Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Mmmm Bean Sprouts

Anyway, as planned we went to Country Baskets on Monday night for the paper bags but we came away with much more. Mum bought a clutch bag (I know, from a floristry wholesalers?) and some Christmas gift bags and I bought some small gift boxes, some lovely blue and green striped carriers and a pack of small black envelopes. The kind that those little florists cards go in. Anyway I just figured that earrings would go nicely into them. The choice of paper bags was poor. They had white ones which were an off white - dirty colour and brown ones. Neither were nice enough. I will post some piccies soon. Before I really got into the jewellery I used to make greetings cards and honestly if you live near a branch get yourself there cause the choice is amazing.

I really need to make some jewellery tonight, I haven't made much recently and I need to make as much as possible for the party next Friday. I just haven't felt inspired this week. I think it might be because I'm low on really nice beads. Sure I have nice beads but no really nice beads, sadly I have no money to rectify this.

So I joined Twitter last week. Seems okay, I went on a mass following spree today and now I haven't got time to reply to all the direct messages. I will, but it may take a while. It's essentially another marketing tool, another way to get your name out there. Sadly I'm not the first to discover this. It's also great from a personal perspective. It's interesting to see glimpses of peoples lives. I'm a big blog reader even if I don't always comment, I love to read about the regular, what some would call, mundane parts of life. I also love to read crafty and creative blogs, there is a wealth of information out there that some generous bloggers are willing to share.

If you have visited through a link I posted on Twitter I would really appreciate it if you left me a comment.


Oh, and I have a severe craving for bean sprouts right now!

20 comments:

Jody said...

I need to make some new jewelry, too. I've been working on restringing two necklaces for a friend but they're finally DONE and I can go on to other things. Yippee!

brooke said...

Beautiful beads are SO inspiring, aren't they! Welcome to Twitter!

Tina said...

I know what you mean about not feeling inspired - I need to make some stuff and list others that are sitting in my craft cupboard, but I just can't get to it. Good luck at your party, I bet you'll do awesome - and get some money to buy some new beads, too!

And I saw you on Twitter, I love it - so many awesome blogs, crafters, and just random people *lol*

motley boutique said...

Bean Sprouts, yuk! I too joined twitter just about 3 days ago. I think I am enjoying it. Having so many networking sites has got me in a tizzy! Please check out my blog too! I just started it as well and am a little uptight about it. I would love some feedback. Thanks!

Todd said...

I just might have to buy some bean sprouts from the farmer's market. There is always a long line at her booth. They must be good! Happy Turkey Day.
Peace,
Todd in Santa Fe

ingermaaike said...

I just joined twitter too, bit at a loss what to do there exactly..
But it is a very fun way of finding new blogs (where I will often lurk but not comment..)

tinybird said...

I like twitter. It's a way to connect with people I'll never meet face to face but at least contact in a way that short & sweet.

TheresaJ said...

Hi -- Came across your link via Twitter. I'm fairly new to it as well, and not sure how I like it yet. It's time consuming and I haven't really gotten any feedback indicating that it's worth the time. Plus, I'm still feeling a bit lost.

There's a huge Gem & Jewelry Show this weekend, where I usually stock up on supplies, but my cash flow is low... :(

The Point said...

Hello! I hear you about inspiration - you'll get some. It will hit you and you'll be very productive!

I saw you on Twitter too!! :)

I love bean sprouts too!

KittiesKrafts said...

Fellow Twitterite here! Nice jewelry and I know what you mean about beads...can never have enough! Now you must return the favor and peek at my blog...comment, as well, my dear!
http://kittieskrafts.blogspot.com
Cheers!!!

TMCPhoto said...

I'm with you on about reading about other people's lives. I started my blog last month and my list of Blogs to follow keeps getting longer and longer.

I too like a good mix of the mundane, creative and entertaining. I'll be adding your blog to my list today.

April Ellis said...

Thanks everyone. I will visit you all and comment back. hopefully this evening, if not today tomorrow for def.

XXX

thewooleyduck said...

I found you on Twitter. :)

I agree, I like reading about all the little mundane things that make a person's life what it is.

Apple Blossom Designs said...

I, too am a beautiful bead lover and am also lacking in that department. Welcome to Twitter and thanks for following me!

Cindy said...

Hello,

Letting you know I did reply to you from twitter! I think it is great. Can up your views at Etsy or whereever you have a site. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Erk N' Jrk Creations said...

Hey there! Fellow Twitter-er--er--lol. Great Blog!

Custom Card Lady said...

I notice you are from the UK. Cool. I am from Texas. It's fun "meeting" people half-way across the world. I follow you on Twitter. (http://www.twitter.com/OohNAahInvites) Great blog. Hope you have a fantastic party on Friday!

Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Hi! I'm also new on Twitter. I've had sales every day since I joined... coincidence??? don't know, but I hope it keeps up!
Have a happy day!
Graciela
www.glyntpottery.blogspot.com

HeatherK said...

Beautiful jewelry! Love your Etsy shop!

Colour Bazaar said...

I joined twitter recently too. Hope you make a sale soon, your etsy shop and blog look great.

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