Sunday, 23 August 2009

I've been to London to visit the Queen!

Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen.
Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

Ok despite the flag flying outside the palace our tour guide told us that while the palace was open to the public Her Majesty was actually in Balmoral. Also I guess I didnt really visit the Queen I just viewed the outside of her palace. I have just come back from a days visit to London. Me, hubby and his mum did the Yellow Bus tour around many of the sights in London. It was the first time in my 45 years that I have done the tourist thing in London and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We eventually got off at Trafalgar Square. We just sat for a little while and enjoyed the atmosphere before walking through Admiral Arch up the Mall to Buckingham Palace. I was amazed at how close everywhere was to each other.

Ok we didnt just go to London for a day we were also at a wedding the day before. Alison is a relative of my hubby and his mum, and I was delighted to make her tiara for her wedding day.
The wedding was held at Goodwood Race Course near Chichester and for a day I felt like a VIP. The bride was stunning. The venue was amazing. After the ceremony we went outside for photographs and while we stood drinking Pimms and eating canap├ęs we were entertained with a flying display by a single aircraft.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Recent Makes

Ok I have been back from my hols now for a few weeks. Although I am never rushed off my feet with my wee hobby business I am kept going. I am off to a wedding in 2 weeks time and I still haven't made my self anything to wear for my head! But I have been busy creating a few nice things for family and my customers and the pictures now follow.









This is a necklace I made for my sister in law. She was celebrating a rather important birthday. It is made from sterling silver round wire. The crystals have be threaded onto the round wire then I have wire wrapped the round wire with half round sterling silver wire. I used ruby swarovski crystals as this is the birth stone of July.

This bracelet was purchased by a gentlemand for his wife. It is swarovski crystals, silver seed bead and sterling silver findings.






This is similar to the Galaxy fascinator but on a comb. I have added a few extra feathers along the comb and 2 extra wires curl round the wires that go round the flower. As I had difficulty in getting the exact colour I used darker and lighter feathers to contrast her outfit.





This is the Galaxy fascinator in grey chiffon ribbon, grey and cream feathers with golden shadow crystals and cream bugle beads.