The rules are:
1. respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own (don't feel obliged as it's quite long already!)
2. Tag eight other people
so here goes…………
What is your current obsession?
My outside trade stand!
I'm totally over obsessed with making it really pretty and girly for my up and coming trade show at the beginning of July at Heddington & Stockley.
My parents surprised me with a gazebo a couple of months ago, so since then I've gone crazy mad with accessories, another tent to sit in, just in case it rains, or even it gets too hot!
What is your greatest achievement?
Starting my jewellery business. We can all say that we played shops when we were little, getting the tins out of the cupboard, sticky labelling them, getting the till out with the plastic money and handmade notes. (my till didn't come with notes!), but i never lost the love for playing shops even now! Just now I get to play with real money, and real stock and real customers!
Coffee or Tea?
Easy Peasy! TEA! Coffee makes me smell funny!
What’s for dinner?
I call dinner at 12pm. But I guess we mean evening meal, which is tea for me!
We have the remainder of the frozen Quorn Chicken, with salsa and seasoning, all wrapped snugly in a warm tortilla wraps. Mmmmmm
What have you just made?
I have just been finishing off a custom wedding order of beaded hair bobbles for a lovely lady for her bridesmaids.
I'm very happy with them, and she likes them too. I'm never sure whether people will like my bespoke designs. Something you like, someone else will dislike. It's always a tricky one.
I'm half way though making 16 wire wrapped hair pins too, little like these, but in a crystal ab instead.What are you listening to right now?
I'm watching the TV at the moment!
Re-runs of the IT Crowd! All 3 series to get through :D But on my iPod I'm listening to Green Days new album over and over and over and over again. I'm in love with it... and Billie Joe *phaw*
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mmm, this one is tricky! Can I have 2 favourites? When I have a Teddy Bears Picnic I get to choose two flavours so I'm going to stick with that! Them being coffee and chocolate!
What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I haven't known Cathryn for very long, and was pleasantly surprised when I was tagged to do this blog! Her jewellery is stunning, and very different! The idea of making necklaces without a clasp is soo different! Check this one out!
The description reads:
This is a beautiful lariat style necklace, such a versatile necklace.
Can be worn in so many ways tied in a various knots, twisted into a choker, twisted into a bracelet, three necklaces can be plaited together to achieve various looks.
This necklace is made with beautiful yet simple with pretty silver lined purple seed beads and finished with two gorgeous round beads, offering weight and decoration to the strand.
Lariat measures 36 inches, long enough to suit your style in whichever way you chose to wear it.
You can find it here at MISI
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
I would go visit Dr. Who, get in his Police Box and go time travelling. But seriously, I have no idea. I like to be spontaneous, and just go wherever it takes me.
Which language do you want to learn?
My own! English!
I'm a lazy talker, adding too many 'R's into everything! That's Somerset for you!
What’s your favorite quote (for now)?
From the IT Crowd (of course!)
Roy: We don't need no education.
Moss: Yes you do. You've just used a double negative.
What is your favorite colour?
That was easy!
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Probably my new baggy jeans I bought 3 weeks ago!
What is your dream job?
Having the money to open my own bead store. There are hundreds online, but not enough on the high street! I'd love to be able to supply bead lovers with their own local shop where they can come in, chat, browse, pick up, touch and design their own jewellery, and even make it when they are there while they have everything they need around them.
What is your worst habit?
Being such a stress head! If anything goes wrong that's it... wham. It causes me a lot of health issues, but I guess it will get better over time.
Describe your personal style?
Totally different than my jewellery's style! I'm very into the grunge 'style' baggy jeans, black tops, hoodies (not like the groupies we see hanging outside the local Spar, I'm too old and tired to stand outside at 10pm!)
What are you going to do after this?
Probably rest my fingers, and eat the rest of my spicy space invaders!
What is your favorite fruit?
I don't do fruit. The only one I like are Bananas, so I guess they are my favourite fruit!
What inspires you?
Women that take the plunge and go for it in business. It takes a lot of guts to do it, and I love all of them for it.
Your favorite book?
EEK! I don't read very much at all. Hated it due to the fact we were also forced to read at school. The most recent book I read, that I thoroughly enjoyed and found it very interesting was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Do you collect something?
Beads? But then that's my job. I love collecting Fairies though. I often find them at trade fairs at stalls at really good prices.
What is your favorite smell?
Mmm, lynx Africa, and now lynx Aloe Vera shower gel! It smells of parma violet sweeties! It just gets those memories flooding back!
What are you most proud of?
I'm proud of my business. It's taken time to get off the ground. I was holding myself back a lot last year, but since April this year I really have taken the plunge into getting my business out there and it's starting to pay off.
How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?
Never! I don't need to. I get up when I wake up :D
What’s your biggest fashion mistake?
Before I found the world of hair dye!
My natural hair colour is manky brown.
Complete the following:
Love is… misunderstood
What would you like to make next?
I'm hoping the next thing I make is a custom order from Looby Crafts.
But I'm still waiting for the beads to arrive after almost a week! Sorry Lou :(
What the best piece of advice you have been given?
"Just don't listen to them, they are just jealous of what you have"