Saturday, 28 September 2013

Keep calm ...... it's only a candle!

Morning world. Well I was up with the birds this morning for my carpet fitters arriving ... more on that in a minute. I thought I would share a couple of candles that I made a couple of days ago, I forgot to share them yesterday. 

The first is a 'Keep Calm' candle. I wanted to make something a little fun - I think I will make a few more of these in the future.

The next candle is using a photo of my gorgeous niece and nephew ..... really happy with this one...

Please excuse the photos, I am trying different photo editing programmes.

All my candles and jewellery, crochet etc can be purchased through my Facebook page ... click HERE x

And now the carpet saga ...... so the alarm clock was set for 6.30 am ready for the carpet fitters at 7am. Well would you believe it they only went and turned up without the blumming carpet! They put the grippers down and underlay and will be back at 9am with the carpet (or so we hope). On a plus at least the underlay coordiates with my paper :)

So it is cup of tea time now and I will wait for them to return. After that I am going to watch my niece play football. This afternoon is going to comprise of buying a new lampshade and curtains and then the dreaded move of crafting supplies will begin. 

Kind of excited :)

Have a lovely Saturday xxx

Friday, 27 September 2013

Back to work and craft room update!

Good evening everyone, wow Friday already! I headed back to work today and managed my full shift, albeit a short one - well 8 hours if you call that short lol. It went well and I have to say I work with the nicest people. Being the McMillan Coffee morning today a few off us headed up to the cancer centre at the hospital and bought rather a lot of cakes for the department. It seemed quite a fitting thing to do after the recent death of my MIL. I really wish I had taken a photo - the cakes were just stunning to look at. Needless to say they went down a treat and all in the name of a good cause too.

So I got home after work and started on the papering of my new craft room. We are desperate to try and get it finished tonight because we have a carpet getting fitted tomorrow morning at 7am!! What ungodly hour is that? Oh well, I suppose it will motivate us to get it finished. 

I better get back upstairs - just finished a naughty pizza . Here is the first wall which will give you a little idea .... loving my new paper :)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lots of names

Hi there. Thankyou so much for the lovely messages I have had. It is lovely to be back blogging again. Little update on my new craft room is that the paintwork has all be done now and I am just waiting for it to dry before hubby and I can start wall papering!!! The carpet is getting fitted on Saturday morning so I am ever so excited. All you crafters who have ever moved your stash will know the hardest bit is still to come - RELOCATING ... sigh. I am sure I will be really distracted looking through my old stash instead of moving it upstairs lol. 

So last night and today I have been busy making a few macrame named bracelets that people have ordered from my crafting Facebook page.

These are really simple and quick to make but are fab stocking fillers for Christmas. 

Right, I better go and make a start sorting my 'stuff' out. See you all soon xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Please can I come back to play? xx

Hi everyone. Oh my, here I am in blogland and I feel like such a stranger. Whatever happened to me posting several times a week? Hmmm well who knows .... life I suppose. Well I have decided I WANT to be a blogger again. Facebook has distracted me somewhat this year and I suppose giving up papercrafts saw the demise of my blog. 

A lot has happened this year but with the loss of my mother in law this week I have had a look at myself and decided to do what makes me happy. Funny how real life helps put things back in perspective. My family will always come first but my own happiness is really going to be a mission of mine. 

My husband and I are currently redecorating the spare bedroom and it s going to be my new craft room. I was in there years ago but it was just an old room that needed decorating and was never really MINE. But we started ripping off the paper yesterday, probably as some sort of distraction really with the sad loss we have had. So we are now creating my new space. I already feel more creative and have actually realised that I am missing my papercrafts so watch out. Thrown in there will also be my jewellery and crochet and what ever else I feel like making. 

Here is my room at the moment ...... Ruby is even helping!!!! 

Looking forward to sharing the progress updates with y ou all and to then start become an active blogger again ...... if you will have me back.

See you all soon ...... hugs and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Cocktail ring & bling!


Wow, I had no idea it has been so long since my last post. Huge apologies. I really need to try and post at least once a week. I have been pretty busy this past couple of months with work. I have also just got back from a little time in Spain enjoying the sunshine which was lovely. Craftwise I am still enjoying my beading although I must admit I think the old Copics may come out soon because I think I am missing my papercrafts a little …… watch this space!!!

Ok, so I have a couple of things to share today. These are my makes for this months challenge on Beading Friends Forever. For those of you who do not know what this is let me tell you – it is a jewellery making challenge blog that I set up a few months ago. I would love it if you took part. Every month there is a tutorial and also a theme to follow plus one person will win a £15 voucher to spend at Beads Direct. We also have a really active Facebook group which I am so proud of. This is full of the most wonderful crafters who share inspiration and support every single day.

Here is what I have made for this month …….

Anything Goes – Hugs and kisses bracelet

I really love this pattern and usually make it with all pearls. This time though I thought I would mix it up a bit and add some crystals. This is so pretty in real life. The pearls and crystals are Swarovski and are so lush.


All my products are from Beads Direct which I just love to order from ….. here is what I used….


seed beads and peridot crystals no longer on website :(

Now then, here is my ring that I made – this is the fi

rst time I have ever made a ring and I am so pleased with how it turned out – what do you think???


This is fabulous and chunky but can be made much smaller using smaller beads. The tutorial is by Beadingful nights and the link is on the BFF blog.


Have a great weekend everyone and see you all later xxx


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