Friday, 30 April 2010

Ever Been Had?

I signed up for a swap a few weeks ago. My partner received my parcel and said theirs would be going out soon. The post-by date was 14th April and nothing has arrived from her. The organiser of the swap kindly sent a general email, asking if everyone had sent their parcels, but she has heard nothing either. I am trying to be kind and think 'maybe something dreadful has happened to her and she has more important things to worry about', but I can't help feeling like I have been had. Crafters tend to feel like a community and share a certain trust that they would not give to other people from the internet. Let's face it, we don't actually KNOW many of them in real life, so it is probably easy to get conned.

The organiser kindly offered to make something for me, but why should she lose out when it was not her fault? It all leaves a rather nasty taste in the mouth. I sincerely hope that I am wrong and it can all be sorted out.

The Final Few

Thursday, 29 April 2010


These are all part of my friend's commission. I am nearly there now, just three or four to go. I am meeting her for coffee tomorrow, so I will be doing them tonight!
Tubby Thursday
I lost 1.5lbs this week, so now have a total of 53 off. Again, I really didn't deserve to lose any but I think my cold is doing something. I seem to be able to eat more for some reason. I have had this blasted cold for over three weeks now and it is getting to be a right royal pain in the bum. I am snotty, coughing like a cigarette smoker, not sleeping due to the coughing - you name it. Still, I am losing weight, so, hey ho - every cloud and all that!
I am currently working on a project of my own design, so will keep you posted on that.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Cards - Part 4

Another one! I love these papers - I won them in a Cardmaker of The Year competition in 2006. I was a finalist in the 'K&Co' category. When the prize arrived, I was so excited as there was so much stuff!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

I made another one of the 'earrings' in my previous post. I realised that I had made a teensy mistake in the first one, but it would not have been at all noticeable. Then, I had almost completed the second one when I realised that something was horribly wrong with THAT one! Gah! So, I made the first one into a pendant and strung a necklace to hang it from. Job done.
Crafters always say that things are never mistakes but 'happy accidents' and that is so true!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Groovy Earrings!

I saw these in Bead and Button and have been intending to make them for ages. I finally got around to it yesterday and finished them this morning. They were really easy to get to grips with, but they look complicated - I think that they are an amazing design. They are going in my Folksy shop (see link on right).
I lost another half a pound this week - which is REALLY strange. The only thing I can attribute it to is being unwell, because I did NOT deserve it.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Musings and Some Crafting...

Another card for friend. It actually looks better in the flesh. The colours aren't really transferring onto here well.

These three bracelets are now on my Folksy shop
I didn't post about my weigh-in last week. I gained half a pound, which I did deserve. This week is going to be worse as I went to Norfolk over the weekend with my mum and aunt. We had lots of fabulous food and alcohol, so I am going to get it over with tomorrow and start again. I am not happy as I seem to be losing the plot a little, but I must get the final two stone off.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Monday, 12 April 2010

At Last, Some Crafting

It seems ages since I put any photos on here. There is a reason, but I can't say what it is yet. It is taking a lot of my time and I will post photos when the recipient has got it! Meanwhile, here are a few photos.

These are the items that I sent my partner in the Pincushion Swap (see button to right, with link). I cross-stiched my own design and backed it with felt. I also made a pincushion from felt and trimmed it with beads. I particularly like this one as it is just so pretty. Finally, I sent my partner (I still don't have a blog address for her - please send me one GreyFrog) some pins and a few haberdashery items. I really hope that she likes it!

This is another card from the commission for my friend. I have this fabulous roller stamp that I have been using for a lot of the backgrounds on my latest cards. It is so beautiful.

Thanks to ClaireP for hosting the swap. Please see button to right of page for a link to her blog.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Tubby Thursday

Well, I lost 1lb, which takes me to 51.5 lbs lost in total. I really didn't deserve it and can only put it down to being unwell this week. I guess my body NEEDED those three desserts (blush).

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tubby Thursday

Last week, I forgot to post that I lost half a pound. Frankly, that was a miracle and I did not deserve it. This week, I have eaten even MORE and have been ill, so things look really bad for weigh-in tomorrow. I have to go and weigh though as we have a stand-in Leader this week, and one of our clerks is at a wedding. There will only be me and the shop sales clerk there to help the stand-in and I would never let my normal Leader down in that way.
Weighing-in will also give me the kick up the bum that I currently need. I have fallen off the wagon and need to get motivated again. What with one thing and another, I have not been to the gym for two weeks...I am thoroughly ashamed of myself.
New start from tomorrow - at least I haven't raided Max's easter eggs!