Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Everything is Rosy

With the end of Autumn comes the most beautiful roses in the garden. They are larger and have a depth of colour that they don't get in any other season.
This has been a very big past couple of weeks for us here at Chelsea Blue with our anniversary Sunday before last...23 years and counting...and Erica and Sam's 17th and 15th birthdays this week...including a birthday party for Erica last Saturday.
Now on the eve of Erica's birthday, I am feeling very excited about the new Country Style that should be in shops tomorrow as Cathy and I and our little shop are in it!!!!! I have had a sneak peek but I can't wait to have my very own copy in my hot little hands.
All going to plan, I will post some photos tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's About Time!

Please forgive me for being gone SO long.

I have been rather busy with one thing or another.

These are some of the mother's day charms that Cathy and I have been working on and boy have they been popular in the shop.

Although having the shop has made life a little busier, it has been so much fun. There's something so very easy about working with your best friend creating things. I have found that having to man the shop just feels like a lovely day out especially if it's with Cathy, Erica and Kirstie.

We have some very lovely customers and it is always a pleasure to custom make charms that are unique and have meaning to that person.

I have been browsing on eBay again and found these very old, enamel clock faces.....that I couldn't resist.

The garden has been very beautiful with flowers starting to bloom everywhere.

Unfortunately, just as I was starting to do a lot more gardening, I have developed an annoying case of carpal tunnel- NO MORE gardening for me for a while.
I read the information sheet that the doctor gave me- "Most common in middle-aged and pregnant women"- it said! Oh DEAR! I guess that means I'm middle-aged because I'm definitely NOT pregnant!
A happy week to everyone. Take care,