Wednesday 29 September 2010

Back from Holiday

Sorry no post in such a long time...we have been away and it has taken me a while to catch up...actually I am still catching up!

We went to the Isle of Wight.  It is such a beautiful place.  Never far from the see and loads to keep the children happy.

Also wanted to share that some of the Cath Kidston paper christmas magnets/badges have finally been made up to photograph.  They also come in loads of other designs including pink christmas trees, crackers, festive houses, bells, fireplaces and flowers. They can be purchased from my eBay or direct from me by emailing me,

Monday 20 September 2010


Now is the time of year we need to consider something which we would rather leave, especially for crafty people and businesses.  It may seem early to be talking about Christmas, but when you think about it, there are not many weeks to get everything purchased and made...and more importantly, not many pay days left!!

I talked weeks ago about starting to consider creating some christmas cards, decorations and gifts, but as usual, it is all just talk and ideas at the moment.

The only thing I have actually done, is get some Cath Kidston christmas paper to make some magnets and badges.  These would be great for decorations, or perhaps to use as table name decorations - just ask if you would like names added.  I am thinking that i might even make a few for myself to use in christmas crackers.  I was inspired last year by the crackers featured on 'Homemade Christmas' and would love to give them a go.  Any advice gratefully received :)

P.S. I just love the new stat feature on Blogger.  I can now see that I am getting loads of views per day.  Thanks for the views, and don't be shy...join as a follower so you don't miss those important giveaways!

Monday 13 September 2010

September Blog Giveaway winner

Hi everyone.

This week has been even more busy than usual.  Working one extra day from now on will definitely test my organisational skills, especially in the run up to Christmas!!

The random number generator has chosen number 1, which is Jacey!!  Well done!!  She chose the red beaded with yellow lotus flower bracelet as her favourite.  Just email me your details and I will pop it in the post.

The new jewellery is being well received.  I have now listed some more of the earrings on Folksy.

Monday 6 September 2010

September Blog Giveaway

To celebrate the new jewellery collection, the September giveaway will be a bracelet I have designed and made over the weekend.

 The winner can either choose a black beaded bracelet with a pink rose or.....

 ....a red beaded one with a yellow lotus flower.

As usual, it is very simple to enter.  Either:
  1. If you are a follower, leave a comment stating which one you would choose if you won, or....
  2. Join as a follower and leave a comment also choosing the one you would prefer if you won..
  3. and for an extra chance, blog about this giveaway and leave the link to show me.
The giveaway will run for a week.  Good Luck!

Sunday 5 September 2010

More Earrings

Here are some more earrings.  Sorry about the photo quality but I still can't get used to new camera and the lighting was rubbish in my house today.  These are not listed in my shops yet, but hopefully they will be  tomorrow.

This week I go back to work full time, so not happy today :(

Saturday 4 September 2010

New Camera....and new items!!!

Finally got my camera.  Here are some new photos of the necklaces and earrings I have made so far.  There are more in the process of being made (including the September Blog Giveaway prize!!).

More photos can be found on my Flickr account and items are now listed on Folksy.

Hope they were worth the wait!!

Thursday 2 September 2010

Sneak Peak

Still no camera but I have managed to take a blurry shot of the earrings I made last night on my phone.  It doesn't capture the details as they have pearls with gorgeous bead caps, and beautiful hearts at the top.
Next was going to be my necklaces, but the battery has gone!

New Earrings and Necklaces

Last night I made a start on making my new jewellery range.  It was much more complex then anything I have done before, involving jump rings, eye pins, head pins etc.

I loved it.  So far I have made 2 necklaces and the most gorgeous pair of earrings.  I am desperate to show you all but still no camera, but it has definitely motivated me to actually look for one now.  Jamie is the type of shopper that likes to compare every price and specification, and it drives me mad!  I am going to try and borrow a camera for later.  I think the next few weeks will just involve me showing you new jewellery, but at least I have a brilliant selection for the giveaway coming soon!!