Friday, 29 October 2010

rings and things

well actually, its just rings but then, whats in a title?? today i have listed some of my rings on folksy and facebook (no easy task for a technophobe ;) and want to shout about them here too as i'm really pleased with them (and the pics arent too bad thanks to my newest investment!)
i'd wanted a ring triblet for ages, but they're quite pricey, so was only selling rings to people at my jewellery partys as they could be tried on there and then, or i offered my special piece of equipment for sizing an order - string! but i wanted to put some rings in my folksy shop, so i decided a 'speculate to accumilate' policy was the answer. a week after ordering, i was told the item was out of stock, but the company would send me my other bits. hey ho i thought, and just looked forward to my silver clay arriving. well this was weeks ago, and i've used all the silver clay (designs coming soon to folksy and fb!) and had almost forgotton about it until the doorbell rang. the postman handed me a cardboard tube and boy was it weighty! at first i was puzzled, and to be honest, sceptical lol giving the poor postmen a quizzical look. (only now do i wonder if he thought i was pretending not to know the contents of this LONG TUBE parcel which could easily have come from an adult website!) of course, that excitement you get when your long awaited materials arrive at the door is so thrilling and this parcel was no exception. stuff the housework, stuff the phone calls, stuff the washing..................... i was off to create!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

love love love half term!

ok, so it has a lot to do with the fact theres no rush in the mornings, AND theres not the 'groundhog day' element to the week........... but i really do love the freedom for me and my kids that the school holidays bring. although i've still had work to do with my jewellery, me and the girls have had 'time together' which we usually manage to make memorable (mostly from having dilemmas or disasters, but hey, they're still memories and we always have a laugh about them;) having said that, today was disaster free as i took my youngest swimming at our local pool. shes been going with her new school this half term, so it was brilliant to see for myself the progress shes made. and WOW has she made progress! it would seem that since i finally cracked it with her earlier in the year and she took her first solo strokes, her confidence has grown immensely; shes blossomed into a real water baby.................................. special olympics here we come! now i need to work on her irregular sleeping pattern and combat the tiredness so i can take her after school during term time. but shes swimming. shes confident, and shes happy :) :)

my chalk and cheese.......... being albino, chalk is particularly apt for my littlest. as for cheese, well shes is just the best big sister a little girl could ever have xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

to say its been a while...............

............. is a slight understatement. but my new year resolution (ooops, is it october already?) is to keep writing photographing and talking with you lovely people ;)

most of my time is taken with with work (urbanfairy) and family, and unfortunately the blogging side of work has taken a back seat (in the mini bus of everyday life). but me and the kids DID have a fabulous summer in cornwall, with late night fires on the beach and adventurous walks discovering new and beautiful places.

fantastic fun and amazing memories. much love and thanks to our friends who live in a stunning part of the country ;)

i also took my children to the cornbury music festival in oxford. cornburys a brilliant family festival we've camped at for tw0 years running now and intend on going every year possible, wherever we end up living! heres our 'festival feet' on monday morning. boy oh boy were we ready for a bath!

this is my youngest who has downs syndrome. she loves music, and is most definitely an out and out festival chick lol

but now i have to knuckle down and get back to creating new designs. some of my latest ones i've added to my folksy page but heres a few i'm saving for customer visits this week :-

left is a simple pair of little earrings with amozonite stone rondells, and right are twists of sterling silver with pale jade. i love these colours, their so pretty, and thats coming from a tomboy!