Sunday, 18 January 2009

Fabulous Blog Award

[Fabblog.jpg]          Today I have kindly been awarded the 'Fabulous Blog Award' by Buffy from Buffys Charms Blog  who I am a follower of so thanks for that Buffy! I have to choose blogs I like, to be linked back too so I have chosen:

Kathryn at Lazy Daisy Glass
Sara at Saraeden
Amanada at Maygreen Fairies

I hope they all enjoy their awards too!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Recycling Time

Cuteable blog of cute things

We've all been struck down with a sickness bug the past few days so not managed to get much done but I have been making up some jewellery with some beads I made from recyled paper They have come out OK, the beads are nice & sturdy as they have several coats of varnish so it can be worn out in the rain! Heres some pics, what do you think? I've put them on my website & MISI site.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy New Year to all Pearls & Whirls blog readers. We had a nice quiet, calm New Year after the excitment of 3 young kids over Christmas! 
2008 was an excellent first year for Pearls & Whirls & did far better than I had hoped & expected, we had several successful craft fairs & only one failure the week before Christmas which was very quiet. I managed to set up a website & this blog. I have decided what I like making & what sells the best & have lots of ideas for new designs that I hope to get started on soon & hope to get some pieces stocked in shops as well. I think I am very fortunate to have done so well during the 'credit crunch', I think perhaps many people prefer to buy handmade products, I know I do! I can only hope that Pearls & Whirls will continue to be a success in 2009 along with the other crafters whose blogs I visit who make such lovely things, a lucky 2009 to you as well!........