Monday, 15 February 2010


Here is a new multi-stitch necklace that I finished this weekend. I wear a lot of purple and teals so I wanted a necklace that would work with both colours. I used a variety of stitches, including dutch spiral, circular peyote and spiral rope. It was a lot of fun to make the components and then decide how to piece them together to create the necklace.
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Valentine wash out.

Husbeast & I were supposed to go out for Sunday lunch together yesterday as my son was at my mum's for the day. Typically I have come down with a bad cold/flu whatever & couldn't go out. I am still languishing on the sofa with a sore throat, puffy & teary eyes, blocked nose & ears and aches all up & down my body, I have not yet noticed a snout growing, I'll let you know!

Luckily my mum said she'd take kiddo overnight soon so we can go out for an evening meal together, that will be fun, the last time we did that was my birthday in October, so at least we have something to look forward to.

OWOH Winner!

The winner of my OWOH Giveaway is Lennie from eat.write.create! Congratulations Lennie!

The OWOH has been amazing fun, I have really enjoyed visiting blogs that I would not normally come across & I have greatly increased my must read blog list.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who commented on my giveaway post! I have only had time to briefly view each blog but over the next week or so I will be visiting you all properly.

Special thanks to Lisa Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian for organising such an amazing event!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway - Now Closed.

Hop on board the magic carpet, take a virtual journey through almost 1000 blogs and get the chance to win treasures from across the Globe!

Welcome to my stop on the Magical Carpet Ride! My name is Sarah and I live in the small but beautiful country of Wales, Land of Song & Rugby, unfortunately I cannot sing a note and we lost the match to England yesterday, boo hiss! If there is one thing we Welsh hate it's losing to England! Apart from being Welsh, I am also married with 1 son and I work part-time for a government department, I am lucky to have an interesting job that I enjoy and my work colleagues are all lovely so I don't begrudge the time it takes away from doing the thing that I love, beading. I have been beading for eight years and have tried many techniques including stringing wirework and chainmaille but beadweaving is my favourite. I love the colours and finishes of the tiny seed beads and the fact that you can make almost anything out of them if you have the patience!I hope you enjoy your visit here and I am looking forward to getting to know you all through visiting your blogs!

The One World One Heart Giveaway event was started by Lisa Swifka in 2007 as a way for bloggers across the world to connect with each other and make new friends. Click on the link to the right to find out more and to see the list of blogs taking part in the event, there are almost 1000, so there are lots of lovely goodies to win!

I am offering this flower brooch as my giveaway, it is made with delica beads and Swarovski crystal pearls using brick stitch and peyote.

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is comment on this post by midnight 14th February, making sure that you leave an e-mail address in your comment if I can't link back to you through your comment. I will be randomly drawing the winner on the 15th February.

Good luck and don't forget to check out the list of blogs hosting giveaways, you may find a new favourite and some new friends!

Friday, 5 February 2010

A favourite necklace.

Referred to my one of my work colleagues as "your amazing necklace"! I had originally overlooked the pattern for this necklace in Bead & Button but wanted something fairly easy to accomplish during the busy build-up to Christmas so chose it while flicking through some back issues in search of inspiration. I have been going through a real monochrome phase as you can see from the main colours and added the lovely tortoiseshell effect glass beads to jazz it up a bit. I really like the finished piece and it was fun to make, I may well add more rings to it at a later date.

Grrr, flipping technology stuff!

There has been an alarming lack of photo's on this blog lately. So I thought I'd take some today as it is nice & sunny & there are no boys around to aggravate me with their "helpful" suggestions and in the case of the kiddo their demands to take the photos, wear the jewellery and be fed all at the same time. However, I somehow could not find picasa and saved them to the itunes folder & now can't work out how to save them elsewhere. Sigh, no wonder the husbeast is astounded that I can actually post a blog.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Let the good times roll.

Watching Glee, surfing Folksy and eating salt and vinegar Chipsticks, not rock n roll but I like it!