Monday, 27 July 2009

Time, summer holidays and BAO Items of the Week

Where is the time going? I can’t believe it’s a week since I last posted!!! My son is home for the summer holidays… 2 whole months!!! ….which means not much time to do anything!!! I’ve been cooking…. doing laundry… some exercising (which I really, really need)…. but mainly spending time with my son and spending most of it at the pool! some slight relief from the sweltering heat :-)

As for beading… well I’ve been trying to fit it in whenever I can, but nothing has come to fruit, yet….

1st of September schools start again and my life will hopefully go back to normal… and although I am enjoying this time with my son, I am feeling extremely guilty for not fitting in more bead time and work… and although I hate to admit it…. lack of time has not been the sole culprit in my inability to fit in some beading…. lack of inspiration has played a rather large part too…. maybe it’s because my mind is in this holiday mode…. roll on 1st of September!!! :-)

In the meantime…. here are this week’s Items of the Week from the Bead Art Originals:

bao item of the week

My item this week is the Black and Pink Pearl Pendant

Purchase and pay for this pendant between now and the 2nd August and receive 20% off!!!

Don’t forget to check out all the other gorgeous items of the week and see what specials are attached to each one:

For now, I’m going back to my roasted chicken and potatoes (special request by the little man) and my roasted veggies :-)

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

New piece + BAO Items of the Week

I got back from England! back into hot, humid, sweaty weather!!! I LOVE it!!! :-)

London was nice, Ethan had a whale of a time, and both of us met my sister’s youngest for the first time and she is adorable! - pictures will follow, when I get round to sorting them all out! at least I managed to unpack and do all my washing, I’m really proud of myself! :-) and also made this piece. My sister asked me whether I could make her the Emerald Queen – see previous post – in purples, the answer was obviously yes… and here is… what has been keeping me busy since my return ; –) I hope she likes it, and I hope the person who it’s for likes it too! :-) there are some slight variations from the first one, but they are almost identical and of course it looks so much nicer and richer and real life… purple is not a colour I manage to photograph too well…

avril 03 copy avril 01 copy

Now, to this week’s ever-so-gorgeous BAO Items of the Week.

bao item of the week

This week I also have an item…. I decided from this week on to start putting some of my beadwork on sale at 20% OFF. This week my special is for the Merry Widow Necklace. This offer ends the 26th July 2009. Purchase and pay for this item between now and 26th July and receive 20% OFF! Don’t forget to go and check out all the BAO Items of the Week to see what specials are being offered by my talented fellow members and friends!!!

Come back next week to see what item will go on sale at 20 % OFF !!!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

BAO Items of the Week

Here are this week’s gorgeous items from the Bead Art Originals – visit the BAO blog and find out what specials offers are attached to these items!

No item from me this week as I'm still in London... all shopped out! :-) and looking forward to going home on Thursday.... sleeping in my own bed.... seeing my doggies again.... doing some serious beading.... going to the beach.... waking up everyday knowing it will be hot and sunny :-) I love London, and even though the weather has been mostly nice, those horrible grey, wet, miserable days are enough to remind me why I left for warmer climates in the first place :-)

Still working on my Use the Muse II beading design contest piece, and I'm afraid it's really not going well... after days (c. 4) of stitching the necklace part, I've come to the conclusion that I really don't like it and therefore, today, will be cutting up most of it and trying to salvage some of it, in order to have something to enter by the deadline this Saturday.. we shall see :-) I'll keep you posted :-)

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Here Comes the Bride - EtsyBeadWeavers July Challenge

The theme for the July EtsyBeadWeavers Challenge is Here Comes the Bride... chosen by Cielo Design who won the May challenge. All the entries are elegant and beautiful.

My entry for this challene is Neptune's Bride, # 4 on the list - see previous blog post

Go and vote for your favourite entry from today until the 15th July:
I'm still in London, enjoying spending time with my son and watching him interact with his grandparents and gorgeous little cousins.... Working on my Use the Muse II beading design contest... can't say it's going too well... 9 more days to go to get it finished, I hope inspiration hits me soon :-)
Due to the rules of the contest, I can't post pictures of my piece until the big reveal... for now I'm off to try and finish my entry
In the meantime…. don't forget to vote

Monday, 6 July 2009

BAO Items of the Week

I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks, my grandma passed away almost 2 weeks ago, and although she lived a full long life and was almost 98, I was really sad as I had a ticket booked to go and see her in Paris for next week for a few days with my son... I would have liked to have seen her one more time and said godbye to her... but it wasn't meant to be.. I'm now in London with my parents and my computer time is limited, so I've taken the opportunity to quickly post this week's Items of the Week from the BAO – Please visit the Bead Art Original’s blog to see what specials are attached to these items!