Sunday, 3 April 2011

Handmade Monday 10

Cant believe its time again for Handmade Monday heres the link to Hand-made Monday 10 so pop over and read what everybody has been up to xx

This week has been a busy sewing week for me I've been using up some fabric making a few cushions and bags, again going for the  Geisha style


This one shows my name embroidered on, now that was a lot of fun haven't worked out how to save it on the machine yet though
Saturday was a great day I went to the Big Bead fair up in Esher with my very good friend Alison. It took us aprox an hour to get there even though we had a little detour due to the sat nav, but once in we enjoyed a great lunch of fish and chips with mushy peas, we felt like it was better to shop on a full tummy lol
Then we made our way around the stalls it was massive, we stopped at the Bead Magazine stall and Ali got a great offer 10 magazines for a fiver WOW my subscription for them had been £40, the lady tried to talk me into renewing but I already Subscribe to Sew and Making Jewellery and wanted a great offer and thought if they are selling them Off at the shows maybe I should wait, well you never know eh???
We walked around and found some lovely stall holders I picked up some semi-precious chips and some new tools some cutters and a split ring opener that was a great deal too 2 tools for a fiver, I also got some russian doll beads for my youngest and some lovely swarovski hearts. My friend picked up a lovely beaded thimble pattern for her mum in law too and lots of other bits and pieces but all in all a great day. To top the day off we went out for a lovely curry with some great friends.
Sunday was another great day Mothers Day and the girls got me some lovely pressies and some hand-made cards they were great lots of choccies too which my youngest wanted to eat all day, the highlight of the day though was a phonecall from Kayleigh from the Carribbean it was great to hear from her its been very quiet the last couple of weeks turns out her wireless on her laptop doesnt work thats why there have been fewer and fewer updates but she sails back to the Med in a week or so Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
So an eventful week see you all soon xx

14 comments:

  1. Love those geishas! Sounds like a fab day out, and a lovely Mother's day too! Thanks for taking part in HM x

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  2. I love those geishas too :) What a great day out, fish, chips, mushy peas AND shopping! sounds like heaven!!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun day out at the Bead Fair. Love your little Geisha girls. Their faces are so cute.

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  4. Love the oriental style cushions, so bright and cheery. Forgot the bead show was on this weekend good you had such a fantastic time.

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  5. I'm with the others and love your cushions, lovely bright colours. It's great that you can embroider your name on the machine.

    Jan x

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  6. Sounds like you had a fab day out. Love the geishas.
    Hugs Sue x

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  7. Sounds like you had a fab weekend - I love those designs.
    Rebecca x

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  8. I have a massive craving for fish and chips and bead fairs now!!!! What a perfect sounding day x

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  9. Wow you packed a lot into a day! Sounds like fun.
    The pieces you have made for yourself are just lovely.

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  10. Oh, the geishas are stunning! Wow!

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  11. An eventful week - I'm amazed at just how much you packed into it. Lovely geisha bag with your name on. Hope you finally worked out how to save it.

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  12. Like the way you put your name on your bag, looks effective. Sounds like a great day out, shame you didnt post a photo of the russian doll beads as it would have been nice to see them.
    Bag looks great too.

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  13. Thanks for the lovely comments will try and put the russian dolls on next week have made the earrings xxxx

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