It's halloween so what else would I be wearing but my new halloween pendant courtesy of Lazy Dazy Glass which I just love. No trick or treating for us tonight but I have laid in a huge stock of sweets for anyone that does come knocking. It's the last day of a two week break from school for "Kevin" so the end is in sight. I will be able to get back to some crafting without the continual sound of gunfire in the background from the PS3! Happy Halloween all and have a great weekend.:-)
Today I received my beautiful Halloween pendant which was made by Kathryn whose work you can see at www.lazydaisyglass.com. I haven't yet managed to take a decent photo but if you check out her blog you will find the Haloween competition that I took part in and will be able to see my prize pendant (the triangular one!). The last week has flown by and I seem to have started so many different projects but not been able to finish most of them. "Kevin" is on the second week of his half term break and much as I'd like to hide myself away in my craft room, I feel duty bound to make sure he is entertained.
I am getting good at playing around on my computer and I managed to paste this here! I really do spend far too much time on the forum because it is so addictive. If you haven't yet discovered it then you really should.
Just received these Halloween goodies from Jen Fee of Flurogoddess. "Kevin" jumped a mile when I crept up on him with the big fat rubber worm hehe! I love the badges and I am going to try creating some cards - that's a first - using the black and orange card. I've been playing around with felt today as well as my paper beads, all will be revealed in due course.... And in an attempt to make more productive use of the many hours that I spend watching my talented son play badminton, I have taken up knitting again twenty years on. I have found some fab wool and I am starting off gently with a scarf and we'll see how things progress from there!
Just had to share this photo of the beach in Nice where I spent a few lovely days with my good friend Sue. We had a lot of fun - not least because my French interpretation let me down a little! It was 23 degrees so we managed to put in a couple of hours on the beach in-between shopping and eating. More good news today from Craft Forum's Flurogoddess, Jennifer Lee, who let me know that I was a winner in her Halloween Blog candy draw. I'm really looking forward to receiving my trick or treat goodies!
Ooh I am all excited because I have been tagged by Kiamyka whose blog kiamyka.blogspot.com is now added to my blogroll. Well I have read the rules and here they are:- 1. Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.
Ok so seven facts about me:- 1. I once attended a book launch party for George Best where I got more drunk than he did, introduced myself to him and then dragged his poor aged father off "to meet a few people". Embarrassing! 2. I became a Mum for the first (and last) time at the age of 42 against all the odds. 3. I can't sing in tune but I can muster up a really decent wolf whistle. 4. When I was five years old I appeared on a children's TV show where my sister and I beat the boys team to win a prize. 5. I once sang Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner with Kirk Douglas at a book signing in Harrods. 6. My dream would be to retire to somewhere warm and sunny where I could make jewellery and be inspired by my surroundings. 7. If there were more hours in the day I would spend them reading and crafting.
I am going to tag the following bloggers:- candlesbylisa.blogspot.com, caroleecrafts.blogspot.com, sunrisecards.blogspots.com, lazydaisyglass.blogspot.com, mycalicoheart.blogspot.com, susieQinblogland.blogspot.com, and pennydog.wordpress.com.
Ok so I made a slight miscalculation and didn't have enough of these beads to make a necklace so guess what - it is now a very pretty bracelet! Yesterday I had fun making some paper beads which are now ready to varnish and then string. The next couple of days will be busy as I'm lucky enough to be heading off to Nice for a few days with my good friend Sue. I know that we will spend some time (and probably too much money!) checking out what's new and different in the bead shop there but it will be fun so I can't wait.
Where does my time go to? Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things that I want to do and I end up going to bed with my head buzzing with ideas that I haven't had chance to try out. Well yesterday I spent the morning indulging my passion for books by hosting a reading group but I set aside the afternoon to get creating and came up with this crocheted wire necklace in copper and turquoise. Also under way is a three tone blue spiral necklace, time consuming but I know it will look great when it's finished! Meanwhile check out my blog roll where I have added Craft Forum's Jellybelly-Jellybrain. With Christmas round the corner you'll find all sorts of great ideas from JBJB.
Couldn't resist having a go at making covered buttons. Lots of my fellow crafters on Crafts forum have been creating these so I thought it was high time for me to join in and here is the result - my first little batch of tartan buttons. I really enjoyed making them so I can feel a lot more button-making coming on in the near future! Meantime I had better get working on some new stuff for next Saturday's craft fair at The Claremont in Rugby town centre. Organised by Craft Forum's Critchley, this one is in aid of Help The Aged so it's good to know that money is going to a good cause and I am hoping to meet up with other forum members there.
I've been busy making this gorgeous bracelet. The photo doesn't really do justice to the vibrant colours, the greens and blue work so well together. Yesterday I bought some self-cover buttons which I am dying to play with but haven't found the fabric that I want to cover them with yet. I have all sorts of jackets just crying out for some new buttons to bring them up to date. Apart from the bracelet making the rest of the day just seemed to disappear in a cloud of housework, boring but necessary as the OH is due back tomorrow.
I'm married, one son, two stepsons, a grandson, one crazy German Pointer and two cats (all male). I love making jewellery, especially knitted and crocheted wire necklaces and bracelets.Before having my son I ran my own publishers' representative service, selling English books into Europe. It was really hard work but great fun and I got to see a lot of Europe and North America. These days I am happiest when I am close to home.