Wednesday 27 July 2011

Forgetting what's important

It's easy to forget what's important... I've felt lately like I've lost my jewellery designing mojo and that everything I've made has not been quite up to scratch.  I've been making designs so that they're new and different, but I've forgotten exactly why I started making jewellery.  My Mum and I were looking through her jewellery box, picking out a chain to go with my Granny's pendant that I'm going to be wearing at my wedding (in four days).  I remembered that I started making jewellery because of my jewellery addiction - at one point I'd buy something new from Accessorize every week.  I think I'd forgotten that I was at my best when I was making things that I wanted to keep, and so that's what I'm going to start doing.  Making jewellery for me, because that's when I pay the most attention to detail, that's when things come out great.  Crafting for commercial purposes can be calculated, especially when you feel like you need to produce something that will be popular, something that you won't necessarily like.  Crafting should really be about doing something that you love.  I think I'm going to make something soon :)

Monday 25 July 2011


I've always been awful with photography, hand me a camera and I automatically start shaking!  I seem to every now and then get the perfect shot by fluke, and today I got a good one :)  It was taken with a simple Sony DSC-W130 and probably the best picture of Katie I've taken so far!

Sunday 24 July 2011

Oh my carpet!

It's true what they say, your little baby soon grows up.  This is my little girl Katie - she's just learned how to scoop food from a bowl with a spoon and eat it!  She gets such an accomplished expression on her face when she feeds herself a spoonful, it's so cute!  It feels like only yesterday my little pudding was a tiny newborn.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Favour boxes

I'm getting married in ten days, and I'm still putting the final touches on all the arrangements.  I decided I wanted to make my own favours and have chosen Hershey's Kisses to go in the boxes.  Wedding planning isn't really that fun, more stressful than anything and I'll be glad when we can finally enjoy the day!

Saturday 16 July 2011


I suddenly got a case of the frugal (hate that word actually) when I was pregnant, shopping around for the cheapest things.  I had a look in Mamas and Papas and turned my nose up at all the prices, even though I'd seen a lovely blanket.  Fast forward about 9 months and I bought it for £17.50, down from £35.  Patience pays.  I'm always beating the system like this :D