I spent a happy morning in the workshop (aka shed) on Wednesday, I thought I'd get on with making some stained glass stars. I cut several out ready for soldering and got four finished (including hanging hooks & ribbons), and was very happy with the outcome, my soldering is improving nicely. It was a tad cold out there, so I took a halogen heater to make it comfortable for me and Otto, who promptly fell asleep right in front of the heater and was really no help at all. The shed, sorry - workshop, is getting quite full of equipment now, I've got all of my stained glass tools and supplies in there as well as my kiln. Once I have the heater and Otto in there it's really full and I'm forever having to climb over the dog! Still, he's good company.
I have also been making use of my other work space (I know!) and have a lot of new items on sale and have also put some pendants in the reduced to clear section - they are lovely, I've just had them for a while. I don't have a market this weekend, but I shan't get bored, we're off to the pub tonight and have our 6th wedding anniversary to celebrate on Saturday. On Sunday I'm having a visit from my lovely friend Doris and her daughter Sarah, it will be lovely to catch up, I haven't seen her for a year & there's so much to catch up on. From now until Christmas I will be really busy making and (hopefully) selling jewellery and a few stained glass items. Have a good weekend.
We had a lovely time on Anglesey last week - what a lovely island. The surprising thing for us was that there is so much to do there that we didn't cross back to the mainland until it was time to come home, we had thought that we'd be backwards and forwards over the bridges during the week. Happily there is still more than enough of interest for us to go again.
One of the places we visited was Moelfre where we spent a happy few hours at the lifeboat station & museum. There was a marvellous machine there where you could pose for pictures which show you in various RNLI boats, great fun! We laughed so much doing ours that a queue of cackling onlookers formed behind us. They continued to cackle whilst posing for their pictures and I think one of the ladies may possibly have laid an egg. The most amazing thing about this entertainment is that it was free! I'm sure they could raise quite a lot of money by making a small charge.
The day after the lifeboat visit we went to the north of the island and had a lovely lunch in a café in the main street of a lovely village (Cemaes). It wasn't until the two men who were sitting behind me left, that I glanced at them through the window and realised I had been sitting in very close proximity to Larry Lamb. They were filming a new series there. It must be a very different experience filming there than in Albert Square.
Since getting home I've been busy making new necklaces etc and have put several new items on the website, click on the new items link to see what's new.
I will be at Beccles Farmers Market (at the Heliport) on Saturday morning.
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.