Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Blame it on the butterfly

Aaaaaargh...in free fall!Well, at least that's what I thought it would be like once I dared to press the 'publish' button for the first time.
Hmmmn...doesn't seem so bad after all. So how does a middle aged mother with a perfectly good job end up selling handmade jewellery & now finally resigning from a perfectly good job to have more time for this? Must be sheer madness in these recessionary times you must think! Well the photo shows the culprit. That cutesy butterfly is the one to blame for my current madness. A couple of years back the kids wanted to enter the local agricultural show with their best endeavours for gingerbread men & pizzas. So why doesn't Mum join in the fun too? After all there was a jewellery section & Mum had been inflicting her bead & wire inventions on the family for some time, so why not the agricultural show? Weeks later the resulting effort was the butterfly, even twisted by hand because I didn't know about the trick with the drill in those days! I still wonder if those judges realised they had changed someone's life that day when they decided to award the butterfly First Prize. The kids certainly didn't hear the last of it.

Confidence levels zoomed up to unprecedented highs & I approached a local art gallery, convincing them to sell my wares. Fortunately this was before I suddenly had second thoughts once confidence plummeted back to its usual humdinger low levels. Well there was no going back now...

Enough ramblings about me for this post. I'll tell you more once I've dug out more photos. As for other enjoyable things to see on this blog in the near future I've decided to do some occasional features. So watch this space for;
1. Cutest dog pictures (I love them & have 2 beasties of my own)
2.Folksy items of the week ( this will be for other sellers, not my stuff!)
3.Favourite jewellery tool or bead
4. Makes me chuckle or smile quote/photo

OK, I admit I'll occasionally be promoting my own jewellery & folksy shop too...let's be honest, this blog
wouldn't exist if it hadn't been for having the on line shop!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your first blog post! You're a natural :)

    I love love love that necklace- so many beautiful colours.

    I am following you and will definitely be reading along.

    Ellie (Room Eleven)