Saturday, 17 November 2007

How Long???????

Goodness me, its been over a month since I updated this, I have been so busy with life and forgot. Well today I was nagged by the lovely Dawn at the Sheffield crop to update so here I am and while I was about it I realised have been tagged by the lovely Diana
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

so here we go, 7 facts about me

1. I have been divorced twice (oh my)
2. I have to wiggle at least one foot to help me get to sleep (OH is not happy about this)
3. I fancy the pants off Matt Dawson (pwooooaaaaarrrrrrr)
4. I am an Avon Lady (ding dong)
5. I hate coffee (yukky)
6. Christmas is my favourite time of the year (Santa Claus is coming to town)
7. I have large feet for my height (just call me Frodo)

now, who to tag??????

Ginger Claire

I will hopefully try and update more xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Please Please Please


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Monday, 1 October 2007

Get them out for Charity girls

Well, today on the IACW blog, we have got our boobs out for charity, Breakthrough Breastcancer to be precise, please go and have a look, and enter one or both of comps for this month, we have a scrap your boobs challenge with a fab prize courtesy of Andrea and a prize draw comp for who gives a donation via our Just Giving page, so please, please please, leave a donation for this good cause and get them out for charity. our just giving page

Thursday, 13 September 2007

School days

Well, Grace has been at school for a week now, she still doesn't seem big enough!!! But she loves it, she has had such a lot of fun and is enjoying doing her homework every night.
Doesn't she look so lovely in her uniform, it certainly brought some tears to my eyes last Thursday.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

School Tomorrow

Well, the long six week holiday will be at an end tomorrow, William goes back tomorrow morning and gracie starts on Thursday, my baby, starting school, it just doesn't seem possible. She is so excited and can't wait, I am much more apprehensive about it!!!
Its a gorgeous day today, lots of sunshine, hopefully my tomatos will start to turn red now, I hope so, I want to try some. On thursday we went to the Museum of Science and Industry in manchester for the day, it was brilliant, any one who lives near enough to go should, its a full and free day out for the whole family. On the way home we scrumped some blackberries on the lane and I managed to make 2 jars of blackberry and apple jam and 2 blackberry and apple pies from the ones we got, and they taste gorgeous, even if i do say so myself.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Another day

Morning, I have been such a lazy bint this morning, I have only been up an hour, shocking!!! Luckily I put my project on the IACW blog last night just after midnight, so at least that was done. I have done a craft mini pinny this time, a good way to recycle those old jeans that are pooped!!!

Pop over and have a look at the other pics too.

Well, just having a lazy day today, tomorrow we are off to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester with the kids, so hopefully will get some good pics while we are there.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Holiday Sickness

Oh well, we were supposed to be off to my sisters today but, both the kids have toncillitis and I think Gracie has conjunctivitis too, so no holiday away for us this year.

I have been very busy planning for Christmas, I know its still August, but there are less than 130 days to go now (not that I am counting) I have my planner file up to date, most gifts bought and the cards all made along with a few decorations, I love Christmas, can you tell???

I have my project ready for Wednesday on the Creative World blog too, not taken a picture yet so no sneaky peak this time, you will have to wait and go to the blog on Wednesday!!! (mean, me, never lol)

Right, bye for now, have poorly kids to dose up xxx

Friday, 17 August 2007

Its a Creative World Kids Competition

Just want to let you have the details of our campaign to get all of our children creating.
We would love to see the masterpieces that your children create. All you have to do is email their masterpiece and a few words about them to before 31st August.
Every child will receive a certificate from us and ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE A £20.00 VOUCHER FOR THE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE.
£20.00 to spend on whatever takes their fancy. All the names will be put in a hat and the winner will be announced here on Sunday 2nd September.
So come on girlys and guys, get your kids creating, you may have the next Elsie Flannagan or Tim Holtz on your hands

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Summer Hols

Well, we are half way through the summer holidays, me and martin have both been ill, he still has man flu!!! The kids have been having fun and enjoying the sunshine, until yesterday when the rain started again. I have got all their school uniform and stuff reafy apart from the shoes and pumps, they can wait til next week I think.
I really need to pull my finger out and get some more jewellery done, I haven't made anything in ages now, the reason being I have been making stuff for christmas, I know I know, its only August, but I love Christmas time its my favourite time of the year, I have made all my cards already, and the decs for a swap I am in on the WL site and decs for my tree too, I can't help myself I am so excited already.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007


I have been tagged by the lovely Jo for a Rockin Girl Blogger award, thanks Chick xxx

I need to tag five others now ;) so i will choose cath, Tracy, Andrea, and Jo

Monday, 23 July 2007

Sneaky peak

Here is a sneaky peak of my project on the Creative World blog on Wednesday, don't forget to pop along and have a look.

Now my lovely friend Jo has nagged me that I am not updating enough!!!!! so I must try to remember to update as often as poss.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

I have done it again!!!

I keep forgetting to update the blog, not very good really!!!

well I have a new baby, its name is snuggles and we still don't know if its a boy or girl, but its the cutest baby bunny, the kids love it, but I do all the work.

Have been really busy doing jewellery (sorry no pics at the mo), Avon, Brownies and the Creative World Blog and it looks like I may have a job in September, it will be relief at first but I am going to be a dinner lady (or midday supervisor as they are now known) at G's old nursery, which is brilliant as it will fit in with the kids and with Martins shifts too.

I am back on the Creative World blog this saturday doing something fun with beads, so please pop over and have a look.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Time Flies

Goodness me, its ages since I have posted, well had a lovely time with my dad, although he was a bit poorly while he was here, I think it was the change in water and stuff and the weather was pants too, got a lovely pic of him and Grace together.

It was my turn on the Creative World blog on Saturday, I made a tooth fairy wall hanging using an Idea from Somerset Studio magazine, I also made a similar one for my friend when she had her daughter Jessica in April.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Daddy is on his way

My dad visits today, he is staying with us until Friday evening then going back to Sara's until they go home to France next week, to say I am excited is an understatement, I haven't seen him in 18 months and the kids haven't seen him in 2 years. The last time I was over and saw him was when he was seriously ill in hospital with Leptospirosis (sp) he is now much better and it will be lovely to see him back himself again.

Its inspirational blogs on Its A Creative World today, Andrea has put together a lovely list of the teams faves, go on over and have a look and don't forget there is a 15% Discount at just use code GEYJE50. This is valid for ONE purchase only, have fun shopping xxx

Monday, 11 June 2007

The Morning after the day before

Well it went really well, I have a possible party booking, 2 orders and sold a fair bit too, so this morning I am a happy bunny. Had a good giggle with Claire and her sister Joanna, saw loads of people I knew and boy was it hot!!!!

Di has done a fab article on using your left over chipboard on Its A Creative World this morning, I think I will be having a play with my leftovers later, its about time I started scrapping again. Keep popping in and don't forget there is a code to use for discount in one of our sponsor stores.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Tomorrow is the day

Well, its here at last, the day of the Hadfield Carnival. Tomorrow morning bright and early off I go car packe dto the brim of sparkly, jiggly jewellery, I really hope I do well, its my first fair doing jewellery and if the parties I have done are anything to go by it will be fab, so fingers crossed and loads of positive vibes if you have any spare please. My lovely friend Claire aka ginger will be there too, she has a handmade card stall, so I will be in for a giggly day!!!
Cath is popping up to say hi too and hopefully Jo from will be popping in too.

Have you seen the Creative World blog today??? (link on the right) Maria has done the most amazing cube using a plain block of wood, its fab and much more decorative than a plain photo frame. Pop on over and have a little looksy, you will be inspired xxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

My Turn on The Blog

Well, today is my turn on the blog, I have done a canvas shopping bag, the main reason behind me doing it was recycling and being environmentally friendly, my Sister started me off a few months ago by buying me a little bag for my shopping, and my collection has now grown, I use them every time I go out now and don't have bags from any shops any more. Also, I don't know about everyone but I used to keep plastic shopping bags!!! WHY????? I don't know, but the plastic bag mountain has now gone and won't be coming back to this house.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Its A Creative World

Have you popped into today, Maria has done a fantastic feature on turning your shed into a playhouse for the kids and or using it as a fab place to craft, I think we will be buying a nice little shed especially for me soon, it would be lovely not to have to craft on the dining room table any more.

I took this pic of G today in her floppy sun hat, its the first one in ages, she is starting to lose her babyness now and grow up, she starts at big school in September, I can't believe it, my baby off to school soon.

Friday, 1 June 2007

New Inspiration Blog

I have been priviledged to be asked to join a new inspiration blog it will be full of ideas for all sorts of crafts, including knitting, sewing, scrapping and cardmaking as well as cooking, gardening and loads more. I am so excited about this new venture, as well as shocked and stunned to be asked to join. The first special feature is altering, so please pop along, have a look and get some inspiration

Saturday, 26 May 2007

Look at these beauties

I have bought these from last night, they are called Harlequine and aren't they beautiful, these ones are for me for a posh necklace and maybe a bracelet too for wearing out when I have my sparkly ruby slippers on.
Well its 2 weeks tomorrow until my first craft fair, well its a local Carnival with a craft tent, I have loads of bits made up and ready, some cheaper bits and a few more expensive bespoke bits, I am nervous and excited at the same time, fingers crossed it goes well.

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Prize for 'Scrap your hands'

This is the necklace I have made for karen who won the 'Scrap your Hands' BOM challenge set by Kirsty Wiseman I am posting it to her this week, so karen I hope you like it hunny.I am posting it to her this week, so karen I hope you like it hunny.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

More new beads

I have just finished this necklace with the beads bought from izzy, its called Dark Star and is made using Swarovski Crystals, Bali Silver and Antique effect seed beads.

More beads from Izzy at, they are in the post as we speak so hopefully I will be playing in the next few days, they are beautiful

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Sheffield Crop

Went to the Sheffield crop run by Joanne yesterday, had a lovely time as usual, gassing and laughing with the girls. Jo showed me how to do a few wire work bits for my jewellery, so I had a play last night at home and made a pair of earings using one of the techniques, will get pics as soon as it stops raining!!! I really must start scrapping again soon, I have so much stash and am not using it, I did do a bit of scrapping yesterday, so its a start.

Thursday, 10 May 2007


Two posts on one day!!! well I didn't post anything yesterday did I.
Here are a few of the necklaces I have been working on the last couple of weeks, the first three are made using Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Bali and Tibetan Silver.
The last one is made using handmade lampwork beads from , Swarovski Crystals and Bali Silver. These neckalces are all for sale, if you are interested please email me at

New beads

I got these beautiful beads from Isabelle at they are even more gorgeous and shiney in the flesh so to speak lol, I am going to be making a couple of necklaces with them once I get the swarovski crystals I have ordered.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

My new blog

Ok after much deliberating I have decided to get a blog mainly to showcase my jewellery, I am hoping that I will soon have some fab pics to put here and will be able to take orders too. So watch this space.