Sunday, 28 June 2009

Quick update

It's been a hectic few days here, carnival, parties, markets.... it's all go!!

I've just unpacked the truck from another market today - it was a nice day but a bit quiet (maybe because it was a nice day everyone had gone to the beach?!!). Anyway, we'll be at the Bargate in Southampton again next Saturday for the July Art Market...hopefully see some of you there!

PS Billy loved dressing up as a penguin in the carnival yesterday and they won 1st prize for the best lorry :o)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Perfectly Prom!

Here is the photo I promised of Jo's hairpins for her prom night; aren't they lovely?? Capri blue has to be my favourite blue out of the Swarovski range and we've teamed it with crystal moonlight to give it that extra bit of sparkle.
I hope Jo is pleased with them when she collects them later on today and I'm sure she'll be the belle of the ball ;-)

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Great day ;-)

Had my best day ever at market today - it was great and the sun had his hat on too, hip hip hooray!! Trouble is I was so busy selling I didn't get any chance to make stuff so my stock needs replenishing quite a bit now...but that's not a complaint cos I just love making jewellery! You'd think after all these years the magic might have gone but it hasn't, don't think it ever will ;-)
Got to make some hairpins for a lady to collect next week so I will post pics once they're done; blue and crystal to go with a prom dress (which sounded beautiful)...
Also was my first week selling on MISI this week. I only put 2 rings on there to start with and I've already sold one of them - woohoo!! Need to get some more bits on there I think! I've also put some of Andy's Mum's paintings on there so have a look if you can ;-)
Right, off to go and scoff a paella that my man's made now..yum...

Friday, 19 June 2009

Something a bit different... the usual kind of thing I make. This one's a bit chunkier. I saw the beads and thought they were really pretty so just had to buy them! But that's me all over, buy something before I know what I'm going to do with it (and when I don't really need it) ;-)

And here's a close up of those lovely beads:

Thursday, 18 June 2009

New sparkly necklace...

Just finished off a new necklace - what do you think??
Liz commissioned a similar blue one last week and I thought it would look really pretty in this Swarovski crystal moonlight colour I've made one! Perfect for weddings but I think it would look equally fab with any summery outfit.
Any of your thoughts are very welcome!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

P-pick up a penguin...

Here are the penguins enroute to playschool, with LOADS of layers of paint on!!

Also thought I'd share a picture of our breakfast this morning before we made them into scrummy American pancakes, yum yum!


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Berried treasure!

Took the boys strawberry picking this afternoon, we had to delve deeply to find them but the strawberries are absolutely lush ;-). Just a shame they were a bit thin on the ground today. I guess maybe the first couple of days after a nice weekend is not a good time to go if you want easy pickings! We had a great time anyway and the boys got to wander around the aquarium/pond shop afterwards too.

Boys have had a good day today I think. We did some painting of penguins this morning for the carnival float and I dug out some old stamps and ink pads for them to make pictures with; they seemed to enjoy it judging by the mess ;-)

As it was such a lovely day we spent most of it outside. We've had the bubble machine going in the garden, Billy's been riding his new (to him) bike...he's picked it up sooooo quickly, 5 minutes and he was off! Obviously Tom has had to follow suit on the little trike (except he needs blocks on the pedals cos his poor little legs don't reach!). And now they are both exhausted and crashed out!

So I guess that's my cue for getting dinner sorted. Got to re-paint the penguins tonight ready for B to take to playschool in the morning - it looks like they're part of some kind of gothic penguin sect at the moment LOL!

I'll try & post pics tonight

Monday, 15 June 2009

I'm here!!!

...I hope! This is the first blog I've ever ever set up so with a bit of luck I won't mess it up ;-)

All the boys have just gone out so I should be cracking on with painting the hall, stairs & landing while I have an empty house (which doesn't happen very often!!).

I'll let you know how I get on!

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