Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hugglets feedback and my Bead Soup

Have not had a very productive week all the stress and late nights prior to the Hugglets show is catching up and the house needed a major clean this week!

Hugglets was quieter than usual, a sign of the present economic restraints perhaps.  Lots of new faces, both artists and collectors.  Both Megan and I love the opportunity to see old friends and catch up with all the happenings in their lives.  Our bears attracted a lot of new collectors and it was a good day for us.  The lighting in the hall is not the best and I only managed one good photograph, here is a small section of our table display.
The little pandas were a hit and I have orders for several more!   On top of my existing list of 'to makes' I will be busy for some weeks ahead. 

My Bead Soup contribution is almost complete, only had time to make one item but I am very pleased with the result.  The focal piece is quite beautiful and I have had many anxious moments working on something to compliment it without being overwhelming.   The bronze colour is also something I have not worked with before.   I have spent a lot of time looking through my stash to find suitable findings rather than taking the easy way out and visiting a bead shop which for me entails a longish bus journey to Cambridge or driving towards Ely.  One of the disadvantages of living in rural England.  Pictures will be up on the 17th September.

I enter lots of competitions and blog give-aways.  Good news is that I am now the proud owner of a great new book, thanks to Cyndi Lavin from Beading Arts. Lots of different ideas to try.


On a new subject entirely. I follow and read some amazing blogs filled with beautiful pictures from all around the world.   I very often feel that I am lagging behind as I do not have much time to spend blogging and quite honestly I am trying to cut back on the time I spend sitting in front of my pc.  I am a creative person using my hands to make beautiful things, spending hours on the computer cuts into that creativity both physically and mentally.  Recently reading Fiona & Twig's blog with a guest post entitled 'Blogger Breakdown' I realised that many of us are falling into a trap of feeling guilty if we do not update our blogs regularly. Well worth reading, the link is:

So now back to work as I have lots to do. Have a good week

Housework, if it is done right, can kill you. ~John Skow


Wateringen said...

Hay Wendy,

It was amazing to see you and your little tiny bears on the show in Londen.
You and your bears are so lovely, it feels like a party to met so much lovely people on this show.

I have make a post on my blog about Londen en this show, maybe if you like you can take a look on my blog.

I wishing you al the best,
love from...Marijke

June said...

Hi Wendy,
First I want to thank you for your dear words you left for me today.
And now to tell you how much I enjoyed this post and your photo of one of the shelves in your booth. I can see why your bears are such a hit with all who see them!!! They are DARLING!!!
I haven't read Anne's post yet, but I made a choice about a year ago to only post when I had the spare time to do so, and not to worry if I was keeping my readers happy. I was spending way too much time on the pc and not enough time homecaring and crafting and was starting to dislike blogging. Cutting back for me was a must and I am so happy I did.
sending love...

Copper Diem said...

Can't wait to see your designs on Saturday! :)


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