Thursday, 25 March 2010
I will make more of these I think but at around 45 mins for this simple bead with very little detail I will not be churning them out by the ton hee hee
Monday, 22 March 2010
I am pleased with how these ones turned out, once again I have etched them simply cos I adore the etched look but if you like these and want them unetched then get in touch and I can sort that out for you no worries!
I am also quite pleased that I have managed to get some decent colours out of my reicenbach multicolour but I need daylight to catch them properly so you are gonna have to wait hee hee hee
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Another sign that spring is well and truly on its way. The frogs are out of hibernation and the garden plants are coming to life, my clematis has buds on it as does the honeysuckle which I butchered last weekend :o/
It was positively gorgeous in my garden today, the rabbits were cleaned out and allowed to run around for most of the afternoon, the cat could be found on the lawnmower storage box in the glorious sunshine and quite simply life was excellent.
I don't think I have felt this well for quite some time and I intend to make sure that feeling carries on
see you soon
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
No beads in this post but some general musing. I want an allotment. Now for those of you who know me you are probably laughing very hard right now!!! Sam....a gardener ha ha ha !!!!!! BUT....I have a fairly big garden and it would not be a major biggie to lose some of it to a little plot where I can grow some bits and pieces that I can use in my kitchen! It would be fab for the girls and would help a little with the shopping bill and enough with the "Good Life" jokes!!!
I believe the waiting list for allotments is quite big cos they are very trendy right now and TBH I am not sure I have the time to give an allotment the care it would need but a little plot in my garden is feasible! It was sunny earlier so I have been out and tidied up a bit and successfully pulled down my rotten fence which has now started me thinking that the time is ripe for some serious thought about a veggie plot! The weather is warming up the frost risk is pretty much passed and it will be nice for me to have something to do with the girls!!! They could weed and help keep it clean.
The question now is what to grow....suggestions please very welcome and if anyone knows of a blog or a website that they think may be helpful I would be grateful I need all the help I can get! Off to take some pictures of the garden so if it happens I have some before and after to show you all.
Other news: Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's out there. I hope you have all had a lovely day and been spoiled by your kids. I got a bacon sarnie and tea in bed and a plant and a great big hug which was lovely. Imogen is home tonight so I hope to get another hug later from her.
My new job as junior sister at my local hospital is going very well I am really enjoying it and hope that I am gonna settle in nicely. They are a great bunch and I am proud to be part of the team there.
I am getting into a routine slowly which means that the bead making is slowly coming back on line! I miss getting up to the shedio as often as I did but I am finding that the ideas are flowing a bit better when I do so a happy medium has been struck. I have also made some Belita Beads (my silver core beads for Troll, Pandora and similar bracelet systems) which I hope to core this week so keep an eye out for them.
I have some bits a pieces that have been languishing for a while so I feel a sale may be in the offing soon, watch this space.
Right best be off dinner to cook an all that
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
I am going up my shedio tonight to make some beads which I am looking forward to should get loads in next week cos I have 4 early shifts which is great!
Hope you are all well
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
I may be slightly premature here but the sun is shining it is quite chilly in the shade but in the sunshine it is very pleasant and I am feeling very spring like! The photo above was taken from a google search of "glass daffodils" (of course it has to be glass!!!) and I love this piece and it seemed simply right to show off today.
I have not had much time to bead of late and was hoping to tonight but I have had to swap my shift so hopefully tomorrow night now! Imogen is off in France till Friday so it is just me Tony and Savannah this week, I am missing her loads and strangely enough missing her bickering with Savannah!!! Aren't we odd!!!
I start my new job proper next week hopefully. I am picking my uniform up today and I have shifts for the next 2 weeks. No real change except I am no longer agency and I have more responsibility but the shifts will be the same maybe a few less late shifts so hopefully more beading time in the evenings yay!!! Despite being told by Tony that they may be making redundancies where he works life is good! Money is tight and potentially gonna get worse but I have my health my family and my friends, a job I love a hobby I adore and I am pleased with my lot!!!