Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Hello!! Was my last post really 30th October?

Really Kayleigh? No updates in over two months! Ridiculous. Considering how much I talk, I really should be able to keep up to date with a blog.

I have no New Year's resolutions but I am going to do my best to update you at least once a week. I reckon that's a good amount to be blogging :)

So what's been going on?

I did a couple of craft fairs towards the end of last year in the run up to Christmas. I thought I would do a lot better than I did unfortunately. They just didn't have the people turning up to them, and those that did turn up didn't really want to spend any money. I am one who gets quite disheartened when my things don't sell but it appeared to be like that for all the stallholders unfortunately so at least I know that it wasn't my things that was putting people off! I did make back my table costs plus a bit more so it wasn't a complete loss :)

There's a big show that I want to do this year in my hometown but I don't know if it's going to clash with my exams. Unfortunately the uni don't sort out exam timetables until just before Easter and the show is at the beginning of May. Really want to do it though, it'd be fun!

Also going to look for a couple of other fairs to do I think, but not sure when or where yet.

I haven't been making a huge amount of clay stuffs recently because of being busy for Christmas. I made sock monsters for everyone for Christmas and that kind of took over from claying! I have made a few of what I think are gorgeous bracelets though and I'll put photos at the end of this post. I really love them all. I wanted to make myself a Christmas bracelet as the one below was commissioned from me but I didn't get a chance! I may make myself one sometime this year though and also do a few variations on it in preparation for next Christmas. (I can't believe I'm already thinking about next Christmas!!!) The other two bracelets are just completely different to any beads I've made before and I would love to make some more like these. They feel like grown-up bracelets! :)

How did everyone's Christmas go? I had such a lovely few days. Alex (my boyfriend) and I spent Christmas Eve and morning at my mum's and then we pootled on over to his mum's for the afternoon. I received brilliant gifts - two new clay books, some clay tools that I had been drooling over for a while, LOADS of chocolate, literally about 3kg of the stuff, lovely jubbly! and I'm a bit of a film-fiend so my DVD collection grew significantly. I also love watching people open gifts and giving people things that will make them smile. As I said, everyone received sock monsters from me, here's a photo of a few of them:

Cuteness! What do you think? Not amazing, but very fun to make and the looks on people's faces when they opened them was just brilliant! Even my 77 year old Grandad loved his!

Right, well I best leave it there, got to go eat dinner and then get sorted to go to Swansea with Alex for a few days. He's at uni there and I'm just going back with him to make sure he eats properly for a bit, hehehe!

I'll leave you with a few bracelet photos and I WILL update my blog again very soon :D
A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all :)
x x


  1. Those sock monsters are absolutely gorgeous, cuteness indeed! The bracelets are fab too, top one is my fave :-D

  2. Very cute sock monsters Kayleigh and love that first bracelet.

  3. I wish you were my relative...a sock monster is just what I wanted for Christmas!