Friday, 29 October 2010

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

We had a bit of a sad start to our week.  Our 4yr old's Hamster Twinkle, got poorly, and sadly had to be put to sleep.  She was a grand old age of 2 and a lovely cute little thing.  Never bit anyone and had quite a character.  She loved banging her water bottle till it emptied and then paddling in the water!  We went through a lot of bedding and sawdust!  4yr old coped very well with the news and announced that his next Hamster (apparently we are having another), would also be called Twinkle, because he likes the name.  I suppose it saves muddling the names up.

So, in memory of Twinkle, who is now a little star, I've decided to show some Hamster and Star things that can be found over at Folksy.

Uniquely Different Bags

Gemma Lou Illustration


Dizzy Marcliffe

Lazy Daisy
Spotty n Stripy

Friday, 22 October 2010

It's all a Matter of Time

I posted my first blog this week and have been biting at the bit to do another one, hopefully for Folksy Friday.  Easy, I thought, yet this hasn't been the case at all.  You would think that having a son who works, a daughter at Uni and a 4yr old who goes to school every morning (full time after half term), that I'd have loads of time to knock out a post or 3.


After getting our 4yr olds to school, I go for a brisk 50 minute walk with my neighbour, with the aim of buying smaller trousers (it is working!).  I get in, do washing and tidying, shower, sort out dinner for the evening and then, Hey Presto, it's time for a quick coffee and to pick up my young man.

The afternoon is a dead loss because as soon as I go near the pc, 4yr old needs me to do 'something', and we end up playing, doing more jobs or visiting nanny & granddad.  A lot of people, are like me, I'm sure and say, 'just give me 20 minutes and I'll come and play'.  Trouble is, something often doesn't quite happen like it should and your 20 minutes lengthens as the idleness of your young son/daughter increases, often with interesting results; like the time he managed to set the dvd language on Finding Nemo to French and I had no idea how to get it back!

Come evening, hubby arrives home, the dinner time madness follows and there's no peace until bedtime.  Ah...time, I think to myself and dash down to knock out that ever illusive blog post.

Wrong again, as hubby is rooted to the pc chair and any advance towards him, with the object of ousting him is futile.  It's be easier taking a bone from a dog!

Maybe once 4yr old is in school full time, I'll be able to make proper time to blog at least once a week.  After all, it only takes 20 minutes, doesn't it?....

I've had a look on Folksy to see what time related things I could find.  Have a look at the fabulous items I found.

Celtic Clock - Gelert Design

Dinosaur Clock - With Hugs and Kisses

Time to Retire - Busybeecards

Summer Time Make Up Bag - Ellie B Jewels

Monday, 18 October 2010

Flying by the seat of my per usual!

Well, I'm here....finally made it...well sort of.  I wanted to blog a few weeks ago, but as per usual, my wonderful 4yr old had other ideas.  So today I bit the bullet and after being completely boggled by all the settings for this, that and the other, have arrived at this point. 

Mind you, every 5, 3 minutes, said 4yr old wants me to admire his latest Lego creation, find his binoculars so he can pretend to be a real Clone (Stars Wars and Clone Wars mad you know...all daddy's fault!), and then he ran out of loo paper!

I'm also trying to keep an eye on tonights dinner of Spaghetti Bolognese.  It's a good job the PC is in the kitchen or we might be having burnt offerings again!  Ah well, it wouldn't be the first time.  Until my fab hubby bought me Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food book, cooking was pretty dire in this household.  All I'll say is 'fish fingers with no coats on', and leave that post for another time!

I'm hoping that this blog will have a balance of family life, general observations and jewellery making trials and tribulations.  May as well forget that sentence though, as we all know that it never quite happens like that!

On the jewellery front, I'm pretty new at trying to sell my creations.  It's so hard to go out there and sell yourself isn't it?  I feel awkward about sending my fanpage URL to my Facebook friends and family.  I don't want them to feel obliged, yet know I have to take the plunge at some point.  Maybe that's for another day.  I have bitten off far more than I can chew today and really should be putting the finishing touches to a pretty little pink suede and red heart necklace I've been asked to do.