Thursday, 22 July 2010

I'm soooooo excited!

Jo from Bead barmy, which is a blog with a huge following, contacted me a few weeks ago asking for my website details.
She has since got back to me to say she would like to interview me and put my site on the blog as a good place to get wedding items from- yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Filled in the questions to the interview until late last night (just to make sure I got everything right) along with a few pictures.
Just have to wait to be featured now.
Hope it brings more people to my website and Eiledon can further expand.
Watch this space!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Was so busy yesterday that I didn't have time to even log on. Done a little today and finished off a green purl and ribbon necklace on order, but not yet had time to take it into the shop for the customer.

Got lots to do today as taking Zoe and her friend to see The Saturdays tonight. It's going to be a late one and I've just discovered that its standing, not seated so I hope they'll be ok.

Better get on

Sunday, 18 July 2010


Had a few manic days, with Scott not sleeping properly over the last few nights and with me worrying about returning to my day job.

Managed to make a tiara on my four hour journey to work and back and I have also in the last few days managed to make a wedding hair comb to attach to a veil.

I have taken pictures of them to put into my shop:


Friday, 16 July 2010


Finished putting the wedding comb onto the veil and then decided I would take a tiara I had already started, to do on the way into work.

It gave me something else to think about on that dreaded journey in!!!

The tiara was continued last night and eventually finished off this morning.

I have taken a picture on it and will put it on the blog when I have more than just a few minutes to spare (hopefully some time over the weekend).

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


Yesterday I was given a veil, which inspired me to make another wedding comb.

I wasn't happy with it this morning, so I took apart a half of it and remade it!

Tomorrow I have to go into work to talk about my return after maternity leave.....not looking forward to it!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Still so tired

Managed to make three bracelets tonight to take to the shop tomorrow and made four French beaded flowers.

One of them is for a friend to use on a cushion she is making for her sister's birthday and the other three are for a wedding.

They will be wrapped onto hair grips to be worn by the three bridesmaids!

Think I may go to bed early to catch up on some lost hours from the weekend!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Need a weekend off!

Just been away for the weekend to Woodhall Spa.

Left the caravan and Dave at the site to set up whilst I went to collect Zoe from school with Scott.

Spent the very sunny saturday morning at the outdoor pool with Dave, Zoe and Scott. Went around the shops and to a cafe for a late lunch before returning to the caravan for the evening.

When Zoe and Scott eventually went to sleep, I spent the evening making pink beaded flowers for three bridesmaids to wear in their hair at a wedding in August.

Due to the weather, kept being woken up by Scott and so had to spend time keeping him quiet so that the rest of the site were not woken up by his screams!

Not yet finished the beaded flowers, but I'll have to get a move on to have them finished in time.

I'm so exhausted, I need another weekend off to get over the weekend....still lots of washing and ironing to get on with to keep me awake!

The good thing was, I returned to find some of my beads I ordered nearly a month ago have now arrived and so I can get on with making the bracelets for the customers I have waiting....when I get the energy and the time.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Soooooooooooooo slow

My computer was slow last night, that I simply gave up trying to update my blog.

Yesterday I collected a veil to attach a comb to. I washed and dyed the veil and then made a comb for the veil with an orchid and pearls.

I have now attached the veil to the comb and it is all ready for the bride.

I will put a picture of it onto the blog once the bride is married as I don't want anyone to see it before her special day!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Computer trouble

I promised I would get the butterfly necklace on the web shop so that it could be viewed before Vicky (my friend) bought it, but the network has been going on and off all night!

Now got it on line on

Made a green pearl necklace with ribbon fastening for another customer in the meantime, but should have got a lot more done.

Perhaps tomorrow.....

Monday, 5 July 2010

So tired.

After such a busy weekend, I am so tired now.

The doorbell went at 07:10 this morning with two men standing there saying they were here to lay the tiles in the conservatory. Good job I was up and dressed and getting everyone else up!

Not managed to make anything (jewellery wise) today, but had another look at everything I bought yesterday.

Out tonight, so doubt will get much done, but hope to continue on the necklace, a bride has asked me to design for her wedding.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Went to the bead fair today (when I managed to find Lincolnshire Showground, which is cunningly disguised as Reiseholme Showground!)

Spent two hours almost blissfully walking around, getting ideas and buying lots. I say almost blissfully as Scott wasn't totally happy (aged one) and Zoe was trying her best to be good (aged 7).

Took my shopping list and bought everything on it and more.

Had someone from Beadsunlimited comment on my jewellery and so mentioned Jo from the same company was looking to feature my shop on their blog. She asked for the shop name and so I hope she remembers it and reminds her!!!

Going to go and look at everything I've bought now and will probably listen to Dave saying "how much!!!"

Saturday, 3 July 2010

So tired and so much to do.

See.... told you I was tired. I put the title to today's blog and posted it without putting any comment.

Just been to the village fete. Only intended to go for an hour or two, but stayed four hours. Just managed to put Scott to bed, done sandwiches for tomorrow as Dave (my husband) is going to Waddington Air Show and I am going to a bead fair at Lincoln to browse (and hopefully buy) lots of lovely beads and findings.

I was going to add more things to my online shop and make a start a necklace a customer has ordered for her wedding, but too tired.

Think I'll just do my shopping list for tomorrow's bead fair (so that I don't forget anything) and settle down for the night.

Finished the St Petersburg Chain bracelet last night and although it is lovely it took over an hour to do and so don't think it will be viable to sell as won't get that much money for them.

I'll see what inspiration tomorrow's outing brings.

So tired and so much to do.

Friday, 2 July 2010


Just put a whole spiel about being excited over another blog featuring me, but don't know where I put it as I can't find it now.
Anyway contacted by Em at
who is hopefully going to feature my shop and blog and tell people about me. Yeah!
Sold some more items from one of the shops who stock my things in Sleaford and had a request to make a necklace I have on show, in another colour.
My shop stats are slowly rising, which means that people are looking at my shop (now I need them to buy!)
Things are looking up.
Just need to get around this blogging thing now!

Thursday, 1 July 2010