Monday, 26 September 2011

Keep them quiet for a while...

My 2.5yr old daughter has recently been following me, saying 'I want to make jewellery'...obviously something that she has seen her mummy do! So I have allowed her to share my work desk (kitchen table). She started with sticking my drill bits into a bit of wood and adding some old beads (and anything else she could find on the table). She was doing it for ages and looked like she was really enjoying it (and so did I as it kept her quiet for a bit and I was able to do some polishing next to her).
So the next day, I have cut another bit of wood especially for her, pre-drilled some holes and stuck in some old bits of wire. Gave her some old beads and she was off threading everything on, apparently 'making Xmas trees'.
She loves doing it and keeps adding to her Xmas tree every day.
It just shows, all the expensive toys you can get these days but all kids want is just something new and exciting to keep them occupied, no matter how much it cost...
Try it yourself (keep them supervised though, careful about putting beads in their mouth comes first!)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Latest commission: Bridesmaids Necklaces with hearts

My latest commission was a set of 4 personalised necklaces for bridesmaids. My customer has chosen my PT 2004 24 Silver Heart necklace which was personalised with the bridesmaids' names.

I have done this necklace quite a few times before but it was really nice to see 4 of them together.

My customer has was pleased with the necklaces and left me this lovely comment:

'I just wanted to let you know that my order arrived safely yesterday and I'm absolutely thrilled with it. The necklaces are gorgeous and even nicer in real life than I imagined. I can't wait to give the necklaces to the girls, they'll love them. 
Thank you so much for your help and great customer service.'

So pleased that I have another happy customer...

Friday, 23 September 2011

Folksy Friday 23th September: Gold

You may remember my previous post mentioning my diary which I refer to for inspiration for Folksy Friday treasuries.

I have used it once again!
Tomorrow's 'interesting fact' is that on the 24th September the Largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold was found in Stafford in 2009...wish I got there first!
And so my theme for this week! Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday's Treats: Keep warm this winter...

My chosen  photo of this week is this gorgeous wrapped up puppy! Don't you just want to cuddle him...

And so with winter slowly but surely approaching, here is a small selection of some of my favourite handmade scarves and cowls found on Folksy.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Back to work!

My holiday is well and truly over (oh I do miss the lovely sunny Menorca!) so it is back to work - and back to blogging!

I have been adding some photos to my new Facebook page and I really like the 'collage effect' my photos have created in the album. Here are some of them, what do you think?