Monday, 19 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
So I finally updated my CV, the nice man at the job shop kindly edited it for me and basically restructured the whole thing to make it look more professional, and he's sent my CV off to a local university who are looking to recruit people from the area i live. so will wait to see what happens next week.
I'm at the process of putting my cv onto the online version since msot jobs now want their own electronic versions filled in..so i can apply for other jobs incase the above one falls through.
wish me luck!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
But it just doesnt feel like i'm 'working' as such...
so isntead of feeling down about it, i noticed a huge banner outside my childrens school for a job shop type thing in the local church/community hall. so I thought why not? I went down on Monday, and it was really good. Had a mini interview with a lovely woman there, and we discussed jobs i'd be interested in, and what my limitations are etc. She gave me a usb with some cv templates. i do have a CV but it's not updated and since a virus struck my computer i havent got it on my hard drive anymore, so it need retyping really.
Tomorrow morning i'm down there again, just to show them my cv and get some pointers on improving it and see if they have any possible jobs i can apply for.
In all honesty, i'm not sure what i really want to do. I know what I can do, but whether it matches what i want i havent figured out yet.
so i basically told her, i'd do admin work (as boring as it is, it tends to be flexible), or work within a school environment, since i'm hopefully going to apply for my pgce this march...fingers crossed i pass the dreaded maths gcse first ofcourse... which led me into possibly thinking about teaching english to adults, i went to an adult elarning centre to apply for maths, and found a sign outside, wanting english tutors, and i thought why not?? i'm pretty sure i can do that. So i might add that onto the list, but i'm unsure whether a degree in the subject is enough to get work teaching english to adults...so we will see...
The other thing i'm doing, is trying to lose weight!! Since my second child i seem to be on a steady decline when it comes to my health and fitness and have gained quite a bit of weight that it's bugging me now. So i'm watching what i'm eating and doing 1 hour step excercises each day...so i'll be keeping you posted with the progress....or lack of it...:D
and the last thing, is i managed to nab two alchemy requests this week, one for a pair of earrings which i will post the final item here and another for what i know will be the most gorgeous twisted multi coloured pearl bracelet. pictures will be posted as soon as I get the amterials at my door to get started on the items.
Also, i'm planning on adding some info on the etsy d listers. Its a wonderful group i joined a little while ago. it's kind of like a network of really wodnerful people from etsy, to support one another and guide and promote each other. So i'm going to include a shop on here every so often, so you can see what wonderful items they have and the great talent there. I'll also be creating an etsy d lister gift guide so look out for it:)
Monday, 12 October 2009
My amber bracelet is in th running:
So join in NOW!! Giveaway is running from the 12th till the 17th october:D
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
I havent posted much on here, even though i had added many more items and been busy re photographing everything..althoguh they probably look worse than they did before!! need to try some new approaches!
but anyhow...need to remember to tell you about the etsy d listers which has been fantastic!
and my sales in the alst two weeks:D yey
my parents survival coruse which is awesome..so i'll share some things from what i personally learnt
and my girls pictures:)
so i obviously have a lot of work on my hands:D
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
so here's some of the creations i have uploaded onto my etsy site today:
A change of picture for a reserved listing for kidstime:) check her shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7879225
Loops necklace and earrings set
Three peach pearls necklace
Hot pink bracelet
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
nomadcraftsetc's http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6747382 for fantastic advice and inspiration, I wish them many more sales:)
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Really loved making this watch, especially for someone to use for such a special occasion in their lives. :)
Hope theres more to come!
Monday, 20 July 2009
so keeping away from crowded areas, stopped my daughters from school only a few days before the official holidays...so it's not too bad, carry anti bacterial wipes and gel around EVERYWHERE and make sure everyone uses them at all times, even touching surfaces when not neccessary is stopped! so I hope it all goes ok.
managed to pack up a few of our things...but theres so much to sort out still.
on a happier note, i won an alchemy bid!! yay...to make a beaded pearl and Czech glass wedding watch. so it's almost finished, just awaiting a bird charm to arrive from an ebay seller, but he hasnt responded to any of my messages, so i'm really worried it wont come in time. the buyers wedding is on Saturday, and although she says she doesnt mind if it doesnt turn up, I would really love to create for her exactly what she wants. I would have ordered from etsy, but the buyers with the charms i wanted were all in the US and shipping would take too long...here's hoping that the charm arrives no later than Wednesday morning because it really needs to be sent to ensure it arrives before Saturday.
I'll post pics when it's finished:)
Monday, 13 July 2009
Today we received a letter from my daughters school informing us that a child at her school may have a case of swine flu. Its not yet apparent whether he has or not, but that apparently a family member of his has caught the virus and they seem to be worried this poor child may have the virus too. The school seems to have made the necessary arrangements to ensure there is no spread, the child is no longer attending school, staff are on alert for any children with flu like symptoms and the school is kept immaculately clean throughout the day.
But i'm still worried. I dont know if it seems a little jumpy or over reactionary but i dont want my daughter attending the school. this is the last week till the start of the summer break, so i've decided to take her out of school as a precautionary measure.
for more info on swine flu heres the gvt guidlines and NHS guidelines
as for the symptoms here they are, and how to check if the symptoms you have could be related to swine flu
Thursday, 9 July 2009
All earrings are now $5!
Theres loads more, but this adding images on this blog are a pain1 There must be an easier way to put images where you want without needing to shift them after uploading them:S
So check out my summer clearance sale
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
She has kindly offered to feature some etsy members who make products for wedding to feature, and luckily i was one of many whose been featured. So check it out:)
Thanks Erin for the feature, I wish you the most beautiful wedding and an even happier life after:)
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Spent most of this afternoon shopping, mainly for my brothers wife who wants two dresses for her brothers wedding...but shes abroad, so it's apparently my job to choose a dress thats likely to suit her,...which is nice that he trusts my taste in clothing!
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I am very happy right now!!!
had a great lunch with friends, they were both glowing, one has just come back from her honeymoon which was amazing, the other is expecting any time now! was great to catch up. as usual the main topic of conversation was work...or ex work place as it were, since we all quit!
anyway some politics to get to:)
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
Pearl lariat style earrings and necklace for weddings
These also werent too bad after cropping!
Sunday, 14 June 2009
spent most of yesterday taking pictures of a huge load of jewellery items I made over the weekend, and i'm suprised by how wellt hey actually came out!
I had planned to make this photo box things, but havent had the chance, so i just palced some tissue paper on the living room window seal and because the weather was so beautiful they actually came out looking pretty good:)
Anyhow gotta do the school run:)
Saturday, 13 June 2009
ta very much:)
This is somewhat weird for me, Im not really a social networking type of person and would never have thought to set up a blog like this, but it seems to succeed in business online the social networking thing is the way to go.
However, I dont want it to be really about me, and would love to get as many other people posting as possible. In the words of Martin Luther King, 'I had a dream'...not quite as profound as his ofcourse but I wanted to create a blog to not only promote my shop and what I make, but to also find out what others can make, to get more people into the handmade mood and see perhaps how easy it is to go handmade.
So I make beaded jewellery, you can check out my etsy store here:
Tell me what you think, give me your opinions and let me know what you can make. Doesnt have to be anything too fancy, even a paper plane will do, if you can send a pic, that'd be great too!!