Thursday, 27 August 2009


This is my little angel, and I don't want anyone to say that she is getting her clothes wet!! She is only 21 months old and is just having a fabulous time in the Australian sunshine.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Chocolate anyone!

It is only Tuesday and I am fed up with this losing weight lark!! I am following a low carb regime....and I am thinking of putting £1 coin in a jar for every day I keep under 60 carbs a day!
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

Test Kit

We are nearly there girls, just one more tester to book in and we will know if the kit is do-able. This is the sample by the way! I will show you the finished test necklaces when the images come in.
Sorry I have been missing for a while, my computer died. I know, very sad. My brother has set up a lap top for me but there were no pictures etc on and I do not like doing a blog without images! Looks boring. Anyway, off to bed, been to a party and just come home. Night Night, more soon x

Saturday, 8 August 2009

New Shop

A little while ago I decided to have a CLEAR OUT. Actually it was when I came back from a holiday and thought 'why have I kept all of this STUFF!
Then a couple of weeks ago I decided to open a new shop on MISI called The Craft Cupboard. I want to put all of my 'left-overs' in there. There is nothing wrong with any of it but I need to make some room for things I actually use!!
The first offerings are pieces of jewellery I made as samples for workshops I helped to run when I was part of Three Jays Beading.
So here is the link. Have a look and let me know if you like it.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Hello, anyone there!!

Hello chaps, you have been a bit quiet lately, are you still there? Well, I will tell you anyway.
I have a shop there and a little while ago I was fed up with listing and paying to list and going on every day to chat and tell people and listening to them telling me how great sales were because I sold NOTHING. So, I decided to leave my toys in the middle of the room and go and sulk in a corner.
Tonight when I returned from work my husband said "you have had a lot of mail this afternoon"
Guess What: Someone has found me on Etsy and bought THIS RING!! So, now I have crept back to my shop and listed some more stuff. ;)
Good Night.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Misi Swap Makes

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!
Should I carry on with the blanket stitch?
I have lots of stuff left. The kits I shall give to my nephews on a rainy day and the pink paisley is going to be more hearts or a rabbit if I can find a pattern! Thank you Channa for the stuff and Snowflake for the idea. I enjoyed the hand stitching, I did it all by hand as my machine does not like fleece! I had to get out my embroidery book to remember how to hold the material for the stitch, my brain wanted to do button holes! Now, where can I find a rabbit to copy....

Saturday, 1 August 2009