Friday, February 19, 2010

My eldest boy was flown over to Alder Hey by air ambulance this morning, he's still very unwell so hope they make him better soon. His dad is with him and I'm staying at home with my youngest boy.

The upside to this is that I've managed to get back into making some more jewellery now that I'm not spending all day at the hospital with Dale. I've made some bracelets and necklaces today with some gorgeous beads I bought on Folksy. Haven't put them on my website yet as I'm keeping them to show off at my "open house" event next Friday.....have invited people round to view my designs, kind of like a jewellery party hosted in my house. I'm really chuffed with them so hope everyone else likes them as much!

Got lots to organise for next Friday so off I go. treadmill for a couple of days cos think I've pulled a muscle. That's what I get for not stretching after a running session! :(

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Didn't get much jewellery made yesterday after eldest boy went back into hospital last night. Jewellery on hold for now til he's better.

It's so unfair that children get sick while the nasty pieces of work breeze through life without a care in the world.

So much to do, so little time to do it!

As the title says! Although I shouldn't complain when my business is doing so well. I can go for a few days without so much as an enquiry about my jewellery then all of a sudden I get 6 orders in one day! Good job I have some time off from my regular job this week. I work as a childminder and also as a part-time blood donor clinic attendant by the way.

Like I said, 6 orders to complete by the weekend. It's great too as some of the orders are for returning clients, it's fab to know people like the designs so much that they come back for more.

I'm trying a new method today for attaching a bracelet/necklace to the clasp. I can be a bit set in my ways with my jewellery making so this is a big step for me! I've never had any disasters with the method I use (maybe just really lucky?!) but I've been reading more and more on craft forums that lots of people are having problems with this method and bracelets and necklaces are snapping. I'll post pics of my results later.

Day 5 of the treadmill.....I'm going for 1.7 miles today despite my legs being more sore than you could ever imagine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancake Day

Pancake Day 2010 will now affectionately be remembered as the day I popped my blogging cherry! Me and the kids made pancakes, from scratch not a packet, and they turned out to be a great tossed pancakes on the floor or stuck to the ceiling!

It was also day 4 of the treadmill.....I've hired one for 10 weeks. 1.6 miles ran, without stopping or slowing the speed, in about 17 minutes. Size 0 here I come :o)

I added a couple of new pieces to my website today (, one of which I'm particularly proud of and you can see as my blog profile pic. It was a complete change from the norm for me as I don't usually make such bold statement pieces. I've had lots of admiring comments so hopefully someone will give it a new home, wear it with pride and treat it with care.

Anyway, dinner to cook and things to do.

My first ever blog :o)

Well, although I'm not completely computer illiterate I am totally new to blogging but I'll give it a try. Apparently when you start up a new online business stuff like this can help get you noticed.

I've started this blog mainly to "showcase" my jewellery designs and give everyone a little insight into the way I work. It's also a great way to store memories.....writing about everyday events that happen in my life and with my 2 boys.

I started making jewellery about 5 years ago but then due to work/family commitments I had to give up my hobby. I've recently found the time to start it up again and make it into a little business.....which I did on 15th January 2010 and I'm happy to say it's going very well so far.