I know I promised to be on here more but I had surgery back in October on my right hand/wrist (no not carpel tunnel but Guyon Canal Syndrome) and have been out of action for the last 9 weeks (and still another 3 weeks to go) - so no crafting or jewellery making for me (boo hoo).
Anyway my hand is now slowly on the mend and hopefully I will be back to crafting, driving and work again after the Christmas holidays!
I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you at some of my demonstrations in 2013
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
Well as I say unfortunately my promise has been broken as I never got round to posting once a week (maybe I should stick to once a month), I just don't know where the time goes and I haven't even started my full time job yet (that starts on Monday 14th May!
So what has been going on well I have been really busy trying to finish an Egyptian Collar for my mum's birthday, just need to add the clasp now and will then take a photo for all to see - basically it has taken me nearly 30 hours to complete around work, kids, house etc.
Today I have finally managed to set up and pay for driving lessons for my son to start on 1st June after his birthday and also sort out insurance, this is such a mine field and also found out that once he comes off his provisional licence we have to pay about another £1700 on top just because he has past his test (no wonder youngters can't afford cars these days - and have to rely on parents as either taxi services or banks!)
We have also been trying to arrange visits to various universities for him to see during June not to mention I have also got tickets to go to Wimbledon again this year (hooray) and I have also spent a lot of time visiting various hospitals for them to keep referring me to another consultant so that they can try to work out what is wrong with my wrist, fingers and leg - at least my MRI and neurological tests came back as normal - just more waiting again until the next appointment - good job I am patient (although getting close to losing it!)
And finally to cheer myself up I treated myself to some more seed beads (total addiction now!)
Anyway here are some of my demo cards for May/June
|New Wellington Range|
|New Michael Powell stamp|
|New Lucy Cromwell decoupage range|
Thanks for looking
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Well time is slipping away again and I know I said I was going to get better as this blogging I just don't know where the time goes!
So a bit of an update, my craft room is coming along nicely it now has insulation, plasterboard and the roof was painted today.
I had a lovely weekend away with my craft club at The Manor Hotel in Okehampton (photos to follow hopefully) which was amazing, everyone (16 of us) had an wonderful weekend full of crafting and laughter.
I have also had to apply for the other half of my job with a 12 page application form, followed by an interview to finally on Friday be told that I had got the job (but that now makes me full time rather than part time - boo hoo).
I have also done 5 demonstrations during March so have been really busy all in all just wonder how I am going to manage being full time working, not to mention today we went car shopping for my son who is due to turn 17 in a couple of months - so have put a deposit down on a newish car as cheaper to have a newer car than a old banger with the insurance - now I definitely need to work full time but don't know when that is due to start as yet!
Anyway a couple of cards for you to browse at and more can be seen on my gallery at Do Crafts which is: www.docrafts.com/Helen1
Boofle Easel Card
Bookprint stepper card
Also some of my latest jewellery projects as well that will be
For Sale via Facebook
and also for sale at the Craft Fair at
The Winter Gardens, Weston super Mare on Saturday 7th April
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Just wants to wish the U18 Somerset girls tennis team (Sophie Butland, Hayley Butland, Jess Fullman, Vanessa Brill, Amy Rossiter, Jo Hotham & Harriet) the best of luck in their tournament starting at Preswick tomorrow til Sunday - they left Taunton at 11am this morning and arrived in Scotland around 7.30pm tonight - will be thinking of you all and hope you play well just wish I could have come with you to watch!
Friday, 20 January 2012
I know two posts in 2 days you are all going to think what is going on - well I have recently finished making some jewellery projects so I thought I would upload some photos for you to have a look at as well!
8mm Glass Pearls/Beads & Silver Spacers
Metallic Gold Iris Tila & Seed Beads
Watch bracelet - 4mm fire polished beads and seed beads
Silver and Berry Mix Seed Beads