effective when it was finished.

I ordered a bag of pink mixed glass pearls for a party I was asked to do and the hostess than changed her mind so this is the first of what I anticipate to be many pink pearled items.

I am off to a suprise leaving party tonight for one of the wives who has after 10 years of being settled here got to go and start a new life on the other side of the country. She is excited to be going somewhere new but sad to be leaving her friends. After 10 years there are lots of us that will miss her.
I made her this pendant on a chain as a leaving gift.

Thats's all for this evening as I must help with the wee ones bath before it's finished and then try and find a top that hasn't been chocolated or juiced by said wee one to go out in.

Take care - Fiona @ Christals Creations