Saturday, 30 July 2011

Things that make me happy.

Thing number 1.
My Moo order arrived this week, happy sigh, I do love it when stuff comes from Moo, the packaging is lovely and its so nice to see designs Ive done on the computer as "real" objects, stickers, business cards etc. And for anyone who has not seen them yet, there are new types of stickers. in different shapes. (Obsessed ? Who me ? Its Stationery, and personalised, of course Im obsessed.)

Thing number 2.
I came across some fantastic little magnetic frames that are the perfect size for Moo's square stickers (which  I happen to have a new pack of....) so.... ta dah...
.....Customised magnets. Did I mention I love custom and personalised things ??

Thing number 3.
The apples on my discovery apple tree are ripe ! I have been watching them like a hawk (or maybe a hungry caterpillar) since I heard on the radio the other day that discovery apples were ripening ultra early this year. I can confirm that they are indeed, and very, very gorgeous do they taste too ! 

Thing number 4.
OCDVPDD. As christened by my very good friend Lizzie, "Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-Very-Precise-Detailed-Dots". As may have been mentioned previously (cough) I have a tendency to be slightly detail obsessed. So you can imagine the happiness I felt making this ring topper below. Its approximately 18mm diameter and has delicious quantities of fine stringers and dinky dots. Heaven.

What has made you happy this week ? 

Friday, 15 July 2011

Ooo and more oooo's !

Ooo number one, look what my lovely postie bought me today -

Threadfishes from the lovely and very talented Rebecca Watkins aka ArtyBecca, (you can see her work on Flickr, on her Blog and buy it on Etsy). These are so adorable ! I have been stroking them since I unwrapped the packet, they are very tactile and I do love "touchy-feely" things. 

Ooo number two, baking ! Mmm ! Yes I have had a little time out this week, and spent some of it baking. I made shortbread bisquits (with mixed success if Im honest) and I have just made a Banana Loaf, fingers crossed it turns out well, it smells divine ! 

The rest of my time recenty has been taken indulging my current beady obsession.

Im addicted to the bright and summery-ness of these and thoroughly enjoying making them. They make me feel all cheerful and happy, especially when seen in a group like this ! I hope the sun is shining where you are (and if not and you want a sunshiny bead to cheer you up, these are on the website now). 

Have a great weekend ! 

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Winner announced

First off a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE for your donations in total £308 has gone to Macmillan which is fantastic so huge thanks for all your help  


And drum roll...

The winner chosen by the random number generator is JOY FUNNELL. Congratulations to Joy, and thanks again to everyone for taking part and donating to Macmillan. 

Saturday, 2 July 2011

WIN a day of my time

I am fundrasing for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Everyone who donates on this page on or before 10th July 2011 will be entered into a draw to win a day of my time.

It can be a days of me making beads for you (and I can make a LOT of beads in a day!), or you can come to me for a days lampwork lesson, the winner can choose.

There is no minimum on the amount  you can donate to be in the draw, any and all donations are HUGELY appreciated.

Its a great opportunity for a great cause, please, give if you can.