We were at the Madness gig at Newmarket races for a client entertainment day through his Company and I was perfectly well behaved all afternoon, very restrained at the racing (no jumping up and down when my horse either won - not very often, or lost - more often !!), but when Madness came on, I'm ashamed to say I lost the plot completely and turned into a complete maniac leaping about all over the place !! I think the only reason Paul was so embarrassed is because he is an Actuary, and if you know anything about Actuaries, then you will know that they are a very calm (some would say boring) breed of person (although Paul is by no means boring, but calm and quiet probably describes him quite well). So I can only imagine his horror when I started screaming out the words "Don't watch that, watch this. This is the heavy heavy monster sound. The nuttiest sound around. So if you've just come in off the street, and you're beginning to feel the heat, then listen Buster, you'd better start to move your feet to the rockinest, rock steady beat of Madness. ONE STEP BEYOND" Da da daaaaaa, da da da da daaaaa. In front of all of his clients !!! However, they obviously enjoyed it because they started to join in too, and soon we were all leaping about to Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Wings of a Dove etc etc etc. I think a good time was had by all (probably not so good a time was had by Paul, but never mind - he did laugh .... eventually !!!)
So I spent all of Saturday nursing a very sore throat and a virtually non-existent voice and this is what I came up with
I was going to say it was a work in progress, but since then I've turned them all into beaded bracelets, some as stock for my little old shop and some as stock for Yum Yum Jelly.
I also managed to felt and bead a number of heart and star keyrings, again some for my own website and some for Yum Yum Jelly. I just need to frame the "Name in a Frame" I did for them as a display piece and then make up some more loopy corsages, decorate a couple of purses and I'm actually going to do some calico bags for them as well. These are something completely new for me and they will also be for sale in my shop (hopefully next week). I'll let you know.
Once that little lot is done I can take it all in to them and hopefully watch it all start selling. I'm really hoping that they will put all of my goodies on their central table as a "new designer" display. If they do, I'll take a couple of pics to show you.
The rest of the weekend was spent gardening (whilst dodging the rain). My hydrangeas are doing very well, and I think I'll get them out of the pots and into the borders for next year.
I also came across this beautiful rose - I haven't noticed it before, and I've no idea the name of it, but it's beautiful.
Oh, while I think of it, a number of people have asked me about needle-felting and whether there are any needle felting kits available. The answer is yes, there are kits available ... through my shop. I have three different kits - a purse kit, a heart mobile kit and a hair scrunchie/accessory kit. All are suitable from age 8 upwards, contain everything you need to complete the project, and are a bargain at £9.99 each including postage. What are you waiting for ?? Go buy !!!
Until next time ..... xxxx