Monday, 26 April 2010

I've just joined Facebook!

..........and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing on there LOL

Still we all have to start somewhere.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Some people make me sick!

I have just been into a tack shop to get something for my pony, whilst I was having a look around for it the 'lady' behind the till was talking to someone whom I assumed to be a rep of some kind.

She asked him if they "sold spurs with balls on the end" he replied "yes" "and we also do some like chocolate buttons shape"

"Ah good" she said "because when I kick the sh*t out of him I don't want them to leave marks"

She then caught my eye and asked if she could help me - I gave her a filthy look, said no thank you and walked out of the shop!

I then got in the car and drove another 10 miles out of my way to get what I wanted from another tack shop.

I am so, so cross with myself that I didn't actually say why I wasn't spending my money with her!

Sorry to sound off but there's nobody else to tell
Grrrrr... thanks for listening.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Naughty Sheep!

This is Hope trying to squeeeeeze her rather large self through the pop hole in the hen hut to steal their pellets - I suppose she lives up to her name! LOL

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Isn't this just fantastic?

I just love to see gardens, nice gardens, especially nice food bearing gardens and even better, gardens when all the family are involved and the love and care just radiates through.

The strange thing is I don't like gardening. I wish I did but I just can't bear the thought, never mind the feeling of soil under my fingernails. Not that I'm a girly girl you understand, oh no far from it. I'm more than happy working outside and looking after the animals and all that comes with that........ it's just..... soil under my fingernails.... ugggh I can barely bring myself to type it. Oh god now that's made me think about seaweed eeeek! I can't stand that either!!!

LOL I've just realised I'm sat here typing with a grimace on my face - pathetic!

I'm full of admiration for anyone who has the skill and love to be able to create something like this.

Nip over to Potters Patch and have a look.
All you have to do is click on the pic below :O) It's ace.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Beaded Treasure Bracelet

First make a 'few' lampwork spacer beads - I chose various shades of green and purple in both opaque and transparent glass , around a hundred should just about do it :o) Oh and don't forget to make a bead for the toggle, I made two so that I had a choice of size.

Next gather the necessary supplies, cord, seed beads, delicas, in complimentary colours and don't forget the G-S hypo cement glue and the pins.

Then start to weave them all together as per instructions from Robin Atkins in her book - Beaded Treasures. The book is available at StitchnCraft if you fancy buying it in the UK they do mail order.

Finished bracelet - after many, many hours of weaving, sore fingers and thumbs and mucho eyestrain! I think that's down to my age not the skill required ;o) Go on.... have a go at making one for yourself.
You don't have to use lampwork beads, you can use any beads - try Sooz at The Bead Shed for great service and products.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Beads to show - at last!

I did promise to share the beads I made with you, and remember I did say that they weren't worth getting excited about? Well here they are...... a few basic beads to get myself into the groove, remember... it's been months since I have made any beads.
I think I'm going to make a bracelet out of these.

This one has been christened Toad Kill - why? Well because it started out as a toad and went wrong so I 'killed' it LOL.

Next came an OK toad... and here he is

and last but not least, The Committee who were overseeing the bead photography in progress!