Back with internet that is!! I've been hopping round all my favourite blogs, trying to leave comments at as many as I can - it's so great to be back online! And with lots of news to share with you. One of the most exciting things I have to tell you is that....I am a finalist once again in the British Bead Awards! I have known this for quite a while now but my lips had to be sealed until quite recently but I've had the all clear for telling folk :-) Not sure if I'm allowed to share the actual piece with you so I won't risk it but needless to say, whatever the outcome, I will share photos once the show is over on the 30th of October! It's a great honour to be selected once again and I can't wait to go and see all the other finalists' pieces which will be on display at The Big Bead Show at Sandown Park in Surrey - a bit of a trek for me from up here in Manchester but I was so disappointed to miss it last year, I decided I had to make it a priority.
I have so much I want to blog about that I have decided to be like Nicki (who's just opened a new Etsy shop - check it out!) and tell you what's coming up over the next few days here at my blog.
*** Photos of my current magazine pieces
*** Photos of my new Manchester Bead Shop classes
*** How my new college course is going and how it has given me man 'flu! (That'll be an exciting post for you then...!)
*** A giveaway to celebrate my blog having 100/101/102 followers!! Woo-hoo!! I can't believe it - thanks so much guys!!
*** More great giveaway success of my own!!
Now, I don't think a blog post is really complete without a picture so I am going to share a picture from the wedding of me and my gorgeous wee cousins, Nina and Lottie. They are the best! See you all soon.