Monday, 30 April 2012

Photography Course - Iconic Belfast

The theme for this week's photograph was Iconic Belfast - I decided to take photos of Parliament Buildings - very iconic and also convenient !

this is the one I sent to the tutor but I also took others which I was pleased with.  The grounds in Stormont Estate are lovely, we don't appreciate them enough.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Mickey Mouse - Waterfront Hall

My Christmas present to my littlest nephews - Mason and Ellis included tickets to see the Mickey Mouse Rock 'n' Roll Tour at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

On arrival I took their photos on the sheep sculpture just outside the Hall.
Mum came too.  We were all very excited awaiting the start of the show.

It was fab - full of action and fun and jokes.  We all loved it and finished the trip with tea at McDonalds, of course.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

My Birthday - 22 April 2012

It's become a tradition for my family to come to my house to celebrate my birthday, this year it was on a Sunday so a perfect day for everyone to visit.

My nephews and niece are great company and it is another opportunity for them to get together.

I made stew for the kids by special request and

I made baked potatoes with chilli, curry or bolognese filling for the adults and the family demolished them!

My sister bought me a birthday cake and it was delicious and served with icecream, it was a perfect dessert.

Love this photo.

Thank you everyone for your beautiful pressies and for coming to my party!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Folksy Friday - 20 April 2012

This week I've chosen some of my favs from Folksy

Crafts Council Folksy Shop Jemima Lumley Folksy Shop BaggieAggieToo Folksy Shop Ritzy Swish Folksy Shop Girl of the Sixties Folksy Shop
a lovely selection.

Just click on any of the pics to go straight to the Folksy Shop.

King's Hall Belfast - Craft Fair

Just a quick post about the April craft fair - as usual the NI Beaders' Guild had a stand there.

As always there were beautiful pieces on display.

For the first time I was the tutor at one of the Guild's workshops and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  It is only for an hour and my project was a simple Ogalala style bracelet made with size 8 and 11s and only two rows instead of three.  Everyone seemed happy with their finished piece.

I love going to the King's Hall, I love to see all the different stalls under one roof, I thought there were less stalls this time but still worth visiting.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Operation Tackle that Bead Stash - April Challenge

For April, the challenge is to use citrus colours and a button - I made this -

Citrus colours are not ones I would normally choose but I really like this piece.

It is a flower bud design and I bought a perfect button in the Bangor Wool Shop as a fastener.

Very pretty and summery - what do you think?

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Folksy Friday - 6 April 2012

As a child I had guinea pigs as pets - one called 'Pet' who was pregnant and went on to have 3 babies - I named them Winking, Blinking and Nod!

I'm always amazed at the different items available on Folksy and when I came across a shop with gorgeous guinea pig and rabbit pictures, it sent me on a search for more.

Dandelion’s Gallery Folksy Shop Woollydoddle Folksy Shop queen of persia Folksy Shop Zuleikha’s art Folksy Shop Kate Watkins Printmaker Folksy Shop
Sooooo cute.

As always click on any of the pictures to go straight to the Folksy Shop.

Did you have any pets when you were a child?  Leave me a note in the comments, I'd love to hear about them.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Dundonald Library

In April I am exhibiting my bead weaving jewellery in the Dundonald Library.

The glass case was a different style and it was interesting arranging the pieces on two broad shelves, I think I maybe need to make a few more for the bottom shelf.

I also included some earrings in my display this time, and invested in display sets for my flyers and business cards - looks very professional - what do you think?