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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Giveaway Winner Announced

I went all high tech to draw the winner of this giveaway and used Random.Org - The number it threw up was number one :

So congratulations Elaine, the Flip Flop Charm and Beads are yours!

Yet again I feel bad that you can't all be winners. Keep coming back - I'll be having more competitions!

I've had a busy week with my MISI Shop - all those last minute Teacher gifts people have been buying! There is so much great talent on Misi and the community on there is like one big family always there to help each other. The sellers on there are always happy to take on a challenge.

My boys, who will be starting school full-time in September, went to visit their new class yesterday and I had the chance to see how their new chair bags looked. They were Custom made for me by Carolyn of Carolyn's Creations who did a fantastic job. She made exactly what the boys wanted with their names embroidered and pictures of their choice.

We will soon be going on our summer break - first to the Isle of Mull and then Aviemore in Scotland, finishing in Cheshire to see the family. If anyone knows of any great Crafty places or Bead Shops I can visit on my travels please let me know. Keep it quiet though - it's just between us - don't want hubby thinking I've got alterior motives!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

July Competition Time and Thank you!

I won these lovely earrings in Blue Box Studios' first ever blog giveaway! They're lovely thank you!

Thank you also to Hats and More for my Lovely Blog Award! I am honoured that you consider me to be a top blogger! I still haven't passed on my previous blog award from By Your Side so will store this one up too and one day I will return the compliment!


I am having a final giveaway before I step off the treadmill for a summer break. All you have to do is stop by and say 'Hi' below and I'll pop your name in the"hat" on Saturday 18th July and pull out a lucky winner.

The prizes are this little Flip Flop Charm and a small bag of Semi-Precious Beads for you to use in one of your creations should you so wish!!

This competition is open to everyone including my international followers! So don't be shy!

I'll leave you with a vision of prettiness from my garden. A lovely splash of colour and so in season!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

More competitions!

What a lucky girl I am! I won Dinky Daisy's Competition! It's quite apt that I've been getting my hands on a bit of Crochet of late as all my Prizes are Crochet items - Dinky's Speciality. Look at this lovely little stash -

There is a great tutorial on Dinky Daisy's Blog teaching you how to make a Crochet flower. I can't wait to have a go - having accomplished Circles with my wire Crochet I now need to have a go at 'shape'.

Thank you for my lovely prizes - I love them!

As if that wasn't enough I've also won a pair of earrings from Blue Box Studio! Sue from Blue Box Studio was the winner of my last giveaway - I promise this isn't a fix - I think she used the high-tech Random generator thingy! I'll write more about my prize when I receive it! Thanks Sue!

If you fancy winning something then hop across to The Crystal Lady where you have three chances to win! She is giving away three lovely gemstone rings.

The boys enjoyed the last of the 'heatwave' yesterday playing in the garden. Forget about high tech toys - they had loads of fun with a playful Butterfly who kept landing on them!

It looks like we're back to the normal dreary British weather - it's raining again! It is good for the garden though!

Friday, 3 July 2009

More Crochet with Wire and PMC!

I had another great Class with Teri Howes at Cockpit Arts who took the group to the next level in Wire Crochet! Now I can do Circles - not as neat as Teri's but she is an expert!!

It's quite difficult to recognise what is a stitch and what is not! I guess it all takes practice and lots of it. Still - I managed to finish the piece before the day ended!

I also had a PMC (Precious Metal Clay) session at the London Jewellery School. I learnt a lot on the day about adding texture, setting stones and how to make a ring. My favourite pieces I produced on the day are a couple of Pendants.

I reserve the right not to show you the ring!!!!

Finally, there is a really exciting thing happening in the world of MISI (Make It Sell It). Emma Hogg the brains behind Misi has organised the first ever Misi Craft Event, MISI MAKERS, to take place in Bristol this November. It is open exclusively to Misi sellers and will be a great showcase for all Misi Talent!