Thursday, October 09, 2014

Friendship Bracelets

This week I have been making lots of friendship bracelets to restock my 3 for £10 display board which was looking a little forlorn.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Trombone Courgette

I always like trying new seeds to grow. I harvested one of the courgettes today.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Aubergine Penguin

I get to see all sorts of sights in my new job. Today I was at a community harvest festival. This was the winner of the Best animal made from a vegetable" category.

Friday, October 03, 2014


Today was market day for me today. I always trade on a Friday at Coalville indoor market. I trade there from 7 til 3 and try to support the other businesses when I can. So imagine my delight when I saw these beauties on the fruit and veg stall. Spring cabbages! I couldn't resist. But do they end up in the raised beds in the back garden or on the allotment?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Big Updates

So I've been a rubbish blogger lately as it was pointed out to me earlier this week. And it's true but I have a great excuse. I'm not full time self employed and have m allotment too! As well as having a regular stall on a local market, I'm off out at fairs, events, carnivals and festivals most weekends and some weekdays too. And you know what? It's the best thing ever! I have to admit my boss is a big of a slave-driver. (Ie I'm a workahoic who doesn't slow down for much whcih makes me quite tired all the time) but I love it and I took the plunge at the perfect time for me. So there's my confession and I'd love to have you follow me on my journey.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday - Candy Floss!

This is Candy from CandyFloss Entertainment. She makes candyfloss, does balloon modelling and dance parties too!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Business Cards

So far today has been mainly composed of answering the doorbell to delivery men and women, and learning about SEO to try to make my Etsy listing better.

But my new business cards arrived which put my mind at ease as I was down to 4 of my old style cards and have quite a few events coming up very shortly.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesdays Work in Progress

Just finished actually! I'm loving the colour combination. A bright cherry with turquoise glass,

A commission made and sold.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Today's task in hand. A moss green bracelet with ceramic heart.

The next question is, what clasp do I use? a loop to go around the heart as a toggle, or a magnetic clasp hidden behind the heart?

National Flags

Don't flags have the most amazing colour schemes?

London Themed Charm Bracelet


Red, Black and Gold Flower Bracelet

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


I must have a thing about pebbles at the moment. I made a little pebble tower on the beach at Borth on the way home from Ireland, and was inspired by it to start making this necklace.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Will I find a nice walk out today as lovely as last week? I like to have a nice wander every now and again to recharge my batteries ready to to start being creative again.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Handmade Colourful Jewellery

I've handed in my notice and am now full time self employed and loving it. I make handmade jewellery from recycled materials and semi precious gemstones.

I thought I ought to at least mention this on my blog *laughs*

I know it's going to be difficult, but you have to follow your dream some day don't you? And the time for me is now.

My shop can be found at and

My facebook is

And my twitter is

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Knittin' Mittens!

Today I'm knitting in between getting ready for a couple of days away. My other half is stuck on the M1 in a traffic jam due to a lorry fire.

What are you up to today?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bracelet Making Day

I declared today a bracelet making day.

Last Day

My last day at Beads Direct! My gorgeous pressies, and my very tidy desk.

A Winner!

I seem to have won another prize! I used to enter competitions all the time, but now I don't search them out, but if I see something I might like, or a friend might like, then I enter.

And this time I won a "mystery box" from Becky at "Does My Blog Make Me Look Fat?"

How excellent is that? A few things have gone into my present drawer. Other people do that don't they? I buy or make things throughout the year to give as presents at birthdays and Christmas n case I can't afford one big present or just fancy giving lots of little things. I love wrapping them all up separately so there are different things to unwrap on the day itself.

There are lots of things to spoil myself with though. A couple of yankee candles, some lipsticks, perfume samples, nail varnish and twinkly things. Very nice indeed!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Flower Time

I don't grow many flowers but it seems to be the time for them in my garden at the moment.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Arnold Carnival

Had fun today, even though my neighbours stall was lovely handmade fudge. Off to the same place again tomorrow.

Got to print more business cards again before we leave though. I'm running out.