Monday, 30 January 2012

Beady beads

I've been really lucky to be draw for Twiggy's birthday give away, she has made up a really gorgeous package which arrived today. I am always particularly pleased to receive others handmade items- the pin cushion and embroidered napkin are so sweet. I really like using padded hangers and sad though this may sound I am cheered by cleaning with pretty cloths.

With the nice smellies, the cake cases and the sweet treats this was a lovely treat for a cold Monday morning- Thanks Twiggy! xx

Here are the latest of my City and Guilds samples. I had a lovely play with various beads, sequins and other sparkly bits. These have been very useful for starting off lots of ideas and will be a great reminder of different techniques when the course is over. I am continuing to work on my experimental pieces and again stretching myself with trying some new things and following ideas wherever they may take me.

I have continued to struggle a bit with feeling a little lost and lonely into the new year, distance learning and being a part time worker has meant that I am a bit fed up with my own company- God I bore myself sometimes! Anyway Simon suggested I volunteer at the local charity shop for whom I have been making bunting. The managaress is lovely and was very keen for me to work on a Monday morning. I can honestly say I am having great fun! The shop is so friendly and well run, I am being very very good about not buying all the shop stock, I get a lot of pleasure from watching the customers finding the unexpected treasure and of course it's great that a charity is getting the benefit form peoples de-cluttering and bargain hunting and from a very selfish point of view I get the benefit of some much needed adult company! 
I am still one short of my 100 followers- if anyone fancies. ;0) 


Lyn said...

good for you for volunteering and also for not buying everything!

Griffin said...

How?! How do you manage to NOT buy everything until your cash runs out?! I need to know... preferably before the flea market on Friday, 'hem, 'hem!!

I cannot imagine you being boring company at all...wild, chucklesome, fabulous company possibly, but not boring. Don't you sing loudly and tell yourself stories? Ahem, or is that just me?!

Well done that Simon for finding the solution... mind you that's what he does for a living so it's not surprising really.