Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.
I’d been try and failing with the Peyote stitch but because my small beads are irregular shapes and sizes it wasn’t working. I bought myself a couple of packets of Toho beads which came in the post today so I’ll be having a go at that soon.
Anyway this is a Right Angle Weave netted bracelet, I still have a problem with tension but practice makes perfect. I used this tutorial as a guide doing only 2 rows but in time I’ll add more as I work on my tension.
I made this colourful bracelet using beaded ladder stitch and cube beads, I love the colours they remind me the Fruit Salad sweet that I love when I was a kid. It looks really nice on too.
Oh my goodness I thought I was quite fit until I did a 30 min ChaLEAN extreme workout using my dumbbells, the heaviest set only weigh 4.6kg combined but my god they felt like 40lb. Apparently it’s a “clinically proven fat loss system that uses cardio and resistance training in a brand-new way to get you better results in less time”. Turns out I have muscles in places I never knew, I ached and ached for 3 days straight eek.
If you want to get into fitness and working out I highly recommend trying the Davina McCall workout dvd’s. You follow Davina, Mark and Jackie (husband & wife fitness trainers) through the routines which they make fun from beginning to end. I started with the Davina- My Three 30 minute workouts and her Super Body Workout which I bought second hand and progressed on to the Davina Intense workout which really does put you through your paces.
“Intense is based on the principle of High Intensity Training, which means that you’ll be working out for a shorter amount of time at – you guessed it – a higher intensity. It’s all about getting your heart rate up really high for short bursts, which is great for fitness, toning and fatburning!
Believe me your heart rate really will go up lol. Jillian Michaels does some really good fun workouts too.
If you have a Nintendo Wii the best fitness games I’ve bought are all EA Sports Active games, these are really good and come with a Resistance band and leg and arm bands which track your movements and let you know how hard you’re working.
I never thought I’d be into all this fitness lark as I’ve always detested exercise but at the age of 44 I now have some pretty impressive biceps and strong abs if I do say so myself. I absolutely LUV it…..Better late than never.
Today I made a 3D Cubic right angle weave beaded cross. I came across a tutorial on Beadifulnights YouTube channel and thought I’d give it a go….I actually did it.
Being left-handed I usually find it difficult to follow a lot of tutorials but Aleshia explains it all in simple terms and her videos are really easy to follow. It’s the first time I’ve managed to make anything that looks this complicated
If you want to have a go I’ll post the link to the video below, make sure you subscribe to her.
We took our holiday club kids to Butterfly World a few days ago and they loved it, so did I for that matter especially the Meerkats. They look so damn cute don’t they?
I’m not usually a fan of butterflies, they have horrible faces and hairy bodies which make me cringe if they get too close but I braved it and once I got into Butterfly World where they’d try to land on you I was fine.It was fascinating how many different colours, shapes and sizes they were, some of them were absolutely huge.
The worst part was the humidity, because they try to recreate a Tropical rain forest the heat is stifling and takes some getting used to. There is a separate section where you can now enjoy watching a small group of Meerkats and a reptile section with Taratulas, Lizards etc.
Even though I was there with 2 of my colleagues trying to keep an eye on 16 kids aged from 3 to 9 is no easy feat so I’m going to go back with my hubby when the weather warms up a bit so we can stroll along the river and have a wander around Preston Park Museum.
I took my own camera with me and have uploaded the photos to my gallery at evilmarge.deviantart.com. Go have a look
Thought I’d share today’s DIY project using 0.6 beading elastic, a hamsa connector, pearls and spacers. All were purchased from ebay and if you don’t mind waiting they’re usually a lot cheaper if you buy from China etc. The hamsa connectors were 2 for 99p. You cant go wrong can you?
Simply cut your elastic slightly longer than your wrist, knot one end to your Hamsa connector then add a bead and a spacer. Repeat till your bracelet fits your wrist then knot, I’m not very good with tight knots so I usually add a little bit of glue to make the knots a bit more secure. And thats it, one snazzy bracelet
Had my iPad for a year now and in that time I’ve had 2 problems with it. I was using it one day when the home button stopped working, not long after it suddenly turned off and refused to turn back on again. I sent it off to be fixed and low and behold it came back working yet they claim they couldn’t find anything wrong with it, also the home button STILL didn’t work.
A few days ago I noticed that the guarantee was about to expire so I requested yet another repair for the home button.
Oh lordy, yesterday I got an email stating
“Our technicians found an issue with your IPAD 2 that wasn’t mentioned in the original repair request. We need to know how you’d like to proceed, so please visit our Update Your Repair website before 2013-01-22. On that website, you can choose to pay for the repair, have Apple return your product to you unrepaired, or let Apple recycle your product for you.” Apparently this mystery issue will cost ME £179 to have repaired. What the hell?
I’ve told them not to do the repair and to send it back to me.
Today I find this in an email
“Thank you for choosing AppleCare Service.
Apple technicians have inspected your IPAD 2 and determined that it has been subjected to accidental damage or misuse. Therefore the repair is not covered by the warranty, the AppleCare Protection Plan, or other Apple repair program. We’re returning your product to you unrepaired. You should receive it within two business days along with a letter that provides more information. “
The cheek of it, I HAVE NOT misused it or damaged it in any way and it was working and functioning perfectly well before with the exception of the home button which isn’t really a big deal. I’d never buy one again, my hubby is also having issues with his and yet again they can’t find the fault.
Love these bracelets