Monday, March 31, 2008
Lots of people often tell me they are amazed at the amount of things I get done and I never really thought so before...but I do now!
So after my cupcake marathon and the new website work I gave myself some time off :-)
This weekend was dedicated to John and I. Friday evening we had a lovely meal (at home) and spent time together doing nothing, which is a rare sight in this house! On Saturday I still had to go to work, but that's really all I did !
John had organised a car rally on Sunday, ordinarily I wouldn't have gone because I'd have been too busy sewing etc but I did go and we had a great day :-)
The rally started in London and ended up in Brighton, with a wonderful drive through pretty country villages in between...it was lovely to relax and just enjoy the day.
I did spend yesterday evening packing up orders, but I can't complain about that, that's one of my favourite 'chores' wrapping and packing and making things look pretty :-)
I think I learned a valuable lesson about balance and about how many hours there are in the day...so hopefully they'll be a lot more creativity around here and a few less HUGE projects!
...my email inbox has nearly exploded with unanswered messages and general loveliness from blog readers, etsy viewers, flickr watchers and the like, so if you are waiting for a reply I'll get to you really soon....and you know why? because it's the only thing on my to-do list !!
One thing at a time, eh?
PS you all may need to remind me of this message if I ever get a big order or when I have my next *grand* idea ;-)
Thanks for sticking with me and reading this far....it'll be much more fun tomorrow :-)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I'm sure it will always be a work in progress but in terms of adding all the newness, it's complete :-)
I'm not equipped for hours spent on a computer...my head hurts, my eyes are aching, my brain is spinning AND my bum is numb (and I have an extra cushion!)
I'm off to wander along the beach for half an hour, I'm sure it'll blow away the computer-y cobwebs and it'll sure make me stretch my poor unused legs!
So whilst I'm out enjoying this little patch of sunshine and blue sky please pop over to my little shop and take a peek at what I've been doing :-)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I first learnt about Moo via the wonderful world of blogs but it still took me a few months to order my first set of Moo cards.
If you haven't yet ordered some Moo cards then don't delay, once you have some you'll wonder how you got by without them !!
These are my newest Moos:
Moo is based in the UK (fab!) but they do post worldwide too :-)
They also make other amazing things like stickers, postcards and greetings cards...and if your own photos aren't quite what you are looking for they even let you pick the pictures for your cards from a whole host of fab designers.
oh, and for all those wondering, no I'm not getting paid to write this...I just love Moo !!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
and remember I was knitting squares?
well look what they got turned into today ::
hahahahahahaha I LOVE him, he makes me laugh!! He wasn't supposed to, but I think he looks like a tree....well, a tree with arms !! LOL
Mr Tree+arms was having a great day, he watched me tidy my craft stuff (long overdue), he listened to me curse at the computer (I do that a lot) and then the postman came and he bought Mr Tree+arms a new friend ::
(Is it just me or does his smile look even bigger in this shot?)
Mr Tree+arms has named his friend Squashitty ::
Squashitty is made by Sara and I won him in a giveaway on her blog....isn't he great?
He even came with kisses, specially for Easter....I've had a LOT of kisses today, but no snogs Kitty ;-)
Thank you Sara, he is awesome :-)
Sara's shop will open on April 1st so be patient and you can have a Squashitty all of your own :-)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
These are going to three different people.....it was so much fun to do them :-)
I have tomorrow and Friday off work AND Sunday and Monday!
Hooray! Loads of time to make things :-)
I spent a little bit of time last night trying to add to my website BUT I have used up all the web space I was allocated so this morning I phoned Mr.Site and the very helpful guy on the phone suggested a few different options but I think I have decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to Mr. Site Pro .... has anyone else done this yet???
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
This pile is all done except for the ribbons ::
They were all ordered by a small chain of clothing shops to be used as decorations in their Easter Windows. The lady who ordered them all said she would send me a picture of them in one of the windows so when I get it I'll show you :-)
Wish me luck, I'll be at work tomorrow so I think I may be sewing into the night......
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I'm trying my hardest to keep it as a surprise....the parcel is being sent out on Monday (if all goes to plan) and should be here 5-7 days after that...the only annoying thing is there are a couple of bank holidays in between...
Rest assured you shall be the first to see it when it gets here!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Those purses are lovely! The apple one is really really cute :)www.craftsbygemma.typepad.co.uk
I love em. But I win things too often, so don't include me - let some other person experience the wonder of paper and string :)
I would love to see a big group photo of the cupcakes before you mail them. There could be some fun photos with them.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
*for finishing touches read 'make them' ;-)
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I have narrowed down my selection to just 3 of my favourites, all of which are based in the UK.
:: FireHorse Textiles ::