It's only when I look back I realise just how many things I have made, grown, visited, celebrated, admired and so the list goes on.
Do I have a favourite post....hmmmmm, that's a tricky one, I really enjoyed writing my Countdown to Christmas ones last year and this one is one of my all time favourites, but if I look at my blogger stats the favourite post of all time is actually this one.
I know I have had a few giveaways this year but I just cannot let this landmark go by without doing something. So I decided to let you in on what I am working on at the moment. If you remember in April I made some bag charms as gifts for my family and friends who came to celebrate my big birthday. Here are photos of some that I made.
They really went down so well and the recipients genuinely loved receiving them. Even the mens' key chains I made were really popular. I get a real buzz when I spot them on my family and friends' bags.
I have been thinking for some time to start to sell these at my jewellery parties and in my Etsy shop and recently I had an enquiry about a commission for making a few of them.
This spurred me on to making some more.
They are quite time consuming to make as I have to wire up the lampwork beads and putting everything together is quite fiddly. Obviously there is no sterling silver in these, the costs would be far too high. I do use silver plated wire though and all the clasps are really good strong quality ones.
I have made 4 new ones and I am going to offer one of them as a prize for my 100th post giveaway, in return for a little bit of customer research!
Below are the 4 new ones I have made, captioned A,B,C and D. I also had fun giving each one a name. To enter my giveaway I would like you to say which is your favourite and also if you were buying bag charms either for yourself, or as a gift, what others colour ways/ themes would you like to see? This could be something completely different to the ones I have shown. Please don't be shy, I would like as many people to comment as possible. It will give me valuable insight into what people like to buy. My giveaways are always open to anyone who visits my blog, you do not have to follow me etc etc. I really can't quite get my head around all of that, there are no requirements from me, it's all just for a bit of fun.You don't even need to have a blog to enter but if you don't you will need to leave an email address that I can contact you on if you are a winner. I will also post worldwide.
So here we are;
|A. Girlie fun|
|B. Handbags at dawn|
|C. Time for tea|
|D. Gardener's delight|
The final day for entering my giveaway will be 4pm on Thursday 22nd September. I will then pull one name out of the hat.
The winner will win their chosen bag charm so please ensure that you at least write A,B,C or D in the comments box, any additional feedback would be really appreciated.
So there we are 100 posts already written. Thank you for being such great blogging buddies. I really so enjoy your company and friendship, from here in the UK and all around the globe. I love sharing my journal with you all and reading all you comments you so kindly leave me.
After all the lovely late summer sunshine we had last week the weather has turned so autumnal. It's been so windy and dull. I even thought about turning my heating on last night...but I resisted and put on another layer instead. Now I am such a lucky girl as I am off on holiday to catch some of the last summer sun early next week. I will leave this post up and will not be commenting on it whilst my giveaway is running.
There are no surprises this year where we are going as you have seen my photos from this lovely island before....so just to cheer everyone up who is not blessed by year round sunshine...
Here's to the next 100 posts. Cheers!
Bye for now,