Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

To all my friends, followers and fellow bloggers I just want to wish you all

for 2012!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Jewellery Projects

Just thought it was about time I uploaded some of my recent jewellery projects for you all to see, if you haven't seen them on my Facebook page - Just Brill Crafting and Beads -!/groups/163150153780925/ - please come over and join and see the rest of the jewellery available for sale

Thanks for looking I hope you have enjoyed viewing what I have made

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Progress on craft room

Well there has been some progress on my craft room on Wednesday we had 3 cubic metres of cement delivered and on Saturday my lovely hubby along with the help on our son helped start to put it together.
 Base practically finished just need it to dry before it rains!

so its now up and looking good just need some windows and felt on roof and then we can start on the inside.

Friday, 21 October 2011

My new craft room

This is just a very quick post so that I can show you all my new craft room that has been delivered this morning!

I know its flat packed but I am waiting patiently for my husband to get a concrete base down which hopefully will happen in next week or so and then it can be put together ready for insulation, heating, lighting etc before I can finally move in.

I hope to post on here every step of the way, so watch out for more to come!

Thanks for following x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Name needed for Jewellery Business

I need a name for my jewellery business - suggestions so far:

Bijoux Beads (already taken unfortunately)
Brill Beads
Pretty Shiny Things
Beads n More (again already gone)
Knot Just Beads
Beads on a Shoestring

Any other suggestions or ideas would be gratefully be received by all my creative friends

Sunday, 9 October 2011

I've been slacking here again...

I just can't believe where the time goes I know I have been struggling with my internet connection recently apart from that on my phone but can't blog from that, so I apologise for not uploading some of my demo projects for Sept/Oct but hopefully you will have seen most of them through my Docrafts Gallery.

Also I have really got into beading recently so need to take some photos and get those uploaded as well especially the new beads that I bought last weekend at the Bead Show in Cardiff.

So some of my favourites are below

Thursday, 18 August 2011

First week of my holidays

Well this is the first week of my holidays to spend with the kids and look at the weather where has the sun gone???

Anyway it has been a mixed week, some time spent at home catching up on ironing and things and the rest of the week I have been taking Vanessa to and from her tennis tournament at Burnham on Sea where she has played in both the U14 and U16 events.  Yesterday she won the U14 Consolation event and we are currently waiting for a phone call to confirm when she is expected for the U14 doubles event (but it is raining again!!)

Ashley is enjoying the last few weeks of being at home before he goes to 6th Form and we are also waiting for the results of his GCSE's so tense times all round at the moment.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Some recent projects I've been working on

Well I know its been ages again since I last posted I did hope to
post more often but time just seems to slip away - I just don't
know where it goes!!

So here are some of the projects I have been working on recently,
both jewellery and cards.

I hope you like all of these!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Son's last day at Secondary School

Well it was my son's last day of official secondary school today and he is off out tonight partying with his friends (in the rain I hasten to add!)

It only seems like yesterday that he was starting at secondary school and now all his GCSE's are done as well as one A level a year early and now he has 14 weeks off before he starts 6th Form in September!

Hopefully he has done will in his exams and now I can leave him loads of jobs to do around the house unless he gets the job he interviewed for last week!

Friday, 3 June 2011

My baby turned 16 on Monday!

Well I can't believe that my baby has turned 16 where did all those years go? It only seems like yesterday that he was toddling around and now he's all grown up.

For his birthday we went paintballing (yes including me and I have loads of bruises to prove it!)

He's the one in the middle!

Demo details
My next demo for Do Crafts is at Carole's Crafts in Cardiff tomorrow, 4th June and I am looking forward to seeing some new faces and hopefully some familiar ones too.  Sounds like I will be glass painting most of the day plus obviously showing off the new Tatty Teddy and Tulip products.  The store will be taking orders for any products that are not available, so make sure you have your money ready.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Argggggghhhhh blogging

I have been having all sorts of problems with my blog and now I can't seem to get onto my dashboard at all sometimes I wonder why I bother and then I remember I am trying to keep everyone updated with my ongoings. I will keep trying but please bear with me.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Short but sweet ....

Hooray at last!!

Well just to let you know that my Vintage necklace has finally made it to Project of the Week on the Do Crafts website please check it out and let me know what you think.

I hope you all like it.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Guess what I made this necklace from?

I was just wondering if you can guess what I have made this jewellery from?

Well if you haven't managed to guess by now then I will give you
a clue - Papermania Brads!

"Really" I can hear you say, but yes really!!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Earth Hour - 26 March 2011

At the craft club I run on a Saturday evening we decided to support WWF "Earth Hour" (no electricity or lights were allowed from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.)

Just a few of us!!

So we lite all our candles and lanterns and crafted by candlelight whilst enjoying some nibbles, drinks and laughs.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Doesn't time fly when you are having fun

I know its been a while since last posting and I keep meaning to post and then it just doesn't happen, so hopefully you will forgive me when you see what I have been up to.

Chainmaille Earrings - I made these hoping they would go in as project of the week for Do Crafts but it appears they didn't make it in, so am sharing with you all.

These are some of my latest demo cards for February and March, the rest can be seen through my gallery on the Do Crafts website -

"From Someone who Cares"
Middle Stepper - For you Dad
Double Easel

And this is one of our Craft Club weekend away at The Manor, Okehampton the weekend before last where we had an amazing time with not only crafts but also doing some Zumba fitness, Salsa, and believe it or not woodwork amongst many other crafts we have not experienced before - now everyone is waiting for me to arrange another trip for next year!!

Our Evening Meal!!
Marg, Marlene, Helen, Janet, Chris, Jackie, Mandy, Anne
(I'm behind the camera of course!)

We had an amazing weekend and some great laughs including the dancing ten pins!!