Wednesday 16 November 2011

Charm bracelet

I have been working on this for a couple of days now.  
Firstly I made the charm bracelet with just silver charms, and a couple of transparent beads to mark the clasps - and it looked a  bit bare.
But after looking at it - I decided that it could do with a bit more of Kath's stash.
So I started it over again.
The little charms are mine - but I thought they needed a bit of company with Kath's tiny weeney square beads in metallic green and metallic blue.
The clasps came from Kath too.
I can see a mistake - which I will rectify tomorrow - I'm too tired tonight!

Can you see?  The square bead on the top left should be in the next link nearer to the clasp.

It's difficult to photograph silver charms and metallic beads - the light reflects off them!
The charms are miniatures and the beads are teeny weeny so quite a challenge for me.

My 'Lotions  &  Creams' one to one workshop was cancelled this morning, and the poor tutor was very poorly with a really bad cold - she sounded terrible poor thing - so we re-booked for next week.

Every negative has a positive - or so the saying goes - so I wrapped up warm and off I went for an hour and a half walk around the village.   Kicking up leaves like a five year old along the little footpaths and alleyways around the village and through the church yard.  I walked from one end to the other and most of the little cul de sacs in between.   I muddied my shoes walking up the allotment and past the three bungalows which are being built where the pig sheds were.

Right up to the top of the field - not a soul up the allotments - but I spotted some chickens right at the top - half a dozen free ranging - I hope the plot holder realizes that there used to be foxes up there.
I wish that I had worn my welly boots  - I might have ventured over the ploughed field!

Postman's been!

I just love unusual bags and when I saw this on Magpies Collectables I just had to have it!
This is one side - there are three pockets that blend in exactly with the patterns.
And there are pockets inside too!

This is the reverse side - another beautiful panel.  It's a really strong bag, and thick too, and the inside is lined fully with and oriental pattern and the strap is in keep with the Oriental style too.
I chose the surface mail postage route as it's come all the way from Canada!  I didn't expect it to arrive until Christmas or after - according to web - so I was thrilled when it turned up early.

All that way by boat - what a journey it has been on.

Maggie even made me a handbag tissue holder as a gift - perfect for me as I always have tissues just stuffed in my bags and they end up getting crushed.    My camera battery went flat, so I can't show you inside  - but its beautiful - and as soon as Christmas is over I have my eye on a couple more!