Posts tagged ‘new year’

February 1, 2014

new year – a year of the horse

by izabela

i have not wished all you my lovely readers happy new year so here it is, my happy new year post just in time for new year celebrations in chinese spirit


many things changed last year that made me not wanting or not finding the time to blog at all, i am going to explain them all soon, but not to bore you in one post i will start with something that is in the same spirit as my whole post

last year i took part in Chinese Whispers Chain campaign

run and organized by dhl and all would be perfect if i only could find the time to do things on time… i have received the lovely bunny from shalini and i had to make something for the next person in the chain anna, we all had to keep up the theme so the thing we made had to be connected with the thing we received.

it was kind of interesting watching how people react to received item and how it inspires them to create their item, so if you have a spare moment go and visit all the creative people and their makes here on the pinterest board created by dhl express.

Shalini – the very creative wire jewellery maker made this pretty (must not say cute) bunny that is gonna be our easter decoration very soon


and what i made after receiving the bunny? you guessed right two bunnies πŸ™‚Β and they went to Anna



thank you for visiting me again

and hopefully see you again soon


January 10, 2013

New Year and new life…

by izabela

I do like changes in life, but only if something is wrong.

I had a great “job” nearly perfect, working for high end fine jewellery designer with diamonds and gold and more precious stones. I was doing the weaving, crocheting, experimenting, little office work and all the little bits. I was paid well and on time, the only problem was that I wasn’t actually employed there, I didn’t get paid holidays or couldn’t really easily take any time off when I needed, or I was spending three to four hours everyday traveling (of course when the trains were not late or cancelled, but with UK trains that happened almost everyday, so then less hours worked, less pay too), I did see some wealthy people and celebrities as the studio is in Notting Hill – amazing isn’t it? But that I could leave with, I always had a book or my crochet hook with me on the train I could make something, it is the not seeing my children everyday, that was killing me… and there was one more thing, the jewellery designer, she is nice, to the point when she just get nasty, because when something she did wrong she blamed everyone around, when I did something wrong – I was told “you know if you don’t like it, you can leave and you don’t have to come back” so when I have heard it for the third time and didn’t have a chance to explain what happened (nothing actually, but the point was to make the point) i said “ok, bye then” packed my bag and left.

It has happened long before Christmas, but I couldn’t talk about it until now, I was very upset, not only because I lost main income to support my family, the worst was that I left the place where I was invited to come, to work and was begged to start full time, but was always treated as the slave that is to do the weaving and a piece of furniture – which when not needed can be put aside.

Anyway, getting over it now, started new, less hours, lower rate job, but at least close to home and properly employed (I will tell you more about it some day πŸ˜‰ ) and with soooo much time to grow and create new things again πŸ™‚

Some new photos to share with you today, but more to tell you about them later.

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