Friday, 28 August 2009

Dichroic Jewellery - Currently Cooking

Yes, I'm still here. I have recently had some visitors so my production line has slowed. But, I'm now back into the swing of things and busy as a bee in my little studio.

I have the kiln on, as I write this, so will be able to show you (tomorrow) my batch of dichroic jewellery. I am now stocking up for .... you know, THAT season, don't like to mention the C word just yet. Let's just say, I'm trying to be organised!!

I also have a few events coming up - I will be at the Dundee Food and Flower festival next weekend (4th-6th Sept).

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

My Blog Giveaway Win

I recently won a blog giveaway - organised by Daisychain Jewellery and couldn't wait to open my prezzie. I was delighted to receive such lovely items. Jo made this silver pendant, isn't it beautiful:
She also made this cute felted bag:
And finally, this beading tool kit. This will be really handy and will carry it to all my events, as I often sit and make things (when it's quiet!). I'm usually scrabbling around to find my tools, but this neat tool kit solves all my problems.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 17 August 2009

Moo Cards - My New Business Cards

Well, they've arrived!
I couldn't wait to receive these, my Moo Cards - they are just so cute (if mini cards could be cute!). I am overjoyed with them. The quality is great and you can have various images with your details on the rear. Also, they are prettily packaged with bright labels and lots of referral cards inside so you can pass on discounts and to spread the word.

And, I couldn't have Moo Cards without a Moo Holder, could I??
I will use my moo cards as business cards and may attach them to my glass goodies as hang tags.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

And the Winner is.......

Eileen Brown in Glasgow. Well done Eileen (aka Cupotea) - you win all those glass goodies. Eileen is responsible for the Food of Love blog I thought this was quite apt, considering how I love food!!

I had a lot of tickets to write as there were many entries in the giveaway. I put all the tickets in a hat and my daughter was delighted that she could help mummy and pick one - this part was a little difficult for her, as she just wanted to pick them all. Finally she managed to pick 'Cupotea'.

I have reached over 100 fans on Facebook, so my blog giveaway is now closed.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of you who entered and are now following me on Facebook.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Friday, 14 August 2009

Dichroic Glass Pendants - New Designs

I have been busy gluing and sticking recently - these are my newest designs and will be added to my website over the next couple of days.
The photo shows one pendant with a sterling chain and one with a leather thong - which one do you prefer?? Let me know what you think.

I'm edging towards the leather thong, simply because it hangs better in the bail. Plus I don't make many thong pendants (apart from the sliders), so would make a change.

This heart pendant is not a new design, but the colour is new - I will be adding this colour to my website as well. This colour is electric blue:
Have to pack some glass goodies to a new gallery in Dumfries and Galloway today and will be making more large Lazy Bones fish.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Dichroic Fused Glass Jewellery - New Items on Website

I have added some new items to my website, the heart pendants above, some more slider pendants, the wave bangle and fused glass coasters.

Don't forget, I'm running a summer giveaway and you can still enter:
I'm giving a huge array of glass goodies, so what are you waiting for.
The main reason is to try and reach 100 fans on my Facebook business page - so far it 71, which is good going. So if you fancy keeping up to date with more business stuff, become a fan on my Facebook page. You will find a link in the giveaway.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Friday, 7 August 2009

New Dichroic Jewellery

I have been waiting for my new jewellery findings to arrive so I can add new designs to my collection. I am very pleased with them and have been busy making cabochons to add. They look great and a little different in design. The triple pendant was soon to go at the Black Isle Show. I had to take some quick photos before the show, so the quality of them is not good. I will be taking more professional looking photos over the next day or so and then they will be added to my website.
Update on the Black Isle Show - arrived Wednesday afternoon to set up and the weather was sunny. We traded Thursday night from 4pm and packed up at 9pm. We camped in the marquee overnight and it wasn't at all comfortable! Trade was also very slow.

Thursday - up at the crack of dawn, weather was hot and sunny once again. Trade was better, but not great.

I had a last minute pitch in the retail trade area - not the best for a handcrafted trader, but it was the only available space and have been trying to get into the show for a few years. Hopefully next year, there will be a better opportunity for space.
Oh, and we were placed next to:

Yep, the sweety stall - not good for a little girl!!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Blog Giveaway - I won

I had fantastic news last week that I won Murano Silver's blog giveaway. My favourite item is the ring with my daughter's name handstamped into it.

I am really pleased with the handcrafted silver goodies I received - a great stash don't you think.

Over at Daisychain Design Jewellery, she was also having a giveaway - and I won that one too!!

I'm just waiting on my goodies from Daisychain - a handcrafted silver butterfly motif pendant, beaders tool kit and a felted bag. Another great prize!!
I'm off to the Black Isle Show tomorrow to sell my wares. I will be taking some photos during the event and will post them on my return.

Until then, good night.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Strawberry and Raspberry - Summer Pudding

This is for all you foodies out there - I just love summer (not the constant rain!!), especially when the strawberries are ripe and juicy.

I visited the local fruit farm last week and had to buy some strawberries and raspberries and make a summer pudding. We usually eat a lot of strawberries in summer, but always with cream, so wanted to make something a bit different.
This is such an easy recipe - taken from Slimming World. All you need to do is mash the ripe fruit, add a little sweetener and set aside. Put some fromage frais into a bowl and add sweetener (according to your taste), then layer the fruit with the fromage frais - voila!

Is really is that simple. Even the hubby really enjoyed it. It's good enough for all the family and it doesn't add the inches on the hips ladies!!

Talking of weight, I still attend Slimming World and I am 1/2 pound away from my first stone.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx