Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Ornament Swap

I have finally finished my ornaments for the Handmade Christmas Ornament swap run by Louise of Twenty Cent Mixture. I was umming and ahhing about participating in this last year but never signed up, so when I saw the intro blog post this year I decided I really just ought to do it.

I came up with a fairly involved ornament and Simon asked me if I was sure I was willing to see it through. I assured him that if I did anything less I would be dissatisfied and frustrated. Hmm. As he rightly predicted, my enthusiasm waned somewhat by the time I neared the end of the project! However! As predicted by me, I am in fact very pleased with the result and am really glad I both participated and with what I made.

Here are my Kiwi Christmas Wreaths - with beaded pohutukawa flowers with crocheted calyx on a french knitted lambs wool wreath, with beaded embellishments and seed bead garlands. Phew!

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And all packaged up ready to send, complete with mini moo cards and stickers.

Ornament Swap 2009 - Group 10

I've now received all of my beautiful ornaments and will post a pic of them once I've taken one! Thank you ladies of Group 10! And of course thank you so much to Louise for coordinating it all!

More ornaments from the swap can be seen in the flickr group.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Charm Bookmarks

I went through an obsessive patch of jewellery making recently and discovered the joy of making beaded charm bookmarks. A joy because they're comparably really quick to make AND they're useful!

A few samples below (not the best of pics, but you get the idea). I've sold, I think, 3 so far.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I feel GREAT!

I'm at work, working, well, taking 2 minutes out to write this right now, but otherwise working. And it has just occurred to me that I feel absolutely GREAT! And I just wanted to share it with someone, because that's what you want to do when you're feeling great! But for the lack of anyone who wouldn't look at me querulously (that words means something other than what I thought it did, but it still works) and conclude that I am in fact as mad as they suspected I was (I work with a bunch of serious techy blokes for the most part) I'm here instead. Professing that I'm feeling fabulous and delighted and light and joyous and gleeful even!

Happy Days fair readers. :-)