I's popped along to a Claire Aristides bead workshop today on behalf of Crafts Beautiful to be a Press representative at their Manchester workshop.
It was bloody fantastic.
I can't regale much of the day as its for an article and I cant even share pictures of the earrings, bracelet and necklace neither (which I would have never have had the knack of doing before now).
I did come home and raid my own beads and finding from purchases in Nevada last year (ie bargainous priced beadlets) and made some jewellery using my new found techniques whilst sitting with Hubby watching "I am Legend" (made me have heart attack every 5 minutes. The film, not the beads). Besides damaging a tendon from being over zealous with crimping this afternoon, I managed a pair of earrings, a knobbly necklace and a bracelet during the entire film.Am pretty chuffed that I could whizz them out so quick. I loves them.
Dyan tagged me this morning and the trick to the tag is that you must take a picture of yourself there and then - at the opening of the email. Well since I only got to read it at 5pm tonight and looking knacker-ooed from beading all day, this is how I looked. Im not sure who to tag because somebody might get upset that I didn't think of them (ever the diplomatic soul am I). So if you wanna play along - take a pic of yourself as you read this blog post and share!
Oooooh before I forget -
The tag ensemble kit goes to number 16 on the list and that person is:
ANDIE - congrats my sweets xx
Please mail me your name and address to this email HERE and Ill bob it in the post. All you will have to do is ink it and arrange it beautifully for your own book of pretty taggo's xxI'll bag another set of leftovers for another interested party tomorrow. I want to spread the tag love, you know?
Finally I have received the most massivest pile of beautiful and I mean amazing hand made cards for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you wish to send me some so that I can foreward them to servicemen who have no access to pretty stationary and greetings cards, please do before the end of April. Email me here if you wish to donate some get well cards, happy birthday cards, just a note etc cards for them to write in. Thank you to everyone who has donated to far, I swear they are too gorge to give away!