Saturday, 6 November 2010

First Event

Had my first "real" fayre today, it went much better than I had expected, the only snag was that the table I had was much smaller than I had anticipated so my stall maybe looked a little cramped. I received some good feedback about the stall and came away with some orders as well as on the day sales so overall it was a fab day. I will try and be a little more organized in future I forgot to make some labels for a couple of items and forgot to take the calculator but all's well that ends well, am now looking forward to having another event soon. bbl x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Christmas Candles

Have been decorating some candles for Christmas for the Fayre on Saturday, I think they look really cute....I love making Christmasy bits and pieces. Let me know what you think, you can see more designs for Christmas decorations on my Facebook Page x

Monday, 1 November 2010

Countdown begins!!

So it's the 1st November and only 5 more days until the sale, have been sorting out what I have and what I need to finish making....have tried a mock up of the table as I bought some new display stands and wasn't sure about them but I think they look ok. Still have a bit of work left to do on the presentation and I need to work out a way to show off the Christmas Decorations but I am sure I will think of something.... any suggestions will be gratefully received. I have bought some snowflake stickers which I may use to jazz up the stands a it's a Christmas Sale lol. All in all I am pretty pleased with the results.. Tomorrow I'll be concentrating on a few more necklace sets, more Decorations and also some I love Mummy/Daddy Bookmarks. Will hopefully post some pictures tomorrow night. bbl x

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween.......

....can't believe it's the 31st October already this year seems to be just flying by. Kids are back to school tomorrow after half term and it's back to work for me. Had a couple of days in Liverpool this week which was fab...and i resisted the urge to find a bead shop so i was a good girl ;-) Have my first fayre next weekend so I am working like a mad thing to get some more bits and pieces sorted out. The shop is doing good although i am avoiding adding any new stock at the moment.....just in case i get a manic rush before next weekend lol. The fayre is in aid of Help for Heroes so it's a really worthwhile cause and one that means a lot to me personally. I can't wait to get there...I came up with a new necklace last night I was thinking about the latest fad with all things gothic and came up with this....i wanted it to be subtle and not over the top gothic, so no crosses and skulls etc, what do you think. Am going to do a Bracelet to match later today. I love the crystal rondelles the photo doesn't really do it justice as no matter how hard i tried i just couldn't capture the sparkle in them :-( I think that's it for now so will be bbl x

Monday, 25 October 2010

Ring, Ring!!

Monday, half at home....oh no, actually it's been good today, popped out with one of my son's then came home and began making rings, I have been experimenting with some different styles....some I love some I'm not too sure of,  I love making the wire and semi precious chip rings but wanted to do some different styles, what do you think of the results. Am still waiting on some bits to make some more but so far so good. Am also busy packing as I am off to Liverpool for a couple of days...must check to see if there are any bead shops around there ;-) Fingers crossed it gets a little warmer. Must get on orders to finish bbl x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sunday, Sunday!!!!

Sunday morning, Partytime!!!! The boy's birthday party is today....time to hide all the beads and bits away from sticky fingers lol. Finally got the miss you Christmas Decoration made ...... I know I have spelt the "you" with a v, didn't have any "u's" lol......promise if anyone orders any I'll spell it right ;-). Am also still busy with orders I get one finished and another comes in....I love Christmas!! Could do with an extra five hours on each day. Ok fun and games, housework beckons.....bbl x

Monday, 18 October 2010

A little bit about nothing really!

Its the start of another week, I am having so much fun with the website I can't seem to think about anything else.....I look at things in the street and wander can i make that into this or this into sure my friends think I'm mad ;-) I have a list of orders to get through in the next couple of days and the personalised Christmas Decorations seem to be going down a storm. I am working on a "Miss You" design at the moment. Will post a picture when I've figured it out. Am heading out for a bit tomorrow and forgetting about beading for a little while as I have to get ready for my Twin's birthday on Wednesday, then housework and then back to the workbench :-D For now though it's bedtime, so will catch you all soon. bbl x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

"The Weekend"

Can't believe the weekend is nearly over already....where has it gone!! Haven't had much time for new beading but got a couple of orders done and dusted so tomorrow I should get chance to work on some new bits. Another busy day ahead...what happened to the chilled out Sundays that I remember so fondly, now it's a mad rush of shopping, housework, uniforms, homework and football, lol. Not that i mind really makes the day's go quicker at the moment. Speaking of rushing need to go ....bbl x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New Decorations

I have been so busy lately, I have had a few custom orders to make and I have had a total revamp of the website as well as making the stock for the upcoming Christmas fayre. I have made a couple more decorations for the Christmas Tree, am loving getting into the christmas spirit. They come in Green and Red and are so cute (if I do say so myself ;-) ) Am working on a Christmas Tree Design at the moment. I'll post a picture as soon as it's done. I've been having a go at making a wire snowflake and I have to say i think I will definately stick to beading's not as easy as it looks...I have great admiration for all you wire workers out there!! bbl x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Busy Busy Busy

I don't know where time is going this week, that's what I get for trying to juggle a business, work and family...the weeks are flying by lol. Still busy on some custom orders but I now have my display for the sale pretty much sorted...thankfully am going to try a mock up at home as soon as everything has arrived.....i wish sometimes I wasn't quite such a perfectionist I give myself headaches worrying sometimes. Am putting an order in at my favourite supplier later I can't wait to get some new beads. As promised I have included a picture of my winter white brooch, it's turned out much nicer than i thought it would, am working on a black one now. bbl x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Been lazy with my blogging

Ok so I know I promised that I would post everyday...but I have lapsed a bit already....woops. I will try harder, I will try harder.......that shall be my mantra for the week lol. Have been pretty busy this week but not just with the jewellery in fact I don't quite know where this week has gone. Have been working a couple of new ideas, brooches and some elasticated bracelets. Bought lots of bits for my stall display...will post some pictures when I do my rehearsal table. I've had a couple more commissions to do so I feel like I have been neglecting the shop a little will list all the new bits and pieces in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Christmas Decoration

Thought I'd better show a picture of the new Christmas Decoration now I have a sample made up...let me know what you think. They are available to order at SM Charming Gifts x bbl x

New Ideas

Today I have been doing some trying to come up with some designs for some Christmas Decorations. I made some Personalised one last year but was never 100% happy with them so I've come up with a new design, will hopefully have some samples made by the weekend.....The latest batch of custom orders are finished and ready to deliver. So am going to have the rest of the day off and spend some quality time with my kids......might even try and fit in some housework while I'm at it ;) bbl x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday Morning

It's 8.30am on a Sunday morning.......and I'm up and about, my mind is buzzing with ideas for the new day. Have thought of a way to use some of the beads that get left odds and ends box will come in useful today. As well as that I'm concentrating on Earrings, need to fill 2 display stands before the "sale". I'm not a big fan of making earrings...not sure why, you'd think being one of the quickest items to make I'd love them lol. Also on the agenda today is trying to get the kids to tidy their room, that just might take up most of my time!! It's probably easier for me to step in and do it for them.....but i will not give in ;). I have enough trouble keeping my workspace tidy. lol. Speaking of  "the" workspace heres a picture of it (thankfully you can't see the overflow in the cupboards ;) ) I took it this morning before starting because by the time the end of the day comes you won't see any of the desk!! Enjoy your Sunday bbl x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Trying a Blog?

Ok...thought I would give having a blog a go, am a bit of a techno phobe with stuff like this so you'll have to excuse any mistakes I make ;). My Webshop has been up and running for about 3 months now and it's going ok. I am in the process of working toward my first christmas fayre. I'm looking forward to it but must admit to being pretty nervous lol. Am working on a theme for my table thinking of going all black with mirrors. The childrens jewellery range seems to be going well have had a couple of custom orders for bits and pieces so I'm really happy with that. Have posted a couple of pictures one from the Mummy and Me collection and one from the Childrens Collection. Anyway time to get busy again before the kids come in . bbl x