Friday, 23 October 2009

When in doubt... BLOG


I have been a bit slack on the blogging front. I'm a bit of a whim whore.

I am at work, and I usually finish at 3.30 on Fridays. Which is nice. However, as I am a rubbish non-driver, I am stuck here til 4.45 when the "normal" people leave. This has left me with well over an hour of actual, official procrastination at work! But now that it's all allowed and shit... I don't know what to do with myself. I watched some South Park, changed my Facebook picture and text Becky. Now I thought I'd do a blog. It's not very interesting is it.

In terms of craft, I've not done much... but that is because all my previous crafting gave me eye strain. Dr Norman assures me my vision is still brill so no glasses. I'm holding out for a monacle as the strain is only in one eye. Watch this space.

But back to craft, I've done a couple of Russian doll keyrings, a rose corsage for my lapel and a little snowman in a waistcoat. The snowman is for my Nan. She likes this sort of thing. Happy birthday Thelma.

Anyway, I'll wrap this up now. I'm sure it is as depressing to read as it was to write. If this blog was a colour, it would be grey.


S x (only one kiss)

Thursday, 15 October 2009

so many ideas so little time!

Why is it that ideas flow quicker than can be executed? It's most annoying. My head is full of awesome ideas for little bits of jewellery brilliance but at the moment I'm just getting very little done.

Currently I am working on a set of bibs for my cousins fiance's baby shower next saturday. I'm doing 6, there are three different designs. Tattoo influenced baby wear is too cool.... isn't it? One bib has a skull and cross bones on it with mummy and daddy text banners, one is an anchor with "hungry baby" emblazoned on a banner and the other is two sailor jerry style swallows (like mine!). I hope they go down well.

While it's great embroidering these I also need to finish a few very special top secret projects for friends (and when i say "finish" I mean "Start")

Then next Saturday is another craft fayre at the Oakford in Reading so I have quite a bit to do for that. I have 5 gold chains that need pendants of some kind, two silver charm bracelets that lack any charms, a pair of bare cufflinks and a charmless phone charm. I really have lots of work to do! I figure I may as well make some more cupcakes for it as well as they went down such a treat last time. Ideas for flavours on a postcard please...

Sophie is currently knocking out some Russian Doll keyrings that I imagine will be just a lovely as the badges and she had an enquiry last week about our flamingo rings! Someone wants to buy 16 of them. The materials are winging their way to soph and then we'll be covered in pink glitter for the forseeable future. Hooray.

For anyone wondering, an esty shop is on our horizons but while we busy ourselves with the fayre next Sunday we'll aslo be packing our bags for a trip to NY to support one of our biggest fans (and very close friend) who is running the NYC marathon. So once we get back from that I'm sure we'll get on setting up our shop. Soph will be in the USA for a week and I'll be there for about 2 and a half weeks, scouring NY to Texas for wicked souveniers and inspiration! (I hope to buy some beat up denim, a cowboy hat and cowboy boots in Dallas. How cool am i!?)

So this has been me, checking in with the blog to try and spur myself on to do some work before I jet off on some adventures.

Much Love



Monday, 5 October 2009

Hold me closer tiny crafter...

Yesterday we showcased our crafty goodness for the very first time at Welcome to the Jumble, at the Oakford Social Club in Reading.

Fun! Met lots of nice people and managed to sell a few bits and pieces, mainly Becky’s beyond delicious (to the extent they actually hurt my mouth a bit) ice cream cupcakes. I also bid a fond farewell to one of my very first crafted items: the cheeky swallow felt brooch. The flamingos went down a storm so we’ll definitely be cracking out some more of them glittery bad boys. We also sold the peacock, a wicked gold sequinned T-Rex, a crabalicious ring and 2 of Becky’s shrinkle creations: the pigeon and British bulldog. ENGLAND!

We managed to scrape together £23.83p in total (no idea where the random 83p came from. I suspect my adding up is a bit bogus - ha, bogus). This will go into the craft fund so we can buy more glue and shiz. Good times.

However, I managed to spend this amount again on vintage clothes and extortionately priced orange juice. So I'm still way in the minus, craft-wise. Damn my loose purse strings.

Still, all in all, a very good day and lots of support from our closest chums. Cheers Ina!

S xxxxxx