Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Cake

The remains

The cutting
Now to decorate

Taking shape
The end result

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wine Charm Wednesday. . .

It is quite bizarre I have sold 5 sets of wine charms this evening and 2 sets yesterday. There is some kind of mad ruxh on wine charms. Is there some sun coming that no one has told me about and people are preparing for parties?
Anyway I am obviously not complaining. I thought i'd share a few of those sets with you this evening while I am waiting for sons cake to be ready to remove from the tin.

Gardeners World

Cupcake Fantasy

Cupcake Paradise
OK. I'm off now. The cake has turned out perfectly from the tin. Tomorrow is the real test. I am turning it from a rectangular cake to a Peppa Pig rocket.
Night All.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Garden time. . .

Are any of you garden lovers. We try to be but with this weather things don't seem to be doing as well as they could. I am pleased to be able to report 1 cucumber is making an appearance and some beans and a few toms. The cabbages are doing ok but the cauli, brocolli and sweetcorn aren't worth the space they are taking up this year.

 (Very busy helping Daddy build the raised bed)
We have a raised bed with lovely soil but the carrots and parsnips have declined to grow and only a couple of onions are popping out. Ah well. Better luck next time.
I have just added these fun wine glass charms/markers to my folksy shop. Something for the gardener in you.
Click on the picture for a trip to the shop.

Until next time.

(Don't forget about my giveaway, mentioned earlier. Only 6 more followers and I shall do the draw.)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Latest Listings and a bit of Charity.

I have been trying to update my Folksy shop since maternity leave is now over. I have also bought a website host space and domain name. Now I have to figure out building the site. It comes with templates and things I just want it to look right! It will get there soon enough I am sure.
For now though I have added a few new things into my Folksy 'Boutique'. Here is a taster. . .

It's an elasticated Help 4 Heroes bracelet. £1 from the sale of each my Help 4 Heroes items will go to the charity. So far I have sold 1 adult toggle bracelet and a childrens bracelet set. Both were commissioned by people I know locally. I am waiting the payment for the adult bracelet and I will give it a week or so to see if either of the new items listed sells before passing the money on.

I am up to 94 followers now so only 6 more and I will sort out the give away blogged about recently.

See you all again soon. ;o)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A birthday suprise. . .

I think I can safely say that my sister is the last person in the world I would expect to be reading my blog so posting a picture here of her upcoming birthday gift should be fairly safe. Christine if you are reading this post Shhhh it's a suprise. . .

It's a maternal line bracelet with ruby swarvoski crystals representing the rubies that would be there if I was able to afford them as the birthstone of July. Thats my sister in the middle on her wedding day and next to her is our mother on her wedding day. Thinking about it that makes our mother younger than my sister here. They were both younger than I was when I got married. . .  I am really pleased with how it's turned out.

We've got a whole host of birthdays coming up, my husband the day before my sister and my eldest son two days after. We're having a Peppa Pig party next Friday for some of his friends. That means I have to make a Peppa Pig cake. .  .Hmm there may or may not be pictures of this to follow. :o)

We're creeping ever closer to the 100 cut off for the giveaway I mentioned in my last two posts. Do pass it on and hopefully we'll be there in the near future.

Have a great week everyone.


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

92 and counting. . .

Well my last post was about my upcoming giveaway and also my attempts to reach 100+ followers. I have gained 4 new comers since then and I have enjoyed popping over and meeting them at their blogs. I may also have accidently found myself spending some money in the process. . . OPPS!!
But it was I feel worth it. I am waiting for my packet with anticipation. In the meantime here is a little sample from said offenders folksy shop. . .
BlueDaisyGlass has a fab shop over at Folksy with lots of pretty things including these gorgeous blue earrings
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(which I rather like actually). . . but I have resisted the temptation though I did purchase another of her lovely goodies which I shall picture here when it arrives.
I have been busy over on Folksy today with listing items and trying to get myself stocked up again after my little break. Here is a little sample of what's on display so far. . .
Now I must be off to sort out photos and items that have yet to be photographed and all that jazz. . .
Take care.  :o)

Friday, 8 July 2011

Time for a . . .

I have decided that a bit of a 'spring clean' is in order. A little late for spring perhaps a 'summer sweep'.
I am going to have a through going through of my crafting collection and the things I keep holding onto just in case I am going to finally part with. There is just too much 'stuff' stored away. My husband would say I am a horder. I would say it's just being thrifty. . .
Anyway whan I have started I will put up some pictures of the things I am giving away. I may even add in a few suprises.
For an entry you need to be a follower and leave a comment. If you tweet then tweet about this for an extra entry or you can blog it.
The draw will take place when I have reached the elusive 100+ followers.
I will leave you with this picture of a bracelet I sold at the weekend. I love the inclusions in the jade making each bead unique. I shall be making more semi precious jewellery when I have reorganised myself. :0)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A make a month. . . catch up

I've been  bit lax in posting for the make a month challenge but I have been making. . .
I can't actually remember where I got up to month wise. I know there was a cross stitch in January, cup cakes decorated by me in February, or was that March? I made a focacia bread in April, in the other month was it Feb or March I made bracelets with my Tuesday group which was a lot of fun. May? What did I make in May? I can't remember now what I tried. I know it's been a different craft/project each month. May I think might have been a Fathers Day card using scrapbooking ideas. Again with the Tuesday group we do a lot of fun things in our Tuesday group. Oh and we did patch working too. .  That was fun as well.
So my most recent makes are a resin project there is a bracelet which is not quite finished as I can't find the perfect clasp but also a pendant which has been given as a present to a good friend of mine. It holds a picture of her daughter. I found amazing glaze and I just had to try it. What a fantastic product. I can't wait to do more with it.
Then this month I have made a candle from a sheet of wax which I can't find the picture of. I need to organise my pictures more carefully. Jewellery are all neatly put away and labelled but everything else sits in files waiting to be organised. And also I tried my hand at homemade icecream. It has the seal of approval from my 2yr old I only added those pics 5 mins ago so I haven't lost them yet!
Sorry it's a bit late in coming but that should bring me up to date for the year so far. I shall find the candle pics and add them asap. I am planning on trying one with patterns next. I only have 6 sheets of wax though!

Until next time. :o)

Fiona @ Christals Creations

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Where has the time gone?

Tomorrow is the last day of my maternity leave. I can't believe my 'baby' is already 9 months old. Where has time gone? I am so unorganised. I should have been using these beautiful days to photograph jewellery to list on Folksy before the bad weather starts, we've been told thats tomorrow by Mr weather man. . . Too late to worry about that now!
But I really am very unorganised and a little worried about the jump back into being a business person rather than a Mummy! Especially as the little man is teething and up all times of night while the older one has an undescriptive thing going on eith a temperature and lethargy but can't tell me if anything hurts. Gets me up in the early hours in tears and wont sleep unless he has a hand to hold.
I had planned to get organised with ideas for a new website among other things and that just hasn't happened either.
I feel a little like i'm about to dive into a whirlpool but first I need to go and make tea for my tribe.
Until next time. (just realised on hubbys pc so no pics today!)