Friday, 18 June 2010

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward...
I have taken up a Pay It Forward (PIF) from my the lovely Felt Fairys blog. This concept is like the movie called Pay It Forward with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment in it.

PIF is where acts of kindness are done without expecting anything in return, just passing it on, hoping that the recipients will do the same and pay it forward, like a never ending chain of kindness I will make and send a gift for the first 3 friends who post a comment to this post, requesting to join this exchange, and promising to pay it forward to 3 other persons, etc.... I don't know what my 3 gifts will be, but I can promise I will send them within the next 365 days. What YOU have to do in return then, is "Pay It Forward" by making the same announcement and promise on YOUR blog.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


It seems to have been a while since I was here, we had a busy week. Hubby was away, little one wasn't sleeping much and jobs just seemed to pile up. But things seem to have settled down again now and we even had FOUR nights unbroken sleep over the weekend!
I had a nice suprise on Tuesday morning, the postman knocked far too early for my liking but he had a package in my name. It was a gift from my lovely husband. The package contained a selection of glass pearls, a mix bag of red glass beads, 3 in 1 pliers, a bead mat, gold coloured nylon coated wire and a whole selection of gold and silver plated findings. I have a discount voucher for the company they came from, a catalogue, an ideas sheet and a basic hints and tips booklet.
I made myself a necklace using a focal bead I was sent in a folksy swap last year. I have been holding onto it waiting for the right inspiration to come along.
(I'll try and post a picture when little one not asleep on me)
Then on Wednesday morning there was another knock, though not so early, this time it was an order I had placed for a few custom items. I made a memory wire bracelet and it was purchased by a friend of mine, she then ordered one in black and red and following that she asked for 3. so here they are:
First in bright yellow!
Next in post box red.
And my favourite mix is this bright blue mix.
I just hope she likes them too!

Monday, 7 June 2010

A bit late coming. . .

I am sorry to say I have been a bit lax. Back in May I was the winner of a rather lovely giveaway held by Buttons and Beads Gifts. (View her blog here).
I won a bookmark customised to my specification. I choose green and the letter C and it is going to be a present from my son to his god mother on her 30th birthday later this month.
I also won a £10 voucher. I had actually been eyeing up a couple of things from the Buttons and Beads website as gifts for upcoming birthdays and so this voucher came in very handy.
I choose two items from the site as you can see below.
The first is a very pretty pair of pink and white bead and button earrings which I am saving for my neice who had her ears pierced last summer and loves new earrings.
The other item I choose were these gorgeous wine glass charms. They were for my neighbours birthday though I must admit she nearly didn't get them. They are absolutely stunning and make a fabulous gift for any wine lover.
Needless to say my neighbour loved them and even asked me 'How do you find these things?'
Ahh the secrets us crafters have up our sleeves!
Buttons and Beads Gifts have many many more fabulous items up for grabs and are also on Folksy.
And with free postage on their website for June it really is worth popping in and having a browse.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

A winner and a day out. . .

So the end of my 200 twitterers giveaway was Friday and as we were out yesterday I checked the entries this morning. All 8 of them, wrote them on some paper, folded them up and asked my son to pick one from a cup. He managed to get hold of one and gave it to me with a big grin. Opened up it revealed that RedMoon was the winner. You can pop over and visit her blog using the link.

Yesterday we went for a day out to Hollesley. It is about 50 mins away from us and while I went to the local craft fair hubby and son went playing on the beach and walking in the park. I was greated toward the end of the afternoon by a very tired, very happy toddler with cake on his face, clutching a soft teddy and a wooden mushroom two of the other stall holders had given him.

It was a lovely afternoon and I even sold a couple of items during the afternoon, the lovely bracelet pictured above and a pair of matching earrings.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Party Time.

I had a little bit of luck last night. I went to one of these parties where you are expected to get out your wallet and buy some overpriced object of non-desire. I really went as we were also celebrating my friends birthday and her hubby is away for a few months. It wasn't too bad, I ended up buying some fashwash which at least i'll use and the chocolate fudge cake was yummy!
While I was out I was able to pass out a couple of business cards to new faces i'd not seen before and I even picked up a custom order for some silver and peridot jewellery for an August birthday and sold a bracelet from the Folksy pages of my emporium.

So for all of you who had commented about the 'Golden Dreams' bracelet, i'm afraid you're too late. I may have to make some similar items as it did seem to have a bit of interest.
I really must get some of my new makes up for show. Perhaps after we've been out in the garden to play with Thomas and the slide.
Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveawy for a bracelet. Just pop down to the post below for entry guides.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

200 Twitter Followers Giveaway!!

Yes it's here the 200 followers giveaway I have been promising has arrived. It was a slow progression to 180+ then suddenly in a matter of days it jumped up and over the 200 mark.

It will be a simple giveaway, no jumping through hoops or juggling balls of fire. Simply follow me and leave a comment about your favourite item in my Folksy store. A tweet about this item will gain you a double entry but be sure to let me know you've tweeted so I can tally up.
Now for the important bit! What is the prize?
I have had a bit of a think about this and I have decided rather than making something new I am going to give you something from my own website which will sadly be closing in a couple of days. But hopefully re-launching at some point in the future.
I have choosen this red and blue glass bead bracelet, just in time for the start of the world cup.
Finished with a handmade silver plated wire clasp.
So ladies and gentlemen - get browsing, get twittering and get following for your chance to win.
I may just throw in a pair of matching earrings for the fun of it.
Good Luck Everyone!
Almost forgot. . . You have until Friday to enter. Winner will be picked at random on Saturday.