Monday, 2 November 2009
My jewellery making has been slow but that is about to change I have some fantastic ideas for my jewellery but it's going to take some time because I am so busy in my day job.
But watch this space i will have a full collection before you know it.
I was watching gmtv this morning and aparently it's dyslexia week this week so I did the test and I failed so finally I have an answer to why my life is so difficult but I can't believe it costs £200 - £400 to do the full test.
I also bought a case for my iphone... Lol
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Friday, 26 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Its not quite perfect yet, but its my first and I am proud..lol.
I have put it on my website http://www.tattyslittlegems.co.uk.
The downfall is I only ordered one watch face so I cant make anymore until the rest arrive. But I do need to make some bracelets and earrings as they are lacking from my shop and upload the new necklaces I made about a month ago.
I have also updated my website and added a little flash to the start page. One of the ladies on the crafts forum has commented that my jewellery is to cheap, I am inclined to agee as the price doesnt really reflect quality so I am considering increasing my prices. This is going to take some consideration!!
Well I am off to make some more pieces..
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Well I am back from holiday and I was absolutely rubbish at updating my blog so here is a quick overview..!!
Well the barbecue was great fun my aunt made Apple Martini's and which were very strong but very nice and then we had some dance lessons on how to do the electric slide... which was a laugh. The food was great.. I love American Barbeques..
The next day we all got up and went to church which was the fastest church service I have ever been to if you blinked you would have missed the lesson. Afterwards we all got changed first we went to a few of the Casino's to change my money but they were extortionate so we went to the cash machine instead, then we headed off to IHOP (International House of Pancakes!) and then to the Mall to find a dress for my cousins Graduation and just general shopping for us. In the evening we watched a few Tyler Perry films, he is an inspiration!! I really love his films.
The Next day, we umm..., and umm... Okay I admit I can’t remember what we did on this day??? We did something??? I remember that we went to the Casino called the IP for their Buffet which was sooooooo nice, they had so much food to choose from, my aunt and her family went mad over crab legs, mussels, Cray fish and clams which was gross to watch them eat it...
The next day was my cousins Graduation!! This was a nice experience and a huge congratulation to Chanelle for completing school with honours, I am so proud x.
The following day my Aunty Pat went back to California which was a sad moment as she is one of my three favourite aunts!! We all drove to Destin, Florida for some much needed fun!! When we got there we had a look around the hotel resort, we went to the beach to have a look, we bought some supplies for the hotel room and we bought some Popeyes Chicken.... Yum!!
The next day we got up really early and went to the beach. We spent allll day at the beach in and out of the water which was great as I am a true water baby. We went back to the hotel and then went straight into the pool!! I know sad but it was so nice!! We then got changed and went for dinner at Red Lobster which was lovely!! I really enjoyed this meal.
The next morning we went back to the beach but my skin was so tender from being burnt the day before so I couldn’t spend as much time in the sun as I would have liked. The sea was really rough and was bringing in all sorts of sea life, first their was a sting ray, then there was a snake just swimming by and then a turtle!! My aunt found out that after 20 years of marriage her husband not only likes going into the water but he can swim too!! She was soo shocked it was hilarious. After the beach we went back to the pool for a while then we went to the outlets to do some shopping, we stopped off a Wally World (Wallmart) and then we had a barbecue on the Marina which was lovely!!
Okay the following day we headed back to Mississippi, but we stopped off in Alabama first, we found more outlets and shopped all day, the highlight was the Ecko store which was really cheap!! We then went to Lamberts the home of throwed rolls which was a crazy experience. They throw your bread rolls from across the room and you have to catch them which was fun, they play practical jokes on you and whilst you are eating the top up your plates with more food which was crazy because I ended up with so much food...lol. Then when they are ready they give you a container to take the rest of your food home and basically kick you out!! NICE.. After Lamberts we drove home.
The next day we went to the Flee Market which was another crazy experience in Mobile. They were selling allsorts of stuff including loads of cute puppies. I was really brooding for a pup!! We bought some amazing paintings, bags and jewellery. My Aunt and her Husband and my Mum and my Step Dad all went to stay in a casino hotel in Biloxi while I stayed back to look after the kids.. :-( but I had a great time we ordered pizza and watched movies!!
The last few days of the holiday were all about shopping and buying souvenirs!!
I finally founds some reasonable priced beads at Wally World, I spent about $50 on beads. I have some beautiful beads.
Well that sums up my holiday now its back to the real world and back to work tomorrow!! Blah :-(
Saturday, 23 May 2009
It took so long to get here 2 hours driving to the airport, 10 hour flight to Texas and a 1 hour flight to New Orleans and a 2 hour drive from the airport to my aunts house, wow!! and we didn't sleep the whole time.. I was knackered!!
When we got here the first place we went to is Popeye's Chicken and had Chicken, with Mash and Gravy and biscuits...hmmmm!! That was it for me, I crashed out..
Yesterday was nice we got up and mi mother made a nice big breakfast, we went to Wall Mart to get a few supplies, we went for a walk along the Beach, then to Wendy's for burgers, we then went to Biloxi where we were then paraded around my aunts work place, went to the hair shop, we picked up little Keiran and then we went to the shoppette where we found the best beef jerky...hmmm and then to Pizza Hut where my cousin works for some Pizza and Pasta for movie night, we completely embarrassed her which was nice...
BUT... we ate the food and me, my mum, step dad fell asleep... so movie night didn't happen!!
I slept for 2 hours then got up to keep Patsy and Michelle!! My Brother and Darry went to a church lock in stay awake, my brother lasted 1 hour and fell asleep, my cousin Chanelle went out with her friends, my little keiran who is 4 kept bringing in bugs and caterpillars from outside, he is so sweet he loves insects...
So today is another day and today we are having a huge barbecue for my cousin graduation which starts at 5 so I am off to go and get dressed!! Ill be back with more of my holiday adventures!!
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Saturday was my mums Birthday and she invited a few friends and family. We spent all day preparing the food and my infamous Jamaican Rum Punch...
Which as you can imagine loosened quite a few peoples inhibitions.. lol. It was a great night swapping stories and telling jokes and eating food. Our guests didnt leave until after 3am.
I also sold 3 necklaces during the night which really made it a successful evening. I have now being doing jewellery making for about 4 weeks and I have sold 4 pieces which is great.
I had 4 hours sleep before my brother and I got up for Alton Towers for my friends Birthday. My friend hired a minibus that only drove 65mph so we didnt get there until 12pm. My brother refused to go the big rides so my friend and I started him off on baby steps, first the log flume, then the runaway mine train and then Nemesis..lol. Here is a picture of the two of us on Air..
I was so proud of him because for years he wouldnt go on any of the fast rides, now I cant get him off them, however we both agree that we dont like Oblivion.
So now its Monday and I have loads of aches and pains, I am bloomin knackered and weak!!
TLG - M.W.P.&.L.
Friday, 8 May 2009
TLG - M.W.P.&.L.
Monday, 4 May 2009
I bought a new organiser today from Hobby Craft, I keep saying I'm going to stop shopping there because it is too expensive but I couldn't help myself (too impatient)..
This is the bag that I bought and its perfect for my beads and tools. It comes with a small bead tray with a lid all for £15. I put all my beads in it, I didn't realise I had so many I have nearly filled all the compartments. I feel better now that the are more organised.. hmmm
I had another good day promoting my jewellery and registering the website on more directories. I have decided to join etsy, pink doodle etc so that I can drum up some recognition. This is a lot of hard work drumming up interest and business.
I am going to America in a couple of weeks and I have already arranged to visit some of the local bead shop.. Oooo I am so excited I want to try to get some unusual beads.
I bought my first bead magazine today because it came with a free colour wheel, it was a Bead & Button Special, Brilliant Crystal Jewelry 2. wow I have some new techniques to try, it looks really complicated. I think I am going to look on you tube to see if anyone has done a video so that I can try the designs on there. I will keep you posted as to how I get on.
Okay enough about jewellery, I feel that I am starting to get addicted to Texas Hold em Poker on facebook. Luckily I am really bad and loose more than I make but I find it therapeutic.
Well thats enough for today..
TLG - M . W . L . & C.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
My name is Tatty and I am creative..lol
Okay I am a graphic and web designer (http://www.dbyt.co.uk) and I have recently started making my own jewellery (http://www.tattyslittlegems.co.uk) plus I manage a hip hop group (http://www.myspace.com/shogunproduction) all in my spare time. During the day I support solicitors and barristers for the company I work for. Surprisingly I have a social life too but luckily its not that busy.
Well My little Gems are my focus at the moment as I am really enjoying making jewellery however I do need to find my niche as I have only been doing this now for about 4 weeks. I have made about 13 pieces but only 9 are online at the moment. As I have just started making jewellery I am selling them from £5 at the moment.
I am also going to start selling watches which I am looking forward to doing so today I am ordering all the pieces to get started.
Ooh I am tempted too go to hobby craft now because they are doing a craft bag for £15 that I have had my eye on.. hmmmm!!
So plan for today - add new jewellery to my website, buy bag at hobby craft, order watch pieces and design some flyers for my jewellery. I need to also finish a website I am working on for my artist http://www.jessusscjackson.com... Well I had better get started!!
TLG - M.W.P.&.L.