Thursday, 11 September 2008

Girl Power

My OH and I run our own business selling lures and accessories and today I saw the best lure ever. He gets in so many nice lures (i know i know it's sad for a girl to think lures are "nice") but I am catching the bug, plus the colour etc are amazing and the range well, I thought crafting could be an expanding hobby!. So much so that today I actually asked him to take me pike fishing. I have fished for carp, tench and perch etc in the past with my biggest carp being 14lb (rather decent)but for some reason want to try for a pike to see what all the fuss is about. Also whats the point of me being part of the business if I have never tried it myself???So above is a pic of my lure and hopefully I will soon be blogging about what I have caught - not just a cold lol. Wish me luck

Phillipa x

Really Excited

I am over the moon this week because last week at work I got a massive surprise when I was told I had won the july monthly award beacause of all the extra work I had taken on for another department. They gave me a £50 voucher for Handyhippo! Wow - spent nearly three days looking at what I could buy before finally deciding, this was on top of some money my OH had found in my ebay account that he said I could use for my crafts. WHOOP WHOOP. Well I have been dying to try heat embossing so decided this was the best possible time. My stuff started to arrive yesterday with the remainder today, well it felt like it was my birthday! I'm off next week and the week after and can't wait to play with my new toys. Will blog what I make, I say with my fingers crossed lol.

Latest cards

Been really busy lately so not had much chance to blog, plus two days ago I fell over and badly grazed my knee. Limping a bit now and very painfull, remind me not to do that again in a hurry lol.

Anyway had to do two cards this week. One for my manager who is 40 on Sunday and the other for my friends anniversary today. The 40th card was the hardest to do becuase I have only worked with my manager for 6weeks and don't know what her tastes are so kept in plain and simple.

Some recent makes

I have also been playing with my jewellery lately and made these two out of memory wire and cats eye beads. The blue one was made for my nan who loved my heamatite bracelet and the other is for me because I adore the colour green.

Monday, 1 September 2008

I've had this idea in my head for a day or two and sat down today to make it.

I used magnetic hematite some seed beads and letter "P" charm from ebay and memory wire

Quote from internet about Hematite

"Crystal healers credit Hematite with the ability to bring about a calm mental state, improve memory, mental focus and concentration, bolster self-confidence, and increase the effectiveness of logical processes of the brain."

I love the look and feel and couln't wait to use it in my jewelery making.
Hope you like
Phillipa x