Thursday, 31 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Just a little hello to say I am closing all of my shops for a few days from Monday (the post would not get to anyone by Christmas after that) but I shall have a sale on from Christmas Day!! After the Turkey dinners.....
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Two: The little sectioned dish next to her is from Noseks Just Gems. It is for my swarovski crystals. I love boxes with sections.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Well, we were invited to take our jewellery to a Macmillan Coffee Morning today and guess what. I know, obvious or I would not be on here....it has sold!
Well done Janice and thank you to Gina for the sale. A percentage of the sale has gone to the charity along with 50% of sale price on the items we took that are listed on The Craft Cupboard I was telling you about before.
A good day all round I say. I could not go because I was tied to a switchboard all day, but I had fun too, Fun Friday really. Off to a workshop tomorrow to learn a new stitch...wish me luck!
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
So I am now obsessed with biscuits and scones. I made some on Sunday from my new Trex cookbook. Free with proof of purchase, get one they are great. The scones were the best I have made, and I make good scones, and the cookies, (I added dried cranberries as I had eaten all of the cooking choc drops), were amazing. So, by Monday my jeans did not need a belt to keep them up.
Hence finding this bracelet. I was thinking about choc and remembered this chocolate bracelet. It is for sale and is on my MISI shop under The Craft Cupboard and I only want £3 for it as this is the destash shop!
I have been doing my accounts recently and I need to stop spending unless I am selling...the nasty man from Westbury has asked to see my accounts so he can do my books. He is very sweet and when he tells me off it is more in sorrow than anger! Actually this is very good for me as I am now realising how much I spend on beads and pearls on the internet. Too much!
So, this bracelet is made from tiny seed beads in 4 stack herringbone stitch with a seed bead woven toggle. You are only paying for the materials, not the labour.
Now off to the day job, that pays for the bread, oh, can't have bread...
Friday, 21 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
At Last I hear you say. Rustic Hearts (scented) and a small quilt (each square is about 5" ) for my grandaughter and her dolls. Just one question, you know me, Pisces-don't-know-her-own-mind!
Friday, 31 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Have you heard of them? They are a charity site. When you sell an item you can donate a percentage of the sale price to them.
Lovely people and at the moment they are growing so they have time for all of us and answer any silly questions really quickly and do not make you feel like an idiot. Well they were nice to me...
Right, no more computer tonight. I am off to do my knitting before the grandaughter grows out of the jacket before she even sees it.
This is the newest creation! I sold the little flower earrings on MISI yesterday. To be honest I had forgotten about them and was looking for a picture for my blog and thought I would pop them on. Within minutes they had sold. Wish every day was like that!
Will send you picture when it comes.
Also, 2 of my three winners is delighted to try out the pattern. Sew Scrumptious and Knitwits too. Not a fix I promise! The winners had to be girls who had not done beading before.
Thank you all of you for entering and when the girls have finished I will let you know how we how it goes. Unless I am under the table hiding because the pattern is rubbish!!
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Well, here we are, I have succumbed to the dreaded facebook! I left them in Dec 2007 but my MISI friends say I should try it. Well, my details and family friends and pictures are still there...no idea how to get rid of them. Not my friends just the messages from 2 years ago.
So, you can come and have a look and tell me you like me! That is the only button I understand really. I pressed it myself you see, and now it says that Jean liked herself..How embarrasing!
I am going to bed now before I can do any more harm. Good night.
Saturday, 11 July 2009
The last time I did seed beading was to teach this little baby. We all decided it was gorgeous BUT would probably make a bracelet next time. It is a lovely pattern and so simple but you have to count all of the time. So, for a necklace it is a lot of counting.
If anyone wants to buy the necklace or kit just ping me a message. Necklace £12. Kit £16 (Kit is from my previous identity, Three Jays Beading.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Not my usual state of mind but today I have a migraine. Only mild I am sure otherwise I would not be able to write this moaning minnie blog. But, to me it is not very nice. So, tiger balm and parecetamol and a choc chip cookie is my remedy.
That is it. Just to let you know.
By the way, I was playing with the settings on my blog and I realise that I have deleted some entries that I did not mean to. I am still trying to link to my other sites. Hopeless.
Tonight I shall be revealing the prize for my giveaway.
Now I am going to get ready for lunch out...it is 11.36 a.m. and I am still in p.j.'s
See me at: http://www.talkingbeads.co.uk/
Friday, 3 July 2009
I have been tagged and now I am tagging 8 people, so here goes: All they have to do is a) Answer the questions b) Rework the questions + delete one you do not like and put in an alternative c) Think of a new question d) Tag 8 people to do the same.
Your current obsession: Forums and Crytals
Weirdest Obsession: Always have to make the bed. Never ever get into an unmade bed.
What are you Wearing: Just home from work so office gear.
What is for Dinner: Whatever my husband will go out and buy, whacked!
Favourite Book: Still Alice
Last Thing you Bought: White cardigan from Wallis
What can you hear right now: Nothing but the wind in the trees and a cockerel down the road.
Favourite flavour of Ice Cream: Anything chocolate
What do you think of the person who tagged you: I only know her through her blog, she is a very busy girl and I would like some physio for my sciatica!
Where is the world would you go if I gave you a plane ticket: Mosman via Dubai (Mosman My Daughter) (Dubai My Son)
Which language would you learn: Italian
Who do you want to meet right now: The man from the Lottery with a big cheque for me
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite item of clothing: At the moment the cut offs I shall be putting on as soon as this is finished!
What size shoes are you: 7
You have £100 to spare, what will you buy: A dress, I don't have one.
Favourite time of day: Early morning before all of the grumpy people wake up.
Who's style do you most admire: Judy Dench
What is your own style: Tidy and boring
What are you going to do next: Go and hassle the husband for dinner
Favourite Films: The ones I watch on planes - Rabbit Proof Fence is very good but shocking and also Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman
Favourite Fruit: Raspberries
What inspires you: Nice people.
What Music is your favourite this week: Music that can be played indoors with the window open when I am in the garden.
Do you have a dream job: Working in/Owning a craft shop with a coffee and cake shop in the back!
What is stopping you: Courage and money
What would you change in the world: Bring back respect for other peoples way of life. Politeness is the best thing you can teach a child.
Favourite animal: Collie Dog
Favourite Tool: Crimping Pliers!
What would your job have been in Victorian times: Knowing my luck, a scullery maid. I hate housework.
People I am now tagging:
Sprinkles Sparkles; Here Pretty Kitty; Designs by Isis; Mad about Bags; Uniquely Snowflake;
Little Scruffs Miniature Bears; Moppy; Hennie
I chose them because I either like their sites or I follow them on forums. I sound like a stalker now.....
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Anyway, my new bookmark is on the left! She is a sweet little angel made from Swarovski Crystals and dangles from a white metal wiggly bookmark. She is going up for sale at £6 inc postage and packing.
Next picture is my wonderful Stash Swop from Moppy on MISI. We agreed to send a bag of our bits and bobs to someone to the value of £5. I think I just got really lucky! All we have to do (!!!)is use up all of the bits and bobs by 1st August! See you on 1st August, I shall be up to my neck in sewing until then. Actually I am looking forward to it.
I have been tagged too, AMI designs.
So I will deal with that in the morning when it is cooler.....