Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Etsy Swap going ahead full steam

Creatively things have been going a bit slowly of late. I'm still drill-less but I've finally found someone who has it in stock so, fingers crossed, it will be in my hands by Friday.

But even more exciting is the fact that I have discovered the identity of my swappee in the great UK Etsy Secret Swap. And now I'm in full production mode. I would love to be able to show you some photos, but that would be unfair, and I'd have to kill you! I'm actually very nervous about deciding what to create for my swappee but whilst going through the thought processes, I'm coming up with some great ideas for some new dominoes! All will be revealed shortly.

The weather has been shocking lately and my walking training has suffered but when the sun came out, I hit the seafront. And here are a couple of pictures to put you in the mood.

I am so lucky to be able to train in such inspiring surroundings. I just wish it didn't hurt so much.

Unfortunately the interview last week didn't go so well. But it's all good experience!!

I'll post piccies of the new
toy soon!

Tuesday, 22 May 2007


This is just a quick note to apologise for the lack of entries over the last week or so. I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new drill!! I was led to believe it would only take a couple of days so I've put all my crafting adventures on hold. Well that was two weeks ago and now I find out that the delivery date is unknown. I'm not happy.

But more exciting than that, I've finally got a job interview. I've been forcing myself back into the real world and have been trying to spend my time preparing for the big event. I will know by the end of tomorrow if I've worked hard enough!!

So again, I'm sorry that I have been so quiet and I'm also sorry that I have no fun photos to show you but I promise to get back on track soon.

One very exciting event on the horizon is the UK Etsy Sellers Swap. It's a bit like a Secret Santa. There are so many talented people that it will be an honour to receive something from one of them. Of course I won't be able to show you what I've made until I know it has been received!

On a more personal note, if anyone reading this would like to support Breast Cancer Care, please sponsor me at the
Just Giving site, I'm doing a 20 mile walk in about 3 weeks time!!!

So that's all for now and I hope to be able to offer much more next time I write.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Busy, Busy - but not much to show for it yet!

Crikey, I've had a busy few days. Creatively, I've been doing something a bit different. I love alcohol inks but had only used them on cards until I read an article in Vamp Stamp News (a brilliant publication) and now I'm colouring everything I can find. As a diversion from dominoes, I've been playing with ceramic tiles and I love the results:

Getting back to my dominoes, I've been thinking of what else I can do with them. I'd like to try my hand at keyrings, so need to be able to make some holes in them! Hence, I've been doing some research into lightweight drills! Doesn't every girl need one? And I've finally, after grilling the guy in the shop, placed my order. I didn't think I could get so excited about a DIY tool! Watch this space for the results.

The rest of my time has been taken up with the Etsy UK Team. They are a very chatty lot and it's a full-time job keeping up with the goings on. They are a terrific source of help and support and I doubt I'd be having anything like as much fun with my Etsy venture had I not met them. As a result, I've been taking photos left right and centre to try to improve the appearance of my dominoes on Etsy. Talking of which, I need to get back to the cropping!

Fingers crossed my drill will arrive tomorrow.

Sunday, 6 May 2007

And So The Tale Begins - well continues!

Welcome to my blog. Technically this is my second blog, as I'm already writing one for Breast Cancer Care. If you are going through treatment for breast cancer it may be of interest to you, it describes my experience of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. But despite that it isn't all doom and gloom! Have a look.

It was as a result of having a lot of spare time that I started crafting again after a break of many years. I have loved every minute of it and now have an Etsy shop,
TheDominoEffect, where you will see many of my creations. Here is a sample of what to expect:

This domino is being sold as part of the Etsypink initiative, but more of that later.

Well, enough for now, I'll add more information about what I'm up to over the coming months. Firstly, I need to go and play with all the Blogger features! Speak to you soon