Tuesday 20 September 2011

Long time no post

well how long has it been since i last posted over a year wow time does fly.
I hope everyone is still crafting i am but in a different way i have been making jewelley with gemstons and silver, and losts of beady things.

Hope your all well in blogger land take care

Friday 13 August 2010


Well you will never guess after all the worry of growing 2 heads when hitting 40 guess what nothing happened LOL, we had a few lovely days away in Oxford its such a lovely place with the mix of new and old we visited a few museums  one being the Ashmolean museum here's a few pics aint that little piggie pot the cutest and i would love to have that mask. It's amazing how all this stuff has survived after  many hundreds   of years don't you think. I took loads of pics but i wont bore you with them  all.

 We also visited Bicester  shopping village its one of those designer outlet places where you get things cheaper talk about ££££££££ being spent. how the other half  live, mind you my lovely son bought me a hand bag from the Radley shop bless im soooooooooooo chuffed he went and qued up  to buy it for me not cool for a 14 yr old boy to be in a ladies handbag shop LOL im gonna treasure it for ever.

Been busy making a few bracelets for peeps so that's something, hoping to get back into arty crafty bloggie stuff soon  have a good weekend .everyone

Thursday 22 July 2010

This and That

well D day is nearly here i will be hitting the big 40 tomorrow, I have been dreading hitting 40 i dont know why they say life Begins at 40  Yeah right show me the proof LOL, i don't know if I'm expecting to grow another head over night or what just been dreading it, moving on from dwelling about growing extra body parts and fear and dread LOL

MY lovely Hubbie bought me a new soldering iron and also a gas  soldering iron plus some silver solder for my Birthday but i got those a few weeks ago, my sister and her hubby have brought me a new dremel with a drill press and flex shaft woohoo cant wait to get stuck into that.

The ebay auction went ok i sold 2 out of the 4  painting that i listed so that was Excellent thanks to everyone who commented and emailed about selling and giving me the push to have ago.

Been busy making some bracelet's and bits and bobs will post them soon if family don't keep pinching them LOL before i get to take a pic.

I know its only Thursday but have a good weekend  everyone ..

Sunday 11 July 2010


Made this the other day kinda pleased with how it turned out fits nicely on my wrist just need to practice on getting everything the same mind you that's the beauty of something that's hand made its not all the same like it would be if it was churned out on a machine so everything is unique.

I really love the look of copper and its very in at the moment  going to have a go and make it in silver to and maybe a matching necklace and earrings or do a combination of the copper and silver together that looks really cool.

Saturday 3 July 2010

I really have gone and done it now

Nope I'm not kidding you, I have, I really have gone and listed some of my paintings on ebay after yesterday i thought what the hell what is there to loose  can always give peeps there money back if there not happy with what they have bought cant I, so I went and done it, I'm panicking over it mind  and GUESS WHAT I have a BID on one of them YIKES  so keep ya fingers crossed for me .

This is my ebay profile if you want to pop on over and take a lookie i kept the listings simple for now here's the link to my ebay.

Thanks so much to everyone that has given me the push to do this and thanks for the emails of support to.

Friday 2 July 2010

Yikes i did it well kind off

OK so i didn't do what i said i was gonna do, I downloaded Turbo Lister from ebay to list my items for sale and bottled out  fear hit me  big time what if it goes wrong what if they hate what they have bought i just couldn't do it.

 so in a moment of madness i opened an Etsy store i thought maybe no one would see me lol so could get used to the idea of listing things for sale so there you have it I'm on Etsy I hope I worked out the currency right i ?  will be listing more on there today, I'm going to give it the urm 3 months and see how it goes then try ebay  or should i just go to ebay Yikes im still in a pickle over all this.............................. Etsy, ebay, Artfire yikes yikes yikes

Wednesday 30 June 2010


Just wanted to say thank you to everyone how answered the previous post.

I think i will set up a shop on ebay as I'm familiar with ebay, have only bought from ETSY the once and seeing as that place is full of amazing stuff i would have a right fight on my hands to sell anything before i even got tarted LOL.

 Will see how things go i might just end up saying this is for sale if your interested , but saying that i now know some people might not like to buy personally and buying from ebay or where ever gives you that bit of privacy if you know what i mean. I'll let you know when i have the shop up and running Thanks again to you all

Wednesday 23 June 2010


Ok this is why i need your help and anvice, I have been thinking about selling some of the things i make, well thats not entirley true my son and hubbie say i should as they know i enjoy my Art and Craft making and they say if i sell a few bits  the money will help keep me in supplies  which is true and i can keep doing what i love.

So here's the thing i want you to be honest about this im a big girl i cant handle it are the thing i  make worth selling im soooooooooooo not sure they are  WHAT DO YOU THINK BE HONEST, im not confident about it  also if i did where should i sell them ETSY OR ARTFIRE which is best? i know many of you have these shops so i would be grateful if you could tell me what you think of them.
I'm not going to be charging (that's if i do sell ) big prices just enough to cover the cost of supplies and time is this how i should work out prices or is there other things to think about.

I just don't know what to do please offer me some advice leave a comment or email me if you prefer  email addy is in the side bar.

As I'm writing this I'm thinking am i doing the right thing  asking for honest opinions LOL i think so that's the only way I'm gonna get this sorted one way or another ain't it fingers crossed

Sunday 20 June 2010

soldered pendent #2

This is my 2nd attempt at soldering a pendent i used a flat tip on the soldering iron which made it much easier as you can really load the solder on. I used some more of my own cut up Art work on the pendent which i glued on the the back with glossy accents and the pendent its self is a large glass pebble.

After i finished the soldering i used a metal file on the edges its brought it up to a nice  shine making it look more metal that solder if you know what i meen  , so all in all im pleased  with how this one turned out.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Been at it again Soldered Book Mark

This is a soldered book mark i made the glass pebble on top  is made the same way as i made the pendent  . The image is from Crafty Individuals i glued the image on the back with Rangers glossy accents, when dry i put copper foil tape round the egdes and on the back and soldered it, once the pebble was complete i soldered it on to a huge paper clip, and it works a treat.

 Im pleased with how it turned out now im going to have to find some more of those huge paper clips this clip was in a christmas gift i receieved a couple of years ago from an on line friend and i hung on to thinking it will come in handy and it sure did.