Friday, 29 April 2011

Challenge 52 - week 4

Oh yes, I've managed it! Phew!

I did manage to finish the bag I mentioned before and listed it on Folksy.

I haven't done anything more this week as I've had a cold of the Lempsip Max Strength variety the last few days, so it wasn't the best time to be in the middle of inking/glueing/sewing with sneezes never far away and my eyes watery and half closed! I'm much better now, just a bit sniffy, so I think a cup of tea and some Easter egg and a read of other blogs will be the best medicine!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Challenge 52 - week 3

Apologies for the lateness of this post, I know I'm actually into the fourth week right now, so I'm due another post before the week is out!
To be honest, there hasn't been too much going on in the Emporium over the last week. If you follow my other blog you may recall we have just had a new kitchen fitted. So my personal challege last week was tiling the wall - I have never tiled before, so this was new and artistic so I'm counting it towards the Challenge!! I only did the 'straight' bits of tiling, my husband used a tile saw and did the tricky round the plug sockets stuff. They are "rustic" style tiles - for "rustic" read "randomly cut and finished so impossible to line up straight". Still, we got there in the end. Not bad for a novice, eh?!

I did manage to sit in the garden for half an hour and made a little rosette/corsage type thing which will be sewn onto a bag shortly. It took longer than anticipated when I dropped the needle on the grass and had to search for it, then got one of those unexplained knots just when I had nearly finished!
Hmm, so this week's Challenge is to finish the bag...shout at me if I haven't updated by Friday!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Challenge 52 - week 2

I have accomplished some things this week...

I have added a cool little "Challenge 52" logo that Abi at Birdcage Creative made me to the side of my blog. If you look closely it has my website address in it!

I have just added a Flickr Photostream to the side of the blog too. That took ages of Googling until I found somewhere that showed me there was a gadget on Blogger if I had clicked on 'featured' in the first place. Took about 5 seconds to add once I'd found it!
Of course the next thing I need to do is remember to keep adding photos to Flickr. Maybe that can be an ongoing bit of the challenge - if I don't remember to add things as I go along, I can do a once a week upload.

[Edited] I have also just added the Networked Blogs app to add blog updates to Facebook. Hopefully!!

This week for my Folksy shop I have made a couple of cards and an ACEO.

So the next bit of the Challenge for me is to add the rest of my photos to Flickr. Not very exciting, but something I can tick off the "to do" list!


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Oh dear, failed already!

Oh dear, I don't know why I thought I could keep up with this regular blogging lark! Well I'm soooo lazy I'm going to copy & paste the first couple of paragraphs from my other blog!! OK, so maybe I need some sort of incentive/threat to get myself moving and remembering to blog...

Well luckily Abi from  Birdcage Creative had a great idea with a great name and invented Challenge 52, where she will aim to make/design/blog or otherwisely be creative every week. She has invited others to join in, so that's probably the poke with a blunt stick I need! But as I have two blogs, I might alternate some weeks if I don't manage to get things done for both of them - sounds like I'm chickening out, but hopefully I'll keep it up!
Also, I'm joining in with the daily listing club on Folksy this month, called the April Show-ers. I'm alternating between Pirate Treasures Jewellery and The Emporium of Curiosities each day, so that will make 30 listings in total.
So far I've listed these:

I have a Steampunk style ACEO to list tomorrow and I'm working on products to put an Emporium section on my jewellery website. Though I've just been commissioned to make 6 bracelets so I'll have to see when I can fit that in!